20 Thanksgiving Episodes to Be Grateful for in November 2015 (PHOTOS)

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Thanksgiving - Life in Pieces
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Turkey Day Tales

What's Thanksgiving without a little (or a lot) of drama dished out over some gravy and mashed potatoes? We serve up some Turkey Day-themed episodes that your family and friends can watch (or gab about) at the dinner table. And make sure to check back here as we continue adding more episode descriptions!
The Affair, Season 2, Edisode 7
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The Affair

Two separate get-togethers cause plenty of drama at the dinner table. When Alison (Ruth Wilson) joins Noah's (Dominic West)'s family, her anger over how their relationship is portrayed in his novel leads to a confrontation about his commitment. Meanwhile, at the Lockharts, Cole (Joshua Jackson) argues with Scotty (Colin Donnel) and their mom about family secrets. Don't expect any friendly family affairs. Plus: Joshua Jackson and Maura Tierney on Playing Jilted Spouses

Sunday, Nov. 15, 10/9c, Showtime

Super Girl
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Thanksgiving is a "shocking" event when the electricity-controlling Livewire (Brit Morgan), a disgruntled former CatCo employee, sets her sight on killing Cat (Calista Flockhart). In addition to defending Cat from harm, Kara must also defend her superhero identity from her adoptive mom's (Helen Slater, who played Supergirl in the 1984 movie) disapproval when she comes to town for dinner. Plus: Why Supergirl/Kara Danvers 'Stands for What's Good'

(Note: This episode was originally scheduled to run on Monday, Nov. 23. In light of the recent Paris attacks, CBS is airing this episode first instead.)

Monday, Nov. 16, 8/7c, CBS

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom
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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The holidays are a crazy time already—without crazy ex-girlfriends getting involved. But “involved” is practically Rebecca’s (Rachel Bloom) middle name, and our favorite maniac somehow manages to score an invite to the Chan family Thanksgiving. And not only will she win over Josh’s (Vincent Rodriguez III) parents, but she’ll also manage to irritate his girlfriend, Valencia (Gabrielle Ruiz), in the process. Rebecca: 1, Valencia: 0.

Monday, Nov. 16, 8/7c, The CW

Jane the Virgin - Chapter Twenty-Eight - Thanksgiving - Ivonne Coll as Alba, Jaime Camil as Rogelio, and Andrea Navedo as Xo
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Jane the Virgin

The Villanueva household is always all about family, and Thanksgiving is no exception. But this definitely won’t be the same meal as the imaginary Petra (Yael Grobglas)-turkey baster dinner scene from earlier this season. The stories that will be served: Jane (Gina Rodriguez) begins grad school, Rogelio (Jaime Camil) starts a new show, and Jane and Rafael (Justin Baldoni) start estate planning for Mateo. Plus: Sneak Peek of Jane‘s Telenovela Thanksgiving

Monday, Nov. 16, 9/8c, The CW

MTV - Follow the Rules

Follow the Rules

Ja Rule & co. definitely know how to celebrate a family holiday, as seen in the epic wine toast above. However, this year’s festivities might not be all smooth sailing when oldest daughter Brittney brings her new boyfriend home from college, and Ja learns more than he’d like to about her relationship. Also, the grannies engage in a pie-baking contest to lighten the mood.

Monday, Nov. 16, 10/9c, MTV
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Fresh Off the Boat

In the wonderfully-titled “Huangsgiving,” the Huang family plans Thanksgiving dinner, with Jessica (Constance Wu) determined to top her sister’s usual hosting gig. Which can only mean one thing: Clipboards. Also, Rex Lee (Young & Hungry) is back as her gay ex-boyfriend Oscar Chow.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:30/7:30c, ABC

Thanksgiving - The Middle
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The Middle

A Heck-less Thanksgiving? Heck, no! When Frankie (Patricia Heaton) loses her job, again, she returns to work at Heritage Village playing a 19th century woman alongside new co-worker Sheila (Faith Ford) who takes the whole play-acting thing very, very seriously. Meanwhile, Mike (Neil Flynn) and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) bond when the power goes out, Axl (Charlie McDermott) gets emotional during the height of the holiday season, and Sue (Eden Sher) returns to Spudsy’s with more than a paycheck on her mind. Plus: Watch a Sneak Peek Scene of Frankie and Sheila Face Off

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8/7c, ABC

Thanksgiving - The Goldbergs
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The Goldbergs

Beverly’s (Wendi McLendon-Covey) brother-in-law Marvin (Dan Fogler) gets under her skin when he fools patriarch Pops (George Segal) into thinking the celebration is at Pops' house. Other holiday cheer: Barry (Troy Gentile) and Erica (Hayley Orrantia) have a toasting feud as they duel for the final words of gratitude.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8:30/7:30c, ABC

Tamar Taylor, Ignacio Serricchio, and John Boyd in the 'High Treason in the Holiday Season' episode of Bones
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Thanksgiving gets treasonous when a journalist who published an exposé on the NSA is found murdered. While the Jeffersonian team works to catch the culprit, Hodgins (T.J. Thyne) realizes that someone is monitoring them in secret. On the lighthearted side, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) plans a holiday dinner for the whole team, along with a surprise for Booth (David Boreanaz).

