1) “Westworld” season-opener, 9 p.m., HBO. This show takes its time. It was 16 months between the end of the first season and the start of the second … and another 20 months after the second. “Westworld” has drawn praise– 41 Emmy nominations, with seven wins – and confusion. Now the sentient androids have escaped. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood, shown here in a previous season) is in futuristic Los Angeles with a guy (Aaron Paul); Maeve (Emmy-winner Thandie Newton) is in a different park, based on Fascist Italy.
2) Presidential debate, 8-10:15 p.m. ET, CNN. Remember when the stage was crowded with presidential hopefuls? Now only two – Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders – qualify for this debate, the 11th of 12 that were scheduled. Originally set for Phoenix, this will now be done in Washington, D.C., without a studio audience. Also, Fox News has scheduled a follow-up for 10 p.m.
3) Basketball void, CBS. This was supposed to be CBS’ big time – the finals of the Big 10 basketball tournament, leading directly into the announcement of the NCAA tourney pairings. Alas, both tourneys were canceled, giving CBS a small void tonight and a huge one next week. The rest of CBS’ night is fine – “60 Minutes” (which was No. 1 in the Nielsen ratings last week) at 7 p.m., with “God Friended Me” (Miles tries to save his boyhood movie theater) at 8 and “NCIS: New Orleans” at 9 and 10.
4) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” 9 p.m., NBC. Love can get terribly complicated in TV land. Zoey loves her co-worker Simon … but is helping him celebrate his engagement to someone else. Max loves Zoey … but until recently was dating Autumn, who’s really bitter. None of them will admit their feelings, but Zoey can hear all of their thoughts via pop songs. It’s another odd and fun hour.
5) And more: One show ends its season, while two begin. Concluding is “The Wrong Man” (9:02 p.m., Starz), a non-fiction series about people who may have been wrongly convicted. Returning are the game show “The Wall,” at 7 p.m. on NBC, and “Black Monday,” at 10 and 10:32 p.m. on Showtime. The latter – a dark and witty look at Wall Street – begins its season after the 1987 stock-market crash.