What to Watch This Week: November 19-26

November 19, 2012

Dexter. Photo credit: SHOWTIME

Here’s our guide to the hottest shows playing this Thanksgiving week.

Monday, November 19 — Anthony Bourdain: The Layover
In the second season premiere, Chef Anthony Bourdain takes viewers on a tour through Chicago. Visit the International Museum of Surgical Science. Find out if locals really eat deep-dish pizza. Watch Bourdain sample the city’s specialties like hot dogs, Polish sausages, and Italian beef sandwiches. 9 p.m. on The Travel Channel.

Tuesday, November 20 — New Girl
Jess asks Schmidt to help her set up a trap for her divorced parents this Thanksgiving. But Schmidt has some problems of his own. Especially when Winston pits him against his cousin, Big Schmidt. 9 p.m. on FOX.

Wednesday, November 21 — American Horror Story
A strange young girl is abandoned at Briarcliff. Dr. Arden makes a Faustian pact with Monsignor. Plus, find out the story behind the Bloody Face. 10 p.m. on FX.

Thursday, November 22 — Football: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets
What’s Thanksgiving without football? The Patriots take on the Jets in prime time. 8:20 p.m. on NBC.

Friday, November 23 — Whisker Wars
Is there really a competition to see who has the most facial hair? Find out in the second season premiere, where you’ll meet a new group of bearded competitors at the Ohio Championships. 10 p.m. on IFC.

Saturday, November 24 — Dexter mini-marathon
Behind on Dexter? Catch up on the most recent Dexter episodes in this four-hour Dexter marathon. 8 p.m. to midnight on SHO2.

Sunday, November 25 — Downton Abbey Revisited
Hosted by Angela Lansbury, check out a recap of the first two seasons of Downton Abbey and preview what’s to come in Season 3. Get insights on the show from creators Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, and catch interviews from cast members Sophie McShera (Daisy), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), and Jim Carter (Mr. Carson). 8 p.m. on PBS.

That’s a wrap for this week’s previews. Come back next week for your next watch list.