1) “Holey Moley,” 8 p.m., ABC. Thursdays have become the centerpoint for summertime games and reality shows. At 8 p.m., that includes two shows on CBS (“Big Brother” and “Love Island”), two hours of “Beat Shazam” on Fox and “The Wall” on NBC. It also includes this goofy miniature-golf show (shown here), which has a final spot to fill in next week’s $250,000 championship. Contestants range from a law student to a pageant queen, from a musician to a former pro football player.
2) “Cake” season-finale,” 10 p.m., FXX, rerunning at 10:30 and 11:30. Wilmette is a wealthy Chicago suburb with 27,000 people and one surprise: The spectacular Baha’i House of Worship, the only one of its kind in the U.S., is on seven immaculate acres. That becomes the setting for bittersweet animation about college love gone bad. There’s also a “Dicktown” episode with a clever ending, plus several shorter bits that are so-so at best.
3) “To Tell the Truth” season-finale, 10 p.m., ABC. Tonight, games and reality shows are wrapping their seasons. That includes “Cannonball” (8 and 11 p.m., USA) and “The Real Housewives of New York City” (9 p.m., Bravo, preceded by reruns of the entire season). And it includes “Truth,” which has another episode at 9 and then this finale. One contestant was the original Jason in the “Friday the 13th” movie; another makes wigs for celebrities. And one once had an octopus stuck to his or her face.
4) “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” 9 and 10 p.m., NBC. Let’s credit this for being a scripted, live-action show, facing that cascade of games and reality. Both reruns deal with predators. The first targets men in gay bars; the second involves a date-rape drug that leaves no evidence.
5) Streaming swarm. HBO Max has the first three “Raised by Wolves” episodes – two of them directed by Ridley Scott, a master of sci-fi (“Alien,” “Blade Runner”) and more. The first hour starts serenely, as androids raise children on a distant planet; it ends with a fierce wallop. Acorn has the first two episodes of “The Sound,” a slowly involving mystery set in the beauty of New Zealand. Peacock has a new season of the so-so comedy “A.P. Bio” and Netflix debuts the “Young Wallander” crimesolver.