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Labor Day TV Marathons (and the movies you'll watch again...and again)

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mike-rowe_lWhether you’re looking to stay on the sofa or you need to know what channels to avoid so you don’t end up there on Monday, here’s our cheat sheet of notable Labor Day TV marathons. Because we know certain movies can be as sure a thing as, say, 19 hours of The Golden Girls, 18 hours of Dirty Jobs, and 15 hours of NCIS, we’ve included a bonus list of films to watch/not watch.

TV Marathons, Monday, Sept. 7:

A&E: Criminal Minds (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

ABC Family: Secret Life of the American Teenager (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Animal Planet: Whale Wars (11 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

BBC America: Torchwood: Children of the Earth (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

BET: The Game (9 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

Bravo: The Real Housewives of Atlanta (10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Top Chef: Las Vegas (3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Cartoon: Ben 10: Alien Force (9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

Discovery: Dirty Jobs (9 a.m. to 3 a.m.)

GSN: Catch 21 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Hallmark: The Golden Girls (8 a.m. to 3 a.m.)

HGTV: HGTV Design Star (noon to 4 p.m.)

History: Gangland (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

MTV: 16 and Pregnant (12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ), with 16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor airing at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

National Geographic: Dog Whisperer (2 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

Oxygen: Dance Your Ass Off (7 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

SOAPnet: One Tree Hill (noon to 6 p.m.)

SpikeTV: Band of Brothers (10 a.m. to midnight)

Style: Supernanny (6 a.m. to 3 a.m.)

Syfy: Ghost Hunters (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

TBS: The Office (4 p.m to 8 p.m.) and Family Guy (8 p.m to 10 p.m.)

TLC: Jon & Kate Plus 8 (6 a.m. to noon), Toddlers & Tiaras (noon to 4 p.m.), and Cake Boss (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

TNT: Law & Order (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Bones (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Travel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.), with a new episode at 10 p.m.

truTV: Most Daring (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show (8 p.m. to midnight)

USA: NCIS (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

WGN America: Jerry Lewis Telethon (11 p.m. Sunday to 12:30 p.m. Monday and again 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Movies We Have To Watch Every Time We Spot Them on Cable

Disney: The Parent Trap (10 a.m.)

Encore: 10 Things I Hate About You (1:20 p.m.), Wildcats (4:30 p.m.), Sixteen Candles (6:20 p.m.), National Lampoon’s Animal House (8 p.m.), Fast Times at Ridgemont High (9:50 p.m.), and Carrie (11:20 p.m.)

FX: Mr. & Mrs. Smith (5 p.m.) and There’s Something About Mary (8 p.m.)

IFC: Office Space (8 p.m.) and Secretary (9:30 p.m.)

TBS: Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (10 a.m.), The Wedding Singer (noon), and Mean Girls (2 p.m.)

TV Land: Private Benjamin (9 a.m.), The Bodyguard (1:30 p.m.), and Field of Dreams (4 p.m)

VH1: Cocktail (6:30 p.m.) and Coyote Ugly (9 p.m.)

VS: Hoosiers (noon), Bull Durham (2 p.m.), Tin Cup (4 p.m.), Bull Durham (6:30 p.m.), Tin Cup (8:30 p.m.), and Hoosiers (11 p.m.) — You know I someone will be watching back-to-back-to-back-to-back Kevin Costner. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

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