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The Royal Wedding: A Viewing Guide

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 24th 2011 9:00AM
William and KateMore than two billion (billion!) people from around the globe are expected to tune in for at least part of Friday's wedding of the century between Prince William and college sweetheart Kate Middleton.

There's certainly no lack of TV outlets offering coverage of everything Royal Wedding-related, from William and Kate's courtship to the big day to a post-wedding review. Here, a rundown of when and where to catch all the royal wedding happenings:


'The Newlywed Game' Royal Week (Monday-Friday, 6:30PM, GSN) -- The Sherri Shepherd-hosted game show will have a different "monarchy" theme for each episode next week, including couples who were married in castles (Mon.), couples married in Queens (New York) on Weds., and couples named William and Kate on Friday.


'Inside the Royal Wedding' (8PM, NBC) -- Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera host the preview special.

'Biography: Kate Middleton' (10PM, Bio) -- The debut of the episode about Middleton's real-life fairy tale.

'Extreme Royal Collections' (10PM, TLC) -- Who better than the 'Hoarders' network folks to profile people who've amassed large collections of royal memorabilia?

The CountessTHURSDAY, APRIL 28

'Watch What Happens Live!: Royal Wedding Spectacular' (11PM, Bravo) -- The Countess, of course, LuAnn de Lesseps, helps Andy Cohen preview the big wedding.


Wedding Central Live Coverage (3AM) -- It is the only network devoted to all things wedding 24/7, so it's fitting that Wedding Central's royal wedding coverage kicks off at the crazy early 3AM.

MSNBC Royal Wedding Coverage (3AM) -- Martin Bashir helps MSNBC get a jump on the other networks with his 3AM appearance from London.

BBC America Royal Wedding Coverage (4AM) -- British royal wedding coverage in a commercial-free, direct simulcast with BBC One in the U.K.

CNN Royal Wedding Coverage (4AM) -- Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan provide commentary for their cable network.

Fox News Royal Wedding Coverage (4AM) -- Shepard Smith is live at Buckingham Palace.

'Good Morning America' (4AM, ABC) -- Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters and Robin Roberts do play-by-play on ABC's wedding coverage.

'Live From the Royal Wedding' (4AM, E!) -- Giuliana Rancic hosts E!'s five hours of coverage, live from London.

Today'Today' (4AM, NBC) -- Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker, Brian Williams and Ann Curry report live from London.

CBS Royal Wedding Coverage (5AM) -- Katie Couric travels to London to anchor her network's telecast of the nuptials.

'The Royal Wedding -- Live!' (5AM, Reelz Channel) -- Fours of coverage of the wedding, including British TV presenter Adrian Dickson reporting live from Westminster Abbey.

TLC's Royal Wedding Event and Live Broadcast (5AM) -- The network is broadcasting live event coverage, with PopEater's own Rob Schuter emceeing the activities and singer Colbie Caillat singing her new hit 'I Do' live from Times Square in New York City.

'Royal Wedding Highlights' (7PM, Reelz Channel) -- It's the post-game show for the nuptials.

'Will + Kate Forever' (7PM, Wedding Central) -- Perez Hilton (allegedly) cracks wise while unspooling highlights from the wedding.

'Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding' (8PM, TV Guide Network) -- Jackie Collins is among the guests who'll help the comedienne put the wedding hoopla in proper perspective.

Kathy Griffin'The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty' (8PM, CBS) -- Katie Couric presents CBS' highlights-o'-the-day package.

'Dateline' (9PM, NBC) and '20/20' (9PM, ABC) -- More wedding day wrap-ups.

'Will and Kate: Road to the Altar' (9PM, E!) -- Ryan Seacrest hosts E!'s hourlong recap of the day's best moments.

Turner Classic Movies Royal Wedding Movie Marathon (8PM, TCM) -- If you're still in a wedding mood after the real-life wedding, TCM is airing a five-movie marathon of royal wedding-themed flicks, including 'Royal Wedding,' 'Roman Holiday,' 'The Glass Slipper,' 'The Swan' and 'The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg.'

'Fashion Police Royal Wedding' (10PM, E!) -- Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos and Giuliana Rancic dish on the day's fashions.

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May 30 2011 at 3:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I still have a strong recollection of Prince Charles and Lady Daine's wedding in 1981. I was staying with my grandparents for the week, and my Grandma and I watched the daytime rebroadcast very intently while my grandfather was out fishing on Clearlake, in California. Having now read dozens of classic English novels and biographical literature over the ensuing decades, I now have a much deeper appreciation for our Motherland's culture, and our own unique American culture which addressed the fundamental shortcomings of King George's governance. I wonderful that we have both matured enough, respectively, to now be able to admire one another!

April 28 2011 at 12:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

the wedding will be awesome. will be watching it

April 27 2011 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am in agreement with a few comments here, We left the Brits to become a free nations now were in love with the the thing we ran away from. And the Media you would think its Christmas.

April 27 2011 at 9:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I really don't have any agenda for saying this other than its true and that it speaks to our PC culture, his shows have no ratings. I think he is pretty clever and I have watched some of the shows from time to time but he simply has no ratings. Its like affirmative action comedy. Just saying.

April 27 2011 at 8:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I got up at 3:00am to watch Diana and Charles almost 30 years ago and I'll do the same thing to watch Diana's beloved son get married. I truly hope William and Kate will live happily ever after. I think they are a handsome couple and since they have been together for over 8 years, I sure hope the odds are in their favor. William and Kate deserve to be happy and I hope someday Prince Harry finds the true love of his life. Diana would be so proud of her boys and I'm sure she'll be looking down to see her beloved son marry the woman he loves!!!! God bless the couple!!! Becky

April 26 2011 at 10:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

The Royal family is a mystery. They are not physically attractive, nor charasmatic, or brilliant. They raise the bar when they marry though.

April 26 2011 at 10:06 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Deep down, America wants a Royal Family. They fantasize about the culture they gave up when they became the Colonies, that's why they are so enamored with the British Royals. We keep saying well Hollywood stars are our Royalty, the Kennedy family is our royal family. Let can't let it go, so we obviously wish we had royalty here.

April 26 2011 at 10:03 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

and before someone says its an escape from the things going on in the world, you know thats balderdash...you cant escape whats happening...what have the royals ever done for the US (other than being a sometime alli) nothing, so why should we be fascinated with them...

April 26 2011 at 1:30 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

who in the hell cares about these two getting married? i certainly dont and cant help but wonder why everyone is so fascinated with them. and im not being negative, i just cant understand with all thats going on in the world that this wedding really matters. william will probably have to wait 30 years to get the throne, his dad will get it next, so what is the big deal. and i dont believe in fairy tale weddings, look what happened to diana and charles....im just saying..

April 26 2011 at 1:28 AM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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