1) “The Thing About Pam” opener, 10:01 p.m., NBC. After playing a beloved person (Judy Garland), Renee Zellweger deftly pivots to play a behated (or some such word) one. In small-town Missouri, Pam Hupp injected herself into people’s lives; sometimes, they ended up dead and she ended up with money. It’s a story that has fascinated true-crime buffs; now Zellweger (shown here) buries herself in prosthetics, accent and a richly hate-able persona.
2) Nicole Byer season-finales. It’s a double-farewell for Byer, with both a scripted and a reality show. At 8:30 p.m. is the NBC comedy “Grand Crew”; Nicky (Byer), who dates lots of people, tries to advise her brother, who doesn’t. At 9 is TBS’ “Wipeout,” with Byer as one of the anchors. That’s the sort of thing she does best; she’s received two Emmy nominations for hosting “Nailed It” and will co-host the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday.
3) “American Auto” season-finale, 8 p.m., NBC. Here’s another show wrapping its season – and a fairly good one. A struggling car company is led by a new CEO (Ana Gasteyer) who doesn’t know cars or like them or drive them. Now a news crew arrives for to tape a feature. In the show’s usual style, there are lots of slow parts and some big laughs to make it worthwhile. Also, there’s a surprise ending.
4) “The Bachelor,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. In a change from the show’s usual pattern, the “fantasy suites” episode airs on a Tuesday. Clayton invites each of the final three women to spend a night with him; next week, the show has its two-night finale.
5) “Undercurrent: The Disappearance of Kim Wall,” 9-11:05 p.m., HBO. In 2017, a Swedish journalist entered a mini-submarine, to interview its owner, an entrepreneur. Later, parts of her dismembered body were found. This documentary views the investigation.