What’s the best way to enjoy your break from work or school – second only to eating yummy Thanksgiving food? Watching hours of television, of course! Starting Wednesday into this weekend, our television sets will be inundated with Thanksgiving parades, specials, football, and marathons. This is a handy guide to help you figure out whats on what channel and when this weekend!

Wednesday:

8:00PM: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – ABC

Last month they waited for the great pumpkin, next month they’ll wait for Santa Claus, but on Wednesday (with a repeat airing on Thursday at the same time) Charlie Brown, Lucy and the gang will gather together to give thanks and eat some turkey. One of the most iconic television specials of our time, this holiday is nothing without our favorite Peanuts cartoons.

Thursday:

9:00AM: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – NBC

As you wake up and begin your Thanksgiving day festivities, be sure to turn on the famous parade and watch the balloons glide through New York City. This year, floats include iconic staples such as Snoopy, as well as newcomers Hello Kitty and Papa Smurf. Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, and Jimmy Fallon and the Roots are slated to perform during the three hour show. If you miss the first airing, NBC is repeating the parade at 2PM later that day.

12:00PM: The National Dog Show – NBC

This two-hour doggie-filled spectacular immediately follows the parade and, as a casual viewer every year, it actually is kind of entertaining. It’s like, olympics for dogs, watching them jump over and under and around things.

12:30PM: NFL Football – CBS

If dogs aren’t your thing, turn it to CBS to watch the Houston Texans take on the Detroit Lions in football.

4:30PM: NFL Football – Fox

Want more football? The Washington Redskins are in Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys – a rivalry that’s sure to make for great pre-dinner viewing television.

8:00PM: The X Factor – Fox

Many shows are taking the week off from airing new episodes, but a national holiday isn’t enough to stop Fox from airing its Thursday night lineup. The X Factor is new this week with contestants facing elimination.

9:00PM: Glee – Fox

Glee will still be showing a new episode on Thursday, so make sure to tune in.

Marathons:

12:00PM: Shrek Forever After – FX

FX is airing this seven times. We’re not kidding.

11:00AM: Friends – TBS

Seven hours of one of the best comedies, could we be more excited? We’re sure some of their Thanksgiving episodes will sneak in there, who can forget Monica putting a raw turkey on her head. Come to think of it, they sure did some weird stuff on that show…

11:00AM: Breaking Amish – TLC

Some people absolutely love this show, some just don’t get it (see: this writer). If you ever wanted to check it out though, now’s your chance. Nine episodes will air throughout Thanksgiving day.

10:00AM: Castle – TNT

We know how much Hypable readers love Castle, given their recent incredible performance in Battleships, and apparently TNT loves the show too, there will be 12 straight hours of the show on the cable network.

6:00AM: NCIS – USA

USA might air enough NCIS in one day to sedate most viewers for the entire year. The show will literally air for a full 24 hours. Be careful, you might come out of this marathon talking about potential suspects and clues to investigations and other crime-like terms.

Feel like getting out of the house after your exhausting dinner? Many stores are opening late Thursday night ahead of the Black Friday rush. So you could go to Toys R Us at 10PM and then Kohl’s at midnight, or you could help yourself to another piece of pie and watch more television. Whichever works for you.

Friday:

12:00PM: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End – USA

Get your daily dose of Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in the third installment of the PotC series. Because nothing says “happy holidays” like pirates fighting to the death in the middle of the ocean.

1:00PM: The Princess Diaries – ABC Family

The Princess Diaries has immortalized itself in pop culture through it’s resurgence in the form of gifs and quotes. While not exactly a ‘classic’ who can pass up an opportunity to see Julie Andrews play grandmother to Anne Hathaway?

3:30PM: Mary Poppins – ABC Family

Need more Julie Andrews? Continue with this ABC Family mini-marathon and get ready to start singing about spoonful of sugar.

8:00PM: Frosty the Snowman – CBS

CBS is wasting no time rolling out the holiday specials this year. Out with the turkey, in with the December-holiday joy! Frosty the Snowman’s first airing of the season will be Friday night, ensuring you have the show’s theme song stuck in your head for the next month.

Thanksgiving Marathons:

12:00PM: Say Yes to the Dress/Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids – TLC

One of the best way to recuperate from a food-coma? Watching brides-to-be shop for their wedding dress all day. You’ll be shouting your opinions on their dresses at your television before you know it.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Or see a movie instead!

Rise of the Guardian, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook all open Wednesday.

Which Thanksgiving TV special will you tune into?

It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

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It’s arguably the biggest day for Hamilton fans since the release of the original Broadway recording: The Hamilton Mixtape has arrived!

Following years of development, the Hamilton Mixtape was released around the world on Friday, December 2. Mixtape features, well, remixes of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton hits, sung by artists both big and small from various genres.

