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ABC Announces Schedule for Thanksgiving Themed Programs

ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays with Thanksgiving-themed episodes and specials. All times below are Eastern.

THE MIDDLE – “Thanksgiving IX” – The Hecks take a hectic road trip for Thanksgiving to Frankie’s sister’s house but soon find themselves running into barriers that could make them late to the feast; and with Axl now working with Sue and Brick at Spudsy’s, they have been informed by their manager that, due to budget issues, one of them needs to quit, and they must decide amongst themselves which one will take the hit. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

FRESH OFF THE BOAT – “The Day After Thanksgiving” – The  Huangs’ idea to skip Thanksgiving this year doesn’t last long when Louis plays matchmaker and invites Grandma’s ESL teacher, Bernard, to dinner after he notices their flirtation in class. To Jessica’s amazement, Grandma Huang offers to cook the entire meal to show her appreciation. Meanwhile, to prove his maturity, Evan lets Eddie and Emery sneak him into his first R-rated movie. George Takei guest stars as Bernard. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE GOLDBERGS – “A Wall Street Thanksgiving” – During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and convinces Barry and the JTP to invest their money with him.  Murray intervenes which has repercussions for Barry.  Meanwhile, Erica tells Geoff she is in debt and gets swept up in the family investment.  Later, Beverly invites 50 people over for a Thanksgiving potluck instead of stressing out cooking for the family, but the plan backfires and Beverly realizes some traditions shouldn’t change. (8:00-8:30 p.m.).

SPEECHLESS – “B-R–BRITISH I-N–INVASION” – Maya’s best attempts to present the perfect Thanksgiving Day backfire when her imposing and regal mum, Andrea, visits from London for the holiday.  A failure to complete a traditional DiMeo power-eating challenge sends Jimmy into a tailspin, and his brother, Billy, comes to the rescue.  Kenneth dreads spending Thanksgiving with his overbearing father, the Colonel, and it doesn’t take long to realize why when the pair shows up to dinner unannounced. Holland Taylor, Rob Corddry and Keith David guest star.  (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

MODERN FAMILY – “Winner Winner Turkey Dinner” – During Jay’s Thanksgiving toast he honors the entire family on their recent successes, even though everyone knows that isn’t quite true. As everyone desperately tries to hide the facts about their perceived triumphs, Phil works hard to master a classic magic trick and prove he’s not the family failure.  (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – “Family Secrets” – Greg makes big plans to impress his parents (Julia Duffy, Barry Bostwick) when they visit for Thanksgiving, but his vision is shattered when his neighbor Spencer (George Hamilton) and Katie’s mom Kathryn (Wendie Malick) arrive unannounced and nothing goes as he intended (9:31-10:00 p.m.).

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING – In the 1973 special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown wants to do something special for the gang. However, the dinner he arranges is a disaster when the caterers, Snoopy and Woodstock, prepare toast and popcorn as the main dish. Humiliated, it will take all of Marcie’s persuasive powers to salvage the holiday for Charlie Brown. A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, “This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” will air with the PEANUTS classic, in which history comes to animated screen life in a captivating and informative program about the Mayflower voyagers. The special will air with Spanish audio via SAP. In “This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” the year is 1620. After 65 grueling, sea-tossed days, the Pilgrims are in view of America’s shores – and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts crew are with them as they experience firsthand the lifestyle of the early settlers and celebrate the first Thanksgiving. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE CHEW (weekdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST; check local listings)
Yes-vember! All month long “The Chew” is saying yes! Can I make that Thanksgiving turkey for the first time? YES! Can I wow my friends and family with the most spectacular Turkey Day dishes ever? YES! Yes-vember is the month to celebrate delicious food. Become empowered in the kitchen and treat yourself! Co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall will be your expert guides for all of your Thanksgiving essentials from a “Back to Basics Turkey Lesson,” “The Greatest Sides in History,” a leftovers special with Chew super fans and so much more!

It’s time to get into shape for the big event with a week-long Thanksgiving cooking school that America is begging for with our “Turkey Day Training.” Hosting Thanksgiving for the first time can be intimidating, and one lucky viewer will receive all the tools they need to make their holiday a festive culinary success, and “The Chew” celebrates Veterans Day as Michael Symon cooks with a vet, Jenny Pacanowski (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania).

