1) “Star Trek: Discovery” opener, 10 p.m. CBS. For six previous series – scattered over 54 years – “Trek” focused on the captains. This one – which previously aired on CBS All Access – centers on the science officer (Sonequa Martin-Green, shown here). A human raised in the Vulcan culture, she has Spock-ian logic and Kirk-ian passion … nudging her near mutiny tonight. The hour feels a bit cold and militaristic, but has an epic look. This is big-screen stuff, spectacular in its visuals and in its villains.
2) “Celebrity Family Feud,” 8 p.m., Fox. “Grey’s Anatomy” won’t be back until Nov. 12, but ABC has a temporary solution for Thursdays. It’s used lots of game-show reruns on Sundays, saving new episodes for now. Tonight has Kathie Lee Gifford facing Ricki Lake and 2 Chainz facing Big Boi. Then comes “Press Your Luck” (three “legendary” contestants from the 1980s) and “Match Game.”
3) “Filthy Rich,” 9 p.m., Fox. In two weeks, Fox will have Thursday football, completing its no-rerun fall line-up. For now, the Thursday game (Dolphins-Jaguars, 8:20 p.m. ET) is confined to the NFL Network; Fox reruns a behind-the-scenes “Masked Singer” special at 8 and the “Filthy” opener at 9. Kim Cattrall plays a media mogul who learns her husband is apparently dead … and three illegitimate children are included in his will. This is soapy and excessive, but does have its moments.
4) “Council of Dads,” 8 p.m., NBC. Like ABC, NBC has some temporary holes in its Thursday schedule. It’s inserting reruns of two shows that won’t be back: “Council of Dads” is a well-made dramas about a guy asking three friends to help with the family, if he dies; “Blindspot” (9 p.m.) is a slick adventure in which a woman has no idea who she is or why she has all these tattoos.
5) “Agents of Chaos,” 9 p.m., HBO. Here’s the first-half of a two-week documentary that outlines Russian efforts to alter the 2016 election. It looks at the hacking of Democrats’ e-mails and at spreading wild rumors via fake social-media accounts and even via making fake local-news websites.