via press release:
CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY AS SOAPNET PRESENTS
THE “MARS AND STRIPES! VERONICA MARS MEMORIAL DAY MARATHON”
ON MONDAY, MAY 27 10AM – 7PM
Kick start your Memorial Day with “Veronica Mars,” the show everyone’s talking about. Catch up on your favorites–or tune in to find out what all the buzz is about. This star-spangled event features the first nine episodes of the series with guest stars that include: Jessica Chastain, Harry Hamlin, Paris Hilton, Melissa Leo, Jane Lynch, Lisa Rinna and Amanda Seyfried. It all starts Monday, May 27, 10am – 7pm.
“Veronica Mars” is a drama about a wealthy seaside community where the rich and powerful make the rules, own the town, and desperately try to keep their dirty little secrets just that…secret. Unfortunately for them, there’s Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell, “Gossip Girl,” “House of Lies”) a smart, fearless 17-year-old high school student looking after her father and helping with his struggling new private investigator business. By sneaking through back alleys and scoping out no-tell motels with a telescopic-lens camera and her math book, Veronica attempts to uncover the California beach town’s darkest secrets, including who killed her best friend, and created a scandal that cost her father his job, his home and his wife. What she finds may tear the town of Neptune apart at the seams. Also stars Enrico Colantoni (“Galaxy Quest,” TV’s “Just Shoot Me!”), Teddy Dunn (“The Manchurian Candidate”), Jason Dohring (“Moonlight”) and Francis Capra (“SLC Punk!”). Produced by Joel Silver and Rob Thomas.
10AM – Episode #VM2005–01 – “Pilot”– Veronica comes to the aid of newcomer Wallace and in return, incurs the wrath of Weevil, the school bully; Veronica makes an unsettling discovery about her mother.
11AM – Episode #VM2005-02 – “Credit Where Credit’s Due”– When Weevil is arrested, Veronica and Wallace don’t believe the evidence against him, so they launch an investigation to help their new ally.
12PM – Episode #VM2005-03 – “Meet John Smith” – Veronica and Wallace attempt to help a classmate find his father who disappeared 10 years earlier; Veronica experiences some complicated feelings towards ex-boyfriend Duncan and new romantic interest Troy.
1PM – Episode #VM2005-04 – “The Wrath of Con” – In an effort to help Wallace’s friend who was duped in an internet scheme, Veronica must outwit a group of computer thugs; Keith makes Veronica introduce him to her new boyfriend; Lilly’s family and classmates gather for a ceremony marking the first anniversary of her death.
2PM – Episode #VM2005-05 – “You Think You Know Somebody” – Veronica tries to help Troy find his father’s stolen car; When Keith begins dating her guidance counselor, Veronica secretly investigates her missing mother’s whereabouts and stumbles on a secret her mom was keeping.
3PM – Episode #VM2005-06 – “Return of the Kane” – Veronica investigates possible fraud in the school election; Logan causes a public relations nightmare for his movie star parents; Veronica and Keith learn that the man who admitted to murdering Lilly is set to be executed, but a second look at crime scene photographs puts his confession in question.
4PM – Episode #VM2005-07 – “The Girl Next Door” – When their pregnant upstairs neighbor suddenly goes missing, Veronica and Keith investigate the girl’s disappearance; Veronica is shocked to learn that her mother and Duncan’s father were high school sweethearts.
5PM – Episode #VM2005-08 – “Like a Virgin” – An online “purity test” provides the students of Neptune High with entertainment until someone makes everyone’s private results very public; Veronica meets with Lilly’s condemned killer in order to find out about her murder – and ends up learning some shocking news about herself instead.
6PM – Episode #VM2005-09 – “Drinking the Kool-Aid” – The wealthy parents of a Neptune High senior hire Mars Investigations to look into a cultish group their son has joined; still stunned by Abel’s news, Veronica attempts to dispel his claim that Jake Kane is her real father.
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