1) Olympic trials, 5:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network; 7 p.m., NBC. For five years (including a COVID delay), these people have waited for their Olympic shot. Now the games begin July 21 and the U.S. team is filling its spots. Tonight, diving concludes and swimming (shown here) starts; it will continue through Wednesday, with track-and-field starting Friday. Sports alternatives today include baseball (Cards-Cubs, 7:10 p.m. ET, ESPN) and basketball – Nets-Bucks, 3 p.m. ET, ABC , Suns-Nuggets, 8 p.m., TNT.
2) “The Equalizer,” 8 p.m., CBS. This excellent drama gets bumped a lot. Lately, CBS has replaced it with “Gladiator” and “Kennedy Center Honors”; next week is “Selma.” But tonight, it reruns a fairly good hour in which a college student is being threatened by someone in a political campaign. That’s followed by reruns of “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”
3) “The Chi,” 9 p.m., Showtime. Kevin is surrounded by crises: His mom hasn’t yet told him she has cancer; his sister, in a terrific scene, is about to decide who can adopt her baby. Still, there’s surprising room for humor here, involving the vagaries of romance. He and Tiff face the semantics of an open marriage, while teens (Jake-Jemma-Kevin) deal with love and protest.
4) “To Tell the Truth,” 10 p.m., ABC. The panel tries to identify a beer master, a survivalist and more. That’s preceded by more games – at 9 p.m., “The Chase”; at 8 , “Celebrity Family Feud,” with situation comedy-teams led by Zach Braff, Neil Flynn, Wendi McClendon-Covey and Patrick Warburton.
5) ALSO: Don’t look for the Sunday cartoons. “The Simpsons” and friends will be bumped by the Westminster dog show; it starts at 7:30 p.m. on Fox, with preview at 7. If you prefer fiction, the CW has “Legends of Tomorrow” and “Batwoman” at 8 and 9 p.m.; other 9 p.m. choices range from the gentle “Good Witch” (the cousins take a road trip) on Hallmark to “Fear the Walking Dead” on AMC.