“2017 American Music Awards” (7 p.m., ABC) - The 45th annual gala features performances by Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, and Christina Aguilera. Diana Ross will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Search Party” (8 p.m., TBS, Season Premiere) - After finding the not-so-missing Chantal and killing the not-so-villainous Keith, the gang is faced with the horrifying task of trying to bury a body before the sun comes up in the season two premiere.
“The Gifted” (8 p.m., Fox) - More refugees pour into the Mutant Underground but the group faces a threat when they discover one of them is a spy working for Sentinel Services.
“David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize” (8 p.m., PBS) - David Letterman is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
“Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu, Series Premiere) - Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? “Marvel’s Runaways” is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe – their parents.
“Chicago Med” (9 p.m., NBC, Season Premiere) - In the season three premiere the doctors try to bring justice to the perpetrator in the shooting of Dr. Charles.
“Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS) - The long running reality show had its best episode of the season last week. Here’s hoping that trend continues.
“SNL Thanksgiving Special” (8 p.m., NBC) - Thanksgiving themed comedy from the “Saturday Night Live” crew is presented.
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (9 a.m., NBC) - Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker anchor coverage of the 91st annual procession in Manhattan.
“Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions” (10:30 a.m., Fox)
“Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys” (2:30 p.m., CBS)
“New York Giants at Washington Redskins” (6:20 p.m., NBC)
“Frontier” (Netflix, Season Premiere) - In the second season of this series starring Jason Momoa, the frontier expands with spectacular new views of the northern wilderness, and new players entering the ruthless game in the quest for power and wealth – pushing everyone to either embrace unknown alliances or arm themselves against them.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (7 p.m., NBC) - Boris Karloff narrates the Dr. Seuss tale about the Whos, creatures who like nothing better than Christmas, and the evil Grinch, with a heart two sizes too small.
“Frosty the Snowman” (7 p.m., CBS) - Jimmy Durante narrates the story about the warmhearted man of snow, who risks a meltdown from rising temperatures unless he can get to the North Pole.
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” (7 p.m., ABC) - Fred Astaire and Mickey Rooney are among those who lend their voices to this holiday tale, which explains the legend of Santa Claus and how he began delivering toys to children on Christmas Eve.
“Kong: Skull Island” (6 p.m., HBO) - A disillusioned soldier and photojournalist join an expedition to Skull Island in this reboot. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman star.
“National Dog Show” (7 p.m., NBC) - John O’Hurley hosts coverage of the 16th annual showcase of purebred canines. David Frei provides analysis while Mary Carillo, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir serve as reporters.
Gazette media columnist Terry Terrones is a member of the Television Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. You can follow him on Twitter at @terryterrones.