Thursday’s TV highlights: Thanksgiving Day parades, football and more

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Santa Claus and his helpers will be on hand for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and CBS.
(Eric Liebowitz / NBC)



The Twilight Zone KTLA’s annual 18-episode marathon of Rod Serling’s brain-bending anthology series returns. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. KTLA


McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade Chicago’s 83rd annual holiday parade gets underway on State Street. 6 a.m. WGN America

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade “Today’s” Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker co-host the 90th annual procession in New York City, with performers including Tony Bennett and Kelsea Ballerini. 9 a.m. NBC


The National Dog Show Prize pooches compete for the title Best in Show at this annual event presented by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia; David Frei and “Seinfeld’s” John O’Hurley return as co-hosts. Noon NBC

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight co-host from the Big Apple; Sting and Miranda Lambert are among the artists scheduled to perform. 1 p.m. CBS

Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions Jewish families celebrate their culture and offer step-by-step preparation of traditional recipes in this holiday special. 5 p.m. KVCR and  8 p.m. KCET

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration This new special features performers including original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson, Boyz II Men, Flo Rida, OneRepublic, Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks. 8 p.m. ABC



Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novel about at orphan sent to live with an elderly brother and sister in rural Canada is adapted once again for the small screen; Ella Ballentine and Martin Sheen star. 8 p.m. KOCE

Christmas in Homestead An actress shooting a film in a small Iowa town finds herself falling for a local single father in this new TV movie; with Michael Rady and Taylor Cole. 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel




Today Megyn Kelly; Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren; online shopping hacks; Betty White; Thanksgiving cooking. (N) 7 a.m. NBC

Good Morning America Thanksgiving Day parades; celebrity chefs answer last-minute cooking questions; Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood perform; deals and steals with Tory Johnson. (N) 7 a.m. ABC

Good Day LA Chef Dean Sheremet. (N) 7 a.m. Fox

Live With Kelly Juliette Lewis (“Secrets and Lies”); NASCAR’s Brad Keselowski; co-host Mark Consuelos. (N) 9 a.m. ABC

The View Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”). 10 a.m. ABC

Rachael Ray Tony Bennett performs. 10 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Thanksgiving; Ali Wentworth (“Nightcap”); Castro performs. (N) 11 a.m. Fox

Harry Jason Sudeikis; Karla Souza (“How to Get Away With Murder”). 9 p.m. KCOP

Tavis Smiley (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Kevin James; Tim Gunn; the Weeknd performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. NBC

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Tom Hanks; TV host Adam Conover (“Adam Ruins Everything”). 11:35 p.m. CBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Lin-Manuel Miranda; Ken Jeong; TIP performs. 11:35 p.m. ABC

Charlie Rose (N) Midnight KOCE, 1 a.m. KLCS

The Late Late Show With James Corden Andy Samberg; Neil deGrasse Tyson. 12:37 a.m. CBS

Late Night With Seth Meyers Seth’s brother Josh Meyers, and parents Hilary and Larry Meyers. (N) 12:37 a.m. NBC

Nightline 12:37 a.m. ABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Lucy Lawless; musician Bob Mould; snowboarder Travis Rice. 1:37 a.m. NBC


Football A full slate of games features the Vikings at the Lions; the Redskins at the Cowboys; and the Steelers at the Colts. 9:30 a.m. CBS; 1:30 p.m. Fox; 5:30 p.m. NBC

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