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November 20, 2011|By Jordan Bartel, b

Yes, there's actually stuff to do this Thanksgiving weekend. Here's our list of happenings for the week of 11/21-11/27.

MOVIES OPENING (Wednesday)
Arthur Christmas
The Descendants
Hugo
The Muppets

(Friday)
My Week With Marilyn

NOTABLE TV

MONDAY
Basketball Wives L.A. Reunion, Part 1 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1)
Designs Wars (series debut; 8 p.m.; HGTV)
The Layover (series debut; 9 p.m.; Travel)
Scare Tactics (season finale; 9 p.m.; Syfy)
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (season finale; 10 p.m.; Food)

TUESDAY
Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy (special; 8 p.m.; Biography)
Dancing With the Stars (season finale; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Rock Stars (special; 10 p.m.; National Geographic)

WEDNESDAY
In Performance at the White House: Country Music (special; 8 p.m.; PBS)
The Sound of Mumbai (special; 8 p.m.; HBO2)
The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? (special; 9 p.m.; NBC)
Mobbed (special; 9 p.m.; Fox)
American Hoggers (season finale; 10 p.m.; A&E)
Facing Trauma (season finale; 10 p.m.; Health)
Prelude: The Making of A Game of Honor (special; 10 p.m.; Showtime)
Mad Scientists (season finale; 10:30 p.m.; National Geographic)

THURSDAY
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (special; 9 a.m.; NBC)
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (special; 8 p.m.; Fox)
Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (special; 8:30 p.m.; Fox)

FRIDAY
Hoops and Yoyo Ruin Christmas (special; 8 p.m.; CBS)
The Future of Fear (special; 8 p.m.; Chiller)
The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (special; 8:30 p.m.; CBS)
Say Yes to the Dress (season premiere; 9 p.m.; TLC)
Shark Attack Experiment: Live (special; 9 p.m.; NatGeo Wild)
Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse (series debut; 9 p.m.; TBS)
Facing Evil With Candice DeLong (season premiere; 10 p.m.; ID)

SATURDAY
America’s Cutest Pet (special; 9 p.m.; Animal Planet)
Bellator Fighting Championships (season finale; 9 p.m.; MTV2)
Weather Wars (special; 9 p.m.; Syfy)

SUNDAY
Junk Gypsies (series debut; 7 p.m.; HGTV)
Food Network Challenge (season finale; 8 p.m.; Food)
Being Chaz (special; 8 p.m.; OWN)
I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition (special; 9 p.m.; OWN)
Leverage (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; TNT)
Mitch Album’s Have a Little Faith (special; 9 p.m.; ABC)
Soul Train Awards (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
The Walking Dead (mid-season finale; 9 p.m.; AMC)
Border Wars (season finale; 10 p.m; National Geographic)
Kourtney & Kim Take New York (season premiere; 10 p.m.; E!)
Unique Eats (season premiere; 10 p.m.; Cooking)
Weed Wars (series debut; 10 p.m.; Discovery)
After Lately (season premiere; 11 p.m.; E!)

NEW ON DVD/BLU-RAY (Tuesday)
12 Angry Men — Criterion Colleciton (Blu-ray)
The Birth of a Nation — Special Edition (Blu-ray)
Conan the Barbarian
The Devil’s Double
Doctor Who: The Complete Sixth Series
ESPN 30 for 30 Collector’s Set (Blu-ray)
The Green
L-Word: Complete Series
Law & Order UK: Season Two
A Madea Christmas: The Play
Making the Boys
Rushmore — Criterion Collection (Blu-ray)
Saint Louis Cardinals 2011 Official World Series Champions film
Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World
Sarah’s Key
Super 8
Three Amigos (Blu-ray)
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman Season 2
WWE Vengeance 2011

NEW ALBUMS (MONDAY)
Asking Alexandria, “Stepped Up and Scratched”
Bob Seger, “Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets”
Britney Spears, “Britney Spears Live: The Femme Fatale Tour”
Common, “Dreamer the Believer”
Chris Cornell, “Songbook”
Daughtry, “Break the Spell”
James Durbin, “Memories of a Beautiful Disaster”
Kate Bush, “50 Words For Snow”
Lady Gaga, “Born This Way — The Collection”
Lady Gaga, “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden”
Mary J. Blige, “My Life II ... The Journey Continues, Act 1
Nickelback, “Here & Now”
Rihanna, “Talk That Talk”
The Rolling Stones, “Some Girls: Deluxe Edition”
Taylor Swift, “Speak Now World Tour Live”
Yelawolf, “Radioactive”

NEW BOOKS (Tuesday)
Janet Evanovich, “Explosive Eighteen”
Michael Crichton, “Micro”
Glenn Beck, “Being George Washington”
Lady Gaga, “Lady Gaga”
Michele Bachmann, “Core of Conviction: My Story”

NOTABLE AREA SHOWS

RAMS HEAD LIVE: Five Finger Death Punch (Monday); The Bridge (Wednesday); Lotus (Friday and Saturday); Staind (Sunday)

BALTIMORE SOUND STAGE: The English Beat (Wednesday); Kiko Rodriguez (Wednesday; late show); Me Talk Pretty (Saturday); Battle of the Bands (Sunday)

LYRIC: Ledisi (Wednesday); Kirk Franklin (Saturday)

TALKING HEAD @ SONAR: Trend Setters show (Wednesday); Cubbiebear (Saturday); Welcome to the Court Vol. 13 show (Saturday)

SONAR: Thrash and Burn 2011 show (Sunday)

GOLDEN WEST: Jeffry Lewis and the Junkyard (Tuesday)

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