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An easy way to get into the Christmas mood is to watch someone uncharacteristically wear a Santa suit. It just makes you smile. There are a ton of great Christmas tv episodes that you should check out.

This is the third entry in my holiday Netflix TV Streaming posts. The others are Top Thanksgiving TV Shows on Netflix Streaming and Top Halloween TV Shows on Netflix Streaming.

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Parks and Recreation (2009-2010)

2-12 Christmas Scandal
Leslie is wrongly accused of being involved in a sex scandal with a politician. So she has to hide instead of appearing at the Pawnee Winter Wonderland Festival that she designed.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2010)

1-9 A Cleveland Brown Christmas
Cleveland gets drunk and upsets Rallo on Christmas.

2-8 Murray Christmas & 2-9 Beer Walk
Rallo learns all about Hanukkah. Cleveland has to do housework.

Gossip Girl (2007-2010)

1-11 Roman Holiday
Blair is upset when her father visits but doesn’t give her all of his attention.

2-12 It’s A Wonderful Lie
Blair and Chuck bet that they can find each other dates at the Snowflake Ball.

4-11 The Townie
Dan and Blair drive to Connecticut to find out about Juliet.

Mad Men (2007-2010)

4-2 Christmas Comes but Once a Year
The firm throws a Christmas party for an important client. Don spends the holidays boozing and womanizing, as per usual.

30 Rock (2006-2010)

2-9 Ludachristmas
The staff plan a dirty holiday party. Jack observes Liz’s parents who are the opposite of his mother.

3-6 Christmas Special
Jack hits his mom with his car. Then he makes the cast put on a live Christmas Eve show.

4-8 Secret Santa
The writers make up a fake religion and get Kenneth to fall for it hook line and sinker. Julianne Moore guest stars as Jack’s former high school crush who he has reconnected with.

5-10 Christmas Attack Zone
Liz decides to get Paul and Jenna back together since Jenna misses him so much. Jack invites his mother, father and Avery to Christmas dinner.

Brothers & Sisters (2006-2010)

1-10 Light the Lights
Saul, Tommy and Sarah try to save the business. Justin and Kevin try to keep Justin out of combat.

5-10 Cold Turkey
Nora tries to treat herself to a holiday getaway with Karl. Saul encounters an ex (Richard Chamberlain).

The Office (2005-2010)

2-10 Christmas Party
“…is this enough to get 20 people plastered?”
“15 bottles of vodka? Yeah, that should do it.”

Michael takes a bonus for himself but then feels guilty and blows it on a trashtastic Christmas party & an expensive Secret Santa gift. Michael ruins the Secret Santa swap of hand chosen gifts by turning it into a Yankee Swap in which everyone vies for a new iPod.

3-10 A Benihana Christmas
Michael picks up a waitress from a Benihana’s on Christmas after a break up. The Party Planning Committee is split on ideas so they break off into two competing parties.

5-11 Moroccan Christmas
Michael tries to have an intervention for Meredith during the boozy office Christmas party. The hit toy of the season is Princess Unicorn.

6-13 Secret Santa
Michael acts like a complete jerk when he sees that Phyliss is being Santa at the office Christmas party. Andy expresses his affection for Erin by giving her the gifts from the song The 12 Days of Christmas which backfires.

7-11 & 7-12 Classy Christmas
Michael changes the Christmas party into a Classy Christmas at the last minute to impress Holly when he learns that she will be coming back to work at the office. Dwight takes a snowball fight with Jim too far. Pam and Andy help Darryl entertain his daughter.
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How I Met Your Mother (2005-2010)

2-11 How Lily Stole Christmas
Lily and Ted have a huge fight when she finds out that he called her a cunt to sympathize with Marshall during their breakup. This jeopardizes the holiday magic that she had originally planned for Marshall. Barney gets ill and has to stay in bed sans suit.

4-11 Little Minnesota
Robin and Marshall become regulars at a Minnesota themed bar. Ted tries to keep Barney and his little sister from getting busy.

6-12 False Positive
Everyone decides to make huge life changes in an effort to keep up when they think that Lily may be having a baby.

Bones (2005-2010)

1-9 The Man in the Fallout Shelter
The gang is quarantined in the lab on Christmas. Bones has some emotional moments.

3-9 The Santa in the Slush
Bones tries to do something special for her jailed father for the holiday. Booth is not able to spend the holiday with his son. Booth and Bones kiss under the mistletoe.

5-10 The Goop on the Girl
Emily Deschanel’s sister Zooey Deschanel guest stars as a second cousin whom she doesn’t understand.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010)

2-12 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Cristina and Burke deal with a patient who doesn’t want surgery. Shepherd performs surgery on the head of family who is merging their religions.

6-10 Holidaze
This episodes includes the time frame from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Mark’s daughter is pregnant. The chief is reverting to alcoholism. Miranda’s father visits and reams her out for her life choices.

Scrubs (2001-2010)

1-11 My Own Personal Jesus
Elliot deals with an uncertain expectant mother, Turk struggles with his faith and JD makes a mistake incurring Dr. Cox’s wrath.

2-10 My Monster
Elliot is cut off by her dad and ends up living out of a moving van “like a hobo or Jewel”.

4-12 My Best Moment
The gang remembers their best moments in medicine.

Ghost Whisperer (2005-2009)

3-10 Holiday Spirit
A creepy ghost insists that he is actually Santa Claus. Dee Wallace guest stars.

My Name Is Earl (2005-2008)

1-10 White Lie Christmas
Earl acts like he’s still married to Joy for her mother’s benefit.

2-9 Born a Gamblin’ Man
Earl tries to make amends with someone but gets him addicted to gambling instead. Randy decides to make a move on Catalina.

3-13 Bad Earl
Earl becomes bad again when he sees something that rocks his faith in karma since he is now poor and homeless.

4-13 Orphan Earl
Earl finds out that Joy is still conning someone from years ago.

Ugly Betty (2006-2009)

1-10 Fake Plastic Snow
Betty tries to make up her mind about her feelings for Henry as opposed to her relationship with Walter.

2-9 Giving Up The Ghost
There’s a huge emergency so the staff have to redo an entire issue before the deadline. Eliza Dushku guest stars.

4-9 Be-Shure
Betty and Hilda have pregnancy scares. Marc has a plan to get Wilhelmina back. Claire tracks down the son that she gave up for adoption.

Futurama(1999-2009)

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2-4 Xmas Story
The evil robot Santa tries to kill Fry and Leela.

3-5 A Tale of Two Santas
Bender takes the place of the murderous Santa robot.

5-13 Holiday Spectacular
This episode includes Christmas, Robanukah and Kwanzaa.

That 70’s Show (1998-2005)

1-12 The Best Christmas Ever
The gang has their own party in the basement while Red and Kitty throw one upstairs.

3-9 Hyde’s Christmas Rager
Hyde’s dad acts more like a friend than a dad by letting the teens do whatever they want. They end up throwing a huge party. When Eric arrives home stinking drunk Red upbraids Hyde’s dad.

4-12 An Eric Forman Christmas
“Kelso, I don’t think Jesus was the son of a spaceman”
Eric is supposed to put on a a traditional nativity scene at his church but the gang drives him insane by changing everything.

