CALL ME KAT: Mayim Bialik. CALL ME KAT will have a special series premiere Sunday, Jan. 3 (8:00-8:31 PM ET/PT), following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader. The series then makes its time period premiere Thursday, Jan. 7 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2020 FOX MEDIA LLC. Cr. Cr: Lisa Rose/FOX.

Best-bets for May 5: “Kat” ends season, “Grey’s” returns

1) “Call Me Kat” season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox. Last week, Kat’s world crumbled. The new landlord (who was, briefly, her boyfriend) raised the rent on her café and apartment. Desperate, she laid off Phil … then collapsed with an anxiety attack. Both characters – played by Mayim Bialik (shown here) and Leslie Jordan – are thoroughly likable; so is the show, even when its humor is mild. Also tonight, Max gets a big break and Carter tries to control his jealousy. Read more…

1) “Call Me Kat” season-finale, 9 p.m., Fox. Last week, Kat’s world crumbled. The new landlord (who was, briefly, her boyfriend) raised the rent on her café and apartment. Desperate, she laid off Phil … then collapsed with an anxiety attack. Both characters – played by Mayim Bialik (shown here) and Leslie Jordan – are thoroughly likable; so is the show, even when its humor is mild. Also tonight, Max gets a big break and Carter tries to control his jealousy.

2) “Welcome to Flatch,” 9:30, Fox. After a great start, “Flatch” has drifted lately. Last week was merely OK; this is about the same. Delighted that her dad is back home, Kelly obsesses on a dinner for him. Meanwhile, Sheryl emerges from an overnight date, wearing a too-fancy dress. The best moments come in the budding romance between Beth – whose words and emotions are sparse – and Shrub.

3) “Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m., ABC. After a three-week break, ABC’s Thursday dramas return for their final month of the season. There’s “Station 19” at 8 p.m. and “Big Sky” at 10, surrounding this one: Owen is back to work, Addison (Kate Walsh) is back at the hospital and Bailey is back in trouble. This time she faces Catherine, who is dealing with audits of several hospitals.

4) “Atlanta,” 10 p.m., FX, rerunning at 10:42 and 11:24. After sampling the wrong drugs in Amsterdam, Paper Boi has odd adventures … or, at least, imagines them. It’s an offbeat episode, but includes a truly remarkable scene. In an interview, Liam Neeson told of a past incident when he seethed with hatred toward Blacks. Now Neeson appears here as himself … or an imaginary version of himself. Let’s credit him for a bold step into tricky territory.

5) ALSO: It’s a big day for streaming networks. On the light side, the second season starts for Peacock’s “Girls5Eva,” the comedy-with-music (produced by Tina Fey) about a re-united girl group. On the serious side is the debut of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” on Paramount+. A prequel to the original “Trek,” it has Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, emerging from a self-imposed absence to lead a rescue. Ethan Peck plays Spock.

— Mike Hughes, TV America

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