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 Air Date: Thursday 11/25

What a bill: Jessica Simpson, Jimmy Fallon, Kanye West and 800 clowns will be front and center in the 84th annual extravaganza, live from New York City. Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer help host. (NBC, 9 a.m.)

--JOHN GRIFFITHS