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    A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    ABC, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    In this classic, animated "Peanuts" special from 1973, the pressure is on for Charlie Brown after pushy Peppermint Patty decides she and the gang will have Thanksgiving dinner at "Chuck's" house, First, though, he has to submit to a mortifying ritual of fall: Lucy yanking the football away just as he tries to kick it. Still, everything ends happily as the gang gathers for an unusual feast prepared by Snoopy and Woodstock. "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers" also is included in the hour.
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    Empire

    FOX, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    The Lee Daniels-produced music-industry drama launched its fourth season with "Noble Memory," a crossover story that concluded on "Star." That show's Queen Latifah appears here, as her Carlotta has a showdown with Lucious and Cookie (Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson). Cookie also has other concerns, including Lucious' nurse, Claudia -- played by guest star Demi Moore, in the role she began in the final moments of the previous season's finale.
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    Nature

    PBS, 8:00PM ET >> Description

    Physically small phenomena can yield big stories, as is confirmed by the new episode "Nature's Miniature Miracles." The hour profiles such creatures as baby turtles and a mini-shrew known as a sengi, detailing how the challenges facing them haven't prevented them from making their places within the animal kingdom. The variety of atmospheres in which they've learned to survive -- from wide savannahs to the ocean depths -- also is impressive.
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    The Shannara Chronicles

    SPIKE, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Season 2 of this series adaptation of Terry Brooks' fantasy novels comes to a close in two new back-to-back episodes. First, in "Wilderun," Eretria (Ivana Baquero) confides in Wil (Austin Butler) regarding a dark secret. Bandon's (Marcus Vanco) most fervent desire is granted, but there's a catch. Then, in the finale "Blood," Wil must take a stand to save the Four Lands. Later, he joins Mareth (Malese Jow) and Eretria to mourn the loss of one of their own.
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    Modern Family

    ABC, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Guest star Nathan Fillion ("Castle") returns as television weatherman Rainer Shine, whose dating of Haley (Sarah Hyland) puts Phil (Ty Burrell) on edge when she'd rather be with her beau than with her family on the holiday, in "Thanksgiving Jamboree." Typically tense on Turkey Day, Jay (Ed O'Neill) tries to keep his nerves in check. Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) comes to terms with Cam (Eric Stonestreet). Sofia Vergara also stars.
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    Saturday Night Live

    NBC, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    Since the holiday is on the doorstep, so is this two-hour special first shown last year, compiling sketches from the distant and recent pasts of the late-night staple. One fun thing about such offerings is gauging how the humor has changed through different casts and eras of the show -- and given what a principal theme of the episodes was during the Emmy-winning 2016-07 season, don't be surprised to see some political comedy sneak in here.
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    NOVA

    PBS, 9:00PM ET >> Description

    For many creatures, defense mechanisms are built-in, such as claws and fangs. The new episode "Extreme Animal Weapons" examines such aspects of their physiology, and it also questions why certain examples -- such as the horn of a rhinoceros -- is so large in size, when something smaller might seem to get the job done just as well. Expectedly, the hour boasts plentiful footage of the animals considered.
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    Criminal Minds

    CBS, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    A Miami criminal boldly gives the media footage of his crimes in the new episode "Neon Terror." Rossi (Joe Mantegna) and the BAU have a lot to chew over as the agents dissect the felon's psychology. Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Adam Rodriguez, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler and Daniel Henney also star.
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    American Graffiti

    SHOCSE, 4:00PM ET >> Description

    On the last day of summer vacation in 1962, friends Curt (Richard Dreyfuss), Steve (Ronny Howard), Terry (Charles Martin Smith) and John (Paul Le Mat) cruise the streets of small-town California while a mysterious disc jockey (Wolfman Jack) spins classic rocknroll tunes. Its the last night before their grown-up lives begin, and Steves high-school sweetheart, a hot-to-trot blonde, a bratty adolescent and a disappearing angel in a Thunderbird provide all the excitement they can handle.
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    Remember the Titans

