1) “NeXt,” 9 p.m., Fox. After being bumped by the elections last week, the Tuesday dramas boom back. “NeXt” is mid-crisis, as connected computers gain power. Shea, a cop, knows that her husband and son are targets. As they try to flee off the grid, she and LeBlanc head to Dartmouth, where this might be based. Late in the hour, LeBlanc (John Slattery) has a great monolog and some powerful moments with a friend (shown here) – confined to a computerized wheelchair – who may be involved.
2) “This Is Us,” 9 p.m., NBC. The two-hour season-opener left lives transformed. Now Kevin is engaged to Madison, who is pregnant with twins. And he still hasn’t apologized to Randall … even after Randall helped figure out the drug mix-up that spurred their mother’s Alzheimer problems. For their sister Kate, there’s good news: She and Toby will meet women for a potential adoption.
3) “The Bachelorette,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. The latest weird twist came last week (moved to Thursday), when Clare Crawley left the show with Dale Moss. Still needing a prospect for the other 15 guys, the show is injecting Tayshia Adams, who was in Colton Underwood’s final three last year. She’s 30, a former phlebotomist who works for a decorating firm and has a “Bachelor” podcast. She’s also, ABC says, someone who “loves a little adrenaline and never misses church on Sundays.”
4) “Country Strong,” 10 p.m., ABC. On the eve of the Country Music Association awards, Robin Roberts looks at the changes and trends in country. The hour includes Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker (who will co-host the ceremony), plus Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Mickey Guyton, country disc-jockey Bobby Bones and more.
5) “FBI Declassified,” 10 p.m., CBS. Ross Ulbricht’s goal, an FBI agent says here, was to have “the Amazon of drug sites.” At 29, he created Silk Road, a “dark web” site. “He had designed everything,” Julia Vie, his former girlfriend, says. “He’d figured out the system. He was excited.” His site did $1 billion in sales, the FBI says, taking a cut, in everything from drugs to weapons to hitmen. Here’s the story of the probe. As one agent puts it: “Silk Road took drug-trafficking into the 21st century.”