2015 NHL Thanksgiving Showdown TV schedule

NHL Thanksgiving Showdown 2014

The NHL’s Black Friday tradition returns on No. 26, this year featuring two national TV games. First up, the N.Y. Rangers battle the Bruins at Boston’s TD Garden on NBC at 1pm ET. Then a Western Conference Finals rematch is in store on NBCSN at 5pm ET as the Chicago Blackhawks visit the Honda Center in Anaheim to face the Ducks. Press release from the NBC Sports Group with additional programming details: BOSTON BRUINS HOST NEW YORK RANGERS IN ORIGINAL SIX MATCHUP IN 2015 NHL THANKSGIVING SHOWDOWN FRIDAY AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, Eddie Olczyk and … Continue reading

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Racing Extinction effectively chronicles natural devastation facing our planet

Racing Extinction effectively chronicles natural devastation facing our planet

“Racing Extinction is required viewing for all citizens of the world,” said John Hoffman, executive vice president of Discovery Channel’s Documentaries and Specials division. The quote at first seemed like typical press-release hyperbole, but upon viewing the film, I have to agree. No matter what your political biases may be toward topics such as climate change, hunting endangered animals, destruction of natural habitats or other environmental issues, Racing Extinction should engage you with its sobering, at times bleak, look at the devastation facing our planet. It seems that in the “race” against extinction — not only the extinction of other … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel Alaskan Bush People recap: Rock, Paper, Skipper

Alaskan Bush People

Go Here For All Of Your Hole-Digging Alaskan Bush People Needs! Do the Alaskan Bush People get paid? We asked! Read our interview with the Brown family. It’s CHAOS in Brownton Abbey! MEDICS! EVACS! GUNSHOTS! SOMETHING’S REALLY REALLY WRONG! The Black Screen of Fake Doom! It’s Make Your Own Alaskan Bush People Black Screen of Fake Doom Night! “Dad just had a seizure, is what happened,” Bam explains. “He every now and then weirds out, gets all dingy. He has a seizure.” Billy was in a coma for a week in 2006, and he’s had these seizures since then, and they’ve grown more … Continue reading

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It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown

It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown

For its golden anniversary, Charles Schulz’ seminal holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is getting a bash so big that even persnickety Peppermint Patty would approve. In celebration of the 50th anniversary, Kristen Bell will host the jubilee, It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown, on ABC Nov. 30. Since the original Peanuts Christmas special premiered in 1965 — where a beleaguered Charlie Brown lamented the commercialization of Christmas, was persuaded to direct the annual holiday pageant, and then helped a scraggly tree find a little love — A Charlie Brown Christmas has become a yuletide tradition watched by families year … Continue reading

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2015 Thanksgiving NFL games TV schedule

2015 NFL Thanksgiving games

Thanksgiving Day always comes with a huge helping of the NFL. The day starts on FOX at 12:30pm ET with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Detroit Lions. Then on CBS at 4:30pm ET, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers visit AT&T Stadium for a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. The feast concludes on NBC at 8:30pm ET as Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears try to spoil the celebration for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre will have his No. 4 jersey retired during a halftime ceremony. 2015 Thanksgiving NFL games TV schedule … Continue reading

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Survivor recap episode 10: double elimination shakes up the game

Survivor recap episode 10

Survivor: Second Chance recap “Like Selling Your Soul to the Devil” Season 31, Episode 10 (original airdate Nov. 25): With Thanksgiving coming tomorrow, CBS graciously decided to treat us to a Survivor feast tonight with a two-hour episode that included two contestants going home. Rain, rain and more rain. Not only did it make it miserable for the contestants from a physical standpoint, but it made it more difficult from a mental and strategic standpoint because leaving the shelter was darn near impossible. Keith, whose feet were waterlogged, went on an epic rant: “People ask me if Survivor is fun. I … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: The Truth Hurts

Empire Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: The Truth Hurts

Last week’s episode of Empire ended with Cookie and her sister Candice headed to Philly in search for their other sister Carol. Now that Cookie has to worry about her cookout event, she’s not worried about finding her sister Carol; especially if she’s going to have to search high and low. I guess it’s nice to know that this week’s episode shows Laura safe and practicing for the cookout with Hakeem. I definitely thought she was going to be bait for some twisted plan Anika had. What I will say is I wouldn’t let go of that theory just yet. … Continue reading

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Matthew Morrison, Kristin Chenoweth headline TLC’s Broadway at the White House


Though it’s best known for a myriad of oddly addictive reality shows and specials, TLC gets artsy this Thanksgiving eve with its star-studded hourlong special Broadway at the White House. Hosts Matthew Morrison (currently starring in Finding Neverland) and longtime Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth join First Lady Michelle Obama as they welcome a group of specially chosen  high-school students for a once-in-a-lifetime, all-day symposium at the White House focusing on careers in theater. • MORE: See First Lady Michelle Obama address the Broadway at the White House audience here With the help of current Broadway performers, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue transforms into a space for students to nurture … Continue reading

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Andrea Bocelli sings songs from the cinema on Great Performances


Andrea Bocelli: Cinema premieres Friday, November 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS  If you need a boost after Black Friday shopping — or are just a fan of the sounds of the cinema — the PBS arts series Great Performances invites you to celebrate some of filmdom’s best-loved songs with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in a soaring special filmed Sept. 18 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Andrea Bocelli: Cinema reunites Bocelli with legendary music producer David Foster, who arranged the concert, and features actors John Travolta, Ryan O’Neal, Ali MacGraw, and Andy Garcia joining Bocelli onstage to speak about the films from which the songs are culled. Bocelli will … Continue reading

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5 Questions With … Elliot Knight of “Once Upon A Time”

Elliot Knight

Once Upon a Time‘s Elliot Knight has wowed fans for his strong portrayal as the sorcerer Merlin, and in the first part of my interview with the British actor, he shared insight into the challenging role. In part 2, he showed off his charming light-hearted side when he answered our “5 Questions.” 1. If your TV had only three shows or networks, what would you watch? It’d have to be ABC. Every job I’ve done since I’ve been in the U.S. has been for ABC — it’s crazy — and they have a lot of really great shows too. I’m … Continue reading

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