Tonight on the Tube: NBA Playoffs, HBO Boxing, Chronicles of Narnia & Robin Hood

News & Notes

Robin Hood - Season One on DVDOn cable tonight, HBO has boxing action with Oscar De La Hoya vs. Steve Forbers, Hallmark has the premiere of TV movie The Shell Seekers and Lifetime has the premiere of TV movie A Teacher’s Crime.

Bold Italic Items signify what shows the TVaholic is watching, or recording, or watching on demand, etc., tonight. Since this is the first week in a while that everything is new, I thought it would be fun to add this to this week’s posts, which today is the last of this.

Prime Picks

CSI: Miami (CBS): Repeat. The wealthy parents of baby sitter are found dead and the team investigates, in “Broken Home” from season five.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. Det. Goren goes undercover at a mental hospital after his nephew says he saw a murder take place there, in “Untethered” from earlier this season.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. Green and Lupo are looking for a woman and her daughter after they find the housekeeper dead, in “Darkness” from earlier this season.

Solid Selection

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (ABC): Released 2005. The first in the series of Narnia movies plays tonight over three commercially interrupted hours. The second, Prince Caspian hits theaters in a couple weeks.

Cable Choices

Robin Hood (BBC America): Repeat. Last week’s season two premiere episode, “Sister Hood,” replays.

Robin Hood (BBC America): New. Robin plans a full on raid of the Nottingham Castle Strong Room. This is the overall best bet of the night.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. An old episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • CBS has third round coverage of the Wachovia Championship golf tournament.
  • FOX has regional MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • HBO has boxing action with Oscar De La Hoya vs. Steve Forbes in a welterweight bout scheduled for 12 round.
  • NBC has the Kentucky Derby.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA playoff action with the Orlando Magic at the Detroit Pistons followed by the San Antonio Spurs at the New Orleans Hornets.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action with the Philadelphia Flyers at the Montreal Canadiens.

Late Night

  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Sketches include a parody of Avril Lavigne.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. The Jonah Hill hosted episode from a few weeks ago replays. The musical guest was Mariah Carey.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. Former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is the guest.

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of The Real Housewives of New York.
FOX Reality has seven hours of Last Comic Standing episodes.
G4 has 10 episodes of Totally Outrageous Behavior early.
History Channel has six episodes Ax Men.
MTV has eight episodes of True Life.
The N has 18 episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Sci Fi has two-hour TV movies all day that will make you not want to go in the ocean.
TruTV has five episodes of The Investigators.
TV One has Martin episodes all morning and afternoon.
VH1 has six episodes of I Love the ‘80s: 3D.

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  • matt May 5, 2008, 2:34 am

    And now for the foolish predictions for the second round of the 07/08 NBA Play Offs.
    1.Jazz/Lakers. I think that Jerry Sloan is a slightly superior coach, but his slight superiority is due to the fact that, even though Phil Jackson is old enough to know better, at times he still falls into the trap of believing that he is more important than his players. In addition, I think that Utah is more mentally determined, and will take this series in seven games.
    2. Magic/Pistons. Flip Saunders is a worthless coach. Stan Van Gundy is the hardest working coach in the NBA. Based solely on the coaching inequity, I pick the Magic to win in six.
    3.Celtics/Cavaliers. Mike Brown is a better coach than Doc Rivers, but LeBron is still a distraction. Celtics in six.
    4. Spurs/Hornets. Spurs in six.

  • Jason the TVaholic May 19, 2008, 10:12 pm

    Matt, Well, you got two right, even if it did take a game longer than you thought for each.

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