Thanksgiving Week Marathons and Special Programming
I don’t mean to get your hopes up with that Rocko’s Modern Life Thanksgiving photo – the episode is (so far) not scheduled to air this week, either on Nicktoons or The ‘90s Are Al That block on TeenNick, but if you are itching for some ‘90s Nick – how ‘bout you check out our Blast From The Past photos on Tumblr!
As with every year, Thanksgiving week means the networks switch into marathon and special programming mode. Below is a breakdown of what’s happening each day on the networks we cover. Please be aware: schedules are always subject to change, with little to no notice.
Monday, November 19
Nickelodeon cuts back their preschool offerings by two hours for more SpongeBob at noon and The Fairly OddParents Wishology trilogy on Mon-Wed at 1pm, plus watch the TeenNick 2012 HALO Awards at 8pm (ET/PT) on Nick@Nite.
Nicktoons has a Jimmy Neutron marathon from 2-8pm, followed by what looks to be a “low-rated” attempt to counter program the HALO Awards over on Nick@Nite with three episodes of El Tigre at 8pm (which hasn’t aired near primetime in a long time), and ends with five episodes of The Fairly OddParents from 9:30-midnight (ET).
TeenNick presents viewers with a week of marathons starting off with Alien Surf Girls from 2-8pm, Dance Academy from 8-10pm and two episodes of Degrassi at 10pm (ET).
Disney Channel bumps their preschool block all week from 9am-2pm for more Disney Channel programming, plus end today right with The Princess and the Frog at 8pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD starts their big Pranksgiving week off with a marathon of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody from 9am-1pm, two episodes of Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja and a marathon of Crash & Bernstein from 2-5pm, then continue with Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 at 5pm, the series premiere of Just Kidding at 7pm, the Disney XD premiere of Code: 9 at 7:30 and a one-hour Kickin’ It special at 8pm (ET/PT).
Tuesday, November 20
Nicktoons has a Fanboy & Chum Chum marathon from 2-6pm followed by a Wild Grinders marathon and new episode from 6-9:30pm and ends with the Dragon Ball Z movie Broly: The Legendary Super Saiyan at 9:30pm (ET).
TeenNick has a marathon of Ned’s Declassified from 2-9pm followed by two new episodes of Degrassi and the TeenNick premiere of the 2012 HALO Awards at 10pm (ET).
Disney Channel has more of their original series all day and don’t miss Disney/Pixar’s Up at 8pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD gives more “pranks” with a huge Lab Rats marathon from 9am-5pm, The Suite Life Movie and another new Just Kidding at 7pm (ET/PT).
Wednesday, November 21
Nickelodeon has The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie at 5pm and the one-hour Drake & Josh special “Really Big Shrimp” at 7pm (ET/PT).
Nicktoons has all of Book 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender from 8am-6pm, followed by a Monsuno marathon and back-to-back premieres from 6-10pm and the Dragon Ball Z movie Lord Slug follows at 10pm (ET).
TeenNick has a marathon of Zoey 101 from 2-9pm followed by two new episodes of Alien Surf Girls and an encore of Tuesday’s new Degrassi at 10pm (ET).
Cartoon Network starts up their holiday programming with three Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated episodes and the Scooby DTV Samurai Sword from 9am-noon, followed by three tests – that’s Johnny Test and all 12 episodes from this season of NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu leading up to the (series?) finale at 7:30pm followed by a new DreamWorks Dragons at 8 (ET/PT).
Disney Channel presents the Disney CG animated movie Bolt at 8pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD is Kickin’ It all day with a marathon from 8:30am-5pm, followed by G-Force and yet another new Just Kidding at 7pm (ET/PT).
Thursday, November 22 (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Nickelodeon serves up movies and specials with SpongeBob: Legends of Bikini Bottom, Jimmy Neutron: The League of Villains, Fairly OddParents: Channel Chasers, iParty With VICTORiOUS and FRED 2 from 9am-5pm (ET/PT).
Nicktoons continues the Avatar marathon-ing with all of Book 2 from 8am-6pm, a marathon of Dragon Ball GT follows from 6-9:30pm and the Dragon Ball Z movie Cooler’s Revenge airs at 9:30pm (ET).
TeenNick starts two days of Hollywood Heights marathons from noon-midnight (ET).
TeenNick’s The ’90s Are All That block has a Hey Arnold! marathon from midnight-2am and repeating from 2-4am (ET).
Cartoon Network starts off with two movies Tom & Jerry: Wizard of Oz and Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur from 8:30-11:30am, then get ready to get looney with classic Looney Tunes shorts and The Looney Tunes Show from 11:30am-6:30pm (ET/PT).
