1) “The Resident,” 8 p.m., Fox. Here’s the rare case of a show that keeps getting better. Merely OK at first, it keeps adding depth. That peaked with last week’s season-opener, which focused on the COVID crisis, but also flashed ahead to a post-pandemic time and the Nicolette/Conad wedding. Tonight’s excellent hour stays in the future, with a high-profile patient (shown here) and aftershocks from last week: Devon’s father, a cab driver, died of COVID. Dr. Cain, nudged by his boss, did unneeded surgeries. And Austin and Okafor had a surprise kiss.
2) “NCIS,” 8 p.m., CBS. These people never really get a vacation. McGee tries to have one with his wife Delilah in the Bahamas; that location, alas, is linked to a murder case. Meanwhile, Gibbs continues the search for Fornell, but fears the worst.
3) “Cinderella” (2015), 8-10 p.m., ABC. When Disney decided to do non-cartoon versions of its animated classics, it took an unusual step: It hired Kenneth Branagh, a top Shakespearean actor and director, to film “Cinderella.” The result is the best of both worlds – an entertaining fairy tale that also has intelligence and nuance. Lily James stars, with Cate Blanchett as her stepmother.
4) “Call Your Mother,” 10 p.m., ABC. Here’s a quick rerun of Wednesday’s debut. The story itself is a bit stretched, as an ex-teacher (Kyra Sedgwick) travels across country to live near her son and daughter, because she hasn’t heard from him i five days. Still, there are some funny moments, often coming from the son’s new girlfriend and (especially) the daughter’s platonic roommate.
5) “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS. On the eve of his inauguration, here’s a profile of Joe Biden. That’s wraps a busy night for PBS. At 8 p.m., “Finding Your Roots” views two people who grew up comfortably – actress Glenn Close and director John Waters. At 9, “American Profile” has people telling how they preserve parts of their culture … and how they try to dump the toxic parts.