6-7 Christmas
Red has to dress as Santa. The boys attend a school dance.

7-11 Winter
Kelso and Eric unwrap toys that were donated for children to the police department. The girls go with Kitty to a Christmas party.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

3-10 Amends
Angel is tormented by ghosts who want him to kill Buffy.

Ally McBeal (1997-2001)

1-11 Silver Bells
Elaine plans the firm’s Christmas party. The Biscuit asks Ally out.

2-10 Making Spirits Bright
A client is fired because he claims to have seen a unicorn.

3-7 Saving Santa
Cage defends a Santa who says that he was fired because for being too fat.

3-8 Blue Christmas
Elaine tries to adopt a baby that was left in a nativity scene.

4-6 ‘Tis the Season
The Biscuit tries to impress Kimmy (Jami Gertz) by pretending to be a singer.

4-8 The Man with the Bag
Larry’s ex (Famke Janssen) visits and Ally worries that she wants him back. Nelle’s defends her father who believes he is Santa Claus.

5-7 Nine One One
Ally defends a minister who lost his job because he lost his faith.

Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-2000)

2-9 A Solstice Carol
Gabrielle and Xena face a king who doesn’t believe in celebrating the Winter Solstice.

Sliders (1995-1999)

3-12 Season’s Greedings
They slide into a world of people who live and work in giant malls.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-10 Little Miracle

Sam tries to stop a rich guy from replacing a mission with a high rise.

The Twilight Zone (1959-1963)

2-11 The Night of the Meek
A drunk Santa Claus find a bag that gives out presents after he is fired on Christmas Eve.

3-14 Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Four odd characters are trapped in a room and don’t know who they are how to get out.

3-37 The Changing of the Guard
A professor contemplates suicide until he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong about his life.

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Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008)

1-10 The Nutcracker
Brian asks Tripp for a job when he is suspended from the priesthood. (Wasn’t he like the hottest priest ever, well aside from Ed Norton in Keeping the Faith, but he was sweet, Brian definitely wasn’t.) Jeremy and Lisa get up to no good.

Nip/Tuck (2003-2009)

3-13 Joy Kringle
When a mall Mrs. Santa Claus comes in for liposuction a huge secret is revealed to her husband.

4-13 Reefer
“Hey asshole, you think Jesus loves you more just cuz you got money?!”
To me this is one of the best “Sean falls off his high horse all the way to the bottom” episodes. During his divorce Sean finds out that he can’t see his children for Christmas and grows even more depressed when Christian is wrapped up in his own life. To deal with the season Sean turns to the bottle, even at work. Then Sean gets talked into playing Santa but doesn’t stop his partying (yes, that’s an elf!).

5-8 Duke Collins
Sean finds out that Julia and Christian are seeing each other. Edens offers Julia a gift.

Monk (2002-2009)

4-9 Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa
Someone dies at the police department’s Christmas party after drinking from a poisoned bottle of wine that was for Captain Stottlemeyer.

5-9 Mr. Monk Meets His Dad
Monk’s estranged father visits during Christmas.

6-10 Mr. Monk and the Man Who Shot Santa
Monk has to clear his name when he is accused of shooting someone dressed as Santa Claus.

7-9 Mr. Monk and the Miracle
Monk investigates the death of a homeless man.

Roswell (1999-2001)

2-10 A Roswell Christmas Carol
Michael tries to find a great gift for Maria. Max is haunted by someone that he didn’t help.

3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2000)

2-12 Jolly Old St. Dick
The Solomons have their first Christmas.

Newsradio (1995-1998)

2-10 Xmas Story
Bill thinks a man working as Santa Claus in the station’s lobby is a killer who is stalking him. Tone Loc guest stars.

3-10 Christmas
Dave has to do everyone’s job affecting his trip to visit his parents with Lisa.

My So Called Life (1994)
1-14 So Called Angels
When Rickie is homeless on Christmas Angela tries to help.

Wings (1990-1996)

4-10 The Customer’s Usually Right
Joe’s miserly ways ruin Christmas for Brian, Helen and an elderly woman.

5-11 Happy Holidays
Antonio hooks up with Lowell’s ex-wife.

6-9 Insanity Claus
The gang is held hostage.

8-9 All About Christmas Eve
Fay, Casey and Helen end up stuck in a mall. Antonio’s charge is a nun.

Roseanne (1988-1996)

4-12 Santa Claus
Roseanne aks Dan if he wants a to work at Rodbell’s as a Santa Claus.

5-12 It’s No Place Like Home for The Holidays
A snow storm leaves Darlene stuck at David’s house and Roseanne and Jackie stuck at the diner with Nana Mary and their mom.

6-12 White Trash Christmas
Roseanne and Dan decide to have a super tacky Christmas when the neighborhood tries to tell them how to decorate.

7-12 The Parenting Trap
DJ has an embarrassing incident at school.

9-12 Home for the Holidays
Dan returns home from staying with his sick mom but he doesn’t act like he used to.

Married with Children (1987-1996)

2-13 You Better Watch Out
When Santa lands in the Bundy’s backyard Al takes his place.

4-11 & 4-12 It’s a Bundyful Life
Al is visited by Sam Kinison (as an angel) who shows him how great the family’s life would be without him ala a reverse It’s A Wonderful Life.

7-12 Christmas
Al works as a department store Santa to buy presents.

8-13 The Worst Noel
Marcy and Jefferson don’t invite Al to their Christmas party. Bud and Kelly try to get their parents a jukebox for Christmas.

10-14 I Can’t Believe It’s Butter
Al makes Peggy’s mom to get a job. Griff is having phone sex with Peggy’s mom.

11-8 God Help Ye Merry Bundymen
Al and Griff are fired on Christmas Eve.

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Since I enjoyed putting together my Top Halloween TV Shows on Netflix Streaming post I felt like doing the same for Thanksgiving. Catch these episodes with your family.

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-2016)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Thanksgiving
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1-6 My First Thanksgiving with Josh!
Rebecca gets invited to Josh’s for Thanksgiving, and his parents love her.Greg quits his job, but to a lot less drama than he had hoped.

Orange Is the New Black (2013)
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1-9 Fucksgiving
Larry is supposed to visit for Thanksgiving. Piper dances with Alex, in front of everyone.

Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23 (2012)
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2-4 It’s a Miracle
Chloe gets June to go to her parents for Thanksgiving. June doesn’t come off to well as Chloe has her pretend to be in a wheelchair to ostensibly make her mother feel more comfortable. There’s also the little matter of June having banged Chloe’s dad in the past.

Bob’s Burgers (2011-2016)Bob's Burgers An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal

3-5 An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal
Bob’s landlord, Mr. Fischoeder, asks for quite a favor. He hires Bob’s family to pose as his to make a woman jealous. Bob plays his chef. This episode is appropriately ridiculous. Mr. Fischoeder, as always, is played by the amazing Kevin Kline. Linda sings The Thanksgiving Song, and Bob gets hammered on absinthe.

4-5 Turkey in a Can
Bob is super excited to try a new turkey recipe, but is disappointed when his turkeys keep mysteriously ending yp in the toilet. Who is the turkey burglar?

