Here's your definitive Thanksgiving weekend TV marathon guide for 2013
After a day of giving thanks, eating turkey, and watching TV with the family, a common impulse is to get out of the house and go shopping. Just kidding! Instead of braving the Black Friday brawls, sit back and relax with even more TV marathons. (That’s what Cyber Monday is for, isn’t it?) Standouts include complete(-ish) sets of favorite franchises such as Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Star Trek, as well as guilty-pleasure reality series like House Hunters International and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
Check out the weekend guide to binge-watching heaven here:
*Note: Final time is when final episode begins; all in ET
A&E: Barter Kings (Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), The First 48 (Friday, 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Storage Wars Texas/ Storage Wars (Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.), Shipping Wars (Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), Duck Dynasty (Sunday, 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.)
ABC Family: Harry Potter marathon (Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.) — Catch volumes Goblet of Fire through Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Friday and Prisoners of Azkhaban through Deathly Hallows Part 2 (minus Goblet of Fire for some mysterious reason) on Saturday.
AMC: Hitchcock marathon including Vertigo, Rear Window, Psycho, and The Birds (Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Steven Seagal marathon including Exit Wounds, Out for Justice, On Deadly Ground, Above the Law, Under Siege, and Hard to Kill (Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.); The Walking Dead season four marathon (Sunday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m) — Celebrate American high and low pop culture.
Animal Planet: Tanked (Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.), Pit Bulls and Parolees (Saturday, 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
BBC America: Planet Earth (Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m.)
BET: The Game (Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Sunday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Comedy Central: Tosh.0 (Sunday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.)
E!: Keeping Up With the Kardashians (Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
Esquire: The Getaway (Saturday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Food Network: Guy Fieri marathon with Guy’s Grocery Games (Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (Friday, 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.)
FXX: Parks and Recreation (Friday, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) — Forget about the hiatus with reruns.
History: Pawn Stars (Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.), American Restoration (Saturday, 7 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.)
HGTV: House Hunters/House Hunters International (Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.)
MTV: Awkward (Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
National Geographic Channel: The ‘80s: The Decade That Made Us (Friday 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.), Hitler and Nazi-themed specials (Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.), Alaska State Troopers (Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.)
OWN: Oprah’s Next Chapter (Sunday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) — Oprah profiles Magic Johnson in a new episode at 9 p.m.
Oxygen: America’s Next Model (Friday, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.), Snapped (Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
Science: Survivorman/Survivorman’s Survival Secrets (Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.), Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman (Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), How the Earth Works (Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Spike: Star Wars marathon (Friday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.) — Watch each episode in order as Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith air Friday and Saturday as well as A New Hope on Saturday. The original trilogy airs Sunday.
Sundance Channel: The Returned (Sunday, 3:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.)
Syfy: Star Trek marathon including Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, and Star Trek: Nemesis (Saturday, 11 a.m. to Sunday, 2:30 p.m.) — Reminisce with the original KHAAAAAN!
TBS: Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shrek the Third (Friday, 9:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.) — We like to pretend Shrek Forever After doesn’t exist, too.
TLC: Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m.), Extreme Couponing (Saturday, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
TNT: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, and At World’s End (Friday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
Travel: Bizarre Foods America (Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Ghost Adventures (Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.)
truTV: Guinness World Records (Friday, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.)
TVLand: I Love Lucy (Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:36 p.m.), The Andy Griffith Show (Friday, 1:12 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.) Everybody Loves Raymond (Friday, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 8:21 p.m. to 11 p.m.), The Exes (Saturday, 2 a.m. to 8:24 a.m.), The Brady Bunch (Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:12 p.m.), Roseanne (1:48 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), The Cosby Show (Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) — All the sitcom marathons!
USA: Modern Family (Friday, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Law & Order: SVU (Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.) — It’s not a holiday without a Law & Order: SVU marathon
VH1: Behind the Music (Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.), Mob Wives (Saturday, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
WE: Roseanne (Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.), Will & Grace (Friday, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.), CSI: Miami (Sunday, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m.)