July 01, 2011 5:45pm PT by Jethro Nededog
Fourth of July: 20 TV Marathons for Independence Day Weekend
Looking for ways to make your own declaration of independence for the Fourth of July weekend? What better way to spend your time off from work, ignore the “honey-do” list, and put up the figurative “do not disturb” sign than with a TV marathon or 20?
The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed has made its five picks in four different genres that should fit whatever mood you’re in for the holiday weekend.
Frasier, Hallmark Channel, Saturday 11 a.m. – Sunday 1 am
Before we got involved with Kelsey Grammer's marital woes on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and he became The Boss for Starz, he was Frasier. And we still liked him then.
I Love Lucy, Hallmark Channel, Sunday 11 a.m. – Monday 1 a.m.
What can we say? We have a weakness for this redhead.
50 Star Stand-up Weekend, Comedy Central, Sunday 8 a.m. – Monday 5 a.m.
Why pay a two-drink minimum? Hang out with the marathon’s hosts Horrible Bosses‘ Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis.
Arrested Development, IFC, Sunday 11:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
It only lasted three seasons on Fox, but what a hilarious ride it was.
The Golden Girls, Hallmark Channel, Monday 3 p.m. – Tuesday, 2 a.m.
There’s nothing more uniquely American than a bunch of old cougars… and cheesecake.
NCIS, USA Network, Saturday 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
If you hated The Killing season finale, this series finds the culprit every hour.
Drop Dead Diva, Lifetime, Sunday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sure, it’s drama. Lots of it.
The Glades, A&E, Sunday noon – 5 p.m.
We know you’ve wanted to see what this show is all about. Here’s your chance to get a crash course.
Law & Order: SVU, USA Network, Sunday 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Get your fill of Christopher Meloni before he walks off into the sunset.
Harper’s Island, Chiller, Monday 11 a.m. – Tuesday, 6 a.m.
If you feel bad about staying in for the holiday, these folks prove that they should have just sent a card.
The Voice, E!, Saturday noon – 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Just in case you decided early on that NBC’s new singing competition wouldn’t catch on…
Pawn Stars, History, Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
It’s Antiques Roadshow with a tough guy twist.
Deadliest Catch, Discovery, Sunday 10 a.m. – midnight
Extreme fishing. Yes, that exists.
The Judds, OWN, Sunday 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This show makes us wonder how they survived each other this long.
Hoarders, A&E, Monday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
“See, honey, our attic isn’t that bad!” Winning.
Star Trek: The Next Generation, BBC America, Currently on through Saturday 7 a.m.
Immerse yourself as if you had your own personal holodeck.
Eureka, SyFy, Friday 11 p.m. – Saturday 5 a.m.
A town full of scientists using science to solve usually scientific problems. We can’t geek out enough.
Battlestar Galactica, BBC America, Saturday 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Join the search for a new planet… again.
Firefly, Science Channel, Sunday 8 a.m. – Tuesday 2 a.m.
Summer Glau. That’s not all this series from Joss Whedon has to offer, but it’s enough for us. Yes, we even tried watching The Cape for her.
The Twilight Zone, Syfy, Sunday 9 a.m. – Monday 5 a.m., Continues Monday 8 a.m. to Tuesday 4 a.m.
This spooked us out as children and we should say it still does.