On TV this Thanksgiving: Criminal Minds returns by way of Paramount+, Pennyworth wraps Season 3 and Justin Hartley opens The Noel Diary. Here are 12 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern. (Also check out our weekly TVLine-Up of premieres and finales, plus our monthly streaming guide.)
What to Watch Today
Thanksgiving Parades, Football and Dogs, Pennyworth Finale, Criminal Minds, Noel Diary and More
The documentary sees the three-time Grammy winner get candid about body positivity, self-love, and recognizing Black women for their contributions.
The Noel Diary
Movie premiere: A novelist (played by This Is Us‘ Justin Hartley) meets a woman (Barrett Doss) in search of her birth mom; Essence Atkins, Bonnie Bedelia and James Remar co-star. (Watch trailer.)
Pennyworth: The Origin of Batman's Butler
Season 3 finale: As the city descends into chaos, Alfie and Martha infiltrate L7 to save Lucius and the rest of the world.
Also streaming Thursday: New episodes of Gangs of London (AMC+), First Wives Club (BET+), The Big Brunch, Sex Lives of College Girls and Titans (HBO Max), Fleishman Is In Trouble (Hulu), Star Trek: Prodigy (Paramount+) and seven additional Christmas movies.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Today‘s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker host the main event, with Broadway performances by A Beautiful Noise, The Lion King, Some Like It Hot, Lea Michele and the cast of Funny Girl; Mariah Carey closes out the three-hour broadcast with “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” (Encore presentation airs at 2 pm.)
The Thanksgiving Day Parade
Entertainment Tonight‘s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight host the competing broadcast, with performances by Broadway’s Moulin Rouge and SIX the Musical.
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. (Encore presentation airs Saturday at 8.)
Baking All the Way
TV-movie premiere: An big-city pastry chef (played by Degrassi‘s Cory Lee) hits it off with the owner (Murdoch Mysteries‘ Yannick Bisson) of a small-town bakery.
The Masked Singer
Special night: The semi-finalists face off in a three-way battle to determine which two contestants advance to the Nov. 30 finale.
My Southern Family Christmas
TV-movie premiere: While in Louisiana to cover an annual Christmas celebration, a journalist (played by Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jaicy Elliot) meets her estranged father (Bruce Campbell) and his new family.
Sunday Night Football
Special night: Slip into your elastic waistband pants and fight off the tryptophan as the New England Patriots face the Minnesota Vikings.
Special night: The remaining five teams recreate iconic, action-packed sequences from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.