Little Big Shots: Forever Young / 8:00pm (4) Youngsters have had their turns, and now, it’s time for remarkable talents from the opposite end of the age spectrum to show their stuff. As this spinoff premieres, host Steve Harvey and fellow executive producer Ellen DeGeneres showcase senior citizens and their special entertainment skills ... be those singing, dancing or something much more unexpected. Comedy legend Betty White and gospel singer Shirley Caesar help get the show off to its start here.
Big Pacific / 8:00pm (22) 12:00am (22) 3:00am (22) 8:00pm (26.4) As might be guessed, the title ocean is the subject of this new documentary series narrated by Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Lost”), with each episode examining a different trait of the Pacific and the creatures that inhabit it. Thus, the opening installment titled “Mysterious” shows how explorers’ efforts to uncover its secrets largely haven’t been able to hold water ... so to speak. The ultra-high-definition filming guarantees sharp imagery here.
The F Word With Gordon Ramsay / 9:00pm (5) Joel McHale (“Community”) is a celebrity guest for a new episode in which families and friends compete in a live high-stakes cook-off. While the preparation and cooking is in progress, host and judge Gordon Ramsay will present helpful culinary demos, along with taking part in some high-spirited adventures with his special guest, as well as fans and foodies.
This Is Us / 10:00pm (4) A trip to “The Pool” — the title of this episode — proves revelatory for Rebecca and Jack (Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia), who come to understand the challenges faced by each of their children. Kevin (Justin Hartley) gets his own challenge from an actress during a Broadway audition.
Steve Harvey hosts “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” on NBC.