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185 TV Marathons & Specials for 4th of July 2012

Mike Vicic - July 3, 2012

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CLICK THIS LINK TO SEE THE LIST OF 342 TV SPECIALS, MOVIES AND MARATHONS FOR 4TH OF JULY 2014.

 

 

Do you want to improve your barbecuing skills with CHOPPED or BBQ PITMASTERS? If you're trying to avoid the heat but love sports, then check out Wimbledon or the U.S. Women's Open. Avoiding crowds? Tune in and enjoy music and fireworks with the Boston Pops Spectacular or PBS's Capitol Fourth. Or you can celebrate the life of Andy Griffith, who just passed at age 86 -- check for pictures of Andy to see which networks are showing marathons as a tribute to this iconic actor.

 

 

To celebrate the 4th of July this year, bring out your beach towel, BBQ some hot dogs, and watch some television. TV Tango has your complete guide to Independence-Day themed programming as well as series and movie marathons on TV for your entire 4th of July vacation.

 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012
 

A&E (6pm - 4am): STORAGE WARS Marathon

ABC Family (11am - 11pm): PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Marathon

AMC (8 - 11pm; 11pm - 2am): INDEPENDENCE DAY

Animal Planet (11am - 4pm): ANIMAL COPS - PHOENIX Marathon

BBC America (8am - 5am): MERLIN Marathon

bio (7pm - 4am): BREAKING THE MAGICIAN'S CODE - MAGIC'S BIGGEST SECRETS FINALLY REVEALED Marathon

Chiller (9am - 5pm): TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE Marathon

CMT (Noon - 5pm): COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS Marathon

Discovery (9am - 3am): DEADLIEST CATCH Marathon

E! (7am - Noon): KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Marathon

ESPN (7am - 1pm): WIMBLEDON Women's Quarterfinals

ESPN2 (7am - 4pm): WIMBLEDON Women's Quarterfinals

Food Network (9pm - 3am): CHOPPED Marathon, including new "All American Competition" @ 10pm

G4 (1:30 - 6:30pm): TOP 100 VIDEO GAMES OF ALL TIME Marathon

G4 (8pm - 5am): AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR Marathon

GMC (10am - 11pm): DR. QUINN, MEDICINE WOMAN Marathon

GSN (7 - 11pm): THE NEWLYWED GAME Marathon

H2 (4pm - 4am): AMERICA THE STORY OF US Marathon

HGTV (1 - 6pm): PROPERTY VIRGINS Marathon

History (8am - 1pm): MONSTERQUEST Marathon

ID (8pm - 2am): SINS & SECRETS Marathon

Lifetime (5 - 11pm): DANCE MOMS Marathon

Logo (10am - 4pm): BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Marathon

Logo (4 - 8pm): RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Marathon

Military (8pm - 2am): WORLD AT WAR Marathon

MTV (8am - Noon): THE HILLS Marathon

MTV (7 - 10pm): PRANKED Marathons

MTV2 (11am - 2pm): SAVED BY THE BELL - THE COLLEGE YEARS Marathon

MTV2 (4pm - 11pm): RIDICULOUSNESS Marathon

Nat Geo (5pm - 3am): AMERICAN COLONY - MEET THE HUTTERITES Marathon

NBA TV (6am - 3pm): DUNK CONTEST Marathon

OWN (2 - 8pm): MYSTERY DIAGNOSIS Marathon

Oxygen (2 - 8pm): AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Marathon

ReelzChannel (8am - 5pm; 6pm - 3am): THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH Marathon

Science (9am - 3pm): HOW DO THEY DO IT? Marathon

Syfy (8am - 8pm): Water Monster Movie Marathon (8am: SEA BEAST; 10am: DINOSHARK; Noon: JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK; 2pm: SUPER SHARK; 4pm: LAKE PLACID 2; 6pm: LAKE PLACID 3)

