Memorial Weekend Movie And TV Marathons

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.

What to Watch on Wednesdays: Full List of Finale Programming

‘Revenge’ (ABC at 10PM)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 Primetime Competition Shows Go Head-to-Head Tonight, Which One Will You Be Watching?

Dancing With The StarsTwo 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?

Can’t Miss Primetime Thursday Night Programming Will Feature Season and Series Finales

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.  

Viewers Have The Chance To Get Interactive With Oxygen Connect May 18th

the-glee-project-oxygenThe 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?

Make The Switch To DISH Network: Don’t Lose Out On Seeing Your Favorite Shows On FOX, The CW And Many Other Primetime Channels

american idol on FoxIf you lost access to some of your favorite programming over the weekend, you are not alone. Tens of thousands of DirecTV subscribers from Sacramento all the way to Modesto, New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Philadelphia were unable to watch KTLA-TV, WGN and 23 other popular television stations. This is due in large part to the broadcast industry crossfire over money. DirecTV has filed a complaint with the FCC over their disagreement with Tribune Broadcasting. In the disagreement, DirecTV claims Tribune reneged on their deal that would have kept the latter’s television stations on the satellite service. On the other hand, Tribune claims DirecTV has been misleading their subscribers saying that they have an agreement in place when they actually don’t. Tribune Broadcasting said in a statement that without a deal in place DirecTV and their subscribers would lose access to Tribune’s local stations. This will mean that DirecTV subscribers will be missing a ton of their favorite channels and programming. For example Tribune’s KTLA is the local affiliate of the CW in Los Angeles, so this means subscribers will miss shows such as ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ Gossip Girl’ and ‘Vampire Diaries’. Also all of you ‘American Idol’ fanatics will not get to see who survives another week because Tribune is the parent of Fox 40. Tribune president Nils Larsen said in a statement last Thursday that if an agreement is not reached DirecTV subscribers will still be able to watch programs on broadcast stations for free in high definition with a TV antenna or by signing up with an alternative pay-TV provider.

Sounds like a huge headache, right? If you want to avoid the hassle and watch your favorite programming without fear of being interrupted then let DISH Network show you the way to a better viewing experience. DISH Network recently launched their new whole-home entertainment system called the Hopper. The Hopper comes equipped with an exclusive feature that gives you instant On Demand access to your favorite shows that premiere on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in HD. This means that for three hours a night HD primetime programming it will automatically record all 4 of these big networks, without you even having to set a timer. This will give you access to all that primetime programming On Demand for up to 8 days from the initial air date. To learn more about satellite TV programming service in your area visit us at DISH Systems or call (866)989-3474.

List Of Must See TV On Tuesday Nights

Tuesday is known to be the most productive day of the workweek. So after you are done slaving away at work, it will be nice to come home to a DVR receiver full of your favorite programming, when you get home. With the new DISH Hopper from DISH Network you can record up to six programs at one time. The twist is that The Hopper has three tuners; one of the tuners is set to record all four major broadcast stations during primetime hours. This is called “Primetime Anytime” this will automatically DVR the most popular and most watched shows from ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, leaving subscribers with eight days of broadcast content without having to worry about setting their DVR’s. Until then we can still set our DVR’s to record some of our favorite programming on Tuesday nights.

  • ‘Switched at Birth’ 8 PM (ABC Family): Emmet struggles with the drama of his parents’ divorce and the realization that it could ruin his relationship with Bay; Kathryn meets with a Book editor to discuss publishing her switch-themed biography.
  • ‘90210’ 8 PM (The CW): Adrianna and Dixon are moving right along with their music career, they landed a meeting with a major producer to discuss music on his next film, but turns out they are sabotaged by Vanessa. Naomi’s sister arrives with her son for a surprise visit and Silver gets accepted into NYU.
  • ‘Cougar Town’ 8:30 PM (ABC): Laurie has a Twitter romance with a soldier in Iraq. While Bobby begins to fall for Travis’ photography professor Travis refuses to introduce them.
  • ‘Jane by Design’ 9 PM (ABC Family): This is the big season 1 finale. Ben is onto Jane’s secret and it looks as though her dream job may be compromised.
  • ‘The River’ 9 PM (ABC): The Magus crew finds Emmet’s camera bag, chock full o’footage of him spiraling out of control; Lena reveals a troubling secret to a fellow crew member.
  • ‘New Girl’ 9 PM (FOX): When Jess discovers that Nick doesn’t have insurance after getting hurt playing football, she does the only thing that she thinks will help; taking him to her OB/GYN.

Tune in tonight after a long’s days work and enjoy this great programming featured by all the top Networks. To learn more about adding the DISH Hopper to your list of satellite TV programming visit us at DISH-Systems.com or call (866)989-3474.

