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Holiday weekend? Time for a marathon!

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- When it comes to TV, holiday weekends are synonymous with marathons. Marathons have become the norm on some channels (USA, I'm lookin' at you), but others still wait for these long weekends to bring out blocks of their most popular programming.

Several channels are showing two- to four-hour blocks of various hit shows on some days, but for the sake of this column, I'm considering a marathon five hours or more. Here's a look at what those are:

A&E: "Longmire," 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday (season one); "The Glades," 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday (second half of season three). Both have season premieres Monday. "Criminal Minds," 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.

ABC Family: "Baby Daddy," 2 to 7 p.m. Monday (season one; two starts Wednesday).

AMC: "Mad Men," 1:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday (season six to date); military movies, 9:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Monday.

Animal Planet: "River Monsters," 1 to 7 p.m. Monday (season finale at 8 p.m.)

BBC America: "Doctor Who," 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday.

Bravo: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; "The Real Housewives of Orange County," 1 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Cartoon Network: "Adventure Time," 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

CMT: "Reba," 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday; "Dog & Beth: On the Hunt," 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday; "Hell's Kitchen," noon to 6 p.m. Monday.

Comedy Central: "Futurama," 2:50 to 9 p.m. Sunday; "South Park," 10:55 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday.

Discovery Channel: "Alaska: The Last Frontier," 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

G4: "Face Off," 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; Bond movies, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday.

History Channel: "American Restoration," 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., "Counting Cars," 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and "Pawn Stars," 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday; "American Pickers," 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and "Hatfields & McCoys," 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. Sunday (preceded by feud special at 4 p.m.); "Pawn Stars," 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday.

MTV: "Ridiculousness," 11 a.m. Sunday to 11 a.m. Monday.

MTV2: "Ridiculousness," 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and 6 to 11 p.m. Monday; "Guy Code," 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

National Geographic: "Locked Up Abroad," noon to 7 p.m. Saturday; Hitler/Nazi specials, 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

OWN: "Iyanla, Fix My Life," 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; "Oprah's Next Chapter," 2:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Oxygen: "Snapped," 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

Soap Network: "Veronica Mars," 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

Spike: "Tattoo Nightmares," 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Style: "Sex and the City," 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday (includes the first movie).

Syfy: "Defiance," 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday (series to date); "Paranormal Witness," 9 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday; mutant animal B-movies, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday.

TCM: war movies, 6 a.m. Saturday to 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

TLC: "Undercover Boss," 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday; "Extreme Couponing," 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday; "Cake Boss," noon to 10 p.m. Monday (with season premiere at 9 p.m.).

TNT: "Falling Skies" season one, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. (Season two episodes air every other day at midnight and 1 a.m. beginning today or in a 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. marathon June 1. Season three starts June 9.)

Travel Channel: "Bizarre Foods America," noon to 7 p.m. Monday.

TruTV: "Hardcover Pawn," 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday.

TV Land: "Hot in Cleveland," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and "The Golden Girls," 5 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday; "M*A*S*H," 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

USA: "Law & Order: SVU," 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; "NCIS," 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

VH1: "Love & Hip-Hop," 11:35 a.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday (seasons one and two) and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday (season three); "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta," 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday (seasons one and two to date).

WE: "Bridezillas," 10 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday; "L.A. Hair," 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and "CSI: Miami," 4 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday.

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The season finale of "Mike & Molly" was originally scheduled to air May 21. However, the episode's plot involved, in part, a tornado.

Given the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma that afternoon, the network decided to pull the episode indefinitely. It will air "at an appropriate date," the network said. I'll keep you posted.

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Scripted series premieres: "Save Me," 8 p.m. Thursday, NBC (a near-death experience turns a housewife into a prophet); "Sanjay and Craig," 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nickelodeon (animated series voiced by Chris Hardwick and Maulik Pancholy, produced by "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" creators); "Hit the Floor," 9 p.m. Monday, VH1 (drama about dancers for a pro basketball team); "The Haves and the Have Nots," 9 p.m. Tuesday, OWN (drama about an affluent Savannah family and their housekeeper's impoverished clan); "Love Thy Neighbor," 9 p.m. Wednesday, OWN (sitcom about daily life at a diner).

Series premieres: "Does Someone Have to Go?" 9 p.m. Thursday, Fox (bosses turn businesses over to employees); "Showville," 9 p.m. Thursday, AMC (small-town talent shows); "Faked Out," 10 p.m. Thursday, Travel (two truths and one lie about cities); "Rock My RV with Bret Michaels," 9 p.m. Sunday, Travel (sprucing up old RVs); "Brooklyn DA," 10 p.m. Tuesday, CBS (inside look the Kings County DA's office); "Never Ever Do This at Home," 11 p.m. Tuesday, Discovery (testing common household warnings); "The American Baking Competition," 8 p.m. Wednesday, CBS (cooking competition hosted by Jeff Foxworthy); "Dancing Fools," 9 p.m. Wednesday, ABC Family (hidden camera dance/comedy show).

Season premieres: "Rookie Blue," 10 p.m. Thursday, ABC; "The Bachelorette," 8 p.m. Monday, ABC; "The Glades," 9 p.m. and "Longmire," 10 p.m. Monday, A&E; "Cake Boss," 9 p.m. Monday, TLC; "Extreme Weight Loss," 8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC (formerly "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition"); "Tattoo Nightmares," 10 p.m. Tuesday, Spike; "Melissa & Joey," 8 p.m. and "Baby Daddy," 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, ABC Family.

Series finales: "Merlin," 10 p.m. Friday (part one of two); "Smash," 9 p.m. Sunday, NBC; "Body of Proof," 10 p.m. Tuesday, ABC.

Miniseries finale: "Constitution USA with Peter Sagal," 9 p.m. Tuesday, PBS.

Season finales: "The Kandi Factory," 10 p.m. Sunday, Bravo; "River Monsters," 8 p.m. and "Ice Cold Gold," 10 p.m. Monday, Animal Planet.

Specials: "Eisenhower's Secret War," 8 p.m. Thursday, PBS2; "Live from Lincoln Center: Audra McDonald in Concert," 9 p.m. Friday, PBS; "Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown," 9 p.m. Saturday, ABC; "Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited," 8 p.m. Sunday, BBC America (the fifth Doctor); "The National Memorial Day Concert," 8 p.m. Sunday, PBS (hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinese, with the National Symphony Orchestra and more); "In Performance at the White House: Carole King," 8 p.m. Tuesday, PBS (with Billy Joel, James Taylor and more); "Inside the Actors Studio 250th Special," 8 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo.

Of note: Adele on "Live From the Artists Den," 10 p.m. Friday, PBS 2 (repeat of season premiere).

W.Va. alert: South Charleston's May 18 Armed Forces Day Parade, with Wayne Newton, will be televised at 10 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday on Suddenlink channel 2 and 1 p.m. Sunday and Monday on The CW (Monday's presentation precedes the National Memorial Day Parade at 2 p.m.)

Reach Amy Robinson at flipside@wvgazette.com.


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