It’s almost (tofu) turkey time! Before you break into the mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, we’ve got the scoop on Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes that are bound to get you in the holiday spirit.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
“The Goldbergs” (9 p.m. on ABC)
Dan Fogler guest stars as Murray’s brother, Marvin, in “Stop Arguing and Start Thanking.”
Wednesday, Nov. 20
“The Middle.” (8 p.m. on ABC)
Thanksgiving trouble is brewing in the Heck house during “Thanksgiving V.” Axl must tell his parents that he dropped three of his four college classes; Frankie reveals he lost a lot of money gambling online; and Sue is hiding a “shocking secret from her discount shopping excursion.”
Thursday, Nov. 21
“The Big Bang Theory” (8 p.m. on CBS)
The gang heads to Mrs. Wolowitz’s house for Thanksgiving in “The Thanksgiving Decoupling” … and Sheldon is not happy. Meanwhile, “Penny and Leonard must deal with a mistake from her past.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” (9 p.m. on ABC)
In “Somebody That I Used to Know” Meredith plans a Thanksgiving dinner at her house.
“The Michael J. Fox Show” (9:30 p.m. on NBC)
Mike’s father visits in “Thanksgiving” while Annie “deals with his mother.”
Friday, Nov. 22
“Last Man Standing” (8 p.m. on ABC)
The Baxter family is set to take Thanksgiving to the next level when Mike’s dad, Bud, announces that he’s going to open a recreational marijuana store.
“The Neighbors” (8:30 p.m. on ABC)
Jackie's parents get a lesson in "human relationships" when they visit for Thanksgiving.
"Hawaii Five-0" (9 p.m. on CBS)
In “Hau’oli Lā Ho’omaika’i," it's right before Thanksgiving and Five-0 are investigating the murder of a secret service agent "just as the President travels to Oahu."
Saturday, Nov. 23
“Animation Domination High-Def: Axe Cop” (11 p.m. on Fox)
Jack McGee guest stars as evil Turkey Turkey in “28 Days Before.”
Sunday, Nov. 24
“Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m. on Fox)
In “Turkey In A Can” Bob is bent on having the perfect Thanksgiving with his family. However, his plan goes awry when the turkey he was meticulously preparing ends up in the toilet “in an act of Thanksgiving sabotage.”
“American Dad” (9:30 p.m. on Fox)
Mariah Carey lends her voice to “American Dad” in their Thanksgiving-themed episode, “Kung Pao Turkey.” The episode finds Stan’s plans for a quiet holiday “watching football in his underwear” turned upside down when Francine’s adoptive parents join the family for Thanksgiving.
Monday, Nov. 25
“Hart Of Dixie”(8 p.m. on the CW)
The first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving this year, and Zoe is celebrating in “Miracles.” “The Voice” winner Danielle Bradbury performs.
Tuesday, Nov. 26
“The Biggest Loser” (8 p.m. on NBC)
Contestants celebrate Thanksgiving week with a special challenge that involves loading boxes of Thanksgiving food to help the Moore, Okla., tornado victims. The winning team gets to share the holiday with their loved ones at the ranch.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine (8:30 p.m. on Fox)
Amy tries to host a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire precinct but Holt and Jake are forced to bail to catch a perp. Boyle ends up stepping in to “save Turkey Day.”
“New Girl” (9 p.m. on Fox)
The gang takes Thanksgiving to the next level when Nick takes them camping for the holiday. Hilarity ensues as Coach and Schmidt “battle it out over who is the best woodsman.” Meanwhile, Cece and Winston bond over how much they hate the outdoors.
Wednesday, Nov. 27
“Planes, Trains And Automobiles” (8 p.m. on The CW)
Steve Martin and John Candy star in the 1987 comedy about a three-day journey to get from New York to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
"The SNL Thanksgiving Special" (9 p.m. on NBC)
Watch fan favorite Thanksgiving sketches from 39 years of SNL.
Thursday, Nov. 28
"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (9 a.m. on NBC)
Watch the 87th anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
“The Thanksgiving Day Parade” (9 a.m. on CBS)
Watch Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews as they anchor the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City. The parade will feature performances by Lady Antebellum and the Broadway casts of “Cinderella,” “First Date” and “A Night With Janis Joplin.”
"The National Dog Show Presented By Purina" (12 Noon on NBC)
A Thanksgiving tradition -- Watch as over 3,000 dogs battle it out to be crowned "best in show."
“A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” (8 p.m. on ABC)
The 1973 special will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Watch the classic as Charlie Brown tries to host a special dinner for the gang.
“Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular” (9:30 p.m. on ABC)
Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and Kristen bell will join Lady Gaga and the Muppets in a special holiday musical.
What will you be watching? Let us know in the comments section.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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