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TV marathons: Best bets for the Fourth (and Fifth) of July

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Image Credit: Blair Bunting/Getty Images; CBSIf you’re planning on actually leaving your home on the 4th of July, DO NOT TURN ON THE TV. More than a few networks hopped on board when it was time to schedule TV marathons. We’re also calling for strong waves of dangerously addictive TV on July 5th, so we recommend using your remote with caution then as well.

FOURTH OF JULY TV MARATHONS:

Discovery: Deadliest Catch (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Syfy: Greatest American Hero (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

USA: NCIS (11 a.m. to 11 p.m., midnight to 4 a.m.)

BET: The A-Team (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

SPIKE: Star Wars marathon (The Phantom Menace, 9 a.m.; Attack of the Clones, 12:08 p.m.; Revenge of the Sith, 3:22 p.m.; A New Hope, 6:34 p.m.; The Empire Strike Back, 9:29 p.m.; Return of the Jedi, 12:27 a.m.)

ENCORE: Jaws marathon (Jaws, Jaws 2, Jaws 3, and Jaws: The Revenge on loop from 4:45 a.m. to 3:20 a.m.)

Travel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

A&E: Criminal Minds (noon to 11 p.m., midnight to 3 a.m.)

Animal Planet: Life (noon to 6 a.m.)

SCIENCE: Factory Made (3 a.m. to 3 a.m.)

Smithsonian: America Wild and Wacky (5 p.m. to 5 a.m.)

Oxygen: Snapped (noon to 3 a.m.)

MTV: Silent Library (6 a.m. to 10 a.m., 6 to 8 p.m.), Made (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

MTV 2: MTV Cribs (6 a.m. to 11 a.m.), Pimp My Ride (2:30 to 6 p.m.); Rob & Big (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

Comedy Central: Stand-up specials (8 a.m. to 5 a.m., including Craig Ferguson at 9 a.m.; Aziz Ansari at noon; Lisa Lampanelli at 11 p.m.; Reggie Watts, at 2:30 a.m.)

truTV: Beach Patrol (noon to 6 p.m.)

BRAVO: Real Housewives of New Jersey (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

MSNBC: Caught on Camera (noon to 10 p.m., with a new episode at 9 p.m.)

TLC: Extreme Forensics (2 p.m. to 7 p.m.), Untold Stories of the E.R. (7 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

CARTOON: Metajets (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

HISTORY: America the Story of Us (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), Top Shot (8 p.m. to 4 a.m.)

WE: Wedding Sunday (My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Amazing Wedding Cakes, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Bridezillas, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with new episode at 9 p.m.)

Military: Revolutionary War (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

G4: Cops (2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Style: Run’s House (noon to 4 p.m., 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

HBO: True Blood (first three episodes of season three, 9 p.m. to midnight)

E!: Must Watch Movie: Independence Day (noon)

JULY 5TH TV MARATHONS :

Hallmark: Golden Girls (8 a.m. to 4 a.m.)

USA: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

SPIKE: Band of Brothers (9:30 a.m. to midnight)

TNT: Law & Order (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Discovery: Dirty Jobs (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

TLC: Cake Boss (6 a.m. to 10 p.m., with new episodes at 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9 p.m.)

Syfy: Pirates of the Caribbean marathon (The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2 p.m.; Dead Man’s Chest, 5 p.m.; At World’s End, 8 p.m.; The Curse of the Black Pearl, 11:30 p.m.)

Travel: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (2 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

Animal Planet: Pit Boss XL (2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with new episodes at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m.)

G4: Cheaters (9 a.m. to 4 a.m.)

SLEUTH: House (6 a.m. to 6 a.m.)

CHILL: Beauty and the Beast (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

SCIENCE: How It’s Made (6 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Logo: RuPaul’s Drag Race/RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (noon to 3 p.m., 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

truTV: Ocean Force (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

BRAVO: Bethenny Getting Married? (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Real Housewives of New Jersey (4 p.m. to midnight)

A&E: Intervention (8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with new episode at 9 p.m.)

WE: Bridezillas (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

AMC: Mad Men (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

HISTORY: Pawn Stars (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 to 7 p.m., 8 to 9 p.m., new episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m.)

CMT: Blue Collar Comedy guys in various shows (noon to 3 a.m.)

MTV2: Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.)

Oxygen: America’s Next Top Model (9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

MTV: True Life (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Silent Library (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

Style: Clean House/Clean House: Search for the Messiest Home in the Country (6 a.m to 10 p.m.), Run’s House (10 p.m. to 3 a.m.)

E!: Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with new episode at 10 p.m.)

MSNBC: Lockup: Raw (11 a.m. to 5 a.m.)