Your guide to Thanksgiving Day marathons 2013

"Friends" is one of several shows that will be airing a marathon of episodes on Thanksgiving.

Story highlights

  • Thanksgiving is one holiday tailor-made for sitting on the couch
  • There are parades, football games and show marathons all day
  • Options range from "Cops" to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians"

If there were one holiday that was tailor-made for sitting on the couch and indulging in a marathon of your favorite show, it would be Thanksgiving.

So if you find yourself unable to help in the kitchen or simply not interested in the parade — which starts at 9 a.m. on NBC and CBS — and/or football viewing parties around you, we've rounded up some of your other viewing options for the day.

And we're talking the entire day. It's TV marathon time!

TV Recap: The best Thanksgiving episodes

From morning until night — assuming you don't fall asleep post-turkey — here's what your television holds for you on Thanksgiving day (Note: Final time is when final episode begins; all in ET):

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET, 8 a.m. to 3: 30 p.m.)

"The Car Chasers" (CNBC, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

"How I Met Your Mother" (FXX, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

"Swamp People" (History, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

"Flip or Flop" (HGTV, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

"Catfish: The TV Show" (MTV, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. followed by Catfish, the movie at 10 p.m.)

"Preachers of L.A." (Oxygen, 7:30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m.)

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (BBC America, 8 a.m. into Friday)

"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (E!, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

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"The Pioneer Woman" (Food Network, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

"The Three Stooges" (IFC, 7:30 a.m. to 5:05 p.m.)

"Beverly Hills Pawn" (Reelz, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

"Cops" (Spike, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)

"Friends" (TBS, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

"Castle" (TNT, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

"Modern Family" (USA, 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday)

"MythBusters" (SCI, Noon to 7 p.m.)

"Adventure Time" (Cartoon Network, 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

"Reba" (CMT, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

"The Profit" (CNBC 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

"Property Brothers" (HGTV, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

"The Squeeze" (MSNBC, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

"The Andy Griffith Show" (TV Land, 1:12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

"Ridiculousness" (MTV, 3:18 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

"America's Funniest Home Videos" (WGN, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

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