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'Veronica Mars' Marathon: SOAPnet Airing 11-Hour Block On April 15

Posted: 04/ 2/2012 2:44 pm

Veronica Mars Marathon
A "Veronica Mars" marathon will air on SOAPnet.

"Veronica Mars" fans, you better clear your April 15 schedule: SOAPnet will air an 11-hour "Veronica Mars" marathon kicking off the cult-hit's run on the network.

The first 11 episodes of "Veronica Mars" will air Sun., April 15 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. ET before moving to its regular timeslots. Starting Mon., April 16, "Veronica Mars" will air Monday-Friday at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 1-4 p.m.; and Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kristen Bell starred as the titular character, a teen private eye, for three seasons -- two on UPN and one on The CW -- between 2004 and 2007. Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Teddy Dunn, Tina Majorino and Percy Daggs III co-starred.

The show peaked at about 3.5 million viewers in its heyday, but that hasn't stopped fans from vocally campaigning for a movie version to continue the adventures of Veronica Mars.

"I don't know if it will ever come to be, but it's not off the table for me," Bell told The Huffington Post about the possibility of a "Veronica Mars" movie. "I would make time for it in a heartbeat and that's a decent part of it done, when you've cast Veronica Mars. I know [creator] Rob Thomas has it in his heart to make it; this is his baby. It's not off the table for any of us. We're just still trying to champion the powers that be to believe us. The reality is, we need a few million dollars to do it and that's a lot of money. It's difficult to convince a studio to take that risk when you're proposing to them to make a movie of a television show that's been off the air for four years."

SOAPnet's "Veronica Mars" acquisition will mark the first time the show has aired on TV since its series finale in 2007.

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