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Your guide to Presidents Day marathons 2014

As the majority of the nation continues to fight this winter weather, it’s likely that Presidents Day isn’t going to be the best time to get outside and try that new thing you’ve been anticipating. If it is, go for it. But if it’s not, we’ve rounded up a few other options, all of which require that you sit on the couch and preferably order dinner so as to not overexert yourself. We’re just trying to look out for your health, guys.

So if you choose to spend your day off with your television, here are the marathons that will keep you busy for most, if not all of the day: READ FULL STORY

Not a fan of the Super Bowl? Here's a look at what else is on tonight

As of 6 p.m. ET, millions of televisions will be tuned in to Fox in anticipation of Super Bowl XLVIII. However, for those of you who couldn’t care less about the outcome of the game (or the commercials, for that matter), we’ve lined up your other viewing options. From all-day marathons to 6 p.m. movies, you do have a choice when it comes to what to watch!

So, if you do your part and find an open television, we will do ours and give you all your entertainment options. Our recommendation: Grab some of those football snacks to bring with you. Hey, nobody said you can’t eat them while watching Harry Potter.

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Your guide to New Year's Day marathons 2013

Now that you’ve properly celebrated the beginning of 2014, it’s likely that you’re in need of some downtime to recover from the night’s festivities. And even if not, there’s no harm in sitting on the couch anyway.

Just in case you do plan on joining us sofa-lovers, we’ve rounded up the television marathons that will help put your new year on the right track — as well as a few that won’t.

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Your guide to New Year's Eve marathons 2013

Before you attend your New Year’s parties, you have to decide what to do during the day on New Year’s Eve. Surely it can’t take you 12 hours to get ready for a party. And if you choose to relax a little (or a lot) in front of the television, we’ve rounded up your viewing options. Well, if by viewing you mean marathoning and never leaving the sofa.

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AMC's monster 'Breaking Bad' marathon: A survival guide

Sure, DVDs and Netflix have sort of ruined the fun of a good, old-fashioned scheduled TV marathon. (They’re not exactly special when you have the power to make them happen any time.) But it’s still hard not to get excited about AMC showing all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad over the course of four days — even if the network totally missed the opportunity to call this marathon “Four Days In.”

Never seen an episode of Breaking Bad? You’re gonna want to watch this. Devoured every episode of Breaking Bad multiple times already? You’re still gonna want to watch it, or at least part of it. But when should you pay close attention, when should you keep one eye on the TV and another on your laundry — and when should you order the chicken? Worry not; EW’s got you covered. (All times are ET/PT, even though Walt and Jesse go by Mountain Time. Deal with it.)

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Your guide to Christmas Day marathons 2013

This Christmas, don’t feel pressured to attend yet another holiday party. If you’d rather stay in and enjoy a relaxing day in front of the television, you do have options. For the Christmas-lover, ABC Family will be running a marathon of holiday films, from The Santa Clause to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. But if you’re not as excited about more holiday cheer, there are other options, such as a Doctor Who marathon or an evening spent with Duck Dynasty.

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Here's your definitive Thanksgiving weekend marathon guide

After a day of giving thanks, eating turkey, and watching TV with the family, a common impulse is to get out of the house and go shopping. Just kidding! Instead of braving the Black Friday brawls, sit back and relax with even more TV marathons. (That’s what Cyber Monday is for, isn’t it?) Standouts include complete(-ish) sets of favorite franchises such as Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, and Star Trek, as well as guilty-pleasure reality series like House Hunters International and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.

Check out the weekend guide to binge-watching heaven here:
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Your guide to Thanksgiving Day marathons 2013

If there were one holiday that was tailor-made for sitting on the coach 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!

From morning until night — assuming you don’t fall asleep post-turkey — here’s what your television holds for you on Thanksgiving day:
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Pardcast-A-Thon 2013 preview: Jimmy Pardo on Smile Train and hitting the eight-hour podcast wall

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Why is Thanksgiving such a perfect setting for marathons? (The non-physical kind, of course.) Is it because the entire holiday weekend is dedicated to extended bouts of gluttony and shopping till one drops?

No matter the reason, this Thanksgiving not only brings the return of the MST3K Turkey Day marathon, but it also ushers in this year’s Never Not Funny Pardcast-A-Thon. Launching the day after Thanksgiving at noon PT, hosts Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap, and Pat Francis will live-stream 13 straight hours of auditory and visual comedy goodness in support of Smile Train. This year’s guests include Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter, Joel Stein, Scott Aukerman, Doug Benson, and radio legend Phil Hendrie.

Now in its fifth year, the Pardcast-A-Thon has grown from a nine-hour romp in 2009 to the current jumbo-sized run. To date, the Pardcast-A-Thon has raised over $300,000 for Smile Train, a charity that seeks to repair cleft lips and palettes in children all over the world. “I donated money to Smile Train just one Sunday after seeing it in the back of Parade magazine,” Pardo told EW. “I saw the picture of the child and it said for $250 and a 45-minute surgery, you can change a child’s life. My dumb little head understood that. I’ve donated money before to other great causes, but for $250, I’m really gonna understand what’s happening here.”

Pardo shared his experience with friend and collaborator Pat Francis, and Francis revealed he had also just donated to Smile Train. That’s where Pardcast-A-Thon was born. “For whatever reason, Smile Train responded to the idea that we were doing this for them, and it’s a comedy show, so they’re putting smiles on kids’ faces, and I’m a comic putting smiles on people’s face,” Pardo said. “It sounds a little cheesy, but everything really worked out and that became our charity of choice.”
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NYC Marathon: Pamela Anderson, Patrick Wilson, Bill Rancic, more celebs run -- PHOTOS













A record 50,740 runners showed up for Sunday’s NYC Marathon, and among those brave souls was a handful of celebrities, who took to social media to share pictures from the scene and information about the causes they were supporting.

One celeb there as a fan was Sean Penn, who sponsored five Haitian runners through his J/P Haitian Relief Organization to run their first American marathon. Last month, after returning from Port-au-Prince to watch the runners train, Penn told The Associated Press, “I love their great discipline and spirit.” Penn posed for a picture with the runners following the race:
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