1) Country Music Association awards, 8-11 pm., ABC. Dierks Bentley (shown here), Jason Aldean and others open the show with a salute to the late Charlie Daniels. That starts a night filled with combinations: Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker perform together; he also links with Lady Antebellum; she joins Thomas Rhett and more. Gabby Barrett sings with Charlie Puth; also performing are Miranda Lanbert, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Maren Morris and more, plus a lifetime award for Charley Pride.
2) “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” season-openers, 8-11 p.m., NBC. During their long delay, these shows adapted to the times: “Med,” in its sixth season, has COVID putting new pressure on the staff; “P.D.,” in its ninth, has these cops – never ones to follow protocol – face higher community standards. Also: “Fire,” in its 11th, adds Gianna, a medic who grew up in South Chicago.
3) “SWAT” season-opener, 9 and 10 p.m., CBS. This cop show is well-positioned for the new standards: With a Black showrunner (Aaron Rahsaan Thomas) and star (Shemar Moore as Hondo), it has eyed the tenuous relationship of cops and community. Now the first hour flashes back 28 years, to when Hondo was 17; he witnessed the rage and riots after the Rodney King verdict.
4) “The Masked Singer,” 8 p.m., Fox. We’re back to Group A now. Earlier, it shed Busta Rhymes and Brian Austin Green; now it drops one more, leaving three for the finals. Other groups have ousted Mickey Rourke, Mark Sanchez, Wendy Williams and, last week, Bob Saget.
5) ALSO: Veterans Day brings a rich assortment of military movies, led by two classics: “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946, 5 p.m.ET, Turner Classic Movies) won seven Oscars, including best picture; “Saving Private Ryan” (7 p.m., Paramount) won five, including director Steven Spielberg. HBO has “Midway” (2019) at 6:40 p.m.; Showtime has “Courage Under Fire” (1996) at 8. Also, TCM includes “Dirty Dozen” (1967) at 2 p.m. ET, “Sergeant York” (1941) at 8 and “Where Eagles Dare” (1968) at 10:30.