Fourth of July weekend reality TV marathons

This Fourth of July weekend, if you decide to stay inside and avoid crowds, sunburn, and heat, there’s plenty of television to keep you occupied. Although new shows are mostly skipping new episodes, there are a lot of reality shows that are being repeated, from an entire day of Hoarders on Monday to an entire weekend of Teen Mom on MTV.

Here’s a look forward at the weekend’s reality TV marathons. Whether you settle onto the couch to watch some of these shows, do something else fun, or work so the rest of us can take a break, I hope you have a fantastic weekend.

Saturday, July 2

  • Ax Men, History, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Swamp Loggers, Discovery, 9 a.m. to midnight
  • American Ninja Warrior, G4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, TLC, noon to 7 p.m.
  • The Voice, E!, noon to 8 p.m.
  • Teen Mom, MTV, 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Man vs. Food, Travel Channel, 9 a.m. to noon
  • The First 48, A&E, 1 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Mob Wives, VH1, 2 p.m. to midnight
  • Ghost Adventures, Travel Channel, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Hoarding: Buried Alive, TLC, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Supernanny, Style, 8 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • College Hill 3, BET, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 3

  • Teen Mom, MTV, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Pawn Stars, History, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ice Road Truckers, History, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • America’s Next Top Model 6, Oxygen, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Deadliest Catch, Discovery, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
  • The Voice, E!, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • True Life, MTV, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Flipping Out, Bravo, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Survivorman, SCI, noon to 7 p.m.
  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Bravo, 4:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • I Survived, Bio, 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Jerseylicious, Style, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Monday, July 4

  • Hoarders, A&E, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • The Real Housewives of New York City, Bravo, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Project Runway 3, Style, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, Discovery, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Cake Boss, TLC, 6 a.m. to midnight

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.