NOVEMBER PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Sunday, Nov. 18
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “A General Thanksgiving Episode”
When Cleveland (Mike Henry) finds out that Holt (Jason Sudeikis) was not invited to his estranged family’s holiday dinner, he asks him to babysit Rallo (Henry), while the gang opens a new airport pub. Holt quickly realizes that babysitting is an easy way to meet girls, so he uses Rallo as a chick magnet in exchange for toys. Meanwhile, Cleveland drinks too much and winds up flying an airplane in danger of crashing, so Holt and his drill sergeant father, General Richter (guest voice Will Arnett), must work together to bring Cleveland back to safety.
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal”
In the series’ first-ever Thanksgiving episode, it’s Bob’s (H. Jon Benjamin) favorite holiday of all time, and he’s determined to make it the most memorable Thanksgiving ever. However, the plans change when Mr. Fischoeder (guest voice Kevin Kline) hires Bob as his chef and Linda (John Roberts) and the kids as his family in order to stage the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and make a former flame (guest voice Lindsey Stoddart) jealous.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Candy Wars”
Natesville is holding its annual Thanksgiving Radish Harvest Festival, and Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is determined to sell the most candy bars around town, so that Hope (guest stars Rylie and Baylie Cregut) can ride atop the town’s Thanksgiving Day float. But when he doesn’t sell enough to win, Virginia (Martha Plimpton) and Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman) unveil a dark, mafia-inspired family secret that could lead the Chances to victory.
BEN AND KATE (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Reunion”
When a high school reunion is held on the eve of Thanksgiving, Will (guest star Geoff Stults) encourages Kate (Dakota Johnson) to attend and stand up to the high school bully, Anna (guest star Amber Stevens), who gave her an unforgettable nickname. Meanwhile, in the midst of the holiday season, Ben (Nat Faxon) doesn’t think he can keep the huge secret that he and BJ (Lucy Punch) have been hiding from Kate for much longer. An encore airs Wednesday, Dec. 26 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Parents”
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) invites her divorced mom and dad (guest stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner) over for Thanksgiving dinner and enlists Nick (Jake Johnson) and Cece (Hannah Simone) to help her with a “Parent Trap” to reunite them. Meanwhile, Schmidt’s (Max Greenfield) cousin, Big Schmidt (guest star Rob Riggle), visits, and Winston (Larmorne Morris) manipulates them into an escalating battle to prove their manhood.
THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Thanksgiving”
Mindy (Mindy Kaling) decides to cook Thanksgiving dinner at Gwen’s (Anna Camp), but she’s sidetracked when she arrives to find a former blind date (guest star Ed Helms) there with his new girlfriend (guest star Richa Shukla). Meanwhile, a lonely Danny (Chris Messina) holds down the empty office, while Betsy (Zoe Jarman) and Jeremy (Ed Weeks) visit Betsy’s eccentric family for the holiday. An encore airs Thursday, Dec. 27 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).
Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22
THE X FACTOR (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “LIVE Results”
Tune in to see if your favorite singing acts made the cut, in an all-new “LIVE Results” episode on Thanksgiving night!
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Dynamic Duets”
A love triangle heats up among Marley (Melissa Benoist), Jake (Jacob Artist) and Ryder (Blake Jenner), and Blaine (Darren Criss) has a run-in with the Warblers.
Sunday, Nov. 25
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Turkey Pot Die”
Cleveland takes a reluctant Cleveland, Jr. (Kevin Michael Richardson) to a turkey farm in order to teach him how to hunt the family’s Thanksgiving dinner. But Junior refuses to harm the innocent turkeys. So when Cleveland is accidentally shot, he and Junior embark on an elaborate mission to free all of the turkeys before Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Rallo (Henry) and Donna (Sanaa Lathan) build a float for Stoolbend’s Thanksgiving Day parade, but Rallo takes matters into his own hands when Donna fails to embrace his artistic vision.
Thursday, Nov. 29
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Thanksgiving”
It’s time for Sectionals, and New Directions receives guidance from some of the recent McKinley graduates who volunteer to mentor the glee club during their Thanksgiving breaks. Meanwhile, Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) have a non-traditional holiday dinner in the Big Apple.
