‘McFarland, USA’ Now Available On Demand

Based on an inspirational true story, “McFarland, USA” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

Kevin Costner stars in “McFarland, USA” as a high school cross country coach devoted to transforming an unlikely team of athletes into championship contenders. Maria Bello and Ramiro Rodriguez also star.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

USA Unites Awards Nominations Due April 17

The nomination period for the USA Unites Awards runs through April 17. Suddenlink is again partnering with USA Network for the annual awards, which are part of the network’s ongoing public affairs campaign to address social injustices and bridge cultural divides. The program recognizes extraordinary individuals dedicated to improving lives and strengthening their communities.

Ten winners will each receive a $5,000 grant to help start or build on their community projects, which will also be featured on-air and online. For the first time, this year’s program will include a youth category to recognize young people inspiring change.

Entries, including a maximum 500-word essay on how the nominee meets the criteria of character, impact and influence, can be submitted online.

Win ‘Suits’ Facebook Giveaway

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In conjunction with season four of “Suits” on USA Network, Suddenlink is hosting a series of giveaways. Five winners will be selected to receive a “Suits” DVD set and show-themed mug.

Follow Suddenlink on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to enter the Suits giveaway, and to learn more about future sweepstakes.

Cable Nets Debut New Series Tonight

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Looking for something fresh on TV? Cable networks have been busy rolling out new series, including these four which debut tonight. “Rush” and “Satisfaction” will premiere on USA, and FX will introduce “Married” and “You’re the Worst.”

On “Rush,” a renegade physician privately caters to the elite of Los Angeles for a hefty price tag. Tonight’s show starts at 8 p.m. CT.

Provocative drama “Satisfaction” explores modern marriage through the lens of one couple. The series delves into their shocking and unconventional choices, asking the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” The show begins at 9 p.m. CT.

Married” is a comedy about being miserably in love. One couple navigates their life of kids and debt in suburbia, hoping to rekindle their once-fiery romance. It airs at 9 p.m. CT.

Original series “You’re the Worst” puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. When a self-destructive narcissist and a cynical people-pleaser meet at a wedding, they begin to fall for one another, despite their best judgment. Showtime is 9:30 p.m. CT.

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

Tonight on USA: ‘White Collar’ Season Continues

Can’t wait to see the exciting conclusion of “White Collar” season four? Neal and the crew are back tonight at 9 p.m. CT for the winter season premiere, the first of season four’s final six episodes.USA Network is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Offers Full Plate of Thanksgiving Marathons

 

There are viewing marathons aplenty on the menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Channel Guide Magazine’s Jeff Pfeiffer compiled a list of nearly 70 such marathons.

Among the participating cable networks are USA, History Channel, AMC, A&E, TLC, FX, Animal Planet, Food Network, TNT, TBS, TV Land, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon and Spike TV. They are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Cable Offers Election Coverage, Alternatives

For those who can’t get enough play-by-play election night coverage, cable has it covered on C-SPAN, CNBC, CNN and FOX News. For a little break in the political action, here are a few new episodes of original cable programming available tonight:

On FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” Jax continues running into obstacles, but is getting closer to the truth.

On MTV’s new series “Underemployed,” Lou and Reviva have money disagreements, and Sophia’s parents visit.

On USA’s “Covert Affairs,” Annie and Eyal go after an asset who has disappeared from protective custody.

C-SPAN, CNBC, CNN, FOX NewsFX, MTV and USA are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Hurricane Relief Telethon Airs Tonight

NBCU announced yesterday that its networks – NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA – will join forces to air “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,”  a one-hour live telethon tonight.  Proceeds will aid American Red Cross efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. HBO and The Weather Channel also have signed on to broadcast the telethon. 

Matt Lauer will host the show, which begins at 7 p.m. CT.  Scheduled performers include Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.  Also scheduled to appear are Kevin Bacon, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, Al Roker, Jon Stewart and Brian Williams.

Donations can be made on the Red Cross website or by phone at 1-800-RED-CROSS.  To make a $10 donation, text the word REDCROSS to 90999.

CNBC, USA and The Weather Channel are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Shows Worth Watching This Summer

There are plenty of reasons to watch TV this summer, writes The Wrap’s Kimberly Potts. Among the 56 shows that she details are TNT’s new “Dallas” series, the return of AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” the third season of A&E’s “Storage Wars,” and ABC Family’s new original drama series “Bunheads.” She also recommends summer fare from MTV (“MTV Movie Awards”), The Weather Channel (“Hurricane Hunters”), TLC (“Craft Wars”), FX (“Anger Management”), USA (“Suits”) and Discovery Channel (“Shark Week”).

The networks mentioned above are available to all or virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Not Interested in Super Bowl? There Are Alternatives

Though most Americans will be watching Sunday’s Super Bowl extravaganza, there are many others who just don’t care about it. For them, there are plenty of viewing alternatives, as detailed by The Hollywood Reporter. They range from Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl to TBS’s lineup of six “movies women want.”

Among others counter-programming are MTV, TNT, USA, A&E, Lifetime Television, TLC and Discovery Channel. They are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.