1) “All Rise,” 9 p.m., CBS. Consider this a grand experiment, flawed but fascinating, For the first time, a major network drama has made a full social-distance hour. Judge Carmichal (Simone Missick, shown here) is preparing her first virtual trial, with two of her friends (Mark and Emily) as prosecutor and defense attorney; Judge Benner supervises … while learning to cook. We see the whole thing via video chats, sometimes punctuated by a mellow Los Angeles disc jockey. The whole thing is shot at the actors’ homes, then edited cleverly. The people parts are great; the virtual-courtroom parts are an illogical mess. Experiments are like that.
2) For “The Voice,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. Here’s another show joining the social-distance trend, with contestants singing from home. The previous episodes – taped before the pandemic shutdown – advanced four singers with each judge. Four more – 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 perform, with a results show at 8 p.m. Tuesday
3) “American Experience: George W. Bush,” 9-11 p.m., PBS; concludes Tuesday. A great biography usually requires a complex person and a complicated life; here, we have both. Bush is the prodigal son who drank a lot, failed often and then, at 40, turned his life around. He’s someone who trusted others – Cheney, Rumsfeld, Powell, Rice – to a fault, then belatedly took control of Iraq strategy. He’s an instantly likable chap who let Karl Rove scheme a corrosive path to victory. It’s a fascinating story.
4) “9-1-1,” 8 p.m., Fox. The bad news is that a hot-air balloon has escaped; the worse news is that there’s a little girl onboard. More bad news: A tree-trimmer truck was hijacked. And worse: It crashed, creating a power outage. Also, Athena’s life is endangered, setting up next week’s season-finale.
5) “Gold Digger,” any time, www.acorn.tv. It’s the 60th birthday for Julia, something she’s not happy about. Having shed a nasty husband, she’s rich and lonely; then she meets Benjamin, of indeterminate (but limited) years and background. Her sons fume; her daughter is just glad to see her smile again. These are imposing roles for Julia Ormond, 55, and Ben Barnes, 38. They lead a six-part mini-series that’s written and played with subtle skill.