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[11/11/04 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Gives New Meaning to Horn of Plenty as the Network Dishes Out Primetime Thanksgiving Fare

[via press release from ABC]

ABC GIVES NEW MEANING TO HORN OF PLENTY AS THE NETWORK DISHES OUT PRIMETIME THANKSGIVING FARE

And Look Who's Coming to Dinner!

Mel Gibson Reprises his "Complete Savages" Role, With Shelley Long and June Lockhart Also Appearing on "Complete Savages"; Valerie Harper and Joanna Kerns Return as Andy Dick's Moms on "Less Than Perfect"; Cheryl Ladd and Robert Wagner Visit "Hope & Faith" as Their Parents; Adam Arkin Appears on "8 Simple Rules"

The ABC Television Network announced the following Thanksgiving-themed programming.

GEORGE LOPEZ - "THE SIMPLE LIFE" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - When George gets a job opportunity in a small Colorado town, he and Angie consider moving there to provide a better life for the kids, in the first of a two-part Thanksgiving-themed story arc (the second part, "Trouble in Paradise," airs November 23).

AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS - "EPISODE 1509" - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET) - A collection of Thanksgiving-themed -- and hilarious! -- clips.

GEORGE LOPEZ - "TROUBLE IN PARADISE" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - When Carmen and Max manage to get into more trouble visiting a small Colorado town than in L.A., George and Angie realize that there's no place like home, in the second of a two-part Thanksgiving-themed story arc.

ACCORDING TO JIM - "THE HUNTERS" - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (9:00-9:30 p.m., ET) - To prove his worth as a man, Jim -- along with Andy -- hunt a turkey for Thanksgiving, but on the hunt Jim is pursued -- and shot -- by a legendary 40-lb. psychotic bird christened "Angry Pete."

RODNEY - "THANKSGIVING" -- TUESDAY NOVEMBER 23 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - This Thanksgiving, Rodney and Trina try to avoid having the big holiday dinner that every year turns into a disaster because of the crazy antics of their families. When the dinner turns into a big disaster anyway, they are determined to not let it ruin their day -- in spite of a shocking surprise from Carl and Patsy that tests their resolve.

A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 11/16/01) - ABC Television Network will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the classic half-hour animated Thanksgiving-themed PEANUTS special created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. In the 1973 special, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," 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.

8 SIMPLE RULES - "THANKSGIVING GUEST" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) - While the family prepares Thanksgiving dinner for Cate to give her some much needed time off, she's left with nothing to do until she brings home an unexpected guest while on an errand -- Principal Ed Gibb (Adam Arkin, "Chicago Hope"). Meanwhile, while C.J. deep-fries the turkey, Bridget and Kerry spar over pie recipes; Jim disassembles the TV in a shocking attempt to repair it; and Cate finds herself with an insurance adjuster the day after the holiday to find out who was responsible for burning down the garage.

COMPLETE SAVAGES - "THANKSGIVING WITH THE SAVAGES" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) - Nick is excited to spend Thanksgiving - his favorite holiday - with his family, but much to his disappointment, Sam decides to spend it with his girlfriend Angela's family, whom he considers more "civilized." Plans are interrupted, though, when Nick and Jimmy are unexpectedly called away on a fire, so the boys decide to surprise Nick by making Thanksgiving dinner on their own. In looking up the proper way to cook a turkey online, they find a video of Thanksgiving safety tips hosted by none other than Officer Cox. However the stores are now sold out of turkeys, so they resort to buying a live one -- and get more than they bargained for. Meanwhile, Sam soon learns that there's more to Angela's seemingly perfect family than meets the eye. Shelley Long and June Lockhart guest star as Angela's mother and grandmother, respectively, and Mel Gibson reprises his role as Officer Cox.

HOPE & FAITH - "9021-UH-OH" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9:00-:30 p.m., ET) - The family flashes back to Thanksgiving Day a decade ago, with Faith hosting a frenetic and hilarious holiday dinner in her fabulous Hollywood pad. She goes to great lengths to impress her parents (Cheryl Ladd and Robert Wagner), including posing as the girlfriend of "Beverly Hills: 90210" hunk Brian Austin Green, who has left Charley star struck. All hell breaks loose when family secrets are exposed.

LESS THAN PERFECT - "MOMS THE WORD" - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) - It's the day after Thanksgiving and Owen's two moms visit GNB to meet his coworkers. Judy (Joanna Kerns) helps Will with his girlfriend problems and Judith (Valerie Harper) lives vicariously through Carl and Ramona, encouraging them to indulge in her passions for gambling and drinking. Meanwhile, Claude fears losing her job when Owen reveals that she's secretly interviewing for another job, and Lydia's first Thanksgiving with Jeb's family does not go well when his grandmother kicks the bucket under mysterious circumstances. Day-after-Thanksgiving-themed episode.





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· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS (ABC)
· BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX)
· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· COMPLETE SAVAGES (ABC)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· LESS THAN PERFECT (ABC)
· RODNEY (ABC)





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