Memorial Day Weekend 2012: TV marathons, the Indy 500 and more programming

tv-marathons-2012-memorial-day-weekend.jpgIt's Memorial Day Weekend and while we should all take a moment to remember our fallen soldiers and maybe thank a veteran, let's not forget that there is a plethora of TV being offered up as well.

So if you've got plans, be sure to get those DVRs set for all the TV and movie marathons, sporting events and specials on Memorial Day Weekend 2012 - and if you don't have plans, settle in with us!

All times Eastern.

Friday, May 25

A&E: "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Duck Dynasty" and "Storage Wars" marathons, 7 a.m. to

ABC Family: "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie marathon, 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

AMC: Military movies marathon, 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. the next day ("A Bridge Too Far," "Patton," "The Green Berets," "The Dirty Dozen," "Midway")

BIO: "Dog the Bounty Hunter" marathon, 6 p.m. 4 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "Millionaire Matchmaker" marathon, noon to 6 p.m.

Chiller: "Dark Shadows" (1991) marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cinemax: S2 premiere "Femme Fatales," 11 p.m.

CLOO: "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" marathon, 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Discovery: "I (Almost) Got Away With It" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., new "Deadliest Catch" behind-the-scenes special at 8 p.m.

DIY: "Rehab Addict" and "The Bronson Pinchot Project" marathons, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Food: New "Mystery Diners" at 10 p.m.

GMC: "The Waltons" marathon, noon to 10 p.m.

HGTV: "House Hunters Coast to Coast" premiere, 9 p.m., new "House Hunters" at 10 p.m.

History: "Swamp People" marathon, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

ID: "Wicked Attraction" marathon, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., finale of "Motives & Murders" at 10 p.m.

Lifetime: New "America's Most Wanted" at 9 p.m.

NatGeo: "The Link" premiere, "From Swords to Spy Planes," 7 p.m.

NBCSN
: NHL playoff hockey, New York Rangers at New Jersey Devils, 8 p.m.

OWN: "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" marathon, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Oxygen: "Roseanne" marathon, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spike TV: "Gangland" marathon, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Style: "Big Rich Texas" marathon, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., "Jerselicious" 8 p.m. to midnight
 
Syfy: "Nightmare on Elm Street" (1980s) movie marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., premiere of "Insane or Inspired?" at 10 p.m.

TCM: Western movie marathon, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ("Way Out West," "Dodge City," "Arizona Legion," "Wyoming," "San Antonio," "Vengeance Valley," "The Wild North," "Lone Star")

Travel: "Ghost Adventures" marathon, 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day, new "The Dead Files" at 10 p.m.

TLC: "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon, 2 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

USA: "Law & Order: SVU" marathon, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Saturday, May 26


A&E: "Parking Wars," "Storage Wars" and "Flipped Off" marathons, 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

ABC: NASCAR Nationside Series: History 300 live, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; NBA Conference Semifinals, teams TBA, 8 p.m.

AMC: Military movies marathon, 2:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day ("The Great Raid," "Tank Commandos," "Battle of the Bulge," "The Green Berets," "Midway," "Heartbreak Ridge," "Flags of Our Fathers," "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Patton")

BBC America: "The Tudors" marathon, 6 a.m. to midnight

BIO: "Celebrity Ghost Stories" and "My Ghost Story" marathons, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" marathon, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CBS
: PGA Golf, Crowne Plaza Invitational live, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOO: "Monk" marathon, 7 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Discovery: "Man, Woman, Wild" and "Dual Survival" marathons, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Food: New "French Food at Home," at noon; new "The Perfect 3" at 2:30 p.m.; "Restaurant Impossible" marathon, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

FX: UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir - prelims live, 8 p.m.

GMC: "Sister, Sister" and "Moesha" marathons, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hallmark: "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" marathon, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HBO: New "The Ricky Gervais" show at midnight, "Real Time with Bill Maher" at 1 a.m.

HGTV: New episodes of "Going Yard" and "Curb Appeal" 5 p.m.; new "Junk Gypsies" and "Design on a Dime" 7 p.m.; new "Mom Caves," "Meg's Great Rooms" and "The High Low Project" at 8:30 p.m.; "House Hunters" marathon, 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

History: "American Restoration" marathon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; "American Pickers" marathon, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

LMN: "Drop Dead Diva" marathon, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

MTV: "16 and Pregnant" marathon, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NatGeo: "Taboo" marathon, noon to 8 p.m.

NBC: Senior PGA Championship, third round live, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; new "The Firm: Chapter Seventeen" at 9 p.m.

NBCSN: NHL hockey, LA Kings at Phoenix Coyotes live at 8 p.m.

Oxygen: "America's Next Top Model" marathon, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Science: "Survivorman" marathon, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Speed: Formula One Racing: Monaco Grand Prix practice live, 1 a.m.; Monaco Grand Prix qualifying live, 8 a.m.

Spike TV: "Ink Master" marathon, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Style: "Giuliana & Bill" marathon, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Syfy: Monster movie marathon, 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. the next day ("Dinoshark," "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, "Dinocroc vs. Supergator," "Malibu Shark Attack," "Lake Placid 2," "Lake Placid 3," "Super Shark," "Sharktopus," "Dinocroc vs. Supergator," "Supergator")

USA: "NCIS" marathon, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Sunday, May 27

A&E: "The Glades" marathon, 7 a.m. to noon, "Criminal Minds" marathon, noon to 4 a.m. the next day

ABC: 2012 Indianapolis 500 live, noon to 3:30 p.m.

