Memorial Day 2011 TV: Marathons, sports and specials

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Memorial Day 2011 is here and while we should all take time to thank a veteran and active servicemen and women, it also means for us TVphiles - lots of good programming. So either settle in with some popcorn or make sure your DVR is ready to go.

There are movie marathons. Syfy is busting out its greatest hits in the giant monster oeuvre on Friday, followed by "Star Trek" movies all weekend. TCM and AMC are showing nothing but military movies, including classics like "All Quiet on the Western Front," "From Here to Eternity" and "Patton."

If marathons are your thing, you've got everything from "Firefly" and "Doctor Who" to "House Hunters" and "How It's Made." And if you're a sports fan, while the NBA playoffs are on hiatus, you can still watch a ton of baseball, the 2011 French Open or the annual Memorial Day race the Indianapolis 500.

Zap2it has compiled all your Memorial Day weekend programming below. All times Eastern, please check your local listings for exact times and channel numbers.

FRIDAY

A&E: "Criminal Minds," 10 a.m. to midnight

AMC: Military movies all weekend, staring with "Patton," 8 pm to midnight

BBC America: "The X Files," 8 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "Millionaire Matchmaker," 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chiller: "Masters of Horror," 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Discovery: "American Chopper," "Cash Cab," "Dual Survival," "Swamp Brothers," 1 p.m. to midnight

ESPN 2: 2011 French Open, noon to 6:30 p.m.

G4: "Campus PD," "Cops," 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

HGTV: "House Hunters," 7 p.m. to midnight

History: "Modern Marvels," "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers," "American Restoration," 8 a.m. to midnight

MTV: "Made," "16 and Pregnant," 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NBC: New "Friday Night Lights," 8 p.m.

Sci: "How It's Made," 9 a.m. to midnight

Sleuth: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," 8 a.m. to midnight

Spike TV: "Gangland," 9 a.m. to midnight

STYLE: "Shear Genius," 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Syfy: Monster movies, 8 am to midnight ("Dinocroc," "Snakehead Terror," "Dinoshark," "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," "Mega Piranha," "Malibu Shark Attack," break for WWE Smackdown, "Lake Placid 2," "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," "Kraken: Tentacles of the Deep," "Sea Beast")

TCM: Military movies, noon to midnight ("Blood Alley," "Operation Crossbow," "The Seventh Cross," "Silver River," "Run Silent, Run Deep," "Destination Tokyo," "Up Periscope")

TLC: "Four Weddings," "Say Yes to the Dress," 3 p.m. to midnight

Tru TV: "Street Patrol," "Operation Repo," "Forensic Files," 3 p.m. to midnight

USA: "House," "NCIS," 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


SATURDAY


A&E: "Parking Wars," 5 p.m. to midnight

ABC: NASCAR, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

AMC: Military movies, midnight to midnight ("Miracle at St. Anna," "Halls of Montezuma," "Jet Attack," "Guadalcanal Diary," "The Dirty Dozen," "Tora! Tora! Tora!," "Patton," "Apocalypse Now Redux")

BBC America: "Doctor Who," 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

BET: "Girlfriends," "Everybody Hates Chris," "The Game," 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

BIO: "Urban Legends," "The Unexplained," "Psychic Kids," "Haunted History," "Ghostly Encounters," "Celebrity Ghost Stories," "My Ghost Story," 10 a.m. to midnight

Bravo: "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," 1 p.m. to midnight

CBS: Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chiller: "The Outer Limits," "The Evil Dead," "Fear Factor," 8 a.m. to midnight

Discovery: "Mythbusters," 11 a.m. to midnight

DIY: "Yard Crashers," "House Crashers," "Bath Crashers," noon to 7 p.m.

E!: "Khloe and Lamar," "Sex and the City" 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FOX: UEFA Champions League Soccer final, FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

G4: "Jump City: Seattle," "Cops," "Speed," 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.

History: "America, the Story of Us," "Swamp People" 8 a.m. to midnight

ID: "Deadly Women," 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Logo: "Noah's Arc," 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

MSNBC: "Lockup," 6 p.m. to midnight

NBC: 2011 French Open tennis, Senior PGA Championship, noon to 6 p.m.

Oxygen: "Snapped," noon to 10 p.m.

Sci: "Oddities," 6 a.m. to midnight

Sleuth: "MacGyver," "Charlie's Angels," "TJ Hooker," 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Spike TV: "Jail," 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Syfy: "Star Trek" movies, 9:30 a.m. to midnight

TCM: Military movies, midnight to midnight ("Torpedo Run," "Hell Below," "Tank Battalion," "The Tanks are Coming," "Sahara," "Imitation General," "Invasion Quartet," "Buck Privates," "What Next, Corporal Hargrove?," "Ensign Pulver," "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," "Men of the Fighting Lady," "Flying Leathernecks")

TLC: "Moving Up," "48 Hours," 10 a.m. to midnight

Travel: "Extreme" franchise, "Ghost Adventures," noon to midnight

Tru TV: "Southern Fried," "Most Shocking," "World's Dumbest Daredevils," "Forensic Files," noon to midnight

