It's a rrr-ruff job, but somebody's gotta do it! NBC's 12th annual airing of The National Dog Show Presented by Purina (noon ET) — hosted by John O'Hurley and David Frei — will, as usual, follow the network's telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Last year, the canine contest drew 19.3 million viewers. O'Hurley tells TV Guide Magazine why so many people decided to "Sit!" and "Stay!"read more
Most of television does its civic duty and turns to Washington, D.C. for State of the Union coverage (9/8c), as President Obama presents his first address of his second term. (As a curtain raiser, PBS' Frontline — check tvguide.com listings — relives those fun times when the White House sparred with the opposition over the deficit, taking the nation to the brink of the "fiscal cliff" in an installment appropriately titled "Cliffhanger.")
A different sort of dog-and-pony show — emphasis on dogs as show ponies — unfolds on USA Network...read more
The National Dog Show — that most surprising of Thanksgiving TV traditions — will air for the 10th year right after the Macy's Parade (Thursday, noon/11c, NBC). We got the program's esteemed cohost, pup expert David Frei, to unleash a few thoughts.