On TV this Thursday: Celebrate Thanksgiving with the annual Macy’s Parade and a Friendsgiving marathon, tackle a buncha Friday Night Lights, search for heroes with Robin Roberts, honor rescue dogs or spend some time with CBS’ Mom. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
Thanksgiving Marathons, Fresh CBS Fare and More
Family Feast Marathon
Feast on a family-friendly movie marathon including Wreck-It Ralph, The Secret of Nimh, The Incredibles, Monsters University, Ice Age, Remember the Titans and more. (View schedule.)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Today’s Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie host the 88th annual event with performances from Frozen’s Idina Menzel, pop star Meghan Trainor, Broadway’s A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and The Last Ship, a first look at Peter Pan Live! and more.
The Thanksgiving Day Parade
Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and The Insider’s Thea Andrews host, with performances by Taylor Swift, Broadway’s Matilda and Pippin’ and selections from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Friday Night Lights
Wrap up this week’s “We Love Football” marathon with 11 more hours of the Taylors in their best episodes.
Take a break from your family Thanksgiving to enjoy “Friendsgiving,” a marathon of every Turkey Day-themed episode (plus four bonus offerings), wrapping at 5 pm.
The National Dog Show
John O’Hurley (Seinfeld) and expert analyst David Frei return to judge 1,500 dogs for Best in Show.
Seinfeld for the Holidays
Once you’re finished with the Friends marathon, spend three straight hours with Jerry, Elaine et al, ending with the Festivus episode at 7:30pm.
Thank You America! With Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts thanks unsung heroes across the country, such as a sanitation worker who founded a food pantry and a couple who have fostered more than 90 children. Taylor Swift (of course) and Jimmy Kimmel make guest appearances.
Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular
Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Glee’s Jane Lynch host a celebration for rescue dogs, with appearances by Glee’s Kristin Chenoweth and Amber Riley, New Girl’s Max Greenfield, Miranda Lambert, Pink and others.
While Christy is unsure about Baxter’s new relationship, Bonnie and Alvin’s chemistry speeds up. Rules of Engagement’s Sara Rue and Mary Tyler Moore’s Ed Asner guest star.
How to Get Away With Murder
Repeat to Revisit: Catch up with Annalise and a handful of grad students in this pilot encore, as they defend questionable clients while trying to cover up a murder of their own. (Episode 2 follows at 10 pm.)
Two and a Half Men
Walden fosters a six-year-old boy, but is worried that they are not bonding quickly enough.
The family gets together for Thanksgiving, but when they meet Gerard’s outspoken girlfriend, they decide to work to break them up. Playing House’s Jessica St. Clair guest-stars.
Comedy Central’s All-Star Non- Denominational Christmas Special
Happily Divorced’s John Michael Higgins joins various Comedy Central personalities in this inaugural holiday special.
Sherlock and Kitty investigate the death of a store owner who had connections to the illegal diamond trade. Also, Captain Gregson’s career is in jeopardy after he hits an NYPD officer.