1) “America Masters: Norman Lear,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS. It was a hard-scrabble start for Lear (shown here): His dad, full of dreams and schemes, spent three years in prison for selling phony stocks; Lear left college to fight in World War II, worked as a publicist … then did TV comedy. Two networks balked at “All in the Family,” but it became No. 1 for five straight years. At one point, Lear had five shows in the top nine, while nudging TV into topical turf. This excellent rerun profiles a strong talent who’s now 98.
2) “Blue Bloods,” 9 and 10 p.m., CBS. Next week, reality shows will start gobbling up much of CBS’ line-up, including two-thirds of primetime Fridays. So we might as well catch this night of cop reruns while we can. It has “Magnum P.I.” at 8 p.m., followed by two hours focusing on Tom Selleck (the original Magnum) as the police commissioner. At 9, he battles the city council leader (Whoopi Goldberg) over police brutality; at 10, he argues with a press spokesman.
3) “Dynasty,” 9 p.m., CW. Laura Leighton has been a potent force in primetime soaps for decades, from troublemaking Sydney in “Melrose Place” to Hanna’s mom in “Pretty Little Liars.” Now she plays someone from Liam’s past, an SEC officer who meets with Fallon and Blake about the Fallon stock offering. She shares information about Liam that leaves him confused and disappointed.
4) “21 Bridges” (2019), 7:15 p.m., Showtime; and “Black Panther” (2018), 8 p.m., TBS. Here are two films starring the late Chadwick Boseman. In “21 Bridges,” which he also produced, he plays a police detective who shut down New York’s bridges, hoping to trap cop-killers. In “Black Panther,” he leads a thriving African kingdom. Despite one flaw – an interminable final battle scene – it’s a terrific epic.
5) “The Tomorrow War,” Amazon Prime. It’s a tough recruiting pitch: Transport to the future, which desperately needs soldiers. Dan (Chris Pratt) links with the future version of his daughter (Yvonne Strahovski). Planned for theaters, this was sold to Amazon because of COVID. Also, Disney+ had scheduled the animated series “Monsters at Work”; it’s been moved to July 7, but Disney+ does have new episodes of “Mysterious Benedict Society” and “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”