The TVLine-Up: Your Guide to 88 Thanksgiving Marathons and Specials

Get comfy on that couch. The networks have cooked up a smorgasbord of programming to keep you entertained this Thanksgiving weekend. If you somehow avoid a food coma, you can enjoy traditional faves like the Macy’s Parade and not one but two Charlie Brown specials! Or maybe a marathon of TV families more dysfunctional than your own is more your style? Whatever you crave, TVLine’s roundup of marathons and specials has you covered.

Kitchen Nightmares (BBC America, 6 am – Monday, 5 am) | How awesome would it be if Gordon Ramsay busted into some unsuspecting person’s Thanksgiving kitchen?

Mad Men (AMC, 6 – 9 am) | Mad Men Sunday mornings return with three episodes from Season 1 – “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Ladies Room” and “The Marriage of Figaro” – and continue every Sunday until Season 5 finally premieres next year.

American Pickers (History, 8 am – 9 pm) | Treasure hunting, dumpster diving, modern archaeology or recycling America — pick your label.

Pawn Stars (History, 8 am – Sunday, 3:01 am) | Three generations of the Harrison family find gold in the most unlikely of places — Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.

The Bernie Mac Show (BET, 10 am – 3 pm) | Have some laughs with the late comic’s Fox sitcom.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo, 10 am – 9 pm) | This marathon leads into a new episode at 9 pm.

Kourtney and Kim Take New York (E!, 2 – 7 pm) | If you’re not too distraught over the divorce, watch Kim — with sis Kourtney — take on the Big Apple.

The Walking Dead (AMC, 2:30 – 9 pm) | Blood, guts and carcasses. Nope, it’s not your Thanksgiving leftovers; just zombies. Catch up on the series’ second season before the mid-season finale airs at 9 pm.

Pandora’s Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice (NBC, 4 – 6 pm) | Brian Boitano, Ekaterina Gordeeva, Rachael Flatt, Michael Weiss, Yuka Sato and more skate to holiday classics — including a performance from American Idol‘s David Archuleta.

Challenge: Christmas Classics (Food Network, 8 – 9 pm) | As if it isn’t enough to make a Christmas tales and carols-inspired cake under pressure, the competitors who’ve been naughty will get an unwelcome surprise. What, no rising cake flour?


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