1) “CMA Summer Jam,” 8-11 p.m., ABC. For two summers, the Fan Fest was cancelled because of COVID. This second time, however, the gap was filled by a two-day Nashville concert. Darius Rucker sang on a new downtown stage, Eric Church on a pedestrian bridge, Dierks Bentley at his club, others at an amphitheater. There are Lukes (Bryan and Combs) plus Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani, Miranda Lambert (shown here), Jimmie Allen, Dwight Yoakam, Mickey Guyton, Thomas Rhett and more.
2) “What We Do In the Shadows” season-opener, 10 and 10:30 p.m., FX, rerunning hourly until 2 a.m. One of TV’s great characters gets the focus tonight. Guillermo De la Cruz (wonderfully played Harvey Guillen) is the low-key assistant – called a “familiar” – to self-centered vampires. He’s also descended from a vampire-hunter; as last season ended, he protected the others by slaying 37 vampires who were after them. In two funny and daft episodes, he’s a sort-of prisoner, while others ponder his fate.
3) “Grown-ish” fall finale, 8 p.m., Freeform. As graduation nears, Luca puts on a massive luau and bonfire. People are happy … except that Nomi and Ana are in a romance slump … Luca’s sister is still secretly romancing his best friend … Zoey has been fighting with her true-love Aaron … And after Luca inadvertently sabotaged Zoey’s internship, she might not graduate. It’s a good, busy episode.
4) Football, 8 p.m. ET, Fox. A few teams started early, but this week is mostly the beginning of the college season. Minnesota, which was 3-4 last season, hosts Ohio State, ranked No. 4 after a powerhouse season in which it was undefeated until its loss to Alabama in the national championship game.
5) Movies, Showtime and Turner Classic Movies. Two of the all-time top directors get the spotlight. Showtime has Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” (1955) at 3:50 p.m., “Rear Window” (1954) at 6, “Psycho” 1960 at 8 and “The Birds” (1963) at 10. The first three are great; the last one isn’t, but not to worry: When “Psycho” finishes, switch to TCM; you’ll only miss a few minutes of “Hugo” (2011, 9:45 p.m.), Martin Scorsese’s gorgeous film about a boy discovering visual wonders.