Monday, July 04, 2016

2016 4th of July Marathons on TV

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectaular

Today is the 4th of July so Happy 4th of July to all of you out there! We hope you enjoy the day off on our country's birthday! It's time to relax and watch some TV on this holiday! We are known for letting you know what marathons are airing on TV on holidays and we will do the same for this 4th of July as well! So, bring out your beach towel, BBQ some hot dogs, and stay cool indoors and watch some television!

Among the key marathons include a marathon of Howdy Doody on COZI TV from 9am-3pm. TV Land has The Andy Griffith Show marathon from 9am-8pm. TV One started a marathon of Empire this weekend and it will continue today through 5pm. IFC will air the classic series The Three Stoogeswith a marathon from 6am-6pm. Of course it wouldn't be the 4th of July without a Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy from 12am through 4am on July 5. POP launches Baywatch today with a marathon from 11am-4pm, before settling into its normal weekdays from 1-4pm schedule. Spanish simulcast network TeleXitos will also have a marathon of Baywatch today from 9am-5am. This evening, tune into LAFF for a Night Court marathon from 5pm-1am, while FXX loves its Simpsons stunts beginning at 6pm. WE tv has a Law & Order: Criminal Intent marathon from 10am-4pm, followed by CSI: Miami from 4pm-5am. Starz Westerns has a Wagon Train marathon from 6am-12am. Logo doesn't have a marathon, but they have a bunch of sitcom blocks as usual beginning at 5am with Bewitched, with All in the Family, Roseanne, Three's Company, more All in the Family and Soap following through 3am.

Other marathons of note, Sundance TV will air a marathon of the movie franchise National Lampoon starting at 4pm. It wouldn't be a holiday without a marathon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pivot delivers with one from 10am-10pm. Comedy Central showcases a Coming to America movie marathon from 10am-9pm. It's America's birthday, so why not a marathon of American Ninja Warrior on Esquire from 7am-6pm? ION Television has a Criminal Minds marathon from 9am-3am, while USA Network goes with a NCIS marathon from 7am-8pm. WGN America has a Blue Bloods marathon from 9am-7pm, while Lonesome Dove airs on Encore starting at 7am. And if you're into reality TV, we have a Keeping Up with the Kardashians marathon starting at 3pm through 11pm on E!, The Real Housewives of New Jersey marathon on Bravo beginning at 6am and a Shark Tank marathon on CNBC from 1pm-11pm. More marathons include AMC's Jaws movies marathon starting at 1pm, Pink Panther movies on Movies! beginning at 5am, Back to the Future trilogy marathon on Discovery Family starting at 5pm and a Marvel movies marathon on FX from 7am-2am. BBC America has a patriotic themed movie marathon that runs today and all-day on the 4th of July from 7am-9pm, which movies like Black Hawk Down and The Hurt Locker.

Firweworks in primetime are on NBC (Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular) from 8-10pm (with an abbreviated encore at 10pm). PBS has a A Capitol Fourth hosted by the best live host in the business, Tom Bergeron, live from Washington D.C. at 8pm. Bring out your lawn chair, throw some burgers on the BBQ, and watch some television!


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, May 24

The Big Bang Theory - "The Gates Excitation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Penny gets the opportunity to host Bill Gates at work when his company wants to partner with her pharmaceutical company. Also, Leonard, Koothrappali and Wolowitz do everything in their power to meet him, while Sheldon thinks he is the victim of an April Fools prank.

Young Sheldon - "A Computer, A Plastic Pony, And A Case of Beer" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Sheldon asks for a computer and unknowingly sparks a heated argument between Mary and George Sr. over the family’s finances.

Mom - "Fancy Crackers and Giant Women" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Bonnie suffers withdrawal after giving up cable TV to help Christy pay for her law school applications, and the women rally around Jill after she has a breakdown in her favorite department store.

Life in Pieces - "Settlement Pacifier Attic Unsyncing" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When the entire Hughes family moves into John and Joan’s home after their kitchen is destroyed, their presence creates chaos for Joan. Also, Matt and Colleen are set to receive a huge monetary settlement from Colleen’s fall off the motel balcony on their wedding night; John tries to get Sophia back on track when she starts misbehaving; Tyler and Clementine make a surprise announcement to the family; and Jen and Greg attempt to persuade Lark to get rid of her pacifier.

Nobodies - "Alone Star State" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Mark-Paul and Rachel attend the Independent Spirit Awards together; an unassuming Hugh joins Larry in Austin, Texas, to teach unauthorized Groundlings-style seminars to a group of Texas businesspeople.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Thursday, May 24

  • Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project/The Office) - Catch Mindy on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/The Office) - Ellie appears on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Ted Danson (The Good Place/Becker/Cheers) - Ted is a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Tig Notaro (One Mississippi) - Tig visits Conan at 11pm on TBS. She will also be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The McCarthys/The Big Bang Theory) - Laurie stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Amy and Nick are guests on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) - Jussie appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Jane talks about Red Nose Day and Hollywood Game Night on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air/Eve/Let's Stay Together) - Daphne makes her mother Rosalee's waffles on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Oliver Hudson (Splitting Up Together/Rules of Engagement) - Oliver is a guest on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Christine Lakin (Hollywood Darlings/Step by Step) - Christine is part of the panel on a repeat of Steve, so check your local listings.


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