1) Football draft, 8-11:30 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN and NFL Network. As other shows stumble in the ratings, live events get extra attention. This year, ABC will be there for the full ride – the first round tonight (expected to start with Jacksonville choosing Trevor Lawrence, shown here) … the second and third, 7-11:30 p.m. ET Friday … and the final four, noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Only 224 players will be drafted, but ABC says it has prepared packages on 450 possibilities, with vignettes on 35. It will have 50 cameras in the draft hall, plus others with 40 players and each of the 32 teams.
2) “Let’s Be Real” debut, 9:30 p.m., Fox. “The Moodys” – a slyly subtle comedy – never found an audience. Now Fox has replaced it with the blunt humor of Robert Smigel, who’s best-known for “TV Funhouse” and Triumph the Insult Comedy Dog. “Let’s Be Real” mixes people and puppets; a special last fall ranged from sharp wit to moments that only Triumph would enjoy. Now those puppets (Biden, Trump, etc.) meet new ones for Andrew Cuomo, Ted Cruz, Anthony Fauci, LeBron James and more.
3) “B Positive,” 9:30 p.m., CBS. Last week, dour Drew finally had something to smile about – a fresh romance with a bright and attractive woman. She’s in treatment for cancer, he’s in kidney dialysis and they’re groping for optimism. Meanwile, Gina (his future kidney donor) navigates her romance with Eli and a planned European trip with Norma (comedy veteran Linda Lavin).
4) “Manifest,” 8 and 9 p.m., NBC. Two episodes air back-to-back, nudging one “Law & Order” show (“Special Victims Unit”) to 10 p.m. and another (“Organized Crime”) out of the night’s line-up. Things start with Michaela’s premonition leading to a futive. They end with Mick and Zeke finally colliding with Jace. There’s a battle and a new clue.
5) “William & Kate’s Royal Anniversary,” 8 p.m., CW. It was 10 years ago today that Prince William married Kate Middleton, amid royal spectacle. This hour – viewing life with their three children – is one of two back-to-back films from People magazine. At 9 p.m., “Harry & Meghan’s American Dream” views the new lives of William’s brother and sister-in-law.