1) Olympics. In a day filled with finals, things start early and continue late. In the morning, Peacock has six track-and-field finals (6-11 a.m. ET), NBC Sports Network has men’s bronze-medal soccer (7:30a.m.) and USA has women’s field-hockey finals and volleyball semi-finals (6-10 a.m.). At night, NBC has the men’s basketball gold-medal game (an earlier game is shown here) at 10:30 p.m. ET. Also at night (after 8), NBC reruns many of the day’s track finals and CNBC has the bronze and gold matches in men’s beach volleyball.
2) “Burden of Truth,” 8 p.m., CW. Last week’s season-opener ended with a jolt: Helen, scorned for refusing to sell to a mining operation, was critically injured in a car crash. Now her lawyer Joanna scrambles to find Helen’s daughter and to have someone manage her affairs. This Canadian drama is directed and acted with understated skill … but sometimes strains belief. We doubted it last week, when Joanna violated standards by ignoring Helen’s wish; tonight’s finish is even more far-fetched.
3) “Schmigadoon,” any time, Apple TV+. A week from its finale, this six-part gem has another brilliant episode. It all started with a couple finding a town where people act like musical-theater characters, even breaking into song. She (Cecily Strong) liked it … and sometimes sang; he (Keegan-Michael Key) didn’t. Now they have new romances (a handsome doctor and a schoolmarm with a secret). And now there are dynamite numbers by two Broadway pros, Kristin Chenoweth and Jane Krakowski.
4) More streaming. This is a great night for series. Disney+ has the finale of “The Mysterious Benedict Society,” a family-friendly series with smart scripts that grown-ups will like. Apple TV+ has an amiable “Ted Lasso” episode, with Jamie Tartt’s return eyed warily; it also launches “Mr. Corman,” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a musician-turned-teacher. Also streaming: “Val” (Val Kilmer’s autobiographic documentary) on Netflix and the “Suicide Squad 2” epic on HBO Max and in theaters.
5) “Icon: Music Through the Lens,” 9 p.m., PBS. A week before its two-part finale, this excellent series looks at the creation of some memorable album-cover photos. That’s followed at 10 by “Classic Albums,” with a look at Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon.”