TV Marathons – A Big Part of Turkey Day

Every Thanksgiving, the sound of the television has always been in the background. If not a football game, it’s the Macy’s Day Parade, a cooking show or a favorite series or holiday movie. Here’s a list of just a few of the marathons scheduled for this upcoming Thanksgiving weeked.

All times are Eastern. You can always check to see what’s on your favorite channels by Googling their schedule (for example: Cloo Schedule). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

 

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of IFC's "Portlandia". © Chris Hornbecker Photographer  Credit: IFC

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of IFC’s “Portlandia”. © Chris Hornbecker Photographer Credit: IFC

Thursday, Nov. 27

Adventure Time: 9am–2pm on Cartoon Network
Portlandia: 9am-2:30pm on IFC
Friends: 10am-5pm on TBS
Seinfeld: 5-8pm on TBS
Friday Night Lights: 10am–9pm on Pivot
Jurassic Park: 10am–2am Friday on AMC (I bet they air the trailer from the upcoming Jurassic Park movie coming to theaters this summer)
Modern Family: 10am-12am (Midnight) on USA
Transporter the Series: 11am-11:03pm on TNT
Alaska: The Last Frontier: 12pm-3am Friday on Discovery Channel
My Dirty Little Secret: 12pm-8pm on Investigation Discovery
The Millionaire Matchmaker: 3-10:30pm on Bravo
The Simpsons: 4-10pm followed by The Simpsons Movie on FXX
The Brady Bunch: 5:30-9pm on TV Land

Friday, Nov. 28

Helix: 6am–8pm on Syfy
Deadly Women: 6am–9pm on Investigation Discovery
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 9am–10pm on Pivot
Rambo: 11am–midnight on AMC
Star Trek: The Next Generation: 12pm–6am Saturday on BBC America
American Pickers: 1–11pm on History
Tanked: 2–9pm on Animal Planet
Gilligan’s Island: 3–9pm on TV Land
Gold Rush: 3–10pm on Discovery Channel
Mysteries: 3pm–4am Saturday on Travel Channel
Blue Bloods: 11am on Ion
Rookie Blue: 10pm on Ion

Saturday, Nov. 29


House: 6am–6am Sunday on Cloo
Manzo’d with Children: 6–10am on Bravo
The Leftovers: 8:45am–6:45pm on HBO Signature

Mark Harmon stars in NCIS. Photo: Jordin Althaus/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mark Harmon stars in NCIS. Photo: Jordin Althaus/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

NCIS: 11am–midnight on USA
The Matrix: 11am–5am Sunday on AMC
Veronica Mars: 12pm–5pm on Pivot
Vikings: 3pm–4am Sunday on History
Homeland: 3pm–12am on Showtime
Z Nation: 11pm–5:30am Sunday on Syfy
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 11am on Ion

 

Sunday, Nov. 30


NCIS: 6am-6am Monday on Cloo
Ax Men: 7am–1pm on History
Law & Order: SVU: 9am–11pm on USA
Roseanne: 10am–4pm on weTV (also on TV Land from 12–6pm)
Man v. Food Nation: 2–8pm on Travel Channel

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead (Season 5): 1–10pm on AMC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: 3–11:30pm on Bravo
The Affair: 4–11pm on Showtime

 

Independence Day Marathons + Walking Dead Marathon

All Independence Day Marathons listed begin at 7am CT on Friday, July 4, unless otherwise noted. When a program is listed at a specific time, i.e. 7am America’s Next Top Model, and the next program of a different title starts at 11am, the program listed at 7am runs in hour (or half hour) increments through until the new program starts at the new time. HD Channels of the networks listed below are showing identical line-ups only in High Definition.

A&E: 7am Dog the Bounty Hunter; 3pm Criminal Minds

AMC: 8am The Walking Dead Season 1, Episode 1; 2:30 The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 1; Saturday, July 5 at 4am Season 3, Episode 1; Season 4, Episode 1

Chris Hardwick, host of Talking Dead

Chris Hardwick, host of Talking Dead

There’s a special Talking Dead on Sunday, July 7 at 8 CT. Scott M. Gimple & Aisha Tyler joins Chris Hardwick and discuss what’s in store in Season 5.

