Thanksgiving on TV 2012

by RecceR | created - 13 Nov 2012 | updated - 18 Feb 2013 | Public

All the new Thanksgiving-themed TV show episodes, movies and specials for 2012. Times & dates will be added asap. If I missed any, let me know. Thanks.

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1. Ben and Kate (2012–2013)
Episode: Reunion (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Will pushes Kate out of her comfort zone.

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Dakota Johnson, Nat Faxon, Lucy Punch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones

Votes: 51

airs Nov. 20th @8:30pm on FOX.

2. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

In order to entice an old flame who is only attracted to married men, Mr. Fischoeder bribes Bob into letting him pass off Linda and the kids as his own family, but the situation ruins all of Bob's Thanksgiving traditions.

Director: Tyree Dillihay | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 473

airs Nov. 18th @8:30pm on FOX.

3. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: After Hours (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Beckett & Castle pick up a witness to a murder, hired killers attack, and they lose their cell phones and Beckett's gun. They run for protection while Esposito and Ryan try to find them. The killer is not who they suspect.

Director: David Barrett | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 775

airs Nov. 19th @10pm on ABC

4. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: A General Thanksgiving Episode (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cleveland and the gang run into problems trying to start up a new Broken Stool at the Stoolbend airport, and Rallo reunites Holt with his estranged military father.

Directors: Justin Ridge, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 113

airs Nov. 18th @7:30pm on FOX.

5. The Cleveland Show (2009–2013)
Episode: Turkey Pot Die (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Cleveland and Cleveland Jr. try to rescue Lester's Thanksgiving turkeys, and Donna and Rallo enter a float in the Stoolbend Thanksgiving parade.

Directors: Anthony Agrusa, Albert Calleros, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 105

airs Nov. 25th @9:30pm on FOX.

6. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Some McKinley alumni give New Directions advice about Sectionals. Elsewhere, Rachel and Kurt have a nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale

Votes: 827

airs Nov. 29th @9pm on FOX.

7. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)
Episode: It's Really Complicated (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

What's Thanksgiving without a side of drama? Serena and Dan throw their first Thanksgiving together, but everyone seems to havetheir own agenda.

Director: John Stephens | Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford

Votes: 300

airs Dec. 3rd @9pm on The CW.

8. Guys with Kids (2012–2013)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

After a failed attempt to figure out who should spend Thanksgiving with their son, Chris and Sheila decide to spend the holiday together with his friends. Sheila plans a very traditional ... See full summary »

Director: Betsy Thomas | Stars: Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, Zach Cregger, Tempestt Bledsoe

Votes: 33

airs Nov. 21st @8:30pm on NBC.

9. Happy Endings (2011–2013)
Episode: More Like Stanksgiving (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

When the gang celebrates Thanksgiving at Alex and Dave's new apartment, Max brings along a tape of Brad and him on "The Real World," and everyone recalls how they met ten years ago.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally

Votes: 168

airs Nov. 20th @9pm on ABC.

10. Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Romance

An eager Thanksgiving parade coordinator is shocked when a wealthy consultant is hired to analyze its finances. Faced with teaching him that the parade means so much more to her than money, she finds herself reluctantly falling for him.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Autumn Reeser, Antonio Cupo, April Telek, Ben Cotton

Votes: 1,255

airs Nov. 4th @8pm on The Hallmark Channel.

11. The Middle (2009–2018)
Episode: Thanksgiving IV (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Frankie's bickering parents come for Thanksgiving, along with two special guests. Axl's football comeback may be postponed by a broken heart, Sue's mascot head is stolen, and Brick is fascinated by a new book.

Director: Blake T. Evans | Stars: Patricia Heaton, Neil Flynn, Charlie McDermott, Eden Sher

Votes: 164

airs Nov. 14th @8pm on ABC.

12. The Mindy Project (2012–2017)
Episode: Thanksgiving (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Mindy spends Thanksgiving at Gwen's house, where she runs into her former blind date Dennis and his new girlfriend. Elsehwere, Jeremy is introduced to Betsy's family, and Danny spends the evening alone at the hospital.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ed Weeks, Anna Camp

Votes: 292

airs Nov. 20th @9:30pm on FOX.

13. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)
Episode: Thanksgiving Is Canceled (2012)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

When Mike gets sick for Thanksgiving, Molly is secretly thrilled because she won't have to cook... until Vince invites his brother, Frankie (guest star JON POLITO), to town for a homemade Thanksgiving meal.

Director: Phill Lewis | Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 87

airs Nov. 19th @9:30pm on CBS.

14. The Neighbors (2012–2014)
Episode: Thanksgiving Is for the Bird-Kersees (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The Weavers plan to skip Thanksgiving but soon find themselves hosting dinner for Marty's parents, the Bird-Kersees and Jackie's two homicidal sisters, one of whom is male.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, Toks Olagundoye

Votes: 87

airs Nov. 14th @8:30pm on ABC.

15. New Girl (2011–2018)
Episode: Parents (2012)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy

When Jess's parents, Bob and Joan, show up at the same time for Thanksgiving dinner, Jess takes the opportunity to "parent trap" them into a reconciliation, but her ploy backfires. ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris

Votes: 707

airs Nov. 20th @9pm on FOX.

16. Raising Hope (2010–2014)
Episode: Candy Wars (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Family

The Thanksgiving radish harvest festival sparks a town war.

Director: Michael Fresco | Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

Votes: 198

airs Nov. 20th @8pm on FOX.

17. Revenge (2011–2015)
Episode: Lineage (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In the year 2006, Victoria is visited by her estranged mother.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann, Henry Czerny

Votes: 565

airs Nov. 25th @9pm on ABC.