1) Academy of Country Music awards, 8-11 p.m., CBS. During a five-month delay, this ound ways to do lots of live, social-distanced music. That will be scattered into the Grand Ole Opry’s past and current homes and a nightclub. Keith Urban hosts, Taylor Swift (shown here) ends a seven-year absence and sings “Betty,” Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani do “Happy Anywhere” and Carrie Underwood does a medley of women’s hits. Also: Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, many more.
2) “Islands of Wonder” debut, 8 p.m., PBS. For the next three Wednesdays, we’ll get stunning footage of places that are both gorgeous and bizarre. Borneo and Hawaii are coming, but this starts with Madagascar, described as Earth’s first island. Mountains in the center divide it starkly – a desert on one side, a lush rainforest on the other. Unique lemurs have evolved. Also, we see humans carefully hand-planting crops … and a spectacular locust swarm that pillages everything.
3) “Archer” season-opener, 10-11 p.m., FXX, rerunning at 11. Recent seasons have ranged from outer space to a film-noir detective tale; all of that, it seems, was in Archer’s dreams; emerging from a three-year coma, he greets a changed world – a macho Cyril, a “new better Cheryl” and a Lana who … well, has transformed her life. In the first episode, the team tries to lure a noted art thief; in the second, it must abduct a karate master from his island. Both mix action (and some gore) with steady humor.
4) “America’s Got Talent.” 8 p.m., NBC. Now we learn the second half of the 10 finalists. Already set are two singers (Archie Williams and Roberta Battaglio) and a music duo (Broken Roots), plus aerialist Alan Silva and spoken-word poet Brandon Leake.
5) “MasterChef” finale, 8-10 p.m., Fox. Next week, Fox will launch the fall version of its line-up, led by “The Masked Singer” on Wednesdays. For now, “MasterChef” reruns last year’s finale. The finalists are Nick DiGiovanni, 22, a college student from Rhode Island; Dorian Hunter, 45, a creeler (textile worker) from Georgia; and Sarah Faherty, 31, a former Army interrogator from San Diego.