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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Networks line up tributes to Ernest Borgnine

A day after Ernest Borgnine died at age 95, TV networks have started announcing plans to pay tribute to the Oscar-winning actor.

Wednesday, July 11: Nickelodeon honors the actor with a two-hour marathon of “SpongeBob SquarePants.” Oh really, you say? Don’t worry, it maes sense — the actor served as a guest voice for a character (Mermaid Man), with his former “McHale’s Navy” co-star Tim Conway, the voice of Barnacle Boy. Borgnine’s episodes will air from 2 to 4 p.m., and then again from 10 p.m. to midnight on Saturday on Nicktoons.

Sunday, July 15: Antenna TV has a “McHale’s Navy” marathon, running from 7 a.m. through 4 a.m. the next day with 42 episodes of “McHale’s Navy.” The sitom, which ran from 1962 to 1966, starred Borgnine as Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale.

Thursday, July 26: TCM will air a 24-hour marathon of Borgnine’s films. Here’s the complete schedule:

6 a.m. – The Catered Affair (1956) – with Bette Davis and Debbie Reynolds.

8 a.m. – The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) – with Kim Novak and Peter Finch.

10:30 a.m. – Pay or Die (1960) – with Zohra Lampert and Al Austin.

12:30 p.m. – Torpedo Run (1958) – with Glenn Ford and Diane Brewster.

2:30 p.m. – Ice Station Zebra (1968) – with Rock Hudson and Patrick McGoohan.

5:15 p.m. – The Dirty Dozen (1967) – with Lee Marvin, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Donald Sutherland, George Kennedy and Telly Savalas.

8 p.m. – Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009) – hosted by Robert Osborne.

9 p.m. – Marty (1955) – with Betsy Blair and Joe Mantell.

10:45 p.m. – From Here to Eternity (1953) – with Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed and Frank Sinatra.

1 a.m. – The Wild Bunch (1969) – with William Holden, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates and Ben Johnson.

3:30 a.m. – Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) – with Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan and Lee Marvin.

5:00 a.m. – Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009) – hosted by Robert Osborne.


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