1) “Great Performances: The Red Shoes,” 9 p.m., PBS. Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of artistic obsession keeps getting award-winning adaptations. A 1948 movie won two Oscars and the 2020 stage production (shown here) of theBritish ballet won two Olivier awards. Set in old Hollywood (and using movie music by Bernard Herrmann), it has gorgeous visuals and choreography. But to follow the plot, you have to listen to all the spoilers the narrator offers before the story begins.
2) “The Morning Show” season-opener, Apple TV+. Ironically, “The Red Shoes” also shows up here; Alex (Jennifer Aniston) cites it in the final chapter of her memoir. She’s retired now, after blowing the whistle on her network, but Cory (Billy Crudup) wants to lure her back. Meanwhile, Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) has a new morning co-host (Hasan Minhaj) and primetime ambitions. Big complications are coming, as we see in a long flashforward prologue to a good, if overcrowded, hour.
3) More streaming. Three days before the new season officially starts, the streamers are loading up. Today. Netflix has a new season of “Sex Education” and HBO Max has “Cry Macho”; Clint Eastwood, 91, directed and stars as a former rodeo star, hired to retrieve a ranch owner’s son from his life of crime in Mexico. This follows a Thursday flurry, with “The Lost Symbol” on Peacock, the “Premise” anthology on Hulu and “The Harper House,” an animated show for grown-ups, on Paramount+.
4) “Burden of Truth” series-finale, 8 p.m., CW. It’s been four solid seasons for this show, with Kristin Kreuk as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly moved home to help oppressed clients. With her legal career seemingly over, she looks for a new path; also, her half-sister Luna is unsure, with Dee’s case stalled.
5) ALSO: After being bumped by a 9/11 special last week, “Greatest #AtHome Videos” has a new hour at 9 p.m. on CBS; at 10, “Blue Bloods” reruns the first half of its season-finale. And movies? Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau star in the fun “Grumpy Old Men” (1993) and its so-so sequel (1995), at 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Pop. At 8:30, Showtime has Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” (2020). Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”) make the mistake of conjuring up the ghost of his first wife (Leslie Mann).