1) “Pose,” 10 p.m., FX. Two stories – both of them passionate and life-changing – alternate here. To preserve the impact, we can only describe them in general terms: One has a brilliant performance by Indya Moore (shown here in the season-opener) as Angel, the street-tough transgender beauty who has a shot at being Eileen Ford’s face-of-the-year; the other finds Elektra with a work emergency. Superbly written by Our Lady J and directed by Janet Mock (who both happen to be transgender), it’s a high-stakes story, beautifully told.
2) “Big Brother” season-opener, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, CBS. Once the geezer network, CBS is filling its summer with attractive millennials. “Love Island” arrives July 9, but first the “Big Brother” house is stocked with 16 strangers; 14 are between 22 and 31, joined by a “thirty-ish” model and a Texas oil engineer, 53. The others include a waiter, a “wine safari guide” and Analyse Talavera, who’s described as a “soccer star”; she was a reserve at the University of Nevada.
3) “Tiananmen: The People vs. The Party,” 9-11 p.m., PBS. In 1989, China seemed ready for major reform. Protesters packed Tiananmen Square as workers went on strike and leaders eyed compromise. “It was China’s Woodstock,” an activist recalls. “It was the first opportunity of the people, since 1949, to fully express themselves.” And then it all crumbled. The army opened fire; this documentary views the time – 30 years ago this month – when China retreated to is past.
4) “Good Trouble,” 8 p.m., Freeform. Last week’s season-opener ended powerfully. The big trial – a cop charged with killing a black teen – ended with a not-guilty verdict. Enraged, Malika stole Callie’s courthouse pass and stormed in to berate the judge. That cost Callie her job as the judge’s aide … and maybe her future. Now her job prospects with non-profits seem to have vanished.
5) Comedy, all night. ABC gives us reruns from “Conners” at 8 (Mark’s Halloween costume is banned at school) and “Modern Family” at 9 (Phil visits Luke’s college) and 10 (a big decision for Haley). But at 10:30, switch to Comedy Central. Last week’s “Alternatino with Arturo Castro” debut was brilliant.