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What to Watch on TV on Thanksgiving: ‘Friends,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Homeland’ Marathons, and More

A tryptophan coma is the best excuse to catch up on new shows and old favorites.

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Thanksgiving is almost here, which means television networks are pulling out all the stops to entertain TV viewers during the festivities.

While NFL games and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade are the obvious options, there will also be offering marathons of a few different popular television series and film franchises. Whether you need something to distract you from the contentious political conversations at the dinner table, a fun program to distract the children, or just something that everyone will enjoy after the feast, there’s no shortage of television options to consider during the holiday weekend. Here’s a list of some of the best Thanksgiving TV options available (check local listings for broadcast times):

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