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TV Junkie: Turkey Day is Upon Us - Suggested and Highlighted Listings Below

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Wednesday - Tonight

"NHL Hockey" (KDOC, 6:00 p.m.) Ducks @ Avalanche

"NHL Hockey" (Fox Sports, 7:30 p.m.) Kings @ Sharks

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"NBA Basketball" (PRIME, 7:30 p.m.) Sonics @ Clippers

"Everyone Says I Love You" (IFC, 6:00 p.m.) An evening of Woody Allen movies on IFC

"Jericho/Criminal Minds/CSI: NY" (CBS, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.) New episodes.

"Madonna: The Confessions Tour - Live From London" (NBC, 8 p.m.) Except, it's not really live I don't think, and a bunch of stuff was edited out. But what's Thanksgiving without some sweaty-ass Italian-American-with-a-fake-British-accent? Nothing, nothing I tell you.

"America's Next Top Model" (the CW, 8:00 p.m.) The models hit the streets with their pics, one of them gets lost, go figure.

"Day Break" (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) Round 2 of violent-Groundhog Day

"Medium" (NBC, 10:00 p.m.) Now this show has its own version of violent-Groundhog Day, these writers must hang out in the same bars

"The Real World: Denver" (MTV, 10 p.m.) Premieres. This is the 18th season, goddamn am I old.

"The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS, 11:30 p.m.): The always great Stupid Pet Tricks, Matthew Broderick, Lupe Fiasco & Jill Scott perform

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" (ABC, 12:05 a.m.): Post AMA Kimmel interviews Regis Philbin, Jay-Z performs

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Thursday - Thanksgiving

Your choices are essentially football or movies. Here are some recommendations after the jump:

TCM has Doris Day movies all day until 5:00 p.m.; not that I'm recommending it, it's just to inform you in case you click through TCM and see Doris Day for 8 hours, you are not going insane. This is followed by a "Topper" marathon which I thought was a TCM change in programming to attract (more) homosexual viewers but I was wrong.

"This Is Spinal Tap" (VH1 Classic, 9:00 a.m.)

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (Spike, 10:00 a.m.) Supposedly George Lazenby was the other good Bond, check him out.

"NHL Hockey" (PRIME, 10:00 a.m.) Kings @ Sharks

"Happy Gilmore" (USA, 1:00 p.m.) You know, the Sandler hockey player-turned-golfer flick

"Thanksgiving Day Parade" (CBS, 1:00 p.m.) Just about anything pithy and/or ironic could be written here.

"NBA Basketball" (PRIME, 3:00 p.m.) Sonics @ Clippers

"Survivor: Cook Islands" (CBS, 8:00 p.m.) As you lay there gorged and pendulous, watch the starving survivors

"Ugly Betty" (ABC, 8:00 p.m.) T-giving themed Betty tonight.

"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 9:00 p.m.) A car accident fills the ER with lots of blood and guts (thankfully) shutting out the young-doctors-in-love shenanigans that have been the staple of TV soaps since the early '60s.

"The Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS, 11:35 p.m.) Eugene Levy is on and John Mayer performs

"Late Night With Conan O'Brien" (NBC, 12:30 a.m.) Ethan Hawke, Jim Gaffigan, the Brand New Heavies perform

Photo of Turkeys Courtesy of AP -- it appears that George really knows how to work a turkey neck

See you Friday