Friday TV: A Rush of ‘Gold Rush’ and Bowl Games

“Gold Rush” (Discovery, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 p.m.), which runs in a marathon today, has gotten so popular, it now requires a “Gold Rush Aftershow Special” (Discovery, 9 p.m.), as if it were “Jersey Shore” or a “Real Housewives” spinoff.

Then comes another variation in the network’s love for the 50th state, “Flying Wild Alaska” (Discovery, 10 p.m.).

“Chuck” (NBC, 8 p.m., in an episode in which Cheryl Ladd guest stars, is the only new scripted show on network TV tonight scarred with more reruns, including a couble helping of “The Secret Circle” (The CW, 8 and 9 p.m.).

Here’s were the bowl games begin to pile up, with Brigham Young vs. Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl (ESPN, noon), Rutgers vs. Iowa State in the Pinstripe Bowl (ESPN, 3:20 p.m.), Mississippi State vs. Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl (ESPN, 6:40 p.m.) and Iowa vs Oklahoma in the Insight Bowl (ESPN, 10 p.m.).

Networks are acting like you this holiday week: Just throw on a movie and be done with it. In ABC’s case it’s the 2005 “Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion Witch and Wardrobe” (ABC, 8 p.m.), stretched to three hours.

“Dateline” (NBC, 10 p.m.) look into another old case growing out of a love triangle.

“The Addams Family” (AMC, 8 p.m.) and its sequel “Addams Family Values” (AMC, 10 p.m.) run in tandem. Likewise “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” (TMC, 8 p.m.) runs alongside last year’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (TMC, 10:10 p.m.). But, alas, “Jackass Number Two” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.) runs alone.

Something terrible has happened to Animal Planet if its Friday offerings are no better than the cockroaches on “Infested!” (Animal Planet, 9 p.m.) or “Confessions: Animal Hoarding” (Animal Planet, 10 p.m.).

The last of a two-part “Sanctuary” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) ends the fourth season.

“All on the Line with Joe Zee” (Sundance, 9:30 p.m.) closes its first season with advice to the designer Nicole Miller.

Selections from the National Film Registry, which announced its annual list of 25 films to preserve this week, are on Turner Classic Movies all day, including the prime time lineup of  “Tootsie” (8 p.m.), “Oklahoma!” (10 p.m.) and “Shaft” (12:30 a.m.), followed the jazz short “Jammin’ the Blues” (2:15 a.m.), most of which I just up and posted here:

Daytime Talk

Reruns all: Kelly Ripa: Annalynne McCord, Heidi Klum, Nick Lachey. The View: Nick Cannon, Whitney Cummings, Michael Corbett, Susan Boyle. The Talk: Ted Danson. Ellen DeGeneres: Hilary Duff, J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff, Logan Lerman. Wendy Williams: Lisa Vanderpump, Randy Fenoli, Johnny Gill.

Late Talk

All Reruns But One: David Letterman: Tom Hanks, my Morning Jacket. Jay Leno: Charlize Theron, Kevin Hart, Foster the People. Jimmy Kimmel: Kathy Griffin, Jamie Bell, Young Jeezy. Jimmy Fallon: Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Pauley Perrette, Marcel Vigneron. Craig Ferguson: Alan Alda, Ariel Tweto. Tavis Smiley: Harry Belafonte. Carson Daly: Matt “Money” Smith, Cliff Martinez, Kylesa. Chelsea Handler: Michael Yo, Fortune Feimster, Ross Mathews, Roy Handler (new).

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