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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
9 a.m./8c NBC
Turkey Day gets stuffed with colorful floats, marching bands, cheerleaders and dancers, no fewer than 800 clowns and, last but not least, those giant, legendary character balloons. Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer and Al Roker anchor coverage of the 84th annual Thanksgiving Day procession in Manhattan, which also boasts slated appearances by a galaxy of stars, including Jessica Simpson, Kylie Minogue, Kanye West, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Gladys Knight, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, the Muppets of Sesame Street and the cast of Broadway's American Idiot. — Dean Maurer

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NFL Football
12:30/11:30c CBS
For the 10th straight season, the Detroit Lions are staring at a sub-.500 record the way a turkey faces its fate in the weeks leading to Thanksgiving. That doesn't mean they can't fulfill their duty of kicking off the NFL's traditional Turkey Day tripleheader, however, which steps up in class a bit this year with QB Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the guest list at Ford Field. Brady has fond memories of the holiday, leading a 20-12 win in the Motor City eight years ago. The football feast continues on Fox, with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Super Bowl-champion Saints, and to cap things off, on NFLNET, Cincinnati Bengals WRs Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco visit the New York Jets in a gathering of 2010 reality-show subjects. — Roger Leister

The Town Christmas Forgot
8/7c Hallmark
Lauren Holly and Rick Roberts star in tonight's original movie about a family stranded in a small town during Christmas. The residents of the slumping town don't have much, but their kindness and enthusiasm for the holidays is boundless. As the family becomes more involved in the town's activities, they soon find that the good cheer is having a positive effect on them as well. Lauren Holly's son, Azer Greco, also stars. — Brie Hearn

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