Thanksgiving weekend TV: Parades, football and marathons galore

macys-parade-thanksgiving-marathons-specials.jpgMan and woman cannot live by turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and Black Friday sales alone. When you've had your fill of Thanksgiving merriment, television will be there to comfort you with an array of specials and marathons all weekend long.

Here are some highlights. All times Eastern.

THURSDAY, NOV. 22

Specials

"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 9 a.m., NBC
"The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS," 9 a.m., CBS
"The National Dog Show," noon, NBC
"A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," 8 p.m., ABC
"Bad25," 9:30 p.m., ABC

Sports

College basketball: Six games starting at noon, ESPN2
NFL: Texans at Lions, 12:30 p.m., CBS
NFL: Redskins at Cowboys, 4:30 p.m., FOX
College football: TCU at Texas, 7:30 p.m., ESPN
NFL: Patriots at Jets, 8:30 p.m., NBC

Marathons

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 2 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, Oxygen
"NCIS," 6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, USA
"Psych," 6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Cloo
"Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America," 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Travel
James Bond movie marathon, starting with "Octopussy," 9:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Friday, SyFy
"Alaska: The Last Frontier," 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Discovery
"Castle," 10 a.m.-11 p.m., TNT
"Breaking Amish" 11 a.m.-9 p.m., TLC
"Million Dollar Listing," 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Bravo
"The Godfather Trilogy" 11:30 a.m.-midnight, AMC
"Star Trek: The Next Generation," noon-6 a.m. Friday, BBC America
"30 for 30," ESPN, 1-7 p.m.
"Secretly Pregnant," 2-10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health

FRIDAY, NOV. 23

Specials


"Frosty the Snowman," "Frosty Returns," "Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas" and "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!," starting at 8 p.m., CBS
"Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown," 8 p.m., FOX
"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" and "The Happy Elf," starting at 8 p.m., The CW

Sports

College football: Nebraska at Iowa, noon, ABC
College football: LSU at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m., CBS
College basketball: Five games starting at 3:30 p.m., ESPN2
College football: Washington at Washington State, 3:30 p.m., FOX

Marathons

"America's Next Top Model," 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Oxygen
"Fringe," 10:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday, Science
"Millionaire Matchmaker," noon-2:30 a.m. Saturday, Bravo
"Gold Rush," 1-10 p.m., Discovery
"Duck Dynasty," 3 p.m.-midnight, A&E
"CSI," 6 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, Cloo
"Beverly Hills, 90210," 8 p.m-1 a.m. Saturday, SOAPNet

SATURDAY, NOV. 24

Sports


College football: Georgia Tech at Georgia, noon, ESPN
College football: Michigan at Ohio State, noon, ABC
College football: Auburn at Alabama, 3:30 p.m., CBS
College football: Florida at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ABC
College football: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
College football: Stanford at UCLA, 6:30 p.m, FOX
College football: South Carolina at Clemson, 7 p.m., ESPN
College football: Notre Dame at USC, 8 p.m, ABC

Marathons

"My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday, WeTV
"Fringe," 11:30 a.m.-2:00 a.m. Sunday, Science
"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, NOV. 25

Specials

"Liz & Dick," 9 p.m., Lifetime

Marathons

"How It's Made," 6 a.m.-7:30p.m., Science
"NCIS," 9 a.m.-11 p.m, USA
"Bridezillas," 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday, WeTV
"Snapped," noon-11 p.m., Oxygen
"Extreme Couponing, 2-8p.m., TLC
"Hot in Cleveland," 3-10:30 p.m., TV Land

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