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.


  1. Sal take this? Remember the families of those who service. THANKS

  2. I see you left out Jerry's Kids on Monday. Was that an Epiffany or is he really done this year. Did MDA jump the shark? Ouch... .... cricket noise.