Best TV shows this week
And now for something different: "Generation Cryo." It's a reality series that explores the issues faced by kids coming of age who were conceived via anonymous sperm donors, most of whom probably want to stay anonymous. 10 p.m., MTV.
It's the finale of "Dancing With the Stars." We've had 17 seasons of this, so you know the drill: Two hours filled with contestants busting some final moves, some recapping and lots of padding. Then they'll name our winners. Thank you. Come again. 9 p.m. Tuesday, ABC.
"Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving" is a collection of memorable bits tied to the holiday. Somewhere in there is a joke about how so many "SNL" sketches have, indeed, been turkeys. 9 p.m., NBC.
Yes, something will be more bloated than our bellies today: the massive balloons in the "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade." 9 a.m., NBC.
"Sport in America: Our Defining Stories" is a compelling documentary that explores the cultural impact of landmark athletic events. Included: The 1972 Summer Olympics and the first post-Hurricane Katrina football game at the Superdome in New Orleans. 6 p.m., HBO.
Hey, it's Barbie from the block! "Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn" captures the superstar singer's first concert appearance in her native borough since her childhood. 9 p.m., PBS.
"Let It Snow" is a new holiday movie about a grinchy executive (Candace Cameron Bure) assigned to overhaul a beloved winter lodge. Our guess is that her heart will grow three sizes before this is over. 8 p.m., Hallmark Channel.
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