Tonight on the Tube: Football, Reruns & Thanksgiving Day TV Marathons

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If you get tired of hanging with family and friends, don’t like football or both, then check out the list below of TV show marathons for a little or a lot of something to get you through the day. Some of the better options include Arrested Development on G4, The Closer on TNT, Gavin & Stacy on BBC America, House on USA, and I Love Lucy on TV Land.

Prime Picks

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC): Repeat. An unusual feast put together by Snoopy is had around the pingpong table. This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers follows.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Repeat. The two-part season premiere episode, “Dream a Little Dream of Me” replays, where Seattle Grace is dealing with the aftermath of a freak ice storm. Starts two minutes after the hour and runs an hour and 58 minutes.

Solid Selections

Smallville (The CW): Repeat. The season premiere episode, “Odyssey,” replays, where Green Arrow and the Justice League gang are looking for Clark in the Artic after the collapse of the Fortress.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS): Repeat. Grissom is battling the flu along with the rest of the team as they investigate a case, in “Grissom’s Divine Comedy” from last season. Runs 61 minutes.

Eleventh Hour (CBS): Repeat. The series premiere episode, “Resurrection,” replays, where Dr. Hood and Special Agent Young are investigating what looks to be attempted cloning of a human. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.

Cable Choices

Friends (TBS): Repeats. Four Thanksgiving episodes replay tonight: “The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs,” “The One With Rachel’s Other Sister,” The One With the Late Thanksgiving,” and “The One With Ross’ Sandwich.” Well, the last one is an after Thanksgiving episode I believe, but still funny nonetheless. Want to watch all nine Thanksgiving episodes of Friends? Head over to and you can watch them all online.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeats. Cakes include one modeled after turducken. Both episodes play again later.

Other Options

  • Food Detectives (Food Network): Repeat. Does turkey really make you sleepy? Plays again later.
  • The Incredibles (NBC): Released 2004. I don’t normally go for animated features, but this one is actually really good. A former superhero is bored and wanting to get back into action. He and his family have to step up and save the world. Runs two and a half hours.
  • The Office (NBC): Repeat. The season premiere episode, “Weight Loss, Part 1,” replays.

Thanksgiving Day Specials

  • CBS has highlights from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade following the football game.
  • NBC has the 82nd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade followed by coverage of The National Dog Show.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has NFL action with the Tennessee Titans at the Detroit Lions.
  • ESPN has college football action with Texas A&M at Texas (2).
  • ESPN2 has six college basketball games.
  • FOX has NFL action with the Seattle Seahawks at the Dallas Cowboys.
  • NFL Network has the Arizona Cardinals at the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • TNT has an NBA doubleheader with the Orlando Magic at the Washington Wizards followed by the New Orleans Hornets at the Denver Nuggets.

Late Night

  • Sons of Anarchy (USA): Repeat. Last night’s first season finale episode, “The Revelator,” replays. Runs 90 minutes.

Thanksgiving Day TV Marathons

A&E has 12 episodes of Cold Case Files.
ABC Family has four holiday themed TV movies.
AMC has The Godfather and The Godfather, Part II, which then replay.
Animal Planet has nine episodes of The Blue Planet: Seas of Life.
BBC America has 12 episodes of Gavin & Stacy.
BET has nine episodes of Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is.
Biography has 20 episodes of Biography.
Bravo has 14 hours of The Real Housewives of… episodes.
Cartoon Network has six hours of Tom & Jerry episodes early followed by 15 episodes of Chowder.
Discovery Channel has 15 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Discovery Health has 14 episodes of Plastic Surgery: Before & After.
Disney Channel has 14 episodes of The Suite Life… tonight.
DIY has 34 episodes of Cool Tools.
Fine Living has 10 episodes of Windshield America early.
FOX Reality has 11 episodes of Hell’s Kitchen.
G4 has 22 episodes of Arrested Development.
Green has 24 hours of Greensburg episodes that this afternoon and run into tomorrow.
GSN has 18 episodes of Family Feud.
ID has 11 episodes of Dateline on ID.
MSNBC has 13 episodes of Lockup: Raw.
MTV has six episodes of My Super Sweet Sixteen early.
MTV2 has episodes of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew all day.
The N has 18 episodes of Drake & Josh.
Oxygen has 24 episodes of The Bad Girls Club.
Sci Fi has Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World Is Not Enought. The last two play replay again.
Speed has 22 hours of Wrecked episodes.
Spike has nine hours of CSI: NY episodes.
Style has 19 episodes of Clean House.
TLC has 24 episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
TBS has 12 episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air early.
TNT has six episodes of The Closer leading up to basketball.
Travel Channel has 12 episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern.
truTV has nine episodes of Dominick Dunne: Power, Privilege & Justice followed by five episodes of Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest.
TV Land has 14 episodes of I Love Lucy followed by 16 episodes of The Cosby Show.
USA has 24 hours of House episodes.
Versus has Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky, Rocky II, & Rocky III.

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