What to Watch Today

Thanksgiving Parades, Football and Dogs, F Is for Family Ends, Gossip Girl, South Park and More

Thanksgiving 2021

On TV this overstuffed Thursday: The Gossip Girl reboot resumes its freshman run, F Is for Family comes to an end, and Peter Jackson reveals newly restored footage of the Beatles. Here are 17 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.

  • Disney+
    The Beatles: Get Back

    Oscar winner Peter Jackson presents a three-part docuseries (releasing over three days) containing never-before-seen footage from one of the iconic band’s most intimate recording sessions.

  • Netflix
    F Is for Family

    Final season premiere (all eight episodes): The farewell run beings with a funeral… and ends with a Christmas Eve celebration.

  • HBO Max
    Gossip Girl

    Season 1B premiere (first three episodes): Secrets are revealed at Thanksgiving; Julien gets “cancelled”; Audrey and Aki make a major decision (get scoop). (New episodes of gen:LOCK, Sex Lives of College Girls and Young Justice are also streaming today.)

  • Apple TV+
    The Shrink Next Door

    Early release! After Dr. Ike experiences a death in the family, Marty invites him to come stay at his home. (New episodes of Acapulco, Dickinson, Dr. Brain, Invasion and Swagger are also streaming a day early.)

  • Paramount+
    South Park: Post COVID

    The future-set standalone special shows Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman as middle-aged adults. (Watch trailer.)

  • HBO Max
    South Side

    Season 2 finale (last four episodes): As the residents of Englewood prepare for Juke-A-Thon, Simon is left in charge of the store. (Not yet renewed.)

  • Paramount+
    Star Trek: Discovery

    Saru helps the Discovery uncover the mystery of a destructive force. (New eps of The Challenge: All Stars, The Game and Guilty Party are also streaming.)

  • HBO Max
    12 Dates of Christmas

    Season 2 premiere (all nine episodes): Three new singles look for the perfect guy or gal to bring home for the holidays.

  • NBC
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker host the main event, with performances by Carrie Underwood, K-pop group aespa, Jimmie Allen, Jon Batiste, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Foreigner, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Nelly, Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees and Tauren Wells, as well as the casts of Broadway’s Six, Moulin Rouge! and Wicked.

  • CBS
    The Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight anchor, with performances by the casts of Broadway’s Waitress and Chicago.

  • NBC
    The National Dog Show

    John O’Hurley and David Frei return to host a bevy of canines vying for Best in Show at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia.

  • ABC
    The Magic Maker

    The primetime special sees famed magician Adam Trent put magic in the hands of everyday people.

  • HBO
    Music Box

    The third installment, titled “DMX: Don’t Try to Understand,” chronicles a year in the life of the rapper after he is released from prison.

  • Hallmark Channel
    The Nine Kittens of Christmas

    In this follow-up to 2014’s The Nine Lives of Christmas, Zachary (Legends of Tomorrow‘s Brandon Routh) and Marilee (Travelers‘ Kimberley Sustad) must find homes for a litter of adorable kittens. (Christmas Movie Guide!)

  • Fox
    World Pet Games

    Pet owners showcase furry friends in five outrageous events; featured animals include a bearded dragon and a miniature horse; Erin Andrews and Finesse Mitchell host.

  • NBC
    Sunday Night Football

    Special night: Slip into your elastic waistband pants and fight off the tryptophan as the Buffalo Bills play the New Orleans Saints.

  • truTV
    Tacoma FD

    The crew attempts to summon their inner strength and gratitude when an engine breaks down on Thanksgiving Day.


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