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What to Watch on Thursday: Thanksgiving with Snoopy and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga goes backstage with The Muppets.
Lady Gaga goes backstage with The Muppets. ABC

Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular (9:30pm, ABC) - A holiday extravaganza features Lady Gaga singing tunes from her 2-13 album “ARTPOP,” and performing with Kermit the Frog and other Muppet favorites. Also included are duets with Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul. Also, an appearance by Kristen Bell and renditions of seasonal classics by the Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal.

Also on tonight . . .

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8pm, ABC) - Charlie is the hapless host and Snoopy is in the kitchen dishing up ice cream, popcorn and toast for Thanksgiving. Also, the bonus cartoon “This is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers,” which finds the gang aboard the Mayflower in 1620.

Punkin Chunkin 2013 (8pm, Discovery) - Coverage of Punkin Chunkin 2013, in which engineers compete to see who can launch a pumpkin the farthest.

Kung Fu Panda (8pm, FX) - A great one for the whole family gathered around for Thanksgiving: Out-of-shape landa Po (voiced by Jack Black) dreams of abandoning noodle-slinging for kung fu fighting. But he has only a few days to become a martial arts master and fulfill his destiny -- defeating the evil Tai Lung with his paws of fury. BUt first he has to impress Master Shifu, who isn’t sure he can turn the portly cut-up into the legendary dragon warrior. Also features Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman and Ian McShane. “ Kung Fu Panda 2“ airs at 10.

Glee (9pm, Fox) - Blaine comes up with a plan to win Nationals, but the other glee-club members resist his controlling measures. Elsewhere, Kurt’s band disagree over the venue of their first gig, and Sue reveals the origins of her signature track suit.

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