Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Marathons on TV –

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Thanksgiving has arrived and with it comes bingeing of all kinds — but mainly food, shopping and TV. We’ve rounded up all the movie and TV show marathons airing over the long holiday weekend so you can watch your favorite while digesting on the couch.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a Parks and Recreation fan and just want to spend time with your favorite Pawnee residents or a horror fan looking for a scare-fest like those on IFC and Syfy. Perhaps you’d prefer to swoon over the magical Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dance numbers on TCM. And kids (and kids at heart) will love hanging with some of their cartoon favorites airing for long swaths of time over the weekend. —Allison Sadlier

All airings are on Eastern Standardized Time.

Thursday November 24
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. National Dog Show

11 a.m. Blue Bloods marathon starts

John Wayne western movie marathon, featuring…
10 a.m. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
1 p.m. The Sons of Katie Elder 
4 p.m. El Dorado
7 p.m. Big Jake
9:30 p.m. The Shootist

Animal Planet
5 a.m. Monsters Inside Me marathon starts

BBC America
6 a.m. Star Trek marathon starts

6 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Real Housewives of Orange County marathon

Comedy Central
9 a.m. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles begins its first of three straight airings
3:20 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. South Park marathon

Disney X D
7 a.m. -12 p.m. Kirby Buckets marathon
12 p.m. The Swap
2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Kirby Buckets marathon continues
5:30 p.m. The Swap
7:30 p.m. – 9:58 p.m. Kirby Buckets marathon continues

7 a.m. Parks and Recreation marathon starts

Food Network
2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Beat Bobby Flay marathon
5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Chopped marathon
10 p.m. Beat Bobby Flay marathon

6:20 p.m. Toy Story
8:20 p.m. Toy Story 2
10:30 p.m. Toy Story of TERROR!

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce marathon

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tiny House Nation marathon

12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Flip or Flop marathon

1 a.m. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda marathon starts

6 a.m. The Rocky Horror Picture Show marathon starts

7:10 p.m. Ridiculousness marathon starts

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. The 80s: The Decade That Made Us marathon

3:30 p.m. Open Season
5 p.m. Open Season 2
6:30 p.m. Open Season 3

1 p.m. Murder Made Me Famous marathon starts

12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Shameless marathon

11 a.m. Jurassic Park
2 p.m. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
5 p.m. Jurassic Park III
7 p.m. Jurassic Park
10 p.m. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

7 p.m.- 11:52 p.m. Party Down marathon

6 a.m. Z Nation marathon

10 a.m. Back to the Future Part III
12:30 p.m. Back to the Future
3 p.m. Back to the Future Part II
5:30 p.m. Back to the Future Part III

TV Land
9 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Andy Griffith Show marathon

1 a.m. – 11 p.m. Chrisley Knows Best marathon

’80s movie marathon, featuring…
12:30 p.m. Some Kind of Wonderful
3 p.m. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
5:30 p.m. Footloose
8 p.m. Top Gun
10:30 p.m. Purple Rain

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Will & Grace marathon

WGN America
9 a.m. 2016 McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade live coverage from Chicago
12 p.m. America’s Funniest Home Videos Laughsgiving Marathon


Friday November 25
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts

9 a.m. Criminal Minds marathon starts

Animal Planet
6 a.m. Tanked marathon starts

BBC America
12:10 a.m. Star Trek marathon continues

Cartoon Network
6 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Teen Titans Go! marathon

Disney X D
6 a.m. Gravity Falls marathon starts

12 p.m. Tiny House, Big Living marathon starts

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Royals marathon

7 a.m. – 8 p.m. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation marathon

Food Network
3:30 p.m. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives marathon starts

4:10 p.m. Toy Story
6:10 p.m. Toy Story 2
8:20 p.m. Toy Story of TERROR!

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mike & Molly marathon

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