5-4 Dawn of the Peck
Bob’s family decides to do activities at the Wonder Wharf pier, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving with him.

The Vampire Diaries (2009-2016)Jodi Lynne O'Keefe on the Vampire Diaries

6-8 Fade Into You
Caroline hosts a friendsgiving dinner. The episode has a lot of plot lines going on. Jodi Lyn O’Keefe guest stars.

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2012)
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1-9 Belly Full of Turkey
Lily visits Marshall’s family and worries that she’s pregnant. Barney takes Ted and Robin to volunteer with him on Thanksgiving.

3-9 Slapsgiving
Lily tries to throw a nice Thanksgiving in the apartment while Marshall spends his time teasing Barney about slapping him.

5-9 Slapsgiving 2: Revenge of the Slap
More slapping fun ensues. Lily’s father visits.

6-10 Blitzgiving
This episode focuses on the curse of the Blitz.

7-11 The Rebound Girl
Robin is upset by Marshall and Lily’s move to Long Island. Ted and Barney consider adopting a child together.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2012)

1-7 A Brown Thanksgiving
Roberta & Federline want to celebrate on their own. Cleveland learns a huge secret about Auntie Momma.

2-7 Another Bad Thanksgiving
Donna’s bossy sister Janet and her kids visit. Janet and Holt run away to Las Vegas to elope leaving the Browns with her kids. So they follow them to Vegas.

Mad Men (2007-2012)

1-13 The Wheel
Don’s work interferes with his home life.

4-1 Public Relations
The mysterious Don Draper is targeted for an interview.

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5-8 Dark Shadows
Betty angrily stirs up trouble between Sally and Megan. Don screws Ginsberg over on an account. Jane agrees to pretend to still be married to Roger to impress Manischewitz. Megan auditions for the show Dark Shadows.

6-13 In Care Of
Don tries to get Megan to agree to move to California with him. On Thanksgiving morning, the partners hold a meeting to force Don to take a leave of absence. Don reveals his real childhood to multiple people.

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Gossip Girl (2007-2012)

1-9 Blair Waldorf Must Pie
Dan invites Serena and her family to spend Thanksgiving with his family.

2-11 The Magnificent Archibalds
Blair is upset when her traditions are ruined by her mother’s new boyfriend.

3-11 The Treasure of Serena Madre
Lily invites Maureen and Tripp to dinner.

American Dad 2005-2016

7-6 There Will Be Bad Blood
Stan’s brother is supposed to visit for Thanksgiving. Instead, the family visits him, and learns that he is wealthy. Haley and Jeff eloped, but they are forgiven when they help the family out of a bind.

10-5 Kung Pao Turkey
Francine has her parents over for Thanksgiving.

The Office (2005-2012)

7-9 WUPHF.com
Michael helps Ryan get people to invest in his start-up. Dwight makes a hay festival in the parking lot.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2012)

2-9 Thanks for the Memories
The interns and residents find the holiday hard to handle but are unable to admit it.

6-10 Holidaze
Miranda’s father visits and disapproves of her life.

10-10 Somebody That I Used to Know
Meredith plans to host Thanksgiving at her place. Bailey’s OCD is becoming worrisome. Richard is still recovering in the hostpital. Arizona and Callie try to deal with the aftermath of Arizona having got it on with Leah. Cristina and Shane want to use Meredith’s 3D printer.

Scrubs (2001-2009)
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1-9 My Day Off
J.D. has appendicitis. The gang gets drinks at the bar on Thanksgiving evening.

Gilmore Girls (2000-2007, 2016)
Gilmore Girls Deep Fried Korean Thanksgiving

3-9 A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving
Lorelai and Rory have to attend four separate Thanksgiving dinners. At Emily and Richard’s dinner, Rory announces that she has applied to Yale.

6-10 He’s Slippin’ ‘Em Bread…Dig?
Luke needs to tell Lorelai about hsi daughter.

Family Guy (1999-2016)

10-6 Thanksgiving
Joe and Bonnie’s son makes a dramatic return during Thanksgiving dinner.

12-7 Into Harmony’s Way
Quagmire and Peter start a musical group, managed by Mort.

13-5 Turkey Guys
Peter and Brian have a series of scrapes while trying to obtain a last minute turkey.

14-6 Peter’s Sister
Peter’s sister, Karen, visits the family for Thanksgiving. She is a professional wrestler, who bullies Peter. This leads to a wrestling match involving Karen, Peter, and Meg.

Charmed (1998-2005)

1-8 The Truth Is Out There, and It Hurts
Prue casts a temporary truth spell to find out if Andy will still like her if he finds out that she’s a witch.

7-9 There’s Something About Leo
Piper learns that Leo is now an Avatar so Paige and Phoebe go to Kyle for help.

That ’70s Show (1998-2005)

1-9 Thanksgiving
Laurie’s friend hits on Eric.

5-8 Thank You
Eric plans to announce that he is engaged to Donna.

7-9 You Can’t Always Get What You Want
Hyde and Angie’s dad gives them the responsibility of furnishing, decorating and opening his record store.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)

4-8 Pangs
Buffy meets the spirit of a Native American warrior who had their people wiped out by settlers.

Roswell (1999-2001)

2-9 Max in the City
Max and Tess go to New York City where he is confirmed as a true king.

Ally McBeal (1997-2001)

3-5 Troubled Water
Ally invites her coworkers and parents home for dinner and everyone erupts.

Friends 1994-2004
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1-9 The One Where Underdog Gets Away
Monica hosts Thanksgiving. Joey accidentally models for V.D. awareness.

3-9 The One with the Football
Ross and Monica try to beat each other at touch football. Joey and Chandler both want the same girl.

4-8 The One with Chandler in a Box
Joey punishes Chandler by making him spend Thanksgiving in a crate. Monica meets Richard’s hot son (Michael Vartan), who is also an optometrist.

5-8 The One with the All the Thanksgivings
The gang remembers previous Thanksgivings, which are shown as hilarious flashbacks. This one has a keen focus on establishing a past between Monica and Chandler. Turkeys on heads, a fat suit, and bad wigs are just some of the reasons to check this episode out.

6-9 The One Where Ross Got High
Chandler finds out that Ross and Monica’s parents dislike him, because Ross blamed the smell of pot smoke on him, even though he didn’t do it. Rachel makes a half English trifle and half shepherd’s pie, which looks thoroughly disgusting. This is still what I think of any time someone mentions shepherd’s pie.

7-8 The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs
Ross tries to name all 50 states. Rachel invites cute, young hottie Tag to Thanksgiving dinner.

8-9 The One with the Rumor
Monica states that she will not be cooking Thanksgiving this year, due to too many leftovers, Chandler’s hatred of Thanksgiving, and Rachel being nauseated due to her pregnancy. Brad Pitt guest stars, as he was with Jennifer Aniston at the time. This episode deals with high school rumors.

9-8 The One with Rachel’s Other Sister
Rachel’s sister Amy (Christina Applegate) comes to Thanksgiving dinner.

