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

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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.