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Labor Day weekend TV marathons

Harrison Ford and Sean Connery in "Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford and Sean Connery in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" (1999) Credit: Paramount Pictures

Home for the holiday this Labor Day weekend? TV stacks up plenty of good stuff to help keep you inside.


No more Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon -- now it's just a two-hour Lewis-free Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser (Sunday 9-11 p.m., ABC/7). But there's a salute to the comic's 1960s movies, with 24 hours of Lewis titles like "Three on a Couch" and "The Big Mouth" (Monday 5 a.m.-Tuesday 5 a.m., Antenna).

Lonesome Dove: The Western miniseries classic with Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones (Saturday 1-9 p.m., AMC).

Indiana Jones: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas lead Harrison Ford's adventurer through four films (Saturday 1 p.m.-11:30 p.m., USA).

James Bond: Watch 007 evolve, in release order, from 1962's "Dr. No" through 1983's "Never Say Never Again" (Sunday 8 p.m.-Monday night 1:50 a.m., Encore).

Shark-o-rama! An entire day of trashy TV movies with teeth, including "Jersey Shore Shark Attack," "Sharktopus," "Ghost Shark," "Sharknado" (Monday 9 a.m.-3 a.m., Syfy).

The Story of Film: This eye-opening festival traces movie innovation across 125 years and features rare early films from Thomas Edison, the Lumiere brothers, Georges Melies and D.W. Griffith (Monday 8 p.m.- Tuesday 8 a.m., Turner Classic Movies). The first episode of "The Story of Film" series airs Monday at 10 p.m.


New dramas take the opportunity to get us caught up on recent episodes. Among them: the costume portrait "The White Queen" (Saturday 9 p.m.-12:15 a.m., Starz; Monday noon-3:05 p.m., Starz Cinema) and David Tennant's murder-mystery nail-biter "Broadchurch" (Sunday 3-7 p.m., BBC America).

Drama, recent: "House" (Sunday 6 a.m.-Monday 6 a.m., Cloo); "Monk" (Saturday 3 p.m.-3 a.m., ion/31); "Law & Order: SVU" (Sunday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., USA); "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (Monday 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Oxygen); "NCIS" (Monday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., USA); "Castle" (Monday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., TNT); "Criminal Minds" (Monday 11 a.m.-3 a.m., ion/31).

Drama, vintage: "Perry Mason" movies (Saturday 6 a.m.-Tuesday 6 a.m., Hallmark Movie Channel); "T.J. Hooker" (Sunday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 p.m.-Monday 8 p.m., Monday 9 p.m.-6 a.m., Universal HD); "The Waltons" (Monday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Hallmark; Monday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., INSP).


New channel! Younger-skewing shows will fuel FXX -- yup, two Xs (taking over the old Fox Soccer slot) -- which launches with a marathon of "Parks & Recreation" (Monday 7 a.m.- midnight).

Comedy, recent: "The Game" (Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., BET); "Two and a Half Men" (Saturday 2-6 p.m., WPIX/11; Monday 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., FX); "Arrested Development" (Sunday 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday 6:15 a.m.-5:15 p.m., IFC); "China, IL" (Sunday 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m. and 2:30-5 a.m., Cartoon); "SpongeBob SquarePants" (Monday 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Nickelodeon); "Moesha" (Monday 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Centric); "Friends" (Monday 8 p.m.-3:25 a.m., Nick at Nite).

Sitcoms, vintage: "Three's Company" (Saturday 5 a.m.-noon, TV Land); "The Cosby Show" (Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Centric; Saturday noon-8 p.m., Sunday 3 a.m.-10:30 a.m., TV Land); "Roseanne" (Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., WE; Sunday and Monday 2-6 p.m., Logo); "The Andy Griffith Show" (Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., TV Land); "The Brady Bunch" (Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., WLNY/10/55).


"Survivorman" (Saturday 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Science); "Top Gear" USA (Saturday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., History) and "Top Gear" UK (Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday 5:30 p.m.-midnight, BBC America); Kelly Clarkson, Zooey Deschanel and more on "Who Do You Think You Are?" (Saturday 2-8 p.m., TLC); "The 50 Greatest Moments at Madison Square Garden" (Saturday 4-9 p.m., MSG); "How It's Made" (Sunday 9 a.m.-3 a.m., Science); "Snapped" (Sunday 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Oxygen); assorted "Real Housewives" (Sunday 2 p.m.- 3:15 a.m., Monday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-10 p.m., Bravo); "Pawn Stars" (Monday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., History).

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