1) “MasterChef,” 8 and 9 p.m., Fox; also, 9 p.m. Thursday. If you haven’t been watching this likable show, here’s the perfect time to catch up. Fox reruns the three episodes that chose the 15 contestants. None are professional cooks – there’s a bartender, a construction worker (shown here) and more – so Gordon Ramsay is on his best behavior, always with another famous chef to help. It’s Emeril Lagasse (shown here, right) at 8 p.m. and Curtis Stone at 9, with Paula Deen on Thursday.
2) Olympics. The gymnastics team competition has just finished and now we have the individual, all-events title. NBC will show it (on tape) in prime time – men tonight, women Thursday. Also in prime (8 p.m. ET and beyond), it has lots of swimming finals, live. In the morning, USA plans to show both 3-on-3 basketball finals – women at 8:55 a.m. ET, then men; those are live, rerunning in prime time on the NBC Sports Network. In the afternoon, NBC has men’s beach volleyball and basketball, with U.S. and Iran.
3) “Good Trouble,” 10 p.m., Freeform. Gael’s life is getting too complicated: At work, his boss has him do the paintings, then takes credit for them. At home, he’s fallen wildly (and understandably) for Callie, at the same time that his baby is on the way, with someone he met for a one-night stand; one person’s morning tryst is interrupted by another’s morning sickness. Despite one clumsy and improbale scene – Mariana blurting out a secret about Callie – it’s mostly a strong, smart hour.
4) “Dave” (FXX) or “Younger” (TV Land), 10 p.m. This is the one slot where all the new, scripted shows congregate. There’s “Good Trouble” and these: On FXX (rerunning at 10:43 and 11:26), Dave has a career setback that forces the unthinkable – being back home with his parents. On TV Land, two Broadway stars get the focus: Quinn (Laura Benanti) sees her romance go public, causing Liza (Sutton Foster) to fact-check her book.
5) Movies, cable. Olympics-skippers could catch either of two popular comedy-film series. On FX, the “Hangover” films are at 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m., with the third rerunning at 12:30 a.m. On AMC, the first two “Night at the Museum” films are at 10:15 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. That’s Rami Malek, incidentally, played the pharaoh, before winning an Emmy (“Mr. Robot”) and Oscar (“Bohemian Rhapsody”).