1) “America’s Got Talent” opener, 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. We’re in the summer season now – a time when “AGT” dominates the ratings. It slipped a bit last year, with remote performances; now it returns to onstage auditions … and Simon Cowell (shown here) returns after an injury. At first, traditional acts kept winning; five of the first six champions were singers, alongside one ventriloquist. Since then, however, the winners have included only two singers, plus two more ventriloquists, a magician, a dancer, a dog act and, last year, a spoken-word poet.
2) “Housebroken” debut, 9 p.m. today, Fox. Now we see what pets do when we’re at work: They have group therapy sessions. From a pokey turtle to a prideful pig and feral cats, they exchange their dreams and doubts. This is a wonderfully clever show, from “Veep” writer-producers. Lisa Kudrow voices Honey, the sensitive group leader, with Nat Faxon as Chief, her cheerily clueless mate. Fox cartoons are Sunday staples; now this show (and “Duncanville” at 9:30) mark a weekday, summer incursion.
3) “Kennedy Center Honors,” 8-10 p.m. Sunday, CBS. Two of TV’s classiest shows have switched seasons, due to COVID. This June date usually goes to the Tony Awards, but they were dropped last year and delayed (until Sept. 26) this year. But taking over the spot is the Kennedy Center ceremony, originally scheduled for last December. It has performances honoring the greats, young-ish (Garth Brooks, 59) and old (Dick Van Dyke, 95). Also, Midori (a violinist), Debbie Allen and Joan Baez.
4) “Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten,” 9 p.m today, PBS, and more. When Booker T. Washington saw the Greenwood district of Tulsa, he called it “the Negro Wall Street.” It had doctors’ and dentists’ offices, two newspapers, stores and more. It thrived – then vanished in a nightmare that began 100 years ago today. After Blacks prevented a lynching, a mob attacked with guns, fire, even airplanes; an estimated 300 were killed. Documentaries today are at 6 p.m. PT on CNN, 9 on PBS and 10 on CBS.
5) “Hell’s Kitchen” and “MasterChef” openers, 8 p.m. today and Wednesday, Fox. It’s Gordon Ramsay week, with two contrasting shows: “Hell’s Kitchen” is for pro chefs, so Ramsay curses and snarls; “MasterChef” is for home cooks, so he’s oddly mellow. Also, this year’s “Kitchen” is youthful; the contestants are ages 21-23. “MasterChef” has all ages: A mom, 50, competes with her daughter; Emeril Lagasse, 61, is the guest judge. Both shows quickly get us to like and to root for some contestants.
6) “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC) season-finales, 9 p.m.
Thusday, Two eternal shows wrap their seasons; if all goes well, both will have weddings. “SVU” (finishing its 22nd season) is the longest-running primetime drama hour in TV history; “Grey’s Anatomy” (finishing its 17th) is No. 4, behind “Gunsmoke” and “Law & Order.” The weddings? “Anatomy” has Maggie and Winston; “SVU” has Fin – a regular since the second season – and Phoebe.
7) More season-finales. The TV season ended last Wednesday, but several shows started late because of COVID and are ending late. Other finales Thursday: “Station 19” (8 p.m, ABC) has a life-and-death crisis; “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (10 p.m., NBC) has Stabler confronting the evil Wheatley. Other dramas with new episodes (getting near their finales) include NBC’s “Blacklist” and “New Amsterdam,” CBS’s “Clarice,” ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” “Rebel” and “A Million Little Things.”
8) “Celebrity Family Feud” season-opener, 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC. There have been plenty of “Feud” reruns lately – with another set for 8 p.m. Saturday – but the summer season starts with a new episode Sunday. Steve Harvey hosts, with Rob Lowe and Terrence Howard competing. That’s followed by the summer openers of two more games: At 9 p.m. is “The Chase”; at 10, Anthony Anderson hosts “To Tell the Truth”; among other chores, the panelists must guess who was Khloe Kardashian’s prom date.
9) “The Moodys” return, 9 and 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox. Droll, dry and clever, this isn’t your usual TV comedy. That may be why it crashed so quickly. Fox yanked it in April after five episodes, with three left to run. Here are two of them, with romantic chaos: Ann (Elizabeth Perkins) learns that her son is having an affair with her life coach; her husband Sean (Denis Leary) tries to be a matchmaker for their daughter. Then Dan bumps into Cora, whom he met (charmingly) in the “Moody Christmas” special.
10) “Pose” series finale, 10 p.m. to midnight Sunday, FX. This only ran three seasons (the final one just seven episodes), but did so much. It offered the joy of “ball” celebrations and the pain of some gay and trans youths. It drew 11 Emmy nominations, winning for Billy Porter’s brilliant work as Pray Tell. Now this is 1996, with the AIDS crisis deepening, Pray’s health weakening and activists demanding action. Despite its biggest flaw – lots of speeches and lectures, little subtlety – “Pose” has a moving farewell.