1) “Espy Awards,” 8 p.m., ABC. At 29, Maya Moore (shown here) stepped away from a basketball career filled with triumph – two national titles in college, four in the WNBA, five overseas, plus two Olympic gold medals. Instead, she fought for a man who had spent 20 years in prison. Now he’s been exonerated, they’re married and she’ll receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. That’s in a night, hosted by actor Anthony Mackie, that also honors the year’s best athletes, teams and sports moments.
2) “Saturday Night Live,” 11:29 p.m., NBC. Regina King has mastered dead-serious roles, winning an Oscar (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) and four Emmys (most recently, “Watchmen”). She rarely tackles humor, but here she is hosting this “SNL” rerun; Nathaniel Rateliff is the music guest.
3) “Judas and the Black Messiah” (2021), 8 p.m., HBO. Daniel Kaluuya won an Oscar for his portrayal of Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader and Rainbow Coalition founder who was killed in 1969, at 21, during a Chicago police raid. This also won an Oscar for its song (co-written and sung by H.E.R.), with nominations for best picture, script, cinematography and supporting actor LaKeith Stanfield.
4) More movies, cable. TNT has the final two films of the epic “Avengers” series – “Infinity War” (2018) at 5:45 p.m. and “Endgame” (2019) at 8:48; it’s a long ride to a mixed ending, but has great moments along the way, Also worth catching – “Crocodile Dundee: (1986) at 8 p.m. on AMC and Tom Hanks in “Apollo 13” (1995), at 9 p.m. on Paramount.
5) “Riviera” season-finale, 7 p.m. ET, Ovation. This lush soap opera ended its first season with a commotion, so we can expect more of that tonight. Georgina (Julia Stiles) starts to realize the damage her lies have brought … and Christos starts to pierce those lies. A third season has been filmed, but next week this slot goes to “The Hour,” an excellent British drama.