7 p.m. on PBS
Finding Your Roots
The title “Children of the Revolution” definitely infers how far back this new episode goes in exploring the family histories of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s guests: Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”), pro basketball star Carmelo Anthony, and Republican strategist and CNN commentator Ana Navarro. Indeed, they all have bloodline connections to revolutionary times, and they’re quite surprised to learn of the roles that some of their ancestors played.
8 p.m. on CBS
Emmy winner Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife,” “Blindspot”) guest stars as Bull’s (Michael Weatherly) courtroom rival in the new episode “The Devil, the Detail.” She’s a scientist enlisted by a drug company to help counter a claim that an employee’s suicide was prompted by a drug then being tested by the firm.
8 p.m. on NBC
This Is Us
Kevin (Justin Hartley) has had mixed feelings about a lot of the situations in his life, and that isn’t likely to change as his high school gives him an honor in the new episode “Number One.” In flashbacks, Jack and Rebecca (Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore) ponder what their children’s futures will be like.
8 p.m. on ABC
The news that Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) godbrother is about to be let out of prison causes mixed reactions within the family in the new episode “Please Don’t Feed the Animals.” The resulting conversation prompts Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) to reveal that she also was behind bars at one point, sparking the children’s curiosity about what the exact circumstances were.