1) “American Song Contest” finale, 8-10 p.m., NBC. This started with 56 acts (one per state or territory), each with an original song; now it has its top 10. Michael Bolton (shown here) is here, representing Connecticut. Two others were reality-show finalists in 2015: Jordan Smith (Kentucky) was the “Voice” winner; Riker Lynch (Colorado) was the “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up. Others are from Alabama, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and Samoa.
2) “Moana” (2016), 8-10 p.m., ABC. The NBC finale doesn’t have to compete with another music competition; “American Idol” is Sundays-only for the final weeks of the season. But there are some appealing songs here, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and skillfully sung by Auli’I Cravlho, Dwayne Johnson (yes, the Rock) and others. The result drew Oscar nominations for best animated feature and for one of Miranda’s songs.
3) “Breeders” season-openers, 10 and 10:30 p.m., FX; rerunning to 2 a.m. It used to be funny, when Paul (Martin Freeman) had expletive-filled bursts of rage. But that had an impact; now his son is riddled with anxiety and Paul has been semi-banished from the house. Ally (Daisy Haggard) and their daughter share the agony. What had been a good comedy has transformed into a surprisingly good drama, with occasional laughs … and neat twists late in the hour.
4) Doctor shows, 10 p.m. On ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” Lea is treated to a day of luxurious wedding-planning. Things are much grimmer at the hospital, where Villanueva has a near-fatal oversight. Unlike other weeks, today has two medical shows colliding. NBC’s “New Amsterdam” airs today and Tuesday, as Max escalates his effort to stop Dr. Fuentes, the medical director.
5) “Signora Volpe,” any time, www.acorn.tv. Sylvia (Emilia Fox) was only in Italy to catch her niece’s wedding. But she solved some crimes and liked the setting; back in London, she’d had misgivings about her job (with the MI-6 spy agency) and her ex-husband. So she quit work and bought a tattered villa. In this story (the second of three movie-length tales), she tackles a mystery from 25 years ago. The story seems far-fetched at times, but this is still a beautifully crafted film.