TV Land: "M*A*S*H," "The Nanny," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Leave It to Beaver," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Sanford & Son," "All in the Family," "Everybody Loves Raymond," 2 a.m. to midnight

USA: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: SVU," 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



SUNDAY

A&E: "Breakout Kings," "Criminal Minds," 1 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

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

AMC: Military Movies, 1 am to midnight ("Apocalypse Now Redux," "Paratroop Command," "Fixed Bayonets," "MacArthur," "The Great Raid," "Apocalypse Now Redux," "Pearl Harbor")

BBC America: "Top Gear," 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

BIO: "I Survived," 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "RHONY," "RHOBH," "RHONJ," 8 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

CBS: Byron Nelson Championship final round 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Discovery: "Deadliest Catch," 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

FOX: NASCAR 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

G4: "Campus PD," "Cops," 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

History: "Ancient Aliens," "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers," 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

ID: "Deadly Women," "True Crime," "48 Hours," "Disappeared," 6 a.m. to midnight

MSNBC: "Caught on Camera," "Predator Raw," 6 p.m. to midnight

MTV: "True Life," 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NBC: 2011 French Open tennis, Senior PGA Championship, noon to 6 p.m.

Oxygen: "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PBS: National Memorial Day Concert, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., rebroadcast immediately after

Sci: "Firefly," 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Slueth: "In Plain Sight," 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Style: "Project Runway," "Jerseylicious," "How Do I Look," 1 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Syfy: "Star Trek" movies, 11 a.m. to midnight

TCM: Military movies, midnight to midnight ("Flight Command," "Fighter Squadron," "Hell to Eternity," "From Here to Eternity," "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Sergeant York," "The Deep Six," "They Were Expendable," "The Story of G.I. Joe," "Battleground," "Tell It to the Marines")

TLC: "Four Weddings," "Extreme Couponing," "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding," 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Travel: "Man v. Food," 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. the next day

Tru TV: "Bait Car," "World's Dumbest Criminals," "Forensic Files," noon to 4 a.m.

TV Land: "M*A*S*H," "The Nanny," "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," "Leave it to Beaver," "The Andy Griffith Show," "Sanford & Son," "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

USA: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: SVU," 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.



MONDAY


A&E: "Criminal Minds," "Breakout Kings," 7 a.m. to midnight

ABC: New "The Bachelorette," 8 p.m.

AMC: Military movies 2 am to 5:40 a.m. the next day ("Twelve O'Clock High," "Patton," "The Longest Day," "Midway," "The Dirty Dozen")

BBC America: "Top Gear," 8 a.m. to midnight

BET: "The Game," 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Bravo: "RHONY," "RHONJ," 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., "Platinum Hit" premiere at 10 p.m.

Chiller: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "The Twilight Zone," Stephen King movies, midnight to midnight

Cooking: "United Tastes," 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Discovery: "American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior," 9 a.m. to midnight

E!: "Sex and the City," "Khloe and Lamar," 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

ESPN2: "World's Strongest Man," 7:30 p.m. to midnight

Food: "Grill It With!," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FX: "Two and a Half Men," noon to midnight

HGTV: "House Hunters," 8:30 a.m. to midnight

History: "Pawn Stars," new "Gettysburg" special, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

ID: "Disappeared," "Sins & Secrets," 9 a.m. to midnight

IFC: "Arrested Development," 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Logo: "Noah's Arc," 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

MSNBC: "Caught on Camera," noon to midnight

MTV: "Jersey Shore," 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

SCI: "Oddities," "How It's Made," 3 a.m. to midnight

Sleuth: "Law & Order: SVU," "Royal Pains," 1 a.m. to midnight

Spike: "Star Wars," movies 9 a.m. to midnight

Style: "Jerseylicious," "Project Runway," 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sundance: "My So-Called Life," 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Syfy: "Star Trek" movies, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

TBS: "Seinfeld," "Family Guy" 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

TCM: Military movies, 2 am to 6:30 a.m. the next day ("Ashes to Diamonds," "The Paratrooper," "Screaming Eagles," "Objective, Burma!," "The Green Berets," "Kelly's Heroes," "The Devil's Brigade," "A Bridge Too Far," "The Best Years of Our Lives," "Since You Went Away," "The White Cliffs of Dover," "Homecoming")

TLC: "Cake Boss," 6 a.m. to midnight

TNT: "Law & Order," 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Travel: "Paradise" shows, "Man v. Food," noon to midnight

TRU TV: "In Session," "World's Wildest Police Videos," "Cops," "Bait Car," "All Worked," "Most Daring," 9 a.m. to midnight

TV Land: "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "Sanford & Son," "All in the Family," "M*A*S*H," noon to midnight

USA: "NCIS," 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Versus: "Heads-Up Poker," 4 p.m. to midnight

VH1: "Mob Wives," "Basketball Wives," 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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