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A weekend stuffed with TV marathons

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From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, TBS will air a "Friends" marathon, which includes all 10 of the sitcom's Thanksgiving episodes. Brad Pitt guest stars in the 1:30 p.m. episode from 2001. (TBS photo)
Courtesy photo Milo Ventimiglia stars in TNT's noir miniseries "Mob City" based on the real battle between L.A. Police Chief William Parker and mob figure Mickey Cohen. Premiering at 9 p.m. Wednesday, it co-stars Neal McDonough as Parker, Jeremy Luke as Cohen and Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, Robert Knepper, Edward Burns and Gregory Itzin.(Photo by Doug Hyun/TNT)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As much as turkey, stuffing, family and football, TV marathons have become a staple of Thanksgiving. Here's a look at the ones you can find today and the rest of the holiday weekend:

A&E: "Duck Dynasty," 6 p.m. to midnight today; "Barter Kings," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and "The First 48," 4 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Animal Planet: "Tanked," 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; "Pit Bulls and Parolees," noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.

BBC America: "Star Trek: The Next Generation," 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; "Planet Earth," 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

BET: "Real Husbands of Hollywood," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; "The Game," 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Cartoon Network: "Adventure Time," 3 to 10 p.m. today.

Discovery: "Alaska: The Last Frontier," noon to 8 p.m. today; "Fast N' Loud," 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; "Yukon Men," 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Disney XD: "Kickin' It," 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

Esquire: "Knife Fight," 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today; "The Getaway," 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

History: "Swamp People," 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. today; "Pawn Stars," 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday.

MTV: "Ridiculousness," 3:15 to 10 p.m. today; "Awkward," 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

National Geographic: "Life Below Zero," 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; "Alaska State Troopers," 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

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

Oxygen: "Preachers of L.A.," 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today; "America's Next Top Model," 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; "Snapped," 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday.

Spike: "Cops," 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today.

TBS: "Friends," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

TLC: "Lottery Changed My Life," 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and "Undercover Boss," 2 p.m. to 3 a.m. today; "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," noon to 10 p.m. Friday.

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

Travel: "Mysteries at the Museum," noon to 8 p.m. today; "Bizarre Foods America," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

TruTV: "Impractical Jokers," 6 to 11 p.m. today.

TV Land: "The Andy Griffith Show," 1:15 to 8 p.m. today and 1:15 to 7:45 p.m. Friday

USA: "Modern Family," 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; "Law & Order: SVU," 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

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Scripted series premieres: "Rick and Morty," 10:30 p.m. Monday, Cartoon Network (the cartoon adventures of a sociopathic scientist and his unintelligent grandson; co-created by "Community's" Dan Harmon); "Kirstie," 10 p.m. Wednesday, TV Land (Kirstie Alley sitcom about a Broadway diva who's unexpectedly reunited with the adult son she gave up for adoption; co-starring Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards).

Series premieres: "Bakery Boss," 9 p.m. Monday, TLC (Buddy Valastro of "Cake Boss" helps struggling bakery; preceded by special episode at 8 p.m.); "Best Funeral Ever," 10 p.m. Monday, TLC (a Dallas funeral home creates themed funerals); "Sturgis Raw," 9 p.m. Wednesday, Travel (insider's view of the annual motorcycle rally); "Killer Contact," 10 p.m. Wednesday, Syfy (paranormal investigation at gruesome historical sites).

Miniseries premieres: "Mob City," 9 p.m. Wednesday, TNT (three-week, six-part, true story-based noir action/drama about a 1940s L.A. mob task force; from "Walking Dead" creator Frank Darabont); "Mud People," 11 p.m. Wednesday, Travel (three-part show about an off-roading park in Louisiana).

Season premieres: "Facing Evil," 8 p.m. Friday, ID; "Street Outlaws," 10 p.m. Monday, Discovery; "Best Ink," 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oxygen.

Season finales: "Hello Ross," 10 p.m. Friday, E!

Midseason finales: "The Walking Dead," 9 p.m. (season-to-date marathon starts at 2 p.m.), and "The Talking Dead," 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC.

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

Christmas specials: "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," 9:30 p.m. today, ABC; "Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas," 8 p.m., and "The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story," 8:30 p.m. Friday, CBS; "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," 8 p.m. Friday, ABC; "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer," 8 p.m. Friday, CW; "The Flight Before Christmas," 8 p.m., and "The Story of Santa Claus," 9 p.m. Saturday, CBS; "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii," 10:30 p.m. Saturday, PBS; "Christmas in Conway," 9 p.m. Sunday, CBS (Hallmark movie about a man, his ailing wife and their grinchy neighbor); "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie," 8 p.m. Monday, CW; "Charlie Brown Christmas," 8 p.m., and "CMA Country Christmas" (hosted by Jennifer Nettles), 9 p.m. Monday, ABC; "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" (tree lighting and musical performances), 8 p.m., and "Saturday Night Live Christmas," 9 p.m. Wednesday, NBC.

Cable holiday specials: "Good Luck Jessie: NY Christmas, ," " 8 p.m. Friday, Disney ("Good Luck Charlie" and "Jessie" crossover); "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's: Clips, Carols and Confessions," 8 p.m. Saturday, OWN; "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," 9 p.m. Sunday, E!; "A Very Shelby Christmas," 10 p.m. Tuesday, History ("Swamp People" special).

Christmas episodes: "Liv & Maddie," 8 p.m., and "Austin & Ally," 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Disney; "Dads," 8 p.m., "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," 8:30 p.m., and "The Mindy Project," 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fox.

Specials: "National Dog Show," noon today (repeats 8 p.m. Saturday), NBC; "Punkin Chunkin 2013," 8 p.m. today, Discovery (pumpkin-launching competition); "Jinxed," 7 p.m. Friday, Nickelodeon (TV movie about siblings who must break their family's bad luck curse).

Music specials: "Great Performances - Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn," 9 p.m. Friday, PBS; "Garth Brooks: Live from Las Vegas," 9 p.m. Friday, CBS; "CMT Crossroads: The Band Perry and Fall Out Boy," 11 p.m. Friday, VH1; "ACL Presents Americana Music Festival 2013," 10 p.m. Saturday, PBS; "2013 Soul Train Awards," 8 p.m. Sunday, BET.

Of note: "The Mentalist" jumps two years forward in its first post-Red John episode, 10 p.m. Sunday, CBS.

Reach Amy Robinson at flipside@wvgazette.com.

 


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