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A Guide to Thanksgiving TV: What to Watch This Week, From a Friends Marathon to the NFL's Big Games

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The holidays are upon us!

It's Thanksgiving week, which marks the start of holiday specials and TV hiatuses. It can be confusing to figure out what's on and when, but luckily we're here for you with a schedule of this week's new (and classic) episodes, specials, and marathons.

So whether you want to keep up with your favorite shows, or you need something on in the background while you're cooking/basking on the couch in the Tryptophan-fueled afterglow of a glorious feast, here is your ultimate guide for what to watch in your food coma this week on the small screen. 

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Monday, Nov. 25 

Dancing With the Stars: Just call it the turkey trot! The reality hit series kicks off its two-night finale with the final four each performing three times. (8 p.m. on ABC)

Hart of Dixie: In the CW charmer's midseason finale, Zoe will celebrate her first big holiday with new beau Josh: Hanukkah. The Voice winner Danielle Bradbury will also stop by Bluebell to perform. (8 p.m. on the CW)

Sleepy Hollow: Prepare to learn a lot more about Ichabod and Katrina in the flashback-heavy ep of the new hit series. (9 p.m. on Fox)

Beauty and the Beast: Catherine makes a major move that will change the course of her relationship with Vincent forever in the midseason finale. (9 p.m. on the CW)

The Blacklist: The new hit series will introduce a major foil for James Spader's Red in the first of a major two-parter. (10 p.m. on NBC)

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Tuesday, Nov. 26

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Kick off the Christmas celebrations this week with the classic 1964 stop-motion animated musical, featuring everybody's favorite misfit reindeer. (8 p.m. on CBS)

The Originals: The epic battle for New Orleans reaches its boiling point as Klaus and Marcel have an epic showdown, while viewers learn more about Elijah's past via flashbacks. (8 p.m. on the CW)

Dancing With the Stars: After weeks of blisters and crazy outfits, winner is crowned in the two-hour finale. (9 p.m. on ABC)

The Voice Two more contestants are eliminated from the competition. (9 p.m. on NBC)

New Girl To celebrate Turkey Day, the gang goes on a Thanksgiving camping trip. Ain't no Friendsgiving like a New Girl Friendsgiving! (9 p.m. on Fox) 

The Mindy Project: It's the office Christmas party and Mindy is on a mission to land Cliff the lawyer. But will Danny's version of a grand gesture changer her plans? Seriously, do not miss his gesture! (9: 30 p.m. on Fox)

Person of Interest: Following the tragic death in last week's episode, the team will seek justice for Carter's murder. (10 p.m. at CBS)

Chopped: The contestants will grapple with jawbreakers, rosemary and a tender pastry on the best TV show you're probably not watching. (10 p.m. on Food Network)

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Wednesday, Nov. 27

The Making of The Sound of Music Live!: Leading up to its Dec. 5 debut, this special will feature interviews from stars Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer as they prepare to perform the classic play live. (8 p.m. on NBC)

Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving: Turkey for me, turkey for you! A collection of vintage Thanksgiving sketches, including such gems as Adam Sandler's classic Thanksgiving song. (9 p.m. on NBC)

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Thursday, Nov. 28

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: The yearly tradition continues, and NYC's supposed to be pretty windy on Thursday, so it could make for a very interesting day. (9 a.m. on NBC or CBS)

Friends Marathon: Because TBS is the best, they're giving us a full 14-episode Thanksgiving day marathon, including all 10 Thanksgiving episodes and four bonus "we were on a break" episodes. Bring on the meat sweats! It's not like you have anything else to do all day, right? (10 a.m. on TBS)

The National Dog Show: Actor John O'Hurley and dog expert David Frei host the annual (and adorable) holiday tradition, starting right after the parade. (12 p.m. on NBC)

Football Frenzy: NFL's day o' games kicks off with the Lions vs, the Packers at 12:30 p.m. on Fox. The Cowboys will play the Raiders in their annual Turkey Day game at 4:30 p.m. on NBC. And the Ravens and Steelers close the night with their face off at 9 p.m. on CBS.

Harry Potter Marathon: ABC Family celebrates Thanksgiving with three of the eight movies, including Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Half-Blood Prince. (1 p.m. on ABC Family)

Glee Following in the steps of Angel and Community, Glee's going all felt this Thanksgiving as your favorite musical teens (plus guest stars Demi Lovato and Adam Lambert) meet their puppet look-alikes and take on Ylvis' "What Does the Fox Say?" (9 p.m. on Fox)

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving: Charlie Brown gets roped into hosting a rather untraditional Thanksgiving dinner, including popcorn and toast, in this 1973 classic. (8 p.m. on ABC)

Lady Gaga and the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular: Lady Gaga performs songs from her new album and hangs out with Kermit, Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and Kristen Bell.  (9:30 p.m. on ABC)

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Friday, Nov. 29

Harry Potter Marathon, Part 2: The celebration continues with Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, and Deathly Hallows Part 1. (9:30 a.m. on ABC Family. Catch Deathly Hallows Part 2 on Saturday night at 8 p.m.)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The half-hour, 1966 special is narrated by Boris Karloff and features songs by Dr. Seuss himself. (8 p.m. on ABC)

Raising Hope A full-hour of the Chance family gives Howdy's a makeover while Sabrina plans to officially adopt Hope. (9 p.m. on Fox)

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