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With the start of the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, the folks over at TV Line – specifically Vlada Gelman – compiled a cool list of TV marathons for the avid TV viewer to watch over the long holiday weekend.

The following list is the marathons to be on the look-out for:

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Star Trek: The Next Generation (BBC America, 8 am – Saturday, 7 am) | Make it a sci-fi day with 23 hours of adventures aboard starship Enterprise.

Warehouse 13 (Syfy, 8 am – 8 pm) | Catch up on Season 2 before the third cycle premieres on July 11.

Eureka (Syfy, 11 pm – Saturday, 5 am) | If you’re an insomniac, you can watch the first half of Season 4 here. The back end premieres July 11.

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Bond Marathon (Sleuth, 6 am – Tuesday, 5:30 am) | Irony alert: James Bond celebrates our Independence Day with a three-day marathon.

Battlestar Galactica (BBC America, 7 am – 9 pm) | Try not to get too down about the future of the planet during this marathon, which includes the two-part miniseries Night.

Frasier (Hallmark Channel, 11 am – Sunday, 1 am) | Remember when spinoffs weren’t just Show Name: Insert New City?

NCIS (USA Network, 3 pm – 11 pm) | Settle in for a comfortable marathon of crime-solving and bad guys getting what’s coming their way.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

The Twilight Zone (Syfy, 9 am – Monday, 5 am) | A Syfy tradition continues with a 40-hour marathon of the classic TV series, continuing Monday at 8 am through Tuesday 4 am.

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime, 10 am – 11 pm) | A replay of Season 2 concludes with the first two episodes of the current third season. It also features at least two musical numbers. (Take that, Glee.)

I Love Lucy (Hallmark Channel, 11 am – Monday, 1 am) | If you enjoy the Hollywood episodes and Lucy’s adventures abroad, settle in.

Arrested Development (IFC, 11:45 am – 3:15 pm) | Warning: Watching this marathon of the brilliant, but canceled, Fox series may cause despair and rage come 3:16 pm.

The Glades (A&E, noon – 5 pm) | Get a crash course in the A&E original series with a marathon of the show’s first two episodes, the Season 1 finale and two episodes from the second season.

Law & Order: SVU (USA Network, 2 pm – 11 pm) | See Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay in action… while you still have the chance. Tear.

MONDAY, JULY 4

Roseanne (Oxygen, 6 am – 6 pm) | Still hilarious. Still one of the best sitcoms ever.

Royal Pains (USA Network, 6 am – 6 pm) | The award for best title goes to USA for this “Catch-Up & Mustard Marathon,” which concludes with last week’s season premiere.

Firefly (Science Channel, 8 am – Tuesday, 2 am) | This Firefly marathon, which begins with the film Serenity, features a naked Nathan Fillion, a pre-Mad Men Christina Hendricks, a pre-Nikita Melinda Clarke, and a kick-ass Summer Glau. What more can you ask for?

Harper’s Island (Chiller, 11 am – Tuesday, 6am) | If scares are more your thing, check out this horror-thriller starring plenty of familiar TV faces like Chris Gorham (now of Covert Affairs), Katie Cassidy (Gossip Girl), Matt Barr (Hellcats) and Jim Beaver (Supernatural).

One Tree Hill (SoapNet, 11 am – 6 pm) | SoapNet airs seven of the CW series’ best party episodes. You know what that means, right? Lots of drama, singing and drunken make-outs!

Bewitched (TV Land, 11:21 am – 8 pm) | Totally imagining a Samantha/Bonnie Bennett meet-up right now.

Law & Order (TNT, noon – 10 pm) | You didn’t think TNT was going to let USA have all the Law & Order fun, did you?

Single Ladies (VH1, 3 pm – 10 pm) | Marvel at Stacey Dash’s eternal youth in this Queen Latifah-produced relationship comedy.

Switched at Birth (ABC Family, 3 pm – 7 pm) | Here’s your chance to check out ABC Family’s newest hit with a marathon of all of the show’s previously aired episodes.

The Golden Girls (Hallmark Channel, 3 pm – Tuesday, 2 am) | Are you a Blanche, Rose or Dorothy?

My So-Called Life (Sundance, 6 pm – midnight) | Can’t-miss episode: “Life of Brian” at 11 pm, penned by Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood).

Enjoy!

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Here is a newly, updated list of who will be attending Comic Con 2011 next month with some dates (and in some cases the times) for their panels.

Please read on and started getting your calendars ready:

July 20:

There will be a sneak peek screening of several new pilots during preview night from 6 to 9 PM in Ballroom 20. Those screenings include the new CW series The Secret Circle, Supernatural: The Anime Series, the new NBC series Person of Interest and the new FOX drama Alcatraz.

