1) “Academy of Country Music Honors,” 8-10 p.m. today, Fox. A Black-and-Brown night honors veterans – Clint Black (shown here), Charlie Daniels, Tim McGraw, Mary Chapin Carpenter – and newer arrivals, Kane Brown, Chris Stapleton and Breland. Carly Pearce hosts; the packed line-up has Keith Urban, Lady A, Lee Brice, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Priscilla Block, Chris Janson, Anne Wilson, Jordan Davis and The War and Treaty.
2) “Krapopolis,” after football (about 8 p.m. ET) Sunday, Fox. Other shows were stifled by strikes, but animated ones work far in advance. On Oct. 1, “The Simpsons” and others arrive; first, here’s the only new broadcast-network comedy this fall. It’s a pretty good one, from the producer of “Community” and “Rick and Morty.” A young Greek ruler wants to invent civilization, to the frustration of his uncivilized kin. Despite an excess of gore, it’s a fun show.
3) “American Ninja Warrior,” 8-10 p.m. today, NBC; rerunning 9-11 p.m. Thursday. Last week brought a surprise: Vance Walker, 18 – who needed braces in his early years, because of cerebral palsy – became the show’s 15th winner and only its third to get the top prize of $1 million. Now “Ninja” extends its season by a week, for this new special: Each of the duos is a couple in real life; they must tackle the obstacles course, relay-style.
4) Talk-show openers, today. Most daytime shows are starting their seasons, despite strike limits. There’s no writing, no actors discussing current shows. Still, it’s opening day for CBS’ “The Talk” and the syndicated Drew Barrymore, Sherri Shepherd and Jennifer Hudson shows. Others – ABC’s “The View,” the syndicated Tamron Hall and “Kelly & Mark” – already started. Latenight reruns remain, with CBS adding “Comics Unleashed” at 12:37 a,m.
5) “America’s Got Talent,” 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. The final batch of finalist-annabes ranges from ages 7 (Esenia Mikheeva) to 61 (Mandy Muden). There are people from Russia, Japan, Brazil, South Korea and Tanzania, plus the U.S. There are three solo singers, plus a duo and a chorus. There are also two magicians (Muden and Sansoon Kim); a dancer (Mikheeva) and dance group Avantgardey), plus an acrobat duo and a hula hoop aerialist.
6) “Becoming Frida Kahlo,” 9 p.m., Tuesday PBS. Launching a three-week documentary, this fascinating hour ends shortly after Kahlo married Diego Rivera. He was 42, twice-divorced, 6-foot-1, 300-plus pounds and world-famous. She was 22, 5-3, under 100 pounds, not yet a professional painter. But she was a survivor – polio, a brutal bus accident – with a flinty independence. In her brief (47-year) life, she would become a famed artist.
7) “Name That Tune” season-opener and “MasterChef” finale, 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Fox. Here are extremes: “Tune” is drab and dull, a summer cheapie misplaced in the fall. “MasterChef,” however, has been excellent. The South team has dominated, but last week it lost two people, leaving only Jennifer Maune, 42, a mother of six and lifestyle blogger who’s been a cheerleader and Junior Leaguer. She faces Grant Gillan, 32, and Kennedy U., 26.
8) “American Horror Story: Delicate” opener, 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX; repeats until 2 a.m. Emma Roberts stars as a young actress whose movie is big at the same time that she feels her lief and her pregnancy are haunted. Also starring are Cara Delevingne, Matt Czuchry and an ominous Kim Kardashian. FX also has new episodes (each at 10 p.m.) of “Breeders,” today; “Welcome to Wrexham,” Tuesday; and “Archer,” Wednesday on FXX.
9) “IHeartRadio Music Festival,” 10 p.m. ET Friday and Saturday, Hulu. For years, this gave the CW network a vibrant start to its season. Now, instead, it’s livestreamed from Las Vegas. The line-up has country (Tim McGraw, Kane Brown), rap and hip hop (Public Enemy, Lil Wayne) and waves of pop and R&B – Kelly Clarkson, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Miguel, TLC, Fall Out Boy, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Foo Fighters and more. Ryan Seacrest hosts.
10) “The Continental,” Friday, Peacock. In a “John Wick” prequel, we visit a hotel run by Mel Gibson and populated by assassins; there are movie-length action films for three weeks. That leads a streaming week that has the final “Sex Education” season (Thursday on Netflix) and two great episodes Wednesday: “The Morning Show” has a maybe-crisis in space; “Reservation Dogs” has subtly moving moments, with Ethan Hawke as Elora’s absent father.