Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – Phil cooks for Thanksgiving and enlists Luke as his sous-chef, but Claire secretly prepares another turkey because she doesn’t trust them. Meanwhile, Jay and Gloria's holiday travel plans fall through and they come to regret not telling anyone about it, and Cameron comes up with an unusual idea to make Lily wear a dress for dinner.
Also on tonight . . .
Nature/Nova/To Catch a Comet (8 p.m., UNC-TV) – Another big TV night for PBS. “Nature” looks at one consequence of the Arctic ice melt – more killer whales (which impacts polar bears, seals and other species of whales). At 9, “Nova” looks at what may have caused the massive landslide that killed dozens in Oso, Wash., earlier this year. At 10, “To Catch a Comet” recaps the ESA’s effort to land a robotic craft on a comet just last week.
Red Band Society (9 p.m., Fox) – A new doctor arrives at Ocean Park after being recommended by Jackson, but she starts having second thoughts about her decision after observing his methods.
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Law & Order: SVU (9 p.m., NBC) – Tonight's story involves a domestic violence dispute involving a sportscaster and his girlfriend caught on security camera footage from a parking garage. Gee, why does that sound familiar…
American Horror Story (10 p.m ., FX) – The women rally against Dell, while Jimmy has a strange encounter with Dandy. (Is there any other kind of encounter one can have with Dandy?)