2015 easter weekend jesus ten commandments outlander mad men 2015 Easter TV programming, plus 'Outlander' and 'Mad Men' marathonsIt’s Easter weekend and that means there is a cornucopia of religious programming out there to help in the celebrations. From documentaries about Jesus to “Godspell,” from a live Easter service to a pair of non-Easter marathons in “Outlander” and “Mad Men,” here is a guide to the best Easter weekend programming.

All times Eastern.

Saturday, April 3

CNN: “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” marathon, 7 p.m. to midnight (“John the Baptist,” “Secret Brother of Jesus,” “Judas,” “The True Cross,” “The Shroud of Turin”)

History: Easter programming, 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. the next day (“The Ten Commandments” documentary, “The Real Face of Jesus,” “Jesus: The Lost 40 Days,” “The Bible” marathon)

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Sunday, April 4

ABC: Live Baptist Easter service, 11 a.m.; “The Ten Commandments” feature film, 7 p.m.

CNN: “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” finale, “Mary Magdalene,” 9 p.m.

History: “The Bible” marathon, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NBC: “Dateline” Bible stories, 8 p.m.; “A.D. The Bible Continues” premiere, 9 p.m.

TCM: Religious movie marathon, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (“Godspell,” “Barabbas,” “Ben-Hur,” “King of Kings,” “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Easter Parade”)

If you’re looking for something non-Eastery to spice up your weekend, there are also a couple noteworthy marathons happening. On Saturday, Starz is running the entire first half of “Outlander” Season 1 leading up to its premiere of the back half of the season. The marathon starts at 1 p.m.

Likewise on Sunday, AMC is marathoning “Mad Men” Season 6 and the first half of Season 7 7 beginning at 12:30 a.m. and running all day until the premiere of the final run of episodes at 10 p.m.

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."