1) “Big Sky” mid-season finale, 10 p.m., ABC. This has been a mixed blessing so far. Yes, it has great dialog and skilled actors; we expect that from David E. Kelley shows, from “L.A. Law” to “Big Little Lies.” But the story has an overload of truly wretched people, including (shown here) a cop and a trucker who have abducted two teen sisters and a trans prostitute .Kelley has promised that a part of the story will conclude this week; when the show returns Jan. 26, it will have at least 11 more episodes.
2) “The Voice” (NBC) and(“The Bachelorette” (ABC), both 8 p.m. Two of the reality-show giants collide, with “Voice” in its finale and “Bachelorette” a week away. On Monday, the final five “Voice” singers performed and viewers voted; those performances will be replayed at 8, before the two-hour finish. Meanwhile, “Bachelorette” has been in hurry-up mode, juggling its schedule to have a version of home-town visits. No one is traveling, so the guys try to re-create their home experience.
3) “Tell Me a Story,” 9 p.m., CW. Tuesdays keep plunging Natalie Aly Lind into victimhood. In “Big Sky,” she’s a kidnap victim and screams a lot; in this show, she’s a country-music star, scarred by a bombing, and broods a lot. Tonight, however, she’s finally determined to get back on stage. There are two other stories, one with a woman chaining up her former kidnapper. (Yes, TV has way too much of that.) Now she comes face-to-face with his ex-fiancee.
4) “Play On,” 8 p.m., CBS. Originally planned for a Saturday (when viewers are scarce), this fundraising concert has been promoted to CBS’ best night, even nudging “NCIS” back an hour, It leaps between Los Angeles (Andra Day, Ziggy Marley, Gary Clark Jr., LL Cool J), Nashville (Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Yola) and New York (Bon Jovi, Machine Gun Kelly). New York also has Jon Batiste, joined by Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Pedrito Marinez and Steve Jordan.
5) “Ella Wishes You a Swingin’ Christmas,” 8 p.m., PBS (check local listings). Sixty years ago, Ella Fitzgerald recorded an album of jazzy Christmas classics. Now here’s an attempt to re-create it (outdoors and socially distanced) with current stars – Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Morgan James, Nova Payton and more. The voices are great, but the rest is bland, including the arrangements (except for a dandy trumpet solo), script, production and camerawork.