1) “Station 19” and “Grey’s Anatomy,” 8 and 9 p.m., ABC. After a two-week break, these dramas are back, big-time: An explosion jolts Seattle, personally affecting people on both shows, especially Dr. Hunt (shown here; see next item). Meanwhile, other stories continue. On “Station 19,” Vic ponders her feelings about Theo and commitment; also, Andy take refuge in Dean’s home. On “Grey’s Anatomy,” Meredith and Amelia – working on their study in Minnesota – get help from a familiar face.
2) Veterans Day episodes. This holiday – Nov. 11, marking the 103rd anniversary of the end of World War I – falls on a Thursday, which is perfect for two shows: On “United States of Al” (8:30 p.m., CBS), Riley was a Marine in Afghanistan; he struggles with PTSD, while preparing for a Veterans Day reunion. On “Grey’s Anatomy” (9 p.m., ABC), Dr. Owen Hunt was an Army officer whose entire plateoon was killed; after the Seattle explosion, his sister Megan quietly asks for help for his PTSD.
3) Veterans Day films. Turner Classic Movies has an all-day military marathon, peaking with “Dirty Dozen” (1967), “Paths of Glory” (1958) and “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946), at 3:30, 6:15 and 8 p.m. Oddly, they’re followed at 11 by Elvis in “GI Blues” (1960). Meanwhile, AMC has one of the all-time great films: Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) is at 7 and 11 p.m.
4) Movie musicals, Freeform. This starts with a gem – “Mary Poppins” (1964) at 2:30- p.m. That’s followed by two pleasant-enough films – “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018) at 5:45 p.m. and the animated “Aladdin” (1992) at 8:55.
5) “B Positive,” 9:30 p.m., CBS. In the first season, this show developed some terrific characters that Drew met while getting dialysis. Now that he’s had his transplant, it finds ways to include them in the retirement home, which Gina bought. Gideon is the head nurse there; Eli is still in the picture, as Gina’s ex-boyfriend. And now Jerry faints at work; Gina wants him to move into the home.