DECEMBER PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Dec. 11
RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Last Christmas”
Virginia is convinced that the world is going to end on Dec. 21, 2012. So she uses her extreme couponing skills to stock up on supplies and she forces the family to train for the apocalypse. Meanwhile, Jimmy is determined to give Hope the best Christmas he can, since it likely will be the first one she remembers, and Maw Maw tries to knock a few more items off her bucket list before the world ends. An encore airs Monday, Dec. 24 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Santa”
When the gang attempts to juggle multiple holiday parties in one night, Jess tries to avoid a remorseful Sam (guest star David Walton), Nick tries to keep up with a sexually adventurous Angie (guest star Olivia Munn) and Winston panics when he gets a cranberry stuck in his ear.
An encore airs Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “J&M’s Christmas Party”
Mindy throws an office Christmas party at her apartment, and she’s eager for her colleagues to finally meet her boyfriend, Josh (guest star Tommy Dewey). Meanwhile, Jeremy deals with doling out the office holiday bonuses, much to everyone’s chagrin. An encore airs Thursday, Dec. 27 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT).
Thursday, Dec. 13
GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Glee, Actually”
In a tribute to the film “Love, Actually,” seemingly separate storylines come together as one holiday-themed episode, in which Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Brittany (Heather Morris) live their lives to the fullest before the much-heralded Mayan Apocalypse occurs. Meanwhile, Jake (Jacob Artist) and Puck (Mark Salling) spend quality sibling time together for Hanukah, Artie (Kevin McHale) has a holiday dream that changes his outlook on life and Kurt has a Christmas he’ll never forget.
Sunday, Dec. 16
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) – “Die Semi-Hard” (encore)
An encore broadcast in which Cleveland tells his family his own version of one of his favorite holiday stories, “Die Hard.”
THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “’Tis the Cleveland To Be Sorry”
Cleveland discovers that the food served at the local homeless shelter is much better than it is at home, so he pretends to be homeless to benefit from the meals. But when the community catches onto his ill-spirited scheme, they confront him and he must apologize to everyone. Meanwhile, chauvinistic storeowner Harris Grundle (guest voice Nick Offerman) hires Roberta (Reagan Gomez) as a Christmas elf, but requires all of Santa’s female helpers to don sexy costumes.
THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “To Cur With Love”
When a fire at the retirement home forces Grampa (Dan Castellaneta) to move home with the Simpsons, Homer throws out his back on moving day and decides to stay home to recover. While enjoying his time alone, Homer gets distracted by “Villageville” – a super-addictive tablet game in which he is able to create his own virtual village – and loses the family dog, Santa’s Little Helper.
BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins”
Bob inherits a storage unit, and the whole family imagines treasures, but only finds a man named Chet (guest voice Zach Galifianakis) living inside. Imbued with the holiday spirit, Linda persuades Bob to invite Chet to stay at the restaurant, where it’s discovered that this stranger, who claims he was once a mannequin, has a gift for intricate and living window displays.
FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Jesus, Mary & Joseph”
Peter (Seth MacFarlane) tells his own version of the Nativity story. Need we say more?
AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Minstrel Krampus”
It’s holiday time in Langley Falls and Steve (Scott Grimes) starts acting like a spoiled brat. So Stan (Seth MacFarlane) takes him to see his incarcerated Grandpa Jack (guest voice Daran Norris), who tells the story of how, as a boy, he captured the legendary Minstrel Krampus (guest voice Danny Glover), a Christmas demon who used to punish naughty children on Christmas. Meanwhile, Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane) gets a job at the airport, but realizes she may not be cut out for customer service.
Wednesday, Dec. 19
THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Season Finale, Part One”
The remaining finalists take the stage LIVE to mark their spot on the last performance show of the season. See who steps up their game in hopes of winning the $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music.
Thursday, Dec. 20
THE X FACTOR (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Season Finale, Part Two”
Find out who will walk away with a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music as hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez reveal the winner LIVE.