What to Watch Before Your Thanksgiving Feast

Check out our star-studded line up of Turkey Day competitions and get the Barefoot Contessa's best tips for handling the day like a pro.

Host Giada De Laurentiis during the Dinner Challenge, as seen on Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge, Season 1.

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Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge — Premieres Sunday, 11/4 at 9|8c

Five top chefs face off to create ultimate Thanksgiving dishes. Host Giada De Laurentiis puts the creative chefs to the test, challenging them to prepare the most delicious and innovative turkeys, side dishes and desserts to ever hit a dining room table. The winner goes home with holiday bragging rights and $25,000. That would buy a lot of pies!

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Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption — Sunday, 11/11 at 10|9c

Anne and Tyler host as the most unforgettable recruits from Worst Cooks return to tackle the highest-stakes food holiday of the year — Thanksgiving!

Barefoot Contessa Cook Like a Pro: Thanksgiving Sides — Saturday, 11/17 8|7c

Ina Garten's favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the side dishes, and she's leaving no vegetable unturned for side dishes that will steal the spotlight at the big feast. Ina also asks friends to reveal their must-have Thanksgiving sides. Tune in for the best Thanksgiving picks from Nigella Lawson, chef Marcus Samuelsson and actress Jennifer Garner.

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Macy's Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular — Sunday, 11/18 at 8|7c

Martha Stewart welcomes four of the country's best cake artists as they craft the most incredible cake tributes to beloved Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons and floats. From Tom Turkey and Santa's Sleigh to the Grinch and Aviator Snoopy, cake masters Buddy Valastro and Yolanda Gampff decide which masterpieces deserve the $25,000 prize.

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