TLC (4 - 9pm): MY BIG FAT AMERICAN GYPSY WEDDING Marathon

Travel (1 - 5pm): Extreme Marathon (1pm: WATERPARKS; 2pm: TERROR RIDES; 3pm: TERROR RIDES - MEGA SPEED; 4pm: WILD RIDES - TURBO CHARGED)

truTV (8 - 11pm; Midnight - 3am): HARDCORE PAWN Marathon

TV One (11am - 5pm): THE JEFFERSONS Marathon

TV One (8pm - Midnight): MARTIN Marathon

USA (6am - 11pm): LAW & ORDER SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Marathon

VH1 Classic (6:30 - 11:30pm): 100 GREATEST ARTISTS OF ALL TIME Marathon

WE (8pm - 2am): KENDRA ON TOP Marathon


DEADLIEST CATCH

on Discovery





Wednesday, July 4, 2012
 

A&E (9am - 6pm): CRIMINAL MINDS Marathon

A&E (6pm - 10pm): STORAGE WARS Marathon

ABC Family (11am - 11pm): AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS Marathon

AMC (8 - 11pm; 11pm - 2am): INDEPENDENCE DAY

Animal Planet (1:30pm - 6am): CALL OF THE WILDMAN Marathon

Antenna TV (7am - 7am): GIDGET Independence Day Marathon

AXS TV (2pm - 4am): HDNET CONCERT SERIES Marathon

BBC America (8am - 5am): STAR TREK - THE NEXT GENERATION Marathon

BET (8am - Midnight): THE GAME Marathon

bio (Noon - 7pm): NOTORIOUS Marathon

bio (7pm - 3am): THE FIRST 48 Marathon

Bravo (2 - 7pm): DON'T BE TARDY FOR THE WEDDING Marathon

Cartoon Network (9am - 1pm): STAR WARS - THE CLONE WARS Marathon

CBS (10 - 11pm): BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR

Chiller (6am - 5am): SCARE TACTICS Marathon

Cloo (6am - 6am): HOUSE Marathon

CMT (10am - 10pm): MY BIG REDNECK VACATION Marathon

CMT (10pm - 11:30pm; 11:30pm - 1am): RON WHITE'S COMEDY SALUTE TO THE TROOPS 2012

CNBC (11am - 6pm): AMERICAN GREED Marathon

Cooking (Noon - 8pm): UNITED TASTES OF AMERICA Marathon

Destination America (9am - 6am): BBQ PITMASTERS Marathon

Discovery (9am - 6pm): AUCTION KINGS Marathon

Discovery (6pm - 3am): FAST 'N' LOUD Marathon

Discovery Fit & Health (Noon - 10pm): UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER Marathon

Disney XD (8am - Noon): ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Marathon

E! (3 - 10pm): KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Marathon

ESPN (8am - 3pm): WIMBLEDON Men's Quarterfinals

ESPN (3 - 4pm): 2012 HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

ESPN2 (7am - 4pm): WIMBLEDON Men's Quarterfinals

Food Network (10am - 7pm): DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES Marathon

Food Network (7 - 11pm): RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE Marathon

fuse (2 - 9pm): BEEF Marathon

G4 (9am - 2am): BOMB PATROL - AFGHANISTAN Marathon

GAC (10:30pm - Midnight; 2:30 - 4am): PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEOS

GMC (10am - 11pm): CANDID CAMERA Marathon

GSN (5pm - Midnight): FAMILY FEUD Marathon

H2 (7am - 7pm): THE PRESIDENTS Marathon

H2 (7pm - 4am): AMERICA THE STORY OF US Marathon

Hallmark Movie Channel (6am - 6am): MATLOCK Marathon

HGTV (6:30am - 8pm): HOUSE HUNTERS / INTERNATIONAL / ON VACATION Marathon

History (7am - 8pm): THE REVOLUTION Marathon

History (8pm - 4am): CAJUN PAWN STARS Marathon

HLN (7 - 9pm; 9 - 11pm): STORIES OF COURAGE HOSTED BY ROBIN MEADE

ID (8am - 3am): WHO THE (BLEEP) DID I MARRY? Marathon

IFC (7 - 10:30am; 2:30 - 6pm): WHISKER WARS Marathon

Lifetime (11am - 10pm): WIFE SWAP Marathon

Military (11am - 6am): THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR Marathon

