1) “American Music Awards,” 8-11 p.m. Sunday, ABC. Ten months ago, Jennifer Lopez teamed with Shakira for a sizzling Super Bowl performance (shown here). Now J-Lo, who has Pureto Rican roots, links with another Colombian, Maluma. The night has another Latin-music link, with Bad Bunny with Jhay Cortez. Also perrforming are BTS, Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion and more. Tiffany Haddish hosts, wrapping up a week stuffed with the season-openers of ABC’s 10 p.m. dramas.
2) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola” season-opener, 8:30 p.m. Monday, CBS. Last season’s best new comedy unfolded in a slow, droll way. Bob tried to romance Abishola, the Nigerian native who had nursed him back from a heart attack. Now he wants to move faster, but her world is crowded and complicated; that includes aunt, uncle, son, jobs and (back home) traditions and a marriage that was never formally ended. The result, as usual, offers lots of solid laughs, alongside some warm and likable characters.
3) “Supernatural” series finale, 9 p.m Thursday., CW, with preview at 8. For 15 seasons, this has had two brothers battle demons and intermittently save the world. Eric Kripke started it, he says in the preview, with “the love of urban legends I’ve had my whole life.” Then he kept adding more. The result, Misha Collins (who plays Castiel) says, has “the most epic mythology humanity can contrive.” We see that in the preview, from angels to Lucifer, from a teen musical to a Scooby-Doo cartoon.
4) “Big Sky” debut, 10 p.m. Tuesday, ABC. For decades, David E. Kelley has written the best shows on broadcast (“L.A. Law,” “Boston Public”), cable (“Big Little Lies”) and beyond (“Goliath”). Now he’s back on broadcast. Cody (Ryan Phillippe) is surrounded by two women, his detective partner and his ex-wife. Soon, we meet two sisters on an empty Montana highway … and a lonely truck driver, living with his badgering mother … and a highway patrolman in a wobbly marriage. Crises are looming.
5) “NCIS” season-opener (and more), 8-11 p.m. Tuesday., CBS. The ratings-leader starts its 18th season by pairing two subtly skilled actors – Mark Harmon as Gibbs and Joe Spano as his ex-mentor Fornell. Now they pursue the dealer who gave drugs to Fornell’s daughter. That’s followed by two more season-openers: “FBI” adds a new officer (Katherine Renee Turner) and chases a mass shooting; “FBI: Most Wanted” adds Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) as Jess’ father and chases gunmen who seek COVID revenge.
6) “For Life” season-opener, 10 p.m. Wednesday, ABC. Aaron is the consummate jailhouse lawyer. He even got a law degree in prison and uses it to help fellow inmates. But there’s a bigger goal: This is based loosely on the true story of Isaac Wright, who won his own freedom and became a defense lawyer. As the second season begins, Aaron tries a complex plan to get his conviction overturned. Success would mean trying to rebuild his shaky relationship with his wife, his daughter and the world.
7) “A Million Little Things,” 10 p.m. Thursday, ABC. Eddie’s life has been hectic. There was the suicide of his friend – whose wife Delilah had an affair with Eddie. The marriage of Eddie and Katherine was patched up; then he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. As the season starts, Katherine leans on their friends, who have their own troubles: Rome and Regina lost a shot at adoption … Gary lost his romance with Maggie … and Delilah, seeing her kids thrive, wishes she could do the same.
8) “The Neighborhood” and “All Rise” season-openers, 8 and 9 p.m. Monday, CBS. Both shows tackle the complex issue of police abuse of Blacks; one is better suited for the task. “Neighborhood,” usually a lightweight show, has Calvin’s elder son witness police brutality. The last few minutes are quite good, but the rest is merely clumsy and well-meaning. “All Rise” has Lola, a judge, try to intervene in a policeman’s treatment of a protester. She ends up in handcuffs, in the first half of a two-week story.
9) “Great Performances: Holiday Inn,” 9 p.m. Friday, PBS. With Broadway and theater groups dormant, we appreciate musical memories. This was a 2017 special, based on a 1942 movie about an inn that’s open for holidays. Irving Berlin included songs he’d written previously (“White Christmas,” “Easter Parade”) and added more. This production also inserted Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek” and more. “Inn” has a bland, forgettable story, brightened by sharp colors and great music.
10) “The Family Guy,” 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox, This has lots of voice actors, so why not use the ultimate voice? That’s Sam Elliott, whose deep, hardy tone suggests cowboys, generals and machismo overload. In this episode, the town needs a good mayor – someone like the previous mayor, the late Adam West. Peter’s solution is Adam’s cousin, named … well, Wild West. There’s a tough campaign that Peter tries to sabotage, with near-lethal results. It’s fairly funny, making Wild a recurring character.