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Labor Day TV marathons: What to watch!

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Buffy Graduation Day

Another holiday, another chance to get sucked into a TV marathon. Here are the 25 that stand the best chance of hooking you. Times are when the first and last episodes begin.

• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Chiller, 12 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET): This includes “Helpless” (2 a.m. ET), “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1 p.m. ET), “Band Candy” (4 p.m. ET), “The Prom” (5 p.m. ET), and “Graduation Day, Part 1 and 2” (6 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET).

NCIS (USA, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET): This includes the two-part season 5 finale “Judgment Day” (noon and 1 p.m. ET), the season 6 finale “Aliyah” (5 p.m. ET), the Tiva episode “Jetlag” (6 p.m. ET), the Abby and McGee in Mexico hour “Borderland” (7 p.m. ET), and the season 7 finale “Rule Fifty-One” (8 p.m. ET). 

• Deadly Women (ID, 6 a.m. to 5 a.m. ET)

• Jersey Shore (MTV 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET)

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel, noon to 3 a.m. ET)

• Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET)

Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!, from 3 p.m. ET, leads into new episode at 10 p.m. ET)

 Bad Girls Club (Oxygen, from 11 a.m. ET, leads into new episode at 9 p.m. ET)

• Friends (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. ET)

How I Met Your Mother (FX, noon to 11:30 p.m. ET)

Degrassi: The Next Generation (TeenNick, 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. ET)

 Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, from 11 a.m. ET, leads into new episode at 8 p.m. ET)

One Tree Hill (SOAPnet, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET)

• The Closer (TNT, from 1 p.m. ET, leads into new episode at 9 p.m. ET)

• Criminal Minds (A&E, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET)

• Various House Hunters incarnations (HGTV, from 6:30 a.m. ET, leads into new House Hunters at 8 p.m. ET, and a new House Hunters International at  8:30 p.m. ET)

RuPaul’s Drag Race incarnations (Logo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET)

Jerseylicious (Style, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET)

American Pickers (History, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, new episode at 9 p.m. ET)

100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs (VH1, 1:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. ET)

• How It’s Made (Science, 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET)

The A-Team (Centric, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET)

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior (Discovery, from 9 a.m. ET, leads into a new episode at 9 p.m. ET)

Hillbilly Handfishin’ (Animal Planet, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., with new episode at 10 p.m. ET)

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (TCM, 12:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET)

Bonus: Ultimate Weapons (Military, noon to 3 a.m. ET)

P.S. Two most addictive movie marathons:

• Stars Wars films (Spike, starting with Episode II at 9 a.m. ET)

• Star Trek movies (Cinemax, starting at 8:15 a.m. ET)