Thanksgiving Day marathons: Blue Bloods, Outlander, Gilmore Girls, more

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Want to know what some of the best Thanksgiving Day Marathons are? Trust us, there’s a lot of great stuff coming up on the holiday! Whether you like drama, comedy, reality, or anything in between, there’s something that you can watch if you’re not down with some of the traditional Turkey Day programming of parades, dog shows and NFL football.

Below, we’ve compiled some of the best of the best to dive into — just remember that all times listed are Eastern, and some may already be on at the time of this writing.

Friends – Starting on TBS at 1:00 p.m.

Blue Bloods – Starting on ION at 11:00 a.m. — There is no new episode this week, so this is a chance to enjoy some of the Reagan family while you wait.

M*A*S*H – Starting at TVLand at 11:00 a.m.

Star Trek: The Original Series – Starting on BBC America at 6:00 a.m.

Outlander – Starting on Starz at 11:00 a.m. — if you’re behind, now is the perfect day to start to catch up a little bit on the series.

Mythbusters – Starting on Science at 9:00 a.m.

Hey Arnold! – Starting on TeenNick at 11:00 a.m. — isn’t this the perfect way to prepare for The Jungle Movie?

America’s Funniest Home Videos – Starting on WGN America at 12:00 p.m.

Martin – Starting on BET at 8:00 a.m.

Property Brothers – Starting at HGTV at 7:00 a.m. — Celebrate Thanksgiving by being envious of other homes.

Ridiculousness – Starting on MTV at 12:45 p.m. — For the record, we have a feeling that MTV does marathons of the show for just about every major holiday known to mankind.

The Godfather – Starting at AMC at 9:00 a.m.

Gilmore Girls – Starting on UP at 6:00 a.m.

This is a great lineup to get you through the holidays! Personally, CarterMatt is more into the traditional Thanksgiving programming — we’ll be watching the parade alongside some of the National Dog Show and maybe a little bit of a football game, but we’re not going to begrudge anyone who chooses to celebrate Thanksgiving with any of these shows. (If you are watching some of the aforementioned traditional favorites, we’re going to be around throughout the day with a few more updates of what we get a chance to see.)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’ve said this many times over the years, but it remains true — we’re beyond grateful to everyone out there for an opportunity to continue covering so many great shows in an independent way. Thanks for helping to make that possible!

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