To celebrate the album’s release, a special #Ham4Ham was hosted at the Richard Rodgers Theater on Thursday night, where names like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Regina Spektor, and Andra Day performed their songs from Mixtape:

Stream ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’:

Spotify users can easily stream The Hamilton Mixtape below. You can also listen here via Apple Music.:

And you can purchase a physical copy from Amazon here (you know all the Hamilton fans in your life will want a physical copy):

Hamilton Mixtape tracklist

1. No John Trumbull (Intro) – The Roots
2. My Shot (feat. Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess) [Rise Up Remix] – The Roots
3. Wrote My Way Out – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. Wait For It – Usher
5. An Open Letter (feat. Shockwave) [Interlude] – Watsky
6. Satisfied (feat. Miguel & Queen Latifah) – Sia
7. Dear Theodosia (feat. Ben Folds) – Regina Spektor
8. Valley Forge (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. It’s Quiet Uptown – Kelly Clarkson
10. That Would Be Enough – Alicia Keys
11. Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – K’naan, Snow Tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. You’ll Be Back – Jimmy Fallon & The Roots
13. Helpless (feat. Ja Rule) – Ashanti
14. Take A Break (Interlude) – !llmind
15. Say Yes To This – Jill Scott
16. Congratulations – Dessa
17. Burn – Andra Day
18. Stay Alive (Interlude) – J.PERIOD & Stro Elliot
19. Slavery Battle (Demo) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. Washington’s By Your Side – Wiz Khalifa
21. History Has Its Eyes On You – John Legend
22. Who Tells Your Story (feat. Common & Ingrid Michaelson) – The Roots
23. Dear Theodosia (Reprise) – Chance The Rapper & Francis and The Lights

What are our favorite performances on ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’?

Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

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Chris Pratt is currently on a press tour for Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence may or may not be there too.

Passengers, the new sci-fi epic starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, comes out later this month. The promo tour has kicked off in Europe, with the two stars on hand to answer all our questions.

To entertain himself (and his fans!), Chris Pratt has been updating his Instagram with funny photos and captions from the tour.

There’s some real gold in there, but the best part is when he realizes that fans really want to see some pictures of Jennifer Lawrence — who doesn’t have her own social media accounts — and proceeds to very decidedly not include her!

Update: He did it again.


See some of the hilarious posts from Chris Pratt below:

Finally got that selfie with Jen y'all wanted. #passengersmovie

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Just hanging with my bestie Jen. #passengersmovie

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Here Jen and I pose with @elrubiuswtf

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Here's an extremely artistic and meaningful video I made in which Jen is heavily featured. #passengersmovie

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Another day down with me and my best buddy Jen. #London #passengersmovie

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Not going to lie — we’re almost as excited for the press interview videos as we are for the movie itself!

‘Passengers’ hits cinemas on December 21

J.K. Rowling and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have just announced that the play is coming to the United States.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at The Lyric Theatre, which is currently home to Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour show.

An exact Cursed Child Broadway opening date has not been set, but theater owner ATG “plans a multi-million dollar renovation to completely transform, remodel and reconfigure the 1,900 seat theatre and turn it into a scaled down, more intimate playhouse, with approximately 1,500 seats.”

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J.K. Rowling and the producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have just announced that the play is coming to the United States.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open on Broadway in Spring 2018 at The Lyric Theatre, which is currently home to Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour show.

An exact Cursed Child Broadway opening date has not been set, but theater owner ATG “plans a multi-million dollar renovation to completely transform, remodel and reconfigure the 1,900 seat theatre and turn it into a scaled down, more intimate playhouse, with approximately 1,500 seats.”

While the script book hasn’t been well-received by fans, attendees of The Cursed Child show in London (including this writer) have adored the two-part event. The magic, characters, humor, and special effects are all remarkable and definitely worth seeing live.

The story follows Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their children 19 years after the events of Deathly Hallows as dark forces return to the Wizarding World.

Here’s the inside of ‘The Cursed Child’s’ Broadway theater

Harry Potter Cursed Child Broadway opening date

Said producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender said in a press release, “We are thrilled about ATG’s ambitious plans which will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a unique theatre space tailored to the specific needs of the production over the play’s two parts.”

“The remodeled Lyric will include a smaller auditorium redesigned to the specifications of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child team, as well as an adapted proscenium and stage that can house designer Christine Jones’ glorious set without swamping or compromising director John Tiffany’s brilliant staging. The spacious front of house environment will also be transformed to optimize the atmosphere and audience experience.

“But above all, ATG’s plans will provide Harry Potter and the Cursed Child with a bespoke home that will be intimate enough for a drama, yet big enough for us to deliver on our commitment to provide audiences with access to low priced tickets throughout the auditorium.”

J.K. Rowling added, “I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans.”

‘Cursed Child’ Broadway ticket on sale date.

The Cursed Child Broadway ticket on sale date was not announced today. In the U.K. tickets went on sale roughly eight months in advance, so maybe they’ll be on sale by this time in 2017.

The West End production put 60,000 tickets on sale in early November, keeping the show running through February 2018.