Marathon Madness: More Than Hoops on Cable

If you’re looking for some non-basketball fare to watch during the NCAA tournament, consider the following options over the next two days. Many cable networks are serving up back-to-back episodes of their popular series, running them opposite tournament games tonight and tomorrow.

This evening, History Channel will air six hours of its hit series “Swamp People” while Discovery Channel will run four hours of  “Auction Kings.” A six-hour “Project Runaway All Stars” marathon can be seen on Lifetime Television. A&E has scheduled nine hours of “The First 48,” its documentary reality series. On both Thursday and Friday evening, TLC will show six hours of “Four Weddings” episodes.

On Friday, A&E will present a full evening of “Storage Wars.” USA Network has scheduled a day-long “NCIS Mark Madness Marathon,” featuring 11 hours of “NCIS” programming starring Mark Harmon. Also, a repeat of the series-ending episodes of “Gold Rush: Season 2” and an after-show will air on Discovery Channel.

History Channel, Discovery Channel, Lifetime Television. A&E, TLC and USA Network are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.