Thanksgiving TV Weekend Marathons: What To Do If You’re Not Doing Anything

by on November 21, 2012

in Entertainment

tv newsHere’s a collective of things that are coming up this Thanksgiving weekend on TV, if you don’t have any outdoor plans!  Maybe something here will catch your eye.  Or at the very least, you can find the most agreeable background noise of a TV marathon to set your television to!

If you have a hankering for Fringe*, dog shows, Castle, NCIS or James Bond, well, it’s going to be on this weekend.

*The Fringe marathon on the Science channel is something a bit extra special:

Science Channel Unveils Three Hours of FRINGE Every Tuesday Night, Beginning November 20 at 8 PM ET/PT

Special Post-Thanksgiving Marathon Event Featuring the Complete First Season Airs Friday, November 23 and Saturday, November 24–

Science Channel is airing all five seasons of FRINGE in 2012 and 2013, starting with the network premiere of the two-hour pilot and first episode on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 8-11 PM (ET/PT).

To celebrate the premiere, Science Channel is continuing season one of FRINGE with daylong marathons on Friday, November 23 from 10:30 AM – 11 PM (ET/PT) and Saturday, November 24 from 11:30 AM – 11 PM (ET/PT).

Following the marathon, FRINGE will air regularly every Tuesday night from 8-11 PM (ET/PT) beginning on Tuesday, November 27 with season two.

CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS FOR TIMES and SUCH on The rest of the TV Marathon goodies:

Parades and Specials


  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (NBC)
  • Thanksgiving Day Parade (CBS)
  • The National Dog Show (NBC) [Hmm, after losing my dog last weekend, not sure I’m up to this yet.  But I haven’t missed a single year.  This will be a touch call.]
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8 -9 p.m., ABC)


  • Frosty the Snowman (CBS)
  • Frosty Returns (CBS)
  • Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (Fox)
  • Hoops & Yo-Yo Ruin Christmas (CBS)
  • Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (WPIX)
  • It’s a SpongeBob Christmas (CBS)
  • The Happy Elf (WPIX)


Thanksgiving Day Football

  • Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (CBS)
  • Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (Fox)
  • New England Patriots at New York Jets (NBC)


TV Marathons


  • Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery)
  • Best Sandwich (Travel)
  • Bond Movie Marathon (SyFy)
  • Breaking Amish (TLC)
  • Castle (TNT)
  • Dark Shadows (Chiller)
  • How It’s Made (Science)
  • I Love Lucy (TV Land)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Oxygen)
  • Mary Mary (WeTV)
  • Million Dollar Listing (Bravo)
  • NCIS (USA)
  • Psych (Cloo)
  • Roseanne (CMT)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (TVLand)
  • The First 48 (A&E)
  • The Godfather Trilogy (AMC) (Someday, I may get around to seeing this!)


  • America’s Next Top Model (Oxygen)
  • CSI (Cloo)
  • Gold Rush (Discovery)
  • Forever Knight (Chiller)
  • Fringe (Science)
  • Millionaire Matchmaker (Bravo)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (TVLand)


  • Fringe (Science)
  • My Fair Wedding with David Tutera (WeTV)
  • Law & Order: SVU (USA)
  • Say Yes to the Dress (TLC)
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Bravo)


  • Bridezillas (WeTV)
  • Chef Race: U.K .vs. U.S .(BBC America)
  • Chowdown Countdown (Travel)
  • Extreme Couponing (TLC)
  • Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
  • How It’s Made (Science)
  • Law & Order (TNT)
  • NCIS (USA)
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not (Chiller) (This can get pretty gross at times!)
  • Shahs of Sunset (Bravo)
  • Snapped (Oxygen)


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