1) “Agents of SHIELD” season-finale, 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. Epic in scale and (presumably) in budget, “SHIELD” has had modest ratings. Still, it’s been renewed annually, possibly because Disney (ABC’s parent company) owns Marvel and makes profits selling sci-fi shows overseas. Now “SHIELD” has been given one more 13-episode season for next summer. Tonight, ABC says, the team tries “to stop the end of everything.” That seems like a worthy goal.
2) “Otherhood,” Netflix. Ignored on Mother’s Day, three women take action: They drive to New York for an incursion into their sons’ apartments and lives. They’re not expected – or appreciated – stirring pain and humor. This is a small movie and a flawed one, salvaged by sheer talent. Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman and Patricia Arquette star and are the producers; the characters sometimes seem oddly overwrought, but gifted actresses let us care and (sometimes) laugh.
3) “Hawaii Five-0,” 9 p.m., CBS. At times, this show tackles an ambitious concept. In this rerun, a teen girl has bought a gun from a junkie. As team members search for her, they find that all of their lives have been affected by that gun.
4) “American Masters,” 9 p.m., PBS. Ursula Le Guin arrived in a world where fantasy fiction was on the fringe … and gender politics was almost unknown. It was an academic world; she grew up in Berkeley (where her father was an anthropology professor) and went to Radcliffe and Columbia. Then she began writing – 20 novels, more than 100 short stories, poetry and more. Before her death (last year, at 88) she drew praise from sci-fi fans, feminists and literary critics. Here’s a portrait.
5) “Philadelphia Story” (1940), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. Cultures collide when a tabloid reporter meets a wealthy bride-to-be. The result brought Academy Awards for its script and James Steward, plus nominations for Katharine Hepburn, Ruth Hussey, director George Cukor and best picture. If you prefer action, Quentin Tarantino’s terrific “Pulp Fiction” (1994) is 8 p.m. on AMC.