1) “America’s Got Talent” opener, 8-10 p.m., NBC. Now NBC starts its annual bid for summer domination. It has other key shows, but the centerpiece is “AGT” (shown here with Eric Chien auditioning), a perpetual ratings leader. Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel remain, but Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough replace Heidi Klum and Mel B; Terry Crews replaces Tyra Banks as host.
2) “Songland,” 10 p.m., NBC. And there’s a companion show: “Songland” debuts at 10, with four writers pitching to producers (including Ryan Tedder, the OneRepublic singer). Three of the songs are honed in the studio … and one is chosen to be recorded by that week’s guest star.
3) “The Bold Type,” 8 p.m., Freeform. Rushing to put everyone in a good place, this now scrambles for complications. Sutton has a great boyfriend … so she’s bitter because he’s buying her a fancy sewing machine. (The jerk!?!) Kat is in love with the head of her city council campaign; now her ex-lover Adena is back in own. The episode is well-made, if a bit forced.
4) “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS. Back home in her bedroom, a 16-year-old tells us she likes giraffes. She shows us a giraffe pillow, hugs her stuffed animal Pedro. She also tells how she was tricked into a car, then forced into prostitution. Another young woman has a similar story. “You wake up years later and you’re not the same person,” she says. It’s a powerful hour, focusing on Phoenix’s effort to redefine prostitutes as victims and many of the men as sex traffickers.
5) Much more, 10 p.m. This has become a neatly overstuffed hour, with “Songland” and “Frontline” and more. CBS has “Blood & Treasure,” which was fairly entertaining in last week’s debut. (Tonight, Danny closes in on Farouk … who’s trying to steal the stolen remains of Cleopatra.) ABC has “1969,” studying the cultural divide of a year that had Lawrence Welk, “Hee Haw” and rage over Vietnam. And FX has the superb “Fosse/Verdon,” tonight with Bob Fosse starting the “All That Jazz” movie.