Friday, May 27, 2011
YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST HOLIDAY WEEKEND MARATHONS
Saturday, May 28th
Doctor Who (BBC America, 6 am – Sunday, 6 am) | Tide yourself over until the next new episode (June 4) with a 24-hour marathon of all the episodes featuring new Doc, Matt Smith.
Deadliest Catch (Discovery, 9 am — Sunday, 3 am)
Star Trek movies (Syfy, 10:30 am – Sunday, 4 am) | Syfy pays tribute to a sci-fi classic with a marathon of five Star Trek films.
Sunday, May 29th
Top Gear (BBC America, 6 am – Monday, 6 am) | Don’t feel like getting stuck in Memorial Day weekend traffic? Just watch the Top Gear guys race cars from the safety of your couch.
In Plain Sight (Sleuth, 6 am – 12 am) | A day spent with Marshall Marshall (Frederick Weller) from the USA Network series is not a bad way to spend a Sunday.
Firefly (Science, starting at 8 am) | Throw on a brown coat and settle in with this complete revisiting of this short-lived Joss Whedon sci-fi serial, kicking off with its big-screen follow-up Serenity.
American Chopper (Discovery, 9 am — 10 pm)
Star Trek movies (Syfy, 11 am – Monday, 2 am) | Missed Saturday’s marathon of Trek movies I, II, III, IV and VIII? Catch installments IV through VIII and X today.
Monday, May 30th
Royal Pains (Sleuth, 6 am – Tuesday, 6 am) | Just a month away from the show’s third season premiere (June 29 on USA Network), Sleuth offers a trip to the Hamptons-set concierge medicine series.
Cake Boss (TLC, 6 am – 10 pm) | Start the morning off with a sugar coma courtesy of a 16-hour marathon of TLC’s cake-making reality series.
NCIS (USA Network, 6 am – 8 pm) | Settle in for 14 episodes of the CBS series in what USA Network has dubbed a “Boys of Summer Marathon” because “nothing’s cooler than hot guys solving crimes.”
Criminal Minds (A&E, 7 am – 10 pm) | Further proof that there’s no shortage of bad guys in this crazy world, this marathon of the CBS series goes on for 15 hours.
Top Gear (BBC America, 8 am – Tuesday, 5 am) | Not sick of Top Gear yet?
Stephen King TV Movies (Chiller, 8 am – 12 am) | The horror network airs three Stephen King based TV minis – The Langoliers, The Tommyknockers and The Stand.
Jersey Shore (MTV, 9 am – 10 pm) | For those who prefer their TV marathons with gratuitous fighting and an unnaturally orange people, MTV has you covered.
True Jackson, VP (TeenNick, 9 am – 4 pm) | Put the kids down in front of tube for seven hours of this TeenNick series starring Keke Palmer as the surprisingly young VP of a fashion empire.
Futurama (Comedy Central, 9:15 am – 12:45 pm) | The mini-marathon includes all four installments of the straight to DVD movie, Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder.
Law & Order (TNT, 10 am – 10 pm) | What would Memorial Day be without a Law & Order marathon? Thanks to the good people over at TNT, we’ll never have to find out.
Grill It! with Bobby Flay (Food Network, 11 am – 3 pm) | Memorial Day barbeque turning into a disaster? Grill master and Iron Chef Bobby Flay has some suggestions in this eight-episode sprint.
Two and a Half Men (FX, 12 pm – 12 am) | Remember when Charlie Sheen was the star of this show?
Released by Vlada Gelman /TVLine.com