1) “The Good Doctor” season-opener, 10 p.m., ABC. Some shows ignore the COVID crisis, but others embrace it. Here’s the latter; working with infected patients makes everyone wary. Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore, shown here with Hill Harper) loves Lea, but can’t be near her; Dr. Reznick, banned from surgery, navigates around the clinic, putting herself and others at risk. There’s more, in this start of a two-parter: Dr. Park prepares to return to Phoenix; Dr. Brown mourns Dr Melendez, who was killed in the season-ending earthquake.
2) “Saturday Night Live Election Special,” 10:01 p.m., NBC. This season is off to a splendid start, drawing laughs via satire or silliness. It has already had five straight new episodes … and recently added a sixth for this weekend. First, it re-purposes some of its election-themed sketches.
3) “Frontline: The Choice,” 9-11 p.m., PBS. Every four years, “Frontline” offers deep profiles of the presidential candidates. This year’s “Choice” – running for the third time – is one of the best, showing two men who are virtually exact opposites in almost every way.
4) “The Price is Right,” 8 p.m., CBS. For the second straight Monday, the show gets a primetime special. This time, its guests include the stars of “The Neighborhood,” which will start its season in two weeks. Tonight’s “Price” will be followed by “All Rise” and “Bull” reruns. “Manhunt,” originally scheduled here, has been exiled to Saturdays.
5) “Filthy Rich,” 9 p.m., Fox. Last week, Ginger was kidnapped by a thug who was trying to get a tape before it ruined the governor’s career. He failed and now Ginger is ready to take advantage of the situation. There are tougher moments for Eric and Rose, who start to realize just how corrupt the family’s evangelism business is. That’s part of an hour that wobbles between strong character drama and silly soap-style excess.