10-8 The One with the Late Thanksgiving
Monica and Chandler don’t want to host Thanksgiving, but are talked into it. When everyone is late due to shenanigans, Monica and Chandler lock them out.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-1 & 3-2 The Leap Home
Sam leaps into himself as a teenager and tries to lead his high school basketball team to a championship. The he leaps into a Navy Seal who’s serving with his brother.

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2000)

2-10 Gobble, Gobble, Dick, Dick
The Solomons celebrate their first Thanksgiving.

Roseanne (1988-1996)

2-9 We Gather Together
Jackie and her mom argue at dinner.

4-10 Thanksgiving ’91
The holiday is shocking.

6-10 Thanksgiving ’93
A family secret comes out and Bev leaves.

7-10 Thanksgiving ’94
Everyone meets Nana Mary’s new husband.

8-8 The Last Thursday in November
DJ acts in his school’s Thanksgiving pageant which features violent Pulp Fiction style action.

9-10 Home Is Where the Afghan Is
Dan doesn’t attend Thanksgiving, which is catered.

*NOTE: Only these last two episodes of Roseanne are currently available on Netflix.

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Brothers and Sisters (2006-2010)

3-10 Just A Sliver
Basically every episode of this show ends with the family gathered around a table eating and talking. Often episodes even primarily revolve around the lead up to one of these meals. So a Thanksgiving episode was a natural fit for this series. This episode is about how they have difficulty getting their schedules in sync. Plus Elizabeth has a medical emergency.

Ugly Betty (2006-2009)

1-8 Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral
Wilhelmina tries to cook a turkey and Daniel attends his parents’ brunch.

Out of Practice (2005)

1-9 Thanks
The family wants to avoid the disasters of Thanksgivings past.

Alias (2001-2005)

1-7 Color Blind
Sydney gets important intel while trapped in an asylum in Romania. Will continues investigating Danny’s murder. Francine’s bf proposes on Thanksgiving.

Dawson’s Creek (1998-2002)
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3-8 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
Jen’s mom shows up. Grams cooks dinner at the Leery’s.

Dirty Sexy Money (2007-2008)

2-10 The Facts
When the Darlings are away for Thanksgiving their chauffeur tells his version of their family rumors.

Married with Children (1987-1996) (Not Currently Available)

11-6 A Bundy Thanksgiving
A death threatens Al’s Thanksgiving tradition.

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I simply adore when TV shows do a special Halloween themed episode. Check out my top picks available on Netflix Instant Streaming in this entry in my Netflix Streaming series.

Click the show’s title to visit it on Netflix.

Melissa & Joey (2010)


1-11 A Fright In The Attic

This episode of Melissa & Joey involves mysterious noises in the attic. Love MJH’s costume.

Parks and Recreation (2009-2010)


2-7 Greg Pikitis

This Parks & Rec is about Ann trying to throw a fun Halloween party and Leslie tracking down a prankster. Louis C.K. guest stars.

The Cleveland Show (2008-2010)


2-4 It’s the Great Pancake, Cleveland Brown

All that Junior wants to do is go trick or treating dressed as a pancake. After some bullying his father tries to change everything about him.

Gossip Girl (2007-2010)


3-7 how To Succeed in Bassness

Chuck is opening his new club with a prohibition style party but will it become an actual speak easy when he has trouble obtaining his liquor license? Meanwhile Rufus wants to hand out candy to trick or treaters like in the days before he was a kept man. Hilary Duff costars.
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Mad Men (2007-2010)

3-11 The Gypsy and the Hobo
Don opens up to Betty about his past. Joan and Greg plan their future. Sally and Bobby dress as a gypsy and hobo for Halloween.

30 Rock (2006-2010)
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4-3 Stone Mountain

Jack and Liz take a trip to Kenneth’s home town to scout for new talent for the show. Back in NYC the writers try to score an invite to Gay Halloween, because all of the hot girls attend those types of parties.

Bones (2005-2010)

3-5 The Mummy in the Maze

Booth and Brennan investigate the mummified remains of two teens. The whole gang dresses up for a Halloween party. Gotta love Booth as a squint & Brennan as Wonder Woman!

The Office (2005-2010)




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2-5 Halloween
Michael has to let someone go due to the budget and has put it off until Halloween.

5-6 Employee Transfer
Darryl drives Michael and Holly to her new home while trying to to figure out how their long distance relationship would work. Pam is in New York and is the only person in her office wearing a costume (Charlie Chaplin).

6-8 Koi Pond
They plan a haunted house for local kids. Michael is taunted after falling in a koi pond.

7-6 Costume Contest

The whole office goes overboard competing to win a local booklet of coupons that aren’t actually worth much.

Medium (2005-2010)


6-6 Bite Me

Allison dreams that she is in the movie Night of the Living Dead. This concept was executed very well.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005-2010)

4-5 Haunt You Every Day

Meredith thinks that her mother’s ashes are haunting her on Halloween.

Ghost Whisperer (2005-2009)




5-6 Head Over Heels

The Headless Horseman haunts Melinda.

My Name Is Earl (2005-2008)

4-8 Little Bad Voodoo Brother

Earl tries to cross an item off his list by giving Joy’s children a good Halloween. Randy acts as a big brother to Catalina’s nephew. The child keeps threatening everyone with voodoo.

Angel (1999-2003)


5-5 Life of the Party

Lorne has his sleep removed while planning a huge Halloween party at Wolfram and Hart. Everyone starts acting oddly.

Charmed (1998-2005)

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3-4 All Halliwell’s Eve
The sisters dress as witches for Halloween (including Elvira and Glinda).They are transported back in time to help an ancestor on All Hallow’s Eve.

That 70’s Show (1998-2005)


2-5 Halloween
Fez discovers the joys of trick or treating. The group hang out at their old grade school and end up arguing with each other. Red and Kitty recall a Halloween from years before.

3-4 Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die

This episode of That 70’s Show pays homage to Hitchock’s flicks including Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and The Birds. Fez dresses as Dr. Frank N Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2002)



2-6 Halloween
The group turn into their costumes.

4-4 Fear, Itself
The group get stuck in a real haunted house.

6-6 All The Way

Xander announces his engagement to Anya. Tara worries about Willow using magic too much.

Wings (1990-1996)

8-6 The Gift of Life

The gang think that a heart that is needed for a transplant has been left in the terminal.

Quantum Leap (1989-1992)

3-5 The Boogieman-October 31, 1964

Sam is a horror novelist from Maine during this leap. He has to figure out who is murdering those around him. Luvin’ that coat.

Saturday Night Live (1975-2011)

There are way too many SNL Halloween sketches for me to go into. Unfortunately Netflix doesn’t have the Saturday Night Live Halloween Special but they do have every season so if you check the episodes that aired the week of or in the weeks leading up to Halloween for each season you should be able to catch some great sketches. Bill Hader is awesome as Vincent Price.
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SNL’s Top 10 Halloween Sketches

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Reaper (2007-2008)

1-6 Leon

The devil is bummed out since he has to give everyone in Hell the day off for Halloween. Sam tries to reconcile his friendship with Andi while dealing with 2 demons. Patton Oswalt costars (with a pretty bitchin’ demonic feature).