FOX Announces That ‘House’ Will End After Its Eighth Season

The doctor has almost officially left the building. Last week it was announced that the medical drama ‘House’ would be ending after 8 great seasons. The current season runs until the end of May. ‘House’ stars Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory; a no holds barred doctor that tells it like it is. The antisocial doctor specializes in diagnostic medicine and does whatever it takes to save his parents lives. ‘House’ has attained sturdy ratings throughout its eight-year-run, staying primarily in the teens. The show hit its peak in its third season with 19.4 million viewers, with the ratings consistently declining every season after. This show has been able to last as long as it has due to the great acting done by Hugh Laurie. Other recognizable characters have been Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy), Kal Penn (Harold and Kumar) and Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) just to name a few.

The show almost didn’t even make it to the eighth season. Back in January production company NBC Universal and FOX got into a huge dispute, in regards to who was going to pay for the new series from that point. Fortunately for fans of the show, the show was renewed and was able to properly end. ‘House’ was part of the impressive 2004 pilot season that brought hits like ‘Lost’, ‘The Office’, ‘CSI New York’ and ‘Rescue Me’. Out of the list of shows, ‘Lost’ only lasted 6 seasons, ‘Rescue Me’ made it to its seventh season, ‘The Office’ lost Steve Carell last year but remained on the air and finally ‘CSI NY’ is the only one still going strong. With ‘House’ lasting eight seasons it seems like this show has fared very well.  While it is sad for fans that the show is ending, at least it will have a proper finale to wrap up the series. The series finale is set to air in May. To learn more about your satellite TV programming package visit us at DISH-Systems.com or call (866)989-3474.

Watch TV Smarter With The Blockbuster Movie Pass, DISH Network and Logitech

Although Logitech has said it will stop making set-tops that deliver the Google TV platform, DISH Network is continuing to market the Revue box to its subscribers. “DISH Network continues to collaborate with Logitech to bring customers this next version of Logitech Revue with Google TV,” Vivek Khemka, DISH VP of product management, said in Wednesday’s announcement.

When Google unveiled its Google TV product they also announced a deal with DISH Network that allows it to use a pairing protocol to integrate Google TV content with its satellite TV programming. This is something that just isn’t allowed with cable. DISH Network continues to support the Google TV product and the software development that will enhance the Google TV experience for our customers, even after inventory is depleted. Moving forward they hope to continually look for new ways to better there customers TV viewing experience.

One of the ways DISH hopes to do that is by offering Blockbuster Movie Pass for $10 a month for DISH Network subscribers. They’ll get a one-disc-at-a-time subscription with the upgrade options of $15 and $20 a month for two and three discs at a time. All three plans will have the same streaming offerings. Here is a preview of what Blockbuster Movie Pass can offer you and your family:

  • Streaming: For now, the computer streaming offerings are limited to DISH customer computers via DISHOnline.com with a limited selection of 4000 movie and “hundreds” of TV titles available to watch instantly. DISH Network execs promised to expand DishOnline service to mobile devices by the end of 2011.
  • One Bill: Both DISH and Blockbuster executives continually stressed the simplicity of the Blockbuster Movie Pass as an all-in-one solution. Clearly, this was a jab at Netflix’s recent split of its streaming and by-mail options that upset Netflix users. “Unlike other companies, we offer the simplicity of one company, one bill, and one connection.” Said Clayton.

To learn more about adding Blockbuster Movie Pass to your list of satellite TV programming services visit us at DISH-Systems or call (888)566-3979.
 

Catch Up On ‘New Girl’ Before Tonights Episode Only On DISH Online

Tonight at 9pm on Fox is an all new ‘New Girl’. After taking a recent break due to scheduling conflicts with Major League Baseball and ‘X-Factor’, Fox has schedule this series to commence tonight. If you haven’t seen this hilarious new show yet, catch up on all the past episodes from this season on DISH Online. Here is a recap of what has happened so far in this hilarious new series. This new comedy is the works of executive producer and writer Liz Meriwether (“No Strings Attached”), ‘New Girl’ features a young ensemble cast that takes a fresh look at modern relationships in today’s society. “Jess Day” played by Zooey Deschanel needs a new place to live after going through a difficult break-up. After searching online, she gets in contact with three single guys that live in a incredible loft. She decides almost immediately to take a chance and move in, and through her unique sense of humor and the help of her new roommates, she learns to move on.

Her three new roommates consist of “Nick” (Jake Johnson) who is the most grounded but also the most jaded. This may be in large part due to the fact that he has dropped out of Law School. He now spends his time hiding under his hoodie and tending bar. “Schmidt” (Max Greenfield) is a hustling young professional who’s pretty proud of his own abs. “Winston” (Lamorne Morris), is an intensely competitive former athlete who doesn’t know what to do next-but whatever he does, he wants to win it. In addition to these four you will also meet “Cece” (Hannah Simone) who is a model with a killer deadpan. She is Jess’ childhood best friend. As these five get to know each other better and their relationships grow, they realize how much they needed to meet each other, developing them into a charmingly dysfunctional- or strangely functional-family. You can catch this on at new date and time, Wednesdays at 9pm on Fox. Don’t miss it. To catch up on the last three episodes of the season visit DISH Online to see full episodes. To learn more about your satellite TV programming package, visit us at DISH Systems or call (866)989-3474.