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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Turkey Day's perfect for couch potatoes

Looking for something to watch after you've stuffed your face with turkey tomorrow that perhaps - gasp - isn't football-related? Hours upon hours of marathon programming awaits you.

Check out this "Couch Potato's Guide" from MSNBC of all the Thanksgiving Day TV specials that range from an Alfred Hitchcock/Jimmy Stewart love fest on AMC to 39 hours of "Law and Order" spin-offs on USA Network.

Obligatory Writers Strike Update: Apparently not everyone is as overly concerned as I am (and fellow bloggers here at Channel Surfing) about the writers strike putting TV in an endless loop of reruns and reality TV.

This Washington Post's TV column reports an online study found that about 75 percent of people surveyed are OK with the lack of new episodes of their favorite shows. Oh, the horror! Apparently folks are content to watch reruns - or spend more time reading or at the movies. That's right. Reading.

-- Malavika Jagannathan,

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