1) “So You Think You Can Dance,” 9 p.m., Fox. For 15 years, this has been one of TV’s best summer shows. It’s had gifted dancers, brilliant choreographers and earnest judges; it also sometimes doesn’t get the push it deserves. This year, Fox scheduled the debut (shown here) for tonight … then made a late decision to move it a week earlier. Tonight, we’ll settle for the second part of the Los Angeles auditions.
2) “Kate Plus Date” debut, 10 p.m., TLC. Kate Gosselin has been encased in reality TV for a dozen years, usually alongside her twins and her sextuplets. Now – at 44 and 10 years single – we see her date strangers. It won’t be easy. She “has a very hard shell,” one matchmaker says; she “has trust issues,” one of the 18-year-old twins says. For six episodes, she’ll try to overcome that.
3) Basketball, 9 p.m. ET, ABC. This could be a huge night in Toronto. The Raptors – who have never previously been in the NBA finals – are one game away from the title. Leading 3-1 in games, they host Golden State in the fifth game of the best-of-seven series. That boots “The Bachelorette” to Tuesday.
4) “Straight Forward,” any time, www.acorn.tv. After all the reality and such, we need some scripted drama. That could be CBS (a new “Code” at 9 p.m., a “Bull” rerun at 10). Or it could be this terrific, eight-part mini-series. A Danish/New Zealand co-production (sometimes in England, sometimes with sub-titles), it starts with intense, high-octane action in Copenhagen. By he end of the first hour, it’s managed to include the quiet beauty of New Zealand
5) And more. ABC has the fifth game of pro-basketball’s best-of-seven series, now returning to Toronto. That’s tough competition, so some networks settle for reruns — “American Ninja Warrior” from 8-10 p.m. on NBC, “The Big Stage” at 9 and 9:30 on CW. The latter is a loose mixture of short acts, some of them lame and one (ventriloquist Terry Fator, closing the second show) excellent.