Boomerang serves up 90-minute blocks of classic series Quickdraw McGraw, Hong Kong Phooey, Huckelberry Hound, Auggie Doggie, Josie and the Pussycats, Jabber Jaw, The Great Grape Ape and Yogi Bear from 9am-9pm (ET).
Disney Channel gives thanks with Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension at 9am followed by an encore of Bolt and a day-long marathon of Disney Channel series, including last year’s Good Luck Charlie Thanksgiving special at 3pm and 8:30pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD has a Pair of Kings marathon from 9am-5pm, Meet the Robinsons at 5 and then anther new Just Kidding at 7pm (ET/PT).
The Hub has a 12-hour out-of-this-world marathon of ALF from 6pm-6am (ET).
Friday, November 23
Nickelodeon has a SpongeBob marathon scheduled from 9am-5pm followed by a three-hour iCarly marathon leading-up to the one-hour series finale “iGoodbye” at 8pm (ET/PT).
CBS premieres the Nickelodeon half-hour stop-motion special It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! at 9:30pm (ET/PT).
Nicktoons finishes the Avatar books with almost all of Book 3 from 8am-6pm (they cut the blood-bending episode, it’s not banned or anything – but it is skipped often to make an even 60 episodes when airing marathons like this), an encore of Tuesday’s Wild Grinders marathon airs from 6-9:30pm and Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound follows at 9:30pm (ET).
TeenNick continues their two days of Hollywood Heights marathons from noon-midnight (ET).
TeenNick’s The ’90s Are All That block has another Hey Arnold! marathon from midnight-2am and repeating from 2-4am (ET).
Cartoon Network has a Ben 10: Omniverse marathon from 9-11:30am followed by six episodes of NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu, two DreamWorks Dragons, four Gumballs and five Regular Shows, with Cartoon Planet ending the day at 8pm (ET/PT).
Disney Channel has back-to-back blocks of Dog With A Blog, Austin & Ally, Shake It Up, Good Luck Charlie and Jessie from noon-8pm leading up to the one-hour A.N.T. Farm special premiere at 8pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD is taken over by the toys with all three Toy Story movies from 10am-4pm, which includes the Disney XD premiere of Toy Story 3, plus some Randy Cunningham, Crash & Bernstein and more new Just Kidding at 7pm (ET/PT).
The Hub serves viewers up with some after Thanksgiving movies of Animaniacs: Wakko’s Wish at 1pm and Cats & Dogs, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore and Monster House from 4-10pm with an encore from 10pm-4am (ET).
Saturday, November 24
Nickelodeon has new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Kung Fu Panda from 11am-noon, new Power Rangers at 1, new VICTORiOUS at 8 and the series premiere of Marvin Marvin at 8:30pm (ET/PT).
Nicktoons encores Wednesday’s Monsuno marathon from 6-10pm (ET).
TeenNick brings viewers another Ned’s Declassified marathon from 2-9pm (ET).
TeenNick’s The ’90s Are All That block has a Rugrats marathon from midnight-2am and repeating from 2-4am (ET).
Cartoon Network starts their two days of movies off with Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens, Garfield’s Fun Fest, Open Season 3, Planet 51, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Diary of a Wimpy Kid from 10:30am-9pm (ET/PT).
Disney Channel has the live-action Alice in Wonderland movie at 7:30pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD repeats the Toy Story trilogy from 8am-2pm and don’t miss the final new Just Kidding at 7pm (ET/PT).
The Hub brings viewers seven new episodes today: Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot at 8am, a Pound Puppies Christmas special at 9am, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic at 10:30am, Littlest Pet Shop at 11:30am, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters at 2pm, Dan Vs. at 4pm and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: The Series at 6pm (ET).
Sunday, November 25
Nickelodeon has new Winx Club at 1pm and a new See Dad Run at 8pm (ET/PT) on Nick@Nite.
Nicktoons encores Thursday’s Dragon Ball GT marathon from 6-9:30pm (ET).
TeenNick again brings viewers another Zoey 101 marathon from 2-9pm (ET).
TeenNick’s The ’90s Are All That block has another Rugrats marathon from midnight-2am and repeating from 2-4am (ET).
Cartoon Network’s second movie day starts with two encores of the LEGO Star Wars specials at 10am and continues with Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix, Tom & Jerry: Robin Hood and His Merry Mouse, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Tom & Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale, Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer and another airing of Diary of a Wimpy Kid from 11am-8pm (ET/PT).
Disney Channel goes to the dogs – or at least one talking dog – with a new Dog With A Blog at 8pm (ET/PT).
Disney XD has four-episode blocks of Kickin’ It, Crash & Bernstein, Lab Rats, Pair of Kings and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja from noon-10pm (ET/PT).
The Hub has both live-action theatrical Scooby-Doo movies from 3-7pm (ET).