1) Gershwin Prize, 9 p.m., PBS. Joni Mitchell has created immense depth and beauty; now she’s the focus of a gorgeous event: With her paintings as a backdrop, Mitchell (shown here early in her career), 79, is serenaded by her contemporaries (James Taylor, Graham Nash, Cyndi Lauper) and others. Ledisi links with Herbie Hancock for “River,” Annie Lennox sings a beautiful “Both Sides Now” and Brandi Cartlisle offers a stunning version of the more-recent (2007) “Shine.”
2) “Grand Crew,” 8:30 p.m., NBC. Nicky (Nicole Byer) tries to sabotage her widowed dad’s romance with a new lover (Vanessa Bell Calloway). Also, Anthony and Fay feel their relationship is “one and done” … or “two and through” … or … It’s a funny outing, peaking with Alexa’s recorded message, encouraging plants to grow.
3) “Fire Country,” 9 p.m., CBS. After their two-week basketball break, CBS’ dramas return. In this one, Jake is suspected of being a serial arsonist. That’s preceded by “SWAT” (hunting for one of the FBI’s most-wanted fugitives) and followed by “Blue Bloods,” with a new problem: Eddie’s friend has a restaurant that may be at drug front.
4) “Grease” (1978), 8 and 11 p.m., Paramount+. On Wednesday, Paramount+ will launch a zestful prequel series, focusing on the start of the Pink Ladies. First, here’s a chance to see the original, sandwiching a 10:30 special previewing the series. Other worthy movies include “Black Panther” (2018), at 8 p.m. on TBS, and “Psycho” (1960), at 8 p.m. ET on Turner Classic Movies.
5) Dtreaming. Netflix debuts “Unstable,” a Rob Lowe comedy movie; also, Amazon Prime starts “The Power,” a fantasy series with Toni Collette and John Leguizamo. That wraps a week that has debuted other series – the comedy “Wellmania” on Netflix, the offbeat “The Big Door Prize” on Apple TV+ and “The Dreamer” on Viaplay. The latter is a richly filmed Danish film (with English sub-titles) viewing the author who was the centerpiece of “Out of Africa.”