1) “Frontline: Amazon Empire,” 9-11 p.m., PBS. Yes, Amazon (shown here) has had startling success. By 2013, it had 40 per cent of U.S, book sales – then gobbled other fields.; now it’s nearing a million employees worldwide. This balanced documentary also views the dark side. There’s “a strategy to monopolize the markets,” says anti-trust expert Stacy Mitchell. Dealing with Amazon “was like going out to dinner with the Godfather,” a publisher says. Other issues range from taxes to unions and working conditions.
2) “The Resident,” 8 p.m., Fox. It’s a big day for the hospital, opening the mega-money wing named after the ever-ambitious Dr. Cain. But it’s being rushed, while the details – supplies, computer program, even the temperature – are being worked out. Add some more crises, including questions about Dr. Bell’s product, and you have an hour that’s very involving … but sometimes a tad too convenient.
3) “Legends of Tomorrow,” 9 p.m., CW. Things get kind of silly when Marie Antoinette loses her head, but not her life. Both portions of her – the too-talky head and the flailing torso – are tough to deal with. That goofy tale is sandwiched by a somber, ongoing one that has Constantine visiting his past misstep.
4) “For Life,” 10 p.m., ABC. Last week’s opener was promising, as we met an intense convict: Given a life sentence, he got a law license and now fights for other inmates. Tonight’s episode, however, continues the show’s main flaw – stuffing too much into an hour. Courtroom shifts happen at blitz speed; the new character – an ex-lawyer played by Tim Busfield – gets scant introduction. This is a promising show … if it slows down occasionally to let a story breathe.
5) And more: A busy comedy night includes “The Conners” (8 p.m., ABC), which had a great episode last week, and “Schitt’s Creek” (9 p.m., Pop), with fairly funny moments involving wine and baseball. For drama, “This Is Us” (9 p.m., NBC) takes the siblings to their cabin. Then again, you could watch History’s entire “Washington” documentary. The first two parts rerun at 4 and 6 p.m., taking George from an error-prone soldier to a savvy commander. The finale is 8 p.m., rerunning just past midnight.