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Labor Day TV Marathons to Watch

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 3rd 2010 11:35AM
FX shows a 'Two and A Half Men' Labor Day marathon Ah, Labor Day weekend. A time when most will celebrate the last days of summer by going outside and enjoying the fresh air. Some of us, most probably many reading this right now, will celebrate a long weekend and the opportunity to work on our TV tan.

There are marathons to suit just about everybody, whether you love Charlie Sheen, smart new dramas, evil-looking fish, or just want to kill your husband. Plenty of shows will frequent network schedules, like 'Law & Order' and 'SpongeBob SquarePants,' but here are some multi-hour blocks for which to plan.

(All times noted are Eastern Time.)

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Fourth of July Marathons: Red, White and Boob Tube!

by Kim Potts, posted Jul 2nd 2010 6:00PM

Some people grill hamburgers and hot dogs, some people head to the beach, some people head off to the local fireworks show and some people prefer to spend the 4th, or at least part of it, in front of the TV. If channel surfing is part of the way you say Happy Birthday, America!, here's a quick guide to the marathons and holiday specials that will pepper the tube this July 4:

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What's On New Year's Day

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2009 7:01PM
  • Doctor WhoAt 6AM, BBC America has a Doctor Who marathon.
  • Boomerang has a Tom & Jerry marathon starting at 6.
  • LOGO has a Buffy The Vampire Slayer marathon at 6.
  • Sleuth has a marathon of The Unit at 6.
  • Syfy has a Twilight Zone marathon at 6.
  • At 8, Cartoon has a marathon of Looney Tunes cartoons.
  • History Channel has an Ice Road Truckers marathon at 8.
  • Also at 8: WGN has a Barney Miller marathon.

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What's On Christmas Day

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 24th 2009 7:00PM
  • A Colbert ChristmasTBS is running A Christmas Story all day.
  • FX has Night at the Museum all day.
  • AMC is showing National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation all day.
  • Hallmark has Christmas TV movies all day.
  • Nickelodeon has Christmas episodes all day, including iCarly, Fairly OddParents, True Jackson, VP, and Drake & Josh.
  • BBC America has Christmas episodes all day, including Gavin & Stacey and Absolutely Fabulous.
  • At 6AM, Cartoon Network and Boomerang start an all-day marathon of Christmas cartoons and specials.
  • At 8, MTV2 has a Real World: Cancun marathon.
  • At 8:30, Comedy Central has A Colbert Christmas.
  • At 9, Discovery has a Mythbusters marathon.
  • Spike has a Bad Santa marathon at 9.
  • At 9:30, Lifetime has Christmas episodes of various shows, including Frasier, Reba, and Will & Grace, as well as Christmas movies.

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Review: The Biggest Loser - Week 12

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2009 9:00AM
Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, The Biggest Loser trainers(S08E12) As we all learned in the last episode, last week was the contestant's last week on the Biggest Loser Ranch. Now, it was time to face the real world once again as the final four contestants headed home for 60 days. Then, it would be back to the ranch for one final weigh-in to determine which two contestants were guaranteed spots in the finale next week, and which two would have to plead for America to vote them in as the third finalist.

The episode was framed and put together very nicely as a showcase for all the hard work Rudy, Danny, Amanda and Liz have put in during their time on the Ranch, and how much they've each grown and changed from this experience. It served as a retrospective of the season, in part, as well as an affirmation that the work this show is doing can change lives.

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What's On Thanksgiving Day

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 25th 2009 7:02PM
Macy's Parade
  • At 4:30AM, TCM has a marathon of Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers movies.
  • At 6, TLC has a Cake Boss marathon.
  • At 7, USA has a House marathon.
  • At 8, Syfy starts their James Bond movie marathon with Dr. No.
  • At 8:30, Cartoon Network has a Tom & Jerry marathon.
  • At 9, NBC has The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, then the National Dog Show.
  • CBS has highlights from parade on The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS at 9.
  • Discovery has a Mythbusters marathon at 9.
  • TV Land has a Brady Bunch marathon starting at 9.
  • There's a Golden Girls marathon on Hallmark at 9.

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Stargate: Continuum should be a part of Syfy's upcoming marathon

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 4th 2009 11:03AM
stargate continuumSyfy will air a ten-hour Stargate SG-1 marathon on Sept. 25 in anticipation of the Oct. 2 premiere of Stargate Universe. Like I mentioned earlier at SciFi Squad, the network is asking fans to pick their ten favorite SG-1 eps for inclusion in the marathon.

I was never a big SG-1 fan, but I'll be popping in and out of the marathon to catch some of the series' more popular eps. Hopefully, Syfy will do fans a solid by capping off the marathon with Stargate Continuum, last year's excellent Stargate DVD movie.

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What's On New Year's Day

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 31st 2008 7:18PM
Leave it to BeaverHere's what's on TV tomorrow. Lots of marathons, movies, and bowl games.

