1) “Salute to Service,” 9 p.m., PBS. On Veterans Day eve, Jon Stewart offers a warm tribute. There’s great music from Amanda Shires, Mickey Guyton and Mandy Gonzalez (shown here in a previous performance) … and from soldiers. We hear military people who are gifted musicians, singers and (yes) rappers. Stewart also meets Evelyn Kandel: At 18, she was the pretty blonde chosen to represent her fellow Marines; 72 years later, we meet a helicopter pilot, one of four sisters who are West Point grads.
2) “After the Blast: The Will to Survive,” 8 p.m., ABC. At 44, Bob Woodruff was a former lawyer (and former lacrosse star) co-anchoring ABC News. Then an explosion in Iraq nearly killed him; he was in a medically induced coma for 36 days and then began the slow recovery. This report, almost 18 years after the blast, looks at his life then and now.
3) “Blue Bloods,” 10 p.m., CBS. Skimming through its 13 seasons, the show reruns key episodes. Scheduled for tonight is the 2018 season-finale, with Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) probing shootings linked to the release of six men who were wrongly convicted. Set for next week is the 2019 season-finale, in which Danny’s brother Jamie (Will Estes) marries his former police partner (Vanessa Ray).
4) “The Killer,” Netflix. After huge success in movie theaters (“Gone Girl,” “The Social Network”), David Fincher went to Netflix. First was the Oscar-nominated “Mank,” now this film has Michael Fassbender as a calculating killer. Also streaming today, Apple TV+’s season-opener of its re-imagined space race, “For All Mankind.” That’s two days after Apple wrapped one superb season (“The Morning Show”) and launched another (“Buccaneers”).
5) ALSO: “FBoy Island,” CW’s lusty dating show, has moved again; previously on Thursdays and Mondays,it’s now at 9 p.m. today. There are fun movies, led by the animated gem “Rio” (2011), at 8 p.m. on Disney, and Bruce Willis’ “Red” adventures (2010 and 2013), at 6 and 8:30. And some viewers get the digital MeTV; from 7-10 p.m., it has the long and moving “MASH” finale.
— Mike Hughes, TV America