    TNT, 4:30PM ET >> Description

    In Virginia, high school football is a way of life, an institution revered, each game celebrated more lavishly than Christmas, each playoff distinguished more grandly than any national holiday. And with such recognition, comes powerful emotions. In 1971 high school football was everything to the people of Alexandria. But when the local school board was forced to integrate an all black school with an all white school, the very foundation of footballs great tradition was put to the test.
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    Titanic

    AMC, 5:00PM ET >> Description

    James Camerons "Titanic" is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic; the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the "ship of dreams" -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912.
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    Neighbors

    FX, 5:00PM ET >> Description

    New parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) move to the suburbs when they welcome an infant daughter into their lives. All goes well with the couple, until the Delta Psi Beta fraternity moves in next door. Mac and Kelly dont want to seem uncool, and they try their best to get along with frat president Teddy (Zac Efron) and the rest of the guys. However, when the couple finally call the cops during a particularly raucous frat party, a full-scale war erupts.
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    Despicable Me

    FREEFORM, 5:45PM ET >> Description

    A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.
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    Salt

    SYFY, 5:55PM ET >> Description

    When Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) became a CIA officer, she swore an oath to duty, honor and country. But, when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy, Salts oath is put to the test. Now a fugitive, Salt must use every skill gained from years of training and experience to evade capture, but the more she tries to prove her innocence, the more guilty she seems.
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    Tangled

    DISNEY, 6:00PM ET >> Description

    When the kingdoms most-wanted bandit, Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi), hides in a convenient tower, he immediately becomes a captive of Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), the spires longtime resident. Crowned with 70 feet of magical golden hair, she has been locked away for years and desperately wants freedom. The feisty teenager strikes a deal with Flynn, and together they begin a whirlwind adventure.
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    Passengers

    STZE, 6:01PM ET >> Description

    On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers, sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.
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    The Goonies

    SUNDANCE, 6:30PM ET >> Description

    When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.
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    The Dark Knight

    HBO, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    With the help of allies Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and DA Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) has been able to keep a tight lid on crime in Gotham City. But when a vile young criminal calling himself the Joker (Heath Ledger) suddenly throws the town into chaos, the caped Crusader begins to tread a fine line between heroism and vigilantism.
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    Pitch Perfect 2

    FX, 7:00PM ET >> Description

    Its been three years since the Barden Bellas (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson) became the first all-female group to win a national title. All seems well until a botched Lincoln Center performance for the president leads to a scandal that strips them of their performing duties, causing internal tension and strife. With the world championships on the horizon in Copenhagen, Denmark, the women must get their act together for their one and only shot at redemption.
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    Paranormal Activity

    IFC, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.
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    Ocean's Eleven

    BRAVO, 10:00PM ET >> Description

    Dapper Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is a man of action. Less than 24 hours into his parole from a New Jersey penitentiary, the wry, charismatic thief is already rolling out his next plan. Following three rules: Dont hurt anybody, dont steal from anyone who doesnt deserve it, and play the game like youve got nothing to lose. Danny orchestrates the most sophisticated, elaborate casino heist in history.
  • Basketball
    12:00-P ESPN2 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis: Purdue vs. Tennessee
    2:00-P ESPN2 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis: Villanova vs. Western Kentucky
    5:00-P ESPN2 Maui Invitational, Fifth Place: Teams TBA
    7:00-P FS1 Belmont at Providence
    7:00-P BIGTEN Arkansas State at Indiana
    8:00-P ESPN2 Maui Invitational, Third Place: Teams TBA
    9:00-P ESPN Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder
    10:00-P BIGTEN Xavier at Minnesota
    10:00-P ESPN2 Maui Invitational, Final: Teams TBA
    1:30-A (11/23) ESPN Los Angeles Lakers at Sacramento Kings
    Golf
    8:00-P GOLF Emirates Australian Open, First Round
    Hockey
    7:30-P NBCSN Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning
    Soccer
    2:30-P FS1 Juventus FC vs. FC Barcelona