1) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” (shown here) debut, 10 p.m., NBC. Lab accidents used to give a guy spider strength or turn him into a hulk; one even turned him into a car. But this is different: Zoey is listening to music during a brain scan, when an earthquake hits; now she hears people do pop songs that express their emotions. Yes, it’s a silly notion; so were the spider/hulk/car ones. And yes, there’s contrived, too-cute dialog. But the show – which waits until Feb. 16, after tonight – is great fun and Jane Levy is a delight.
2) “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time,” 8 p.m., ABC. Here’s the face-off between the three all-time champions: Ken Jennings had 74 straight wins, for $2.5 million …. James Holzhauer won $2.7 million with just 33 wins, by betting heavily … Brad Rutter started in the era of a five-win limit; counting the all-star events, however, he has $3.25 million. This will continue until one has won three times; it could end Thursday or could continue Friday and even next week Tuesday through Thursday.
3) “The Resident” return, 8 p.m., Fox. The first half of the season ended with a jolt: Carlton was fired – ostensibly for lying to the transplant board (which he did), but really for being a whistleblower. Now two of his favorite patients are at crisis points in the hospital. Devon is now a resident with two interns – one, played by Megyn Price, 48, of “Rules of Engagement” – making a mid-life switch. Despite one persistent flaw – painting the villains in extremes – it’s another terrific episode.
4) Schitt’s Creek” season-opener, 9 p.m., Pop. The former TV Guide Network was starting to be Pop when it found this Canadian gem about rich people losing everything … except a town they bought as a joke. “Creek” has drawn Emmy and Television Critics Association nominations for best comedy. In a funny opener, David plans his wedding, his sister plans to leave and their mom mourns her failed film.
5) And more: At 9 p.m., PBS has the annual Mark Twain humor prizee, this time going to Dve Chappelle: And at 10, CBS’ “FBI: Most Wanted” — a spin-off of “FBI,” which returns at 9 — collides with the reeturn of ABC’s “Emergence,” with its big problems: Piper – the little girl who survived a plane crash and has mysterious powers – has been missing for months. Jo, the police chief who took her in, follows a new lead; also, Jo’s daughter tries to send Piper a message.