Thursday TV: ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series

She'sGottaHaveItSpike Lee updates his signature 1986 directoral debut “She’s Gotta Have It” (Netflix, streaming) for the modern day, with DeWanda Wise playing the the new Nola Darling, whose bold sexual proclivities may not seem so unusual as they may have more than 30 years ago.

Among the actors portraying the suitors are Lyric Bent, Cleo Anthony and Anthony Ramos (of “Hamilton”), who takes up the role Lee once kept for himself — the bike messenger Mars Blackmon. And of course Brooklyn itself has changed, which doesn’t go unnoted. The entire 10-episode season is available today. Why start on Thanksgiving? Well, there was that holiday scene in the original movie.

Martin Sheen takes part in a new adaptation of the L.M. Montgomery children’s classic. “Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) in which miss Anne turns 13. It precedes a replay of the 2015 original with the same actress at 9:30 p.m.

Also new is another Christmas romance with a quaint setting “The Mistletoe Inn” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.), Alicia Witt plays a romance novelist in a Vermont writing retreat.

The 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC, 9 a.m.) will introduce a throwback balloon – Harold the baseball player, a black and white figure from the 40s. But mostly they’ll be tie-ins to toys and movies. New ones include Olaf from “Frozen,” The Grinch and Jett from “Super Wings.” Performers include Gwen Stefani, Wyclef Jean, 98 Degrees, Sara Evans, Andra Day with Common, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots and Smokey Robinson.

From a vantage point further uptown “Thanksgiving Day Parade” (CBS, 9 a.m.) won’t have the Broadway performances.

The National Dog Show (NBC, noon) precedes a replay of the Macy’s Parade at 2 p.m

Football today includes Minnesota at Detroit (Fox, 12:30 p.m.), Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas (CBS, 4:30 p.m.) and Giants at Washington (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).

“Young Sheldon” (CBS, 8:30 p.m.) is new, but “Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m. is a rerun.

There’s a Thanksgiving episode of “Life in Pieces” (CBS, 9:30 p.m.) and “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.).

A familiar foe faces the brothers onB (The CW, 8 p.m.).

Bonnie gives up cable on “Mom” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

This stuff is coming hard and heavy, but here’s “Elf” (Freeform, 6:40 p.m.) and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (Freeform, 8:50 p.m.).

Also on tonight: “Grease” (VH1, 6:30 p.m.), “Avatar” (TNT, 8 p.m.), and an all day marathon of “Gone with the Wind” (Sundance, 6 and 11 a.m., 4 and 9 p.m.).

“The Nightmare Before Thanksgiving” (Investigation Discovery, 8 p.m.) is a true crime saga, as is “Thanksgiving Evil” (Investigation Discovery, 9 p.m.).

It’s family comedies all night on Turner Classic Movies with “Cheaper By the Dozen” (8 p.m.), “Yours, Mine and Ours” (9:45 p.m.), “Life With Father” (11:45 p.m.), “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father” (2 a.m.) and “Love Finds Andy Hardy” (4:15 a.m.).

College football has Mississippi at Mississippi State (ESPN, 7:30 p.m.).

Men’s college basketball has Missouri vs. Long Beach State (ESPN2, 11:30 a.m.), St. John’s vs. Oregon State (ESPNU, 2 p.m.) and West Virginia vs. Marist (ESPNews, 8:30 p.m.) in the Advocate Invitational. In the Battle 3 Atlantis, it’s Tennessee vs. Villanova (ESPN, 12:30 p.m.), and North Carolina State vs. Northern Iowa (ESPN2, 3 p.m.) in the semifinals. In the PK80 invitational, it’s North Carolina vs. Portland (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.), Duke vs. Portland State (ESPN, 4:30 p.m.), Arkansas vs. Oklahoma (ESPN2, 5 p.m.), Butler vs. Texas (ESPN2, 7 p.m.), Connecticut vs. Oregon (ESPNU, 9 p.m.), Florida vs. Stanford (ESPN2, 10 p.m.), Michigan State vs. De Paul (ESPN, 11:30 p.m.) and Ohio State vs. Gonzaga (ESPN2, midnight).

In the NIT season tp-off, it’s Virginia vs. Vanderbilt (ESPNU, 4 p.m.), and Seton Hall vs. Rhode Island (ESPNU, 6 p.m.) In the Wooden Legacy, it’s Harvard vs. Saint Mary’s (ESPNews, 4 p.m.), Georgia vs. Cal State Fullerton (ESPNews, 10:30 p.m.) and Sacramento State vs. San Diego State (ESPNU, 1 a.m.). in the Las Vegas Invitational it’s Xavier vs. George Washington (Fox Sports 1, 5 p.m.) and Kansas State vs. Arizona State (Fox Sports, 7:30 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest: Trevor Noah, Anna Camp (rerun). The View: Taraji P. Henson (rerun). The Talk: Kaitlin Olson, Kevin Frazier (rerun). Harry Connick: Jussie Smollett, Todd Wilbur, Ms. Pat (rerun). Steve Harvey: Nick Lachey, Peta Murgatroyd, Tricia Helfer (rerun). Ellen DeGeneres: Andrew Garfield, Snoop Dogg, Beck (rerun). Wendy Williams: Luann de Lesseps, Jordan Andino. The Real: Idris Elba, Keshia Cole (rerun).

Late Talk

Stephen Colbert: Conan O’Brien, Tig Notaro (rerun). Jimmy Kimmel: Billy Joel, Tracy Morgan, Paul Shaffer (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Jerry Seinfeld, Robert Irwin. Seth Meyers: Josh, Hilary and Larry Meyers. James Corden: Michael Fassbender, Ana De Armas, Jack Hanna (rerun). Carson Daly: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Against Me!, Stephanie Beatriz (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Ellen Page, Impractical Jokers, Caleb Synan (rerun).

 

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