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The CW's December 'Vampire Diaries' Marathon: Why You Should Watch

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 5th 2010 2:30PM
'The Vampire Diaries'The CW announced today that it will air the first ten episodes from the second season of 'The Vampire Diaries' during a weeklong marathon beginning Dec. 13. Two episodes will air each night from 8PM to 10PM, so if you were hoping to peep some back episodes of 'One Tree Hill,' you're outta luck. But now you have the perfect opportunity to catch up on The CW's highest-rated series.

This move shows what an immense amount of faith the network has in 'The Vampire Diaries' -- and it's not unwarranted. No other show on television delivers so consistently every week. Never seen it before? Now's your chance to catch up on the second season. Read on for five reasons why you should tune in.

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'The Biggest Loser' - 'Week Ten' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 24th 2010 5:15AM
Melissa & Lance, 'The Biggest Loser: Couples 3'(S09E10) This week, the contestants got a chance to see what life will be like after their time on the show when they were all sent home for a week. No trainers, no access to the gym, no ranch kitchen. It certainly wasn't going to be a walk in the park. But at least it means we got to see some of our favorite past contestants, as they were there to welcome their loved ones home.

And we got to see Melissa again. Lance's wife has to be one of the most controversial figures of this entire season. Not to let her original stint stand, she was back in über-competitive mode again this week when Alison revealed that there was a marathon of a challenge for the contestants while they were at home.

There've been competitive game players before on 'The Biggest Loser,' and there are some there right now. Michael has proven himself more than willing to strategize to better his position. So why does it come across so poorly when Melissa is doing it?

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Turner Classic Movies to Honor Clint Eastwood

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 12th 2010 9:28PM
clint_eastwood_dirty_harry_gunThere's a lot of things you can call Clint Eastwood. Actor, movie star, director, musician, Oscar-winner ... and on May 31, octogenarian. That's right, the seemingly ageless action star is turning 80 years old. Having seen him in last year's 'Gran Torino,' still growling like Harry Callahan on a good day, it's hard to believe that he's not as formidable a presence on screen as he's ever been. Calling Clint Eastwood a legend, frankly, sounds like an understatement.

To honor the prolific career of Clint Eastwood,Turner Classic Movies will devote the day to him. On May 31, the network will give us 24 hours of Eastwood, including 'The Eastwood Factor,' a documentary that has previously only been available as part of the boxed set 'Clint Eastwood: 35 Films.'

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TCM to Celebrate Clint Eastwood's 80th Birthday

by Audrey Fine, posted Mar 12th 2010 12:52PM
Clint EastwoodGo ahead. Make his (birth) day.

Incredible though it may seem, Clint Eastwood will be 80 (!) on May 31.

To celebrate, Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to the iconic actor/director with a 24-hour marathon of his movies.

Beginning at 6AM with 1956's 'The First Traveling Salesleady,' the cable network will run many fan favorites, including 'Dirty Harry,' 'Magnum Force' and 'Hang 'Em High.' In addition, the network will air 'The Eastwood Factor,' a documentary narrated by his 'Invictus' star, Morgan Freeman.

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Nick at Nite gets Fran for Nanny Valentine's celebration

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 30th 2010 9:00AM
The_nanny_wedding_fran_max_cbsHow's this for a romantic and funny way to celebrate Valentine's Day: make it a week-long marathon of The Nanny episodes on Nick at Nite. What? That's not red roses, Dove chocolates and champagne to you?

The idea of reliving the sitcom fun of the nanny named Fran blowing into the life of theatrical producer Maxwell Sheffield and falling in love with him while taking care of his three children was the stuff of television romance when it aired on CBS from 1993 to 1999.

Part The Sound of Music, part schmaltzy broad Jewish shtick, The Nanny was fun stuff. For this marathon, Fran herself, actress Fran Drescher will host the week which Nick has dubbed Valentine Schmalentine.

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Review: The Biggest Loser - Week 12

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 2nd 2009 9:00AM
Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, The Biggest Loser trainers(S08E12) As we all learned in the last episode, last week was the contestant's last week on the Biggest Loser Ranch. Now, it was time to face the real world once again as the final four contestants headed home for 60 days. Then, it would be back to the ranch for one final weigh-in to determine which two contestants were guaranteed spots in the finale next week, and which two would have to plead for America to vote them in as the third finalist.

The episode was framed and put together very nicely as a showcase for all the hard work Rudy, Danny, Amanda and Liz have put in during their time on the Ranch, and how much they've each grown and changed from this experience. It served as a retrospective of the season, in part, as well as an affirmation that the work this show is doing can change lives.

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The perfect Christmas movie marathon? Dirty Dancing

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 22nd 2009 11:29AM
dirty_dancing_lake_sceneOne of the stranger quirks of the holidays on television is the way networks and channels program. Movie marathons have become very common, especially TBS's tradition of 24-hours of A Christmas Story. Now, another network is following in TBS's tradition by scheduling a movie marathon of its own. The TV Guide Network will present a 12-hour marathon of Dirty Dancing. That's right, the Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey drama musical.

Look at this beautiful image from the movie. That's Johnny and Baby in the lake, practicing jumps for their big dance number. Doesn't it just scream "CHRISTMAS" to you?

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5 Reasons to Watch CW's 'Vampire Diaries' Marathon

by Scott Harris, posted Nov 17th 2009 2:00PM
You've heard of the 12 Days of Christmas and the Eight Days of Hanukkah. But are you ready for the Five Days of Vampires?

