With the start of the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, the folks over at TV Line – specifically Vlada Gelman – compiled a cool list of TV marathons for the avid TV viewer to watch over the long holiday weekend.
The following list is the marathons to be on the look-out for:
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America, 8 am – Saturday, 7 am) | Make it a sci-fi day with 23 hours of adventures aboard starship Enterprise.
Warehouse 13 (Syfy, 8 am – 8 pm) | Catch up on Season 2 before the third cycle premieres on July 11.
Eureka (Syfy, 11 pm – Saturday, 5 am) | If you’re an insomniac, you can watch the first half of Season 4 here. The back end premieres July 11.
SATURDAY, JULY 2
Bond Marathon (Sleuth, 6 am – Tuesday, 5:30 am) | Irony alert: James Bond celebrates our Independence Day with a three-day marathon.
Battlestar Galactica (BBC America, 7 am – 9 pm) | Try not to get too down about the future of the planet during this marathon, which includes the two-part miniseries Night.
Frasier (Hallmark Channel, 11 am – Sunday, 1 am) | Remember when spinoffs weren’t just Show Name: Insert New City?
NCIS (USA Network, 3 pm – 11 pm) | Settle in for a comfortable marathon of crime-solving and bad guys getting what’s coming their way.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
The Twilight Zone (Syfy, 9 am – Monday, 5 am) | A Syfy tradition continues with a 40-hour marathon of the classic TV series, continuing Monday at 8 am through Tuesday 4 am.
Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime, 10 am – 11 pm) | A replay of Season 2 concludes with the first two episodes of the current third season. It also features at least two musical numbers. (Take that, Glee.)
I Love Lucy (Hallmark Channel, 11 am – Monday, 1 am) | If you enjoy the Hollywood episodes and Lucy’s adventures abroad, settle in.
Arrested Development (IFC, 11:45 am – 3:15 pm) | Warning: Watching this marathon of the brilliant, but canceled, Fox series may cause despair and rage come 3:16 pm.
The Glades (A&E, noon – 5 pm) | Get a crash course in the A&E original series with a marathon of the show’s first two episodes, the Season 1 finale and two episodes from the second season.
Law & Order: SVU (USA Network, 2 pm – 11 pm) | See Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay in action… while you still have the chance. Tear.
MONDAY, JULY 4
Roseanne (Oxygen, 6 am – 6 pm) | Still hilarious. Still one of the best sitcoms ever.
Royal Pains (USA Network, 6 am – 6 pm) | The award for best title goes to USA for this “Catch-Up & Mustard Marathon,” which concludes with last week’s season premiere.
Firefly (Science Channel, 8 am – Tuesday, 2 am) | This Firefly marathon, which begins with the film Serenity, features a naked Nathan Fillion, a pre-Mad Men Christina Hendricks, a pre-Nikita Melinda Clarke, and a kick-ass Summer Glau. What more can you ask for?
Harper’s Island (Chiller, 11 am – Tuesday, 6am) | If scares are more your thing, check out this horror-thriller starring plenty of familiar TV faces like Chris Gorham (now of Covert Affairs), Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl), Matt Barr (Hellcats) and Jim Beaver (Supernatural).
One Tree Hill (SoapNet, 11 am – 6 pm) | SoapNet airs seven of the CW series’ best party episodes. You know what that means, right? Lots of drama, singing and drunken make-outs!
Bewitched (TV Land, 11:21 am – 8 pm) | Totally imagining a Samantha/Bonnie Bennett meet-up right now.
Law & Order (TNT, noon – 10 pm) | You didn’t think TNT was going to let USA have all the Law & Order fun, did you?
Single Ladies (VH1, 3 pm – 10 pm) | Marvel at Stacey Dash’s eternal youth in this Queen Latifah-produced relationship comedy.
Switched at Birth (ABC Family, 3 pm – 7 pm) | Here’s your chance to check out ABC Family’s newest hit with a marathon of all of the show’s previously aired episodes.
The Golden Girls (Hallmark Channel, 3 pm – Tuesday, 2 am) | Are you a Blanche, Rose or Dorothy?
My So-Called Life (Sundance, 6 pm – midnight) | Can’t-miss episode: “Life of Brian” at 11 pm, penned by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood).