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The Best TV Marathons and Specials to Watch This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means America’s television networks are pulling out all the stops when it comes to specials and marathons. There may not be a new episode of Game of Thrones this Sunday night, but there is a ton of other great stuff to check out. So if you would rather stay inside than venture out into the world this weekend, here are your best bets for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.


Saturday, May 24

ABC: NASCAR Nationwide Series: History 300, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

AMC: Military movie marathon (“Von Ryan’s Express,” “Sands of Iwo Jima,” “Hell is for Heroes,” “The Longest Day,” “The Green Berets,” “Heartbreak Ridge,” “The Green Berets,” “The Dirty Dozen”) 6 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next day

CBS: PGA golf Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial third round, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Comedy Central: “South Park” marathon, 2:50 p.m. 1 a.m. the next day

E!: “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 9 marathon, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

History: “WWII in HD” marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LMN: Secret movie marathon (“Secrets of Eden,” “My Nanny’s Secret,” “My Mother’s Secret,” “Secrets from Her Past,” “House of Secrets”), 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NBC: NHL conference final, Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

TCM: Military movie marathon (“A Guy Named Joe,” “Hell to Eternity,” “The Steel Helmet,” “Objective, Burma!”, “The Hill,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “Where Eagles Dare” ) 9 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. the next day

USA: “Law & Order: SVU” marathon, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 25

A&E: “Storage Wars” franchise marathon, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

ABC: 2014 Indianapolis 500, noon to 3:30 p.m.

BBC America: “Orphan Black” Season 2 marathon, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ESPN: 2014 French Open first round, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

FOX: NASCAR Spring Cup: Coca-Cola 600, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

History: “The Men Who Built America” marathon, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Pawn Stars” from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

NBC: Formula One Racing Monaco Grand Prix live, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 2014 French Open Tennis First Round, noon to 3 p.m.; “American Dream Builders” finale, 7 p.m.

PBS: National Memorial Day Concert live, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

TCM: Military movie marathon (“Kelly’s Heroes,” “Men of the Fighting Lady,” “The Horizontal Lieutenant,” “Imitation General,” “See Here, Private Hargrove,” “What Next, Corporal,” “Mister Roberts,” “Ensign Pulver,” “Pillow to Post,” “The Password is Courage,” “No Time for Sergeants,” “Onionhead,” “The Better ‘Ole”) 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day

TLC: “Say Yes to the Dress” Marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

USA: “NCIS” marathon, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Monday, May 26

A&E: “Criminal Minds” marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

AMC: Military movie marathon (“The Longest Day,” “Windtalkers,” “We Were Soldier,” “Pearl Harbor”) 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

BET: “The Game” marathon, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CMT: “Party Down South” Season 1 marathon, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Comedy Central: “Tosh.0” marathon, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

E!: “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” marathon, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ESPN2: 2014 French Open Tennis First Round, 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

History: “Pawn Stars” marathon, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

NatGeo: “Inside War” specials, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day

NBC: “American Ninja Warrior” premiere, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

TCM: Military movie marathon (“The Dawn Patrol,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “Sergeant York,” “Friendly Persuasion,” “The White Cliffs of Dover,” “The Young Lions,” “The Fighting Sullivans,” “Twelve O’Clock High,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “Pride of the marines”) 4 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

TV Land: “Walker, Texas Ranger” marathon, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more, see the full list of specials and marathons, compiled by zap2it.

[Photo via The History Channel]

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