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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