Tonight on the Tube: Hidden Palms, Traveler, Fireworks and Holiday TV Marathons

Monk - Season 5Happy 4th of July, I hope you have a safe and fun holiday. For those that are more indoorsy and looking for some fun 4th of July activities, then look no further than today’s list of TV show marathons. There are a lot of really good ones, like Monk all day on USA, The Twilight Zone all day on Sci Fi Channel and a MythBusters marathon on Discovery Channel. That is not all, as there is plenty of history to be found on the History and Military channels. If you were hoping to find the final two episodes of the canceled series Drive on FOX tonight, you won’t. They have decided to air them on Friday, July 13th instead.

Prime Picks

Hidden Palms (The CW): Series Finale. The last episode of this show is tonight and I wonder if we will be left hanging or will Eddie’s killer be revealed?

Criminal Minds (CBS): Repeat. The second season premiere episode, “The Fisher King, Part II,” replays.

Traveler (ABC): New. Jay tries to convince Agent Marlowe that they were framed and gives her evidence. Will she believe him? If not, will he get away again, so the chase will continue? Tune in and find out.

Solid Selections

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. A competitive pigeon racer is found dead along with all of his birds and the team investigates.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (NBC): New. Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis and Melidan Doolittle from this past season’s American Idol are all scheduled to perform along with Martina McBride and others, plus plenty of fireworks and the New York Pops. Hosted by Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (CBS): New. Craig Ferguson hosts as the Boston Pops play to exploding fireworks over the Charles River.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): Repeat. Emeril kicks up some BBQ from across America.

World Poker Tour (Travel Channel): New. Two hours of the final table from the “LA Poker Classic.”

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has tennis action with the Men’s Quarterfinals of Wimbledon.

4th of July TV Show Marathons

A&E has nine episodes of The First 48 followed by five episodes of The Sopranos.
BBC America has six hours of Eddie Izzard concert standup performances.
BET has 18 episodes of The Wayans Bros. starting early.
Biography has episodes of City Confidential most of the day.
Bravo has 12 episodes of Project Runway today.
Cartoon Network has Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends all day long.
Discovery Channel has MythBusters Marathon all day long.
Discovery Times has episodes of The FBI Files all day long.
FX has 24 episodes of King of the Hill.
G4 has 25 episodes of Cheaters beginning early today.
History Channel has 13 episodes of The Revolutions.
Military Channel is all about The Revolutionary War today.
National Geographic has 17 episodes of Is It Real?
Nickelodeon has 15 episodes of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air late.
Science Channel has 16 episodes of Beyond Invention.
Sci Fi continues with the second day of their The Twilight Zone marathon with episodes all day long.
Spike is playing Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and then five episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Style has nine episodes of Clean House.
TBS has the first 10 episodes of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, which includes two new episodes tonight.
TNT has 15 episodes of Law & Order original flavor.
USA has a Monk Marathon with 22 episodes playing today.
VH1 has the five part series 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders hosted by William Shatner tonight.
Women’s Entertainment has 10 episodes of Single in the City: The Hamptons.

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