Friday TV: 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony, Dick Tracy
Jul 27 2012 09:35 am ET
The 2012 Summer Olympics begin their domination of the TV schedule with tonight's broadcast of the Opening Ceremony from London. The only hint of counterprogramming tonight is TCM's tribute to Dick Tracy. Here's what's on TV Friday.
The big event today (and possibly the summer) is the 2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony from London. Paul McCartney will perform as all the competing countries enter the stadium and celebrate sports. Unfortunately, tonight's broadcast will be tape delayed and will not be available for live streaming on NBC''s Olympics site. Coverage begins on NBC at 7:30pm and is expected to run until Midnight.
Speaking of the Olympics, we will have a separate rundown of events to accompany our daily TV listings. The rundowns will feature the televised competitions for medals. All the events are available on NBC's Olympics website. The rundowns begin tomorrow.
If you are not in the mood for the pomp and circumstance of the Olympic Games, TCM has a marathon celebrating the many iterations of Dick Tracy. At 8pm, you can catch the 1990 film version starring Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Madonna. Leonard Maltin chats with Beatty in a new Dick Tracy Special starting at 9:55pm. The night continues with three 75-minute serials from the 1940s.
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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