Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day TV Marathons

As we honor our soldiers who provide the freedom for us to barbecue and watch TV all weekend long, here are some of the marathons worth checking into this holiday weekend.

Friday, May 27

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

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")

Saturday, May 28 

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

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

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

Sunday, May 29

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

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

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

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

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") 

Monday, May 30

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

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")

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

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

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

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.

The Hub: "Batman" the original series 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Thank you Zap2It for the big list to choose from.  For that complete list, go to

Happy Memorial Day, and remember that the holiday is REALLY about giving thanks to our military.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

What's Worth Watching Notes - May 19, 2011

What's Worth Watching Show #1 will replay this Sunday at 2pm EST on Howard 101.

Fall 2011 Schedule:

Paul Feig (
- Was patient enough to sit in with us for the entire show
- Directed Bridesmaids which is a well deserved hit
- Wrote Freaks & Geeks and sent it to buddy Judd Apatow who then had a deal with DreamWorks
- Taped F&G finale 4 weeks before the show ended knowing Garth Ancier wanted to cancel it
- Directed Steve Carrell's last Office ep and swears he's the nicest guy in showbiz
- Fabled acting career includes The Facts Of Life, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch & Three O'Clock High
- Also directed eps of Parks & Rec, Mad Men, Arrested Development and Nurse Jackie

Greg Garcia (
- Is thrilled Raising Hope will be on Tuesdays @ 9:30 on FOX this fall
- Got screwed over by NBC and couldn't end My Name Is Earl (MNIE) properly
- Revealed how he wanted to end MNIE with Karma coming full circle for Earl
- Created Yes, Dear which got dwarfed by King of Queens and Everybody Loves Raymond
- Puts family, friends and crew in the Amigos de Garcia title card at the end of his shows

Steve Brandano (
- Isn't sure how funny Kristen Wiig is but swears by Jon Hamm

Jenny Hutt (
- Admitted fan of The Mentalist (Jon isn't) and Make It Or Break It (Jon is)
- SNL groupie/stalker depending on your point of view
- Wants The Chicago Code back (as does Jon)

Jon Hein (
- Does not like NCIS but understands why people do
- Will finish revealing the new fall TV schedule on our next show
- Is thrilled to finally host a show all about TV at Sirius

What’s Worth Watching
May 19 - 26

8pm – American Idol, The Big Bang Theory s3 finale, Wipeout s4 finale
9pm – The Office s7 finale, Bones s6 finale, Grey’s Anatomy s7 finale
10pm – Parks & Recreation s3 finale

8pm – Friday Night Lights, Supernatural s6 finale
10pm – Real Time with Bill Maher, Camelot

8pm – Chase s1 finale
11pm – Running Wilde s1 finale (FX)
1130pm – SNL s36 finale

7pm – 60 Minutes
8pm – The Simpsons s22 finale,
9pm – Game of Thrones, Family Guy s9 finale
10pm – The Killing, Treme, In Plain Sight

8pm – House s7 finale
9pm – The Chicago Code s1 finale, Make It Or Break It s2 finale
10pm – Nurse Jackie/United States of Tara

8pm – American Idol finals
9pm – Dancing with the Stars s12 finale, Glee s2 finale
10pm – The Voice

8pm – American Idol winner
9pm – Modern Family s2 finale
10pm – South Park

What's Worth Watching

I've got a new show on Howard 101 called What's Worth Watching.  The premise is simple: At The Movies for TV.

Jenny Hutt and I dissect everything TV related, specifically:

- Recapping the past week in TV
- Talk to creators, actors and writers from our favorite shows
- Key ratings info and any scheduling changes
- Any shows that have been picked up or dropped
- Wax poetic about our favorite classic TV shows
- The best comedy, drama and reality shows 
- And of course, we'll tell you What's Worth Watching!

Expect tons of debate, great guests and TV talk on Howard 101.  Our first show will be May 19, 2011.

Tune in, call in, and find out what's worth watching.