1) “New Amsterdam,” 10 p.m., NBC. Last week’s season-opener took us to a post-pandemic time, with remnants of the tragedy. Now Dr. Kapoor (shown here with Max in a previous episode) lingers near death, while Elia (his son’s ex-girlfriend) nears the birth of her baby and his grandchild. Meanwhile, Iggy bares his pain and Max’s opioid rules have backfired. It’s a busy – sometimes too busy – hour that stumbles, but ends with steong emotions.
2) “The Resident,” 8 p.m., Fox. Pushing its stories ahead at blitz speed, this show sometimes goes too far, too fast. Nic’s first day back at work is overwrought … a new resident’s first day hits extremes … Cain – once an arrogant star – has instant reversals. But just as we’re ready to dismiss it, “Resident” also has great moments: Anuja Joshi is instantly engaging as the newcomer. Malcolm-Jamal Warner has been superb as Austin; his closing confrontation with Cain provides powerful TV drama.
3) “Soul of a Nation,” 10 p.m., ABC. Last week’s debut viewed serious, Black-themed issues, skillfully adding a cinematic look and a closing song. This hour eyes young stars; Marsai Martin, 16, of “Black-ish,” hosts and H.E.R., 23, performs. One segment views the success and controversies of TikTok and meets young influencers. Others view the sneaker culture and “Afrofuturists” in fashion and film. But one segment dives into the past, with a 95-year-old who grew up with ancestors who had been slaves.
4) “The Flash,” 8 p.m., CW. What would it be like if Sheldon or Spock had superpowers. We ponder that as Barry (The Flash) gets speed-thinking … and seems to lose all empathy. It’s an odd episode, but – like last week’s season-opener – has pivotal plot points, plus big bursts of special effects.
5) “Delilah” debut, 9-11 p.m., Oprah Winfrey Network, repeating at midnight. Delilah is an idealist with a small law office in Charlotte, N.C. She’s raising two kids, plus a nephew whose dad is in Veterans Administration rehab. And now she has a high-stakes case, fighitng a company represented by her best friend. “Delilah” has a flat, soap-opera feel, lacking the depth of OWN’s “Queen Sugar” (at 8 p.m.) or “Greenleaf.” It makes up for that – sometimes – with good intentions and likable characters.