What’s the best way to enjoy your break from work or school – second only to eating yummy Thanksgiving food? Watching hours of television, of course! Starting Wednesday into this weekend, our television sets will be inundated with Thanksgiving parades, specials, football, and marathons. This is a handy guide to help you figure out whats on what channel and when this weekend!

Wednesday:

8:00PM: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – ABC

Last month they waited for the great pumpkin, next month they’ll wait for Santa Claus, but on Wednesday (with a repeat airing on Thursday at the same time) Charlie Brown, Lucy and the gang will gather together to give thanks and eat some turkey. One of the most iconic television specials of our time, this holiday is nothing without our favorite Peanuts cartoons.

Thursday:

9:00AM: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – NBC

As you wake up and begin your Thanksgiving day festivities, be sure to turn on the famous parade and watch the balloons glide through New York City. This year, floats include iconic staples such as Snoopy, as well as newcomers Hello Kitty and Papa Smurf. Carly Rae Jepsen, Flo Rida, and Jimmy Fallon and the Roots are slated to perform during the three hour show. If you miss the first airing, NBC is repeating the parade at 2PM later that day.

12:00PM: The National Dog Show – NBC

This two-hour doggie-filled spectacular immediately follows the parade and, as a casual viewer every year, it actually is kind of entertaining. It’s like, olympics for dogs, watching them jump over and under and around things.

12:30PM: NFL Football – CBS

If dogs aren’t your thing, turn it to CBS to watch the Houston Texans take on the Detroit Lions in football.

4:30PM: NFL Football – Fox

Want more football? The Washington Redskins are in Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys – a rivalry that’s sure to make for great pre-dinner viewing television.

8:00PM: The X Factor – Fox

Many shows are taking the week off from airing new episodes, but a national holiday isn’t enough to stop Fox from airing its Thursday night lineup. The X Factor is new this week with contestants facing elimination.

9:00PM: Glee – Fox

Glee will still be showing a new episode on Thursday, so make sure to tune in.

Marathons:

12:00PM: Shrek Forever After – FX

FX is airing this seven times. We’re not kidding.

11:00AM: Friends – TBS

Seven hours of one of the best comedies, could we be more excited? We’re sure some of their Thanksgiving episodes will sneak in there, who can forget Monica putting a raw turkey on her head. Come to think of it, they sure did some weird stuff on that show…

11:00AM: Breaking Amish – TLC

Some people absolutely love this show, some just don’t get it (see: this writer). If you ever wanted to check it out though, now’s your chance. Nine episodes will air throughout Thanksgiving day.

10:00AM: Castle – TNT

We know how much Hypable readers love Castle, given their recent incredible performance in Battleships, and apparently TNT loves the show too, there will be 12 straight hours of the show on the cable network.

6:00AM: NCIS – USA

USA might air enough NCIS in one day to sedate most viewers for the entire year. The show will literally air for a full 24 hours. Be careful, you might come out of this marathon talking about potential suspects and clues to investigations and other crime-like terms.

Feel like getting out of the house after your exhausting dinner? Many stores are opening late Thursday night ahead of the Black Friday rush. So you could go to Toys R Us at 10PM and then Kohl’s at midnight, or you could help yourself to another piece of pie and watch more television. Whichever works for you.

Friday:

12:00PM: Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End – USA

Get your daily dose of Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom in the third installment of the PotC series. Because nothing says “happy holidays” like pirates fighting to the death in the middle of the ocean.

1:00PM: The Princess Diaries – ABC Family

The Princess Diaries has immortalized itself in pop culture through it’s resurgence in the form of gifs and quotes. While not exactly a ‘classic’ who can pass up an opportunity to see Julie Andrews play grandmother to Anne Hathaway?

3:30PM: Mary Poppins – ABC Family

Need more Julie Andrews? Continue with this ABC Family mini-marathon and get ready to start singing about spoonful of sugar.

8:00PM: Frosty the Snowman – CBS

CBS is wasting no time rolling out the holiday specials this year. Out with the turkey, in with the December-holiday joy! Frosty the Snowman’s first airing of the season will be Friday night, ensuring you have the show’s theme song stuck in your head for the next month.

