1) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. For Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this is a can’t miss year. She won three Emmys (for writing, producing and starring in “Fleabag”) and was nominated for a fourth (for producing “Killing Eve”). Then she hosted the season’s second “SNL,” which reruns here; it was a big improvement over the first. The “Mid-Day News” sketch was sharp and another – letters between a war-time soldier and his love, with Mikey Day (shown here) and Waller-Bridge – was wonderfully clever.
2) “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” 7 p.m., HBO. On Nov. 10, 1969, a TV gem began. It had wit, wisdom and Muppets; it was Fred Rogers’ frisky brother, with good intentions and flashy visuals, plus the brilliance of Jim Henson and friends. On the eve of the anniversary, we get this special … but only on HBO, which bought first rights to “Sesame.” It will reach PBS on Nov.17; for now, catch episodes locally or on PBS Kids, at 10 a.m. and 2 and 10 p.m. daily.
3)“Mom,” 8 p.m., CBS. This terrific show reruns an episode from a year ago. Just before opening his bar, Adam suggests that Bonnie mend her relationship with her granddaughter.
4) “All Rise,” 9 p.m., CBS. After a strong debut introducing appealing characters, “Rise” sank with lame court cases. Here’s one of them, with former friends battling over killing a videogame avatar.
5) “Seas of Shadows,” 9 p.m. ET, National Geographic. With a high-octane, high-stakes start, this documentary grabs our attention. Poachers have been spotted in the Sea of Cortez; the Mexican Navy gives chase. It’s an exhilarating start to a story that soon crashes against reality. Chinese and Mexican racketeers are apparently linking to poach the bladders of totoaba; that endangers the vaquita whale. Potential heroes emerge, but they face corruption and often see good intentions stumble.