Monk (2002-2009)

4-2 Mr. Monk Goes Home Again
Monk solves a Halloween murder. He and his brother (John Turturro) wait for their long lost dad to return home.

Dead Like Me (2003-2004) (Not Currently Available)

2-15 Haunted

The team have to reap the souls of a serial killer on Halloween.

3rd Rock From the Sun (1996-2000) (Not Currently Available)

3-5 Scaredy Dick

The Solomons think that their house is haunted. Dick is afraid of getting a general check up from his doctor. Sally and Tommy do a bad job of house sitting/passing out candy at Mary’s.

Roseanne (1988-1996) (Not Currently Available)


The Roseanne Halloween episodes are just fantastic. I try to watch them every year.

2-7 BOO!
Dan and Roseanne try to out scare each other.

3-7 Trick or Treat
Roseanne dresses as a man for Halloween and then is actually mistaken for one on the way to a party.

4-6 Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down
Dan and Roseanne pull off an elaborate Halloween prank on a neighbor.

5-7 Halloween 4
In this twist on A Christmas Carol Roseanne is visited by ghosts when she tries to dodge Halloween.

6-6 Halloween 5
Roseanne tries to get Dan to prank Nancy to prove that he likes her.

7-6 Skeleton in the Closet
During Leon’s Halloween party Roseanne suspects that Fred is gay.

8-5 Halloween: The Final Chapter
They have a seance.

9-7 Satan, Darling

Roseanne, Jackie and Nancy party with the elite in NYC, including the ladies from Absolutely Fabulous.

Married With Children (1987-1996) (Not Currently Available)

8-7 Take My Wife, Please

Al is visited by the Grim Reaper, who takes the form of Peggy. Peggy and the kids perform as The Village People at Marcy’s party until the actual Village People show up.

My So Called Life (1994)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSiQNVw-_jk

1-9 Halloween

Angela and her friends decide to visit school after hours on Halloween to try to unravel the mystery of a student who died years ago. Angela’s parents get busy in their costumes.

The Addams Family (1964-1965) (Not Currently Available)


1-7 Halloween with the Addams Family
The getaway car of some bank robbers stalls in front of the Addams’ house on Halloween.

2-19 Halloween-Addams Style
The Addams prepare for trick or treaters.

Check It Out:
HalloweenShows.net
IGN’s Top 10 Halloween Show Episodes
31 Classic Halloween TV episodes and specials
List of of Halloween TV Specials on Wikipedia

Last Updated: October 2013

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Since my Best TV Shows of Summer 2011 post was helpful to both myself and many others I thought that it would be a good idea to share my fall TV picks with you as well. Use it to set up your DVR, Hulu playlist, etc. This is long but I like to do things as comprehensively as possible. I do not have any pull so my opinion of new shows is based primarily on the teaser material available to everyone.

*Clicking the series title will take you to the show’s official site.

*To go check on a specific day or genre (ex. Monday or sitcom) you can do a quick Ctrl F search.

SUNDAY

The Cleveland Show-Sundays 7:30PM ET FOX (09/25) *animated*, *sitcom*

The Cleveland Show is the spin off of Seth MacFarlane’s hugely successful Family Guy. If you enjoy the harsh comedy of Family Guy you should definitely check it out. It’s about Cleveland Brown who got back together with an ex from high school and is helping her raise her children. He usually came across as the nicer friend on Family Guy but gets to be a bit meaner on here. His best friends are loser rednecks (including the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis) and a bear. A neat thing about this comedy is that the women are shown as angry and dramatic in a way that is usually steered clear of by other shows.

Select episodes can be viewed on Fox.com or Hulu.

The Simpsons-Sundays 8PM ET FOX (09/25) *animated*, *sitcom*

I’m sure that you are aware of The Simpsons, which is the longest running animated comedy out there. It’s a personal favorite of mine. I know that it gets criticized in the way that SNL does of “it’s not as funny as it was” but you have to realize that a show will not always be the same. I love the experimental creative leaps they’ve taken in some episodes over the last few years. Of course the show is about the dysfunctional Simpsons family.

Most of the time, excluding the Who Shot Mr. Burns? arc years back, the show doesn’t do cliffhangers. However during the last season finale Ned started seeing Edna. Over the summer Fox did a Pro Nedna Vs. No Nedna poll to see if they should continue dating. I initially was against it but now think that it could liven things up a bit.

Select episodes can be viewed on TheSimpsons.com or Hulu.
For info on some upcoming episodes go here.

Once Upon a Time-Sundays 8PM ET ABC (10/23) *drama*, *fantasy*


Jennifer Morrison (good in Urban Legends: Final Cut , super annoying on How I Met Your Mother) stars in this fantasy about a a town with a fairy tale element. It’s basically about cursed fairy tales characters who live in a small town and now don’t remember who they are. Then Emma Swan (who has a link to them) shows up and starts to unravel the past. Ginnifer Goodwin (looking gorgeous here), Robert Carlyle (always amazing) and Lana Parrilla costar. This show looks really fun. The problem is that ABC never gives their fantasy series a shot. I’ve seen so many promising shows that don’t make it out of the first season. It often takes at least 1.5-2 seasons for any show to really find its footing. The also often move the shows around mid-season (sometimes more than once), which creates even more confusion. I’m a fan of Lana Parrilla but she’s been on so many quickly canceled shows (RIP Swingtown/Windfall) that I’m starting to feel bad for her.

The Good Wife-Sundays 9PM ET CBS (09/25) *drama*, *crime*



I’ve been a huge fan of The Good Wife since the beginning. It stars Julianna Margulies as a very internalized lawyer and the wife of a jackass politician who cheated on her repeatedly prior to the start of the series (Chris Noth, who I enjoy watching play a sleazeball). The show usually features a one of (or sometimes 2 part case) that they have to solve as well as the personal lives of herself and her coworkers/competition. This season she is supposed to be becoming more free and try to worry less about everything.

The cast is freaking amazing and includes Josh Charles (of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead , Sports Night, who I’ve always been a huge fan of), Alan Cumming (who is always so amazing but totally throws you on here because it’s such a different type of character for him), Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi and Matt Czuchry (of I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, actually went to law school when he was younger). Oh and then other totally awesome actors like Michael J. Fox and Gary Cole just stop by sometimes. Many of the cast are nominated for Emmys this year and I hope they win every one of them.

The only thing I must mention that may seem slightly negative is that the show is a slow burn payoff type of show. Sometimes you have to wait a while for stuff to happen. CBS has been marketing it an opposite way. And hell market it any way you want if that will get more viewers and keep in on the air, just don’t be disappointed if you don’t get it.

Select episodes, a 20+ minute preview of the 3rd season & Alan Cumming’s vlogs can be viewed on CBS.com.
Go read GQ’s interview with Matt Czuchry and The Baltimore Sun’s interview with Josh Charles’ family.

Family Guy-Sundays 9PM ET FOX (09/25) *animated*, *sitcom*

Family Guy is Seth MacFarlane’s over the top comedy that you either think is undoubtedly, absurdly funny or you already hate it.

Select episodes can be viewed on Fox.com, Hulu or Netflix.

