Thanksgiving Weekend TV: Your Guide to the Marathons, Specials and Sports Games

TV Guide

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Stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey? Tired of flag football with your family? Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to stay put on the couch all weekend long. Check out our roundup of all the parades, specials, marathons and sports on tap. (All times ET)

Network Parades and Specials
Thursday:
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m.- Noon, NBC)
Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m.- Noon, CBS)
The National Dog Show (Noon-2 p.m., NBC)
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (8 -9 p.m., ABC)

Friday:
Frosty the Snowman (8 -8:30 p.m., CBS)
Frosty Returns (8:30-9 p.m., CBS)
Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown
(8 -9 p.m., Fox)
Hoops & Yo-Yo Ruin Christmas (9-9:30 p.m., CBS)
Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (8-9 p.m., WPIX)
It's a SpongeBob Christmas (9:30-10 p.m., CBS)
The Happy Elf (9-10 p.m., WPIX)

Marathons
Thursday:
Alaska: The Last Frontier (10 a.m.-9 p.m., Discovery)
Best Sandwich (9 a.m.-3 p.m., Travel)
Bond Movie Marathon (9:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Friday, SyFy)
Breaking Amish (11 a.m.-9 p.m., TLC)
Bunk (10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., IFC)
Castle (10 a.m.-11 p.m., TNT)
Dark Shadows (6 a.m.-5 p.m., Chiller)
How It's Made (6 a.m.-6:30p.m., Science)
I Love Lucy (Noon-4 p.m., TV Land)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Oxygen)
Mary Mary (10 a.m.- 5 p.m., WeTV)
Million Dollar Listing (11 a.m.-6 p.m., Bravo)
NCIS (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, USA)
Psych (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Cloo)
Roseanne (2-6 p.m., CMT)
Secretly Pregnant (2-10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (Noon-6 a.m. Friday, BBC America)
The Andy Griffith Show (4-9 p.m., TVLand)
The First 48 (3 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, A&E)
The Godfather Trilogy (11:30 a.m.-Midnight, AMC)

Friday:
America's Next Top Model (8 a.m.-8:15 p.m., Oxygen)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (8 p.m-1 a.m. Saturday, SOAPNet)
CSI
(6 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Cloo)
Gold Rush (1-10 p.m., Discovery)
Forever Knight (6 a.m.-5 p.m., Chiller)
Fringe (10:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday, Science)
Millionaire Matchmaker (Noon-2:30 a.m. Saturday, Bravo)
The Andy Griffith Show (4-9 p.m., TVLand)

Saturday:
Fringe (11:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Sunday, Science)
My Fair Wedding with David Tutera (10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, WeTV)
Law & Order: SVU (Noon-2 a.m. Sunday, USA)
Say Yes to the Dress (Noon-8 p.m., TLC)
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (1-7 p.m., Bravo)

Sunday:
Bridezillas (10 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday, WeTV)
Chef Race: U.K .vs. U.S .(8 a.m.-5 p.m., BBC America)
Chowdown Countdown (2-7 p.m., Travel)
Extreme Couponing (2-8p.m., TLC)
Hot in Cleveland (3-10:30 p.m., TV Land)
How It's Made (6 a.m.-7:30p.m., Science)
Law & Order (5 a.m.-Noon, TNT)
NCIS (9 a.m.-11 p.m, USA)
Ripley's Believe It or Not (2-7 p.m., Chiller)
Shahs of Sunset (7 a.m.-1 p.m., Bravo)
Snapped (Noon-11 p.m., Oxygen)

Thanksgiving Day Football
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m., CBS)
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m., Fox)
New England Patriots at New York Jets (8:30 p.m., NBC)

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