A Very Gaga Thanksgiving

2011, TV Show

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Thanksgiving TV: Your Guide to the Marathons, Specials and Sports

If you're going to spend much of the Thanksgiving holiday on the couch — after all, you'll have lots of food to digest -- there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our roundup of marathons, specials and games. All times are Eastern (ET):  Read Full Article

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Thanksgiving TV: Your Guide to the Marathons, Specials and Sports

If you're going to spend much of the Thanksgiving holiday on the couch — after all, you'll have lots of food to digest -- there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our roundup of marathons, specials and games. All times are Eastern (ET): read more

Beyond the Turkey: Critic's Guide to Thanksgiving Week TV

Some selective highlights and mini-reviews to get you through the long holiday weekend:

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Last week, she was a hapless office assistant on Up All Night. Tonight, in the same time period on a different network, she's an insufferable sibling who makes Thanksgiving a chore, as Saturday Night Live vet Molly Shannon shows off her range, playing Frankie's demanding sister Janet on ABC's The Middle (8/7c). A holiday visit to Frankie's mom and dad (Marsha Mason and Jerry Van Dyke) becomes a recipe for disaster: "Stir in one broken toy, one passive-aggressive sister and let stew overnight ... Take unresolved issues and soak in alcohol." Frankie insists that "Everybody in one house is what makes holidays special," but anyone who's ever spent the festivities sleeping on an air mattress will relate to this first-rate episode.

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Premiered: November 24, 2011
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Lady Gaga performs eight songs, including "Marry the Night," "You and I," "The Edge of Glory," the holiday classic "White Christmas" and "The Lady Is a Tramp," a duet with Tony Bennett. She also discusses her music and her life in a conversation with Katie Couric taped at her high-school alma mater, the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan; and she joins chef Art Smith to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner of deep-fried turkey and waffles.

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