1) “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” finale, 9 p.m., NBC. If this show isn’t renewed, then … well, it will have had a great series-finale. And if it does return? For the second straight year, it’s given us an amazing season-finale. Zoey (shown here in a previous episode) – who hears people’s thoughts via pop songs – is with Simon now, but has strong feelings for the departing Max. That leads to some vibrant song-and-dance moments at the nightclub … and then to the surprising (and rather superb) finish.
2) More finales. Three other shows wrap their seasons tonight. There’s animation on Fox, with “Great North” (wedding day for Wolf and Honeybee) at 8:30 p.m. and “Family Guy” (the men have tales of their supposed athletic glory) at 9:30. ABC has “The Rookie” at 10, with Nolan injured wile chasing a shoplifting suspect, but resisting efforts to charge the suspect with assault.
3) “Good Witch” season-opener, 9 p.m., Hallmark. With all those seasons ending, we really need one that’s just starting: Here’s a familiar one: For 13 years (six annual movies and now the seventh year of a series), Catherine Bell has been Cassie, who has mild magic and warm humanity. Tonight, she and her husband have a long-awaited boating date … and end up stranded on an island.
4) “The Story of Late Night,” 9 p.m. ET, CNN, rerunning at midnight. On his own show, Johnny Carson stuck to mainstream fun. Still, he savored the creative silliness of David Letterman, choosing him for the post-Carson slot. In this terrific hour, we see Letterman soar … and see troubles ahead. Merrill Markoe, then Letterman’s head writer and girlfriend, created many of the best moments, then, she says, “fired myself.” Also, Letterman revived the career of Jay Leno … setting up a battle when Carson left.
5) “American Idol,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. The final five will perform, before trimming to three for next week’s finale. Each will do one song inspired by a personal idol and another that would be the first single if they win. Also on the show is Finneas, the singer-songwriter best known for his work with his sister, Billie Eilish. He’ll sing “Till Forever Falls Apart” and the contestants will split into two groups to do his “Break My Heart Again” and “What They’ll Say About Us.”