1) “Ghosts U.K.” debut, 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. Here’s the show CBS’ “Ghosts” is based on. Its concept is clever; its execution is adequate. As in the U.S. version, a new homeowner died briefly, was revived and could see the ghosts in her mansion. The American woman adjusted nimbly and liked these folks; the British one (shown here) spends much of this hour quaking. Then again, the American ghosts are more likable; the British ones are merely kind of amusing.
2) “Young Sheldon” and “Ghosts” return, 8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS. After being on the shelf for two months, two of TV’s best comedies return. They’re reruns for now, setting us up for better times ahead. First, there are plans for a baby shower; Mary soon quarrels with Mandy’s mom, who is not happy about her daughter being single and pregnant. Then the bed-and-breakfast hires a “perfect assistant” … whose imperfections soon become apparent.
3) “The Crown” return, Netflix. One of TV’s best series – one that propelled the streaming boom – has its sixth and final season. There are four episodes today, as Diana (Emmy-nominee Elizabeth Debicki) begins her romance with Dodi Fayed, while Charles (Dominic West) tries to patch his image. The final six – with Elizabeth (Imelda Staunton) and her grandsons facing a new world – arrive Dec. 14.
4) “Transplant,” 9 p.m., NBC. Midway through this tough hour, there’s an extreme rescue attempt, one that involves most of the doctors we know. It’s an impressive moment, in an hour that otherwise has ups and downs. There are strong looks at the guilt-ridden Theo and at the short-staffing of nurses. Another issue – should Bash’s sister apply to a performing-arts school? – is tarnished by the fact that we see her very bad audition tape.
5) “Everyone Else Burns,” 9:30 p.m., CW. Wrapping up a night of imported comedies, this British show follows its usual trend: Scenes with David, the religious zealot, are so-so and one-note; scenes with his teen daughter, a sweet and conflicted soul, are quite involving.
— Mike Hughes, TV America