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Marathons
Today
“NCIS,” 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on USA
“Dog the Bounty Hunter,” 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on A&E
“The Game,” 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on BET
“Star Trek: The Next Generation,” 8 a.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday
“Food Paradise,” 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Travel Channel
“Dirty Jobs,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Animal Planet
“Little Women: LA,” noon to 6 p.m. on Lifetime
“Preachers of L.A.,” noon to 8 p.m. on Oxygen
“Beachfront Bargain Hunt,” 2 to 7 p.m. on HGTV
“Sex and the City,” 2 p.m. to midnight on E!
“Fast N’ Loud,” 3 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Saturday
“Oprah: Where Are They Now?”, 6 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday
“Modern Family,” 8 p.m. to midnight on USA
“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” 8 p.m. today to 2 a.m. Saturday Saturday
“Untold Stories of the E.R.,” 1 to 8 p.m. on TLC
“Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy,” 1 to 7 p.m. on History
“Life With La Toya: Extra Giggles,” 4 to 10 p.m. on OWN
“Deadliest Catch,” 4 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday Sunday
“NCIS,” 9 a.m. to midnight on USA
“Say Yes to the Dress,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on TLC
“I Love the 2000s,” 12:40 to 11 p.m. on VH1
“The Pioneer Woman,” 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Food Network
“Swamp People,” 3 to 10 p.m. on History
“Naked and Afraid,” 4 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday
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“The Dark Knight,” which stars Heath Ledger and Christian Bale, airs at 5:30 p.m. today on TNT.

What to watch this holiday weekend

Rod Serling narrates “The Twilight Zone,” airing today.
Danai Gurira stars in “The Walking Dead,” airing all weekend.

Somewhere between the hotdogs and fireworks this holiday, you’ll probably find yourself indoors near a TV. Whether you are escaping the heat for a few minutes or need a bit more time to digest the gallon of potato salad you gorged on, here are some things you can watch this Fourth of July weekend.

Holiday specials

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” 8 p.m. today on NBC (repeats at 10 p.m.)

“A Capitol Fourth,” 8 p.m. today on PBS (repeats at 9:30 p.m.)

“Philly 4th of July Jam,” 8 p.m. on VH1(repeats at 11 p.m.)

Ring it in

Have 12 hours to kill on Sunday? “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) is on TNT at 9 a.m., “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (2002) is on at 12:45 p.m., and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003) starts at 4:45 p.m.

Ready to whistle?

What’s more American than “The Andy Griffith Show”? TV Land has marathons from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Growing family

Spend some time with the Duggar family today as they go from “17 Kids and Counting” from 6 to 8 a.m. to “18 Kids and Counting” at 9 a.m. and “19 Kids and Counting” from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on TLC. “A Very Duggar Wedding” airs at 8 a.m.

Classic films

Patriotic-themed movies today on TCM include Revolutionary War spy adventure “The Scarlet Coat” (1955) at 11:15 a.m. and war hero saga “Sergeant York” (1941) at 8 p.m.

Superheroes

Spend this afternoon and evening with some superheroes on FX. “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) is on at 1 p.m. followed by “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (2007) at 3:30 p.m., “Thor” (2011) at 5:30 p.m. and a double showing of “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011) at 8 and 10:30 p.m. If you’re staying up late, “Spider-Man 3” (2007) is on at 1 a.m.

Over on TNT, you can see “Hulk” (2003) at noon today followed by “Spider-Man” (2002) at 3 p.m. and “The Dark Knight” (2008) at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, “Iron Man” (2008) is on FX at 6 p.m. and “Iron Man 2” (2010) follows at 9 p.m. They repeat at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, on Sunday.

American history

Reflect on our country’s history with the miniseries “America the Story of Us,” which airs in one-hour segments from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today on the History channel.

Take a bite

While you’re munching on barbecue this weekend, make sure nothing wants to munch on you.

AMC is airing “Dead, White and Blue,” a weekend-long, non-stop marathon of every episode of “The Walking Dead” from 9 a.m. today to 9 p.m. Sunday, which leads into a special episode of “Talking Dead” previewing the upcoming fifth season.

The other Indy

Get out your whips and fedoras, Spike has a Indiana Jones marathon Saturday with “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) at 3:30 p.m. followed by “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) at 6 p.m. and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) at 9 p.m.

“Last Crusade” repeats at 6 p.m. Sunday followed by “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” at 9 p.m.

Another dimension

Syfy is showing “The Twilight Zone” from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and picking back up from 12:01 a.m. to 4:10 a.m. Saturday. Among things you can see in classic episodes are Talky Tina’s terrible tirade in “Living Doll” at 3:30 p.m., a woman’s natural beauty marking her a freak in “The Eye of the Beholder” at 4:30 p.m. and aliens with ulterior motives in “To Serve Man” at 6:30 p.m.

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