1) “The 100,” 8 p.m., CW. This show manages to leap between big-scope science-fiction and intensely personal drama. Tonight, it has three jail-cell duos — the heroic Octavia and the un-heroic Echo (shown here) … Diyoza, considered a mass-murderer, and her tough daughter Hope … and Russell and a hesitant chess partner. Each encounter is intense and well-acted. And late in the hour, there are two fierce surprises; also viewers will learn the identity of the “True Disciple Leader.”
2) “Agents of SHIELD,” 10 p.m., ABC. Here’s some more high-stakes sci-fi, an hour after “100” concludes. The team has blown its cover and damaged the Zephyr. Now it must rescue Mack’s parents before another time-jump. Also, Daisy and Sousa face a power-hungry Nathaniel Malick.
3) “Black-ish,” 8:30 p.m., ABC. Barring a late switch – something that has happened a lot – ABC will bring back the comedy line-up it plans for fall. That includes “Black-ish,” which was going to be delayed until mid-season, until network chiefs switched. In tonight’s rerun, Jack is cut from the basketball team, spurring a discussion of being short.
4) “Bulletproof,” 9 p.m., CW. We’ll have to forgive the opening scene, which has the cop-show cliché of a superior who just gets in the way. And another scene, with the cliché of racing to a site, rather than phoning someone. And a wildly improbable gun battle. And … well, there’s a lot to forgive here. If we get past all that, we get likable British cops sinking deeply into undercover work.
5) AND STREAMING: As the holiday weekend nears, the streamers are busy. Today, Netflix has the “Unsolved Mysteries” reboot and HBO Max has a mega-list of movies; on Friday, Amazon Prime has the second season of “Hanna.” But the biggest steps are from Disney+: On Tuesday, it released “Black is King,” the Beyonce visual album based on “The Lion King”; on Friday it has “Hamilton,” the film (originally intended for theaters) based on Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant Broadway musical.