1) “Mixed-ish” season-opener, 9:30 p.m., ABC. Back in 1986, Bow says, her family loved “Dukes of Hazzard” – a show about White guys eluding the police in a car with a a Confederate flag. (“1986 was a really long time ago,” she decides.) She and her siblings (shown here in a previous episode), all mixed-race, had spent their early years on a commune, where race was never an issue. Now Bow’s brother is pulling off a racial deception, in an episode that’s fairly funny and sometimes serious.
2) More, ABC. A new Tuesday line-up begins, with most of the shows sort of connected. Anthony Anderson hosts “To Tell the Truth” (8 p.m.), then stars in “Black-ish” (9) which leads to its prequel, “Mixed-ish.” The lone outlier is “Big Sky” at 10 p.m., returning after taking five weeks off. The evil state trooper was shot and his victims were rescued, but there’s still a troubled trucker out there.
3) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” 8 p.m., NBC. After feeling gloomy, Zoey vows to think positive … then has a day that (except in the final minutes) is full of negatives. By this show’s high standards, it’s a so-so episode; it does, however, give another spotlight to Harvey Guillen, the delightful “What We Do In the Shadows” co-star, who guests here as George, the hapless programmer.
4) “The Resident,” 9 p.m., Fox. The season started with two terrific episodes, then settles for this OK one. Dr. Cain, the star surgeon, faces a suit, with a colleague ready to testify he endangered a patient. Then, with a fierce jolt, he faces new crises. Also, Dr. Bell tries a TV stunt and the hospital has a skittish patient. Most of it gets settled way too conveniently.
5) “Frontline,” 10 p.m., PBS. This potent hour starts and ends with familiar footage of the Capitol seige. In between, it asks a key question: How did a respected party morph so easily into Trumpism? Before the election, we see key Republicans call Donald Trump “a con man,” “a pathological liar” and “a race-baiting, xenophobic bigot.” And after the election? “The Republican Party completely capitulated to him,” says Charles Sykes, a conservative author.