July 21:

Ringer at 1:45 PM in Ballroom 20
Showtime panel, including Dexter, Shameless and new series Homeland from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Ballroom 20

Awake
Covert Affairs
Game of Thrones
Psych

July 22

Torchwood: Miracle Day at 10 AM in Ballroom 20
Locke & Key at 10:30 in Rooms 8 and 9
The Big Bang Theory at 12:30 PM in Ballroom 20
Warehouse 13 at 4:15 PM in Ballroom 20
ADDED: Bedlam (BBC America drama) at 5:15 PM in Room 7AB
Spartacus: Vengeance at 5:45 PM in Room 6BCF

Bones
Falling Skies
The Finder
True Blood

July 23:

Chuck at 10 AM in Ballroom 20
The Vampire Diaries at 3:30 PM in Ballroom 20
Fringe at 4:15 PM in Ballroom 20
Alcatraz at 5 PM in Ballroom 20
The Secret Circle at 5:10 PM in Room 6BCF
Teen Wolf at 5:30 PM in Room 24ABC
Nikita at 6 PM in Room 6BCF
Person of Interest at 6:45 PM in Room 6BCF

Terra Nova
Grimm

July 24:

Castle at 11:45 AM (Room To Be Determined)
Supernatural at 11:15 PM in Hall H
ADDED: Doctor Who at 12:30 in Hall H
Sons of Anarchy at 3:30 PM in Hall H

Glee

Meanwhile, the following shows will be there, but no details are available YET on which date or time:

Eureka, Once Upon a Time, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, The River and The Walking Dead.

More details to follow as they are announced.

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Hey All,

The week is nearly over and the holiday weekend (for those who celebrate the 4th of July) is nearly here. Hope your weekend plans have been finalized.

In the meantime, here are the news items for today:

TELEVISION

Actress Dichen Lachman (Dollhouse) has landed a series regular role on the Syfy version of Being Human. She will play Izumi, a reclusive, centuries-old vampire who causes upheaval when she returns to her old Boston stomping grounds. She will next be seen in Torchwood: Miracle Day, when it premieres on Starz on July 8. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actor James Tupper (Grey’s Anatomy and Men in Trees) will take over for Marc Blucas as the father of Emily Van Camp’s character in this fall’s new ABC drama Revenge. Blucas played the dad to Emily Thorne (Van Camp) via flashbacks in the original pilot, but with Blucas part of the cast of the new USA Network series Necessary Roughness, Tupper will step in, as the flashbacks will continue on through the series. (Matt Mitovich at TV Line)

Actor Russell Tovey (the UK original Being Human) is set to guest star in the second episode of the BBC One drama series Sherlock, playing a man who recruits the titular detective and his assistant Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman), after he suffers from an upsetting childhood experience. (Virgin Media)

DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Actor Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) has signed on to the Aaron Sorkin HBO series More As This Story Develops, playing a supporting role in the drama, which is set behind the scenes at a sensationalist news program. He will join Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston and Olivia Munn. The series is set to debut in 2012. (John Sellers at The Wrap)

BOX OFFICE NEWS

Actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) will star in the upcoming thriller film Shadow Runner that involves elite commandos, but little else is known about the plot. (The Hollywood Reporter)

It looks like actors Matthew Fox (Lost) and Ed Harris will NOT be appearing in the zombie-pocalypse thriller World War Z. Fox has a scheduling conflict stemming from his prior commitment to star in I, Alex Cross with Tyler Perry while it is unclear as to why the Harris deal didn’t work out. (Vulture)

Model turned actress Brooklyn Decker (Just Go With It) has been cast to star alongside Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez in the film adaptation of the bestseller What To Expect When You’re Expecting. She will play the perky wife of a much older man who sails through her pregnancy with twins, much to the consternation of her friends. (Deadline)

BOX OFFICE TRAILER

Tinker, Tailer, Solider, Spy Trailer

Q&A SECTION (with The TV Addict)

Question: Season 7 of SUPERNATURAL cannot come soon enough! Any scoop? — Noam

The TV Addict: Entitled “The Girl Next Door,” SUPERNATURAL’s much anticipated seventh season will kick off by not just introducing fans to an old flame friend of Sam’s, but will flashback to Sam and Dean’s teenage years where we’ll meet, as the episode’s title suggests, the girl next door… a beautiful girl who in typical SUPERNATURAL fashion harbors a terrible, emphasis on the terrible, secret.

Question: When we last left WAREHOUSE 13, Myka had left the Warehouse. Will she be back and how soon? — Ricky

The TV Addict: In the wacky mixed-up files of the WAREHOUSE 13 world, the dilemma over how to lure Myka back will be a rocky, but short road. More interesting still, it will take not a friend or a lover to lure Myka back, but a deadly foe.