American Heroes Channel: 7am The Revolutionary War

Animal Planet: 7am Crocodile Hunter; 8am Dirty Jobs; 3pm Treehouse Masters; 8pm The Pool Master

BBC America: 7am Star Trek: The Next Generation

BET: 7am The Game; 1:30pm Stomp The Yard; 4pm Just Keke; 5pm The Cookout; 7pm Gun Hill; 9pm Apollo Live!; 10pm The Message; 11pm The Wendy Williams Show

Bio: 7am The Inside Story: Jaws; 9am Downsized; 1pm Wife Swap; 5pm Flipping San Diego; 7pm Flipping Vegas

Bravo: 7am Tabatha Takes Over; 8:04am Games of Crowns; 8:35am The Real Housewives New Jersey; 2:16pm Speed; 4:52pm The Bourne Identity; 7:26pm The Bourne Supremacy; 9:56pm The Bourne Supremacy

Chill: 6am Truth or Die; 8am Brainscan; 10am Paintball; 12pm Cube 2: Hypercube; 2pm Cube Zero; 4pm Cube; 6pm The Ghostmaker; 8pm Needle; 10pm Cube; 12am The Ghostmaker

CLOO: 7am Whatever Works; 9:02am The Maiden Heist; 11am Glee – the 3D Concert Movie; 1pm Whatever Works; 9:02pm Fools Rush In; 5pm Dinner For Schmucks; 7:30pm The Back-Up Plan; 10pm Dinner For Schmucks

CMT: 7am Reba; 8am CMT Music; 10:30am CMT Music Awards; 1pm Miss Congeniality; 4pm Party Down South; 9pm Bruce Almighty

Comedy: 8:15am The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart; 8:47am The Colbert Report; 9:18am Nathan for You; 9:48am Drunk History; 10:49am Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity; 12:21pm Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos; 1:52pm It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; 3:25pm Futurama; 4:56 South Park; 5:27 Tosh.O; 5:58pm The Colbert Report; 6:29pm The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; 7pm Tropic Thunder; 9:30pm Tropic Thunder

Destination America: 7am BBQ Pitmasters; 7pm Mountain Monsters

DFH: 7am Maternity Ward; 8am Birth Day; 9am Trauma: Life in the ER

Discovery: 7am Cash Cab; 8am Nerve Center; 9am Manufactured; 10am Pyros; 11am Mighty Planes; 12pm Mayday; 1pm Megaspeed; 2pm Dallas Car Sharks; 3pm Overhaulin’ Top10; 4pm Overhaulin; 5pm How It’s Made; 6pm Salvage Hunters; 7pm Lords of the Car Hoards; 8pm Mayday;

E!: 7am Keeping Up With the Kardashians; 1pm Sex & the City; 11pm Kardashians

Puss in Boots: © 2011 DreamWorks Animation LLC.

Puss in Boots: © 2011 DreamWorks Animation LLC.

FXM: 6:45am The Adventures of Hajji Baba; 8:30am Dante’s Inferno; 10am The Alligator People; 11:30am The Day Mars Invaded Earth; 12:45pm The Horror of It All; 2pm Megamind; 4pm How to Train Your Dragon; 6pm Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; 8pm Puss in Boots; 10pm Monsters vs. Aliens

FX: 7am Tron: Legacy; 9:30am Red Tails; 12pm The Incredible Hulk; 2:30pm Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer; 4:30pm Thor; 7pm Captain America: The First Avenger; 9:30pm Captain America: The First Avenger

Red Tails: © Lucasfilm Ltd. and TM. Credit: Jiri Hanzl

FXX: 7am The Hughleys; 8am Spin City; 10am Mad About You; 12pm Sports Night; 1pm Arrested Development; 2pm How I Met Your Mother; 4:30pm American Reunion; 7pm Grown Ups; 9pm Grown Ups; 11pm Freaks and Geeks

