1) “Resident Alien” debut, 10 p.m., Syfy. Newcomers often have a tough time fitting in. Now imagine you’re a being (shown here) from another planet, pretending to be the guy you killed. It’s easy to look like him physically (what with shapeshifting and such), but how do you learn the attitudes? This is partly a comedy, in the Sheldon/”Big Bang” style of trying to grasp the human condition. But it’s from Steven Spielberg’s company and also offers sleek, science-fiction visuals, with gorgeous Vancouver backdrops.
2) “The Masked Dancer,” 8 p.m., Fox. This is down to its final six dancers, so it can have everyone in the same episode. That’s after four were ousted – singer Brian McKight, rapper Ice-T, science-guy Bill Nye and former kidnap-victim Elizabeth Smart. Whitney Cummings is the guest panelist.
3) “Nancy Drew,” 9 p.m., CW. Young people rarely want vinyl records these days, but this one is vital. Its song explains the tragedy that propelled the creature now haunting Nancy and friends. Also, a dead alcoholic wants the record, too. And Nick’s disapproving mom arrives, in a busy and intense hour.
4) “The Conners,” 9 p.m., ABC. The season started with most people jobless and hopeless. Now Darlene gets a promotion at the plastics committee and her boyfriend Ben ponders a new career. That’s followed by “Call Your Mother,” with Jean planning (with mixed success) to bond with her daughter.
5) “For Life,” 10 p.m., ABC. After a five-week break, this returns with an episode that doubly focuses on COVID. Aaron wants to investigate, after hearing that it’s spreading in the prison where he spent years. Also, Marie worries about infecting her family and considers staying at the hospital.