Thanksgiving TV guide: Marathons, holiday specials, football and more

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Happy Turkey Day!

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than zoning out on the sofa, stuffed full of turkey, and flipping on the television after a long day surrounded by family?


Per annual tradition, were breaking down all the various marathons, holiday specials, and Thanksgiving-themed episodes, major networks have put together for your holiday weekend viewing pleasure — not to mention all those football games. For a roundup of all the holiday weekend programming, including festive throwbacks, cult classics, zombies galore and a quick prelude to Christmas, keep scrolling.

TBS
TBS

THURSDAY


Football:
Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m., Fox)
Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m., CBS)
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (8:30 p.m., NBC)

Thanksgiving specials/episodes:
“Good Morning America live” from the Philadelphia and New York Thanksgiving Day parades (7 – 9 a.m., ABC)
Married with Children “A Bundy Thanksgiving” (8:30 – 9 a.m., TBS)
“Thanksgiving Day Parade” (9 a.m. – noon, CBS)
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (9 a.m. – noon, 2 – 5 p.m., NBC)
South Park “A History Channel Thanksgiving” (9:20 – 9:50 a.m., Comedy Central)
South Park “Helen Keller! The Musical” (9:50 – 10:20 a.m., Comedy Central)
“Purina National Dog Show” (noon – 2 p.m., NBC)
“The Chew’s Thanksgiving Spectacular” (rerun) – 1 p.m., ABC
American Dad “There Will Be Bad Blood” and “Kung Pao Turkey” (4 p.m., 5 p.m., TBS)
Family Guy “Thanksgiving” and “Turkey Guys” (6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., TBS)
South Park “The Black Friday Trilogy” (8 – 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central)
Fresh Off the Boat “Huangsgiving” (8:30 – 9 p.m., ABC)
The Big Bang Theory “The Thanksgiving Decoupling” (9 p.m., TBS)
Last Man Standing “The Gratitude List” (10 – 10:30 p.m., ABC)
Dr. Ken “Thanksgiving Culture Clash” (10:30 – 11 p.m., ABC)

TV marathons:
“House of Payne” (2 a.m. – 7 p.m., BET)
“Mythbusters” (3 a.m. – 3 a.m. Friday, Science Channel)
“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” (6 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bravo)
“Way of the Turkey Thanksgiving Kung Fu”(6 a.m. – 3:15 a.m.Saturday)
“Eat: The Story of Food” (9 a.m. – 7 p.m., National Geographic)
“Tanked” (9 a.m. – midnight, Animal Planet)
“Friends” (10 a.m. – 4 p.m., TBS)
“Pawn Stars” (4 p.m. – 11 p.m., History)
“The Simpsons” (4 p.m. – 10 p.m., FXX)
“Modern Family” (4 p.m. – 1 a.m., USA)

Movie marathons:
James Bond marathon (6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Syfy)
James Bond marathon (7:15 a.m. Thursday – 7 a.m. Friday, EPIX)
Godfather marathon (9 a.m. – 6 a.m. Friday, AMC )
Despicable Me 2 Marathon (9 a.m. – 1 a.m. Friday, FX)

DreamWorks
DreamWorks

FRIDAY

Special programming/holiday episodes:
“South Park” Thanksgiving episodes (2:07 – 4:40 a.m., Comedy Central)
“Purina National Dog Show” (8 – 10 p.m., NBC)
Crown For Christmas (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (8 p.m., CW)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (8 – 9 p.m., ABC)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (9 -10 p.m., CW)
Merry Madagascar – CW (9:30 p.m., CW)

Marathons:
“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (3 a.m. – 7 p.m., BET)
James Bond movie marathon (8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Syfy)
“Pawn Stars” (8 a.m. – 1 p.m., History)
“What Not to Wear” (6 a.m. – midnight, TLC)
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (6 a.m. – 1:40 p.m., Bravo)
“Black Belt Friday Bruce Lee” marathon (11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Esquire)
“The Simpsons” (6 p.m. – midnight, FXX)

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SATURDAY

Marathons:
“Martin” (2 a.m. – 7 p.m., BET)
“Mythbusters” (3 a.m. – 8 p.m., Science Channel)
“Law & Order” (5 a.m. – noon, TNT) Reba (9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., TV Land)
“NCIS” (10 a.m. – 11 p.m., USA)
Resident Evil movie marathon (1 p.m. – 6 a.m. Sunday, IFC)

AMC
AMC

SUNDAY

Football:
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (8:20 p.m., NBC)

Marathons:
“Law & Order” (3 a.m. – noon, TNT)
“House of Payne” (3:20 a.m. – 7 p.m., BET)
Resident Evil movie marathon (7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., IFC)
“NCIS” (11 a.m. – 11 p.m., USA)
“The Walking Dead” (1 – 10 p.m., AMC)
“Mythbusters” (7 p.m. – midnight, Science Channel)

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