Just because you've got some days off and have stuffed yourself silly, doesn't mean the world has completely stopped. By which I mean, there's plenty of TV to watch! Inside, everything you won't want to miss over the Thanksgiving break.


8:00 PM

Survivor: Nicaragua Highlights from the season and previously unaired footage are presented. (CBS)
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office The work of chief White House photographer Pete Souza is explored. The documentary accompanies him inside the Obama White House, aboard Air Force One and backstage at the State of the Union. (PBS)
The Middle Mike's bother Rusty (Norm Macdonald) and father Big Mike join the family for Thanksgiving dinner, and Frankie encourages the macho men to share their feelings. Bob brings his librarian girlfriend, much to Brick's delight and Sue's plan to start a mother-daughter pie-baking tradition backfires. (ABC)
Human Target Chance protects a woman (Molly Parker) whose husband was his target seven years ago; Ames seeks an apprenticeship with Guerrero; Ilsa makes a shocking discovery about her latest business acquisition. (FOX)

8:30 PM

Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special Po (voice of Jack Black) is disappointed to learn he'll have to host an event at Jade Palace on his favorite holiday, Winter Feast, which he usually spends with his father. The obligation leaves Po torn between his family traditions and the job he loves. Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross reprise their roles from the 2008 film. (NBC)
Better With You Vicky's oven breaks down just before Thanksgiving, which is actually a blessing for everyone (save Vicky), since now the family won't have to gobble down one of her outlandish, unpalatable turkey-based fiascoes. When the celebration is moved to Maddie and Ben's, Mia discovers her late grandmother's ring that was supposedly stolen, and now Maddie has some serious explaining to do. (ABC)

9:00 PM

The Biggest Loser It's a "where are they now?" episode: Updates on more than 30 contestants from the first nine seasons of "The Biggest Loser." Eight contest winners get together for a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by Curtis Stone, while other former contestants take on the San Francisco triathlon and Treasure Island races. Also: A Season 9 contestant pops the question; a Season 7 player meets with Tonga's royal family. (NBC)
Hell's Kitchen The five remaining contestants prepare and serve their signature dishes in downtown-L.A. food trucks at lunchtime. The winner receives a Beverly Hills makeover by hairstylist José Eber and fashion guru Steven Cojocaru, while the losers scrub their trucks and prepare Hell's Kitchen for a dinner service that won't go well. (FOX)
Modern Family A visit from Cameron's force-of-nature mother (Celia Weston) makes Mitchell nervous; Phil is distraught over Haley's breakup with Dylan; Jay's stomach ailment gets worse after he and Manny log on to a medical Web site. (ABC)

9:30 PM

Cougar Town Jules tells Grayson she loves him, but when he fails to respond in kind she decides to force the issue with a romantic Thanksgiving dinner. Meanwhile, Bobby's upset by a failure to communicate with the rest of the gang; and Ellie and Laurie take issue with Andy's optimism. (ABC)

10:00 PM

Terriers As Hank, Britt, and Laura Ross unravel the Ocean Beach conspiracy, they put themselves and people around them in danger. Meanwhile, Britt receives assistance from an unexpected source, and Katie discovers something new about Britt. (FX)

Who's on the Late Night Couches Tonight?

Conan Eva Mendes, Bob Saget, Neon Trees (TBS)
The Daily Show: Harrison Ford (Comedy Central, repeat)
The Colbert Report: John Legend (Comedy Central, repeat)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Paris Hilton, Dave Salmoni, Metric (ABC)
Lopez Tonight: Billy Bob Thornton, Kunal Nayyar, Ice Cube (TBS)
Chelsea Lately Taylor Swift, Loni Love, Gary Valentine, Brad Wollack (E!)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Cher, Jeremy Renner, Robyn (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Colin Firth, Terrell Owens, Chad Ochocinco, N.E.R.D. (NBC)
Last Call with Carson Daly Amir Bar-Lev, Brad Ludden, City and Colour (NBC, repeat)
Late Show with David Letterman: Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, Sahara Smith (CBS)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Dwayne Johnson, Paula Deen (CBS)


9:00 am

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Live coverage of the all the balloons, floats, Broadway stars and marching bands from the Midwest that make up the iconic event. (CBS, NBC)

12:30 pm

NFL Football The Thanksgiving tradition of watching football with your cousin who acts like he knows the game better than you but actually is just recycling what he heard on Sports Center that morning kicks off with the New England Patriots at the Detroit Lions. (CBS)

4:30 pm

NFL Football Game 2 has the New Orleans Saints at the Dallas Cowboys. You should be about four deep by now if you know how to properly enjoy Thanksgiving.

8:00 pm

NFL Football The New York Jets host the Cincinnati Bengals. (CW locally, NFL Network nationally).
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving It's still great. (ABC)
Taylor Swift: Speak Now The singer performs in locations across the country; includes footage from the recording studio, autograph signings and appearances. (NBC)
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute Anderson Cooper hosts CNN's annual tribute to the country's top 10 heroes selected by a blue ribbon panel. (CNN)
Punkin Chunkin 2010 Exactly what it sounds like. (DSC)

9:00 pm

NBC People of the Year Matt Lauer sits down with some people who made headlines in 2010, including LeBron James, Justin Timberlake and, for some terrible reason, Kim Kardashian. (NBC)

9:30 pm

Beyoncé's World Tour The singer performs her biggest hits on a 32-country tour, with appearances by Kanye West and Jay-Z. (ABC)

Who's on the Late Night Couches Tonight?

Conan Jim Parsons, Marisa Miller, Brendon Walsh (TBS)
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Patrick Dempsey, Armie Hammer, Nelly (ABC, repeat)
Lopez Tonight: Dwayne Johnson, Katie Cassidy (TBS)
Chelsea Lately Nelly, Michael Yo, Chris Franjola, Ross Mathews (E!, repeat)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Elizabeth Banks, Marjorie Johnson, Carrot Top (NBC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Bill Hader, Victoria Justice, James Otto & Ronnie Milsap (NBC)
Last Call with Carson Daly Zane Lamprey, performances from "Celebrity Autobiography", Lissie (NBC, repeat)
Late Show with David Letterman: Taylor Swift, Seth Meyers (CBS, repeat)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Condoleezza Rice, Joe Theismann (CBS, repeat)


8:00 pm

TV's Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special Jane Lynch hosts this collection of the top-30 holiday moments on TV from sitcoms, dramas and holiday specials. (FOX)

10:00 pm

20/20 Barbara Walters visits the White House to spend Thanksgiving with the Obamas. (ABC)

Who's on the Late Night Couches Tonight?

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mandy Moore, John Quinones, Atomic Tom (ABC, repeat)
Chelsea Lately Animal expert Donald Schultz, Bobby Lee, Whitney Cummings, Ross Mathews (E!)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Anne Hathaway, San Francisco Giant Brian Wilson, Aaron Neville (NBC, repeat)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Tom Selleck, Anthony Bourdain, Trace Adkins (NBC, repeat)
Last Call with Carson Daly Jim Breuer, Black Dub, She & Him (NBC, repeat)
Late Show with David Letterman: Denzel Washington, Bon Jovi (CBS, repeat)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Juliette Lewis, Cornel West (CBS, repeat)