This weekend in honor of Memorial Day we will spend a 4 day weekend relaxing and hanging out with Friends and Family. There is also great programming on TV this weekend. When it comes to holiday weekends, many channels will be running weekend marathons, presenting the general public a chance to recapture the moments they love on some of their most popular programs. Here are a few of the best marathons that will be premiering this weekend. Make sure to tune in and check them out!
- AMC Channel: ‘Patron’(Friday at 1pm and Sunday at 2am); ‘The Green Beret’(Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 11am, Monday at 1pm); ‘Flags of our Fathers’ (Saturday at 8pm); ‘Letters to Iwo Jima’ (Saturday at 11pm); ‘Apocalypse Now Redux’ (Sunday at 12:30pm)
- Turner Classic Movies: ‘The Steel Helmet’(Sunday at 4:45pm); ‘Sergeant York’ (Sunday at 8pm); ‘PT 109’ (Monday at 8pm);
- Fox Movie Channel: ‘The Longest Day’ (Sunday at 7:30am and Monday at 10:10am and 8pm)
- Universal HD: ‘The Unit’ (Sunday at 6am-6pm and Monday 6am-Tuesday at 6am)
- Military Channel: ‘World War I in Color’ (Sunday at 8-11pm); ‘World War II in Color’ (Monday 12pm-1pm); ‘World War II in HD’ (Monday 9am-6pm); ‘Vietnam in HD’ (Monday 6pm-4am).
- Spike: ‘Band of Brothers’ (Monday 9am-9pm).
- Smithsonian Channel: ‘Apocalypse: The Second WWII’ (Monday at 2pm-8pm)
- BBC America: ‘The Tudors’ (Saturday at 6am and Sunday at 8pm)
- Hallmark Channel: ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ (Saturday at 10am-10pm); ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ (Sunday at 10am-10pm).
- History Channel: ‘Pawn Stars’ (Sunday at 4pm-4am and Monday at 8am-9pm) the series will conclude with two new episodes.
- Chiller Channel: ‘Face Off’ (Monday at 6am and Tuesday at 6am) Syfy’s prosthetic movie makeup competition.
- BBC America: ‘Top Gear’ (Monday at 8am-10pm) Awesome vehicles get tested in Australia, South America, Italy and China.
Enjoy the long weekend, hang out with friend and enjoy spending time with your family. If you decide to curl up on the couch enjoy one of these awesome movie and TV marathons. To learn more about adding these channels to your list of satellite TV programming visit us at DISH-Systems.com or call (866)989-3474.
On television tonight, many networks will be wrapping up some of their hit programming. Primetime programming will be in full effect tonight, as the new ‘American Idol’ is crowned, ‘The Middle’, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Apartment 23’ has their last laughs, ‘SVU’ closes season 13’s final case and more. Here is a list of featured Primetime Anytime Programming on TV tonight.
- ‘American Idol’ (Fox): The 11th American Idol is crowned tonight. Last night they went head-to-head and tonight we get to find out who will come out on top. Will it be Jessica or Phillip? Who are you rooting for?
- ‘The Middle’ (ABC at 8PM): In the season three finale, Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Rusty’s wedding—and even more so when they discover their house is hosting the ceremony. Axl and his friends are looking into starting their own company.
- ‘Modern Family’ (ABC at 9PM): The Storyline that has played out through the season will finally be resolved. We will find out if Cam and Mitchell will be able to adopt another child, making this their second. They get Gloria to act as their translator in the adoption process. In the Dunphey household another storyline will come to a head, Hayley and Dylan will be announcing their plans to move in together.
- ‘Don’t trust the B in Apartment 23’ (ABC at 9:30PM): James Van DerBeek will finally get the chance to confront his arch-nemesis, Dean Cain. He freaks out when he discovers that Dean has a dressing room that is six inches bigger than his. June also discovers that Chloe is so popular that there is a Japanese comic book series based on her life.
