Memorial Day Weekend TV Specials & Marathons 2020

Saving Private Ryan

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If you’re stuck at home this Memorial Day, never fear — between streaming services and regular TV programming, there are oodles of things to keep you occupied all weekend, from marathons to classic shows like Roseanne, The Simpsons, and The Office, to CBS showing Titanic in its entirety, to a marathon of World War II movies on TCM. There is also the National Memorial Day Concert, which is being held virtually for the first time. Host Joe Mantegna told WTOP that he’s really looking forward to the new format this year.

“It’s actually going to be a very special kind of a show this year that I’m actually looking forward to because this is the first time I’ll be able to see it,” Mantegna said. “This will be my 19th year … Performances are going to be done by artists in their homes … It’s going to include some of the best segments that we’ve had for close to 30 years.”

The show will open with Christopher Jackson singing the National Anthem. There will also be remote performances from Cynthia Erivo, Trace Adkins, Renee Fleming, CeCe Winans, Kelli O’Hara, Mary McCormack, and the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO).

Below are some of the best TV programs Memorial Day weekend has to offer this year. All times Eastern.

Saturday, May 23

HARRY POTTER | Wizarding Weekend | SYFYFrom the first letter to the final battle, our favorite wizard has a new home. The Harry Potter Wizarding Weekend arrives this Summer on SYFY and USA. » Subscribe To SYFY: Watch more SYFY shows: Watch The Expanse ►► Hundreds of years in the future, humans have colonized the solar system. Earth, Mars and the Belt are now on the brink of war. And all it will take is a single spark. Watch Krypton ►► Years before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, fights to redeem his family’s honor after the House of El is ostracized and shamed over Seg’s grandfather’s false claims of a world-killer coming to Krypton. When an attack on the government is attempted, Seg must work within the system that discarded the House of El in order to protect their future legacy. Watch 12 Monkeys ►► Two time travelers, Cole and Cassie, must journey throughout time to prevent the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying all reality. Watch Face Off ►► In this competition/elimination series, special effects make-up artists participate in elaborate challenges for a grand prize and the honor of being Hollywood’s next great effects artist. Watch The Magicians ►► Based upon Lev Grossman’s best-selling books, The Magicians centers around Brakebills University, a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity. Watch Z Nation ►► A group of survivors must cross the country with a possible cure for the zombie apocalypse. The holder of the cure, a zombie-human hybrid named Murphy, may not be so cooperative. Watch Wynonna Earp ►► Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp’s great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she’s the only thing that can bring the paranormal to justice. About SYFY: It doesn’t matter if you’re into space outlaws, exiled dragon queens, or survivors of the zombie apocalypse. If you love it, you’re one of us. Get more SYFY exclusive content: Visit ►► Find SYFY on Facebook ►► Follow SYFY on Twitter ►► Follow SYFY on Google+ ►► Follow SYFY on Instagram ►► Follow SYFY on Tumblr ►► About SYFY WIRE: SYFY WIRE is a fan-first genre news and editorial destination dedicated to covering science fiction and nerd culture across TV, Film, Books, Comics, space and technology with up-to-the-minute news, in-depth analysis and content that drives conversation and debate. Get SYFY WIRE exclusive content: Watch SYFY WIRE on YouTube ►► Subscribe to SYFY on YouTube ►► Visit ►► Find SYFYWIRE on Facebook ►► Follow SYFYWIRE on Twitter ►► HARRY POTTER | Wizarding Weekend | SYFY

Bravo: Below Deck marathon, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Comedy Central: The Office marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight

E!: Sex and the City marathon, midnight to midnight

POP: Beverly Hills, 90210 marathon, midnight to noon

Syfy: Harry Potter movie marathon, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TCM: World War II movie marathon, 6 a.m. to midnight

TVLand: Roseanne marathon, midnight to 10 p.m.

USA: Chicago P.D. marathon 9 a.m. to midnight

Sunday, May 24

The National Symphony Orchestra performing on the 2019 National Memorial Day ConcertThe National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jack Everly, performs an Armed Forces Medley on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on thd 30th National Memorial Day Concert. Aired May 26, 2019 on PBS.2019-05-27T02:11:22Z

CBS: Titanic, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Comedy Central: The Office marathon, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

E!: Sex and the City marathon, midnight to midnight

FXX: The Simpsons marathon, noon to midnight

History: WWII in HD marathon, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

PBS: National Memorial Day concert, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Syfy: Harry Potter movie marathon, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

TCM: World War II movie marathon, midnight to midnight

TVLand: The Goldbergs marathon, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

USA: Law & Order: SVU marathon, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday, May 25

Vietnam in HD: Chu Chi Tunnels | HistoryTake an in depth look at the intricate tunnel system used by the North Vietnamese during the war. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at for more info.2011-11-17T23:56:01Z

AMC: Saving Private Ryan, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

BBC America: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine marathon, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Star Trek: The Next Generation marathon, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day

Bravo: Below Deck Sailing Yacht marathon, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Comedy Central: The Office marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight

E!: Botched marathon, 3 a.m. to midnight

FXX: The Simpsons marathon, 9 a.m. to midnight

HBO2: The Pacific marathon, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

History: Vietnam in HD marathon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., then the premiere of the Grant miniseries at 9 p.m.

Lifetime: The premiere of the I Was Lorena Bobbitt movie at 8 p.m.

NBC: The season two premiere of The Titan Games at 8 p.m., followed by a new episode of Songland starring Boyz II Men

Syfy: Harry Potter movie marathon, 11:30 a.m. to midnight

TLC: 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days marathon, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

TNT: DC Universe superhero movie marathon, noon to 11 p.m.

truTV: Impractical Jokers marathon, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

USA: Chicago P.D. marathon, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

WGN: M*A*S*H marathon, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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