1) “Yellowstone opener,” 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., CBS. On a shaky channel — the Paramount Network, formerly the Nashville Network, National Network and Spike – this became a ratings triumph. Written and produced by Taylor Sheridan and starring Kevin Costner (shown here), it’s a modern western, with taut dialog, strong characters and sprawling settings. Now it moves to CBS (also owned by Paramount) to rerun the entire series, starting with the two-hour opener.
2) “60 Minutes” season-opener, 7:30 p.m., CBS. While other TV shows struggle, this keeps going. It starts its 56th season, still a ratings leader – helped often enough by football doubleheaders as lead-ins. That’s why the show is sometimes at 7 and sometimes at 7:30. Tonight is the latter, with “Big Brother” waiting until 10:30. And if football runs late, all three CBS shows will have to wait.
3) “Professor T,” 8 p.m., PBS. Alongside a deeply morose story, there are key moments for each character. Lisa juggles feelings for her dad (struggling with dementia) and a fellow cop (secretly moonlighting with iffy people). Her boss may have a new romance. And the professor finally admits he needs lots of therapy. In a strong mystery night, that’s followed by the ongoing “Unforgotten” and the start of a two-part “Van der Valk.”
4) “In the Heights” (2021), 9:30 p.m., TBS. Some immense talents linked to create a visual and musical delight. Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”) won two Tonys for this on Broadway, then adapted it. He starred onstage, but settled for a small role here; Anthony Ramos starred and drew a Golden Globe nomination. Director Jon Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) turned it into a visual feast. A terrific film was overlooked during the pandemic, but we can catch it now.
5) “Winning Time,” the clever series about the Magic era for the Los Angeles Lakers, has its season-finale at 9 p.m. on HBO. Also, Showtime has key episodes of two series: “Billions” (8 p.m.) finds a link between Axe and Chuck Rhoades – perpetual enemies who can only agree that Mike Prince must be stopped. “The Chi” ended last week with a jolt, when Pastor Stanley Jackson (Papa’s father) was strangled to death. Now a community is in shock.