1) “Cruel Summer” season-finale, 10 p.m., Freeform. A potent story peaks, amid revelations. On one side is Kate (Olivia Holt, shown here), a cheery and popular teen who disappeared; on the other is Jeanette (Chiara Aurelia), a geeky kid with two friends and loving parents. When Kate vanished, Jeanette seemed to take her friends, her boyfriend and her life. Then Kate was freed from a hostage situation … and accused Jeanette of seeing her and failing to help. It’s a complex story, with secrets ready to emerge.
2) “The Bold Type,” 10 p.m., Freeform. In its final season, this show teaches important things about handling big-time careers; here are two more: a) It’s a bad idea to do mushrooms just before work; b) And if you do, try to get the correct dosage. In a fairly good episode, things go badly for all three women, in ways that are mostly funny, with a serious kick at the end.
3) “The Conners” and “Black-ish,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., ABC. While many comedies ignored the pandemic, these two faced it head-on. In the first rerun, Mark is convinced he has COVID. In the second, Bow (a doctor) is treated like a hero by her family … at first; later, she suspects that someone is breaking the lockdown rules.
4) “Superman & Lois,” 9 p.m., CW. Clark’s long-ago girlfriend (Lana) reaches out to his wife (Lois) when her husband Kyle is acting strangely. That’s in a new hour, following a new “Flash” (8 p.m.) that has Chester taking over for the departed Cisco – and promptly making a dangerous mistake.
5) “America’s Got Talent,” 10 p.m., NBC. With the Olympic trials consuming NBC, even this ratings giant is trimmed in half and pushed back to the end of the night. From 8-10 p.m., the network has swimming trials; if you insist on a reality competition, go to Fox for “Lego Masters” at 8 p.m. and “Mental Samurai” at 9.