Here’s what new shows on network TV are all about this fall: Another reality competition. Josh Duhamel hosts “Buddy Games” (CBS, 9 p.m.), in which a half dozen teams of friends compete at a lakeside camp. It comes right after live eviction night on “Big Brother” (CBS, 8 p.m.) and before another installment of “The Challenge: USA” (CBS, 10 p.m.). 

More non-scripted broadcast hijinks tonight come from new episodes of “Generation Gap” (ABC, 8 p.m.) and “The Prank Panel” (ABC, 9 p.m.). 

“Barbie: A Touch of Magic” (Netflix, streaming) has nothing to do with the box-office hit (now available on video-on-demand). Instead, it’s a garishly colored computer animation series whose characters bear a closer resemblance to the plastic toys that inspired them. 

Another animated series, “Dragons: The Nine Realms” (Hulu, Peacock, streaming) returns for a seventh season on two different services. 

A second season starts for the millennial series “A La Carte” (AllBLK, streaming). 

From Japan comes a new film in which  Little Red Riding Hood is a detective in a case involving Cinderella. It’s called “Once Upon a Crime” (Netflix, streaming).

It’s down to 10 competitors on “Fight to Survive” (CW, 8 p.m.), and there’s half that left on “Alone Australia” (History, 9:34 p.m.). 

The true nature of the dudes are determined on “FBoy Island” (CW, 9 p.m.). 

“Southern Charm” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) returns for a ninth season with the same old people. 

A new season comes for the home improvement series “No Demo Reno” (HGTV, 9 p.m.). 

“Mountain Men” (History, 8 p.m.) train a stubborn stallion. 

A woman’s realtor is found dead in her house in the made-for-TV thriller “As Luck Would Have It” (Lifetime Movie Network, 8 p.m.). 

“Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” (MTV, 8 p.m.) has a charcuterie party. 

Reginae goes on a date on “Toya & Reginae” (WEtv, 9 p.m.). 

Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to director William Friedkin, who died last month at 87 with “The French Connection” (8 p.m.), “To Live and Die in L.A.” (10 p.m.) and “The Boys in the Band” (12:15 a.m.). They are followed by “Torch Song Trilogy” (2:30 a.m.) and “The Times of Harvey Milk” (4:30 p.m.).

Earlier today are flicks about new babies: “Never Too Late” (7 a.m.), “So You’re Going to Be a Father” (9 a.m.), “The High Cost of Loving” (9:15 a.m.), “Everything I Have is Yours” (11 a.m.), “Joy in the Morning” (12:45 p.m.), “Four Wives” (2:45 p.m.), “We Who are Young” (4:45 p.m.) and “Tunnel of Love” (6:15 p.m.).

Thursday night football is streaming with Minnesota at Philadelphia (Prime Video, 8:15 p.m.).

College football has Navy at Memphis (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.). 

Baseball includes Tampa Bay at Baltimore (Fox, 7 p.m.).  

Women’s college soccer has TCU at BYU (ESPNU, 9 p.m.). 

NASCAR has the UNOH 200 Round of 8 Playoff Race (Fox Sports 1, 9 p.m.) from Bristol, Tenn. 

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos: Tamron Hall, Henrik Lundqvist. The Talk: Tichina Arnold, Julia Schlapfer (rerun). Drew Barrymore: Chloe Bailey (rerun).  Kelly Clarkson: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Jim Rasy, Symone (rerun). Jennifer Hudson: Chance the Rapper, Michael Airport (rerun). Tamron Hall: Catt Sadler, Toya Johnson-Rishing.

Late Night

All reruns due to the writers’ strike: Stephen Colbert: Michelle Obama, Quinta Brunson, Tom Papa. Jimmy Kimmel: Brie Larson, Josh Duhamel, Macklemore.  Jimmy Fallon: Rosie O’Donnell, Suga. Seth Meyers: Allison Williams, S.S. Rajamouli.  James Corden: Ansel Elgort, Jane Levy.