1) “Gershwin Prize: Garth Brooks,” 9-11 p.m., PBS. The music greats, from Paul McCartney to Stevie Wonder, have won the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Now Brooks(shown here) is the 11th winner, the second country person (after Willie Nelson) and the youngest. At 58, he’s sold 148 million albums in the U.S., trailing only the Beatles. He performs here; so does his wife Trisha Yearwood, plus Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Ricky Skaggs, Keb’ Mo, Lee Brice and the Howard University Chorus; Jay Leno hosts.
2) “The iHeart Living Room Concert,” 9-10 p.m., Fox. In tough times, people improvise fun; now we get examples on consecutive Sundays: Next week, the postponed American Country Music awards will be replaced by country stars offering memories and acoustic songs from their homes. Tonight, the postponed iHeartRadio Music Awards are replaced by Elton John introducing at-home music from Billie Eilish (who will also be in James Corden’s music-from-honme special Monday), Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Billie Joe Armstrong and the Backstreet Boys.
3) “Call the Midwife” season-opener, 8 p.m., PBS. This is set in 1965, but the opener seems relevant now: A diphtheria outbreak hits the neighborhood, spreading confusion and fear. Also, an abandoned baby is found. In the “Midwife” fashion, all crises are approached with good will and optimism.
4) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” 9 p.m., NBC. Until now, the pattern has been set: Only Zoey can hear people’s thoughts via pop songs; only two people – her neighbor and the friend who also loves her – know about it. Tonight, that changes: Zoey (the terrific Jane Levy) does all the singing … and everyone hears her. The result is one of the best episodes, alternately funny, zesty and even moving.
5) “Citizen Kane” (1941), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. All weekend, TCM host Ben Mankiewicz has been introducing movies from his grandfather Herman and great-uncle Joseph. Now comes the peak: With then-young John Houseman guarding to keep alcohol away, Herman wrote “Kane” … but Orson Welles shared the credit and the Oscar. The American Film Institute lists “Kane” as No. 1 of all time.