Thursday, November 24, 2011

2011 Thanksgiving TV Marathons On TV This Holiday Weekend


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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!

Three's Company

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!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Monday, May 27

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Awkward Conversations" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Marty and Courtney are navigating the pregnancy news and what it all means for their future, while Malcolm is dealing with his own workplace relationship.

The Neighborhood - "Welcome to the Other Butlers" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Calvin and Tina are looking to remodel their home when they uncover discriminatory processes with their bank’s appraiser. Meanwhile, Marty asks Trey for fatherly advice on co-parenting with Courtney.

M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television

M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
In the two-hour special, M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television, join the men and women who made M*A*S*H as they celebrate one of the most beloved, enduringly popular, often quoted and influential comedies ever created. As the definitive look at the 14-time Emmy-winning television classic, the special centers around new interviews with original cast members Alan Alda (Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce), Gary Burghoff (Cpl. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly), William Christopher (Father Francis Mulcahy), Jamie Farr (Cpl./Sgt. Maxwell Q. "Max" Klinger), Mike Farrell (Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt), Wayne Rogers (Capt. "Trapper" John McIntyre) and Loretta Swit (Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan) and series executive producers Gene Reynolds and Burt Metcalfe. In these intimate, highly personal remembrances, the creation and evolution of the show's iconic characters are revealed, alongside rare and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, photos and stories.

Writer/producer Larry Gelbart, as well as additional series stars Larry Linville (Maj. Frank Burns), Harry Morgan (Col. Sherman T. Potter), McLean Stevenson (Lt. Col. Henry Blake) and David Ogden Stiers (Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III) are remembered through a vibrant collection of clips from the series as well as in rarely-seen archival interviews. With unique experiences, observations and memories from 11 seasons of M*A*S*H, this special will make audiences laugh, touch their heartstrings, and leave them on a nostalgic high while celebrating the sustained brilliance of the iconic sitcom.

The M*A*S*H two-and-a-half-hour series finale that first aired on CBS in 1983 remains the highest rated telecast in television history, delivering an incredible 77 audience share and 60.2 rating. To-date, the show has never left the air, continuously running in syndication, on basic cable and now streaming on Hulu. The series was produced by 20th Television. M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television is directed by John Scheinfeld (Reinventing Elvis: The '68 Comeback, The U.S. vs. John Lennon and What The Hell Happened To Blood, Sweat & Tears?) with Scheinfeld and Andy Kaplan as Executive Producers. Viewers can watch M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television next day on Hulu, Fox.com, On Demand and FOX Entertainment's streaming platform, Tubi. On Demand is available for customers of Cox Contour TV, DIRECTV, DISH, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Optimum, Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY, YouTube TV and many more.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 27)

Monday, May 27

  • Carol Burnett (Palm Royale/Mad About You/Mama's Family) - Watch Carol on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jon Glaser (Girls/Parks and Recreation) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Harry Hamlin (Movie Stars) - Harry sits down with Kelly and Mark to chat about his new series In the Kitchen With Harry Hamlin on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm/Blockbuster/The Millers/Bent/'Til Death) - J.B. talks about Curb Your Enthusiasm on Live with Kelly and Mark, so check your listings.
  • Bobby Cannavale (Angie Tribeca/Will & Grace) - Bobby talks about Ezra on NBC's Today some time between 7-9am.
  • Wendell Pierce (The Odd Couple/The Michael J. Fox Show/The Weber/The Brian Benben Show/The Gregory Hines Show) - Wendell is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Liza Koshy (Liza on Demand) - Liza appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray

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12/05 - Father Knows Best - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
12/12 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Series
12/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 2 (Blu-ray)
12/12 - That Girl - The Complete Series
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12/19 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series
12/22 - Three's Company - The Official 40th Anniversary Collection (includes The Ropers and Three's a Crowd)
01/09 - South Park - Seasons 11-15 (Blu-ray)
01/16 - Ghosts (UK) - Season Five
02/13 - Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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03/12 - Ghosts (UK) - The Complete Series
03/12 - Looney Tunes Collector's Choice - Volume 3 (Blu-ray)
03/12 - Rick and Morty - Season 7 (Blu-ray Steelbook) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
04/03 - Too Close for Comfort - The Complete Series (VEI)
04/08 - Check It Out! - The Complete Series (VEI)
05/21 - Frasier (2023) - Season One

The Odd Couple - The Complete Series (Blu-ray) That Girl - The Complete Series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Official Restored Complete Series

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