1) “The Walking Dead” finale, 9-10:30, AMC, rerunning at midnight and 1:30 a.m. “Dead” (shown here in a previous episode) has been one of cable’s top successes — 11 seasons, 177 episodes, countless zombies and huge ratings. Last week’s episode saw a swarm heading for the city; that reruns at 7:25 p.m. and then the fuss begins: Chris Hardwick hosts a red-carpet preview at 8:30. After the finale, he’ll host a “Talking Dead” with the actors and producers, until midnight.
2) American Music Awards, 8-11 p.m., ABC. It will be a night to honor stars, old and new. Pink sings a tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John; Stevie Woder, Charlie Puth and Ari Lennox do a tribute to Lionel Richie, who is getting the Icon Award. Also performing: Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons, Yola, Bebe Rexha, David Guetta, Dove Cameron, Lil Baby, Glorilla, J.I.D., Tems, Wizkid and more. Wayne Brady hosts.
3) “The Waltons’ Thanksgiving,” 8-10 p.m., CW. Last year, CW had a ratings success by rebooting the classic “Waltons Homecoming” TV movie. Now it’s bringing the same people back for another film.
Richard Thomas (John-Boy in the original film and series) narrates as the same character (John-Man?) as an adult; Bellamy Young (“Scandal”) plays his non-scandalous mom. At the Harvest Festival Fair, a boy arrives who will change Walton lives.
4) “Magpie Murders” finale, 9 pm., PBS. After a slow start, this six-parter has been fascinating, with a book editor tackling two mysteries: Who killed the author … and who is the killer in his book’s final chapter, which is missing? Both answers are intriguing. And at 8 p.m., “Miss Scarlet and the Duke” has a strong season-finale, including a gunman and a hesitant romance.
5) “Bob’s Burgers,” 9 p.m., Fox. TV has lots of Thanksgiving episodes, but none of them seem to take place at a miniature-golf course. Now that gap is filled, in a fairly funny episode. It’s followed at 9:30 by the 400th “Family Guy” episode; Stewie faces the wrath of a pop star’s fans.