1) “New Amsterdam” return, 10 p.m. NBC. Fresh from a two-month break, here’s a high-octane hour. Three prisoners stabbed their guard; now they’re armed and loose in the hospital, stirring panic and extremes: One surgery is done by a wounded doctor, another by a doctor with a broken leg; also, Max and Dr. Sharpe (shown here in a previous episode) are held at gunpoint. Despite the chaos, the best moments are quiet: Some are with Dr. Kapoor and the woman he secretly loves; others bring deep emotion as Dr. Frome and his husband teeter close to a break-up. It’s a terrific episode.
2) “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow, 8 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, CW. The superhero crossover event put the Earth on the brink of doom … and then took a long holiday break. Now, after leaving us worrying for weeks, it finally concludes. Oliver – who’s usually Arrow – arrives as someone else; he’s needed, because other heroes are stuck in the Vanishing Point and the Flash has … well, vanished. , Then “Legends” starts its season; CW merely promises that “nothing will ever be the same.”
3) “Jeopardy,” 8 p.m., ABC. In a slight change from the original schedule, this is the fourth night of the tournament, which continues until one person has won three times. So far, Ken Jennings has two wins, James Holzhauer one and Brad Rutter none. This could end now, if Jennings wins tonight; on the flip side, it could continue all the way to Friday.
4) “This Is Us,” 9 p.m., NBC. Here’s another show that’s back from a two-month rest – and a beloved one, at that. Randall heads to Los Angeles to be with his mom … Kevin searches for romance … and Kate – feeling a distance from the new, exercise-prone Toby – meets his Crossfit friends.
5) “Schitt’s Creek,” 9 p.m., Pop, repeating at 9:30. This is always a perilous combination: a) A pesky childhood flaw returns; and b) An older person attempts to do live-streaming on the internet.. Combine those and you have a funny episode; also, Johnny considers buying a second motel and there will soon be an announcement that Moira’s weird crow movie hasn’t been scuttled after all.
– Mike Hughes, TV America