1) “All Rise,” 9 p.m. today, CBS. This episode was a big deal in May — the first one about social-distance, shot via social-distancing. Actors used their own homes, with characters communicating Zoom-style, shown here. (The actors playing Kurt and Rosa are married and did a scene together.) Judge Lola (Simone Missick) presides at the first virtual trial. The case is too simple, but it was an OK try at something others soon did better. Dorian Missick, the star’s husband, adds flavor as a disc jockey.
2) “The Voice,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. The blind auditions have finished now and each coach has a 12-person team. Now it’s time for the duet battles. For advisors, Blake Shelton has country’s Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson has Leon Bridges, Gwen Stefani has Julia Michaels and John Legend has Miguel.
3) Miss USA pageant, 8 p.m., FYI. This has spent most of its 68 years on big networks. Now, however, it has drifted to a cable and satellite network (formerly Biography) that some viewers have never heard of. Chelsie Kryst, a lawyer, has held the title extra-long (18 months), because of a COVID delay. This will be at Graceland in Memphis; appropriately Haley Reinhart – who drew an Internet buzz with an Elvis cover song – will perform. She’s also known for finishing third in the 2010 “American Idol.”
4) “The Good Doctor,” 10 p.m., ABC. This wraps up the season-opening two-parter, set in the early days of the pandemic. Working the COVID ward, Dr. Morgan Reznick softens a bit, while treating a patient who’s a nurse. Meanwhile, Shaun learns that his patient also has the virus. He’s tugged by his desire to be with his girlfriend Lea and his worries about jeopardizing her health.
5) “The South Westerlies,” any time, www.acorn.tv. A city person reluctantly goes to a small town, finding oddities and charm. That could describe many Acorn shows, starting with “Doc Martin.” The difference here is that Kate is being secretly paid to dissuade wind-power opponents … and she also has a personal secret of her own. That’s an iffy idea that starts weakly, then improves quickly. By the open-ended finale in the sixth episode, we (and Kate) really like these people.