I like Thanksgiving because I like getting together with my family. The characters on TV shows aren't part of my family, but they're part of my life. They're a part that relaxes and entertains me, maybe cheers me up when I'm having a bad day, and I'm thankful for that.
If you don't care about Thanksgiving, don't worry; the special Christmas episodes are just around the corner.
Series premiere: "Ghost Town Gold," 10 p.m. Thursday, Discovery (miniseries with Western memorabilia hunters).
Season premieres: "Mysteries at the Museum," 9 p.m. Thursday, Travel; "Sister Wives," 9 p.m. Sunday, TLC; "The Layover with Anthony Bourdain," 9 p.m. Monday, Travel.
Season finales: "America's Next Top Model," 8 p.m. Friday, CW; "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team," 9 p.m. Friday, CMT; "Rehab with Dr. Drew," 8 p.m. Sunday, VH1; "Covert Affairs," 10 p.m. Tuesday, USA.
Specials: "Restore the Shore," 11 p.m. Thursday, MTV (live "Jersey Shore" Hurricane Sandy benefit); "We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston," 10 p.m. Friday, CBS; "The American Music Awards," 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC; "The Dust Bowl," 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, PBS (Ken Burns documentary); "Inventing David Geffen: American Masters," 8 p.m. Tuesday, PBS.
Of note: Vice President Joe Biden appears on "Parks and Recreation," 9:30 p.m. Thursday, NBC.
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