1) “Snowfall,” 10 p.m., FX; rerunning at 11:02, 12:04, 1:06. We’re in the aftershocks of the fierce attack that almost wiped out Franklin’s crack-dealing empire. Louise and others want revenge on Kane (whose brother Kevin was killed by Franklin, who’s shown here in a previous episode) and Peaches. Leon resists. “It’s about Black bodies in the street,” he says. “It’s about our people wiping each other out.” And – in a strong, pivotal episode for him – the oft-violent Jerome is torn between the two.
2) “24 Months That Changed the World,” 10 p.m., ABC. It’s time to reflect on the immense impact of Covid. Robin Roberts anchors an hour that includes the medical effect – a million deaths in the U.S., six million globally, the rise of telehealth and more — plus social changes. There’s the “great resignation” job-switching, the work-at-home surge, love in lockdown, divorce, multi-generational homes, mental-health crises for young people and more.
3) “Good Sam,” 10 p.m., CBS. Nature seems especially cruel to people on CBS’ Wednesday shows. On last week’s “Survivor,” the waves were so fierce that a challenge had to be altered; on “Beyond the Edge,” there’s relentless rain each night. And in this fictional show, a storm brings an overflow of patients. Dr. Sam Griffith (Sofia Bush), the chief of surgery, faces impossible choices.
4) “The Masked Singer,” 8 p.m., Fox. Last week unmasked two plus-sized people – Jorge Garcia, the “Lost” co-star, and Jordan Mailata, the 6-foot-8, 365-pound pro-football lineman. From the first group, that leaves only “Firefly,” who goes to the finals as a new group begins.
5) “Giant” (1956), 2:15 p.m., Turner Classic Movies. It’s a James Dean double-feature, with this film followed by “East of Eden” (1955) at6 5:45. In the second-to-last day of TCM’s Oscar marathon, that’s followed by James Stewart films – “The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952) at 8 p.m. and Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1954) at 10:45.