1) “United We Fall” season-finale, 8 p.m., ABC. This pleasant-enough comedy has has a rough ride. ABC planned to run the eight episodes this spring; when COVID shutdowns hit, it considered promoting the show to the fall … then, instead, dumped it in the summer. All of this back-and-forth has been for an OK show, with Will Sasso, Christina Vidal and Jane Curtin as struggling parents and his mom. Tonight, they plan a celebration (shown here) to renew their vows; naturally, there’s a snowstorm and more.
2) “The Conners,” 9 p.m., ABC. Here’s a comedy with more bite and wit. Tonight, it revolves around Bev (Oscar-winner Estelle Parsons, 92). She’s ready to give money to her great-grandson Mark, so he can go to an expensive computer-coding camp; Darlene tries to convince her to give money to Harris.
3) “Women in Film Presents: Make It Work,” 8 p.m., CW. This is Women’s Equality Day, marking a key date: It was 100 years ago today that the 19th amendment (which had received its final ratification eight days earlier) was signed, giving women the vote. That makes this a logical night for a comedy and music hour exploring issues around women getting back to work. It includes Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Alfre Woodard, Cheryl Hines, Connie Britton, Andrea Savage, Elizabeth Gillies and more.
4) Republican convention, 8-11 p.m. ET, PBS; 10 p.m., ABC, CBS and NBC; all night, news channels. Few of our most enduring songs have been written by lawyers, but this was an exception: After seeing the flag over Fort McHenry survive a War-of-1812 battle, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem and linked it to a then-popular tune; a century later, that would officially become the National Anthem. Now Mike Pence is scheduled to speak from the fort, accepting the nomination for vice-president.
5) “Tough as Nails,” 9 p.m., CBS. Wednesdays are the only night without “Love Island,” but reality fans still get a busy night. It’s “Big Brother” at 8 and then the second-to-last “Nails.” Tonight, everyone is part of the battle for the team championship; next week, the final five go for the individual title.
–Mike Hughes, TV America