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Celebrate Thanksgiving With the Macy's Parade, Criminal Minds, and Lizzo

ALSO: The Kardashians Season 2 finale, NFL football galore, Prime Video's Good Rivals, and more.
  • Photos: Paramount+, Hulu, All-Pro Reels, NBC, HBO
    Photos: Paramount+, Hulu, All-Pro Reels, NBC, HBO

    Happy Thanksgiving! Television is celebrating Turkey Day with a slew of special programming, including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Paramount’s Criminal Minds sequel, and music documentary Love, Lizzo.

    Also today: The Kardashians ends another season of fourth wall-breaking, NFL football delivers all-day action, Good Rivals explores the intense rivalry between the American and Mexican men’s soccer teams, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this Thanksgiving:

    96th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Special presentation. The iconic Thanksgiving spectacular lights up New York City as 16 giant character balloons, 28 floats, and 12 marching bands delight spectators and viewers at home. In addition, Gloria Estefan, Paula Abdul, Sean Paul, and more stars will step aboard the floats to perform holiday hits. 9:00 AM ET on NBC and Peacock

    The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS: Special presentation. Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight host CBS’ alternate parade coverage, featuring appearances from the casts of Broadway’s Moulin Rouge! and SIX The Musical and stars of various Paramount Global shows. 9:00 AM ET on CBS and Paramount+

    Criminal Minds: Evolution: Series premiere. Two years after Criminal Minds ended its 15-year run, the Behavioral Analysis Unit returns to TV in a sequel series that sees them face their greatest threat yet: an UnSub who has used the pandemic to build a network of serial killers. Original stars Joe Mantegna, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Aisha Tyler, Adam Rodriguez, and Paget Brewster reprise their roles, while Zach Gilford joins the cast as the season’s main villain. Two episodes drop today. Watch trailer. Streaming on Paramount+

    Love, Lizzo: Original documentary. HBO Max shares the inspirational story behind Lizzo’s humble beginnings and her meteoric rise in this intimate documentary about the singer and cultural trailblazer. Watch trailer. Streaming on HBO Max

    The Kardashians: Season 2 finale. Kim travels to Paris to walk in Couture Fashion Week, Kylie prepares for the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas, and Khloé adjusts to life as a mother of two. The boundary-pushing reality series has been renewed for a third season, which is currently in production. Streaming on Hulu

    NFL Football: For the 17th consecutive year, the NFL has scheduled three football games on Thanksgiving Day. Lions and Cowboys fans, rejoice:

    • Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions 12:30 PM ET/9:30 AM PT on CBS
    • New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT on FOX
    • New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings 8:15 PM ET/5:15 PM PT on NBC

    Good Rivals: Complete docuseries. Just in time for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Amazon peels back the political, social, and sporting layers of the rivalry between the Mexican and American men’s national soccer teams. The three-part series spotlights the stories of stars from each nation, like Landon Donovan (United States) and Rafa Márquez (Mexico), who became symbols of their country’s cultures during their respective careers. Watch trailer. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video

    The National Dog Show: Special presentation. Over 200 dog breeds compete for the title of Best in Show at the 2022 National Dog Show, filmed earlier in the week at The Kennel Club of Philadelphia. 12:00 PM ET on NBC

    The Masked Signer: New episode (special night). For the first time in show history, a three-way battle will ensue between the remaining semifinalists. One contestant will be unmasked at the end of the episode, and the other two will advance to next week’s finale. 8:00 PM ET on FOX

    LEGO Masters: New episode (special night). The remaining five teams fight to stay in the competition as they recreate iconic scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in just 12 hours. 9:00 PM ET on FOX

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, HBO Max, Paramount+, Peacock, Criminal Minds: Evolution, Good Rivals, The Kardashians, Love, Lizzo