1) “Live in Front of a Studio Audience,” 8-9:30 p.m., ABC. Norman Lear’s best comedies were like plays – great dialog, mostly confined to one room. That’s why they work so well in live productions with fresh casts. Tonight’s first rerun has Woody Harrelson and Marisa Tomei as Archie and Edith in “All in the Family” (shown here). ne dinner guest (Jesse Eisenberg) is dodging the draft; the other (Kevin Bacon) had a son who died in Vietnam. Then “Good Times” has Andre Braugher and ViolaODavis argue about a local councilman.
2) All night ABC. This is Anthony Anderson’s night. He links with Patti LaBelle to perform the “Good Times” theme song … at 9:30 p.m., a “Black-ish” rerun has him fretting when his son starts work at the office … and at 11:35, he guest-hosts “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” with D.L. Hughley and Bubba Wallas as guests. The one show without Anderson (“What Would You Do?”) opens its season at 10 p.m.; it’s an ABC News production, using hidden cameras to catch responses to tenuous situations.
3) “POV: The Vote” conclusion, 9-11 p.m., PBS. As the push intensified for women’s right to vote, opposite approaches collided. There was the intensity of Alice Paul, with arrests, jail sentences, hunger strikes and rage; there was the quieter approach of Carrie Chapman Catt, who was banking on the endorsement of Woodrow Wilson and others. This all came down to Tennessee in August of 1920 – and to one young legislator who had just received a letter from his mother. It’s a fascinating story.
4) “Stargirl,” 8 p.m., CW. Last week, two cute teens – Cindy, the cheerleader, and Courtney, the outsider – put on their superhero suits and battled to the latter’s near-death. Tonight (after the world’s shortest hospital stay), Courtney is visited by Cindy … who apologizes and says she “over-reacted.” This is a good show … but, at times, a really odd one.
5) “Greanleaf,” 9 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network. Lives are being torn asunder: The Bishop and First Lady (Keith David and Lynn Whitfield) have lost their mega-church and are trying to start a new one. Their daughter, Charity, resists joining them; their son Jacob suspects his dad was responsible for murder. And there eldest child Grace? Her long-lost son A.J. has barely survived a suicide attempt. He tells why tonight, in an hour that ranges from strong, solid drama to soapy excess.