David Foster

Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special

Mary J. Blige to anchor TV holiday special

Thanksgiving isn’t just for stuffing your face with turkey, watching Charlie Brown on TV and then splurging on electronics at Black Friday sales.

The holiday also launches the season of TV holiday specials anchored by musicians.

Lady Gaga will sing alongside the Muppets for a sure-to-be bombastic Thanksgiving night special, and in December, Kelly Clarkson and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will host holiday specials of their own.

But viewers wanting a bit more soul in their season can opt for Mary J. Blige’s special, scheduled for Thanksgiving night on Sean “Diddy” Combs’ recently launched Revolt network.