1) “How We Roll” debut, 9:30 p.m., CBS. In real life, Tom Smallwood was laid off after a half-year at an auto factory near Detroit. At 31, he made one last stab at a bowling career — and succeeded. Now that’s been turned into a comedy that’s OK, but no match for CBS’ other Thursday shows. There are some good moments from Pete Holmes, Katie Lowes (as his wife; they’re shown here) and Chi McBride (as the bowling-alley owner), but his mom is poorly written and played.
2) “Ghosts,” 9 p.m., CBS. After a two-week basketball break, most of the CBS comedies are back. “B Positive” has finished its season, but we get new episodes of “Young Sheldon” at 8, “United States of Al” at 8:30 and “Ghosts,” finally answering a key question: Why does Trevor have no pants?
3) “Rat in the Kitchen” debut, 9 p.m., TBS. Here’s a fresh twist on a cooking show: Six chefs combine (and sometimes rotate) while making dishes … but one is trying to sabotage the results. The others win money if Chef Ludo Lefebvre approves of the results … but only if they guess the saboteur. Natasha Leggero adds some fun as host, keeping the show moderately interesting.
4) “Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m., ABC. A doctor shortage causes trouble at the hospital – exasperated when Meredith spends a sick day at home. Also, Skylar Astin returns as an environmental scientist who is accompanying his pregnant sister.
5) “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962), 8 p.m., Turner Classic Movies. The “31 Days of Oscar” marathon concludes with dead-serious films, worth ting. At 3:15 p.m. is “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966). Then there’s “Days of Wine and Roses” (1962) at 5:45, “Mockingbird” at 8, “A Patch of Blue” (1965) at 10:30, “The Hustler” (1961) at 12:30 a.m. and “Midnight Cowboy” (1969) at 3,