1) “The Green Planet,” 8 p.m., PBS. With gorgeous, slow-motion photography, plus astute narration from David Attenborough, this is a weekly gem. Now it has a particularly good episode, focusing on seasonal changes. One great sequence has a sapsucker interrupting syrup’s rush up a maple tree … until it’s so busy fighting squirrels and hummingbirds that the tree is spared. Another sees the fire lily (shown here) emerge four days after a wildfire, leading a renaissance.
2) “Grown-ish” season-opener, 10 p.m., Freeform “Black-ish” is gone now, but the show’s heritage lives on. In the first four seasons, we saw Zoey Johnson’s time (both vibrant and troubled) at fictional California University. Now her brother, Andre Jr., arrives; she returns for his first day and realizes how much she misses campus life. That nudges “Everything’s Trash,” which debuted last week, to 10:30.
3) ESPY Awards, 8-11 p.m., ABC. Basketball star Stephen Curry hosts and is up for best male athlete. He faces football’s Aaron Rodgers, baseball’s Shohei Ohtani and hockey’s Connor McDavid; for the women, basketball’s Candace Parker faces Olympians Sunisa Lee, Oksana Masters and Katie Ledecky. Special awards include ex-coach Dick Vitale (a broadcaster and cancer survivor) and ex-boxer Vitali Klitschko (mayor of Kyiv).
4) “So You Think You Can Dance,” 9 p.m., Fox. Rushing quickly – too quickly? – toward its finale, the show has only six dancers left. Two (Alexis Warr and Carter Williams) are from Utah, a dance hot-spot, and specialize in Latin ballroom. Two, Ralyn Johnson and Keaton Kermode, are contemporary dancers. Essence Wilmington is hip hop; Beau Harmon is musical theater. Now they’re paired with past leaders, including 2013 champion Amy Yakima.
5) “Hollywood Shuffle” (1987), 8 p.m. ET,. Turner Classic Movies. Robert Townsend directed, co-wrote and starred in a witty, low-budget satire of stereotypes faced by Black actors. The film later drew criticism for its depiction of women and gays, but propelled the TV careers of Townsend and co-writer Keenen Ivory Wayans. Other top choices: “Terminator” (1984), 7 p.m., Showtime; Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” (2018), 8 pm., TNT.