1) “SEAL Team” season-opener, 9 and 10 p.m., CBS. This is a big week for CBS: Three more dramas arrive Friday, leaving only two fall shows (“Evil” and “Equalizer”) pemding. And “SEAL” starts with a two-parter, as the team heads into the mountains (shown here) to find a terrorist leader. Jason (David Boreanaz) is soon separated from the rest. The second hour includes treacherous tunnels that are booby-trapped.
2) Football, 3:40 p.m. ET, NBC. Yes, a mid-week football game in the afternoon – and a pretty big one at that, with Pittsburgh Steelers (at 10-0, the NFL’s only undefeated team) hosting the Baltimore Ravens (6-4). This was originally set for Thanksgiving, then was re-scheduled to Sunday, due to COVID concerns. Then it was re-re-scheduled to Tuesday and re-re-re-scheduled to today.
3) “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” 8-10 p.m., NBC. There’s still a Christmas and a mega-tree; this time, however, there won’t be a big crowd to go “ooh.” The tree is 75 feet high and 45 feet wide, with 50,000 lights. It will be greeted with lots of music, incluing pairings – Dolly Parton with Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Clarkson with Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor with Earth, Wind & Fire. Also performing: Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix, Tori Kelly, Leslie Odom Jr., Dan + Shay, Goo Goo Dolls and the Rockettes.
4) “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes,” 10 p.m., NBC. For the first time since 1932, the Rockettes aren’t doing a Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. Still, they keep showing up on NBC – at the Macy’s parade … at tonight’s Rockefeller Center show … and in this hour. Taped in advance, it has scenes in Bethlehem, Central Park and the North Pole. Guests include Josh Groban, Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, Jenna Duwan, Padma Lakshmi and Carla Hall.
5) “The Masked Singer,” 8 p.m., Fox, rerunning at 9. We’re to the semi-finals now, with only six singers – one from each group – remaining. That means that even talented singers are being dumped/ Ousted recently were Clint Black (who’s had 13 No. 1 country hits) … Paul Anka (who had three singles go No. 1 on the overall chart, with two more at No. 2 … and Dr. Elvis Francois, who drew social-media fame as the Mayo Clinic’s “singing surgeon” during this COVID era.