1) “Manifest” season-finale, 10:01 p.m , NBC. Michaela and Zeke rushed into their wedding, because he had a “death date,” signaled by a supernatural force. Then things went bad. Escapees kidnapped her young nephew – who, like his dad(Josh Dallas, shown here) and aunt, survived a plane flight that was suspended in time for five years. Tonight’s episode has some solid cops-and-crooks moments, spiced by other-worldly weirdness. But it’s hindered by soap-style writing, creating wildly overwrought reactions.
2) “Studio C” season-opener, 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. ET, BYU TV. We can all empathize with the appendix. There are the vital organs, smugly telling what they can do. And the appendix can … well, explode or rupture or such. That leads to a very funny opening sketch; other sketches can’t match it, but have their moments. This family-friendly channel (owned by Brigham Young University) follows at 8 and 11 with “Wayne Brady’s Comedy IQ,” an OK show with Brady molding some talented teens.
3) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Earlier, this dryly clever show introduced Nicole Sullivan as Bob’s ex-wife, who cheated on him. Now she’s trying to wedge her way back into his life. Also, Bob’s sister keeps flirting with Kofo, upsetting Kofo’s friend and co-worker.
4) “Deadwater Fell,” any time, www.acorn.tv. This four-part mini-series is tautly written, sharply filmed and superbly acted … which doesn’t automatically mean you’ll want to see it. It’s often tough to watch, as a tragedy fills a little Scottish village with suspicion and rage. David Tennant is perfect as an eerie victim/suspect; Cush Jumbo captures the pain of his friends and neighbors. For the streaming world, this is also the day Quibi opens, with master filmmakers — Steven Spielberg, for instnace, tellikng stories in 10-minute chunks.
5) Music. The “iHeart Living Room Concert For America” reruns at 9 p.m. on Fox, with a mix of at-home music — plus a wonderful clip of Dr. Elvis Francois singing “Imagine” at the Mayo Clinic. For more music, catch two Kenny Rogers specials, at 8 and 9 p.m. ET on Axs. In the first rerun, we see Rogers — who died recently at 81 — link with two stars who happen to be master songwriters – Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson. In the second, it’s strictly Parton and Rogers.