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I am – Hercules!! Mike Vicic over at TV Tango compiled a list of 215 marathons hitting your TV set this weekend. A tiny sampling: Saturday Chiller (8pm - 2am): FEAR FACTOR Marathon Comedy Central (9pm - Midnight): FUTURAMA Marathon Logo (3pm - 8pm): BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Marathon MTV (2pm - 7pm): MY SUPER SWEET 16 Blingest Bash Countdown Nat Geo (9am - 7pm): LOCKED UP ABROAD Marathon Spike (3pm - 1am): STAR WARS PREQUELS Marathon TV Land (4pm - 8pm): THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW Marathon Sunday AMC (5am - 9am): THE THREE STOOGES Marathon Chiller (8pm - 2am): THE X-FILES Marathon History (8am - 8pm): ICE ROAD TRUCKERS Marathon NickToons (9am - 2pm): AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Marathon Sleuth (6am - 6pm): HOUSE Marathon Universal HD (6am - 6pm): SIX FEET UNDER Marathon Monday A&E (8am - 11pm): HOARDERS Marathon BBC America (8am - 1pm): STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION Marathon bio (8am - Noon; 2pm - 6pm): AFTERMATH WITH WILLIAM SHATNER Marathon Chiller (6am - 6am): FEAR FACTOR Marathon Comedy Central (9pm - 1:30am): FUTURAMA Marathon G4 (9am - 5am): CAMPUS PD / COPS Marathon HGTV (6:30am - 8pm): HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL Marathon History (8am - 9pm): PAWN STARS Marathon MSNBC (11am - 10pm): LOCKUP Marathon MTV (5pm - 11pm): JERSEY SHORE Marathon NickToons (9am - 5pm): AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Marathon Oxygen (8am - 1pm): THE BAD GIRLS CLUB Marathon Spike (10am - 1am): STAR WARS ORIGINAL TRILOGY Marathon tbs (10am - 8pm): THE OFFICE Marathon Universal HD (6am - 6pm): SIX FEET UNDER Marathon Find all of Mike’s complete list of 215 marathons here.
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  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST


    by VanGoghX

    Yippee! Love me some marathons!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Wheres the ...

    by xcornealiousx

    Growing Pains Marathon?!

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    G4 is running a cops marathon?

    by RPLocke

    And that's different from their daily schedule how?

  • Sept. 3, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    spike is obsessed with star wars

    by Bouncy X

    my god, it seems like every 2 weeks we get a marathon weekend of those movies.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Stars Wars Prequels marathon?

    by slappy magoo

    Where do I sign up to avoid THAT like the plague? I either watch them with Rifftrax, or I don't watch them.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I skimmed that list too fast...

    by HapaPapa72

    Any Twilight Zone marathons? Those were some great Thanksgivings...

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Remember back in the good old days when...

    by Shermdawg

    ...USA would only air the Trilogy at Christmas?

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:16 a.m. CST

    House is always on

    by tehBIGIvan

    It won't be long before house is on 24 hours a day. Most days you can catch at least 8 episodes, and that is on a slow day.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:22 a.m. CST

    3-8 Buffy? Not much of a marathon

    by andrew coleman

    Monday I wondering if I could watch every episode of the Office.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Rubicon marathon on AMC this Sunday

    by American Mythos

    Thought that warranted mention. It's like the Mad Men of spy shows, at least in terms of atmosphere and pacing. Good stuff.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Rubicon Marathon? Of what four episodes?

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Six episodes

    by American Mythos

    Plus a new one later that night.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 8:42 a.m. CST

    What about a Marathon Marathon?

    by jim

    36 straight hours of runners running roughly 26 miles.<p>As for Buffy, 5 hours is hardly a marathon- more like a 5K: just when you've settled into a comfortable groove, it's over.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    BBC America needs to quit showing American shows.

    by Voice O. Reason

    The inclusion of Patrick Stewart doesn't automatically make TNG a British show. How about more reruns of "Life on Mars" or "Ashes to Ashes"?

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:50 p.m. CST

    You pathetic Prequel haters make laugh and sick!

    by ZodNotGod

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST


    by ZodNotGod

    You act like dumped boyfriend keeping tabs on your ex, telling everyone you really don't give a shit, but for some reason you do. If you actually didn't give a damn about Star Wars anymore, you wouldn't say a fucking word. Get the fuck over it- you lost.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I do love Spike for their showing of Star Wars...

    by ZodNotGod

    But where are the Bond marathons? Doesn't seem right to have a holiday weekend with James Bond.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    The telethon needs to skew younger.

    by mjgtexas

    Maureen McGovern singing Gershwin tunes does not compel me to give 50 bucks to Jerry Lewis. Neko Case would.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    BBC America shows TNG all the time

    by Jaka

    Seriously. Pretty sure that mini-marathon is a regular thing. Regardless, they are airing TNG multiple times each weekday right now. Kind of awesome, but as mentioned it's also kind of a "WTF?" I keep hearing about all these great BBC shows past and present but none of them are ever on. I mean, I LOVE TNG! But I'd rather watch Top Gear repeats than something I have on a DVD a couple feet away. Must get good ad income off showing them. Same with Spike and the Star Wars movies.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 2:08 p.m. CST

    People still watch TNG on TV?

    by RPLocke

    You do realize the episodes are chopped up right?

