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Reality TV Shows Airing Thanksgiving Weekend 2012

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This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, take a break from stuffing your face, chasing Black Friday Deals and endless downs of football and relax with some good ol reality TV.

There are Real Housewives and Top Chef marathons, Millionaire Matchmakers and Million Dollar Listings. Here's a listing of the reality TV marathons and shows you have to choose from this year (all times ET):

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2012:

  • 6:00-7:00AM Bethenny Ever After: "I Need Some Lovin' From MY Oven" has talk show host Bethenny Frankel getting ready for Thanksgiving--and performing on Skating With the Stars (Bravo)
  • 7:00-8:00AM The Real Housewives of New Jersey: In "Gobblefellas"--resentment and regret are on the menu in New Jersey. (Bravo)
  • 8:00-11:00AM Top Chef (Bravo) This may only be a mini-marathon but these three hours include two of the best Thanksgiving themed challenges, including the "Turkeypocalypse" in which judges Tom Colicchio and Emeril Lagasse lead teams in a head to head cook-off.
  • 9:00-3:00PM Best Sandwich Marathon (Travel)
  • 11:00-9:00PM Breaking Amish A marathon of the show that follows young Amish adults on their year in American society.(TLC)
  • 11:00-6:00PM Million Dollar Listing Watch a marathon of baby-faced real estate Chad Miller turning around the latest McMansion.(Bravo)
  • 2:00-10:00PM Secretly Pregnant A whole marathon, proving how often women keep their pregnancies secret. (Discovery Fit & Health)

Friday, November 23, 2012:

  • 8:00-8:15PM America's Next Top Model During this marathon of a CW series--hosted by former Top Model judge Nigel Barker (who was unceremoniously ditched during the show's recent revamp)--Oxygen will reveal its new modeling competition, The Face (hosted by Barker. (Oxygen)
  • 10:00-12:00PM The Real Housewives of Miami (Bravo)
  • 1:00-10:00PM Gold Rush Marathon (Discovery)
  • 12:00PM-2:30PM, Saturday Millionaire Matchmaker In this marathon, matchmaker Patti Stranger takes on both guys and girls who have the money but still need the honey. (Bravo)


Saturday, November 24, 2012:

  • 6:00-8:00AM Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo)
  • 8:00-10:00AM Start-ups: Silicon Valley Do you like entrepreneurs? Geeks? Then you'll probably like this show. (Bravo)
  • 10:00AM-1:00AM, Sunday My Fair Wedding with David Tutera Marathon (WeTV)
  • 10:00-1:00PM Top Chef on Bravo
  • 1:00-7:00PM The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 6 hour marathon of housewife madness! (Bravo)
  • 12:00PM-8:00PM Say Yes to the Dress Watch brides find the perfect wedding dress in this marathon (TLC)

Sunday, November 25, 2012:

  • 10:00AM Sunday-2:00AM Monday, Bridezillas A marathon of out-of-control brides. (WeTV)
  • 8:00-5:00PM Chef Race: U.K .vs. U.S (BBC America)Marathon
  • 2:00-7:00PM Chowdown Countdown Marathon (Travel)
  • 2:00-8:00PM Extreme Couponing A marathon of super couponers doing what they do best.(TLC)
  • 7:00-1:00PM Shahs of Sunset Catch up on this reality show about six Persian-American friends living a life of luxury in LA in this marathon. (Bravo)
  • 12:00-11:00PM Snapped What's better than women who kill? Five hours of women pushed to kill on (Oxygen)
  • 1:00-10:00PM The Real Housewives of Atlanta Catch up on the latest season, as NeNe breaks into Hollywood, and Khandi takes her country-music career to the next level. (Bravo)
  • 10:00-11:00PM Top Chef Miss the "Turkeypocalypse" cook-off between Tom and Emeril? Bravo is replaying it! (Bravo)

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