1) “Making It” season-opener, 8 p.m., NBC. This has never been your ordinary reality competition. As hosts and producers, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (shown here) provide offbeat humor and a warm view of the contestants. They’re a likable bunch of laymen – taxidermist, muralist, market researcher, etc. – who do crafts at home. One was a pitcher, ready for the majors until his arm gave out; another’s dad (Dave Kingman) hit 48 home runs one season. Blue-collar artistry ripples through the opener.
2) “United States of Al” season-finale, 8:30 p.m., CBS. A drab year for comedy has been brightened by “Al.” It’s fairly funny, while giving us people worth caring about. That includes Riley, the ex-Marine whose PTSD gnaws at him. Now his ex-wife and his former Afghan interpreter nudge him to get help.
3) “Clarice” season finale, 10 p.m., CBS. It’s the end of the season – and probably the end of the series – for this intense “Silence of the Lambs” sequel. There had been talk of this moving to Paramount Plus, just as “Evil” and “SEAL Team” will do. But ratings have remained low and the show may simply be dropped. Clarice’s persistence has exposed an evil company; now, however, she’s trapped inside a facility where trafficked women are captive.
4) “Conan” finale, 10 p.m., T BS, rerunning at 11. Conan O’Brien wraps up a 28-year, latenight run. He started with NBC’s late-late show, moved up to “Tonight” … then balked at a plan to have him follow a Jay Leno half-hour. That led to his jump to cable in 2010, with so-so results. The show shrank to a half-hour in 2019, but will be back to an hour tonight, with Jack Black, plus memories and surprise guests.
5) ALSO: On a very busy night, you’ll find some more additions. At 8 p.m., ABC debuts “When Nature Calls,” with comedians voicing animal footage. And NBC has moved “Good Girls” to Thursdays; there are new hours at 9 and 10, with the women scrambling to smuggle counterfeit cast.