The big day is only eight days away and all of the networks have revealed their final plans to cover the Royal Wedding. For Americans who want to see all of the action live, you’ll have to set those alarm clocks. For others who are interested, but not so much as to rise with the early birds, there are plenty of recap shows that air later that evening.
Just in case your invitation got lost in the mail, have no fear. There’s wall-to-wall TV coverage planned for the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. Here’s the complete list of TV coverage in the United States of the Royal Wedding on Friday, April 29th. With more than two billion viewers expected to tune in worldwide, it’s the biggest TV event in more than three decades.
Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters are leading the Royal Wedding charge for ABC. Live coverage from London begins at 4 am/3c. The hoopla continues into the evening with special editions of ABC World News, 20/20 and Nightline.
The network devoted to Anglophiles presents the Royal Wedding live and commercial-free in a direct simulcast with BBC One in the UK.
Katie Couric represents CBS at the Royal Wedding, with live coverage beginning at 5 am/4c. Later that evening, she hosts a one-hour special called The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty.
Brits Piers Morgan and Cat Deeley from So You Think You Can Dance host CNN’s coverage of the Royal Wedding, and it all begins at 4 am/3c. Anderson Cooper, Richard Quest and Kiran Chetry are also on hand for additional commentary.
Guiliana Rancic kicks things off bright and early at 4 am/3c for E! Ryan Seacrest from American Idol takes over at 9/8c with a Royal Wedding recap. This will be followed by Rancic and friends weighing in on wedding fashions on Fashion Police, which airs at 10/9c.
Shepard Smith and Martha MacCallum report live from Buckingham Palace, while FOX & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson reports from Westminster Abbey. TV coverage begins at 4 am/3c.
MSNBC begins live coverage from London earlier than any other American network. It all starts at 3 am/2c with Martin Bashir and Chris Jansing. The Morning Joe crew joins them at 5 am/4c.
Brian Williams and the entire Today Show team broadcast live from Westminster Abbey, followed by the procession to Buckingham Palace. Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker will commentate throughout the entire Royal Wedding. TV coverage begins at 4 am/3c. Ann Curry hosts a two-hour Royal Wedding recap for Dateline, which airs at 9/8c that evening.
Funny lady Kathy Griffin hosts Kathy Griffin’s Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding. It pomp and circumstance isn’t your cup of tea, be sure to check out this comedy special for a lighter look at the biggest TV event in decades.
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