1) “Queens,” 10 p.m., ABC. The first two episodes brought extremes: A four-woman rap group (shown here) re-united after 20 years, soared during a TV-show song… then crashed in its first concert. Now it must repair the damage or quit again. Several scenes are brilliantly done, but wildly unbelievable – a rap battle (involving real-life music stars Eve and Brandy), a parent-teacher conference, a conservatory audition. Beautifully directed by Shiri Appleby, it’s excessive at times … then ends with a major jolt.
2) “American Veteran,” 9 p.m. Tuesday, PBS. This four-week series opened last week with a fairly light look at basic training. The second hour, hosted by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a wounded veteran, turns serious, looking at military missions. One man describes the “surreal” feeling of taking a cheery Braniff plane to Vietnam; another describes arriving in Iraq, where “it just smelled like burning.” And a Vietnam vet recalls: “We cried, we laughed, we killed, we did everything together.”
3) “La Brea,” 9 p.m., NBC. It isn’t easy to rescue Eve and her friends, after they fell into a hole … and (apparently) into 10,000 BC. One pilot (by semi-coincidence, Eve’s secret lover) tried to rescue, but crashed; another (Eve’s estranged husband) may try next. But others have fallen here before … and now the first pilot strains for a radio signal. The result is – as usual for “La Brea” – quite interesting, even as characters become overwrought for the convenience of the plot.
4) Finales (and close). At 8 p.m., “Stargirl” has its season-finale, with the young heroes confronting the cruel Eclipso. Other shows are a week away from their finishes. At 9 p.m. on CW, “Supergirl” battles Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer); at 10. p.m. on FX (rerunning at 11 and midnight), “Impeachment” has Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp teling their stories to a grand jury.
5) ALSO: It’s a strong night for non-fiction events to unfold. News networks will be stationed in Virginia and elsewhere, for election results. Fox will have the sixth game of the World Series at 8:09 p.m.; that’s in Houston, where the Astros trail the Braves three games to two and need two straight wins, And at 8 p.m., NBC has “Voice” results and ABC has “Bachelorette.”