News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has A Very Gaga Thanksgiving special, FOX has new holiday specials Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas and Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, and NBC has The 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade special.
Over on cable, CMT has a CMT Crossroads: Sting and Vince Gill special, Discovery Channel has the Punkin Chunkin 2011 special and a Sons of Guns: Guns of Glory special, HGTV has a Home, Strange Home special, a Radio City Holiday special and a Holiday Inc. special, and Science has the third season premiere of Oddities, and TLC has a Cake Boss: Family Feast special.
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Holiday Special Picks
- A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (ABC): Repeat. An unusual feast is had as the gang gathers round Charlie’s ping-pong table. Another cartoon follows.
- Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (FOX): New Special. The gang attempts to help Linus give up his security blanket.
- Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (FOX): New Special. Sid is told he is on Santa’s naughty list, so he and the gang head to the North Pole to explain themselves.
- CBS has NFL action with the Miami Dolphins at the Dallas Cowboys in the second game of the day.
- ESPN has Thursday Night College Football with Texas at Texas A&M.
- ESPN2 has six college basketball games today.
- FOX has NFL action with the Green Bay Packers at the Detroit Lions in the first game of the day.
- NFL Network has Thursday Night Football action with the San Francisco 49ers at the Baltimore Ravens in the final game of the day.
- Versus has doubleheader college basketball action.
Thanksgiving Day TV Marathons
I didn’t get a chance to put together my normal list of holiday marathons, but you can find a very comprehensive listing of them along with holiday episodes and sporting events this weekend at TVTango.com or check out this list of just Thanksgiving Day options at TVGuide.com. But, out of all of them, my marathon picks for today are:
IFC has 48 episodes of Arrested Development.
Nickelodeon has 10 Thanksgiving episodes of Friends tonight into late night.