Sure, Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday to spend time with family, eat some delicious food and get a jump on your holiday shopping. But let's be real. When you're not preparing the big meal or catching up with your aunts and uncles, you're going to be spending the rest of your days off in front of the couch getting some much-needed TV time.

While Thanksgiving weekend is obviously the perfect time to catch up on the shows piling up on your DVR or binge-watch a new series on Netflix, don't forget about live TV. From Thanksgiving episodes to football games to parades, there's a cornucopia of shows you're going to want to catch this Thanksgiving weekend. Here's a schedule of the best of the best, all listed in Eastern Time.


Friends,"The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks" (12:30 a.m. on TV Land)
 That '70s Show, "Thanksgiving" (5 a.m. on TV Land and 7:30 a.m. on ABC Family)
 The Beverly Hillbillies, "Turkey Day" (9 a.m. on TV Land)
 The Beverly Hillbillies, "Thanksgiving Spirit"(9:35 a.m. on TV Land)
 Reba, "Thanksgiving" (12:30 p.m. on CMT and 3 p.m. on ABC Family)
 Two and a Half Men, "Merry Thanksgiving" (5:30 p.m. on FX)
 Mike & Molly, "Thanksgiving Is Canceled" (7 p.m. on FX)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, (8 p.m. on ABC)
 The Cleveland Show, "A Brown Thanksgiving" (9 p.m. on Cartoon Network)
 Saturday Night Live Thanksgiving Special (9 p.m. on NBC)
 The Cleveland Show, "Another Bad Thanksgiving" (9:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network)
 When Turkeys Attack, (10 p.m. on Destination America)
 South Park, "A History Channel Thanksgiving" (10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central)


Cops marathon (6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Friday on Cloo)
 The Middle marathon (7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on ABC Family)
 Swamp People marathon (7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on History)
 Dora the Explorer, "Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade" (8 a.m. on Nickelodeon)
Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on CBS)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on NBC)
 Adventure Time marathon (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Cartoon Network)
 Food Paradise marathon (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Travel Channel)
 North America marathon (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Animal Planet)
 Portlandia marathon (9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on IFC)
 Jurassic Park marathon (10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday on AMC)
 Friends marathon (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on TBS)
 Modern Family marathon (10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday on USA)
 Transporter: The Series marathon (11 a.m. to 11:03 p.m. on TNT)
 Good Luck Charlie, "It's a Charlie Duncan Thanksgiving" (12 p.m. on Disney)
 Roseanne, "Thanksgiving" (12 p.m. on We)
 Alaska: The Last Frontier marathon (12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday on Discovery Channel)
 The Andy Griffith Show marathon (12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on TV Land)
 My Dirty Little Secret marathon (12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery)
 Nature's Weirdest marathon (12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday on BBC America)
 Raising Hope marathon (12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on CMT)
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. on CBS)
 River Monsters: Unhooked marathon (2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Animal Planet)
 The Amazing World of Gumball (2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Cartoon Network)
 The Millionaire Matchmaker (3 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Bravo)
 Tamar & Vince (4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WETV)
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (4:30 p.m. on Fox)
 The Brady Bunch (5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on TV Land)
 Thank You, America! With Robin Roberts (8 p.m. on ABC)
 Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular (8 p.m. on Fox)
 The Big Bang Theory, "The Thanksgiving Decoupling" (8 p.m. on CBS)
 The Simpsons, "Bart vs. Thanksgiving" (8 p.m. on FXX)
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (8:30 p.m. on NBC)
 A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving (9 p.m. on VH1)
 The Cleveland Show, "A General Thanksgiving Episode" (9 p.m. on Cartoon Network)
 The Cleveland Show, "Turkey Pot Day" (9:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network)
 The McCarthys, "Thanks a Lot, Ronny" (9:30 p.m. on CBS)


Deadly Women marathon (6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery)
 Helix marathon (6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Syfy)
 Pawn Stars marathon (8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on History)
 Edge of Alaska marathon (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Discovery Channel)
 Judge Hatchett marathon (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on WeTV)
 First Blood, Rambo II, Rambo II marathon (11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturday on AMC)
 NCIS: Los Angeles marathon (12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Cloo)
 Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon (12 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday on BBC America)
 American Pickers marathon (1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on History)
 Tanked marathon (2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Animal Planet)
 Gold Rush marathon (3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel)
 Mysteries marathon (3 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday on Travel Channel)
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (8 p.m. on The CW)
Frosty the Snowman (9 p.m. on CBS)
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (9 p.m. on The CW)
Merry Madagascar (9:30 p.m. on The CW)
Yes, Virginia (9:30 p.m. on CBS)


House marathon (6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday on Cloo)
 Manzo'd with Children marathon (6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Bravo)
 Scorned: Love Kills marathon (6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Investigation Discovery)
 The Rifleman marathon (7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on AMC)
 Pit Bulls & Parolees marathon (9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Animal Planet)
 NCIS marathon (11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday on USA)
 Fatal Vows marathon (2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery)
 Vikings marathon (3 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday on History)
 Fast N' Loud marathon (3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Discovery Channel)
 Sleepless in Seattle marathon (3:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday on WeTV)

Christmas Under Wraps (8 p.m. on Hallmark)
The Flight Before Christmas (8 p.m. on CBS)
National Dog Show (8 p.m. on NBC)
Punkin Chunkin: SuperChunk! (8 p.m. on Discovery)
Santa Buddies (8 p.m. on Disney)
The Story of Santa Claus (9 p.m. on CBS)


NCIS marathon (6 a.m. to 6 a.m. Monday on Cloo)
 Ax Men marathon (7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on History)
 Law & order: SVU marathon (9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on USA)
 Roseanne marathon (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weTV)
 Homicide Hunter marathon (2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Investigation Discovery)
 Man v. Food Nation marathon (2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Travel Channel)
 The Walking Dead marathon (2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on AMC)
 The Real Housewives of Atlanta marathon (3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Bravo)
 Alaska: The Last Frontier marathon (5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Discovery Channel)
One Christmas Eve (8 p.m. on ABC Family)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (10 p.m., ABC Family)

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