1) “For Life” season-opener, 10 p.m., ABC. Aaron (Nicholas Pinnock) is a jailhouse lawyer – literally. He got a law degree in prison and uses it to help fellow inmates. (Pinnock is shown here with Dorian Missick.) But as the second season begins, 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 in the outside world. Now Aaron has a complex plan to get his conviction overturned. Success would let him try to rebuild his shaky relationship with his wife, his daughter and the world.
2) “The Amazing Race,” 8 and 9 p.m., CBS. A double begins with the final seven duos in Germany; then the survivors go to Kazakhstan. The first hour collides with “The Masked Singer,” which last week unmasked its two-headed “Snow Owls” – country singer-songwriter Clint Black and his wife, actress-singer Lisa Hartman.
3) “The Conners,” 9 p.m., ABC. After being bumped by country music last week, ABC’s comedies are back. Becky’s baby is ready for her first birthday … but Emilio disagrees about party plans. Also, Jackie may have a love interest. He’s played by Nat Faxon, who co-starred in “Friends From College,” does lots of voice work, and won an Oscar for co-writing George Clooney’s “The Descendants.”
4) “SWAT,” 10 p.m., CBS. Hondo – a tough cop, with a soft spot for his adopted son Darryl – has mixed feelings: Leroy (Michael Beach), who is Darryl’s dad and Hondo’s childhood friend, wants him to speak in his favor, as he tries to get early release from prison.
5) “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (2018), 6:30 to 9 p.m., FXX. Here’s the rare case of a sequel that improved on the original. “Mamma Mia” stuck with the story from the stage version, a slender device to hang lots of ABBA songs. This one concocts a better story, much of it a prequel. In the original, Meryl Streep was of the only good singers in the cast; now there are plenty of them, from Lily James to Cher. They repeat many of the songs from the original and find a way to add a rousing “Fernando.”