Thanksgiving Marathons:

12:00PM: Say Yes to the Dress/Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids – TLC

One of the best way to recuperate from a food-coma? Watching brides-to-be shop for their wedding dress all day. You’ll be shouting your opinions on their dresses at your television before you know it.

All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Or see a movie instead!

Rise of the Guardian, Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook all open Wednesday.

Which Thanksgiving TV special will you tune into?

Sherlock finally made it to Hall H at Comic-Con and the creative team brought a few surprises. Steven Moffatt, Sue Vertue, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington, and Benedict Cumberbatch were on hand to the thrill of fans.

Benedict Cumberbatch and crew definitely know how to work a crowd. Here are the top highlights of the panel that played to a crowd of thousands.

1. Season 4

They are currently two weeks from finishing Sherlock season 4. Cumberbatch said that “a lot comes home to roost this season… it’s ballsy.”

They have 26 pages to film this Tuesday. Cumberbatch states that the monologues are very challenging and take a lot of work.

As for actors’ favorite lines this season:

Gatiss: “Sherlock.”

Abington: Not a line but a beckoning gesture.

Cumberbatch: Can’t say.

Key names for next season (change from doing key words):

  • Moffat: Smith
  • Gatiss: Thatcher
  • Vertue: Sherinford

2. Keeping the show fresh

By not making as many episodes, the creators feel they actually keep the quality. They joked that under normal standards they’ve actually made about half a season of a standard TV show, or 13 episodes.

There are no plans for any other Victorian Era shows. Moffat feels that it would be less interesting if the mind palace returned there.

3. Learning curves and drugs

Gatiss stated that with 90-minute episodes you “really have to put [Sherlock and Watson] through the ringer.” Moffat added that because of this, Watson has to evolve. Watson can’t keep being amazed by Sherlock. As for Sherlock, “he can’t be the weird scary amoral man we met in the first episode… geniuses learn… he has to learn.”

Sherlock’s drug addiction comes back when he is not working. It’s hinted that the addiction will be a bigger issue this season than in the past.

4. The coat and the hair

There is apparently a big debate every year over changing the iconic coat. Sue Vertue wants to change it, and Steven Moffat wants to keep it. Benedict Cumberbatch dove into the debate stating, “I’m quite hung up on the coat…. but sometimes it has to come off.” The audience reaction was predictable.

Cumberbatch joked that he loved playing Sherlock in the Victorian era because of the slicked back hair. In the modern era it takes forever for his hair to get done. On a serious note, he loved the more straight-laced, clipped version of Sherlock.

5. First ‘Sherlock’ season 4 trailer

The teaser trailer featured this phrase over and over: “Something’s coming. It may be Moriarity, maybe not.” Literally every character we know and love looks like they are scared, angry, or worried on an epic scale.

One of the best moments is Mrs. Hudson saying with supreme venom to Mycroft, “Get out of my house you reptile.” Watch below:

6. Improv and family

There is actually, according to Cumberbatch, very little improvisation on set. It’s about how to do what’s there, and not messing with the script. He firmly believes that what is there is what is needed for the show.

Cumberbatch genuinely loves having his mom and dad play his TV mom and dad. Every now and then he can see his mother struggle to call him “Sherlock” and not “Ben.”

7. Mary in the know

Abbington didn’t know she was an assassin until well into the last season. When she found out, she told partner Martin Freeman, “My God, [the fans] are going to hate me.” Despite this, she loves the flawed characters of the series.

8. When will the series return?

No date was given for either the BBC release date or the PBS release date. We only know that it will premiere in 2017.

9. The dog photo

According to Cumberbatch the dog (depicted above) was a nightmare. “The dog wouldn’t fucking move,” he said. The companion was supposed to drag Sherlock all over London, but the dog didn’t like people, concrete, crowds… really anything about an urban setting.

Moffat and Gatiss resorted to writing a new scene on the spot to account for the lack of the dog’s interest in roaming. According to Gatiss all it did was drool on the concrete.

10. Future seasons?

Touching on the future of the series, Moffat stated, “Why is everybody assuming they survive season 4?” Gatiss joked, “We’re skipping season 5 and doing season 6.”

Moffat clarified that — contrary to recent reports — he never said that this season would be the last one (He’s right: All he said was the schedules of Cumberbatch and Freeman are only getting more difficult to work with). Gatiss added that they want to do more seasons, and they hope that they are able to.