Thursday, Nov. 19, 8/7c, Fox

Thanksgiving - Dinner - Life in Pieces
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Life in Pieces

Thanksgiving is not "Short" on memorable moments when Heather's (Betsy Brandt) turkey gets spoiled and everyone gets sick eating Colleen's (Angelique Cabral) cauliflower dish, including dinner guest/widowed neighbor Gary (Martin Mull, Arrested Development). Meanwhile, Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Greg (Colin Hanks) argue over who to pick as godparent, and Samantha (Holly J. Barrett) tries to meet her boyfriend secretly at the Harvest Festival. Plus: Candid Behind-the-Scenes Snapshots From the Life Set

Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:30/7:30c, CBS
The Originals, Episode 307
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The Originals

In an attempt to call a truce, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Elijah (Daniel Gillies) host a Thanksgiving dinner at the Mikaelson Mansion for The Trinity. But things don't go as planned when a dangerous confrontation occurs. Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) and Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) also team up to rescue Davina (Danielle Campbell) from harm while Cami (Leah Pipes) also finds herself in danger.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 9/8c, The CW

Dr. Ken
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Dr. Ken

When Ken (Ken Jeong) and Allison's (Suzy Nakamura) daughter gets a Japanese tattoo, the parents launch into an epic debate over two cultures that leads them to one-up each other with Korean and Japanese dishes on Thanksgiving. Elsewhere, Damona (Tisha Campbell-Martin) and Clark (Jonathan Slavin) plot to leave Julie's (Kate Simses) own get-together early. Plus: First Look at Family Face-Off

Friday, Nov. 20, 8:30/7:30c, ABC
Thanksgiving - The Big Bang Theory
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The Big Bang Theory

Awkward moments abound when Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) meet at the aquarium as friends, and Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) grudgingly volunteers at the soup kitchen, where he encounters Elon Musk (guest starring as himself). And Penny (Kaley Cuoco) is surprised—but not in a good way—by Leonard (Johnny Galecki).

Thursday, Nov. 19, 8/7c
Thanksgiving - Last Man Standing
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Last Man Standing

Instead of a big family dinner, Vanessa (Nancy Travis) finds that only Mike (Tim Allen) and Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) will be around for Thanksgiving. Mandy (Molly Ephraim) chooses to spend the holiday with her boyfriend, Kyle (Christoph Sanders), but where they're really having dinner is a secret that her older sister, Kristin (Amanda Fuller), discovers.

Friday, Nov. 20, 8/7c, ABC
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Ava

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This Thanksgiving at the Nine-Nine we’re thankful for new births and ex-boyfriends. Not only does Terry’s (Terry Crews) wife, Sharon (Merrin Dungey), have her water break while she's in Jake’s (Andy Samberg) care, but Capt. Holt’s (Andre Braugher) ex-boyfriend Frederick, played by guest star Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), drops by to shake up the stern leader.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 8:30/7:30c, FOX
Family Guy

Family Guy

Peter's sister Karen (voiced by SNL's Kate McKinnon), a pro wrestler, adds to an already-full Griffin household when she visits for Thanksgiving. Adding to the stress is Quagmire, whose confession of love for Lois is overheard by Peter. Brian works on smoothing tensions while Peter decides to go head-to-head against Karen in the wrestling ring.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 9/8c, FOX
NCIS, Mark Harmon, Emily Wickersham
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After learning some hard truths about her husband, Jake (Jamie Bamber), Special Agent Bishop (Emily Wickersham) travels home to Oklahoma to spend Thanksgiving with family, which includes guest star Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) as her mom. Along for the trip is Gibbs (Mark Harmon), who has been tasked by SecNav to find a matching bone marrow for a sailor with leukemia. Plus: Emily Wickersham on Bishop's Homecoming.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 8/7c, CBS
Grandfathered - Gerald's Two Dads


When Sara's (Paget Brewster) ex-boyfriend Bruce (Andy Daly) stops by her house for Thanksgiving, Jimmy (John Stamos) finds himself wondering if he should skip his annual Thanksgiving day visit to Malibu.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 8/7c, FOX
Thanksgiving - The Grinder
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The Grinder

Drama will be dished out when viewers learn why Dean's (Rob Lowe) show was canceled, and his eagerness about being home to celebrate Thanksgiving leads to a surprising family secret being revealed. Even better? Guest stars Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Timothy Olyphant (Justified) pop up.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 8:30/7:30c, FOX
Scream Queens
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Scream Queens

While the mysterious Red Devil is carving up his or her own meal (ahem, victim), Chanel (Emma Roberts) goes to the Radwell residence with Chad (Glen Powell) and meets the family, including: Brothers Brad (Chad Michael Murray) and Thad (Patrick Schwarzenegger) and Mr. and Mrs. Radwell (Alan Thicke and Julia Duffy). Back on campus, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) has dinner with the Kappa survivors, during which some serious accusations get thrown around about the identity of their macabre murderer.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 9/8c, FOX
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