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5 TV marathons to watch Labor Day weekend

Head back to work with "Parks and Rec."

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Back to work already? A "Parks and Recreation" marathon is on TV this Labor Day. Photo Credit: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images/NBC

Eight hours off from work sounds like the perfect excuse to binge-watch that television show you’ve been meaning to find the time to watch.

This Labor Day, the TV offerings are aplenty. If the weather takes a temporary turn for the worse, or you’re looking for an excuse to skip out on a party early, kick back and relax with marathons of these five shows.

“Friends”

It wouldn’t be a holiday weekend without an afternoon with your favorite “Friends.” While they typically dominate the Thanksgiving holiday, the Central Perk crew will be back on Labor Day (Monday) from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TBS is airing some of your favorites, between seasons 4 and 10, like “The One After I Do,” The One With the Birthing Video” and the finale, parts one and two.

“Parks and Recreation”

The only acceptable way to spend Labor Day in an office is alongside Pawnee’s best co-workers. FXX gets the holiday started with a mini marathon of the Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman favorite, “Parks and Recreation” at 10 a.m. Five episodes from the sixth season air until noon.

“The Simpsons”

The network continues a day of marathons with “The Simpsons Movie” at 4 p.m. The Matt Groening comedy airs back-to-back “Simpsons” series episodes after that until 2 a.m.

“The Hunger Games”

It’s time for the annual Hunger Games. TNT is airing the complete “Hunger Games” dystopian film series on Labor Day, from noon to 11 p.m. Whether you’re revisiting an old favorite, or dropping by Panem for the first time, you’ll most likely get sucked into the action (and romance drama) between Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutchinson (Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne).

“Shark Tank”

CNBC will spend Labor Day airing “Shark Tank” from 4 to 10 p.m.

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