1) “The Good Doctor” season-opener, 10 p.m., ABC. Last season was supposed to end joyously: Shaun, the autistic surgeon, married Lea, his good-hearted, techie neighbor.(They’re shown here in a previous episode.) But while the reception continued on the hospital roof, two people were stabbed on a lower floor. Now that escalates; there’s a lockdown, while tempers flare during emergency surgery. Shaun’s reactions feel forced, but it’s still a strong start to the season.
2) “Bachelor in Paradise,” 8-10 p.m., ABC. The season started last week, but only on Tuesday, because ABC had its brief “Monday Night Football” detour. Now the game is back to being ESPN-only (tonight is Rams-49ers at 8:15 p.m. ET) and “Bachelor” is two nights a week. Having this show lead into the shy and sweet Shaun and Lea may be one of TV’s worst transitions.
3) “Bob (Hearts) Abishola,” 8:30, CBS. The season’s first two episodes have been packed and pivotal. Bob walked away from his job running the family business; he returned, put Goodwin in charge … and bought a big boat. Abishola, we’re guessing, isn’t into the American concept of mid-life crises.
4) “The Cleaning Lady,” 9 p.m., Fox. Troubles pile up everywhere. Arman is out of prison, but owes $1.6 million to his wife’s ex-boyfriend …. Thony scrambles to find her son’s medication …. Also, a tape shows her nephew pushing her estranged husband, leading to his death. In the wrong hands, of this might be soapy excess. Here, however, it comes across as solid drama.
5) “Recipes for Love and Murder,” any time, Acorn. As the final two hours begin, Maria – a columnist in small-town South Africa – is trying to solve murders … and find her friend Jessie … and duck her Scottish past. This 10-parter has gorgeous visuals, likable characters and a poky pace. Acorn also starts “Mystery Road: Origins” today, with its best shows coming soon – “My Life is Murder” next Monday, the delightful “Doc Martin” a week later.