1) “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event,” 9 p.m., CBS. While waiting for its shows to return, CBS is making good use of open spots on its schedule. Two shows – this Latino hour and Thursday’s “Every Vote Counts” –mix music and celebrities. Tonight, Gloria Estefan (shown here in an earlier photo) hosts (with Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin) and sings. Also performing are Pitbull, Juanes, Luis Fonsi and Kelsea Ballerini.
2) “Soulmates,” 10 p.m., AMC. The beauty of an anthology is that it can shift everything – even mood and genre – from week to week. The first three episodes were fairly serious, but here’s a slick, loopy sort of adventure. The movies “After Hours” and “Something Wild” saw straight-laced guys fall for wild women, getting swept into unfamiliar turf. This one has gay characters (played by Bill Skarsgard and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett), but the idea is the same. It’s a fast and fun ride.
3) “Dancing With the Stars,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. Athletes usually thrive here, but not this time. Charles Oakley (basketball) was the first person ousted; last week, Vernon Davis (football) became the fifth. That still leaves 10 starts; tonight, in Halloween week, they dress as famous villains.
4) “Filthy Rich,” 9 p.m., Fox. It’s Mardi Gras time in this New Orleans story; that’s perfect for characters who mask their intentions and hide behind facades. One of the hiders is Eugene Monreaux (Gerald McRaney), who survived a plane crash. Schemers assume he’s dead and try to steal the evangelist-TV empire that’s now controlled by his “widow.” Also, a sex scandal could derail an election campaign, This is a silly, soapy hour, but it’s sometimes entertaining.
5) “One Day at a Time,” 10 and 10:30 p.m., CBS. This show – which rebooted a classic comedy, this time with a Latina focus – may be ideal to follow the “Momento Latino” special. In tonight’s first episode, Alex inexplicably needs a large sum of money. In the second – the final one, before a COVID shutdown – each couple discovers that the moonlit rooftop is perfect for romance.