Tonight on the Tube: Fourth of July Holiday TV Marathons & Fireworks

by Jason the TVaholic on July 4, 2008

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Happy Fourth of July! Tonight, CBS has the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular and NBC has the Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular.

Over on cable, check out the list below for a load of holiday TV show marathons. There are some really good ones today, like Food Paradise on Travel Channel, The Next Food Network Star on Food Network, That ’70s Show on ABC Family, The Twilight Zone on Sci Fi and many others.

Prime Picks

Dance Machine (NBC): New. More contestants compete for a chance at $100,000.

Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular (NBC): New. Natalie Morales and Tiki Barber host the festivities, as fireworks explode over New York. Scheduled to perform are Natasha Bedingfield, Kenny Chesney, Katharine McPhee, Gavin DeGraw and Jordin Sparks.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (NBC): New. Hosted by newly minted U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show). The Boston Pops play while fireworks explode over the Charles River.

Solid Selections

U.S. Olympic Trials (NBC): Swimming. There has already been like two world records broken during the trials, which is amazing. One woman held the record for just a few minutes, as the previous holder took it back in like the next heat.

Numb3rs (CBS): Repeat. Don and the team are investigating a slew of restaurant robberies and find that the criminals are swiping credit cards to funnel money overseas, in “Take Out” from season three.

20/20 (ABC): Repeat. Investigative reports.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton is “Going Dutch.” Plays again later.
Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels (Food Network): Repeat. Portland is visited. Plays again later.

Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): Repeats. Guy goes “Where the Local Go” and then tries “Something Different.” Both episodes play again later. I was talking with a friend at work last night about where I had eaten that day, which was a buffet, and we decided that if I had a show on Food Network, it would be called BBQ, Bakeries & Buffets.

Paula’s Party (Food Network): Repeat. Paula cooks up some chicken and ribs. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN2 has NASCAR racing with the Nationwide Series: Daytona 250.
  • Golf Channel has second round coverage of the AT&T National.
  • NBC has Wimbledon tennis action with the men’s semifinals.

Fourth of July Holiday TV Marathons

ABC Family has 17 episodes of That ’70s Show.
AMC has Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and Jaws the Revenge and then they each play again.
Animal Planet has five episodes of Raw Nature.
Biography has 12 episodes of City Confidential followed by eight episodes of Crime Stories.
Bravo has the five-part 100 Funniest Movie Moments.
Cartoon Network has 24 episodes of Chowder.
Comedy Central has 24 episodes of Comedy Central Presents.
Discovery Channel has 15 episodes of Dirty Jobs.
Discovery Health has eight episodes of Trauma: Life in the ER.
Food Network has the first five episodes of the present season of The Next Food Network Star.
FOX Reality has 15 episodes of Paradise Hotel.
FX has 18 episodes of King of the Hill.
G4 has 30 episodes of Cheaters.
Hallmark Channel has movie Westerns all day.
History Channel has 10 episodes of The Revolution.
History International has 12 hours of Washington’s Generals.
Military Channel has The Revolutinary War playing all day and night.
MTV has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
The N has six hours of Degrassi: The Next Generation episodes.
Science Channel has 18 hours of How It’s Made episodes.
Sci Fi has The Twilight Zone episodes all day and night.
Spike has 12 hours of Steven Segal movies.
Style has five hours of Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane episodes.
TLC has 14 episodes of What Not to Wear.
TNT has 16 hours of Law & Order including the two-hour Exiled: A Law & Order Movie starring Chris Noth.
Travel Channel has 13 hours of Food Paradise episodes.
truTV has 20 episodes of Beach Patrol.
TV One has eight episodes of Family Reunion followed by 24 hours of Martin episodes.
USA has five episodes of JAG early followed by eight episodes of NCIS.
VH1 has nine episodes of I Love New York.
WE has six episodes of Secret Lives of Women.

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