1) “World of Dance,” 10 p.m., NBC. The bad news is that Fox’s first-rate “So You Think You Can Dance” has made it official: It will have to skip this summer. Fortunately, this show is a solid substitute, with smart judges and gifted dancers. Tonight, the callbacks have 10 teams competing for four spots. Our only complaint is a lack of variety: With a few exceptions – including Latin rhythms from Showstoppers (shown here) – there’s a sameness to the numbers.
2) “American Masters: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” 8-10 p.m., PBS. It’s PBS at its best – back-to-back documentaries that are opposites, but both well-crafted. “Frontline” is next, but first is a compelling portrait of Morrison, who went from the deep South to small-town Ohio to the heart of New York’s publishing scene. By day, she was a book editor, working with the best. At night (or super-early in the morning) she wrote acclaimed novels, winning the Nobel Prize for literature.
3) “Frontline: Opiods, Inc.,” 10 p.m., PBS. Here’s a differet sort of documentary, tough and disturbing. John Kapoor, it says, became a billionaire by buying drug patents, reworking them slightly and then marketing them fiercely. A former drug rep calls it “by any means necessary”; the former sales chief calls it “bribery”: Doctors drew huge fees to give talks – even if no one came – and kept prescribing Subsys, an opiod. Kapoor even kept careful ledgers of both the payments and the prescriptions.
4) “Stargirl,” 8 p.m., CW. Last week, Courtney added two more teens to her makeshift superhero team. One is a cliché (handsome/loner/brooder) but the other is a delight, bubbling with enthusiasm. Now Courtney’s stepfather wants to shut them down. That’s an unneeded detour – there won’t be a show if he succeeds – but it leads to an epic fight scene in the final minutes.
5) “Greenleaf” season-opener, 9 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network, rerunning at midnight. Reruns of previous seasons continue throughout the day; then the fifth and final one begins. “Greenleaf” started with Grace, a big-city TV reporter, visiting her parents (Lynn Whitfield and Keith David) and their mega-church. Now they’re divorced and a competitor is battling for control of the church.