1) State of the Union address, 9 p.m. ET, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS and news networks. For the first time, we had to wait until March to learn what state the union is in. Since 1934, the speech has been in January or February; before that, it was November or December … except for George Washington, on Oct. 25, 1791. (Hey, he was new at this.) Now Joe Biden speaks and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds gives the Republican response. And yes, there are alternatives, including “Naomi” (shown here); see No. 4.
2) “The Resident,” 8 p.m., Fox. Here’s a rerun of a passionate episode that makes things personal for the doctors. A patient, clinging to life, has the donated heart from Conrad’s late wife. Austin’s mother is a possibility for Devon’s clinical trial. And Bell gets a devastating diagnosis. Despite a few excesses, it’s a strong and moving hour.
3) More 8 p.m. choices. There are reruns on CBS’ “FBI” (a shooter is targeting police detectives) and ABC’s “Judge Steve Harvey” (brother-vs.-brother, father-vs.-son, friend-vs.-friend). But there are new episodes of NBC’s “American Auto” (a fundraising gala) and of CW’s “Superman & Lois”: Lana deals with the disastrous quinceanera and Lois plans to investigate the Inverse Society.
4) “Naomi,” 9 p.m., CW. Here’s one new episode colliding with the presidential speech. Homecoming week at the high school, which should be festive… except a town kid is fuming, because he feels a military kid disrespected a local tradition. Also, Naomi finds a fresh source of information.
5) Movies and such, 9 p.m. HBO has “The Larry David Story” and Syfy has Woody Harrelson in “Zombieland” (2009). Other alternatives to the speech include pro basketball (Hawks-Celtics, 7:30 p.m., TNT) and the Oscar marathon on Turner Classic Movies, now viewing alcoholism with “The Lost Weekend”(1945) at 8 p.m. and anti-Semitism with “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947) at 10.