1) “Transplant,” 10 p.m., NBC. In a terrific opener last week, we slowly learned the basics: Bashir was a doctor who treated rebels in Syria, then fled to Canada with his little sister. Rejected by hospitals, he was working in a restaurant when tragedy struck. He saved the hospital’s medical chief, who then hired him. In another strong episode tonight, Bashir (shown here) finds more problems: The makeshift methods he used in Aleppo are viewed harshly in this by-the-book workplace; also a friend is undocumented and homeless.
2) “America’s Got Talent,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. For the next two Tuesdays, acts will vie for spots in the finals. Tonight, that’s dominated by music– three singers, two duos and a drummer. But others include an aerialist, a spoken-word poet and a juggling-type duo, using the “Diablo” toy.
3) “Tell Me a Story,” 9 p.m., CW. All three stories have become fiercely high-pressure. Hannah (a combat vet) and her brother are on the run, lugging cash with crooks in persuit. Jordan (crumbling mentally) has seen one robber kill himself; now he seeks the others. Kayla has broken up with her lover (and high school teacher), who doesn’t take rejection well. “Story” is fiercely violent, from gunfire to Hannah’s brutal fight scene. But it’s involving and well-acted, especially by James Wolk as Jordan.
4) “American Experience: The Vote,” 8 p.m., PBS. It was 100 years and two weeks ago that women finally got the right to vote in federal elections. Over the next four Tuesdays, PBS will rerun its richly detailed and involving look at the struggle. That’s followed at 9 p.m. by a “Frontline” hour, viewing the added burdens of childhood poverty during the pandemic.
5) “Biography,” 9-11 p.m., A&E. For a time, MTV seized pop culture. Raw and ragged, it had the zest of rock and pop music; it influenced everything from record companies to TV editing. The channel eventually receded into the ordinary, but here’s a look at its start, including the first five video jockeys.