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TV Junkie: TV Options for Thanksgiving - Thank You Punkin Chunkin!

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Thanksgiving Edition


Discovery Channel's annual Punkin Chunkin fest starts at 8pm Thanksgiving night. Last year the all-female team walked away with the glory, can they repeat?
This is the Thanksgiving edition - we'll be back on Friday. While there wil be plenty of Thanksgiving-themed programming tomorrow (Macy*s Parade, Charlie Brown, etc.) there's probably nothing more fun to watch while on an l tryptophan and Sauvignon Blanc high than Discovery Channel's "Punkin Chunkin 2011" which will feature an assortment of insane-looking and probably very dangerous catapults and trebuchets and their possibly drunk but definitely insane operators. The fun starts at 8pm tomorrow night.
We highlighted some of the many TV show marathons in the TV Junkie Must-Watch Plan below but if you're looking for more fun things to watch, check out season 3 of Illeana Douglas' "Easy To Assemble" web series which is well under way. If you're not familiar with this very funny show, the previous seasons are online so it's easy to catch up. In short, the premise is that Illeana has decided to forgo her acting career to instead work at an IKEA in Southern California. Frequent regulars are Justine Bateman, Greg Proops (whose FREE live podcast is tonight at 7pm at Bar Lubitsch in West Hollywood - go already!), and the amazing Jeff Goldblum among many others. The series is best viewed HERE but I've included the first episode of this season at the end of this post - there are 10 episodes for this season, make sure you watch them in order.
On Monday we published our interview with comedy genius Maria Bamford, today you can get our Channel Zero podcast interview with her:

Thank you for listening, please subscribe on iTunes and please rate! See you Friday!For more viewing options I also suggest you watch all 20 hilarious episodes of "The Maria Bamford Show" on YouTube.
The TV Junkie Must Watch Plan: Tonight - "Up All Night," "Adventure Time," "Modern Family," "Happy Endings," "American Horror Story," "Chelsea Lately," "Late Show With David Letterman," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Thanksgiving Day - "Arrested Development Marathon," "Punkin Chunkin 2011," "Chelsea Lately," "Dave's Old Porn"

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8:00pm Up All Night NBC - Week Off Reagan's break from work wreaks havoc on Chris's neighborhood social life; Ava gives Kevin's daughter vocal lessons.

8:30pm Adventure Time Cartoon Network - Special Thanksgiving edition

9:00pm Modern Family ABC - Punkin Chunkin A former neighborhood resident, now rich and successful, returns for a visit; Jay thinks Manny needs constructive criticism; Mitchell questions the authenticity of Cameron's colorful childhood stories.

9:00pm NOVA PBS SoCal/KOCE - The Fabric of the Cosmos: Universe or Multiverse? Scientists believe there may be more than one universe.

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - Wheel of Mythfortune The guys spin the Wheel of Mythfortune to pick the five winners of the viewer request lottery.

9:30pm Happy Endings ABC - Full Court Dress Alex offers to design Jane a dress for her charity event; Penny helps Max babysit; Dave and Brad realize their new friendship with the mailman isn't all it was cracked up to be.

10:00pm American Horror Story FX - Rubber Man The man in the rubber suit is revealed.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - The After Lately cast, Heather McDonald, Jen Kirkman and Sarah Colonna; comic Brad Wollack; comic Natasha Leggero; comic Josh Wolf.

11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Musician Justin Bieber; comic Brian Regan; FreeSol performs.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Comic Chelsea Handler; professional basketball player Dwight Howard; Gloriana performs.

12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Actor Ty Burrell; actor Wilford Brimley.

12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actor Jason Schwartzman; chef Sandra Lee; Rodney Atkins performs.

Thanksgiving Day

6:00am Arrested Development Marathon IFC - The Bluths! All day long!

9:00am The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS CBS - "The Insider" co-host Kevin Frazier and correspondent Christina McLarty present highlights of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York; John Fogerty performs; performances by the Broadway casts of "Anything Goes" and "Memphis."

9:00am The Twilight Zone Marathon The CW/KTLA - All day, hot Rod Serling action.

3:00pm Miracle on 34th Street TCM - (1947) An adwoman's (Maureen O'Hara) lawyer boyfriend (John Payne) tries to prove that Macy's Santa Claus (Edmund Gwenn) is the real thing.

8:00pm Punkin Chunkin 2011 Discovery - Punkin Chunkin 2011 120 teams compete in an attempt to launch a pumpkin as far as possible.

8:00pm A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving ABC - The Peanuts gather around Charlie's pingpong table for an unusual feast; a bonus cartoon is "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers."

8:30pm A Night at the Opera TCM - (1935) Groucho (Groucho Marx), Chico and Harpo go to Italy and bring opera and its patrons down to their level.

10:30pm Monkey Business TCM - (1931) Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo (The Marx Brothers) stow away on an ocean liner and try not to get caught.

11:00pm Chelsea Lately E! - New episode! I am thankful!

11:30pm Dave's Old Porn Showtime - Jim Norton; Seka.