MEDIA RELEASE: Thursday April 9, 2020
Settle in with Foxtel this long weekend with Easter marathons of some of your favourite shows
Foxtel has you covered this Easter with back-to-back episodes of some of your favourite shows running all weekend. From animation and comedy to fantasy/drama and classic whodunits, there is something for everyone as Australians bunker down for an Easter like no other.
FAMILY GUY 21st BIRTHDAY MARATHON
Good Friday – Easter Monday on FOX8
FOX8 will celebrate 21 years of Family Guy with a four-day marathon of hand-picked favourite episodes for the ultimate 21st birthday! Since its debut in 1999, the series has reached cult status among fans as it follows the adventures of the Griffins, an eccentric family living in New England, who are led by father Peter (show creator Seth MacFarlane) and mother Lois (Alex Borstein).
MODERN FAMILY MARATHON
Good Friday – Easter Monday on The Comedy Channel
To keep the family fun coming, The Comedy Channel has Modern Family back to back all weekend long. This popular series follows the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a wonderfully large and bended family, giving an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted embrace of the modern family. Stars Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell.
POIROT WHODUNIT EASTER MARATHON
Good Friday – Easter Monday on FOX SLEUTH
If you love a whodunit, FOX SLEUTH has one of TVs best-loved detectives, Hercule Poirot, in a four-day murderous marathon. Award-winning actor David Suchet introduces 10 if his favourite episodes from one of the most popular drama series in TV history, revisiting his signature role as Agatha Christie’s super sleuth who, with an expertly twirled moustache and a theatrical flair, solves murders with penetrating perception and no small amount of self-regard.
Good Friday – Easter Monday on BBC First
Spend your weekend solving crimes from your living room with four days of programming dedicated to classic whodunit drama, Midsomer Murders. Nothing is what it seems behind the well-trimmed hedges and net curtains of the picturesque cottages in the idyllic county of Midsomer. Beneath the tranquil surface, dark secrets exist – scandals, jealous and downright evil. Indeed – murder and blackmail are surprisingly commonplace amongst the eccentric inhabitants. Stars Neil Dudgeon, Annette Badland and Nick Hendrix.
Good Friday – Easter Monday on MTV
Have faith in the internet and join MTV for a huge 150-episode Ridiculousness marathon with Rob Dyrdek, Chanel West Coast and Steelo Brim! BYO snacks and get comfortable as MTV runs through the best episodes of this comedy clip show, featuring the most hilarious viral videos that will remind everyone that when times are rough, the internet will always have us laughing.
Easter Monday – Sunday April 26 on BoxSets
If fantasy is your go to, BoxSets has a two-week stunt featuring back-to-back episodes of various fantasy drama series. The stunt kicks off on Easter Monday with a season a day of one of the most iconic dramas of all time, Game of Thrones. Other dramas featured include Vikings, Legion, Watchmen and His Dark Materials.