1) “Coronaversary.” It was a year ago today that the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. Now Joe Biden plans a speech at 8 p.m. ET; in Eastern and Central time zones, the networks will nudge their schedules back 20-30 minutes. That’s on a big night for ABC (shown here), when its dramas return. And a “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Coronaversary Show” is set for about 11:55 p.m. ET on ABC. Pete Buttigieg, who guest-hosted the show a year ago, will be there, with Kimmel, Joel McHale and music guest Adam Duritz.
2) “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy” returns, 8:20 and 9:20 p.m., ABC (but 8 and 9 p.m. PT). After a three-month pause, ABC’s big drama night is finally back, starting with a crossover. In the previous “Grey’s Anatomy,” a woman named Opal was suspected of sex trafficking. In this “Station 19,” she’s pursued by Dr. Carina DeLuca (the girlfriend of Maya Bishop from the Station 19 firehouse) and her brother Dr. Andrew DeLuca (shown here in a previous episode). Then the case spills into “Grey’s Anatomy,” with both the hospital and the firehouse in crisis
3) “A Million Little Things” return, 10:21 p.m. ET (10 p.m. PT), ABC. The story starts with Boston in its pandemic lockdown, changing everything. Maggie has to return from Oxford … And Rome’s movie is in jeopardy… And Eddie – in a wheelchair since his auto accident – can’t get the surgery he needs, because the hospital is packed with COVID patients. He takes desperate measures to cope with pain.
4) “B Positive,” 9 p.m. ET, CBS. Linda Lavin was big in the 1980s, including two Golden Globes in “Alice” and a Tony in “Broadway Bound.” Now, at 83, she provides key support in this excellent comedy. She plays a resident at the retirement home where Gina (the delightful Annaleigh Ashford, another Tony-winner) works, Tonight, she joins Gina and Drew on a crucial road trip.
5) “Clarice,” 10 p.m., CBS. Last week’s episode ended with Clarice in limbo. Scrambling to find Dr. Marilyn Felker, she went to see the doctor’s sister at a creepy hospital … then was attacked and drugged. Now – as her mind drifts between memories and hallucinations, she flails frantically. The result is beautifully filmed and acted, but many viewers will find it far too dark and disturbing.