Thanksgiving TV-thon roundup: Muppets and ‘Waltons’

And just when you thought the last holiday overload with TV programming came to an end, there it is again with week four of TV-thons over Thanksgiving.

Disney Channel has come to life with “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” a three-hour marathon airing on Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The celebrated collection of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie, and the rest of the gang had a special mission during the holiday, as they turned Kermit into a pizza man.

Viewers can expect to see classic episodes of “The Muppets Show,” the new-to-the-network show starring Kermit and Miss Piggy, as well as hour-long movies “The Muppets’ Big Holiday” and “The Muppets Celebrate Christmas.”

So don’t forget your Christmas-themed family meals, and enjoy shows like “The Muppets Take Manhattan” — the final countdown to your first Christmas with a Muppet family, or the last five Muppet family years!

M-Town has our entire Thanksgiving TV-thon coverage in it’s Newsroom section.

Nostalgia abounds in other hit TV-shows as well. CBS is serving up “The Fab Four: The Beatles: Get Back” a three-hour holiday bonanza beginning at 2 p.m.

Starting just a few hours later, “The Waltons” joins in the fun airing a marathon of episodes over Thanksgiving Day at 8 a.m.

All of the serious-minded TV-viewing over Thanksgiving is sure to be followed by some of the most relaxing programming of the year—other than summer television, that is.

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