(This is slightly out of order; for the April 20 best-bets, scroll down one.)
1)“Black-isn: finale, 9 p.m., ABC. One of TV’s most important comedies concludes. In its first seven seasons, “Black-ish” received 25 Emmy nominations, including four for best comedy series. It has Peabody and American Film Institute awards, a Television Critics Association win for best comedy and a Golden Globe for Tracee Ellis Ross, who stars with Anthoy Anderson (they’re shown here). Tonight, with his parents leaving and his kids pondering college, he considers a change … and gets advice from gymnast Simone Biles. That’s followed at 9:31 by “Black-ish: A Celebration.”
2) “The Resident,” 8 p.m., Fox. Dr. A.J. Austin has become one of TV best characters. Subtly played by Malcolm Jamal-Warner ( the former Cosby kid), he’s a surgeon with a mixture of intensity and quiet rage. Tonight, he faces both ends of the life-cycle – being sought as a sperm donor and guiding his mother’s hospice care. Add two other stories – a young camper with a sudden collapse; Dr. Bell battling bad doctors – and you have a richly emotional hour.
3) “New Amsterdam” return, 10 p.m., NBC. After a six-week break, the show returns with an hour that’s both ambitious and (at times) perplexing. At a wild karaoke night, the doctors are festive; then one has a problem and …. Well, we’re back to that same night, but from another perspective … and another. Questions (and worries) pile up – followed by a “to be continued” note. The result is both fascinating and frustrating. If you do watch tonight – and it’s worth trying – you’ll be back next week.
4) “Mayans M.C.” season-opener, 10 p.m, FX, rerunning at midnight. Last season ended with EZ’s dreams being crushed. He had planned to leave town with the radiant Gaby; after his father talked to her, she fled alone. Now EZ is back with his biker buddies and in a crisis. They’re under attack from other bikers, sort of like a fort in an old cowboy movie. It’s high-octane, with a second episode at 11. “Mayans” manages to juggle strong action and deep drama.
5) ALSO: Two major non-fiction shows collide at 10 p.m. On PBS, “Frontline” starts a three-Tuesday look at “The Power of Big Oil.” And on HBO, “REAL Sports with Bryant Gumbel” has its 300th episode. It’s planning reports on Jake Paul , the Internet star who has started a boxing career … Oksana Masters, the paralympic champ, hoping to complete for her native Ukraine … and Caster Semenya, an Olympic champion fighting sports rule that she must take a hormone treatment to suppress her body’s natural testosterone.