Tonight on the Tube: Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, NFL Football and Thanksgiving Day TV Show Marathons

The Closer - The Complete First SeasonHappy Thanksgiving! There sure is plenty of stuff to watch tonight on the tube. ABC, CBS and NBC all have new episodes of their shows this Thanksgiving night. Also tonight is the first ever third NFL game. It will be on in primetime on the NFL Network. That means tripleheader football for all you pigskin fans out there. During the day for those who are not football fans, find a list of Thanksgiving Day TV Show Marathons below. The two best being the complete first season of The Closer starring Kyra Sedgwick on TNT and the complete first season of Eureka on the Sci Fi Channel. Have fun!

Prime Picks

Ugly Betty (ABC): New. Betty is having a bit of trouble putting together a last second photo shoot for the magazine on the day after Thanksgiving.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): New. The ER is full of victims of horrendous car accident. Cristina is having trouble dealing with the deception she has helped Burke pull off. Runs 70 minutes.

Shark (CBS): New. A young married prosecutor was found dead in his car with a prostitute and Stark tries to protect his reputation while prosecuting the case.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. The sixth season opener, “Zod,” replays where Clark has to figure a way out of the Phantom Zone.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): New. The team tries to link a mob boss from the 70s to a bunch of present day murders.

ER (NBC): New. Abbey responds to a bus crash and goes in anyway to keep a victim alive even though the bus could fall at any moment.

Cable Choices

The E! True Hollywood Story (E!): Repeat. The show Friends is profiled. Runs two hours.

Throwdown With Bobby Flay (Food Network): New. A breakfast battle is waged.
Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Some amusing cakes are made.

Other Options

  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC): The 80th annual parade with all the marching bands, floats and of course giant balloons. Runs three hours early in the morning.
  • National Dog Show (NBC): New. See who was chosen Best in Show from nearly 3000 entries. Runs two hours after the Macy’s Parade.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has the first NFL game of the day with the Miami Dolphins at the Detroit Lions.
  • ESPN has a The Contender marathon followed by college football with Boston College at Miami.
  • ESPN2 has games for the Old Spice Classic college basketball tournament.
  • FOX has the second NFL game of the day with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Dallas Cowboys.
  • NFL Network has the third game of the day with the Denver Broncos at the Kansas City Chiefs.

Thanksgiving Day TV Show Marathons

A&E has 12 episodes of Cold Case Files today.
BBC America has What Not to Wear episodes all day long.
Cartoon Network has 24 episodes of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.
CMT has eight episodes of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.
CNN has seven episodes of CNN Presents.
Court TV has 22 episodes of Forensics Files.
Discovery Channel has 18 episodes of I Shouldn’t Be Alive.
Discovery Times has Yearbook episodes all day long.
Disney Channel has 10 episodes of JoJo’s Circus.
ESPN has eight hours of The Contender.
Fine Living has 20 episodes of Ocean Wanderer.
FX has 24 episodes of That ‘70s Show.
Game Show Network has 10 episodes of Chain Reaction early.
Military Channel has shows about tanks most of the day.
MTV2 has 21 episodes of High School Stories today.
Sci Fi Channel has the complete first season of Eureka, all 13 hours.
Speed has episodes of Pinks all day long.
TBS has 12 episodes of Home Improvement.
TNT has the complete first season of The Closer, all 13 episodes.

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