Thursday, November 24, 2011
Before we let you all go back to your families (or special friends), we want to let you know the marathons on TV you and your family might want to watch during the day and after Thanksgiving dinner. We love TV marathons and you all come here on each holiday to see what marathons are airing, so as always we will do that today, too, of course!
We have told you about many of the sitcom related marathons already in our regular news stories. Our pick of the weekend is the Three's Company marathon today (Thanksgiving Day) from 1pm-1am ET on Antenna TV! Non-stop laughter with episodes featuring all three blondes--Chrissy, Cindy and Terri. TV Land has its annual Overstuffed Weekend with a marathon of The Andy Griffith Show on Thanksgiving Day from 8am-6:30pm. The fun continues all weekend long with a marathon of Hot in Cleveland. Nick at Nite has a Friends marathon that started last night and will run through Sunday night, all-night long. BET and Centric have sitcom marathons today through Sunday. Centric will feature a Proud Family marathon today from 9am-6am, while sister network BET will feature a My Wife & Kids marathon from 8am-6pm. BET then will air a marathon of original sitcom Read Between the Lines from 6pm-1am tonight. On to Friday, BET has The Parkers marathon from 8am-12am, while Centric will present a Sister, Sister marathon from 9am-6am. Then the weekend will feature a Steve Harvey Show marathon on Centric, while BET will have a marathon of Everybody Hates Chris on Saturday and Bernie Mac on Sunday. MTV2 will feature a Martin marathon today from 3pm-9pm. And New York City is lucky to have a marathon again of The Odd Couple today on WPIX from 11am-5pm! So yeah we told you about all these already either recently or many moons ago.
We didn't get a chance to mention IFC's Arrested Development Thanksgiving Day marathon airing today from 6am-6am. Tomorrow they will also feature a Malcolm in the Middle marathon but from 6pm-10pm. TV Guide Channel will present a Designing Women marathon today from 3pm-8pm, following Thanksgiving episodes of their various series from 11am-3pm. While MTV2 has a Martin marathon, TV One will feature an earlier marathon from 6am-4pm. TBS has a Tyler Perry marathon tomorrow starting at 9:30am with his movies, House of Payne and Meet the Browns, along with new series For Better or Worse. GMC on Saturday will feature its regular Sister, Sister and 227 blocks, but a Cosby marathon will follow from 4pm-7pm. And Oxygen has a Roseanne marathon from 7am-7pm. There are a lot of sitcom marathons this season!
Non-sitcom wise, we told you about SOAPnet's Walker Family Thanksgiving Marathon with a marathon of Brothers & Sisters today from 5pm-1am. ION Television has a Criminal Minds marathon tomorrow from 4pm-3am. INSP has marathon of The Big Valley tomorrow. For things we haven't told you yet, USA Network will have a NCIS marathon today starting at 10am, while a Bones marathon airs on TNT from 10am-8pm, followed by CSI: NY in primetime from 8pm-2am. Other notables for Thanksgiving Thursday include a Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon on BBC America starting at 8am, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer marathon on Chiller from 6am-4pm, a Firefly marathon on Saturday on Science Channel, and a The Waltons marathon on GMC from 12pm-11pm. We also have a Deal or No Deal marathon on GSN from 8am-12am, a Law & Order: Criminal Intent marathon on Oxygen from 7pm-2am, American Guns marathon on Discovery Channel, Top Chef marathon on Bravo from 6am-12pm, Cake Boss marathon on TLC, Supernanny marathon on style, and many many movies marathons on networks like ABC Family, Chiller, Cloo, Lifetime, ReelzChannel, and Syfy's James Bond Movies marathon. VS. has a Rocky movie marathon.
Check out more TV marathons on Thanksgiving weekend, from our friends at TV Tango!
And don't forget classic holiday specials, as tonight at 8pm on ABC the holiday classic A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs. It's an annual tradition to watch! Can't get enough of old Chuck! If you haven't seen it already, view our 2011 Network TV Holiday Specials and Movies Guide, so you don't miss anything on network TV this holiday season. This morning & Friday morning, watch MeTV for the "MeTV Merry-Thon" special. Classic cartoons, including Casper's Haunted Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy and A Snow White Christmas will air. And also view our ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas schedule, because that is the place to be as always during the holiday season with classics like A Flintstone Christmas and Mickey's Christmas Carol and soooooooooo many more!
Last Man Standing - "Elfie" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
In the spirit of Christmas, the sometimes self-absorbed Mandy plays Santa by anonymously arranging a holiday surprise for Blanca, the Baxters’ housekeeper. Also, when Vanessa gives Boyd a “magical” Elf doll, Ryan wants to tell Boyd it is just a doll, but Mike wants to prove to Ryan that a little Christmas spirit is not a bad thing.
The Neighbors - "A Christmas Story" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Debbie oversteps and accidentally ruins Larry’s surprise Christmas gift for Dick, Larry responds the only way he knows how: going way over the top for gifts to Debbie’s kids. Meanwhile, thinking gifts are the emblem of how you truly feel about someone, Reggie and Amber both struggle with getting each other the perfect gift.
Raising Hope - "The Chance Who Stole Christmas" / "Bee Story" (Fox, 9:00-10:00PM ET/PT)
Burt wants to be elected the interim Mayor of Natesville so that Virginia will have the honor of plugging in the town Christmas tree. But being mayor turns Burt into a Grinch. Then, Burt and Virginia go undercover to expose a corporate scandal that is killing all the bees in Natesville.
The Rickey Smiley Show - "Captive Christmas" (TV One, 9:00PM ET/PT)
The family gets trapped at the church by a snowstorm.
Friday, December 13
- John Witherspoon (The Wayans Brothers/The Tracy Morgan Show) - Watch John on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
- William Shatner ($h*! My Dad Says) - William appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Ken Jeong (Community) - Ken is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
- Constance Marie (George Lopez) - Constance talks about her role on the ABC Family hit Switched at Birth on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Queen Latifah Show, so check your local listings.
- Reed Alexander (iCarly) - Reed will be on The Couch on WLNY 10/55 in New York between 7-9am.
- Dan Lauria (Sullivan & Son/The Wonder Years) - Dan is a guest on New York Live on WNBC at 12:30pm ET.