Question: What should we look out for as the 4th season of EUREKA resumes on July 11th? — Jeremy

The TV Addict: Look for a trip to outer-space, someone to get cold feet, and musical mood swings that drive everyone to do crazy things. Mostly, keep an eye on Felicia Day who joins the show for an extended arc as the scintillating Dr. Holly Marten.

Question: Will HAVEN answer the question of who is the real Agent Audrey Parker, or will it be drug out through the second season? — Dylan

The TV Addict: The answer to that gigantic reveal from the first season will be answered within the first new episode when the show returns on July 15th. You will not want to miss a second of that episode to see how that doppelganger situation resolves itself.

Question: Any word on how NIKITA plans to start its second season? — Amy

The TV Addict: Remember that quasi-romantic final shot from NIKITA’s first season finale that saw Nikita and Michael peacefully drive off into the sunset mere moments after pledging to work together to bring Percy and Division down once and for all? Well, enjoy that while you can for when NIKITA returns for its second season, their first roadblock will be a doozy. Or to be more specific, a twenty-something love interest for Alex military man who has been tasked by Oversight to help Division now fronted by Amanda track down Nikita and those pesky black boxes.

That’s it. Enjoy!

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The following is taken verbatim from The Paley Center for Media:

On the heels of the success of the record-breaking Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Memorabilia Exhibit and Auction earlier this month, The Paley Center for Media announces an all new multimedia exhibition, Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit, featuring more treasures from Ms. Reynolds’s collection opening July 23 at the Center’s Beverly Hills location.

The new exhibit is scheduled to feature iconic costumes, posters and props from Academy Award–winning film classics including Gone with the Wind, Show Boat, The Yearling and Moulin Rouge, as well as garments worn by a glittering array of legendary icons including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Carmen Miranda, Doris Day, and many more.

Ms. Reynolds’s fascinating collection will remain on view at the Paley Center throughout the remainder of 2011, and additional classic items, some never before displayed to the public, will be added each month. The exhibit, which will encompass both floors of the Paley Center, will be open to the public. The first floor viewing is available free of charge. Admission to the second floor gallery space will be FREE to Paley Center Members and $6.00 for the general public. Admission tickets will be available at the door.

Visitors of the exhibition will also have access to the Center’s unparalleled media archive featuring over 150,000 programs spanning the history of television, radio, and digital media.

The new exhibit, which will run from July 23 to August 31, 2011, will feature classic and rarely seen film clips related to the items on display and the center will plan a series of special screenings and events to celebrate the many films and stars represented in Ms. Reynolds’s collection.

The initial exhibit, which brought thousands of visitors and international attention to The Paley Center, culminated in the June 18 auction by Profiles in History where Monroe’s iconic white subway dress from The Seven Year Itch sold for a staggering $4.6 million.

You can learn about The Paley Center for Media here.

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Comic-Con 2011 SINGLE DAY Badge Resales begin today (June 30) at 10 AM Pacific Standard Time.

Here are the verbatim details from Comic-Con International:

They will be selling returned single day badges through EPIC online registration. An adult single day badge will be sold at the rate of $40 and Junior, Senior, and Military single day badges will be sold at the rate of $21 each. Sunday adult badges will be $23, and Junior, Senior, and Military Sunday badges will be sold at the rate of $13 each. These prices include a $3 reprocessing fee.

At this time, unfortunately, we are not able to accept Discover cards for Comic-Con badge registration.

You may purchase up to TWO single day badges only!

Go here for details.

UPDATE: June 30 at 11:50 AM PST – The badges are now SOLD OUT!!

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It was slim pickings on the major networks last night unless you like reality and/or comedies. The only dramas that aired were repeats; after all it is summer. Here is how the Wednesday night dramas fared in the overall ratings:

9 PM Show:
Criminal Minds (CBS) [repeat] – 6.2 million

10 PM Show:
CSI (CBS) [repeat] – 7.4 million

What did you watch last night? Please share.

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Trying to figure out what to watch tonight? Be it new episodes of the TV season, reairs of cable series or a movie, here are some suggestions:

6 PM:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America

8 PM:
The Vampire Diaries on The CW (Reair)
The Big C on Showtime (Reair of Season Premiere)
NCIS on USA Network
Mrs. Doubtfire movie on ABC Family
A Few Good Men movie on AMC
Shrek Forever After (animated) movie on HBO
My Best Friend’s Wedding movie on TMC

9 PM:
Burn Notice on USA Network (NEW)
Nikita on The CW (Reair)
Glee on FOX (Reair)
True Blood on HBO2 (Reair of Season Premiere)
The Big C on Showtime (Reair of Season Premiere)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves movie on BBC America
Alice in Wonderland movie on Starz

10 PM:
Rookie Blue on ABC (NEW)
Suits on USA Network (NEW)
Game of Thrones on HBO2 (Reair)
Knight and Day movie on HBO Signature

Enjoy!

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