1) ”Superstar,” 10 p.m., ABC. Patrick Swayze grew up in Texas, which is football country. A knee injury ended any shot at an athletic scholarship, so he spent more time dancing for his mother, who had a jazz-ballet company and a dance studio. He took over the lead role in Broadway’s “Grease,” then went on to “Dirty Dancing” (shown here) and movie stardom, before dying of cancer at 57. This hour includes Demi Moore and Tony Goldwyn (his “Ghost” co-stars), Debbie Allen and Jaclyn Smith (his mother’s students) and more.
2) “Young Sheldon,” 8 p.m., CBS. This show paused for a rerun last week, leaving its key plot in limbo: Georgie, 17, lied about his age and started dating an older woman. (She’s played by Emily Osment, who’s shown in other Chuck Lorre productions – “Mom” and “The Kominsky Method” – that she’s a skilled young actress.) Now she’s pregnant and he frets about telling his parents.
3) “United States of Al” and “Ghosts,” 8:30 and 9 p.m. Here are two more shows with new episodes, after a one-week break. First, Al is dating two women; one is less traditional than he is, the other is A LOT less traditional, which may be more than he’s ready for. Then “Ghosts” meets a teen who died on her prom night; that triggers Samantha’s own memory of a prom gone bad … and spurs the idea of a “ghost prom.”
4) “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends, 8-9:30 p.m., CMT. The good thing about starting early is you can have a LONG career. Rimes was 13 when her single “Blue” came out; now, at 39, she shares this special with newer stars – Mickey Guyton, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde and Brandy Clark. That will rerun at 10:30 p.m., following a 9:30 rerun with Little Big Town in an acoustic, campfire setting.
5) Movies, cable. We can sample the two sides of Will Smith films – light (“Bad Boys for Life,” 2020, 7:30 p.m., TNT) or serious and well-crafted (“King Richard,” 2021, 9 p.m., HBO. That’s in a night of audience-pleasers. Showtime has two terrific Eddie Murphy movies – “48 HRS.” (1982) at 6:15 and “Beverly Hills Cop” (1984) at 8. TNT has first-rate comedies – Kristen Wiig’s “Bridesmaids” (2011) at 8 and Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” (2015) at 10:30.
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