Tonight on the Tube: NBA Finals, Bill Engvall & My Boys

by Jason the TVaholic on June 12, 2008

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

My Boys - Season One on DVDTonight, ABC has a special Jimmy Kimmel Live and the NBA Finals, CBS has Million Dollar Password on a special night, and FOX has the second season premiere of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? Over on cable, Bravo has the fourth season premiere of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and the 90-minutes A-List Awards special, TBS has the second season premieres of The Bill Engvall Show and My Boys, and VH1 has the first season finale of Celebracadabra.

Prime Picks

NBA Finals (ABC): Game 4. The Los Angeles Lakers finally got one in the win column and try to tie the series up tonight against the Boston Celtics. 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

My Name Is Earl (NBC): Repeat. Earl has awoken from his coma and he wants to find Billie, in "Love Octagon" from this past season. Runs 30 minutes. Last Comic Standing (NBC): New. George Wendt and John Ratzenberger from Cheers are looking for the funny in Nashville. Runs 90 minutes. Swingtown (CBS): New. Bruce has a big day on the trading floor and then is surprised when his wife and neighbors show up to the Chicago Playboy Club at an after work party.

Cable Choices

Good Eats (Food Network): Repeat. Alton shows you some perfect sandwiches for kids. Plays again later. The Secret Life Of … (TBS): Repeat. The history of the delis is shown. Plays again later. The Bill Engvall Show (TBS): Season Premiere. Bill thinks he is getting hosed at a cell phone star. Plays again later. My Boys (TBS): Season Premiere. We finally get to find out whom PJ invited to Italy. Meanwhile, back at home the guys are going through some big life changes. This is one of the shows I have been excited for its return. It ranks right up there with How I Met Your Mother as one of the best comedies on TV right now. Plays again later. Ace of Cakes (Food Network): Repeat. Cakes for skaters are made. Runs 30 minutes. Another episode follows. Both play again later. In Plain Sight (Oxygen): Repeat. The 90-minute season premiere episode replays on USA's sister station.

Other Options

  • American Chopper (TLC): New. Working in the new shop, the team works on a penguin themed bike. Plays again later.
  • Fear Itself (NBC): New. A private eye is staking out a haunted house.
  • Million Dollar Password (CBS): New. Betty White (The Golden Girls) and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm) are on hand to try and help contests win money.
  • The Next Food Network Star (Food Network): Repeat. Sunday's episode with the contestants cooking on a train replays. Plays again later.
  • Overhaulin' (TLC): New. A Volkswagon Microbus is restored. Plays again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has Game 4 of the NBA Finals with the Boston Celetics at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • ESPN has golf action with the first round of the U.S. Open Championship.

Late Night

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

TV Marathons

Bravo has six episodes of Top Chef. Golf Channel has nine hours of British Open Highlights. Oxygen has 14 episodes of Grace Under Fire. Sci Fi has 10 episodes from season three and four of Incredible Hulk. They are playing 10 episodes each day this week thru tomorrow.

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