Friday Night Lights

Thanksgiving weekend is a marathon of excess—excessive eating, excessive amounts of awkward family members, and excessive amounts of your favorite movies and television shows.

While streaming services have made it easier than ever to create your own marathons of beloved films and shows, plenty of TV networks are continuing the long tradition of programming long stretches of classic TV shows and film franchises throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are some of the best excuses to keep the TV tuned to a single channel throughout the holiday weekend.

All times in Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, Nov. 27

Adventure Time–9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cartoon Network

Portlandia9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., IFC

Friends–10 a.m. – 5 p.m., TBS

Friday Night Lights–10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Pivot

Jurassic Park–10 a.m. – 2 a.m. Friday, AMC

Modern Family–10 a.m. – midnight, USA

Transporter the Series11 a.m. – 11:03 p.m., TNT

Alaska: The Last Frontier–noon – 3 a.m. Friday, Discovery Channel

My Dirty Little Secret–noon – 8 p.m., Investigation Discovery

The Millionaire Matchmaker3 – 10:30 p.m., Bravo

The Simpsons–4 – 10 p.m., followed by The Simpsons Movie, FXX

Seinfeld–5 p.m. – 8 p.m., TBS

The Brady Bunch–5:30 – 9 p.m., TV Land

Friday, Nov. 28

Helix–6 a.m. – 8 p.m., Syfy

Deadly Women–6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Investigation Discovery

Buffy the Vampire Slayer–9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Pivot

Rambo–11 a.m. – midnight, AMC

Star Trek: The Next Generation–noon – 6 a.m. Saturday, BBC America

American Pickers1 – 11 p.m., History

Tanked–2 – 9 p.m., Animal Planet

Gilligan’s Island–3 – 9 p.m., TV Land

Gold Rush–3 – 10 p.m., Discovery Channel

Mysteries–3 p.m. – 4 a.m. Saturday, Travel Channel

Saturday, Nov. 29

House–6 a.m. – 6 a.m. Sunday, Cloo

Manzo’d with Children–6 – 10 a.m., Bravo

The Leftovers–8:45 a.m. – 6:45 p.m., HBO Signature

NCIS–11 a.m. – midnight, USA

The Matrix–11 a.m. – 5 a.m. Sunday, AMC

Veronica Mars–noon – 5 p.m., Pivot

Vikings3 p.m. – 4 a.m. Sunday, History

Homeland–3 p.m. – midnight, Showtime

Z Nation–11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Syfy

Sunday, Nov. 30

NCIS–6 a.m.-6 a.m. Monday, Cloo

Ax Men–7 a.m. – 1 p.m., History

Law & Order: SVU–9 a.m. – 11 p.m., USA

Roseanne–10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weTV (also on TV Land from noon – 6 p.m.)

Man v. Food Nation–2 – 8 p.m., Travel Channel

The Walking Dead–2 – 10 p.m., AMC

The Real Housewives of Atlanta–3 – 11:30 p.m., Bravo

The Affair–4 – 11 p.m., Showtime

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