1) “Grown-ish” (shown here) season-finale, 8 p.m., Freeform. This episode starts and ends with big, Hollywood-style scenes – one involving a college protest, the other an on-and-off romance. Then it tacks on an epilogue, jolting us toward next season. There are some meandering moments in between, but mostly this is an episode well worth catching.
2) Basketball, 9:57 p.m. ET, TBS. No one would have predicted this: Two of the basketball giants fight for a spot in the top 64. UCLA has 11 NCAA championships, three more than anyone else. Michigan State is in its 23rd consecutive NCAA tourney, the second-longest current streak behind Kansas, with 31; it reached the final four in eight of them. UCLA is 17-9, but on a four-game losing streak; MSU (15-12) had a wretched stretch, then beat three powerhouses (each rated in the top five) in two weeks.
3) More basketball, cable. There are three more games tonight, before the all-out rush begins Friday, with four networks each airing four games. Tonight, Tru TV has Texas Southern and Mount St. Mary’s at 5:10 p.m. ET and Appalachian State and Norfolk State at 8:40; TBS has Drake and Wichita State at 6:27, before the UCLA-MSU collision. The four winners will have teams waiting for them on Saturday.
4) “The Unicorn,” 9 and 9:30 p.m., CBS. The presidential speech a week ago caused CBS to juggle its Thursday schedule. Now it has “Young Sheldon” reruns at 8 (college orientation) and 8:30 (battles with a philosophy teacher), followed by the season’s last new “Unicorn” episodes. At 9, the guys all agree to have colonoscopies; at 9:30, Wade reluctantly tries dating, after his break-up with Shannon.
5) “A Million Little Things,” 10 p.m., ABC. Set in the earlier days of the pandemic, this finds Rome helping Regina adjust the restaurant for CIVID. And Maggie, who had to return home from England, finds that cancer still controls her life.