Tonight on the Tube: NBA Finals, Last Comic Standing, Fear Itself & Swingtown

News & Notes

NBA Finals 2008 T-Shirt - AddidasTonight, ABC has a special Jimmy Kimmel Live and the NBA Finals, CBS has the series premiere of Swingtown, and NBC has the series premiere of Fear Itself.

Over on cable, Bravo has the first season finale of Step It Up & Dance.

Prime Picks

NBA Finals (ABC): Game 1. It’s the match-up that many were hoping for, the Boston Celtics vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. Game starts around 9:00 p.m. ET with a 30-minute pre-game show. A special Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night will air either before or after the game depending on your time zone. Like here in Seattle, Jimmy will be on after the game.

Solid Selections

Last Comic Standing (NBC): New. Talent is scouted in San Francisco and Toronto. Runs two hours.

Swingtown (CBS): Series Premiere. A couple moves into a new neighborhood where they find themselves in the middle of the social and sexual revolution of the 1970s.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton tries to get things “Cobbled Together,” so he can join the Preservation of Culinary Heritage and Authenticity. Plays again later.
The Secret Life Of … (TBS): New. The history of the picnic is told. Plays again later.

The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. Sunday’s fourth season premiere replays. See who was the first to go. Plays again later. Check out bios and photos of the people competing for their own show or a review of the episode.

Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeats. Get a look at “The Spy Who Caked Me” and then take in “Four Weddings and a Rat.” Both episodes play again later.

Other Options

  • Fear Itself (NBC): Series Premiere. The first of this anthology series has four criminals getting stranded in an old snow covered fort with three seductive sirens.
  • Overhaulin’ (TLC): New. A 1967 Camaro gets redone. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Boston Celtics.
  • Golf Channel has LPGA action with the first round of the McDonald’s Championship.

Late Night

  • Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Episode eight, “Wanted Man,” replays. Plays again later. Episode nine plays next week. The second season begins in July.

TV Marathons

AMC has all three Missing in Action movies.
Bravo has seven episodes of Top Chef.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Roseanne.
Sci Fi has 16 episodes of Tales From the Darkside early.
VH1 has 10 hours of The Bachelor episodes from the season with Bob Guiney.

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