1) “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” 8 p.m., ABC. For a successful feast, it’s important to choose the caterers wisely. In this case, alas, Snoopy and Woodstock are in charge; they prepare marshmallows and popcorn. Wrapping up the hour is the Mayflower segment of “This Is America, Charlie Brown.”
2) “A Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special,” 9-11 p.m., NBC. When the parade starts Thursday morning, Christmas will begin gobbling up TV time. First, we get a few Thanksgiving shows – Charlie Brown and then this compilation. Over the past 44 years,”SNL” has ranged from Paul Simon dressed as a turkey to a Thanksgiving-dinner fight that’s halted by an Adele song.
3) “The Masked Singer,” 8 p.m., Fox. We’re to the serious part of the show now, with talented singers being eliminated. Early rounds included a boxer, a skater and a TV doctor; last week, the immensely talented Patti LaBelle was ousted, leaving seven people. And for more music, a two-night “iHeart Radio” rerun begins, from 8-10 p.m. on CW with Camila Cabello, Halsey, Tim McGraw and more.
4) “Modern Family,” 9 p.m., ABC. It’s always nice to bond with your step-son, but Jay’s choice – taking Manny to a wine-tasting – is iffy. Also in this rerun, Claire wants to whisk everyone out of the house, before the arrival of a reporter for a women’s business magazine.
5) “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962), 8 p.m. ET, Turner Classic Movies. Here’s a luxurious way to spend Thanksgiving eve: Settle back for a beautifully made classic. The sprawling (three hours, 36 minutes) film won seven Academy Awards, including best picture and director (David Lean). Peter O’Toole was nominated for his role as the real-life Oxford grad and archaeologist who became, almost by accident, a key strategist – and, sometimes, soldier — in the Arab overthrow of Ottoman colonialism.