1) “The Hidden Kingdoms of China” debut, 8-11 p.m. ET, Nat Geo Wild; reruns at 11 ET, then concludes March 30. China is known for its cities and its 1.4 billion people. Still, this is a sprawling place – almost 20 percent bigger than the U.S., minus Alaska – with lots of wilderness. That’s captured here with stunning beauty. The first hour sees the mountain creatures; the second has the South Hunan jungles. The third is a delight, with giant pandas (shown here)P, golden pheasants, bamboo bats and moustache toads.
2) “Cosmos: Possible Worlds,” 8 and 9 p.m., National Geographic. It’s a great night for Nat Geo channels, with China and the universe colliding. Tonight’s second hour even inserts Carl Sagan (creator of the original “Cosmos”) as a key part of the story. He worked with dueling geniuses (an astronomer and a chemist) to mold a broader view. All three men came from modest means. Sagan’s family was nearly crushed by the Depression and anti-Semitism; he became a powerful figure in scientific thought.
3) “Prodigal Son,” 9 p.m., Fox. In a double-edge hour, the truth is elusive. Just as Malcolm is fretting about his girlfriend’s secrets, he faces a complex case revolving around a “mommy blogger”; her husband has been killed, her nanny has vanished, her life has crumbled. It’s a smart and tense hour, beautifully played by Tom Payne, as Malcolm.
4) “The Good Doctor,” 10 p.m., ABC. The third season is ending with a jolt – an earthquake, actually. In the first half of a two-parter, there’s a scramble to rescue people and keep the hospital going. And two doctors, Glassman and Melendez, are at a charity event, with their lives in danger.
5) “Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears,” any time, www.acorn.tv. For three seasons and 34 episodes, Essie Davis was Phryne Fisher, solving murders in 1920s Melbourne while looking Jazz Age-chic. Now, after a five-year gap, she’s back with this, which ran in some movie theaters. The story is kind of loose and giddy, taking her from London opulence to the desert beyond Palenstine. It’s a fun and attractive film, the opposite of “Blood,” the smart and stark mini-series that continues on Acorn.