1) “The Baker and the Beauty” finale, 9 and 10 p.m., ABC. Let’s credit this for good intentions. Avoiding the usual TV turf (cops and courts and doctors), the show flipped the Cinderella tale: Daniel – a decent chap working at the family bakery – accidentally met Noa, a pop-culture star. Now they reconnect (shown here) after a falling-out, with Daniel wanting a normal life; his sister hopes her quinceanera can mend their parents’ rift. The second hour has turning points for the parents and for Daniel and Noa.
2 “Iconic: TLC,” 8 p.m., CW. This starts with a concept from Korean TV: Four acts each perform a song from a famous person or group … which then chooses one of them to sing a final number with. In this case, the songs are from TLC, with at-home performances from Ally Brooke, Locash, Max and Ceraadi. A new “Roswell, New Mexico” episode follows at 9.
3) “Barkskins,” 9 and 10 p.m., National Georgaphic. Last week’s opener ended fiercely, with an effort to kidnap the girl who may have been a witnessed a ruthless deed. One man was killed, his son is on the run … and the girl was re-kidnapped and disappeared. The jolts continue tonight, in a show that’s beautifully acted and filmed, but stark and dark. Some lighter moments come as the newly arrived Frenchwomen survey prospective husbands. It’s no “Bachelorette,” but has its pleasant moments.
4) “Songland,” 10 p.m., NBC. This was going to be terribly timely: Bebe Rexha would hear four pitches for a song she’d sing in Olympic promos. As soon as the episode aired, the song would ripple through the summer, leading to the 2020 games …. except now those have been pushed back a year, to 2021. Still, it’s an interesting hour, with Rexha making a decision that’s unprecedented in “Songland.”
5) “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies. The blistering brilliance of Tennessee Williams’ characters was perfectly inhabited by a great cast. Marlon Brando was nominated for an Oscar; three of his castmates (Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden) won. This may be the best-acted movie ever … unless it’s Brando’s “On the Waterfront.” Anyway, it’s Brando in something.