It’s now the first week After Regis and the world isn’t quite the same.
But thank goodness for Thanksgiving! We get a new Charlie Brown special on Fox (and a classic one on ABC), plus Lady Gaga on ABC. Actually, some folks wouldn’t be thankful for more Gaga. And just think: the Kardashians return three days later, less tasty than leftover turkey.
Over on ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” Wednesday is wrapping up a less-than-enthralling season 13 with a likely victory for J.R. Martinez, who graduated Dalton High School in 2002. (Go Catamounts!)
And if you’re into R&B music, check out BET’s Soul Train Awards on Sunday, taped in Atlanta Nov. 17. Among the performers: Common, Cee-Lo, Joe, Miguel, Robin Thicke, Anthony Hamilton, Natalie Cole, Mary Mary, Kenny Lattimore, Freddie Jackson, Keith Sweat and Eric Benet.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Can J.R. Martinez’s ankle recover enough for him to fend off Ricki Lake?
“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Robin tries to talk Lily and Marshall out of moving to Long Island.
“Terra Nova” 8 p.m. Fox — Taylor searches for the Sixer infiltrator.
“House” 9 p.m. Fox — House gets into trouble after insisting on solving the mystery of why a four-year-girl died.
“The Layover” 9 p.m. Travel (new series) — Anthony Bourdain finds cool places during layovers at popular travel hubs around the world.
“Two and a Half Men” 9 p.m. CBS — Walden isn’t quite ready to date yet.
“You Deserve It” 9:01 p.m. ABC (new series) — Win prizes like any other game show – except you give the winnings to worthy family and friends.
“Mike & Molly” 9:30 p.m. CBS — Mike cheats on his diet.
“Castle” 10 p.m. ABC —A sniper goes on a killer rampage.
“Hawaii Five-O” 10 p.m. CBS — Jenna’s fiance is being held hostage.
“Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives” 10 p.m. Food (12th season finale) — Guy visits a Detroit Polish eatery and a cafe in Virginia Beach.
“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — The trainers prepare a healthy Thanksgiving dinner for the players.
“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Tony’s dad’s a murder suspect.
“The X Factor” 8 p.m. Fox — Thanksgiving pushes this show back a day for the top 9 performance show.
“Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC (13th season finale) — Can Ricki Lake or Rob Kardashian beat J.R. Martinez? Unlikely.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — Hetty is forced to fire Deeks.
“Covert Affairs” 10 p.m. USA — Annie keeps tabs on the daughter of a CIA analyst imprisoned for selling intelligence.
“Parenthood” 10 p.m. NBC — Adam’s marriage suffers after an inappropriate encounter at work.
“Reed Between the Lines” 10 p.m. BET — Kaci joins a school protest revolving around a recycling program.
“Sons of Anarchy” 10 p.m. FX — SAMCRO must negotiate with the Irish Kings to secure the club’s future.
“Storage Wars” 10 p.m. A&E — The buyers go to Azusa, Calif.
“Unforgettable” 10 p.m. CBS — A second murder occurs at an active crime scene.
“In Performance at the White House” 8 p.m. GPB — Lauren Alaina, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett perform on a country-themed night.
“The X Factor” 8 p.m. Fox — Double elimination time!
“The Biggest Loser” 9 p.m. NBC — A “where are they now?” special.
“Mobbed” 9 p.m. Fox — Howie Mandel is back for more flash mob madness.
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Jay worries that Manny is too coddled.
“American Horror Story” 10 p.m. FX — Who is that sexy man in the rubber suit?
“Revenge” 10 p.m. ABC — Emily seeks guidance from her mentor.
“Top Chef” 10 p.m. Bravo — It’s chili cook-off time!.
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” 9 a.m. NBC — Meredith Vieira hosts with Matt Lauer. Performers include Barry Manilow, Diana DeGarmo, Miley Cyrus and Julie Andrews.
“Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” 8 p.m. Fox — Sid tries to clear his name at the North Pole after ruining Manny’s decorations.
“Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” 8 p.m. ABC — What’s wrong with ice cream, popcorn and toast for Thanksgiving dinner?
“Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who” 8 p.m. NBC — A 2008 computer-animated update of the beloved illustrated tale.
“Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown” 8:30 p.m. Fox — The gang tries to persuade Linus to give up his trusty blanket.
“Radio City Holiday” 9 p.m. HGTV — Watch Radio City Music Hall turn into a holiday wonderland.
“A Very Gaga Thanksgiving” 9:30 p.m. ABC — Lady Gaga sings some of her hits (“You and I,” “The Edge of Glory”) and classics (“White Christmas”).
“CMT Crossroads” 10 p.m. CMT — Sting mixes it up with Vince Gill.
“Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas” 8 p.m. CBS — Hoops and Yoyo accidentally become stowaways on Santa’s sleigh.
“The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Tale” 8:30 p.m. CBS — Taylor is skeptical of Christmas. Can an elf help him believe?
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” 9 p.m. TBS — CJ investigates the firefighters’ response time.
“Say Yes to the Dress” 9 p.m. TLC — A nurse wants to trade her scrubs for a lace dress.
“Flying Wild Alaska” 9 p.m. Discovery — A pilot deals with a malfunction. A tsunami warning is issued for the west coast.
“Hairy Bikers” 10 p.m. History — The men visit South Carolina, where they go spearfishing.
“Onion News Network” 10 p.m. IFC — Artificial intelligence is created in the FactZone studio.
“Trading Christmas” 8 p.m. Saturday Hallmark — Based on a book by Debbie Macomber, a widow and writer swap homes for the holidays.
“Desperately Seeking Santa” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC Family — A marketing executive devises a sexy Santa contest to goose sales at the mall and finds romance.
“Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Henry puts himself in danger exploring a sinkhole he hopes will lead him to the fairy-tale world.
“2011 Soul Train Awards” 8:30 p.m. Sunday BET — Cedric the Entertainer hosts a show taped at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta Nov. 17.
“Boardwalk Empire” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Nucky finds another source for booze.
“Dexter” 9 p.m. Sunday Showtime — The network just gave this show a green light for season seven and eight.
“Leverage” 9 p.m. Sunday TNT (fourth season winter debut) — Why are homeless vets in Boston disappearing?
“Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — The author creates life-long bonds with two religious leaders.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Sunday Bravo — Phaedra apologizes to Kim for her husband’s poor behavior at Kim’s baby shower.
“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (second season fall finale) — Dale has it out with Shane.
“Homeland” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Brody has flashbacks to his time as a captive.
“Kourtney & Kim Take New York” 10 p.m. Sunday E! (second season debut) — Like zombies, the Kardashians just keep on coming.
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk