Memorial Day marathons: ‘Criminal Minds,’ ‘Falling Skies,’ ‘NCIS,’ and more

Criminal MindsAs any veteran TV viewer knows, there’s virtually nothing worth watching when it comes to new Memorial Day Weekend programming. Everyone is either outside or with family, and with the May sweeps ending, shows like to give a week or two in order to take a deep breath before they start up again with new programming.

While this means that some of you looking to stimulate your mind with new and exciting things (save for maybe a new “Mad Men” Sunday night) will probably be disappointed,but  there are plenty of ways to indulge in some guilty pleasure viewing over the next two days. What we have for you here is a handy list of some of the top marathons that we know are playing over Sunday and Monday, and we’ll add a few more to this list once we find out about them. (Note: All times are Eastern.)

Sunday, May 26

-“Doctor Who” will air from noon until 4 a.m.

-“NCIS” is going to run in a power block from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on USA

-If you like “Law & Order,” TNT has it running from 3 a.m. until 2 p.m.

-“Mad Men” will be running from 1:30 p.m. onward on AMC, leading up to the new episode airing at 10:00 p.m.

-Oprah Winfrey will be running some of her most-memorable “Oprah’s Next Chapter” interviews on OWN from 2:30 until 8:00 p..m. on OWN.

-If you want to watch heavily edited “Sex and the City” episodes (which makes us want to cry in our Manolos), Style will be running them from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Monday, May 27

-ABC Family has “Baby Daddy” going from 2-7 p.m.

-“Criminal Minds” is taking over A&E from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., making this a rare A&E marathon not involving “Duck Dynasty.”

-“Falling Skies” goes from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on TNT.

-There’s even more “NCIS” on USA, starting at 6 a.m. and going until 8 pm.

-The Science Channel has a “How It’s Made” marathon that goes from 6 a.m. until 3 a.m. the following morning, just in case you really want to learn something.

-Finally, Bravo will be starting up a “Real Housewives of Orange County” marathon at 1 p.m., which will end an hour after their new episode airs at night.

There is also a Memorial Day concert airing Sunday night on PBS, and you can read more news about that here.

Photo: CBS

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