1) “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” 8 and 8:30 p.m., NBC. This final season, just 10 episodes long, is being tossed away in a late-summer slot. That’s odd treatment for a comedy that’s been good – sometimes very good – for eight years. Yes, it’s sometimes too busy, not giving the humor a chance to build or to breathe; still, that pace works well in both of tonight’s stories. First, there’s a “blue flu” the captain suspects is phony; then Jake and Amy(shown here) each have a huge work day, while splitting child-care duties.
2) “Coroner” season-opener, 8 p.m. CW. During last year’s COVID scramble, networks found some solid dramas in Canada. This one focuses on a medical examiner whose troubles keep deepening. She’s widowed, her lover is gone, her son left college and her dad is drifting into Alzheimer’s. Now the pandemic takes hold. Tonight, a caregiver’s death may be murder. It’s a smart, well-written mystery, but it also wraps up early, leaving some enigmatic scenes in the final minutes.
3) “Grown-ish,” 8 p.m., Freeform. Give this show credit for variety – if not consistency. It introduced huge problems for its characters, detoured for two passionate Black Lives Matter episodes … and now drops all of that for two new, continuing stories. Zoey starts an internship with a fashion designer; her boyfriend Aaron starts his teaching-assistant job. Odd (and fairly interesting) troubles percolate.
4) “Making It,” 9 p.m., NBC. Yes, people ae spending more time lately on crafts and home-repairs. But they also need to have more outdoor fun, perhaps. So in this round of the amiable competition, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman tell each contestant to build an outside spot for family fun.
5) “B Positive” return, 9:30, CBS. Now that “Love Island” is gone, Thursday comedies can return. Two of them (“Young Sheldon” and “United States of Al”) have temporarily moved to Mondays, but “B Positive” is back from a long rest; this rerun sees Norma (Linda Lavin) living with Drew, after starting an accidental nursing-home fire. For the next couple Thursdays, “The Neighborhood” (also at 8 p.m. Mondays) takes the 9 p.m. slot. Tonight, Calvin tries to avert a greedy developer buying a property.