Thanksgiving 2016 is just around the corner and people across the US and Canada are all set to celebrate the day with turkey stuffing pumpkin parties. Since it marks the beginning of the holiday season, TV world has come up with their own list of shows for those who would like to curl on the couch with a list of dramas or special programs.
From old classics to holiday-themed special episodes of popular shows, here is a list of programs that could give its viewers an opportunity to enjoy and laugh with their favourite characters on small screen.
This Is Us
The new comedy-drama will air a special episode this Tuesday, November 22, at 9 pm EST on NBC. Episode 8 is titled Pilgrim Rick and it will focus on the holiday trip of Jack and his family to Rebecca's parents' house. On their way, an unseen detour occurs and it forces their daughter Kate to make two drastic life-changing decisions.
In the meantime, Kevin will bring Olivia to Randall's house, wherein the adopted son of the onscreen couple will learn about a lifelong secret his mother has kept from him. Click here to watch the Thanksgiving special episode live online. The sequel will also be available online here.
The sitcom about a middle-class family and their struggles will also have a holiday-themed episode this Tuesday, November 22, at 8 pm EST. The show, which is currently airing its eighth episode, will feature the various challenges faced by Frankie in episode 6.
Here is the official synopsis for the new episode: Frankie has come to the conclusion that April is not good enough for Axl and does everything in her power to keep her out of their annual Christmas family photo. But she finds herself vying for Axl's attention by trying to rearrange timing for the family's Thanksgiving dinner when she discovers that he plans to go to April's multiple family get-togethers that day. Meanwhile, Sue goes ballistic when she discovers that Brick will now be her new co-worker at Spudsy's.
The ABC sitcom will feature the twists and thrills in Katie Otto's life when the show returns with a new episode this Tuesday, November 22, at 8.30 pm EST. Episode 4 is titled The Blow-Up and it will introduce Hot in Cleveland actress Wendie Malick as Kathryn.
The short summary for the episode states that the female lead will not be thrilled to welcome her mother since she is her least favourite person. In order to ease the tension, her nemesis Viv will decide to attend the dinner party with two of them.
Anne Of Green Gables
The new television adaption of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery's popular novel of the same name will be premiered on PBS this Thursday, November 24, at 8 pm EST. Click here to watch it live online.
Here is the brief summary of the show: It tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew, played by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they'd have on each other's lives.
Saturday Night Live
The popular NBC show will air the best of Thanksgiving-themed episode on Wednesday, November 23, at 9 pm EST. Click here to watch it live online.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
The old classic show will be back with another holiday-themed episode, this Wednesday, November 23, at 8 pm EST on ABC. Click here to watch the cartoon movie live online. It will also be available online for free here.
The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration
The two-hour special show will kick-off with a live broadcast from Walt Disney World Resort at 8 pm EST on Thursday, November 24. The event will be hosted by Emmy Award winners Derek Hough and Julianne Hough. Click here to watch the special show live online. It will also be available to watch online free on the official website of ABC.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be aired live on NBC from 9 am EST on November 24. The three-hour special will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer and Al Roker and it will feature the performances of Sarah McLachlan, Tony Bennett and Grace VanderWaal.
Click here to watch the 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will be broadcast live this Thursday, November 24, from 9 am EST on NBC.