It’s Thanksgiving, and there is an alternative to Thursday’s orgy of calories and Friday’s orgy of consumerism: television. And along with day-long marathons of scripted shows, there are plenty of reality TV shows are here to provide comfort and fulfillment.
This year, that includes a rerun of the entire Glee Project, the summer’s sleeper competition hit, and the Mythbusters-hosted Punkin Chunkin 2011, both of which will definitely be more entertaining than fighting with someone over the last $9 VCR. And you can shop online instead.
Here’s a rundown of marathons over the next few days. Times are eastern, because that’s the best timezone. Have a great Thanksgiving.
- Extreme Couponing [TLC, Wednesday at 3 p.m. to Thursday at 3 a.m.]
- Mythbusters [Discovery, Wednesday at 9 a.m. to Thursday at 3 a.m.]
- Top Chef [Bravo, 6 a.m. to noon]
- Supernanny [Style, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.]
- Cake Boss [TLC, 6 a.m. to noon
- America's Next Top Model [Oxygen, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.]
- Swamp People [History Channel, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.]
- The First 48 [A&E, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.]
- American Guns [Discovery, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.]
- Braxton Family Values [WEtv, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.]
- Cake Boss: Next Great Baker [TLC, noon to 8:30 p.m.]
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills [Bravo, noon to 6 p.m.]
- Sons of Guns [Discovery, 2 to 6:30 p.m.]
- Punkin Chunkin 2011 [Discovery, 6:30 to 10 p.m.]
- Say Yes to the Dress [TLC, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.]
- Storage Wars [A&E, 7 a.m. to 4 a.m.]
- American Restoration [History Channel, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.]
- Project Runway 4 [Style, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.]
- Top Gear [BBC America, 8 a.m. to Saturday at 6 a.m.
- Gold Rush [Discovery, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.]
- Auction Hunters [Spike, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.]
- The Glee Project [Oxygen, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.]
- Millionaire Matchmaker [Bravo, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.]
- Rocket City Rednecks [National Geographic Channel, 3 p.m. to 3 a.m.]
- Paranormal State [Bio, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.]
Saturday and Sunday
- Pawn Stars [History Channel, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.]
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills [Bravo, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.]
- America’s Next Top Model [Oxygen, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.]
- Deadliest Catch [Discovery, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.]
- I Survived [Bio, Saturday, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.]
- Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares [BBC America, Sunday, 6 a.m. to Monday at 6 a.m.
- American Pickers [History Channel, Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.]
- Kourtney and Kim Take New York [E!, Sunday, 1 to 10 p.m.]