Yes, this holiday season you can expect your stocking to be stuffed with a swift bite to the neck, because The CW has announced via press release that they will be airing a 'Vampire Diaries' marathon. Starting on Monday, Dec. 14 and running through Friday, Dec. 18, the network will offer back-to-back episodes of the hit freshman thriller every night from 8 to 10PM.

For those of you wondering what the hype is all about, this is the perfect time to get yourself caught up on the story of of a girl who unwisely falls for a bloodsucking harbinger of the night. Based on the popular series of young adult novels by the same name, 'Vampire Diaries' has been one of The CW's strongest performers this year, averaging nearly four million viewers.

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Mad Men marathon this Sunday

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 23rd 2009 11:40AM
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There was a real conundrum for Mad Men last Sunday night. Did you watch the Emmys and see Mad Men win as Outstanding Drama Series or were you tuned in to watch latest episode from Season Three? Of course, most of you reading are DVR owners and could watch one live and record the other, but watching an award show after you know the winners is a little like watching sports when you know the results.

Well, if a Mad Men fan has missed any episodes this season, or if they're piled up on the DVR/Tivo queue, making you feel guilty for not keeping up, here's an out. AMC is going to show a Mad Men Season Three marathon on Sunday, September 27, starting at 10 a.m. All six episodes will air up to the premiere of the last, episode seven, at 10 p.m.

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TCM to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 16th 2009 10:25AM
TCMThis is one of the many reasons I love Turner Classic Movies.

They're celebrating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing on Monday, July 20 with classic, revered movies you'd expect, like The Right Stuff and From The Earth To The Moon, but they also have the sense of humor to also show They Came From Beyond Space, a ridiculous (but entertaining), low-budget 60s sci-fi movie about aliens who come to take over Earth but can't control one scientist because he has a metal plate in his head.

Here's the full schedule for the all-day TCM marathon.

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John McCain to appear on AMC

by Brad Trechak, posted May 1st 2009 10:03AM
John McCainWhile a myriad of people watched the latest Presidential address by Barack Obama, those that weren't in favor of his presidency can give themselves some comfort by tuning into AMC on Memorial Day, when the Senator from Arizona and former Presidential candidate will be hosting a marathon of famous war movies while discussing his own war experiences.

This is a really good idea. I thought John McCain was a good presidential candidate (although I didn't like how he moved further to the right to appease his party when he finally got the nomination) and could have been a good president. I just hope that when he talks about his time at war he emphasizes that it's not fun or cool like the movies make it seem. That's just part of the liberal Hollywood agenda.

I'm not sure what I'm doing on Memorial Day, but I just may have to tune into AMC just to see what the Senator says. Also, Patton is a really good flick.

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Biggest Loser contestant takes van, crosses marathon finish line

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 27th 2009 5:02PM
Biggest LoserLast week we had the did she or did she not swear semi-controversy on The Biggest Loser, and this week we have a blue team falling apart. We also have a controversy that might actually damage the show: the contestant shown finishing a marathon the other night didn't really finish it.

At the end of the episode, they showed contestant Dane crossing the finish line after completing a 26-mile marathon in Arizona. This was supposed to be an uplifting moment, where one of the players lost weight and actually struggled to finish the marathon with his family and friends around him, cheering him on. The problem? He actually didn't finish the race himself. Along the route somewhere, a van picked him up and drove him to the finish line, and he crossed the line with his wife and kid.

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Dirty Sexy Money marathon on September 27

by Debra McDuffee, posted Sep 10th 2008 8:41AM
Donald Sutherland as Tripp Darling on Dirty Sexy MoneyPerhaps my favorite thing about Dirty Sexy Money is how the stellar acting from the entire cast makes you actually like and feel for this disgustingly rich and seemingly shallow family, the Darlings.

Why would anyone love a patriarch who manipulates and plays dirty, in both his business and personal life? Tripp Darling does it, and portrayed by Donald Sutherland, you love him anyway. He's got a sensitivity and down-home kind of style that lets him get away with it all.

Well, good news abounds in television these days: Dexter's third season is about to begin, Bones' fourth season is officially underway and there will be a Dirty Sexy Money marathon -- the whole first season, in order -- on SOAPnet.

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Damages marathon announced on FX

by Debra McDuffee, posted Aug 4th 2008 3:06PM
Glenn Close in DamagesI've been feeling pretty frustrated lately that there isn't much on TV. Burn Notice and Psych are don't-miss shows in my house, and The Middleman is watchable, but beyond that, I am not too excited about summer shows.

What gets me excited? Damages does, that's for sure. The first season of Damages was completely amazing, and I think I bemoan the fact, nearly daily, that no new episodes will air until 2009.

If you missed Damages the first time, or if you just want to relive the awesomeness that was season one, FX announced that they will be airing a Damages marathon starting Saturday, August 9 at 7:00 a.m.

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Adult Swim airs every Futurama episode starting tonight

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 26th 2007 12:02PM

A flood of Futuram episodes begins tonightBelieve it or not, Futurama has been airing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block for about five years. During that period, fans of the show have probably watched every single episode at least once, or twice, or fifteen times. Now, those same fans will get the chance to watch every single episode one more time as Adult Swim begins a Futurama marathon.

Starting tonight at 11:00 PM, and continuing until 11:30 PM on the last day of the year, there will be nothing on the schedule but Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the team from Planet Express. On December 31st Adult Swim will air the show's first episode, 'Space Pilot 3000' and the last episode, 'The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings' (great episode, by the way) at 11:00 pm and 11:30 pm respectively. This is all in preparation of Futurama moving from Adult Swim to Comedy Central starting on January 1st.

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