The Walking Dead-Sundays 9PM ET AMC (10/16) *drama*, *horror*

It’s about survivors of a zombie apocalypse. There are a lot of Walking Dead superfans out there. I do watch it and will continue because it’s the first and only zombie TV show. However I don’t enjoy the type of Lost format where nothing is ever tied up. Plus I’m no stranger to zombie/horror movies and this show reminds me of a type of cheaply shot foreign zombie movie. It’s not that it doesn’t have its moments but I have a lot of criticisms of the show while watching it that I find annoying. The show was created by Frank Darabont. The cast includes Norman Reedus.

Boardwalk Empire-Sundays 9PM ET HBO (09/25) *crime*, *drama*

So I haven’t actually gotten around to watching any of Boardwalk Empire yet. When you don’t subscribe to a channel you have to always play catch up with the different series that they offer. The series stars my teen crush Steve Buscemi as a politician and gangster in the 1920s. The cast includes Kelly Macdonald, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon and Gretchen Mol. The stills that I’ve seen from this are beautiful.

When I get around to catching up on the series I will be referring to Brienne Walsh’s Boardwalk Empire: A Character Guide Part I.

Pan Am Sundays 10PM ET ABC (09/25) *drama*, *1960s*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFPxyTEcJXU

Pan Am is one of the many 60s throwback shows that are premiering this fall. Are they due to all of us catching up on Mad Men, running out of decades of other fashion choices or wishing for a simpler time when we weren’t quite as confused about just how we should feel as feminists who like to dress up in cute outfits and be objectified?

I don’t know but the luxury (during our horrible, current depression-that is what it is) and weird simplisticness that is emanating from these shows just screams escapism fun to me. The show stars Christina Ricci and a bunch of guys groomed to look like Ken dolls. I can’t wait.

Hung-Sundays 10PM ET HBO (10/02) *drama*, *sitcom*

Hung is based on a wet dream I had about Thomas Jane as a whore. Wait, it isn’t? Well it is about Thomas Jane being a struggling, middle age gigolo and it’s hella good. This year he competes against a younger model, cat fight! Jane Adams and Anne Heche costar as his pimp and ex wife, respectively.

MONDAY

Dancing with the Stars-Mondays 8PM ET ABC (09/19) *reality*


http://youtu.be/qvWN6Mvvr4M
Dancing with the Stars is the type of show that everyone watches and then acts ashamed about. Luckily I have no shame. Ex stars or in some cases people who are almost stars compete to see who can dance while being personable and flirting with the judges.

Going into the show the celebs that I already like and am rooting for are David Arquette and Ricki Lake. However this is subject to change as the show breaks them (yes, it’s a reality show that is part of the fun!). Lake could be seen as this season’s ringer. The show often features someone with at least some dance experience who claims that they forgot how to dance (see also Jennifer Grey, Drew Lachey, um no, it’s called muscle memory) but like the latter I am a fan of Lake’s so good for her.

This season also includes Nancy Grace so all of us who are awesome are really hoping to see her wipeout. Plus Chaz Bono so that the close minded people can bitch about that. Duh, both of these “celebs” are in the running for the sake of controversy. I just really hope that he can get his mom on here in a few years. You know she’s gonna be in the audience, squee!

How I Met Your Mother-Mondays 8PM ET CBS (09/19) *sitcom*

This used to be my favorite show. I used to turn people onto it all of the time. However the last couple of seasons have went with melodrama (who kills Dauber!?, that is just cruel) for no reason. Please stop this and give us the funny back. Even with that it was sometimes funny though. New promo photos like this are really making me wish that they hadn’t wasted the possibilities of the Barney/Robin romance which could have been funny and wait for it…awesome! Instead we got sad depressing. If this season is really all about a wedding and a pregnancy I’m going to find it very hard to stay awake &/or not throw my drink at the screen. This show features the incredibly talented cast of Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris & Alyson Hannigan.

2 Broke Girls-Mondays 8:30PM ET CBS (09/19) *sitcom*

I am not going to lie, this sitcom about a formerly rich but now poor waitress and another waitress doesn’t look all that hot but I’d watch Kat Dennings read a phone book.

Gossip Girl-Mondays 8PM ET CW (09/26) *drama*


The beautifully styled soap opera about young adults in NYC who sleep with and betray each other. This year they are traveling to LA and Elizabeth Hurley is dropping by. The beautiful cast includes Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, Kelly Rutherford, Matthew Settle & Taylor Momsen.

Select episodes can be viewed on CWTV.com.
Read the weekly recaps on Vulture.

Two And A Half Men-Mondays 9PM ET CBS (09/19) *sitcom*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA9eaLhxURs

For a show that everyone says that they don’t watch Two and a Half Men has a huge viewership. I became a fan a few seasons in and it’s obvious, frat boy funny. I understand the need for them to replace Charlie Sheen and I like Ashton Kutcher but I kind of wish that they had went with someone a little older, like Hugh Grant. I also thought that they could have just made Ryan Stiles a regular, which would have been awesome. The funny series stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones.

Select episodes can be viewed on CBS.com.

Bored to Death-Mondays 9PM ET HBO (10/10) *sitcom*, *crime*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSbDaHZtDsU

I haven’t seen much Bored to Death. I only caught a few episodes on Ion & it didn’t click with me. That may be because they were out of order and everything. It does seem like something that I would enjoy though. Hopefully I’ll catch up soon. Plot: “Inspired by detective stories, A well meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective.” (from IMDB.com). It stars yummy Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson.

Enlightened-Mondays 9:30PM ET HBO (10/10) *drama*

There isn’t much out about this show yet but it seems to be about a businesswoman who snaps at work. Then she goes away to rest up but when she returns she can’t stand the way people behave. I’m not sure about this one yet but I’ll definitely check it out for Luke Wilson. The show stars Laura Dern and Diane Ladd.

You can watch the preview on EW.com.

Castle-Mondays 10PM ET ABC (09/19) *crime*, *drama*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9rdtTUXjcs

Castle is about a detective (Stana Katic) for the NYPD who lets a writer follow her around on cases because he’s adorable. Hey, it’s Nathan Fillion, you would too. I definitely enjoy Castle because of the dynamic between the cast, including Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever. You can’t be a stickler for reality with it though. On basically every episode they arrest & accuse multiple people of murder before nabbing the real killer. There would be so many lawsuits.

You can watch select episodes on ABC.com or Hulu.
Follow Stana Katic on twitter (sometimes she posts behind the scenes pics).

Hawaii Five-0-Mondays 10PM ET CBS (09/19) *action*, *crime*, *drama*

I am super behind on this show. It’s a remake. It stars the sexy Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. Plot: “Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father’s killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-O). Steve’s team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny “Danno” Williams and Kono Kalakaua. ” (from IMDB.com)

You can watch select episodes on CBS.com.

The Playboy Club-Mondays 10PM ET NBC (09/19) *drama*, *1960s*

(CANCELED. I loved it too. The remaining episodes will air in Canada. They will most likely end up on DVD or a streaming service eventually.)

