1) “The Unicorn,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. For half an episode, this is standard-sitcom stuff. Trying to reboot his life, a year-plus after his wife’s death, Wade (Walton Goggins) hosts the Thanksgiving dinner. There’s a turkey problem, a mumbly teen-ager and a football zealot, plus disputes over coffee and place-settings. It’s moderately funny and sort of adequate. Then, in the final minutes, we’re reminded that Goggins (shown here in previous episode) was a terrific drama actor, long before doing comedy. It becomes a terrific episode.
2) “Perfect Harmony,” 8:30 p.m., NBC. What are the odds of this? At the same time, two situation comedies have an episode about a man’s first real Thanksgiving celebration since his wife’s death. While “Unicorn” zeroes in on emotion, “Harmony” wants scatter-shot fun. This Kentucky choir plans a progressive dinner; its director argues that “Kentucky” and “progressive” don’t go together, but reluctantly goes along. He soon finds chaos, foolishness and a fun night for him and for us.
3) “The Good Place,” 9 p.m., NBC. Thursday is TV’s one great night for comedies. We haven’t even mentioned “Mom” and “Will & Grace” (9 p.m. CBS, 9:30 NBC), two other terrific ones. In this case, it’s time to wake up Chidi. That requires a dash through his entire life, leading to a strong final moment.
4) “Notting Hill” (1999),8-10:05 p.m., HBO. This is the year to celebrate writer Richard Curtis. His “Yesterday” is a delight, his “Four Weddings and a Funeral” was turned into a series, his “Red Nose Day” keeps doing good deeds. And people savor his other creations, from “Love, Actually” to “Mr. Bean” to this quiet pleasure, with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant as a movie star and a bookstore owner.
5) “How to Get Away With Murder,” 10:01 p.m., ABC. On the eve of graduation, there are surprises. Oliver has an unexpected gift for the others … Annalise gets disturbing news at the dean’s cocktail party … and the FBI’s informant is finally revealed.