Fourth of July weekend TV: Marathons, Tour de France and more

2012-tour-de-france.jpgHow are you spending your 4th of July holiday/weekend? If you live in one of areas of the country having 100+ degree days, perhaps you are spending it inside cuddled up with your TV remote. If so, Zap2it's got you covered for five whole days of programming. Check your local listings for channel number.

All times Eastern.

Wednesday, July 4

BBC America: "Star Trek: The Next Generation" marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next day

BET: "The Game" marathon, 8 a.m. to midnight

CBS: "Boston Pops Fireworks," 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

CLOO: "House" Marathon, 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

ESPN: Wimbledon Men's quarterfinals, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2012 Hot Dog Eating Contest, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ESPN 2: Wimbledon Men's quarterfinals, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Food: "Diners Drive-ins and Dives" marathon, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., "Restaurant: Impossible" marathon, 7 p.m. to midnight

HBO: "John Adams" miniseries, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

HGTV: "House Hunters" marathon, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

NBC
: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

NBC Sports: 2012 Tour de France, Stage 4 live, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

PBS: "A Capitol Fourth," 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Science
: "Firefly" marathon, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Spike TV: "Band of Brothers" marathon, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Syfy
: "The Twilight Zone" marathon, 8 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next day

TCM: Revolutionary war movies marathon, 7 a.m. to midnight ("The Howards of Virginia, "The Scarlet Coat," "The Devil's Discple," "John Paul Jones," "Drums Along the Mohawk," "1776," "Yankee Doodle Dandy," "Stars and Stripes Forever")

USA: "NCIS" marathon, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Thursday, July 5


ABC: New episodes of "Duets," "Wipeout" (Wipeout Salutes the Armed Forces), "Rookie Blue"

Bravo: "Real Housewives of New Jersey" marathon, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Chiller: "Monsters" marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The CW: "Breaking Pointe" finale

ESPN: Wimbledon Women's Semifinals, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NBC: New "Saving Hope," "Rock Center with Brian Williams"

NBC Sports: 2012 Tour de France Stage 5, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Reelz: "The Kennedys" marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then again 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Syfy: Monster movie marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ("Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus," "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid," "Mega Piranha," "Piranhaconda")

USA: "Suits" marathon, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Friday, July 6

A&E: "Dog the Bounty Hunter" and "Duck Dynasty" marathon, 7 a.m. to midnight

Chiller: "Friday the 13th" the series marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLOO: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Discovery: "Deadliest Catch" marathon, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

ESPN: Wimbledon Men's Semifinals, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food: "Chopped" marathon, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NBC Sports: 2012 Tour de France Stage 6 live, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Oxygen: "America's Next Top Model" Season 9 marathon, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Spike TV: "Gangland" marathon, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Syfy
: Monster movie marathon, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day ("Supergator," "Dinocroc vs. Supergator," "Sharktopus," "Malibu Shark Attack," "Shark Zone," "Malibu Shark Attack," "Snakehead Terror")

USA: "Burn Notice" marathon, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Saturday, July 7

AMC: "The Walking Dead" marathon, 9:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "Real Housewives" marathon, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOO: "White Collar" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Discovery: "Mythbusters" marathon, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ESPN: Wimbledon Women's Final, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NBC: 2012 Tour de France Stage 7 live, 8 a.m. to noon

Style: "America's Next Top Model" Season 16 marathon, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Syfy: Scary movie marathon, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the next day ("The Amityville Horror" (2005), "Planet Terror," "An American Werewolf in London," "Dawn of the Dead")

USA: "NCIS" marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Sunday, July 8


AMC: "The Walking Dead" marathon, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., all-new "Talking Dead" episode, 9 p.m.

CLOO: "Fairly Legal" marathon 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

ESPN: Wimbledon Men's Final, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

History: "Swamp People" marathon, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NBC: 2012 Tour de France Stage 8 live, 8 a.m. to noon

USA: "Law & Order: SVU" marathon, noon to 11 p.m.


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