I love Playboy and its history so I’m really excited about this show. Plus they got Amber Heard who was great in Drive Angry. Eddie Cibrian costars in this drama about the original Playboy Club in Chicago, IL in the 1960s.
Fun Fact: My aunt was a Bunny at the Baltimore, MD Playboy Club in the 1960’s.

Follow Hugh Hefner on twitter.
Playboy in the Sixties on Playboy.com.
Article about the original Playboy Club in Chicago on Playboy.com.
Watch Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel on Netflix.

TUESDAY

Ringer-Tuesdays 9PM ET CW (09/13) *drama* (FULL FIRST SEASON ORDER!)

Sarah Michelle Gellar stars as estranged twin sisters, one rich, the other a recently reformed drug addict/prostitute. Through odd circumstances the latter ends up posing as the former. I watched the pilot and enjoyed it. It’s interesting to see how she has to react to all of her friends, acquaintances, etc. while not knowing what’s been going or how her sister would normally react. The scorchingly hot (or is it just me?), Kristoffer Polaha (Mad Men, Valentine, North Shore) costars.

Visit this site for spoilers.

New Girl-Tuesdays 9PM ET FOX (09/20) *sitcom*


“I’ll probably be watching Dirty Dancing 6 or 7 times…a day”

Zooey Deschanel stars as a girl who just got dumped and decides to live with 3 male roommates (1 is Damon Wayans Jr. from Dance Flick, yay!).

New Girl is well, uh, it’s okay. It’s basically a hipster sitcom. The problem with that is that hipsters (as far as I understand them, which isn’t well) are trying to be cool all of the time with a border of ironic. To be extremely funny you have to be willing to look like a complete idiot. If you hold back and then pull out the cutie pie look at the end it diminishes the funny.

I don’t have a problem with Deschanel. I’m pretty much in the middle when it comes to her but many people either love her to pieces or hate her with a firey vengeance (yeah, she seems to elicit a strong response). I feel that she’s basically created a strong image of herself. I’m not saying she’s fake but that her presence is probably an exaggerated version of who she is.

The first episode is about how she’s trying to get over a break up and is probably easy for people to sympathize with. I find the main actor somewhat off putting just because it seems less like he’s trying to get her over a breakup and more like he’s trying to teach her to be a woman, which is insulting. Justin Long will be making an appearance in an upcoming episode.

The pilot for new girl will be available for free on many sites prior to the show airing, including iTunes and Hulu (both right now).

Dancing with the Stars (results show)-Tuesdays 9PM ET ABC (09/20) *reality*


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5A1vSTK76s
On Tuesdays they do the results show. As the season goes on it gets more and more drawn out. They basically just rehash all of the dances/drama from the previous night. If you are watching a recording of it and are in a hurry or annoyed it’s often a good idea to just fast forward to the end to see who was eliminated.

Body of Proof-Tuesdays 10PM ET ABC (09/20) *crime*, *drama*

Dana Delaney stars as a former MD who helps solve crimes by examining dead bodies. Delaney is always great. The talented Jeri Ryan costars.

Watch select episodes on ABC.com.
Follow Dana Delaney on twitter.

Unforgettable-Tuesdays 10PM ET CBS (09/20) *crime*, *drama*


Poppy Montgomery stars as a woman who recalls every moment. This means that she is really great at helping solve crimes but that it takes a horrible toll on her as well. Dylan Walsh (Nip/Tuck) costars.

WEDNESDAY

America’s Next Top Model-Wednesdays 9PM ET CW (09/14) *reality*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENlKZasWJaI

You’re probably already familiar with ANTM. This is Tyra Banks’ reality competition to ostensibly find top models. Despite the show never producing a true top model it’s still one of my favorites. The girls are often subjected to ridiculous challenges and then they let that stress out by, say going batshit on another girl who steals her food. Of course my favorite parts are when they are actually modeling. Sometimes they get some really beautiful shots.

This cycle is different because it’s the All-Stars cycle. They enlisted a bunch of girls who lost at other cycles to compete. Of course they choose some big personalities, as well as some girls who take get great shots to amp up the drama. I chose to use a photo of Lisa because she was very memorable. She was often loudly drunk and doing ridiculous things. To shake things up a bit they are also having more celebrity judges. Plus Nigel Barker has hair now! What?!? Awesome.

For more on this cycle’s contestants I suggest visiting Small Screen Scoop and Buddy TV.

Modern Family-Wednesdays 9PM ET ABC (09/21) *sitcom*

Modern Family is about a father (Ed O’Neil) and the lives of he and his adult children and their children. Back before the show came out I didn’t want to give it a chance because it’s about families. However as we all now know it’s freaking hilarious and seems to just get funnier as it progresses. Ty Burrell (love him!), Sofia Vergara (so beautiful people probably can’t look directly at her), Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Sarah Hyland and Jesse Tyler Ferguson costar.

Watch select episodes on ABC.com or Hulu.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter-Wednesdays 9:30PM ET FOX (11/30) *sitcom*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvV6dHgzxhk

I really love the premise of this, 2 grown women who were unpopular in high school now have bitchy teen daughters to deal with. So much so that I’ll take the leap and ignore the fact that Jaime Pressley has always been freaking gorgeous. I’m not crazy about the canned laugh track in the preview and it seems a little too slapsticky but I bet that it will be tinkered with a bit and improve.

American Horror Story-Wednesdays 10PM ET FX (10/05) *fantasy*, *horror*

American Horror Story is from Ryan Murphy (Nip/Tuck) and stars Dylan McDermott (who I read in an article may be freqently nude, yum) and Connie Britton. The series is about a family who moves into an old creepy house for a fresh start. It feels very Amityville Horror meets a made for TV Stephen King movie. The visuals look really freaky, ala The Cell. Definitely gonna check this one out.

Revenge-Wednesdays 10PM ET ABC (09/21) *drama* (Full First Season Order)


A young woman infiltrates a wealthy community to try to set up a way to enact revenge for her family. I’m not really sure on this one but I want to check it out. It could just be the constant ads brainwashing me though.
Note: I quit watching this after a couple of episodes as it was boring me into a coma.

THURSDAY

 

Charlie’s Angels-Thursdays 8PM ET ABC (09/22) *action*

(CANCELED)


So it’s about 3 women who “work for Charlie”. This is of course a remake of the original Charlie’s Angels show. It was produced by Drew Barrymore who starred in & put together both of the Charlie’s Angels films. Since the second film there have been rumors of a third film but I guess that she was never able to get that off of the ground so we are getting this instead. The only cast member that I’m familiar with is Minka Kelly who I enjoyed in The Roommate. I’m basically going to pretend that I’m watching She Spies, cool, okay? I’ll be hoping for a lot of costume changes.

The Big Bang Theory-Thursdays 8PM ET CBS (09/22) *sitcom*

It’s a comedy about a bunch of (mostly) PHDs. I thought that the season ending cliffhanger of Penny and Raj (whose social anxiety is so bad that he can only talk to women, at all, while drunk) get drunk and hook up was pretty crazy. Good crazy, bad crazy, I’m unsure. However I just wish that they’d sort of mix this show up a bit. I was really into it in the beginning but them it seemed to become only about everyone getting girlfriends, which is like lots of other shows and not as imaginative as it was.

Watch select episodes on CBS.com.

