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A TV Fan's Thanksgiving: What We're Thankful For This Year

Tis the season to give thanks! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we decided to come up with a list of the things we're most thankful for on TV right now. From new Netflix offerings to our favorite recent TV characters, and anticipated shows, there are plenty of reasons to cheer for TV this year.

You’ll find our list of TV gratitude below and you can check out our Movie Fan’s Thanksgiving list here for even more reasons to celebrate the entertainment industry this year. And be sure to offer you own reasons to be thankful in the comments section below!

Storybook characters on TV.

The excellent Band of Brothers/The Pacific DVD gift set.

The Wonder Years on Netflix.

The extra episode of Sons of Anarchy.


Emily’s revenge-glare...

Luck Early Premiere on HBO.

More Movie Directors Tackle TV (Demme, Mann, Liman, Romanek)

Community is technically not canceled.

Up All Night is moving to Thursdays where it should have been all along.

A full second season order for Happy Endings.

Ricky Gervais’ Life’s Too Short coming soon to HBO.

Billy Crystal’s upcoming return to the Oscars.

The Walking Dead’s drastic second season improvements.

Leslie and Ben’s relationship on Parks & Rec, and the fact that they don’t seem to be giving up on it.

April and Andy Webisodes.

The Doors Cover The Reading Rainbow Theme on Late Night.

Games of Thrones perfect off-season casting.

Inspector Spacetime.

Futurama returned and renewed for Season 7.

Bryan Fuller developing two series.

There’s still time to cancel Whitney (and the Chelsea Handler Show, sight unseen).

Veep (Armando Iannucci soon, please?).

Jonathan Franzen and Noah Baumbach do The Corrections

Sorkin’s More as the Story Develops and Chateau Mormont coming to HBO.

Ron Swanson.

The unsettling, unforgettable Richard Harrow on Boardwalk Empire.

The Sing Off.

The Cooking Channel.

Community’s “Remedial Chaos Theory.”

Karen Gillan’s legs, Matt Smith’s hair.

The ongoing renaissance of the cable TV drama.

Penn & Teller Tell a Lie

Harrison Ford’s reunion with Chewbacca on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Star Trek: The Next Generation coming to Blu-ray.

Netflix producing original shows.

Sons of Anarchy’s story improvement throughout Season 4.

The New Girl.

Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes.

Summer is coming (for Shameless this winter).

Three more seasons of South Park.

It’s Top Chef season! And Emeril is judging.

Top Chef After Hours brings a whole new level to the competition.

AND the first episode where Tom kicked the douchey kid off after 5 minutes was genius.

Bones having a baby (with Booth).

Big Love full series DVD set (too bad we can’t cut out the last half season).

The occasional matching outfits on Bored to Death.

Punkin Chunkin season is over.

Winter is coming and so is Season 2 of Game Of Thrones.

The Black Friday Hockey Game.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon keeps getting better.

Pop-Up Video is airing new episodes!

Beavis and Butt-Head’s return.

Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live.

Arrested Development to return with new episodes on Netflix.

La Casa de Trobed.

Our readers! - Safe travels and have a happy Thanksgiving!