Thanksgiving programming on NBC and WKYC
Here is a look at what's coming up for Thanksgiving week:
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8-10 p.m.)
The Biggest Loser: Families"
NFL SUPERSTARS JERRY RICE AND STEVE YOUNG AND CELEBRITY CHEF ROCCO DISPIRITO GUEST STAR IN THANKSGIVING EPISODE
It's Thanksgiving week at the "Biggest Loser" ranch, and contestants will be celebrating with turkey, football and very special guests! First, NFL Super Bowl MVPs Jerry Rice and Steve Young stop by to put the contestants through NFL-style drills. Then celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito helps the contestants make a healthy version of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Later, the contestants are really thankful when they receive special videos from home. Alison Sweeney is the host, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels also star.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26
"Rosie Live" (8-9 p.m.)
EMMY AWARD-WINNING TALK SHOW HOST ROSIE O'DONNELL RETURNS TO TELEVISION ON NBC WITH ALL-NEW LIVE VARIETY SHOW
Airing live from New York City the night before Thanksgiving, Emmy Award-winning personality Rosie O'Donnell hosts "Rosie Live," a fun-filled variety show featuring celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and major audience giveaways. The one-hour broadcast will revitalize the classic variety show format made famous by such iconic series as "The Carol Burnett Show" and "The Ed Sullivan Show," with a modern twist.
"Deal or No Deal" (9-10 p.m.)
CONTESTANTS ARE THANKFUL FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN THE TOP PRIZE OF TWO MILLION DOLLARS
Family man Jimmy Dolan from Fort Collins, Colorado hopes to win the top prize so he can buy two new cars, as well as start a college fund for his children. Ashley Otte from Randolph, Minnesota is a hard working college student hoping to go home with enough money to pay off her student loans and start enjoying college life. Otte mistakenly reveals to host Howie Mandel that her biggest fear is turkeys, which leads the Banker to put her family in a cage with eight live turkeys. The case models join in the festivities as they compete in a variety of Thanksgiving eating contests. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Beat the Banker" game for a chance to win $50,000.
"Deal or No Deal" (10-11 p.m.)
CALIFORNIA FAMILY AND OREGON WAR HERO ARE DREAMING OF A MILLION DOLLAR CHRISTMAS
Father to thirteen kids, James Calhoun, will be rotating rounds with his daughter Gina and son Joshua. James wants to give his family an extravagant Christmas, something he's never been able to do before. Next to play is Silver Star and Purple Heart recipient Matt Zedwick from Corrallis, Oregon. Newly married, Zedwick hopes to win enough money to take care of his new bride and buy a house. The giving does not end with the contestants-the audience receives an abundance of presents too. Viewers at home can also watch and play the "Beat the Banker" game for a chance to win $50,000. Howie Mandel hosts.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (9 a.m. -12 p.m.)
"82nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"
MILEY CYRUS, DAVID ARCHULETA AND MANY MORE STARS TO PERFORM ON NBC'S LIVE BROADCAST OF THE '82nd ANNUAL MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE'
Meredith Vieira ("Today"), Matt Lauer ("Today") and Al Roker ("Today") co-host the parade. Taking to the sky for the first time will be Buzz Lightyear, Horton, a Smurf balloon and a special balloon of artist Keith Haring's work, "Figure with Heart." Celebrating the start of the holiday season will be performers from stage, screen, sports and music riding down Broadway atop one of the parade's moving stages. The stars joining the line-up include Miley Cyrus, Trace Adkins, David Archuleta and the Cheetah Girls. The parade will feature many eye-catching floats and balloons and will offer spectacular new additions, classic characters from children's books, movies and television shows, a Who's Who of pop culture icons.
"The National Dog Show Presented By Purina" (12 noon-2 p.m.)
CELEBRATE THE 'BEST IN SHOW' WITH 'THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA'
John O' Hurley returns as host of this purebred canine competition that is part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's annual dog show. One of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in North America, the National Dog Show is one of only five remaining "benched" dog shows where the public can interact with the show dogs. With expert commentary from David Frei, "the dean" of dog show commentators, the show is expected to feature more than 2,000 of the nation's leading canines representing more than 150 breeds, including some of the world's most largest, smallest and most exotic breeds, all vying for "Best in Show" honors.