Memorial Day has arrived, and with it comes a wide selection of TV marathons for popular comedies, dramas, reality shows, and movies.
As they do with many holidays, TV channels are airing marathons of beloved shows and movies for those stuck without plans on Memorial Day. Some marathons are all-day affairs while others only take place in the morning, the afternoon, or the evening. Regardless, there’s plenty of quality content to choose from on this Memorial Day, depending on your particular mood.
Of course, in the age of binge-watching, on demand services, and home video, TV marathons may start becoming obsolete in coming years. There are plenty of shows and movies to watch right at your fingertips on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, and many channel-based on demand services. Yet, many channels are airing shows and movies that aren’t readily available on streaming services, so there’s still plenty of content worth checking out on this Memorial Day weekend.
Listed below are the TV marathons scheduled to run on Memorial Day 2017 (Monday, May 29), with some already underway. All times are EST.
American Pickers – 8 a.m.-9 p.m. on History
Band of Brothers – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on HBO2
Beachfront Bargain Hunt – 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on HGTV
Big Valley – 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on INSP
Bizarre Foods – 8 a.m.-4 a.m. on Travel Channel
Blue Bloods – 9 a.m.-1 a.m. on ION
Chrisley Knows Best – 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
CSI: Miami – 2 p.m.-4 a.m. on WE tv
Cops – 12-8 p.m. on WGN America
Dr. Phil – 5 a.m.-2 p.m. on OWN
Empire – 7 a.m.-1 a.m. on TV One
ER – 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Pop
Gidget– 6 a.m.-10 p.m. on Antenna TV
The Golden Girls – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on TV Land
The Incredible Hulk – all weekend through 5 a.m. on El Rey Network
Impractical Jokers – 9 a.m.-4 a.m. on truTV
Kennedys Files and The Kennedys miniseries – 8 a.m.-1 a.m.
Kitchen Nightmares – 10 a.m.-4 a.m. on FYI
Knife Fight – 12-10 p.m. on Esquire
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath – 1 p.m.-4 a.m. on A&E
M*A*S*H – 6 a.m.-6 a.m. on Sundance TV
Nashville – 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on CMT
Queen Sugar – 2 p.m.-3 a.m. on OWN
Say Yes to the Dress – 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on TLC
Scrubs – 6 a.m.-4:40 a.m. on Comedy Central
Shark Tank – 12-9 p.m. on CNBC
The Simpsons – 6 p.m.-12 a.m. on FXX
Snapped – 6 a.m.-3 a.m. on Oxygen
The Soul Man – 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Centric
Southern Charm – 1-11 p.m. on Bravo
Star Trek: Voyager – 6 a.m.-6 a.m. on BBC America
Street Outlaws – 3 a.m.-10:16 p.m. on Discovery
T.I.and Tiny: The Family Hustle – 12 p.m.-10:30 p.m. on VH1
That ’70s Show – 6 a.m.-12 p.m. on IFC
Wayans Bros. – 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on MTV2
A select few TV channels are showing movie marathons, as seen below.
Final Destination, Final Destination 2, Final Destination 3, and The Final Destination – 12 p.m.-4:30 a.m. on IFC
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 – 1:30-8 p.m. on Freeform
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – 1-11 p.m. on TNT
Many other channels are showing movies throughout the day as usual, including AMC, FX, Lifetime, Spike, and TCM.
For those who want to truly honor Memorial Day, there is the American Veteran Center’s National Memorial Day Parade being held in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. EST. Multiple networks are set to provide live coverage the event, which takes place on Constitution Avenue and honors those lost in war from the American Revolution through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here is the list of TV networks that will be covering the event nationwide, but check your local listings as well. If you cannot access the event in your area, the National Memorial Day Parade will also be streamed live for free on YouTube and Military.com.
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