1) “In the Dark,” 9 p.m., CW. This strong hour starts and ends with sharp jolts. Murphy (Perry Mattfeld), who’s blind, is mired way too deep. Trying to help a former boyfriend in prison, she let the guard-dog business be used to stash drugs. After a fight with her roommate Jess, she’s sleeping there … when the first jolt comes. You can argue that the story has too many coincidences; still, it’s told well, with two of TV’s best supporting characters, the wary Jess (Brooke Markham, shown here with Mattfeld) and their shaky young boss Felix.
2) “Burden of Truth,” 8 p.m., CW. Speaking of coincidences, there’s a huge one here, as Joanna learns which neighbor has been feeding allegations that her friend is a bad mom. The result leads to a frustrating storyline about Billy, Joanna’s boyfriend and law partner. That’s typical of “Burden” – quietly excellent dialog and performances, alongside a blunt, hard-to-believe plot.
3) “Young Sheldon,” 8 p.m., CBS. This likable show jumps back to its season-opener, which showed it can be subtly serious. Previously,, John Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) had a nervous breakdown. Now Mary worries that Sheldon – her son, his student in a college-level class – might have that trouble some day.
4) “Man With a Plan,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. We’re near the end or this pleasant-enough comedy. Over four adequate seasons, we’ve seen Matt LeBlanc fill a stock role, as a well-meaning but floundering dad. Now, a week before the series finale, he reluctantly prepares his daughter for her driving test.
5) “To Tell the Truth,” 10 p.m., ABC. A games night starts with “Millionaire” (Anderson Cooper is the contestant) and miniature golf, then has people with usuual, real-life stories. There’s a yo-yo champion … and a man who was attacked by the severed head of a rattlesnake … and the black cop (portrayed in a Spike Lee film) who used phone calls – and, sometimes, a colleague – to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.