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    There's never an Indiana Jones marathon

    by alienindisguise

    c'mon history channel..get on that!

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    I was going to ask you what the hell you're talking about... but I don't really care... so never mind!

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Any fan of TV knows that when shows like TNG are run daily on TV a lot is cut out of the shows to make more room for commercials. But, being an uneducated youngster like you are, that's understandable.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Indy marathon

    by Triple_J_72

    Dish Network has a fairly new HD channel called "EPIX" and they had an Indy marathon (yes, including Crystal Skull) last Memorial Day weekend. They called it the "Indy 500" ... 500 minutes of Indy. :-)

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Canada needs to pick up Spike in HD

    by ndally

    Fucking Star Wars airs every other week but for some reason we Canadians only get Spike in SD. I want my Star Wars in HD dammit!! I wonder if someone has put the HD versions via torrent somewhere. Anyone know? Someone must of PVR'd it and put it on the net. Help a brotha out fellow North Americans. Record these and put the HD verisons on the net. Light Sabres @ 720p give me wood

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    PS3 DVD upconvert just doesn't cut it

    by ndally

    I've recorded Raiders in 1080i on one of our movie channels and it looks way better than the "1080P" upconvert that PS3 does of my DVD copies. What's the deal? Don't movie channels just upconvert if there is no HD master created? I guess just because a blu-ray hasn't been released doesn't mean there isn't an HD master that Lucasfilm creates for TV broadcast. Hmmm one wonders

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST


    by Bouncy X

    i'm pretty sure there is an HD master of the Indy trilogy. the footage they have of those movies on the extras for the Part 4 blu-ray are gorgeous, its probably just a matter of lucas/spielberg deciding when to release it in stores.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    I'm 38 and I own every ST series save Enterprise on DVD. TNG is not edited in any way on BBC America. Nor is it edited for it's nightly airings on WGNA out of Chicago. And the Voyager episodes that air in the middle of the night on Spike are fully intact. But umm, thanks anyway.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    And you know this how?

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    uh, ZodnotGod...

    by slappy magoo

    ...what exactly did I "lose" by the Star Wars prequels being so bad? Besides my time? To correct your lame-ass analogy, I'm the ex-boyfriend who doesn't give a rat's ass about my ex-girlfriend and doesn't ever bring her up in conversation, but if SOMEONE ELSE brings her up in conversation, I won't hesitate cracking a joke at her expense. Because she's just that awful. And I'm just that funny. And anyone who doesn't think I'm funny is a dope. Oh, and you. I suppose.

  • Sept. 4, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by American Mythos

    I still watch it on WGN America. There's the standard number of commercial breaks, and the breaks are noticeably shorter than those on today's first run shows. I'm sure they're uncut.

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Well, I have all of Trek on DVD including Enterprise

    by RPLocke

    So, I have no need for cable.

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Uh, good for you

    by American Mythos

    Then why are you posting pointless remarks in a TB about weekend marathons on cable and satellite. Please don't waste my time by answering. Just watch your Enterprise DVDs.

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    American Mythos

    by RPLocke

    Wow, is asshole your middle name?

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Locke reread all the condescending shit you've

    by American Mythos

    posted since the beginning of this talkback. Then reevaluate who the asshole is here.

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Doesn't Spike show the SW movies at like 1.5x speed....

    by wash

    so they can fit in more commercials? Or more like 3x?

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    don't mind the Prequel marathons,

    by sith_rising

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    just hate the Special Edition/DVD release OT films

    by sith_rising

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST


    by Skyway Moaters

    No Looney Toons?! No Tom & Jerry?! No tex Avery?j! Chuck Jones????!!!! What the hell is the world coming to?! 'Course... they all pretty much SUCK, these days since the retro-conning BASTARD political correctness police got their way... *Sniff* OH THE HUMANITY!

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    Better avoid buying the Blue Rays then, but you won't.

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST


    by sith_rising

    i'm strictly dvd. no blu-ray in this house. i'll just download the deleted scenes on youtube. i got the O-OT and PT boxsets, and that's it for me.

  • Sept. 5, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Their schedules all consist of marathons anyway

    by terry1978

    Kinda moot.

  • Sept. 7, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    LOONEY TUNES Marathon!

    by Mephisto the Great

    One of our local channels here in Seattle had a 12-hour Looney Tunes marathon with ZERO commercials except for the group that was sponsoring it. There were cartoons there I hadn't seen in ages. In between each one, they showed a "Random Act of Violence" from either South Park, Family Guy or the Simpsons. Great times.