Hallmark: 7am The Golden Girls; 9am Home & Family; 11am Home & Family (different episode); 1pm The Christmas Spirit; 3pm Window Wonderland; 5pm Finding Christmas; 7pm The Christmas Ornament; 9pm Debbie Macomber’s Trading Christmas

History: 7am American The Story of Us; 7pm American Pickers

H2: 7am UFO Files; 8am Ancient Aliens; 11pm United Stuff of America

ID: 7am Nightmare Next Door; 8am Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?; 3pm Nightmare Next Door;

ION: 10am W.; 1pm Cold Case; 6pm Law & Order: CI

Lifetime: 7am Celebrity Wife Swap; 11am Little Women: LA; 5pm Flowers in the Attic; 7pm Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs; 9pm Petals on the Wind; 11pm Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs

LMN: 7am Deadly Wives; 9am The Babysitter’s Seductions; 11am Dark Desire; 1pm Homecoming; 3pm The Perfect Boyfriend; 5pm A Mother’s Rage; 7pm The Wife He Met Online; 9pm The Trainer; 11pm The Wife He Met Online

Logo: 7am The A-List: New York; 8am Boston Legal; 9am The Golden Girls; 11am Roseanne; 5pm Will & Grace; 7pm Designing Women

Nat Geo Wild: 7am Stranger than Nature; 8am Icy Killers; Secrets of Alaska’s Salmon Shark; 9am Sharkfest; 10am Deadliest Week Ever; 11am Monster Fish

NGC: 8am Life Below Zero

OWN: 7am Dr. Phill; 12pm Two Weeks Notice; 2:30pm The American President; 5pm Oprah: Where Are They Now

Oxygen: 7am America’s Next Top Model; 11am Preachers of L.A.; 7pm Stomp the Yard: Homecoming; 9pm Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins; 11:30pm Tattoos After Dark

Science Channel: 7am Outrageous Acts of Science 2; 8am MythBusters

John Carter: © 2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc. Credit: Frank Connor

John Carter: © 2011 Disney. JOHN CARTER™ ERB, Inc. Credit: Frank Connor

Spike: 7am Shaun T’s Focus T25, 7:30am Cindy Crawford; 8am Bar Rescue; 10am Frankenfood; 11am Robin Hood; 2:30pm John Carter; 5:30 Raiders of the Lost Ark; 8:12pm Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom; 11:06pm The Fifth Element.

Syfy: 7am The Twilight Zone; 7pm WWE Firday Night SmackDown! 9pm Spartacus: Blood & Sand; 11:10 The Twilight Zone

TBS: 7am Are We There Yet? 7:30am TP’s Met the Browns; 8am TP’s House of Payne; 8:30am Ghosts of Girlfriends Past; 10:30am Definitely, Maybe; 1pm Knocked Up; 3pm Friends; 5pm Seinfeld; 7pm Family Guy; 9pm Funniest Wins

TLC: 7am A Very Duggar Wedding; 8am 18 Kids & Counting; 8:30am 19 Kids & Counting; 7:30pm Say Yes to the Dress;

Hulk: © 2003 Universal Studios.  All rights reserved.

Hulk: © 2003 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

TNT: 7am Charmed; 8am Supernatural; 11am Hulk; 2pm Spider-Man; 4:30 The Dark Knight; 8pm Cold Justice; 9pm Cold Justice; 10pm Limitless

Travel: 8am Food Paradise; 7pm Monumental Mysteries; 9pm America Declassified; 10pm Mysteries; 11pm Monumental Mysteries

truTV: 8am Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura; 10am Panic Button; 12pm Motor City Masters; 2pm Top 20 Most Shocking; 6pm Impractical Jokers; 7pm The Carbonaro Effect; 10pm Motor City Masters; 11pm The Carbonaro Effect;

USA: 7am NCIS Marathon; 7pm Modern Family; 11pm Royal Pains; 12am: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

We: 9am Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars

 

Those Who Seek Fame in a Reality Show … Often Have Tragedy Befall Them

Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore

Ryan Jenkins and Jasmine Fiore

Ryan Jenkins’ suicide begins with the murder of Jasmine Fiore on August 15, 2009. Fiore had met Canadian-born real estate investor Ryan Jenkins at a Las Vegas Casino shortly after he had completed filming VH1’s reality show Megan Wants a Millionaire.

