1) “The Voice” finale, 9-11 p.m., NBC. At the end of the night, the show names its 21st champion. The final five acts include two with Blake Shelton (Wendy Moten and Paris Winningham), two with Kelly Clarkson (the Girl Named Tom sibling trio, shown here, and Hailey Mia), one with John Legend (Jershika Maple), none with Ariana Grande. First comes a flood of music, from the finalists and coaches, plus Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, Walker Hayes, Carrie Underwood (with Legend) and a Keke Palmer/Tori Kelly duet.
2) “Grand Tour” debut, 8 and 8:30 p.m., NBC. The idea here is the same as “Seinfeld” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and more: A bunch of young guys (and one woman) talk a lot and stagger through their quirky lives. The guys are varied – from a cynic to a starry-eyed romantic; the woman is Nicole Byer, a favoite from reality shows and podcasts. “Grand Tour” lacks the wit of “American Auto” (which will join it in a regular slot on Jan. 4), but does have its moments.
3) “The Bachelorette,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. It’s “fantasy suite” time, when each of the final three guys is invited to spend the night with the “bachelorette.” (Quite often, the guys say yes.) Michelle Young, 28, an elementary-school teacher, has Joe Coleman, 28, from her home turf of Minneapolis; Nayte Olukoya,27, who’s Canadian; and Brandon Jones, 26, from Portland, Oregon.
4) “Queens,” 10 p.m., ABC. Last week ended with a gunman shooting the group’s manager, Eric, and one of its stars, Brianna (played by Eve). The opening and closing minutes are powerfully crafted, with an emotional blend of music and visuals. The rest alternates between flashbacks, showing how the group started, and hospital scenes that are, alas, heavy-handed soap opera.
5) “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” 9-10:30 p.m., PBS. There have been approximately three zillion productions of “The Nutcracker,” with Tchaikovsky’s music and Dumas’ adaptation of an E.T.A. Hoffmann story. But Hoffmann never liked that version, conductor John Mauceri says, because it skipped much of his story, especially the ending. Now Alan Cumming reads the full story while Mauceri conducts a score he molded from Tchaikovsky’s music for “Nutcracker” and beyond.