1) Denzel Washington films, cable. Some viewers can jump between Washington’s Oscar-winning performances. His first (supporting actor) was for “Glory” (1989), a brilliant film (shown here with Washington and Morgan Freeman) about a Black unit in the Union army; that’s 8 p.m. on Starz. His second (actor) was for “Training Day” (2001), as a corrupt and street-smart cop; it’s 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Vice. For more, catch “The Equalizer” (2014), at 10:30 p.m. on TNT. In a variation on the TV series, he plays a former federal agent, helping the little guy.
2) “The Blacklist,” 8 p.m., NBC. Things are tough enough when the team is tracing one person on the Blacklist; now there are simultaneous threats from two. That leads into the mid-section of “The Widower” (9 p.m.), a three night look at a man whose wives, with big inurance policies, died suddenly.
3) “Magnum P.I.,” 9 p.m., CBS. Higgins has been abducted, as retaliation for one of Magnum’s first cases in Hawaii. To rescue her, he must link with Rick and TC, to break a former client out of prison. That follows a new “MacGyver.” with Mac scaling a vertical cliff, using only found material.
4) “Hip Hop Uncovered,” 9 and 10:18 p.m., FX. Next Wednesday, FX has the potent (and long-delayed) season-opener for “Snowfall,” the series from the late John Singleton. First, this documentary includes clips from Singleton’s 1991 “Boyz N the Hood” … plus recollections from people who lived through that era, then switched their business plans from drugs to rap.
5) Movies, streaming. Already with four Golden Globe nominations, an AFI award, Oscar buzz and a ton of critics’ awards, “Nomadland” reaches Hulu today. Frances McDormand plays a woman on the move in an old van. Other new movies: Netflix’s “I Care a Lot” has Rosamund Pike (the “Gone Girl” Oscar-nominee) with an elder-care scam; Amazon Prime’s “Tell Me Your Secrets” has Lily Rabe as a woman in witness protection, after it’s discovered that her lover was a serial killer.