Two days later, on March 18, 2009, Fiore and Jenkins were married at The Little White Wedding Chapel on the Vegas Strip. Unfortunately with this couple what happens in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas.

In June, 2009, Jenkins was charged in Clark County, Nevada with battery constituting domestic violence for hitting Fiore in the arm. Travis Heinrich, who was one of two suitors of Fiore’s states that Jenkins and Fiore had been arguing over her friendship with Heinrich (who was present) which resulted in Jenkins hitting Fiore’s arm, knocking her into a swimming pool.

Jenkins was scheduled to go to trial in December, but the pair reconciled shortly before Fiore’s death on August 15 and they traveled to San Diego for a poker game.

Fiore’s mother stated that the two fought regularly and that Jenkins knew about Fiore’s ex-boyfriends, but was extremely jealous of them. She also told The Associated Press that her daughter had the marriage annulled in May of 2009. However, no court records of an annulment in Nevada, or LA County, Calif. could be found. An annulment wouldn’t have mattered. These two were destined for bad things.

Jenkins and Fiore checked into the L’Auberge Hotel in Del Mar in the evening of August 13, 2009 for a charity poker tournament. Surveillance video has them leaving the Hilton at about 2:30am on August 14. The couple was seen later at a nightclub in downtown San Diego.

At 4:30am, Jenkins returned to the L’Auberge Hotel alone. Fiore was never seen alive again. Jenkins left the hotel at around 9am on Friday, August 14.

Fiore’s body is discovered, but not identified on Saturday, August 15 at about 7am. Her nude body is badly beaten and crushed into a suitcase inside a dumpster in an alley in Buena Park, Calif. Her teeth and fingers have been removed. She’s been strangled.

On August 18, her remains are identified using the serial numbers from her breast implants. The Orange County Coroner reports that Fiore died a couple of hours prior to when her body was found. They find her white Mercedes abandoned in a parking lot in West Hollywood about a mile from the penthouse she shared with Jenkins in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles.

Everything catches up with Jenkins by 6pm on August 20 when he arrives at the Thunderbird Motel in Hope, British Columbia, Canada with a young blonde woman in a silver PT Cruiser.

Apparently they pay cash for three nights accommodation. The woman stays only 20 minutes and then leaves the hotel and is never seen again. The manager sees Jenkins walking outside the motel the next day, August 21. He looks exhausted and is not even recognizable from his picture seen on television.

At 11:30am on the third day the couple fails to check out, the hotel manager and his nephew decide to check on the room and they find Jenkins hanging from the wall clothing rack by a belt. There’s no suicide note in the hotel but a suicide note is saved on Jenkins’ computer titled “Last Will and Testament” and dated August 20, 2009.

On August 27, investigators found a storage unit full of his belongings, including a suitcase full of clothes in Washington state.

When VH1 discovers Jenkins was connected with the murder of Fiore they cancel Megan Wants Millionaire, drop reruns of past shows from its schedule, remove archived episodes from the iTunes Store and cable video on demand services. When they realize Jenkins had appeared in the third season of I Love Money they also cancel the run of that show.

Several lawsuits are filed between 51 Minds, Collective Intelligence and a Canadian firm, Straightline International, when they discover Jenkins had a record in Canada. As o f 2013, lawsuits are still pending.

Bruce Beresford-Redman

Bruce Beresford-Redman

Bruce Beresford-Redman

Bruce Beresford-Redman was a reality show producer and produced Pimp My Ride for MTV and moved up to the Survivor television franchise.

Unfortunately, his illustrious career went on the rocks when he decided to kill his wife in early 2010 while they were staying at a Cancun resort following repeated attempts to reconcile.

