Science Prepares a Feast of Premieres Thanksgiving Week

FringeNormally we don’t like to encourage gluttony; however, in the case of Science Channel, you can never have enough — especially with a week full of premieres and time off from work (hopefully) for the Thanksgiving holiday.

For starters, tune in tonight, November 20, at 8pm ET/PT for the Science network debut of Fringe — J.J. Abrams’ science-fact thriller that blurs the line between the possible and impossible. Dr. Michio Kaku and other leading experts will also provide “Science of Fringe” nuggets, in addition to special opens from our favorite Walter Bishop (John Noble). You also can enhance your experience with bonus content through Yahoo!’s IntoNow app (available on iPhone, iPad and Android), and don’t miss a special marathon of the entire first season on Friday and Saturday (better than braving the crowded stores, right?).

And, if you haven’t had enough John Noble on Tuesday night, he returns in a new season of Dark Matters on Wednesday at 9pm ET/PT. After an enthusiastic reception and preview at San Diego Comic-Con, I can vouch that this season will leave you even more fascinated, entertained and creeped than before.

Punkin ChunkinFinally, after you’ve binged on Fringe and Dark Matters, make sure to join Science and MythBusters’ Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci for another tradition: Punkin Chunkin. Airing Thanksgiving day at 8pm ET/PT, the Chunk is celebrating its 27th year of competition and is the perfect post-dinner complement. After Punkin Chunkin, you also will be treated to a sneak peek at a new addition to the Oddities family. Odd Folks Home (at 10pm ET/PT) follows the collectors you see visiting Obscura Antiques and Oddities home to learn more about them and their collections.

If this line up is any indication, it’s going to be a very happy Thanksgiving for all! Enjoy the holiday, Science fans!