TV THIS WEEK: The Walking Dead fall finale, Turkey Day, and more!

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

It's Thanksgiving week, which means a lot of the shows we usually cover are either taking a break or have already closed out their 2015 runs, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to watch. We're talking marathons galore, the beginning of Christmas specials, the return of MST3K Turkey Day and the fall finale of The Walking Dead.

Check out the week in TV below. What's on your watchlist?


James Bond Marathon (Syfy) Thursday, 6:30 a.m. 

Marathon time! - Thanksgiving means a lot of regularly scheduled programming takes some time off for the holiday, but that also means cable networks everywhere are using the extra space to pack loads of our favorite things into marathons. With that in mind, I thought I'd highlight a few this week, and this is one of them. With a few breaks for original stuff aside, Syfy's airing Bond flicks starting Thursday morning and continuing all the way through Saturday, beginning with Dr. No and ending with Quantum of Solace. So go ahead and get your superspy on.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon! (Streaming) Thursday, Noon

Turkey Day Marathon! - What a time it is to be a Mystery Science Theater fan. Joel Hodgson is in the midst of reviving the show with a very exciting cast, and we get  a Turkey Day marathon again this year. So, which films will we get? You have to tune in and watch at the MST3K campaign's official site (right now it redirects to Kickstarter) to find out.

Black Belt Friday Marathon (Esquire) Friday, 11:30 a.m.

OK, so these aren't technically genre movies that we would usually cover, but Bruce Lee might be the closest thing we've ever seen to a real-life superhero, so I'm counting them. In honor of the Dragon's 75th birthday, Esquire's airing several Bruce Lee classics, beginning with The Big Boss and continuing through Game of Death.

Santa Claus Is Comin to Town (ABC) Friday, 8 p.m.

Christmas Classics! - OK, I'm a massive Christmas nerd, and while I'm tempted to put every instance of Christmas fantasy programming on this list, that would be ... excessive. So, throughout the holidays, I'll just be throwing in a few every now and then. The day after Thanksgiving, get Santa's origin story with this stop-motion classic.

The Walking Dead (AMC) Sunday, 9 p.m. - "Start to Finish"

Midseason finale! - The Walking Dead may have solved the question of what happened to You Know Who, but that might not be the biggest revelation the show's leaving us with in 2015. This series in particular has made a habit out of delivering absolutely stunning fall finales that leave us aching for the resolution in the following year, so much so that these episodes are almost as big a deal as the premieres and finales of full seasons. So, this Sunday, we'll find out who's in peril when a new threat comes to Alexandria.



Supergirl (CBS) 8 p.m. - "How Does She Do It?"

While Kara is baby-sitting Cat's son, she must also protect the city from a series of bombings; Lucy Lane (Jenna Dewan Tatum) tries to rekindle her relationship with James.

Gotham (FOX) 8 p.m. - "Rise of the Villains: The Son of Gotham"

Gordon interrogates a suspect with a connection to Galavan; Bruce gets closer to identifying his parents' killer.

Gravity Falls (Disney XD) 8 p.m. - "Weirdmageddon 2: Escape from Reality"

Dipper, Soos and Wendy try to save Mabel from a strange new world.

Scorpion (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Arrivals and Departures"

When the team and Walter's parents visit Megan in the hospital, a deadly fungus outbreak occurs, forcing everyone into quarantine.

Minority Report (CBS) 9 p.m. - "Memento Mori"

The Defense Intelligence Agency zeroes in on the precogs' trail; Dash's vision of a political assassination has a link to Vega's personal life.


Scream Queens (FOX) 9 p.m. - "Thanksgiving"

Chad takes Chanel to his family's home for Thanksgiving, where she meets his parents and his brothers, Brad (Chad Michael Murray) and Thad (Patrick Schwarzenegger); dinner at Kappa House explodes with accusations; another person dies.

Manhattan (WGN) 9 p.m. - "Behold the Lord High Executioner"

The hunt for a Soviet spy turns deadly.

Limitless (CBS) 10 p.m. - "Arm-ageddon"

Boyle's friend is accused of murder after losing control of his prosthetic arm; Boyle asks Brian to prove the limb was hacked.


Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "Stealth Strike"

A new Imperial ship captures Ezra, Commander Sato, and his crew.


James Bond Marathon (Syfy) 6:30 a.m. 

Read more in our Highlights section above.

MST3K Turkey Day Marathon (Streaming) Noon

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Elementary (CBS) 10 p.m. - "All My Exes Live in Essex"

When a fertility lab technician is murdered, details regarding her secret personal life are revealed -- leading to several possible suspects; Watson is investigated by an NYPD detective.

Haven (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "A Matter of Time"

Audrey and Dave try to save Nathan from the Void; Dave struggles to free himself from Croatoan's deadly grasp.


Black Belt Friday Marathon (Esquire) 11:30 a.m.

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (CBS) 8 p.m. 

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Z Nation (Syfy) 10 p.m. - "Party with the Zeroes"

The team meets La Reina, Queen of the Zeros, after being captured; Dr. Kurian is ready for human trials on his Z-vaccine at the Zero compound.


Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) 8 p.m. - "Liberum Arbitrium"

The Monster of Italy is finally captured, but the upcoming Crusade Festival is still threatened by danger.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz) 9 p.m. - "The Host"

Kelly's current state puts others in jeopardy; Ash reveals a new side to his character; Pablo makes a bold move.

Doctor Who (BBC America) 9 p.m. - "Heaven Sent"

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives; pursued by the fearsome creature known only as the Veil, he must attempt the impossible; if he makes it through, Gallifrey is waiting.

Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney XD) 9:30 p.m. - "Bad Moon Rising"

The Guardians encounter a living planet.

The Returned (Sundance) 10 p.m. - "Madame Costa"

Jerome and Berg take in Audrey, who has escaped from the Domaine; Simon tells Adele they need to get their baby to a safe place.


Once Upon a Time (ABC) 8 p.m. - "Broken Heart"

No synopsis available.

The Librarians (TNT) 8 p.m. - "And the Infernal Contract"

Baird's old friend finds himself embroiled in a scandal in the form of a missing intern and a contract with the devil; Baird must battle for the souls of all the librarians.

Agent X (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Truth, Lies, and Consequences"

A biological weapon is used in a failed assassination attempt on a government official; John, Natalie and Malcolm must stop a domestic terrorist group from deploying a virus.

The Leftovers (TNT) 9 p.m. - "Ten Thirteen"

Meg suffers a personal loss and heads out on a pilgrimage to Miracle; after a fallout with Laurie, Tom seeks to reunite with Meg.

The Walking Dead (AMC) 9 p.m. - "Start to Finish"

Read more in our Highlights section above.

Into the Badlands (AMC) 10 p.m. - "White Stork Spreads Wings"

Sunny begins training M.K.; Quinn seeks retribution against The Widow.

CSI: Cyber (CBS) 10:30 p.m. - "iWitness"

A hacker is murdered after being hired to remove an assault victim's comments from a confessional website.


(Episode synopses via Zap2It)