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Idiot box: Stuff yourself on Thanksgiving TV marathons

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Michael Weatherly (left) and Mark Harmon star as Special Agents DiNozzo and Gibbs in "NCIS," which USA is stuffing itself on this Thanksgiving weekend. The network has marathons of it from 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Friday and again from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS.)

This Thanksgiving, if you're thankful for TV marathons, then you're in luck. Here's a look at the shows you'll find on repeat for four hours or more this holiday weekend:

A&E: "The First 48," 3 p.m. today to 4 a.m. Friday; "Storage Wars Texas," 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday; "Duck Dynasty," 3 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday; real estate shows ("Flipping Boston/Miami/Vegas"), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; "Parking Wars," 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; "Storage Wars," 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday.

Animal Planet: "Finding Bigfoot: Further Evidence," 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today; "The Haunted," 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; "Infested," 2 to 7 p.m. Friday; "Too Cute," 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

BBC America: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," noon today to 6 a.m. Friday; "Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.," 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; "Kitchen Nightmares," 5 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday.

BET: "Moesha," 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; "The Parkers," 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; "The Steve Harvey Show," 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bravo: "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; "The Millionaire Matchmaker," noon to 2:30 a.m. Friday; "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday; "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Cartoon Network: "The Looney Tunes Show," 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today.

CMT: "Roseanne," 2 to 6 p.m. today.

Discovery: "Alaska: The Final Frontier," 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; "Gold Rush," 1 to 10 p.m. Friday; "Jungle Gold," 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday (season to date).

Disney XD: "Pair of Kings," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

History: "Hatfields & McCoys," 6 p.m. to midnight today; "Counting Cars," 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; "The Men Who Built America," noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

MTV: "Awkward," 4 to 10 p.m. Friday.

National Geographic: "Wicked Tuna," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; "Doomsday Preppers Bugged Out," 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday; "Locked Up Abroad," noon to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Nickelodeon: "SpongeBob SquarePants," 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

OWN: "Main Street Mysteries," 2 to 8 p.m. today; "Hardcover Mysteries," 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; "Oprah's Next Chapter," 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Oxygen: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. today; "America's Next Top Model," 8 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Friday; "Snapped," noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.

Spike: "Ink Master," noon to 8 p.m. today.

TBS: "Friends," 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

TLC: "Breaking Amish," 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today; "Four Weddings," 7 a.m. to noon, Friday; "Say Yes to the Dress," noon to 4 p.m. Friday; "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids," 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; "Undercover Boss," 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday; "Extreme Couponing," 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

TNT: "Castle," 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today.

Travel: "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today; "101 Chow Countdown," 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

TV Land: "Happily Divorced," 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday; "Hot in Cleveland," 3 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

USA: "NCIS," 6 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday; "Law & Order: SVU," noon to 2 a.m. Saturday.

VH1: "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today; "Behind the Music," 2 to 10 p.m. Friday; "Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy," 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Series premieres: "Along for the Bride," 10 p.m. today, TLC (brides and their bridesmaids); "Killer Karaoke," 9 p.m. Friday, Tru TV (contestants sing while doing awful challenges); "Marvin, Marvin," 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nickelodeon (a teen alien is adopted by humans).

Season premieres: "Cake Boss," 10:30 p.m. Monday, TLC; "The Hour," 9 p.m. Wednesday, BBC America; "Hot in Cleveland," 10 p.m., and "Happily Divorced," 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land.

Returning: "Made in Jersey," 8 p.m. Saturday, CBS (for at least the next two weeks); "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," 8 p.m. Monday, ABC (four weeks of holiday specials); "Rizzoli & Isles," 9 p.m. Tuesday, TNT.

Series finale: "iCarly," 8 p.m. Friday, Nickelodeon.

Season finales: "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," 9 p.m. Tuesday; "Flipping Out," 9 p.m. Tuesday, Bravo; "Life After Top Chef," 9 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo.

Midseason finale: "Revolution," 10 p.m. Monday, NBC (doesn't return until March).

Specials: "National Dog Show," noon today, NBC; "Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown," 8 p.m. Friday, Fox; "Person to Person," 10 p.m. Friday, CBS (interviews with Drew Brees, Alicia Keys, Sean Penn and Gabby Douglas); "Downtown Abbey Revisited," 8 p.m. Sunday, PBS (recap of first two seasons and preview of third; hosted by Angela Lansbury); "Forgotten but not Gone: Kids, HIV and AIDS," 8 p.m. Monday, Nickelodeon ("Nick News" special).

Music specials: "Bad25," 9:30 p.m. today, ABC (Spike Lee's song-by-song tribute to Michael Jackson's seminal album); "CMT Crossroads," 11 p.m. Friday, CMT (Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers); "2012 Soul Train Awards," 8 p.m. Sunday (pre-show at 7).

Thanksgiving specials: "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," 9 a.m. today, NBC and CBS; "Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," 8 p.m. today, ABC.

Network Christmas specials: "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," 8 p.m., and "The Happy Elf," 9 p.m. Friday, CW; "Frosty the Snowman," 8 p.m., "Frosty Returns," 8:30 p.m., "Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas," 9 p.m. and "It's a SpongeBob Christmas," 9:30 p.m. Friday, CBS; "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," 8 p.m., and "Shrek the Halls," 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, ABC; "Charlie Brown Christmas," 8 p.m. Wednesday, ABC; "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," 8 p.m. and "SNL Christmas," 9 p.m. Wednesday, NBC.

TV movies: "The March Sisters at Christmas," 8 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime (contemporary adaptation of "Little Women"); "Liz & Dick," 9 p.m. Sunday, Lifetime (Lindsay Lohan stars as Elizabeth Taylor). Reach Amy Robinson at flipside@wvgazette.com.


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