1) NFL draft, 8-11:30 p.m., ABC and ESPN. Baseball season has started, basketball and hockey are peaking … but football grabs our attention. It’s the first round tonight, with edge-rusher Aidan Hutchinson (shown here about to make a sack) possibly going first; two more rounds are Friday, with the final four Saturday afternoon. Rece Davis anchors, joined by Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard and lots of clips and commentary. ABC will focus a bit more on the people side, ESPN on stats and stuff.
2) “The Offer” (Paramount+) and “Under the Banner of Heaven” (Hulu) debuts. It’s overload time for streamers. On the same day that HBO Max’s “Made for Love” and Peacock’s “Smother” start their second seasons, two impressive series begin. “Offer” is a zesty look at the circuitous process that led to “The Godfather,” one of the all-time great movies. “Banner” begins as a strong portrait of a devout cop, devoted to his family and to his Mormon religion; then a horrendous murder shakes him and launches the flashback story.
3) “How We Roll,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. “Ghosts,” a pleasant surprise this year, gets the week off … replaced by yeo episodes of a show that’s been mostly a disappointment. Boyh center on Tom’s mother (Julie White). In the first, she gets stuck in a laundry basket – really – and he worries about her; in the second, she finally agrees to a date with Archie (Chi McBride), eight years after he asked her
4) “Call Me Kat,” 9:01 p.m., Fox. It’s the season’s second-to-last episode, for a consistently likable comedy. Tonight, people from other shows pop into the café. There’s Robin Thicke from “The Masked Singer” and the Shrub and Kelly characters from “Welcome to Flatch,” the drolly clever show that follows at 9:30.
5) “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 9 p.m., NBC. Old cases stir new interest here. Garland wants Benson to re-visit a cold case from when he was a rookie cop; Carisi, an assistant district attorney, learns about the arrest of someone who was the victim in one of his recent cases.