Sherlock will be back in 2017. What do you think of the first season 4 trailer?

Marvel presented at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday evening and offered new looks at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and more.

“We only want to come to Hall H when we have a lot to show you,” teased Marvel’s Kevin Feige at the start of the panel. Indeed, they had a ton to offer — including news of a new Marvel theme park attraction!

Everything we’ve learned at Marvel’s SDCC panel

  1. Marvel kicked off their panel with a new logo and updated fanfare by composer Michael Giacchino.

  2. Black Panther had some casting news to share: Lupita N’yongo will be playing one of the guards at Wakanda named Nakia. Meanwhile, Michael B. Jordan will be playing Erik Killmonger. We also received brand new casting news: Danai Gurira has joined the movie — She’ll play Okoye, head of Dora Milaje! Finally, a new logo for the film was revealed:

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  3. Thor: Ragnarok unveiled a behind-the-scenes look at the new film which included a look at Cate Blanchett as Hela. They also showed a documentary-style clip (think The Office) explaining where Hulk and Thor were during the events of Captain America: Civil War! In it, Thor had a tiny bed for Mjolnir and a crime board that tried to connect the Infinity Stones and discover their purpose. There is also mugshot of Loki. Like Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok had a new logo to show off with a retro looking subtitle:

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  4. Doctor Strange’s portion of the panel kicked off with a smoke and laser show to introduce Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Tilda Swinton was also at the panel and spoke about the Ancient One. “The truth is, anyone can be The Ancient One,” she said. A clip from Doctor Strange was also showed in which Steven Strange meets Tilda’s character (It won’t be online).

  5. Thankfully, a brand new and wholly epic Doctor Strange trailer was released. Watch below:

    A new poster was also unveiled:

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  6. Next up was Spider-Man: Homecoming. Director Jon Watts described the film as a high school movie about a 15-year-old Peter Parker who’s in the 10th grade. A new clip was unveiled and had a strong John Hughes vibe — Peter Parker is just your average high schooler trying to get through the day. There was also this great moment:

  7. Next up: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which kicks off a few months after the first movie. The entire cast was there to introduce a new scene in which a very adorable Baby Groot helps Yondu and Rocket break out of prison. Baby Groot even has a little outfit! Adorably, the Ravengers — who captured Yondu and Rocket — refuse to hurt Baby Groot because of how cute he is.

    This movie got a new logo as well.

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  8. Speaking of Marvel’s space dramedy, the studio also confirmed rumors of a Guardians of the Galaxy theme park attraction. It’s called Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! and debuts Summer 2017 at Disneyland’s California Adventure theme park. Sadly, it’s replacing the classic Tower of Terror ride. Check out a behind the scenes video of the attraction:

  9. Marvel ended their panel by confirming that Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel, as was previously rumored. She took the stage to say hi to the adoring audience, and participated in a giant Marvel selfie:

All in all, Marvel had a ton to share. What do you think of all the developments?

DC kept the trailer train trotting along today with an all new trailer for Suicide Squad!

Though Suicide Squad is just a few weeks away from hitting theaters, DC kept the momentum going today with an all new trailer featuring music from the soundtrack, new footage, and a better look at what exactly we can expect from the upcoming villain-focused super hero movie. Check it out below.

The new (and likely final) Suicide Squad trailer comes after surprise premiere of the Wonder Woman trailer and an even bigger surprise with our first look at the Justice League trailer. As with the other trailers today, this one debuted publicly alongside its Comic-Con Hall H premiere.

In this trailer, we hear a lot from Will Smith who plays Deadshot and arguably the most decorated and respected actor among the cast. “They’re gonna blame us for the whole thing. We’re the patsies, don’t forget. We’re the bad guys.” The trailer is jam-packed with all of the villains and their powers and skills on full display.

We also get a better look at the leader of the pack, Jared Leto’s The Joker. “I can’t wait to show you my toys,” Leto’s Joker says while slapping around a man.

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn also gets a lot of screen time in this trailer. Though, most of it features close ups of her back side, which stays close to the adult, rugged tone of the other trailers we have seen thus far.

There’s no doubt that fans will be flocking to theaters rooting on the bad guys when Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th. Suicide Squad features

What did you think of the thrilling, action-packed trailer for Suicide Squad?