Somewhere between the hotdogs and fireworks this holiday, you’ll probably find yourself indoors near a TV. Whether you are escaping the heat for a few minutes or need a bit more time to digest the gallon of potato salad you gorged on, here are some things you can watch this Fourth of July weekend.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, 8 p.m. today on NBC (repeats at 10 p.m.)
A Capitol Fourth, 8 p.m. today on PBS (repeats at 9:30 p.m.)
Philly 4th of July Jam, 8 p.m. on VH1(repeats at 11 p.m.)
Ring it in
Have 12 hours to kill on Sunday? The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is on TNT at 9 a.m., The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) is on at 12:45 p.m., and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) starts at 4:45 p.m.
Ready to whistle?
What’s more American than The Andy Griffith Show? TV Land has marathons from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Spend some time with the Duggar family today as they go from 17 Kids and Counting from 6 to 8 a.m. to 18 Kids and Counting at 9 a.m. and 19 Kids and Counting from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on TLC. A Very Duggar Wedding airs at 8 a.m.
Patriotic-themed movies today on TCM include Revolutionary War spy adventure The Scarlet Coat (1955) at 11:15 a.m. and war hero saga Sergeant York (1941) at 8 p.m.
Spend this afternoon and evening with some superheroes on FX. The Incredible Hulk (2008) is on at 1 p.m. followed by Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) at 3:30 p.m., Thor (2011) at 5:30 p.m. and a double showing of Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) at 8 and 10:30 p.m. If you’re staying up late, Spider-Man 3 (2007) is on at 1 a.m.
Over on TNT, you can see Hulk (2003) at noon today followed by Spider-Man (2002) at 3 p.m. and The Dark Knight (2008) at 5:30 p.m.
On Saturday, Iron Man (2008) is on FX at 6 p.m. and Iron Man 2 (2010) follows at 9 p.m. They repeat at 2:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, on Sunday.
Reflect on our country’s history with the miniseries America the Story of Us, which airs in one-hour segments from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today on the History channel.
Take a bite
While you’re munching on barbecue this weekend, make sure nothing wants to munch on you.
AMC is airing Dead, White and Blue, a weekend-long, non-stop marathon of every episode of The Walking Dead from 9 a.m. today to 9 p.m. Sunday, which leads into a special episode of Talking Dead previewing the upcoming fifth season.
The other Indy
Get out your whips and fedoras, Spike has a Indiana Jones marathon Saturday with Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) at 3:30 p.m. followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) at 6 p.m. and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) at 9 p.m.
Last Crusade repeats at 6 p.m. Sunday followed by Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at 9 p.m.
Syfy is showing The Twilight Zone from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and picking back up from 12:01 a.m. to 4:10 a.m. Saturday. Among things you can see in classic episodes are Talky Tina’s terrible tirade in Living Doll at 3:30 p.m., a woman’s natural beauty marking her a freak in The Eye of the Beholder at 4:30 p.m. and aliens with ulterior motives in To Serve Man at 6:30 p.m.