Tonight on the Tube: 26 TV Marathons, Lots of Repeats & Fireworks Spectaculars

News & Notes

Find The Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular special, NBC has The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2010 special, and PBS has A Capital Fourth 2010 special.

Over on cable, Lifetime has a Behind the Headlines: Deadly Magnolia special, VH1 has a Behind the Music: Jennifer Lopez special, and WE has the 100th episode of Bridezillas.

Happy 4th of July! Today and tomorrow find extended TV marathons lists like the one below that includes The A-Team, Criminal Minds, The Greatest American Hero, Monk, NCIS, Star Wars, and 20 others.

Prime Picks

A Capitol Fourth 2010 (PBS): New. Jimmy Smits hosts the 2010 concert celebrating America, which is marking its 30th anniversary. Guest performances by Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, John Schneider, and pianist Lang Lang. Runs 90 minutes. Plays twice.

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2010 (NBC): New. Nick Cannon and Alison Sweeney host the fireworks show in New York with guests performances by Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias and LeAnn Rimes. Plus, the some of the cast of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ make an appearance.

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (CBS): New. Craig Ferguson hosts the annual ceremony that presents fireworks accompanied by the music of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Toby Keith performs.

Other Options

  • Army Wives (Lifetime): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Collateral Damage,” replays. Plays again later.
  • Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Would I Lie?,” replays. Plays again later two times.
  • Entourage (HBO): Repeat. This season’s premiere episode, “Stunted,” replays. Runs 30 minutes and follows the Hung season premiere replay. Plays again later.
  • The Gates (ABC): Repeat. The “Pilot” episode replays.
  • Iron Chef America (Food Network): New. Iron Chef Makoto Okuwa takes on Iron Chef Michael Symon. Plays again later.
  • Leverage (TNT): Repeats. The first four episodes of this season, “The Jailhouse Job,” “The Reunion Job,” “The Inside Job,” and “The Scheherazade Job,” replay.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeats. The first four episodes of this season replay. The last of which is in the first hour of primtime and replays again later.
  • True Blood (HBO): Repeats. The first three episodes of this season replay.
  • Unnatural History (Cartoon Network): Repeats. The “Pilot” episode and the third episode, “Sleeper in a Box,” replay.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has a couple of 2010 FIFA World Cup games.
  • CBS has final round coverage of the AT&T National golf tournament.
  • ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball MLB action with the Kansas City Royals at the Los Angeles Angels.
  • Golf Channel has early final round coverage of the AT&T National golf tournament.
  • NBC has the Wimbledon Men’s final early.
  • TBS has MLB action with the Toronto Blue Jays at the New York Yankees.
  • Versus has coverage of the Tour de France: Stage 1. Replays multiple times.

Late Night

  • Hot in Cleveland (TV Land): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Birthdates,” replays.

4th of July Holiday TV Marathons

A&E has 11 episodes of Criminal Minds.
Animal Planet has 11 episodes of Life.
BBC America has five episodes of Doctor Who early.
Cartoon Network has 10 episodes of Metajets.
Centric has 11 episodes of The A-Team.
Discovery Channel has 15 episodes of Deadliest Catch.
History has seven episodes of America the Story of Us.
Military has 11 episodes of The Revolutionary War.
MSNBC has 10 episodes of Caught on Camera.
MTV has six episodes of Made.
National Geographic has five episodes of Earth: The Biography.
Nat Geo Wild has 24 episodes of Rebel Monkeys.
Oxygen has 19 episodes of Snapped.
Science has 42 episodes of Factory Made.
Spike TV is playing all six Star Wars movies.
Syfy has 20 episodes of The Greatest America Hero.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Food Paradise followed by 10 episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
truTV has 12 episodes of Beach Patrol… early.
TV Guide Network has 12 episodes of Ugly Betty.
TV Land has five episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition early followed by 13 episodes of The Andy Griffith Show.
Universal HD has episodes of Monk all day today and tomorrow.
USA has 12 episodes of NCIS.
VH1 has 14 episodes of Behind the Music.
WE has five episodes of Bridezillas.

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2 comments… add one
  • Kaliel2000 Jul 4, 2010, 11:23 am

    Nothing new at all that i’m interested in tonight. I have a bunch of saved stuff to catch up on anyway.

  • Jason the TVaholic Jul 4, 2010, 11:35 am

    Kaliel, Yeah, it’s kind of a weird night. Mostly, cause there are a bunch of shows that just started back up in the last couple weeks and then have taken tonight off because it’s a holiday.

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