He married Mónica Burgos on April 8, 1999 in Brazil. They had two children. On April 8, 2010, Mónica was found dead at the Moon Palace resort in Cancun, Mexico while they were on vacation.

Bruce was detained and questioned by Mexican police later that day as a “person of interest.” He was released in the early morning hours the following day on the condition that he remain in Mexico. Someone at the hotel told police that they had seen the couple arguing on April 4 and Bruce was seen with scratches on his body.

Mexico authorities held on to his passport but that didn’t stop Bruce from illegally leaving Mexico.

On April 9, 2010, The Los Angeles Times reported that Mónica Beresford-Redman had been strangled and her body dumped in a sewer close to where the couple had been vacationing.

On May 31, 2010, Mexico issued an arrest warrant for Bruce Beresford-Redman and because unlike Mexico, the United States honors warrants from other countries, the U.S. Marshalls apprehended Bruce Beresford-Redman on November 2010 in Los Angeles, and held him in custody for Mexico.

On November 29, 2010, a Los Angeles federal judge denied Beresford-Redman bail and on July 12, 2011 U.S. Magistrate Chooljian determined that he should be returned to Mexico because there was enough circumstantial evidence he could have murdered his wife Mónica.

On February 8, 2012 Beresford-Redman waived further appeals and was extradited to Mexico and on February 15 he was ordered to remain in custody pending adjudication.

His children have been taken care of by his parents since his arrest and he talks to them on the phone whenever he can.

Joe Finley

Joe & Linda Finley

Joe & Linda Finley

On the day he auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2010, Joe Finley’s wife Laura was found brutally murdered at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, where the show was being filmed.

On October 23, while Joe Finley was standing in line waiting for his audition to begin for America’s Got Talent, the police were discovering his wife’s lifeless body on the third floor of a staircase in the hotel.

When he was told of her death, he went ahead and auditioned, barely making it through the song he picked for the audition.

He admitted to police later that he and Laura took ecstasy the night she died and police found some in his possession. He was arrested on drug charge and released on bail.

In July, 2012, Finley brought a wrongful death suit against the Millennium Biltmore Hotel claiming vagrants entered through an  unlocked door and attacked his wife while she was getting ice from the hotel ice machine.

In legal documents he claimed the head of security took a gruesome death picture of his wife and disseminated that photo to the general public and that he even flashed the topless death picture of his wife at the hotel bar.

The suit was seeking unspecified damages for emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

When her autopsy report was released it disclosed that she had ecstasy and alcohol in her blood. She had a 1-inch laceration on the top of her head and a “diagonal gaping laceration measuring three-and-a-half inches” on her scalp.

Her skull separated from the spinal column during a severe head injury. When found she was in stage four rigor mortis. Her top was in the lost and found and her pants were on her, inside out.

Despite all this, the police have never released the cause of death as an accident, homicide or suicide.

Some of the comments posted on the NBC Los Angeles.com site about Joe Finley suing the Millennium Biltmore Hotel are incredibly voyeuristic and are proof that Reality is Tragedy.

One, from a Nurse Case Manager left on February 27, 2013 claims she was at the hotel at the time of the murder and “there is no doubt in my mind I saw the murderer at the elevator shortly before he killed her.” She goes on to say that the police are not listening to her and that they screwed up the investigation by looking at Joe Finley and not looking for the man who actually killed her.

The one posted beneath hers dated March 20, 2013 from Mitchell Timothy Finn states he is Joe Finley’s brother, or rather he was his brother until he figured out what he did to Laura and that he (Joe) is a sociopath.

The one posted beneath his is from Jill Sutterlin. It states she is Laura’s sister and she states her family is working very closely with the LAPD and that Joe not only lied but refuses to help the LAPD but has found time to only “try and collect money from the Biltmore, get married and have a baby.” She goes on to say that the video and pictures the LAPD have disproves everything the Nurse Case Manager is saying and Joe Finley’s story as well.

