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What to binge-watch on live TV: Memorial Day marathon edition

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What better way to kick-off the beginning of summer than a marathon of your favorite crime-fighters, reality stars, and war-themed movies? EW has you covered this Memorial Day, as we’ve gathered up some of the best programming for all of your binge-watching needs this holiday. 

Want even more recommendations? The EW staff has a list of must-watch shows to catch up on over this three day weekend (12 Monkeys, The 100, BoJack Horseman), available here. Television fans, prepare yourself for a long (and fulfilling) day off. 

The funny and heart-warming (with a dose of sci-fi): 

Friday Night Lights (CMT, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET), the marathon kicks off with an airing of the film version starring Billy Bob Thornton and Tim McGraw, airing at 9:30 a.m. ET. 

Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. ET) 

The Monkees (IFC, 6:45 a.m. to 4 pm. ET)

Defiance (Syfy, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET) 

Professional crime-fighters: 

Criminal Minds (A&E, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET)

The First 48 (A&E, 2 p.m. to 4 a.m. ET) 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (USA Network, 6:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET)

The reality gems: 

Pawn Stars (History, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET)

Love & Hip Hop (VH1, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, followed by the Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding special, beginning at 8 p.m. ET)

Teen Mom (MTV, noon to 10:00 p.m. ET, with an all-new episode airing at 10 p.m.)

Keeping Up With the Kardashians (E!, beginning at 2 p.m. ET) 

Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (TLC, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

The Little Couple (TLC 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.) 

Southern Charm (Bravo, 6:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, an all-new episode airs at 10 p.m. ET)

Shahs of Sunset (Bravo, 4 p.m. ET to 9 p.m. ET, an all-new episode airs at 9 p.m. ET)

Street Outlaws (Discovery, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET)

Memorial Day feature films: 

Saving Private Ryan (AMC, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET)

The Dirty Dozen (TCM, 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET)

Kelly’s Heroes (TCM, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET)

Battleground (TCM, 8 p.m. to 10: 15 p.m. ET)

Patton (TCM, 10:15 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. ET)

Battle of the Bulge (TCM, 1:15 a.m. ET)

The Tanks Are Coming (TCM, 4:15 a.m. ET) 

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