1) The Big Bang Theory,” 8 p.m., CBS. For two weeks – basketball blotted out TV’s best comedy night. Now it’s back – “Mom” and “Young Sheldon” and, especially, “Big Bang,” for the final seven episodes of its final season. Sheldon craves a Nobel Prize, but two competitors (Kal Penn and Sean Astin, shown here) are charming in a publicity tour. Now Sheldon tries to lobby some of the past winners.
2) “Cloak & Dagger” season-opener, 8 and 9:01 p.m., Freeform. Teen angst and superpowers link in this well-made show. On the same night, Tandy’s father and Tyrone’s older brother were killed. She became a street thief; he remained a model student … until they re-met years later, as teens discovering their powers. Now things have reversed: Tandy is back with her mom, who had quietly suffered years of abuse; Tyrone is on the lam, using his powers in ways that sometimes just make things worse.
3) “In the Dark” debut, 9 p.m., CW. Murphy is in her 20s, smart, attractive and blind. You might be expecting the TV cliche, someone with super senses and a super heart. Not this time: Murphy is bitter and hard-drinking, with two friends and no future. Then she stumbles (literally) across a body. The story and the character soon grab our attention.
4) Comedies, 8-10 p.m., NBC. Last week, with CBS on a basketball break, NBC had the comedy audience to itself; now it must compete. That starts with “Superstore” and two storylines – one funny, one just goofy – about Glenn’s resignation as store manager. Then come “A.P. Bio,” “Will & Grace” and (after last week’s debut) “Abby’s,” with the new landlord trying to change one of the bar’s rules.
5) “For the People,” 10 p.m., ABC. Yes, this show focuses mainly on six young lawyers – three for the prosecution, three for the defense. But it’s side characters are also beautifully written and played. They include the two bosses, the clerk of courts and Judge Byrne (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who gets the focus tonight. When another judge is accused of corruption, Byrne ponders his own role.