Tonight on the Tube: Game Show Marathon, Commander In Chief, Blue Collar TV and Celebrity Poker Showdown

by Jason the TVaholic on May 31, 2006

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World Poker T-Shirt, All InABC continues to clean out there canceled but unaired inventory with Freddie and Commander In Chief tonight. CBS tries importing a U.K. favorite with Game Show Marathon. The WB gets into the burning off of not broadcast shows with Blue Collar TV. On cable tonight there is plenty of poker to be found whether of the world tour or celebrity variety. What will you be watching tonight on TV?

Prime Picks

Game Show Marathon (CBS): New. Based on the U.K. hit, Ricki Lake hosts this show where celebrities compete against each other playing classic game show games. This week it is The Price is Right games like Plinko and Showcase Showdown.

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX): New. The auditions continue in Chicago.

Commander In Chief (ABC): New. The first of the last three episodes of this show as ABC continues to burn off unused show inventories.

Solid Selections

Blue Collar TV (WB): New. Speaking of burning off episodes.
Freddie (ABC): New. The never aired pilot episode airs tonight. See how is should have begun now that it is over.

Lost (ABC): Repeat. First episode of Season 2 as they decide who will go down into the hatch. Runs 61 minutes.

CSI: NY (CBS): Repeat. In an episode from midseason the team investigates when an arrow is shot through a man and a woman fooling around on a NY rooftop.

Cable Choices

Hummer Nation (Travel Channel): New. A look at all that surrounds this giant vehicle.

Celebrity Poker Showdown (Bravo): New. Bryan Cranston, Jamie Bamber, Jason Alexander, Susie Essman and Kevin Sorbo play Texas Hold’em for charity from New Orleans. Runs two hours.

Other Options

  • The Breakfast Club (ABC Family): The classic brat pack movie from 1985 starring Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and the recently deceased Paul Gleason as the principal.
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak (A&E): New. Floating from one building to another is attempted.
  • Superstar BBQ Blowout (Food Network): New. Chefs from the network tell you their favorite BBQ recipes and tips.
  • World Poker Tour (Travel Channel): New. The WPT Invitational Season IV.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Game 5 between the Miami Heat and the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
  • ESPN2 has Wednesday Night Baseball with the New York Yankees at the incredibly hot Detroit Tigers followed by Wednesday Night Fights with a super featherweight fight scheduled for 12 rounds.

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