Television programmers can (and do) always rely on that tried-and-true old faithful during this slow time on the tube: the series marathon. And it’s no different this year, with several notable marathons starting Saturday and running through the long holiday weekend (and beyond). So, without further ado, here are our picks for series marathons — featuring series that never get old — to keep an eye out for over the next few days.
When: 2 a.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Monday on E!
Over 50 episodes of NBC’s ensemble workplace sitcom about life in (fictional) Pawnee, Ind. Aired for seven seasons (2009-2015) with stars Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones, Jim O’Heir, Aziz Ansari, Retta, Aubrey Plaza and Rob Lowe.
When: 4 a.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. Tuesday on Syfy
There’s not much left to say about Rod Serling’s classic creation — only that it’s considered the best sci-fi/fantasy anthology series in TV history, complemented by terrific writing, acting and pacing, all in glorious black-and-white. (There are a few less-thanstellar episodes — but, hey, it happens.) Among the stars: William Shatner, Jonathan Winters, Jack Klugman, Carol Burnett, Burgess Meredith, Agnes Moorhead, Dennis Hopper, Billy Mumy, Joan Blondell, Robert Redford, Richard Basehart, Buster Keaton, Elizabeth Montgomery and many more.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday through the month of January on AMC
AMC celebrates the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking series with a month-long marathon. Every episode from all five seasons (2008-2013) will air in chronological order starting Sunday — and will then continue every Saturday and Sunday throughout January with series stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt and Bob Odenkirk. Relive Walter White’s (Cranston) journey from a milquetoast-ian high school chemistry teacher to an unapologetic killer in a role for which he won three consecutive Emmys. (And don’t forget natty villain Gus Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito, who continues his role, along with Odenkirk, in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” prequel, “Better Call Saul.”)
When: 10 p.m. Sunday through 9 p.m. Monday on WLNY/Ch. 55
Will feature 46 episodes of the classic ABC sitcom (1970-75) starring Tony Randall as fussy neatnick Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as his roommate/pal, slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison (or “Madisoy,” in one memorable episode).
When: 11 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. Monday (breaks for news from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.) on WPIX/ Ch. 11
The station’s annual (since 1996) homage to Brooklyn’s own Ralph, Alice, Ed and Trixie will feature over 13 hours of episodes from the 1955-56 series starring Jackie Gleason, Audrey Meadows, Art Carney and Joyce Randolph. There will also be extra “Honeymooners” content online via Ch. 11’s Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Android TV platforms.