1) “Fosse/Verdon” debut, 10 p.m., FX. This was the perfect Broadway duo: Bob Fosse directed and choreographed; Gwen Verdon starred. The results — “Chicago,” “Sweet Charity,” “Damn Yankees” — soared. But they were opposites, this series says. He (Sam Rockwell) was driven, adulterous, burdened by a tough childhood; she (Michelle Williams) was warm, caring, capable – sometimes — of repairing him and their marriage. Jumping around in time, this offers rich visuals and deeply layered characters.
2) “New Amsterdam” return, 10 p.m., NBC. A winter storm lashed at New York, knocking out electricity; then the show took a three-week break. Now the ancient hospital’s generator won’t start. Patients – one in the midst of open-heart surgery – are endangered. At times, this hour descends into hideous excess: There are big coincidences; people say and do things few humans would. But there’s an urgency that helps this fiercely paced hour remain compelling.
3) “The Code” debut, 9 p.m., CBS. Others try tangled, serialized plots, but CBS sticks to its specialty – straight-ahead stories that will be resolved by the end of the hour. This one is set amid military lawyers: Abe is a prosecutor, Maya is a defense lawyer, but they’re friends and Col. Turnbull (Dana Delany) is in charge of both. This fairly involving opener finds a way for all of them to work together.
4) “The Bold Type” season-opener, Freeform. This was at its best when all three young women were starting their big-city adventures. But as the third season starts, all three are thriving at the magazine; two have strong romances. This opener tries to complicate things by bringing in a new web chief; that’s only moderately successful, but “Bold” remains a great-looking series, filled with likable characters.
5) And more. “The Village” moves to 9 p.m. on NBC, with an episode that’s OK … unless you compare it to last week’s great “This Is Us” season-finale. And “The Story of God” has its season-finale at 9 p.m. on National Geographic, rerunning at 11. The intriguing hour starts with Morgan Freeman getting a rare chance to view the 2,000-year-old parchment (one of the Dead Sea scrolls) containing the ten commandments. From there, he views the key rules in other religions.