MSNBC (11am - 5am): LOCKUP Marathon (RAW / WORLD TOUR / INDIANA)

MTV (8am - Noon): THE HILLS Marathon

MTV (1:05 - 6:30pm): RIDICULOUSNESS Marathon

MTV2 (11am - 2pm): SAVED BY THE BELL - THE COLLEGE YEARS Marathon

MTV2 (5 - 10pm): GUY CODE Marathon

MTV2 (10pm - 1am): MARTIN Marathon

Nat Geo (9 - 10am): JULY 4: EXPLODING THE MTYHS

Nat Geo (2 - 3pm): NAKED SCIENCE "Secret World of Fireworks"

Nat Geo (3 - 9pm): American History Marathon (3pm: AMERICAN BEFORE COLUMBUS; 5pm: REAL ABRAHAM LINCOLN; 6pm: REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON)

Nat Geo Wild (7am - 3am): DOG WHISPERER Marathon

NBC (9 - 10pm; 10 - 11pm): MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

OWN (11am - 8pm): DISAPPEARED Marathon

OWN (8pm - 2am): 48 HOURS - HARD EVIDENCE Marathon

Oxygen (10am - 6pm): AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Marathon

Oxygen (8pm - 3am): LAW & ORDER - CRIMINAL INTENT Marathon

Palladium (3 - 4:30pm; 10 - 11:30pm): PHILLY 4TH OF JULY

PBS (8 - 9:30pm; 9:30 - 11pm): A CAPITOL FOURTH

Science (8am - 3am): FIREFLY Marathon

SoapNet (10am - 7pm): BROTHERS & SISTERS Marathon

Spike (9am - 6pm): BAND OF BROTHERS Marathon

Syfy (8am - 5am): THE TWILIGHT ZONE Marathon

Syndicated (check local listings): LIVE! WITH KELLY "Live's Fourth of July Party"

Syndicated (check local listings): RACHAEL RAY "4th of July Bash"

TCM (7:15am - Midnight): Patriotic Movie Marathon (7:15am: THE HOWARDS OF VIRGINIA; 9:15am: THE SCARLET COAT; 11:15am: THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE; 12:45am: JOHN PAUL JONES; 3pm: DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK; 5pm: 1776; 8pm: YANKEE DOODLE DANDY; 10:15pm: STARS AND STRIPES FOREEVVER)

TLC (6am - Noon): CAKE BOSS Marathon

TLC (1 - 10pm): UNDERCOVER BOSS Marathon

TNT (10am - 5pm): THE MENTALIST Marathon

TNT (5 - 10pm): DALLAS Marathon

Travel (11am - 7pm): Paradise Marathon (11am: DEEP FRIED; Noon: RIBS; 1pm: BARBECUE; 2pm: ICE CREAM; 3pm: PIE; 4pm: HOT DOG; 5pm: HAMBURGER; 6pm: STEAK - SECOND HELPING)

truTV (9am - 3pm): PARTY HEAT Marathon

truTV (3 - 6pm): IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I LAUGH Marathon

truTV (8 - 11pm; Midnight - 3am): OPERATION REPO Marathon

TV Guide (1pm - 1am): Movie Marathon (1pm: TOP GUN; 3pm: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH; 5pm: DIE ANOTHER DAY; 7pm: TOP GUN; 9pm: THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH; 11pm: DIE ANOTHER DAY)

TV Land (8am - 1pm): THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW Marathon

