"The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) enters its 18th season. Nick Jonas will appear as a coach, joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton.
After that, juvenile performers vie for their big break on the fourth season premiere of "Little Big Shots" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-G).
Call me old-fashioned, but why is a show about child performers airing at this late hour, a time usually reserved for violent police dramas? I know shows and clips can be streamed and watched at the viewer's whim. But there are still viewers looking for what used to be called "family hour" fare, shows that several generations can watch together, before the ideal audience for "Little Big Shots" is sent to bed.
-- As a pop genre goes, the classic rock biography has moved into its senior center phase. A generation of performers defined by The Who's taunting lyric, "Hope I die before I get old," now hope to tell their stories before it's too late. Or tell them for the umpteenth time.
The 2019 documentary "David Crosby: Remember My Name" (9 p.m., Starz) profiles an integral member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash (and intermittently) Young, who sold millions of records in the 1960s and 70s. Influenced by Bob Dylan, folk music and the singer-songwriter movement of that era, Crosby and his bandmates were never shy about their idealism or politics.
Nor was Crosby private about his drug use and womanizing. Hedonism on such a monumental scale would send him to multiple rehabs and eventually involve organ transplants. His story would include a surprise foundling child, a celebrity sperm donation and other fodder for the "Behind the Music" era of rock scandalographies that dominated the VH1 schedule back at the turn of this century.
Crosby has reached a point in his life (he's 78) when he's willing to own up to an insufferable personality that made life so difficult for friends, lovers and colleagues.
While many stars and musicians come from obscure places, Crosby was very much a child of Hollywood. His father was a busy cinematographer who worked on more than 100 films, including "High Noon."
-- History is never made in a vacuum. While many nostalgic films and documentaries tend to compartmentalize the history of space exploration, it took place during a tumultuous time of Cold War rivalries.
Not only were the United States and the USSR battling for supremacy in space exploration, the forces of communism and the "free world" were vying for the allegiance of millions of people, mostly nonwhite, emerging from centuries of colonialism. During that time, Soviet propaganda made the most of the civil rights struggles in the United States and its history of slavery, segregation and institutionalized racism.
Against that background, the documentary "Black in Space" (8 p.m., Smithsonian) looks at the efforts of both countries' space programs to train a black astronaut and put him into space in a historic and symbolic first.
-- The "Independent Lens" (10 p.m., PBS, TV-MA, check local listings) documentary "Always in Season" tells the sad story of a mother in North Carolina seeking justice for her son.
After the teen was found hanging from a swing set in 2014, his death was quickly ruled a suicide. She and others contend he was murdered, and his body was strung up as an intimidating tableau, a continuation of a practice of racist lynching that dates back more than a century.
TONIGHT'S OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
-- Steer clear on "9-1-1: Lone Star" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
-- A defendant seeks publicity on "All Rise" (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14).
Meat, heat and smoke on "The Neighborhood" (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-PG) ... Coop is torn on "All American" (8 p.m., CW, TV-PG).