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

Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert takes part in “Comedy Central’s All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special.”
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The Twilight Zone KTLA’s annual marathon features 18 classic episodes of Rod Serling’s mind-bending anthology series. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. KTLA

Mom Emmy winner Edward Asner and “Less Than Perfect’s” Sara Rue guest star in this new episode. 8:31 p.m. CBS

Two and a Half Men Walden (Ashton Kutcher) takes in a foster child (new cast member Edan Alexander) in this new episode of the sitcom. 9:01 p.m. CBS



Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Highlights of the annual event include performances by KISS, Idina Menzel, Meghan Trainor, the Muppets, Cirque du Soleil, and cast members from the Broadway shows “On the Town,” “Side Show” and “Finding Neverland.” 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. NBC

The National Dog Show “Seinfeld’s” John O’Hurley and David Frei host the prestigious canine competition presented by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. Noon NBC

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS Highlights include performances by Taylor Swift and cast members from the Broadway shows “Matilda” and “Pippin.” 1 p.m. CBS

Thank You, America! With Robin Roberts Taylor Swift and Jimmy Kimmel take part in this inspirational special that also features a special appearance by President and Mrs. Obama. 8 p.m. ABC

Fox’s Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular Hilary Swank and Jane Lynch host this salute to rescue dogs and the people who care for them. 8 p.m. Fox

Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser This encore special remembers the ever-enthusiastic TV personality who died in 2013. 8 and 9:30 p.m. KCET

A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Elton John and Mumford & Sons are featured in this collection of clips from the annual musical festival in Tennessee. 9 p.m. VH1


Comedy Central’s All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special Stephen Colbert, Key & Peele, “Broad City’s” Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer and other stars take part in this irreverent holiday special. 10 p.m. Comedy Central


Football The Chicago Bears battle the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles face the Dallas Cowboys, and the Seattle Seahawks play the San Francisco 49ers. 9:30 a.m. CBS; 1:30 p.m. Fox; 5:30 p.m. NBC



CBS This Morning Columnist John Tierney. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS

Today Filmmaker Paul Feig; author Maria Goodavage; Martha Stewart and Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA


Good Morning America Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine. (N) 7 a.m. KABC

Good Day LA Dean Cain. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV

Live With Kelly and Michael Jamie Foxx; Zac Efron; Kelly’s morning routine. (N) 9 a.m. KABC

The View Patti LaBelle performs; Vintage Trouble performs. 10 a.m. KABC

The Doctors Inspirational stories. 11 a.m. KCAL

The Wendy Williams Show Lisa Lampanelli; chef Kelsey Nixon. (N) 11 a.m. KTTV

Rachael Ray Tom Selleck. 1 p.m. KABC

To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbé Immigration; accusations against Bill Cosby. (N) 5:30 p.m. KOCE

Tavis Smiley Kristin Chenoweth. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE

Conan 11 p.m. TBS

Charlie Rose (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Rashida Jones; Garth Brooks performs. (N) 11:34 p.m. KNBC

Late Show With David Letterman Ted Danson; stupid human tricks; comic Andrew Norelli. 11:35 p.m. KCBS

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jamie Foxx; Tracee Ellis Ross; the New Basement Tapes performs. 11:35 p.m. KABC

Late Night With Seth Meyers Larry, Hilary and Josh Meyers. (N) 12:36 a.m. KNBC

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Bob Newhart; Melissa Rauch. 12:37 a.m. KCBS

Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m. KABC

Last Call With Carson Daly Michelle Monaghan; You Me at Six perform. 1:36 a.m. KNBC