1) “Transplant” debut, 10 p.m., NBC. At a Middle Eastern restaurant in Canada, a tragedy strikes. There are life-and-death moments, as one of the workers (Hamza Haq, shown here) takes action. Then … well, we won’t say any more. “Transplant” is careful to reveal itself slowly; watching this first hour that way is a rewarding experience. John Hannah, a Scottish star, is the only actor Americans might recognize. (We see him first as a restaurant customer.) The Canadian cast, led by Haq, performs with subtle skill.
2) “Tell Me a Story,” 9 p.m., CW. Here’s some more intensity – in this case tough and taut and violent. Jordan keeps stalking the robbers who accidentally killed his fiancee … Gabe and his sister – on the lam from cops and crooks – wait for their stepfather to arrange a flight … and Kayla flirts with her high school teacher, unaware that he’s killed the guy who was going to blackmail them. In a sharp episode, each story takes a jolting twist.
3) “America’s Got Talent,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. The semi-finals begin next week, with 15 of the 20 spots already filled. Now the final 11 prospects performand viewers vote; on Wednesday, five acts will move on. The line-up includes acrobatic sisters from Italy and puppeteers from Romania. It also has three singers (two of them teen-agers) and a vocal trio, plus a 12-year-old dancer, a comedian, a spoken-word poet and two groups – the C.A. Wildcats cheerleaders and the Divas & Drummers of Compton.
4) “Dead Pixels,” 8 p.m., CW. Meg and Nicky are platonic roommates who complicate things when their avatars hook up in the videogame. The third roommate considers this ill-advised. That’s followed by a rerun of last week’s funny episode, in which they protest the casting of the game’s movie version.
5) “Women Make Film” (2018) opener, 8 and 10:45 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. Sprawled over 14 parts on Tuesdays, this analyzes cinema in general, using only films from female directors. There are 183 featured, from Alice Guy-Blache in 1896 to such modern directors as Kathryn Bigelow, Jane Campion and Ava DuVernay. TCM also shows several of the films, including “Merrily We Go to Hell” (1932) at 9:15 p.m. ET, “Olivia” (1951) at midnight and “Sleepwalking Land” (2017) at 1:45 a.m.