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Tom Hardy, left, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine star in “This Means War” today on FX.

break from your labors

The annual MDA Telethon will begin at 9 p.m. today on ABC, but that's not the only thing to watch this long Labor Day weekend. As you mark the unofficial end to summer, there are plenty of things to watch as you try to escape the heat (and outdoor chores) for a few hours.

Here is a sampling of what you can find on television today and Monday. Times are subject to change.



• “Falling Skies,” two episodes at 9 and 10 p.m. today on TNT

• “Game of Crowns,” 10 p.m. today on Bravo

• “Mistresses,” 10:01 p.m. Monday on ABC

• “Partners,” two episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Monday on FX


• “Mud Lovin' Rednecks,” 8 p.m. Monday on Animal Planet

• “Houdini,” 9 p.m. Monday on History

• “Highway to Sell,” 10:02 p.m. Monday on Discovery


• It's a day of rom-coms transitioning to an afternoon of action on FX today. “What's Your Number?” at 9 a.m., “Crazy, Stupid, Love” at 11 a.m. and “This Means War” at 2 p.m. Then comes “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” at 4 p.m. and “X-Men: First Class” at 7 p.m.

• Neo dodges bullets today on Syfy. “The Matrix” is on at 9:30 a.m., “The Matrix Reloaded” is on at 12:30 p.m. and “The Matrix Revolutions” is on at 3:30 p.m.

• Grab your fedora and go on an adventure with Indiana Jones today on Spike. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is on at 11:30 a.m., “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” is on at 2:12 p.m., “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” is on at 5:07 p.m. and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” is on at 8:10 p.m.

• Spend a day with Rambo on AMC on Monday. “First Blood” is on at 12:30 p.m., “Rambo: First Blood Part II” starts at 2:30 p.m. and “Rambo III” is on at 4:30 p.m. The block repeats, starting at 7 p.m.

• Katherine Heigl has trouble in love Monday on Lifetime. At 1 p.m., it's “The Ugly Truth” followed by “Killers” at 3 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., it's “27 Dresses.”

• Capt. Kirk and the Enterprise set off for the stars Monday on Syfy. The slightly-out-of-order movie marathon starts with “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” at 8:30 a.m., followed by “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” at 11:30 a.m., “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” at 2 p.m., “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” at 4:30 p.m., “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” at 7 p.m. and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country” at 9:30 p.m.



• “NCIS,” noon to 11 p.m. on USA Network

• “19 Kids and Counting,” noon to 9 p.m. on TLC

• “Love It or List It,” noon to 8 p.m. on HGTV

• “Undercover Boss,” 3 to 8 p.m. on OWN

• “Mountain Men,” 3 p.m. today to 4:02 a.m. Monday on History

• “Naked and Afraid,” 4 p.m. today to 3 a.m. Monday on Discovery

• “Breaking Bad,” 5 p.m. to 1:05 a.m. on AMC


• “NCIS,” 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on USA Network

• “Don't Be Tardy … ,” 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Bravo

• “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on E!

• “The Beverly Hillbillies,” 9 a.m. to 2:38 p.m. on TV Land

• “Pawn Stars,” 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on History

• “Rizzoli & Isles,” 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on TNT

• “Flip or Flop,” noon to 8 p.m. on HGTV

• “Fast N' Loud,” noon to 10:02 p.m. on Discovery

• “Criminal Minds,” noon Monday to 4:02 a.m. Tuesday

• “Mike & Molly,” noon to 9 p.m. Monday on FX

• “Preachers of L.A.,” 2 to 9 p.m. on Oxygen

For more of what the TV networks are offering, turn to the TV Journal, inserted inside The Journal Gazette.