Tonight on the Tube: Pretty Woman, Celebrity Cooks and NBA Basketball Playoffs

2004-2005 NBA Champions - San Antonio SpursThe 2006 NBA Basketball Playoffs start today. First round games today include the Sacramento Kings playing the defending champions San Antonio Spurs, the Chicago Bulls trying to get a win against the Miami Heat, the Denver Nuggets playing the Los Angeles Clippers and the Washington Wizards at the Cleveland Cavaliers. Will you be watching? Who do you think will win these series? What will you be watching tonight on the TV?

Prime Picks

Pretty Woman (ABC): The classic tale of a hooker with a heart of gold played by Julia Roberts and the rich guy who falls for her played by Richard Gere. Runs three hours.

Solid Selections

Celebrity Cooking Showdown (NBC): The three celebrity finalists compete. Was to have originally aired on Thursday night.

Celebrity Cooking Showdown (NBC): Wolfgang Puck, Cat Cora and Govind Armstrong face off against each other and the celebrity winner is announced. Was to have originally aired on Friday night.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat with Detectives Barek and Logan investigating a woman who may be blackmailing men with phony paternity claims, Elizabeth Berkley guest stars.

Other Options

48 Hours Mystery (CBS): The night Marilyn Monroe died is looked at again.

Something’s Gotta Give (CBS): Jack Nicholson as an older man dating younger women who falls for a woman his own age. Runs 2½ hours.

Cable Choices

Emeril Live (Food Network): John Corbett joins Emeril as he does some country cooking.

Trading Spaces (TLC): A couple of bachelor pads are made over by Hildi and Genevieve.

Stranded With Cash Peters (Travel Channel): The City of Brotherly Love is explored.
Stranded With Cash Peters (Travel Channel): Chinatown and Little Italy in New York are explored.

Sports Notes

It is the first day of the NBA Playoffs and ABC has the first NBA Basketball game of the day followed by a Champions Tour golf tournament. Then ESPN has three straight NBA Basketball games with their first game starting about a half hour before the ABC game ends. For other than basketball you will find that NBC has NHL Hockey, CBS has PGA Golf and FOX has NASCAR Racing today.

TV Marathons

AMC will be showing The Godfather trilogy today and then showing all three again into tomorrow.

Late Night

NBC has a repeat Saturday Night Live with host Natalie Portman and musical guest Fall Out Boy. FOX has a repeat MADtv that includes a lampoon of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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