  • Sci-Fi's Twilight Zone marathon continues from last night.
  • AMC is showing classic westerns all day.
  • Cartoon Network has Looney Tunes all day.
  • Hallmark has Christmas movies all day.
  • At 6am, USA has a Monk marathon.
  • At 7, NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning, America, and CBS' The Early Show will all have New Year's tips, predictions, advice, and recipes.
  • At 8, TNT has a Bones marathon.
  • History Channel has Ice Road Truckers episodes all day starting at 8.

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What's On Thanksgiving

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 26th 2008 7:05PM
Macy's ParadeSo Mike has already given you a heads up on what's on TV Thanksgiving, on the geek end of the spectrum, so I thought I'd do a companion piece for the viewers who are wondering what channel the Macy's Parade is on and what time each football game starts. There are also some great marathons on as well.

  • Food Network has Thanksgiving shows all day.
  • At 7am, ABC's Good Morning, America, CBS's The Early Show, and NBC's Today will have various Thanksgiving segments, including cooking tips (kind of last minute, but every tip helps).
  • ABC Family has the movie The Christmas Secret at 7.
  • At 8, USA has a House marathon.

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Hey, look! Labor Day weekend marathons!

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 30th 2008 10:41AM
ScrubsLabor Day marks the end of summer (yeah, don't tell me summer ends later in September, if it's Labor Day and the kids are back in school, summer is over), and you could spend the weekend at the beach, having a barbecue, or doing something athletic outside. Or, you could stay in all weekend on your couch and watch a TV marathon! Here's a list of some marathons you can see this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Saturday, August 30

  • At 6am, TCM starts a marathon of Katharine Hepburn movies.
  • At 7, History Channel has a marathon of Ax Men.
  • At 9, USA has a Starter Wife marathon.
  • Also at 9, Sci-Fi has a marathon of monster movies, including Carnosaur, Reptilian, Beneath Loch Ness, Eye of the Beast, King of the Lost World, and Black Swarm.
  • At 10, Bravo has a Shear Genius marathon.
  • At 11, History Channel has a bunch of Ice Road Truckers episodes.
  • At 11:30, Discovery Kids has a marathon of Flight 29 Down episodes.
  • At 2pm, Spike has a CSI marathon.

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Celebrate the 4th by watching television!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 3rd 2008 12:19PM

fireworksIt's another holiday, and that means more TV marathons and specials! Here's a handy guide to the 4th (and the 5th and 6th).

July 4

  • AMC has Planet of the Apes movies all morning, then the Jaws movies starting at 10:30am.
  • At 6am, USA has a Walker, Texas Ranger marathon.
  • TMC has episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (80s version) at 6, then Hitchcock movies all day.
  • At 7, ESPN2 has coverage of Wimbledon Tennis.
  • At 8, A&E has a marathon of Paranormal State.
  • Biography has a City Confidential marathon starting at 8.
  • There's a Twilight Zone marathon starting at 8 on Sci-Fi.
  • At 9, TruTV has a Beach Patrol marathon.
  • FX has a King of the Hill marathon at 9.
  • At noon, NBC has more Wimbledon.
  • At 2pm, TV Land has an I Love Lucy marathon.
  • At 3, HGTV has a Design Star marathon.
  • At 8, PBS has A Capitol Fourth.
  • At 9, NBC has the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
  • At 10, CBS has the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

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Here's your guide to Memorial Day marathons and other shows

by Bob Sassone, posted May 25th 2008 9:56PM
  • Day BreakTCM has classic war/military movies all day and night.
  • At 6am, USA has an NCIS marathon.
  • At 8, A&E has a marathon of City Confidential episodes.
  • History Channel has a MonsterQuest marathon at 8.
  • Sci-Fi has a Star Trek: Enterprise marathon at 8.
  • Also at 8: TV One has a Day Break marathon.
  • At 9, BBC America has a Monty Python's Flying Circus marathon.
  • FX has a That 70s Show marathon starting at 9.
  • GSN has a Match Game marathon at 9.
  • Spike has a CSI marathon starting at 9.
  • At 10, TNT has a Law and Order marathon.
  • At 11, G4 has a Cops marathon.
  • Lifetime has a bunch of "sex" movies starting at 11.
  • At noon, GSN will have a special GSN Live from Iraq, featuring ex-game show contestants who are stationed there.
  • There's a Top Chef marathon on Bravo starting at 2:30.
  • At 4, Discovery has a Deadliest Catch marathon.

(Thanks to Interesting Pile)

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TV Land's marathons are evil

by Joel Keller, posted Jun 3rd 2006 5:02PM
BensonHere's a piece of advice: don't ever, ever tune into TV Land on a Saturday when you don't have anything planned. If they're playing the right show, you'll get completely sucked in to the point where the sun will go down and you'll have never gotten out of your pajamas.

How do I know this? Because I've been watching the Benson marathon since about 10 AM, and have barely switched away from it since. I was going to pick up dry cleaning and go out for a nice lunch, maybe get some writing work done. But here it is, 5:00, and all I've done is laugh my ass off at one of my all-time favorite shows (one I haven't seen in many years). God, Kraus was funny. And Benson's insults towards her and Clayton were legendary, and... oh, crap. I need to go out for dinner tonight. Guess I'll actually need to leave the apartment...

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