- ‘Revenge’ (ABC at 10PM): Mike Kelley promises that the show will have lots of “REVENGE”. The creator says Emily VanCamp recent search for the white-haired man will put her in quite the predicament. We will find out if Emily really has what it takes to take another person’s life. Meanwhile, Victoria Grayson searches for a way to clear her name, however in her efforts to do that she gets caught up in a cat-and-mouse game that ends with a bang!
- ‘Law and Order: SVU’ (NBC at 10PM): To close out their 13th season, Det. Olivia Benson and the SVU team investigate the case of a dead escort at a bachelor party with high-profile guests.
Make sure your DVR is set and the Primetime functioning is in full-effect. You won’t want to miss one minute of these spell binding finales. To learn more about adding Primetime Anytime to your list of satellite TV programming package visit us at DISH Systems or call (866)989-3474.
Two of television’s most popular competition shows go head to head tonight. ‘American Idol’ airs its two-part season finale tonight and tomorrow night on Fox starting at 8pm. ABC airs their hit show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ tonight at 9pm. Hopefully you have DVR capabilities that will allow you two record both shows so you don’t miss a moment of the action. With the Primetime Anytime option by the DISH Network Hopper you can prerecord up to four hours of primetime programming each night. With the single push of a button you can record featured programming on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Here is what you can look forward to on tonight’s competition shows:
- Dancing With The Stars: Results Show 9pm on ABC: It all comes down to what the fans decide. After dancing for their lives on last night’s show this is how the leader board currently stands:
Judges Pick: Round One
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 10, 10, 10: 30
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 10, 10, 10: 30
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 10, 9, 10: 29
Freestyle Dance: Round Two
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 10, 10, 10: 30
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 10, 10, 10: 30
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 10, 9, 10: 30
Tonight competitors will have one last chance to impress the judges in the “24 Hour Challenge.” Before they left last night they were all given their music and they have 24 hours to come up with a fresh new dance that will impress the judges. See who takes home the Mirrorball trophy tonight on ABC starting at 9pm.
- ‘American Idol': Phillip Phillips and his competition Jessica Sanchez will face off in the ‘American Idol’ finale tonight and you should expect to see two very different performances. Contrasting performances in the finals is nothing new for ‘American Idol’ looking back on past final duos like Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice from season four. Having such contrasting competitors makes it hard to compare the two. You have Jessica, a timid little teenager from Chula Vista, CA that has seemingly transformed into a full-fledged diva on stage. Then on the other end of the spectrum you have Phillip, an unassuming, slow-talking southern dude from Leesburg, Ga., who has grown to be a true “Idol” heartthrob with an alternative music style. Whether or not you like his type of music or the way he looks, Phillip has been the more popular choice this season, unlike Jessica who needed a save from the judges to advance to the next round. No matter which way they made it to the finals, they are both in it for one thing, to be crowned as the next ‘American Idol’. Tune into Fox tonight at 8pm.
Make sure your DVR is set and the Primetime Anytime function is enabled so you don’t miss a moment of these exhilarating competition shows. To learn more about adding the Primetime Anytime feature to your list of Satellite TV Programming visit us at DISH Systems.com or call (866)989-3474. Which show will you be tuning into?
Tonight on Primetime TV you won’t want to miss a second. Tonight’s TV lineup will be filled with answers and surprises as many shows wrap up their season and some will wrap up for good. You have ‘Community’, ‘Rules of Engagement’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘Scandal’ and ‘The Mentalist’ all ending their seasons. ‘Missing’ is not getting renewed for next season, so they will be bowing out gracefully, and ‘Awake’ is also wrapping up their series. All in all you have some great programming on tonight; here is a touch of what you have to look forward too:
- ‘Missing’ 8pm: (ABC) Series Finale: Becca faces her own inner demons in a way she never has before making one last ditch effort to save her son. Suspect Zero tries to complete his sale.
- ‘Community’ 8pm: (NBC) The three-part Season 3 finale starts with the 8-bit video game versions of the study group battling for Pierce’s inheritance—against ‘Breaking Bad’s’ Giancarlo Esposito.
