1) “Ordinary Joe,” 8 p.m., NBC. Monday was way too busy, packing three of the best new shows alongside “NCIS” and more. If you missed the “Ordinary Joe” debut, catch this quick rerun. We meet Joe (James Wolk) on graduation day, facing three choices. Then we follow all three – cop, nurse, rock star (shown here) – through joy and pain. It’s a complicated task pulled of by a subtle script and gifted actors.
2) “Secret Celebrity Renovation,” 9 p.m., CBS. This features “Boston Rob” Mariano, the only person to compete on “Survivor” five times. He’s been the winner and been runner-up to Amber Brkich; they’re now married and have twice been on “Amazing Race,” once being runners-up. CBS also has a new “Big Brother” at 8 and a “Blue Bloods” rerun (wrapping the two-part season-finale) at 10.
3) “American Masters,” 9 p.m., PBS. Some performers cut their schooling short; Sammy Davis Jr. never started his. Singing and dancing since he was 3, he went to vaudeville and beyond. Along the way, he became a public force – in civil rights marches and in facing the racial attacks that followed his marriage to Swedish actress May Britt. Here’s a rerun of an excellent profile.
4) “Goliath,” any time, Amazon Prime. Next month, Hulu launches “Dopesick,” a brilliant mini-series based on the true story of the company that propelled the opioid epidemic. Before that, however, here’s a similar, fictional story. Our hero (Billy Bob Thornton) reluctantly joins a high-end San Francisco law firm; in this final season, he pursues an opioid mogul.
5) “The Curse of the Chippendales,” any time, Discovery+. At first, the notion was simple: Guys strip; admirers tip. Then more was added – glitz, comedy, disputes … and a hit man. This four-part documentary views rifts that turned deadly. That’s on a big streaming day, with “Goliath” (see previous item) and more: “Foundation” (Apple TV+) is a large-scale sci-fi epic; “Midnight Mass” (Netflix) is a mini-series, with strange things happening after a new priest arrives.