Tonight on the Tube: NBA Playoffs, Southland Replay & Primeval

by Jason the TVaholic on May 23, 2009

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Get Saturday Night Live Sketches via Amazon Video On DemandTonight, ABC has NBA Western Conference Finals action in primetime.

Over on cable, FOX Reality has the series premieres of Re-Inventing Bonaduce and Sex Decoy.

In syndication news, Legend of the Seeker has its first season finale this weekend. Check your local listings.

Giveaways: Two CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – The Complete First Season sets on Blu-ray and One Designing Women – The Complete First Season set on DVD.

Prime Pick

NBA Western Conference Finals (ABC): Game 3. The Los Angeles Lakers at the Denver Nuggets with the series is tied 1-1. This series has been really good so far, as both previous games have been close and come right down to the end. Broadcast begins at 8:30 p.m. ET following a 30-minute pre-game show.

Solid Selection

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC): Repeat. In the season eight premiere, “Playing Dead,” from earlier this season on USA, Goren and Eames investigate when a shooting takes place at the apartment of a councilman’s stepdaughter.

Southland (NBC): Repeat. The first season finale episode, “Derailed,” from this past Thursday replays, where a gang member is found dead near Dodger Stadium.

Law & Order (NBC): Repeat. In “Anchors Away” from earlier this season, the detectives investigate when a new reporter is found dead.

Cable Choices

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. Chef Kerry Simon takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora in a hamburger battle. Three more repeat episodes follow. The first three play again later.

Primeval (BBC America): New. Three teenagers once had a bad experience inside a house thought to be haunted and Cutter thinks that the structure is actually hiding an anomaly. Plays again later.

Saturday Night Live (E!): Repeat. The “Best of Will Ferrell, Part 2” replays. A Justin Timberlake hosted episode replays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ABC has NBA playoff action, see Prime Pick above.
  • ESPN2 has NASCAR action with the Nationwide Series: Carquest Auto Parts 300.
  • FOX has MLB action with FOX Saturday Baseball.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (USA): