1) “Clarice,” 10 p.m., CBS. This richly crafted series has had one persistent flaw: It uses the cliché of higher-ups who ignore evidence and just get in the way. That’s been especially true of Clarice’s FBI boss, Krendler; a terrific actor (Michael Cutlitz, shown here) has been stuck in a one-note role. Now the remedy begins by a simple means – bringing in someone much worse. As Krendler is investigated, he adds much-needed depth. It’s a good episode – in a darkly Gothic way – but ends with the story in limbo.
2) “Go-Big Show,” 9 p.m., TBS, rerunning at 11:30. “Go-Big” has seen some bizarre acts going big. It’s had a yodeler and a yo-yo-er; it’s had people who fight bulls and stir alligators, plus a guy who stuck the heads of live rattlesnakes in his mouth. It’s had a “redneck archer,” a “foot archer” and a one-armed archer. So far, two acts have qualified for next week’s finals; now six compete for the last spot.
3) “Legacies,” 9 p.m., CW. A distinguished chap named Robin Goodfella is suddenly at the school … convincing people that he’s a good fellow they’ve known all their lives. That starts a rerun that soon has Landon writing a musical about the school and the town. Most students jump into it, but Hope is avoiding the show and Landon. This is a fresh and clever hour that includes large chunks of the songs. They’re cleverly written and adequately performed by the likable young cast.
4) “B Positive,” 8:30 p.m., CBS. Last week’s episode brought extremes – joy when Jerry received a donated kidney, then dismay when his body rejected it. Now Drew – Jerry’s dialysis friend – is deeply depressed; Gina, who will be donating her kidney to Drew, tries to snap him out of it.
5) “The Chase,” 9 and 10 p.m., ABC. After a long pause, ABC’s dramas are finally returning. Next week, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19” and “A Million Little Things” will be backj. First, here’s the final Thursday of game shows – “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” at 8 p.m., followed by a double “Chase.”