1) “Nancy Drew” season-opener, 9 p.m., CW. In the early books, Nancy was 16, poking around crime scenes after school; not any more. She’s a waitress, applying to an Ivy League school. She’s learned she’s an heiress. And she confronts nastiness, human and supernatural. Tonight, a mystery begins and a nemesis returns. Those parts are so-so, but two character portions are excellent: Nancy (shown here with her friend Ace) meets an FBI profiler who may be her equal; and her friend, who proposed to Nick, anxiously awaits a response.
2) “Hispanic Heritage Awards,” 9 p.m., PBS. Here is a rich range of achievement — from music (Carlos Santana, Ivy Queen, Kali Uchis) to three NASA engneers, plus actress Salma Hayek and Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera. John Leguizamo hosts and performers include Uchis plus Leslie Grace, Gariella Reyes and more. There’s a “’West Side Story’ at 60” segment and a Santana medley with Ally Booke, the Black Pumas and the Mavericks.
3) “Three Divas at Versailles,” 10 p.m., PBS. The Hispanic theme continues, but the music genre changes sharply: Latina sopranos — Isabel Leonard, Nadine Siera and Ailyn Perez – perform amid the stunning beauty of the Palace of Versailles. This was done under COVID conditions – mostly just a bare stage and a pianist – and people who aren’t into classical music will change channels quickly. Still, it concludes splendidly, with folk tunes backed by Spanish guitar.
4) “S.W.A.T.,” 8 p.m., CBS. This two-parter began last week when Hondo – fresh from speaking out against racism in the police department – retreated to Mexican ranchland. He soon was helping a desperate family; now he teams with a local cop, for a dangerous rescue mission.
5) MUCH more: Fresh from winning a pile of Emmys (including best comedy), the charming “Ted Lasso” has its season-finale on Apple TV+. Also streaming: A Madonna concert on Paramount+, the return of the clever “Leverage” on IMDB TV and lots of new animation on Netflix. ABC’s Friday shows start their season – “Shark Tank” at 8 p.m. and “20/20” at 9. And the second episode of “Ordinary Joe” reruns at 8 p.m. on NBC.