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Twilight Zone, NCIS, Drunk History and Other Marathons, Macy’s Fireworks and More

Macy's Fourth of July

On TV this Independence Day: The Twilight Zone, Criminal Minds, Drunk History and Blue Bloods are among the day’s many marathons, Macy’s puts on its 39th annual fireworks display and PBS hosts A Capitol Fourth. Here are 20 programs to keep on your radar.

  • BBC America
    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Through 9 pm | A continuation of Friday’s marathon, today’s binge includes episodes from Seasons 3 and 4.

  • Syfy
    The Twilight Zone

    Through 3:30 am | Highlights of the series’ annual marathon include “Little Girl Lost,” “The Hitchhiker,” “The Masks” and “Eye of the Beholder.”

  • Comedy Central
    Drunk History

    Through 6 pm | What better way to celebrate America than with inebriated history lessons? Highlighted cities include Boston and Washington, D.C.

  • ION
    Criminal Minds

    Through 11 pm | The marathon includes episodes from Seasons 6 and 7, as well as two hours from the short-lived Suspect Behavior spinoff.

  • WGN America
    Blue Bloods

    Through 11 pm | If your own family barbecue is getting a little too crowded, take a seat at the Reagans’ dinner table for a marathon of Seasons 3 and 4.

  • VH1
    Saturday Night Live

    Through 10 pm | Highlights include the Best of Jimmy Fallon, Chris Farley and Will Ferrell.

  • HBO2
    John Adams

    Through 8:30 pm | The premium cabler gets patriotic with this seven-part historical biography, starring Paul Giamatti as the titular president.

  • Starz

    Through 12:15 am | Been meaning to catch up on Starz’s crime drama? This marathon includes all of Season 1 and the first four episodes of Season 2. (New episodes return next Saturday, July 11.)

  • History
    Sons of Liberty

    Through midnight | The six-hour mini , which stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) and Jason O’Mara (Complications), airs twice.

  • AMC
    Independence Day

    Don’t worry about setting your DVR for this Will Smith flick: It airs three more times, at 4 pm, 7 pm and 10 pm.

  • USA Network

    Through 11 pm | Get ready to feel nostalgic: This marathon kicks off with the pilot episode, which originally aired in 2003 (!).

  • Sundance

    Through 6 am | Ahead of the drama’s Season 3 premiere (airing July 9), get up to speed with the first two seasons in their entirety.

  • NBC
    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    Today’s Willie Geist and Tamron Hall host the 39th annual fireworks display in Manhattan, with performances from Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley and Flo Rida.

  • PBS
    A Capitol Fourth

    Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this year’s concert features Barry Manilow, Hunter Hayes, The Voice‘s Meghan Linsey and others.

  • CBS
    The Millers

    New day and time: First, Kip encourages Carol to confront her old work nemesis, Miss Pam (SNL’s Molly Shannon). Then, at 8:30 pm, Nathan’s week-long series of reports about the Pope’s visit hits a snag.

  • CBS
    The McCarthys

    New day and time First, the McCarthy clan is reluctant to celebrate Gerard and Katrina’s engagement. Then at 9:30 pm, the family makes a bet to see who can be independent the longest.

  • ABC
    Bruce Jenner: The Interview

    Repeat to Revisit: If you missed Diane Sawyer’s profile of Bruce (now Caitlyn) when it first aired, now is your chance to enjoy the evocative interview.

  • BBC America

    Jason, having been sentenced to death for killing the Oracle and faced with the might of the High Priests, hopes to be saved.

  • BBC America
    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    Mr. Norrell’s refusal to let Strange study disrespectable magic causes a split between them.

  • BBC America
    The Graham Norton Show

    Graham’s guests include racing pro Lewis Hamilton, Ewan McGregor (Doll & Em), British comedian Jack Whitehall and singer Rita Ora.