1) “Masterpiece: Guilt” opener, 9-11 p.m., PBS. Driving home from a wedding, brothers argue about a cash bar they visited often. Then someone steps in front of the car and is killed. The decent thing would be to call police; the older brother (shown here) isn’t into decency. What follows starts as a fun story of laymen trying (ineptly) to do a cover-up. But late tonight – and in next week’s conclusion – new twists soar. At the core of a terrific story is the younger brother, a good guy surrounded by schemers.
2) “Billions” return, 9 p.m., Showtime. After a three-month COVID shutdown, the show is back; it will finish this season over the next five weeks, pause briefly, then start a new one in January. As we return, Chuck (Paul Giametti) has lost his beard, his girlfriend and his bearings. A photo could kill his career; kidney failure could kill his father. Meanwhile, Axe (Damian Lewis) is down to one problem – destroying his nemesis, Mike Prince. It’s all kind of heightened, but has the smartest dialog on TV.
3) “School of Rock” (2003), 9-11 p.m., CBS. The “Sunday Night Movie” concept returns for the holiday weekend – with a dandy movie. The plot – wayward teacher learns to like his work – isn’t fresh, but the talent is. Mike White, who co-stars, wrote a clever script; Jack Black stars. Richard Linklater, who usually does small indie films, directed, getting humor, warmth and good music.
4) Football, 7:30 p.m.ET, ABC. Starting next week, NBC will stuff Sunday nights with pro games. For now, ABC fills the gap with a college one. Notre Dame – ranked No. 9 and coming off a 10-2 season that included the national championship semi-finals – visits Florida State, which was 3-6 last year.
5) ALSO: From 8-10 p.m., HBO has the third part of the Spike Lee documentary, “NYC Epicenters 9/11 through 2021 and a Half.” That concludes next Saturday, on a night overflowing with films related to the Sept. 11 attacks. At 9 tonight, there are new episodes of AMC’s “Walking Dead” (the food-gathering people have been separated, with the Reapers in pursuit) and “Animal Kingdon” (the family could be ripped apart by old secrets and/or law-enforcement).