TV One (11am - 2pm): LIVING SINGLE Marathon

TV One (2 - 6pm; 8pm - 2am): GOOD TIMES Marathon

USA (10am - 11pm): NCIS Marathon

VH1 (11am - 4pm): 100 GREATEST SONGS OF THE '90S Marathon

VH1 Classic (11am - 5pm; 5 - 11pm): Beach Boys Music Marathon (11am: The Beach Boys - Live at Knebworth; Noon: An American Family; 4pm: Brian Wilson - Live in London)

WE (10am - 6pm; 10pm - 1am): KENDRA ON TOP Marathon

WE (6 - 10pm): BRIDEZILLAS Marathon


WGN America (9am - 5pm): MATLOCK Marathon


WGN America (10:30 - 11pm): CHICAGO'S SUMMER BLAST - THE NAVY PIER FIREWORKS


BOSTON POPS

on CBS


BBQ PITMASTERS

on Dest. America


HOT DOG EATING

on ESPN


MATLOCK

on Hallmark Movie Ch.

and WGN America


CAKE BOSS

on TLC


THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW

on TV Land


Thursday, July 5, 2012
 

A&E (3 - 10pm): THE FIRST 48 Marathon

Animal Planet (9am - 2pm): SWAMP WARS Marathon

Animal Planet (2 - 7pm): GATOR BOYS Marathon

Animal Planet (7pm - 6am): RIVER MONSTERS Marathon

BBC America (9am - 3pm): RICHARD HAMMOND'S CRASH COURSE Marathon

bio (6pm - 4am): DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER Marathon

Bravo (1 - 8pm): THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY Marathon

Centric (9am - 4am): THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW Marathon

Chiller (9am - 5pm): MONSTERS Marathon

Discovery (9am - 4pm): I (ALMOST) GOT AWAY WITH IT Marathon

Discovery (4 - 10pm): AUCTION KINGS Marathon

E! (11am - 3pm): KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Marathon

ESPN (8am - 1pm): WIMBLEDON Women's Semifinals

ESPN2 (4 - 8pm): U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN Round 1

Food Network (10am - 6pm): EXTREME CHEF Marathon

Food Network (6 - 10pm): CHOPPED Marathon

fuse (Noon - 6pm): MAXIM'S TOP SEXY BEATS Marathon

GMC (10am - 11pm): THE WALTONS Marathon

GSN (7 - 11pm): CATCH 21 Marathon

H2 (8pm - 4am): TOP GUNS Marathon

HGTV (1 - 7pm): KITCHEN COUSINS Marathon

MTV (8am - Noon): THE HILLS Marathon

MTV2 (11am - 2pm): SAVED BY THE BELL - THE COLLEGE YEARS Marathon

MTV2 (4 - 9pm): ROB DYRDEK'S FANTASY FACTORY Marathon

Nat Geo Wild (7pm - 3am): BUILT FOR THE KILL Marathon

OWN (11am - 8pm): SOLVED - EXTREME FORENSICS Marathon

OWN (8pm - 2am): 48 HOURS - HARD EVIDENCE Marathon

Oxygen (10am - 6pm): ROSEANNE Marathon

Oxygen (6pm - 2am): HOUSE Marathon

ReelzChannel (9am - 5pm; 7pm - 3am): THE KENNEDYS Marathon

Science (9am - 3pm): MUTANT PLANET Marathon

Science (6pm - 3am): HOW IT'S MADE Marathon

SPEED (2:30 - 8pm): NASCAR RACING Practice (2:30pm: Subway Jalapeno 250; 4pm: Coke Zero 400; 5:30pm: Subway Jalapeno 250; 6:30pm: Coke Zero 400)

Syfy (10am - 6pm): Mega Monster Movie Marathon (8am: MEGA SHARK VS. CROCOSAURUS; 10am: MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS; Noon: MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID; 2pm: MEGA PIRANHA; 4pm: PIRANHACONDA)

TNT (3 - 10pm): THE MENTALIST Marathon

USA (6am - 7pm): SUITS Marathon

WE (8pm - Midnight): L.A. HAIR Marathon


WIMBLEDON on ESPN

Women's Semifinals


Mega Monster Movie

Marathon on Syfy