Gabriel Ben-Meir

Gabriel Ben-Meir was a 30-year old music producer who coordinated music for MTV shows including Punk’d.

In May, 2011, he was brutally shot in the back of the head and his wallet was taken by two robbers. He was just a block away from his home in Los Angeles and steps away from his parked car.

A year later, a man and woman were charged and ordered to stand trial on murder charged in Ben-Meir’s death and the unrelated murder of Marcelo Aragon who was killed in April of 2011.

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn was an actor, stunt man, and a a member of the Jackass and Viva La Bam crew.

He came to prominence as a member of the CKY Crew along with his long-time friend Bam Margera for their over-the-top pranks and stunts which they recorded on camera. This in turn led to the rise of MTV’s Jackass and the three feature films which have all been commercial successes.

Aside from Jackass, Dunn hosted Homewrecker and Proving Ground and appeared in Street Dreams, Blonde Ambition, Haggard: the Movie and Minghags: The Movie.

On June 20, 2011, along with his friend Zachary Hartwell, a production assistant on Jackass Number Two, Dunn died in an alcohol-related car accident in Chester County, Penn.

Police stated it was the worst crash they had ever seen, stating Dunn was traveling over 130mph in his Porsche before the crash. The autopsy results revealed that the crash was so violent it was impossible to determine if Dunn and his friend died from the impacty or from the fire that resulted from it.

Phil Harris

Phillip Charles (Phil) Harris 12/19/56-2/9/10) was captain and part owner of the Cornelia Marie, a crabbing vessel which was featured on Discovery Channel‘s reality TV series Deadliest Catch.

Harris had been fishing with his father since he was 8 and after high school he began crab fishing. By the time he was 21 he was one of the youngest captains of a crab fishing boat on the Bering Sea. At the time of his death, he had been the captain of the Cornelia Marie for more than 20 years.

On January 29, 2010 he suffered a massive stroke while offloading crab in port at St. Paul Island, Alaska. Despite improvement in his health, Capt. Harris died on February 2, 201 at the age of 53. He had a pulmonary embolism while in the hospital.

Discovery Channel aired the Captain’s death on July 20, 2010 which they followed with a special tribute episode.

Shain Gandee
Shain Gandee

Shain Gandee

One of MTV’s Buckwild reality show stars, Shain Gandee was only 21 when he died. He was one of 9 cast members of the show that follows a group of young adults trying to have fun in Sissonville, West Virginia.

The group pulls stunts such as turning a dump truck into a swimming pool or just riding around the wood on their ATVs.

Gandee was billed as a former high school prom king who had held every job from coal miner to garbage man.

Prior to finding him and two others dead, family members had reported him missing in Kanawha County, West Virginia along with a 1984 Ford Bronco belonging to the family.

When found, the Sheriff’s Office said the vehicle was partially submerged in mud. It was uneven but upright; its muffler below the surface. Mud covered the lower part of the Bronco’s passenger side door, but the driver’s side, where the younger Gandee sat, was free.

Gandee’s uncle, David Dwight Gandee, 48 and Donald Robert Myers, 27 were the two people found dead with Shain Gandee.

Autopsy results confirmed they died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Anna Nicole Smith

Smith, who exposed her bizarre life on The Anna Nicole Show, was found dead of “combined drug intoxication” at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida in February 2007.

If you really know nothing about her and how reality TV affected her life, google her name and start reading.

MTV Score: 5

Thanksgiving Day Marathons

Are you ready for Turkey Day? As I was driving home this afternoon one of the radio DJs was giving advice on what potatoes made the best mashed. I received a terse text message from my sister over a week ago saying she wasn’t doing Thanksgiving till “well after 3pm on Friday.”

I think that was in reply to my “did you want me to bring anything for Thanksgiving?” text message. On a scale of 1-10 for families, mine’s a solid 1. But that’s okay, I don’t mind the solitude the Holidays and the days off from work gives me.

Anyway, I digress. I found these marathons by using my program guide on my DirecTV and forwarding ahead with my remote. I DIDN’T JUST read a bunch of press releases from networks weeks ago. So you can depend that these marathons are 85% correct.

