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Royal Wedding Best TV Coverage

Mike Vulpo |
April 27, 2011 | 5:26 p.m. PDT

Associate Entertainment Editor


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The day is almost here. Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally saying “I do” in front of the world. Who and when to watch this Friday may seem a bit overwhelming. Here is a guide to the wide variety of coverage for the wedding of the year.

The Actual Wedding Itself  

NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and FOX are just some of the major networks that will cover the wedding live. The actual ceremony begins at 6 a.m. EST, 3 a.m. PST. However, the coverage starts on most channels at 4 a.m. EST. Robin Roberts, Meredith Viera, Joe Scarborough and Erica Hill are just some of the morning anchors already in London for complete coverage.

Summarizing The Wedding Day

Can’t rise and shine early Friday morning or stay up all night? You can guarantee countless hours of replays and best of coverage online and on TV. In particular, NBC’s “Datelinehas a two hour recap starting at 9 p.m. CBS has a special appropriately titled “The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty” beginning at 8 p.m. Finally, ABC’s “20/20 brings us “A Modern Fairytale” at 9 p.m.

Fun Coverage

“Watch What Happens Live!: Royal Wedding Spectacular,” Bravo, 11 p.m.   

Before wedding morning, join Andy Cohen and “Real Housewives of New York City” star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps for a wild night of drinks, games and wedding gossip. In reality, this show will most likely be more gossip about the latest “Housewives” episode and LuAnn’s singing career than the actual wedding.

  “Kathy Griffin's Insightful and Hilarious Take on the Royal Wedding,” TV Guide, 8 p.m. 

  If the boring, continuous news coverage bores you by the evening, you might want to tune in for Kathy Griffin’s special on the TV Guide Channel. It’s almost guaranteed Griffin will have plenty to say about the A-list extravagant wedding and American media that designated months of coverage for the couple.  

“Fashion Police Royal Wedding,” E!, 10 p.m. 

You knew it was coming. Joan Rivers returns to give her take on the fashion seen at the wedding. Will see approve of Kate’s wedding dress or Prince William’s tuxedo? The team will debate this special pop culture event that is a must see for fashion fans.

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