- ‘Rules of Engagement’ 8:30pm: (CBS) Season 6 finale: Jen volunteers to throw Audrey a baby shower, but manages to mess it up; Jeff takes a liking to Audrey’s maternity clothes; Russell decides to give up women.
- ‘30 Rock’ 8:30pm: (NBC) On the Season 6 finale, Liz takes on a new role: marriage officiator for Jack and Avery; Criss tries to convince Liz that he’s worth sticking around for; Tracy meets with Cornel West (guest-starring as himself) to discuss his influence as a black celebrity.
- ‘Community’ 9pm: (NBC) The three part finale resumes with the Greendale 7—and a surprising assist from the Air Conditioning Repair Annex—facing off against Chang via sneak attack. After that, the night ends with a “Greendale Summer Fun Court” face-off of Jeff vs. his former colleague.
- ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ 9pm: (ABC) After the plane crash, the doctors must fight to stay alive while trying to save their peers; Ben and Bailey make a decision about their relationship; Teddy is presented with a tempting offer.
- ‘Person of Interest’ 9pm: (CBS) when a psychologist’s number comes up, Reese must protect her from one of her patients while eluding capture by the FBI; Finch receives an unwelcome visit from an old acquaintance.
- ‘Scandal’ 10pm: (ABC) Following the blood bath on last week’s episode, Olivia and her team try to comfort a traumatized Quinn; While Cyrus asks for Olivia’s help when Billy Chambers makes an announcement that shakes Fitz’s presidency to its core.
- ‘The Mentalist’ 10pm: (CBS) After Jane fails to defeat Red John, he crumbles and hits rock bottom and by mistake ends up shooting one of his own. The one upside to this is that he may have found true love.
- ‘Awake’ 10pm: (NBC) In part-one of this two-part series finale the truth behind what really happened in the accident begins to unfold a conspiracy that threatens the lives of both realities. Britten is at a loss of who to trust and ends up taking matters of the law into his own hands with Hawkins.
With this full list of Series and Season finales you won’t want to miss a second of this Primetime TV. With the Primetime Anytime feature offered with the new DISH Hopper you can now prerecord primetime programming from ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. The programming will save to your hard drive and be viewable for eight days. To learn more about adding the Primetime Anytime feature to your list of satellite TV programming services visit us at DISH-Systems.com or call (866)989-3474.
The Oxygen Channel is launching a new social TV platform for fans and it is making its big debut in two days. The Platform is called Oxygen Connect and will offer web exclusives, challenges for incentives and a central place to vote during competition shows. Oxygen Connect is set up so it will be woven into the second-screen experience for the ‘Glee Project.’ ‘The Glee Project’ is an American reality television series from Oxygen and serves as an audition for the Fox TV series, ‘Glee.’ The winner will receive a seven-episode arc in the following season of the show. Original air date was June 12th, 2011 and is moving into its second season which premieres on June 5th, 2012. Subscribers looking to take advantage of Oxygen’s social TV platform will be able to sign up on May 18th, 2012 and receive access to a special viewing of the web-only series, ‘The Glee Project’. All it takes to sign up is have a registered Facebook account that you can sign up with and create a profile.
Each week during ‘The Glee Project’, viewers will be able to participate in missions to earn custom badge points to create a more personalized viewing experience. The points will unlock sneak peeks and live chats with contenders. The amount of points you get may even add up to enough to get you a face-to-face meeting with contestants. On the platform ‘Glee Project’ fans can use Twitter hashtags to vote for their favorite contenders during what the channel is calling “Last Chance Performances.” Other Viewers will be able to see votes as they come in real time with the top vote-getter winning a featured spot on Oxygen Connect. “Tuning in live each week and voting is a key way of earning exclusive badges and ensuring their favorite performance gets unlocked online for a full week,” Kavanagh says. For the latest satellite TV programming updates visit us at DISH-Systems or call (866)939-3747. Will you tune in and participate?