Bravo Sets Marathon Dates for 'Swingtown' and 'The West Wing'
Bravo Sets Marathon Dates for 'Swingtown' and 'The West Wing'
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As reported last month, fans of Swingtown will get a chance to relive the ‘70s once again as the period and relationship drama about the impact of sexual and social liberation in 1970s American suburban households heads to Bravo.  At the time of the announcement, the NBC Universal-owned cable network has just acquired the off-network rights to all 13 episodes of the retro series but has not set a premiere date for the cable.  Now, fans can mark their calendars!

On Friday, October 24, Bravo will be airing a full series marathon of Swingtown, from 12pm to 1am ET/PT.  In a nutshell, Swingtown initially takes place in the summer of 1976 when the Miller family decides to relocate to a more affluent neighborhood in Chicago where they meet temptation in the form of their provocative new neighbors, Tom and Trina Decker.  While maintaining their friendship with neighbors from their old neighborhood, they struggle whether to embrace or steer clear of  their newfound personal freedom.

stars Aaron Howles as Bruce "B.J." Miller, Jr., Brittany Robertson as Samantha Saxton, Grant Show as Tom Decker, Jack Davenport as Bruce Miller, Josh Hopkins as Roger Thompson, Lana Parrilla as Trina Decker, Miriam Shor as Janet Thompson, Molly Parker as Suasn Miller, and Shanna Collins as Laurie Miller.

In addition to Swingtown, Bravo will also air mini-marathons of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama The West Wing just in time for Election Day.  The reruns will kick off on Monday, October 27 from 10 am to 8pm ET/PT, and will continue on Saturday, November 1 from 8am to 12pm ET/PT, and conclude on Monday, November 3 from 10 am to 2 pm ET/PT.

Created by Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing is a drama that takes viewers behind-the-scenes at presidential politics as seen through the eyes of its eclectic group of frenzied staffers and the devoted First Family.  The show stars Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff and Allison Janney, among others.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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