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Your Guide to 2022's Best July 4th TV Marathons

From The Office to Yellowstone to our favorite film franchises, television goes on auto-play for the holiday.
  • The Office, Captain America and Yellowstone are among the shows and movies marathoning on TV this Fourth of July.
    The Office, Captain America and Yellowstone are among the shows and movies marathoning on TV this Fourth of July.

    Whether you're looking for the perfect show to accompany your Independence Day celebration or you'd prefer a more laid-back activity for July 4th, enjoying a movie or TV marathon is a great way to spend your holiday. We've compiled a list of the best marathons set to air this Fourth of July, and there's something for everyone.

    Below is our extensive guide to this year's very best Independence Day marathons. All times listed are Eastern.


    For some laughs and lightheartedness, tune in to one of the many comedies airing this Fourth of July, from animated series like Teen Titans Go! to feel-good hits The Office and Parks and Recreation:

    Big City Greens - Disney Channel
    10:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Bones - BBC America
    10:00 AM ET - 11:00 PM ET

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - VH1
    8:00 AM ET - 4:00 PM ET

    Malcolm in the Middle - Fuse
    11:00 AM ET - 3:00 ET PM

    The Office - Comedy Central
    9:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Parks and Recreation - IFC
    9:00 AM ET - 4:00 PM ET

    Teen Titans Go! - Cartoon Network
    10:00 AM ET - 8:00 PM ET


    A great drama can be the perfect escape. Pretend you're on the Dutton Ranch or out fighting crime with hit dramas like Yellowstone and Criminal Minds.

    Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire - Ion
    Alternating episodes of Chicago P.D. and Chicago Fire air from 11:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Criminal Minds - WE tv
    10:00 AM ET - Midnight

    The Twilight Zone - Decades
    12:00 AM ET - Midnight (and beyond)

    Yellowstone - Paramount Network
    11:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Reality Shows

    Whether you're interested in home renovation, true crime, science, or classic reality TV, these shows have you covered.

    Aerial America - Smithsonian Channel
    12:00 AM ET - 8:00 PM ET

    Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation - Magnolia Network
    12:00 PM ET - 8:00 PM ET

    Below Deck Mediterranean - Bravo
    6:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Celebrity Wife Swap - FYI
    10:00 AM ET - 6:00 PM ET

    Chrisley Knows Best - E!
    12:00 PM ET - 10:00 PM ET

    Cops - Reelz
    Cops airs from 12:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET and 5:00 PM ET - 7:00 PM ET, while Cops Reloaded airs from 7:00 PM ET - Midnight

    Farmhouse Fixer - HGTV
    12:00 PM ET - 6:00 PM ET

    Fixer Upper - Magnolia Network
    7:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

    The Food That Built America - The History Channel
    7:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Hometown - HGTV
    6:00 PM ET - Midnight

    Homicide Hunter and American Detective (Kenda-pendence Day) - ID
    6:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Impractical Jokers and Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes - TruTV
    4:00 PM ET - 10:00 PM ET

    Life Below Zero and Life Below Zero: Northern Territories - National Geographic
    9:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Little Women LA - Lifetime Real Women
    7:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Mythbusters - Discovery
    9:00 AM ET - 8:00 PM ET

    Naked and Afraid - Animal Planet
    6:00 AM ET - Midnight

    Paranormal Caught on Camera - Travel Channel
    8:00 AM ET - 6:00 PM ET

    Ridiculousness - MTV
    6:30 AM ET - Midnight

    Shark Tank - CNBC
    1:00 PM ET - Midnight

    Snapped - Oxygen
    12:00 PM ET - 11:00 PM ET

    Storage Wars - TrueReal
    12:00 PM ET - Midnight


    There's nothing like spending a day off with your favorite film franchise. Enjoy everything from Jaws and Rocky to the action-packed John Wick movies, and -- of course -- Captain America.

    Captain America Movies - FX
    The Avengers kicks things off at 10:00 AM ET followed by Infinity War at 1:00 PM ET, Captain America: The First Avenger at 4:30 PM ET, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 7:00 PM ET.

    Divergent Trilogy - Pop
    Divergent airs at 1:00 PM ET, followed by its sequels, Insurgent at 2:50 PM ET and Allegiant at 5:40 PM ET.

    Indiana Jones Movies - Showtime 2 and CMT
    Showtime begins its Indiana Jones marathon at 9:45 AM ET with Raiders of the Lost Ark and will air Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull until 6:00 PM ET. CMT begins a marathon of the first three Indiana Jones films starting at 10:00 AM ET.

    John Wick Trilogy - USA
    John Wick begins at 12:30 PM ET followed by its sequels, John Wick: Chapter 2 at 2:30 PM ET and John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum at 5:00 PM ET.

    Lethal Weapon Franchise - BET
    All four Lethal Weapon films will air beginning at 12:30 PM ET and run until Midnight.

    Rocky Movies - AMC
    Tune in for Rocky Balboa's full saga from 2:00 PM ET to 1:30 AM ET.

    Jaws Movies - SYFY
    The Jaws films are playing in reverse order. Jaws: The Revenge begins at 12:00 PM ET followed by Jaws 3 at 2:00 PM ET, Jaws 2 at 4:00 PM ET, and Jaws at 6:30 PM ET.

    Spider-Man Movies - Freeform
    The marathon begins with Sam Raimi's 2002 Spider-Man at 11:30 AM ET, followed by Spider-Man 2 at 2:00 PM ET and Spider-Man 3 at 5:00 PM ET. Tom Holland then takes over as the iconic superhero in Spider-Man: Far From Home, airing at 8:00 PM ET.

    Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.

    TOPICS: Fourth of July, Chrisley Knows Best, Criminal Minds, Fixer Upper, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, MythBusters, The Office (US), Parks and Recreation, The Twilight Zone (1959 series), Yellowstone, Captain America, Marathons