AMC: Military movie marathon, 10 a.m. to ("To Hell and Back," "Apocalypse Now Redux," "Hart's War"), new "The Killing" and "Mad Men," 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

BBC America: "The Tudors" marathon, midnight to 8 p.m.; "Planet Earth" marathon, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Bravo: "Real Housewives of New York City" and "Don't Be Tardy to the Party" marathons, 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

CBS: PGA Golf Crowne Plaza Invitational final round live, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOO: "The Unit" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., "Necessary Roughness" marathon, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Discovery: "Mythbusters" marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Food: New "Guy's Big Bite" at 10:30 a.m., new "The Best Thing I Ever Made" at 11:30 a.m.; new "Cupcake Champions" at 8 p.m., new "Food Network Star" at 9 p.m., new "Iron Chef America" at 10:30 p.m.

FOX: NASCAR Racing Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

GMC: "Family Ties" marathon, 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. the next day

Hallmark: "The Bob Newhart Show," 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

HBO: New episodes of "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Girls," starting at 9 p.m.

HGTV: New "My First Place" and "Property Virgins" at 1:30 p.m.

History: "American Pickers" marathon, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., "Pawn Stars" marathon, 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. the next day

IFC: "Portlandia" marathon, noon to

MTV: "Rob & Big" and "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" marathons, 5 a.m. to midnight

NatGeo: "Doomsday Preppers" marathon, 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

NBC: 2012 French Open Tennis first round live, noon to 3 p.m.; Senior PGA Championship final round live, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NBCSN: NHL hockey New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers live, 8 p.m.

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

PBS: The National Memorial Day Concert, hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna, featuring Daughtry, Natalie Cole and Trace Adkins, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Science: "Oddities" marathon, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day

Spike TV: "Star Wars" movie marathon, 1 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

TCM: Military movies marathon, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. the next day ("Command Decision," "Bataan," "First to Fight," "Breakthrough," "The Hill," "The Steel Helmet," "Merrill's Marauders," "Sergeant York," "Tora! Tora! Tora!")

TLC: "Undercover Boss" marathon, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., new "Sister Wives" episodes, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m., new "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" episode at 10 p.m.

TNT: "Law & Order" marathon, 3 a.m. to

VH1: "Mob Wives Chicago" premiere, 9 p.m.


Monday, May 28

A&E: "Storage Wars" marathon, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" premiere, 9 p.m.; "Monster In-Laws" premiere, 10 p.m.

ABC: New "The Bachelorette," 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

AMC: Military movie marathon, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ("Submarine Seahawk," "Heartbreak Ridge," "The Green Berets," "Midway," "Flags of Our Fathers")

BBC America: "Top Gear" marathon, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., new episode at 8:30 p.m.

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

Bravo: "Bethenny Ever After" marathon, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., "Bethenney Ever After" finale, 10 p.m.

Chiller: "Face Off" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CLOO: "Royal Pains" marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Comedy: "South Park" marathon, 11 p.m. Sunday to 11 p.m. Monday

Discovery: "Deadliest Catch" marathon, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., "Outlaw Empires" new episode, 10 p.m.

E!: New "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," 9 p.m.

ESPN: 2012 French Open Tennis first round live, 5 a.m. to 10 a.m; NBA Conference Finals at 8:30 p.m.

Food: "Restaurant: Impossible" marathon, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GMC: "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" marathon, noon to 11 p.m.

HGTV: "House Hunters" marathon, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., new episodes 10 p.m.

History: "Pawn Stars" marathon, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., new episodes of "Pawn Stars" at 8 p.m.; "Hatfields & McCoys Part 1" premiere, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

ID: "Nightmare Next Door" marathon, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

MTV: "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" marathon, midnight to noon, "Ridiculousness" marathon, noon to 10 p.m., new episode "Ridiculousness" at 10 p.m., new episodes "Money from Strangers," 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

NBC: New "America's Got Talent," "American Ninja Warrior," 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

OWN: "I (Almost) Got Away With It" marathon, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., "The Will: Family Secrets Revealed" marathon, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next day.

Oxygen: "The Bad Girls Club" marathon, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., new episodes of "Tanisha Gets Married," 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Science: "How It's Made" marathon, 6 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Soap: "One Tree Hill" marathon, 9 am. to 7 p.m.

Spike TV: "Band of Brothers" marathon, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Style: "Sex and the City" marathon, noon to 8 p.m.

TCM: Military movie marathon, 1 a.m. to midnight ("West Point," "Germany Year Zero," "PT 109," "Darby's Rangers," "The Green Berets," "Where Eagles Dare," "The Guns of Navarone," "The Dirty Dozen," "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "The Great Escape," "Kelly's Heroes")

TLC: "Cake Boss" marathon, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., "Cake Boss" Season 5 premiere, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.; "Extreme Couponing" Season 3 premiere, 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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

USA: "NCIS" marathon, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., WWE Monday Night RAW new episode, 9 p.m.

VH1
: "Basketball Wives" marathon, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.,  "Basketball Wives" finale, 8 p.m.; new "Single Ladies" at 9 p.m.


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