TV Programs Commemorate Veterans Day 2015

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Several documentaries, specials and movies are scheduled to air today, in honor of Veterans Day 2015.

Classic film buffs can tune in to AMC for the network’s Best Vets Movie Marathon from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. CT. The lineup will include classics like “Independence Day,” and back-to-back airings of “Saving Private Ryan.”

PBS will air “IWO Jima: From Combat to Comrades,” a documentary following survivors of one of WWII’s fiercest battles as they return for a Reunion of Honor on the battlefield. Ryan Phillippe hosts, at 7 p.m.

HBO will replay last year’s “Concert for Valor,” honoring veterans and their families at 3:15 p.m. Guests include Jack Black, The Black Keys, Bryan Cranston, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., George Lopez, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Bob Woodruff and Zac Brown Band, as well as special appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

A complete list of programming is available.

AMC and PBS are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service. To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/ and click Find Offers.

Cable Again Wins Big at The Emmys

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Cable networks had a strong showing at last night’s Primetime Emmys. Programs and individual actors on cable shows took home the majority of the awards in the major categories.

HBO dominated the evening with a total of 14 Emmy wins, including best drama series for “Game of Thrones” and comedy series for “Veep.” The network’s original miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” was also a standout, with a total of six wins.

AMC also fared well. John Hamm received one of the evening’s top honors, Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for his role in “Mad Men.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click “Find Offers.”

The Hollywood Reporter has a complete list of winners.

Cable Nets Receive Top Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks are once again set to dominate the Primetime Emmy Awards. For the second year in a row, “Game of Thrones” leads the race with 24 nods, helping make HBO the most-nominated network, with a total of 126. FX received 45 nods, including 20 for “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”

Among other cable networks receiving multiple nominations were AMC (24), History Channel (11), Lifetime (10), Discovery Channel (7) and Disney Channel (4). These networks are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

HBO to Film New ‘Lewis and Clark’ Miniseries

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A six-part series about the exploration of the American West has been scheduled to film this summer, starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark. The HBO program will be based on the book “Undaunted Courage” by Stephen E. Ambrose, and will showcase the natural beauty of the continent, and complexities and tragedies of its discovery.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

TV.com Names Best Cable Shows of 2014

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Once again, cable brought some of the year’s most popular programming to viewers. Some feared 2014 might not offer the same quality of programming, with finales of popular shows “Breaking Bad” on AMC and “True Blood” on HBO. The lineup remains strong, however, with programs such as “Fargo” on FX and on “True Detective” on HBO pushing limits and beating expectations.

View TV.com’s Best of 2014: The New Cable Dramas for a complete list of this year’s top cable programs.

“The Concert for Valor” Will Salute Troops

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Artists, celebrities and millions of Americans will join together to honor veterans tonight on “The Concert for Valor,” airing live on HBO, 6 CT. Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Eminem, Jennifer Hudson and more are scheduled to perform.

All Suddenlink customers with a digital receiver will be able to watch HBO for free on Nov. 11. Note, this does not include access via On Demand, Suddenlink2GO or HBO GO.

TV Programming to Commemorate Veterans Day

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Several documentaries, specials and movies are scheduled to air on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Classic film buffs can tune in to AMC for the network’s Best Vets Movie Marathon. Among the many featured films are “We Were Soldiers,” “The Green Berets,” and “Heartbreak Ridge.”

PBS will air “Navy SEALS – Their Untold Story,” a documentary featuring first-hand accounts and never-before-seen mission footage.

Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffins” offers a special episode in which Doc assures her friends when action figure Army A is called to duty and will soon be separated from them.

A&E offers the debut of “Dogs of War.” The docu-series, which will move to Sundays after the premiere, chronicles veterans being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder with the help of adopted shelter dogs trained in rehabilitation.

HBO’s “The Concert for Valor” will honor veterans and their families, live from the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Among the schedule guests are Jack Black, The Black Keys, Bryan Cranston, Eminem, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J., George Lopez, Metallica, John Oliver, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Bob Woodruff and Zac Brown Band, as well as special appearances by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. All Suddenlink customers with a digital receiver will be able to watch HBO for free on Nov. 11.

The concert will also be available for free via live stream at TheConcertForValor.com. An audio simulcast will air live on many iHeartMedia radio stations and on a customized iHeartRadio “Concert for Valor” digital station. The American Forces Network will deliver the concert to American servicemen and women, the Department of Defense and other U.S. government civilians and their families stationed abroad via their worldwide radio and television broadcast networks.

Cable Nets Shine at Primetime Emmys

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Cable networks once again fared well at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Of 27 major awards presented, 14 went to cable programs and individual actors on cable shows.

The AMC original series “Breaking Bad” led the way with six awards, rivaled by HBO’s “True Detective.” The drama series starring Matthew McConaughey won five Emmys.

FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” captured four Emmys, including lead actress and supporting actress in a TV miniseries or movie. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” also won four awards.

AMC and FX are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click “Find Offers.”

USA Today has a complete list of winners.

Cable Nets Showered With Emmy Nominations

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Cable networks once again dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. HBO remains the most nominated network, having earned 99 total nods. “Game of Thrones” led the way with 19 nominations. FX received 45 nods, including 18 for miniseries “Fargo.”

Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).

FX and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

To order HBO or other premium cable channels, go to http://www.suddenlink.com/television/why/. Scroll to “Premium Entertainment,” and click Find Offers.

Check here for a complete list of nominations.

Harrelson, McConaughey Lead HBO Series

Longtime friends Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey play a pair of mismatched Louisiana gumshoes in HBO’s new series “True Detective,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. CT.

According to USA Today, the series storyline will wrap up at the end of an eight-episode run.  Should additional seasons be ordered, they would include new stories, characters, and casts.