1) “The Resident,” 8 p.m., Fox. The two-week baseball break was perfectly timed for this show’s transition. It returns by jumping ahead a few years; the widowed Conrad has changed his life, so he can be with his pre-school daughter. Now, at least for a day, he’s back in his old hospital (shown here, right). With one exception (out-of-character behavior for Bell and Austin), it’s a terrific episode.
2) “Supergirl” series finale, 8 and 9 p.m., CW. This sprawling finish has three contrasting sections. The first juggles Jon Cryer’s great work as Lex Luthor and the awful writing and portrayal of a bellowing Alex, who’s ready to let the world be destroyed, in order to (briefly) save her daughter. The middle has epic battle scenes; the final part has lots of long speeches. There are welcome returns of several actors – especially Calista Flockhart as Kara’s former boss – but “Supergirl” departs as a mixed blessing.
3) “La Brea,” 9 p.m., NBC. Even after plunging down a sinkhole and into (apparently) 10,000 BC, people managed to have a shoot-out. Last week, that left one person dead and a plane – the only escape possibility – destroyed. The other people found this perplexing … as did viewers. They heap blame on two women; then a mega-storm creates a new crisis.
4) “Our Kind of People,” 9 p.m., Fox. As wild as the plot twists are in “La Brea” and “Supergirl,” they seem almost slice-of-life compared to this story of big-money schemers. Tonight’s hour ranges from a cotillion to the fastest prisoner-release program since … well, since El Chapo. Some soap fans will savor this; other vieweres will wonder how it got paired with the excellent “The Resident.”
5) “Great Escapes” debut, 10:03 p.m., History. Over the next eight Tuesdays, Morgan Freeman will describe amazing prison break-outs. Some succeeded; “El Chapo” escaped in a meticulously crafted tunnel. Some floundered; after two men fled Dannemora prison, their getaway driver changed her mind. And for some, we’ll never know. This opener describes Alcatraz prisoners who reached the water with an improvised raft; they were believed to have drowned, but there’s been no proof.