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2014
Nov
27
 
 
Jane Lynch and Hilary Swank co-host this celebration of, and adoption benefit program for, rescue dogs.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
27
 
 
More clever than you might expect it to be – certainly, it was more clever than I expected it to be – this 2014 comedy is scheduled nicely as a family movie to enjoy on Thanksgiving night. The kids will like it, and so will their parents and grandparents.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
27
 
 
This is the third game in today’s NFL triple-header, and it’s the one most eagerly awaited. Both the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers are 7-4, and these teams are meeting for the first time since last year’s NFC Championship. Seattle won that game, after a very tough fight, so this game is personal.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
27
 
 
Stephen Colbert, Larry Wilmore and the stars of Key & Peele are on hand for this new special, which is produced by Funny or Die. Nothing like a Christmas special on Thanksgiving night to make the transition from one holiday to the next – and it’s a transition this Comedy Central special is likely to make fun of, before anyone else has to.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
27
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC introduced the sitcom Bosom Buddies, which served as the first significant role for actor Tom Hanks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
26
 
 
On this day in 1956, NBC debuted the game show, The Price is Right...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
26
 
 
Allison Williams as Peter Pan, and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, are shown going through their rehearsal paces in this follow-up to last year’s The Sound of Music Live! NBC blockbuster. Maybe, though, you’ll want to keep the little ones away from this behind-the-scenes special. If they explain the kids’ flying as being attributable to wires, and not pixie dust, then I don’t want to know. And neither will they.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
26
 
 
This time of year, this is exactly the kind of TV offering viewers are likely to gobble up. It’s a 1987 comedy about all sorts of mishaps during a trip trying to get home in time for Thanksgiving – and serves up plenty of laughs, courtesy of stars Steve Martin and John Candy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
26
 
 
At one point in the mid-Seventies, NBC presented 1939’s Gone with the Wind as a two-night movie special, and set ratings records for a while. Now this epic Civil War drama just slides onto cable, relatively unheralded – but it’s always worth watching. Though, on AMC, you have to fight your way through an awful lot of commercial interruptions.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
26
 
 
Paul Simon dressed in a turkey suit? It’s such a funny image, I remember it from 1976, when Simon poked fun at his own reputation as, quoting Simon himself, “Mr. Alienation.” But you don’t have to have that long a TV memory, because NBC just repeated that episode of SNL as a special vintage prime-time presentation last Saturday. But tonight, it’s only one element in a Thanksgiving-themed SNL special.