1) “American Experience: George W. Bush,” 9-11 p.m. today and Tuesday, PBS. Here is a beautifully balanced and detailed look at a surprisingly complex man. We see a young people-person, a college cheerleader with lots of friends and alcohol. After a heavy-drinking 40th birthday, he transformed. He was governor at 48, president (shown here) at 54. In Iraq, he soared with a military victory, sank with an agonizing peace, revived with a “surge” offensive. Hurricane Katrina and Wall Street also dealt fierce blows.
2) “All Rise,” 9 p.m., CBS. The notion of social-distance drama takes a big step: This is set in the characters’ homes, shot with FaceTime, WebEx, Zoom and more. Judge Carmichael is preparing for her first virtual trial; Judge Benner oversees it from afar … while, alas, trying to learn how to cook. Mark and Emily handle the prosecution and defense, as their romances (with Quinn and Luke respectively) are taxed by separation. And Sherri, organized and germaphobic, squirms amid this transformed world.
3) “The Voice,” 8-10 p.m. today and 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Another competition moves into social-distance mode. “American Idol” (8-10 p.m. Sundays, rerunning 9-11 p.m. Saturdays, ABC) has already had its contestants singing from home; now it’s this show’s turn. So far, each judge has four singers in these rounds. But four others – Todd Michael Hall, Nelson Cade III, Michael Williams and Samantha Howell – competed for a final spot. Tonight, we learn who won; then the 17 survivors will perform.
4) “The Masked Singer,” 8-10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Fox. This ratings hit seems to be taking over the Fox line-up. On Tuesday, it reruns its April 1 special, which had performances from the final nine (three per group). Since then, four of them have been eliminated – two singers (Bret Michaels and Hunter Hayes), plus a socialite (Jordyn Woods) and a football star (Rob Gronkowski). At 8 p.m. Wednesday, the final five perform and one is unmasked; at 9, Nick Cannon hosts “After the Mask.”
5) “Brockmire” series finale, 10 p.m. Wednesday, IFC. This has been one of the biggest leaps in TV history: When the show started, Jim Brockmire, once a big-time sportscaster, was at the bottom of the minor leagues. And now, after just four seasons and 32 episodes? The year is 2034, the nation is in ruins and Brockmire is baseball commissioner. He could align with an artificial intelligence that has crushed Google and Facebook and plans to rule the world. It’s a clever – and quite funny – finale.
6) “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” 8 p.m. Thursday, ABC. With “Grey’s Anatomy” ending three weeks earlier than expected, ABC had to temporarily break its all-drama tradition on Thursdays, It still has new episodes of “Station19” at 9 p.m. and “How to Get Away With Murder” at 10. The 8 p.m. spot, however, goes to this charity edition, with funny people in charge. Jimmy Kimmel is the host; this night starts with comedian Hannibal Burress, then has Catherine O’Hara of “SCTV” and “Schitt’s Creek.”
7) “MacGyver” season-finale, 8 p.m. Friday, CBS. For its fourth season, “MacGyver” was confined to being a mid-season replacement, with just 13 episodes. Here’s the 13th, with high stakes: MacGyver and Riley are undercover, seemingly on the side of Mac’s Aunt Gwen (Jeri Ryan). A brilliant physicist, she’s with Codex, which plans to detonate a nuclear bomb and reset civilization. Mac and Riley want to stop her, but Russ and Desi and the Phoenix team prepare to attack, not knowing Mac is undercover.
8) “Magnum, P.I.” season-finale, 9 and 10 p.m. Friday, CBS. The pandemic has shortened CBS’ powerhouse Friday line-up. Last week, “Blue Bloods” wrapped with 19 episodes (instead of 22); now “Magnum” ends with 20. At 9 p.m., Magnum and Higgins work opposite sides of a divorce case. At 10 p.m., they help Rick, whose father figure (Corben Bernsen) is out of prison and battling cancer. Also, Higgins remains in danger of being sent out of the country; Magnum tries one last move to help her.
9) “Downton Abbey” (2019), 8 p.m. Saturday, HBO. Many people miss the quiet elegance of the “Downton” series. They could try: “World on Fire” (9 p.m. Sundays, PBS); this week, the Nazis take over Paris … Or “Belgravia” (9 p.m. Sundays, Epix); it’s from Julian Fellowes, the “Downton” writer … Or this movie, which has the splendor of the series, plus a bigger plot: The king and queen are visiting; that spurs an assassination attempt and a struggle between royal servants and the manor staff.
10) Also: Two gifted actors appear Sunday, in something new (Mark Ruffalo as twins in “I Know This Much is True,” 9 p.m., HBO) and old (Tom Hanks as “Forrest Gump,” 8 p.m., CBS). That’s Mother’s Day, when FX has “Bad Moms” at 8 and 10 p.m. and Lifetime has “Mommy is a Murderer” at 8. Some moms might prefer “Disney Family Singalong II,” at 7 p.m. on ABC, and I Remember Mama” at 8 on Turner Classic Movies. “Mama” drew Oscar nominations for Irene Dunne and three of her co-stars.