TONIGHT Thanksgiving Celebrations (CBS, NBC, ABC, local stations, starting about 9 a.m.): Check local listings for national and local parades and special programming. All of the morning news shows have special segments scheduled and will provide information on other programming throughout the day.
The Red Pony (CBN cable 7-9 p.m.): Revival of film based on classic Steinbeck story of a boy and his horse, with Myrna Loy and Robert Mitchum.
The Bill Cosby Show (NBC, 8-8:30 p.m.): Probably the best all-around family viewing program on television -- perfect for Thanksgiving viewing, if you can tear yourself away from the pumpkin pie.
We Are the World: A Year of Giving (MTV cable, 10-11 p.m.): A tribute to the humanitarian efforts of the music world, with Harry Belafonte as host. FRIDAY
The Importance of Being Earnest (PBS, 9-11 p.m.): ``Great Performances'' presents Dame Wendy Hiller in Oscar Wilde's witty (and lengthy) classic satire. SATURDAY
Tennessee Ernie Ford's America (PBS, 8-9:50 p.m.): A musical salute to the good old USA, including the wide spectrum from country to Broadway. SUNDAY
Perry Mason Returns (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): Perry (Raymond Burr), now an appellate court judge, is back again fighting for the right side. Trivia question: What was the last year of the original series? Trivial answer: 1966.
Bleak House (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): ``Masterpiece Theatre'' begins superbly photographed and acted eight-part Dickens classic about all classes of Victorian society enmeshed in the archaic British legal system. Previewed today. MONDAY
John and Yoko: A Love Story (NBC, 8-11 p.m.): Even with 28 Beatles songs, this one almost goes wrong, focusing for too long on the long East-West romance. An hour could have done it.
The Winds of Everest (PBS, 10:10-11 p.m.): A group of average Americans is determined to climb Mt. Everest -- the ultimate tourist trek. TUESDAY
Animal Architects (PBS, 8-8:50 p.m.): ``Nova'' examines the intricate world of nature's construction industry -- rare animal habitats.
He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' (PBS, 9-9:52 p.m.): Jacques D'Amboise provokes New York City police and public school youngsters to dance. An Academy Award-winning documentary in 1984. WEDNESDAY
`The Nutcracker' with Baryshnikov (PBS, 8-9:27 p.m.): Repeat of the incomparable Mikhail with Gelsey Kirkland in the American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky's classic. THURSDAY
My Cousin Rachel (PBS, 9-10 p.m.): First of four-part redoing by ``Mystery'' of Daphne du Maurier's novel, with Geraldine Chaplin.
Check local listings, especially for PBS programs, since local option and fund-raising drives often result in different times and days.