1) “Jane the Virgin,” 9 p.m., CW. With just five weeks left, “Jane” is clicking again. Yes, it sputtered for a while, especially with its Rafael-or-Michael storyline. But now Jane and Rafael are engaged; this episode ripples with sharp plot twists and brief bursts of humor. Jane frets about finishing and selling her book … and about being a good stepmom to the twins of Petra (who has her own evil mom to worry about) and Rafael. Also, many people – Jane’s dad, Rose, the twins (shown here)– scheme in the telenovela fashion.
2) “Snowfall” season-opener, 10 p.m., FX. Three months after the death of talented producer John Singleton (at 51, after a stroke), we see some of his richly crafted work. The first two seasons sometimes felt upbeat, as Franklin grabbed a large chunk of Los Angeles’ crack cocaine market. But tonight, crack’s grip on the community is clear in the opening and closing scenes. Just before the latter, a dialog between Franklin and the neighborhood cop is superbly written and played.
3) “Florida Girls” debut, 10 and 10:30 p.m., Pop. Here are four women with no money, no prospects and no high school diplomas. Three of them work at a broken-down bar; most have no plans. But now Shelby (Laura Chinn) actually has a $200 money card. That could pay for GED classes … or partying … or, alas, the electric bill. Chinn has written and produced a likable story, taken from her own roots. It’s erratic –a good first episode, a so-so second one – and foul-mouthed, but draws us into this world..
4) ESPY awards, 8-11 p.m., ABC. It’s the 27th year for the ESPYs, and the fifth since ABC took over. Tracy Morgan hosts, with awards for the top athletes in the NFL, NHL, NBA, WNBA, MLB and beyond. There are fun categories — best play, upset, record-breaker, etc. — and serious ones. Special awards go to basketball great Bill Russell … and Rob Mendez, a JV football coach who was born without arms or legs … and Kirstie Ennis, who climbs mountains after losing most of her leg in combat.
5) “Krypton,” 10 p.m., Syfy. “Isn’t she on our side?” someone asks. The answer? “Who knows anymore?” No one knows, really. Re-conditioning can transform one psyche into another; people scheme, sides switch. “I don’t know which is the right side or the wrong side anymore,” someone says. In that precarious state tonight, people try hostage negotiation. It’s a tangled story: Catch the blitz-like “previously” at the start, then try to grasp who’s on (at least for now) the right side.