1) “Great Performances,” 9 p.m., PBS. Kate Prince is a gifted choreographer, creating vibrant blends of hip hop and other contemporary dance styles. Now she’s crafted a show (shown here), backed by the music of Sting. The story tells of a family that must flee its country, then finds pain and joy as refugees. Backed by such songs as “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take,” the result is emotional and involving.
2) Wrestling, 8 p.m., Fox. This was supposed to be the spot for the sixth World Series game, with the seventh one the next day. But the Texas Rangers wrapped up the Series early by winning four out of five – including a three-game sweep in Arizona.
3) “Nyad,” Netflix. It’s been a busy week for Netflix: “Wingwomen,” a French heist film, Wednesday … “All the Light We Cannot See,” an international drama, Thursday … and now “Ferry: The Series” (an eight-part crime series) and this movie. Annette Bening, a four-time Oscar-nominee, plays Diana Nyad who, at 64, became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. Jodie Foster, a two-time Oscar-winner, plays her coach.
4) More streaming. It’s also been busy at Hulu – “A Haunting in Venice” (Kenneth Branagh’s third Poirot film) Tuesday … “Black Cake” (an eight-part drama) Wednesday … and “Quiz Lady” today, with Sanda Oh and Awkwafina as sisters, the latter obsessed with quiz shows. Also streaming today: A tangled-love movie “Fingernails” on Apple TV+; the season-opener of the animated “Invincible” on Amazon Prime and “My Big Fat Greet Wedding 3” on Peacock.
5) ALSO: After a four-month break, “The Wall” – the game show hosted by Chris Hardwick – returns at 8 p.m. on NBC. Also, this is a night for fun Steve Carell movies. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” is 6:15 and 11:15 p.m. on IFC; “Date Night,” also starring Tina Fey, is 8:25 on HBO. And a weekend of new holiday films begins with “Flipping for Christmas,” at 8 p.m. on Hallmark.