If there’s a network I didn’t list, just Google it i.e. “A&E Schedule,” and 9 out of 10 times it will come up with a great listings schedule of what’s playing for the next week or so. It even lets you click on a timezone.

A&E, will be running their standard weekly programming (CT): 8am Criminal Minds; 10am CSI: Miami for two hours; 12pm Criminal Minds for two hours; 2pm The First 48 for three hours; 5pm The Duck Dynasty.

AMC, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory at 8:15am (CT); The Godfather at 10:30am; The Godfather 2 at 2:30pm till 7pm. The Godfather movies repeat the balance of the day. AMC is planning on showing The Walking Dead Season 3 on Sunday starting at 2:30pm (ET).

Animal Planet, 6am (CT) The Crocodile Hunter; 7am Call of the Wild; 8am Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice; 9am Wild Russia; 1pm Frozen Planet; 6pm River Monsters: Unhooked; 8pm Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives

BBCA, Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon starting at 7am (CT)

CLOO, White Collar Marathon starts at 5am (CT)

Discovery, (CT) 8am North America; 11am Alaska: The Last Frontier; 7pm Punkin Chunkin 2013

FX HD, Buffy at 6am (CT); 8am Ellen (30-minute segments) followed by Kung Fu Panda at 11am and then Kung Fu Panda 2 at 1pm and then replays most of the day of those two movies.

History Channel, 6am (CT) Swamp People; 4pm Swampsgiving; 5pm Pawn Stars; 8pm Swampsgiving 2 (the sequel?); 9pm Pawn Stars

ID, 6am (CT) Deadly Women; 12pm Deadly Devotion; 4pm Bloody Marys; 5pm Deadly Sins

Nat Geo, 8am (CT) starts a Life Below Zero Marathon

OWN, starting at 6am (CT) Dr. Phil; 12pm Too Cute!; 6pm Oprah’s Next Chapter; 8pm The Shawshank Redemption

Spike, Cops Marathon starting at 8am (CT) followed by Impact Wresting starting at 8pm for an hour and then back to Cops

Syfy, 2-Day James Bond Marathon starting at 7am (CT) with Dr. No followed by Thunderball

TBS, Friends Marathon starting at 9am (CT); 4pm The King of Queens followed by Seinfeld at 5pm; 6:30pm Family Guy followed by Big Bang Theory at 8pm.

TLC, 6am (CT) The Lottery Changed My Life; 1pm a Marathon of Undercover Boss.

TNT, Castle Marathon starting at 9am (CT) followed by Hawaii Five-O at 10pm

truTV, starts out with The Investigators at 8am (CT); Guiness World Record Unleashed at 10am followed by Wipeout at 2pm which runs the balance of the day.

WE, Roseanne starting at 9am (CT) followed by Will & Grace at 12pm followed by Braxton Family Values at 3pm.

‘United States of Bacon’ to premier with Milwaukee episode

‘United States of Bacon’ to premier with Milwaukee episode Sunday – Milwaukee – The Business Journal.

The walking Ched at Zombie Burger featured in an upcoming episode of the "United States of Bacon."

The walking Ched at Zombie Burger featured in an upcoming episode of the “United States of Bacon.”

When the press kit arrived in our office to promote this show, there was a box of Bacon Bandages and other things made of Bacon (but alas, nothing to actually eat). This 12-episode series will have Chef Todd Fisher seeking out the country’s most heavenly bacon creations. It’s great that he starts in my home town.

I’m the makin’ bacon person in our office. I’ll bring some of that precooked bacon, heat it up in one of the two microwaves and eat it on toasted pretzel bread from Breadsmith with a big glass of cold milk. Ahhhhh! There’s nothing better. The whole time you’re in the kitchen waiting for your toast, the first thing out of every person’s mouth is “….. who just made bacon in here?” So I just stand at the counter and look innocent and before they even open their mouth I just say “It wasn’t me” even though it was.