1) “The Masked Singer” preview, 9 p.m., Fox. After an awful summer, Fox hopes to start a big fall comeback next week, fueled by football, wrestling, cartoons, transplanted dramas and – especially – “The Masked Singer,” which was big last season (shown here). This is the second time it airs this preview of next Wednesday’s season-opener, offering a peek at clues, costumes and behind-the-scenes activity.
2) “Holey Moley” special, 9 p.m., ABC. It’s a battle of behind-the-scenes specials: Fox’s is a week before the “Masked: season starts; ABC’s is a week after the “Holey” season ends. This one (sandwiched between reruns of “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Match Game”) wins the prize for longest title: “Holey Moley: The Sequel: The Special: Unhinged, Part Deux.”
3) “The Bradshaw Bunch” debut, 9 p.m., E. Is TV ready for life without the Kardashians? The family recently announced that its show will end sometime next year, after 16 years and 20 seasons. The news was greeted with moderate despair; “they have done nothing but make the world more stupid,” Piers Morgan, a British truth-teller, mentioned. For now, we ca see their family at 8 and Terry Bradshaw’s family at 9. His show will be different … or, at least, a lot blonder.
4) “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 9 and 10 p.m., NBC. The first rerun finds the unit spread thin, when three cases arrive at midnight. The second has the trial of Sir Toby Moore (Ian McShane), the media mogul and accused sexual predator who brutally beat (and almost raped) an undercover cop.
5) “One Lane Bridge,” any time, Sundance Now. Friday will be busy for streamers – Hulu starts a new “Pen15” season and Netflix has spin-offs from two famous movies – “Jurassic Park” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” First, here’s a six-part story: A young Maori (indiginous New Zealand) cop has transferred to a rural spot that has immense beauty and, apparently, deep depression. His first day brings a case that soon adds supernatural quirks. The story slowly builds on a solid human core.