Parks and Recreation-Thursdays 8:30PM ET NBC (09/22) *sitcom*

This show just seems to get increasingly funnier the long that it goes on and the more that we learn about all of quirky characters. It’s about a bunch of people who work at a town hall in a fictional town in Indiana. The last season ended with Amy Poehler and Adam Scott’s characters finally getting together but now their relationship is in peril because Poehler’s Knope is going to run for office. Ron Swanson FTW!

You can watch select episodes on NBC.com, Hulu or Netflix.

Rules of Engagement-Thursdays 8:30PM ET CBS (10/20) *sitcom*
(was on Saturday 8PM ET CBS (10/08)-moved to Thursday nights)

Rules of Engagement is always funny. It gives me a way to see David Spade every week, which would be enough but on top of that everyone else on it is also great. The cast includes Patrick Warburton, Oliver Hudson and Bianca Kajlich.

It’s mainly about the differences between men and women. I’m sort of upset that CBS moved it to Saturday though because that’s where shows go to die. On the plus side though you can watch this and then many, many hours later watch SNL.

HIMYM could take some clues from Rules in the area of players. They routinely diminsh Barney when he’s dealing with relationship issues while Spade’s Russell on Rules is a player but even when he’s seeing someone it’s still funny. In fact, it’s often funnier.

You can watch select episodes on CBS.com.
Follow the cast on twitter.

The Office-Thursdays 9PM ET NBC (09/22) *sitcom*

Who will be the new manager of The Office? Um, as long as it stays funny what’s the difference? Seriously though I’m just glad that we don’t have to drag out the schmaltzy Michael’s leaving stuff any longer. A great ensemble sitcom that is basically consistently funny.

Watch select episodes on NBC.com, Hulu or Netflix.

Whitney-Thursdays 9:30PM ET NBC (09/22) *sitcom* (FULL FIRST SEASON ORDER!)

Whitney Cummings gets every comedian’s dream with her own sitcom. The problem might be that it’s on network television and she is very filthy so I’m not sure how much she will be able to get in. The preview is uneven but when she’s funny she’s very funny. The loose “plot” (to have something to make jokes around) seems to just be about her dating Chris D’Elia. I totally miss him on Glory Daze and it only ended earlier this year. Hopefully they both get to be outrageous and bounce shit off of each other because if he has to play her straight man that will suck. So yeah, I’m hoping that it will be really funny, not censored too much and last.

Watch Whitney Cummings: Money Shot stand up special on Netflix.

Bones-Thursdays 9PM ET FOX (11/03) *crime*, *drama*

Bones is a procedural crime drama whose sparks comes from the chemistry between David Boreanaz‘s cop character and Emily Deschanel’s forensic anthropologist.

Watch select episodes on FOX.com, Hulu or Netflix.
You can check out a spoiler here.

Grey’s Anatomy-Thursdays 9PM ET ABC (09/22) *drama*, *medical*

Grey’s is a soapy medical drama that’s good if you don’t worry too much about the patients. It has a huge ensemble cast that includes the gorgeous Eric Dane.

Watch select episodes on ABC.com, Hulu or Netflix.

Person of Interest-Thursdays 9PM ET CBS (09/22) *drama*


Plot: “Centers on ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen. ” (from IMDB.com). This looks like a pretty cool concept. It stars the talented James Caviezel.

The Secret Circle-Thursdays 9PM ET CW (09/15) *drama*, *fantasy*, *horror* (FULL FIRST SEASON ORDER!)

This is sort of a preppy TV version of The Craft. I will be checking it out to see how they will be using Gale Harold. Ah, using Gale Harold, wait what was I talking about? Seriously though, even if I hate it I will fast forward to the Gale Harold parts. He had a good role on last year’s Hellcats so I guess the CW decided to keep him in their sights due to that.

30 Rock-Thursdays 10PM ET NBC (early 2012) *sitcom*

Truly hilarious sitcom. Everybody on it is great. It’s about a variety show set at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in NYC, ala SNL. They often make inside jokes about the show and the companies that own the show, which is pretty awesome. Stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.

You can watch select episodes on NBC.com, 30 Rock or Netflix.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia-Thursdays 10PM ET FX (09/15) *sitcom*

I pretty much avoided watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia until this summer because I already have to many shows to watch. It’s quite ridiculous and funny. It’s about a group of friends who run a bar in Philadelphia.

You can watch select episodes on Hulu.

Prime Suspect-Thursdays 10PM ET NBC (09/22) *crime*, *drama*


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGuaQRY4-aQ
Maria Bello stars as a ballsy NYPD detective. Great actress.

Private Practice-Thursdays 10PM ET ABC (09/29) *medical*, *drama*

Private Practice is the spin off of Grey’s Anatomy starring Kate Walsh and Tim Daly. It would be disingenuous to go further as I haven’t watched it in forever. That’s just due to having to make programming choices though. It’s a decent show.

Watch select episodes on ABC.com or Hulu.

The Mentalist-Thursdays 10PM ET CBS (09/22) *crime*, *drama*


He solves crimes by being perceptive. I don’t watch The Mentalist anymore but I like knowing that the super hot Simon Baker (Sex and Death 101, Something New) is there should I decide to restart. Robin Tunney costars.

FRIDAY

Nikita-Fridays 8PM ET CW (09/23) *crime*, *action*, *drama*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBWcZo1-isE
Plot: “Nikita is a trained assassin gone rogue trying to stop a secret U.S. agency known only as Division from recruiting deeply troubled teenagers and training them to be assassins.” (from IMDB.com). Just a great show with a great cast. Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca star.

Watch select episodes on CWTV.com.
cast twitter feed
Follow director Jeffrey Hunt on twitter, he posts set pictures.
Check out the time my name was on Nikita.

A Gifted Man-Fridays 8PM ET CBS (09/23) *medical*, *drama*, *fantasy*


Patrick Wilson (Barry Munday, Hard Candy) stars as a doctor who starts seeing a ghost. I’m ambivalent about this one thus far. I will check it out to see what Wilson does with the role.

Grimm-Fridays 9PM ET NBC (10/21) *fantasy*, *crime*, *drama*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh3rFsv_WSE

This one seems to involve fairy tales gone wrong that they need to investigate. So it’s putting me in mind of a serious Special Unit 2. I’m pretty stoked about it even though it seems like the type of show that could easily be canceled as I get very into it.

SATURDAY

Saturday Night Live-Saturdays 11:30PM ET NBC (09/24) *variety*

This year SNL is in its 37th season. The current cast includes Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers, Kristen Wiig, Bobby Moynihan, Abby Elliott, Jay Pharoah, Nasim Pedrad, Taran Killam, Paul Brittain and Vanessa Bayer. So far the hosts/musical guests announced for this season include: Alec Baldwin with Radiohead (09/24), Melissa McCarthy with Lady Antebellum (10/01) and Jimmy Fallon with Michael Buble (12/17). There is no way for me to accurately describe how much I love Saturday Night Live (every cast/season) so I won’t try. Just watch it.

Watch select episodes on NBC.com, Hulu or Netflix.

BUY

LAST UPDATED: November 2011

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