Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:
(All times are ET/PT)
Thursday, July 4
American Ninja Warrior (9 a.m.-4 p.m., G4)
BBQ Pitmasters (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Destination America)
Cake Boss (6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TLC)
Call of the Wildman (6 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Animal Planet)
Castle (10 a.m.-8 p.m., TNT)
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
If you're going to spend much of the Thanksgiving holiday on the couch — after all, you'll have lots of food to digest -- there's plenty of TV to watch. Check out our roundup of marathons, specials and games. All times are Eastern (ET):
Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Below, we map out the best holiday-weekend marathons the networks have planned:
(All times are ET/PT)
TV Guide Network's new original reality series Nail Files isn't about just any Hollywood nail salon — it's about The Painted Nail, where celebrities flock and free booze flows.
On Tuesday's premiere (at 10/9c), owner Katie Cazorla learns of a last-minute opportunity to promote The Painted Nail at the Sundance Film Festival. Earlier this month, we dropped by the salon for a manicure and to learn about the salon's latest offering: exotic dancing. "We now have Burlesque Academy, where you can learn burlesque," Cazorla tells TVGuide.com. "It's cardio with a boa. It's more about being sexy, but it's an hour-and-a-half class and you get free champagne with it."
On Thanksgiving Day, starting at 8 am/ET, TNT will air all 13 freshman-season episodes of The Closer. The Kyra Sedgwick starrer wraps up Season 2 with a two-part special on Dec. 4.... Reminder: Court TV premieres Murder by the Book, in which best-selling authors such as James Ellroy and Faye Kellerman revisit compelling true-crime stories, tonight at 10 pm/ET.... A&E has extended the fourth season of The First 48 by six episodes, to begin unspooling this Thursday at 9 pm. Season 5 premieres in January 2007.... And on a personal note, I want to wish a happy fourth birthday to Jared and Jacob Mitovich, two Dora, Thomas and Cars enthusiasts who are the "top story" every night when their daddy comes home from work at "the TV magazine." Love you guys!