1) Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, 9 p.m., PBS. Lionel Richie (shown here) gets his due, as the 13th winner of an annual prize that has included Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Gloria Estefan. This hour is poorly crafted — too many speeches, too many broad-brimmed hats, too many attempts to involve a masked audience. But making up for that is the magnificent music. Richie’s songs are performed beautifully by Andra Day, Chris Stapleton, Yolanda Adams, Boyz II Men, Miguel, Luke Bryan and by Richie.
2) “The Resident” season-finale, 8 p.m., Fox. When the mysterious Dr. Kincaid Sullivan arrived mid-season, the plot went into overdrive. It turned out that she was being hunted, after exposing a prescription-drug ring. When she was shot, her dad (Andrew McCarthy) – a skilled (but self-obsessed) surgeon– arrived. the end of last week, he collapsed. Now the hospital tries to save him. And Conrad, falling in love with Kincaid, flashes back to a moment with his late wife (Emily VanCamp).
3) “Mr. Mayor,” 8:30 p.m., NBC. As the recall vote nears, Mayor Bremer (Ted Danson) has an odd batch of debate opponents. There’s his former assistant (Holly Hunter) … an ex-mayor … a guy in a gas mask … and a social-media star backed by young voters – including Bremer’s daughter. A sub-plot, back at the office, is so-so, but the debate itself is a dilly … including Hunter’s transformation and a series of season-ending jolts.
4) “This Is Us,” 9 p.m., NBC. The best drama on broadcast TV isa week from its final episode. First, we see the siblings gather at the bed of their mother, who has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. That’s followed by a “New Amsterdam” in which the closing of an elder-care facility suddenly floods the hospital with new patients.
5) “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940), 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies. Here’s a plot that works forever: Two co-workers feud … unaware that they’re the anonymous pen pals who are falling in love. It started as a Hungarian play, became this much-praised James Stewart movie, then was adapted into a Judy Garland movie musical (“In the Good Old Summertime:) and a musical that’s had three Broadway runs. Also, it was loosely adapted into the 1998 movie, “You’ve Got Mail.”