Do the celebrities visit the most delicious show on daytime to celebrate Thanksgiving? YES! This month, we welcome a star-studded lineup, including Ellen Pompeo, Guillermo Diaz, Amy Sedaris, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Hutcherson, Nia Vardalos and Olivia Newton-John. Is this going to be a November to remember? YES!

GENERAL HOSPITAL (weekdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT; check local listings)
The holidays are a time for reflection and revelation, and this season promises to be no different. With the return of at least one familiar face, viewers can expect a little chaos stirred up by the Quartermaine and Corinthos clans, all in time to shed a little light on what the holidays mean to those in Port Charles.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Thunders to $122.7 Million Domestic Debut

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thundered to a $122.7 million domestic debut this weekend, bringing its global total to $431 million after just 13 days of release. The outstanding performance pushes the Marvel Cinematic Universe past the $5 billion mark domestically and past an incredible $13 billion globally.

The domestic debut ranks as the fourth biggest opening of the year and joins Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) and Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5 million) to give Disney three of the top four debuts of 2017. The three Marvel Cinematic Universe films released in 2017—Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok—rank among the top five. All 17 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have debuted at No. 1.

Thor: Ragnarok has earned $308.3 million internationally through November 5, including a massive $153.3 million second weekend. The film began its international rollout in the U.K. on October 24 and is now open virtually everywhere around the world. It was the biggest November opening weekend ever in China with an estimated $56.3 million and has already exceeded the entire run of Thor: The Dark World there.

Thor: Ragnarok is earning raves from critics with a 92% Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes and posted Marvel Studios’ ninth consecutive A CinemaScore from audiences.

ABC’s ‘American Idol’ to Premiere March 2018

“American Idol,” the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT), at its new home on The ABC Television Network. Ryan Seacrest announced the news today on “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in “American Idol” history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform.

Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.

#FaveFive – Our Favorite Disney Happenings this Week

Welcome to our #FaveFive where we bring you our top 5 favorite Disney happenings this week.


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1.  Disney’s Hollywood Studios unveils a flurry of treats


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2.  Hurry! Hurry!  Hurry! And experience California Screamin before January 8, 2018.


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3.  Everyone’s invited to celebrate!


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4.  Set those DVR’s for the Disney Parks holiday specials.


5.  And grab some hot chocolate and a cozy blanket.

See you next week!

#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News Round Up for the Week of November 3, 2017

This week,  three new Italian dining locations are  announced for Disney Springs,  Disneyland Resort shares all the details for Pixar Pier coming to Disney California Adventure in Summer 2018  including the Incredicoaster, and ABC and Disney Parks announce two holiday specials to air in November and December.  Let’s take a look!



Walt Disney World Resort Refurbishments for November 2017

World Series Championship Celebration Coming to Walt Disney World this Saturday

Classic House of Magic Façade returns to Main Street U.S.A at Magic Kingdom

November’s bottomless milkshake at The Plaza in Magic Kingdom is Caramel Apple

Outdoor seating is now open at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in Magic Kingdom

Diney PhotoPass service is offering a new ‘Coco’ animated magic shot at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Choza de Margarita Opening Soon at Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion

Sneak Peek of Festive Treats Available During Flurry of Fun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The two Sumatran tiger cubs born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom have been named Jeda and Anala

The Pandora – World of Avatar interactive banshee toys are now available on shopDisney

Three New Italian Dining Locations Announced for Disney Springs

Doughnut-breaded chicken nuggets now available at D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs




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Disneyland Resort Refurbishments for November 2017

Details Announced for the Holiday Season at Disneyland Resort including Cars Land Attractions Overlay

Disneyland Resort Holding Two Job Fairs and Online Hiring Event

New Incredicoaster Coming to Pixar Pier at Disneyland Resort in Summer 2018




Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday at the Disney Parks on November 18

Surprise Visits From Mickey Mouse To Delight His Biggest Fans Around The World

OtterBox Collaborates with Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort to Bring New Mobile Cases to Disney Parks

Disney Releases Freeform’s ’25 Days of Christmas’ Schedule

Raven-Symoné and Issac Ryan Brown to Host ‘Disney Parks Presents a Disney Channel Holiday Celebration’

ABC and Disney Parks Announce Two Holiday Specials to Air in November and December

Full Cast Announced for Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Lion King’

VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Released

VIDEO: Taika Waititi Talks About Directing Thor: Ragnarok

VIDEO: Latte Art – Dante from Coco


Rumor of the Week – Is The Edison at Disney Springs Opening in January 2018?