DON’T MISS: “American Idol” — The show must go on — even in a pandemic. To simplify things and follow COVID-19 protocol, the popular singing contest ditched the cross-country tour. Instead, it held virtual online auditions followed by quarantined, in-person tryouts in only three Southern California cities (Los Angeles, San Diego and Ojai). Still, the battle to be crowned Season 19 champion is expected to be as fierce as ever. Returning for another round of musical merriment are judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest. (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC).
SUNDAY: “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” is a six-part series that follows the actor as he treks across Italy to discover the delights of its regional cuisines. Along the way, he demonstrates how the diversity of Italian cooking provides glimpses into the country’s history and culture. (9 p.m., CNN).
MONDAY: Kevin James returns to series television in “The Crew.” He plays a NASCAR crew chief for a fictional racing team that swerves off track when a young new female boss steps in and tries to shake things up. (Netflix).
TUESDAY: The new sitcom “Young Rock” takes viewers on a roller-coaster tour of Dwayne Johnson’s nomadic and very wild youthful years. Included: glimpses into his experiences growing up in a wrestling family and among larger-than life ring combatants. (8 p.m., NBC).
TUESDAY: In the two-part documentary, “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes viewers on a journey through the 400-year-old history of African American religion — from plantation prayer houses to modern congregations and their role in addressing social inequality and aiding those in need. (8 p.m., PBS).
TUESDAY: Funny guy Kenan Thompson graduates from “Saturday Night Live” to his own, self-titled sitcom. In “Kenan,” he plays a widowed dad who is juggling a high-profile job as the host of an Atlanta morning show and raising two girls. The cast includes Don Johnson. (8:30 p.m., NBC).
WEDNESDAY: Hosted by Will Smith, “Amend: The Fight for America” is a documentary series that explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which, in 1868, promised liberty and equal protection for all persons. A number of actors, including Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi and others, breathe life into speeches and writings by the amendment’s most ardent advocates and foes. (Netflix).
THURSDAY: A twisted, real-life crime is the focus of “The Widower.” It’s a three-part series that takes viewers behind the scenes of a decade-long investigation into Thomas Randolph, an eccentric Las Vegas man accused of killing his wife Sharon. As the probe unfolds, it becomes evident that Sharon was Randolph’s sixth wife — and the fourth to die under mysterious circumstances. (10 p.m., NBC).
FRIDAY: The long wait is over. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and more return as “The Muppet Show” becomes available for streaming. In addition to the first three seasons of the classic series, fans can enjoy Seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been released on home entertainment. (Disney+).
SATURDAY: “The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice” is a TV film that tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s real-life search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a New Jersey woman who vanished in 2010. The case eventually led to the grisly discovery of 19 bodies of young women buried on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Katharine Isabelle and Kim Delaney star. (8 p.m., Lifetime).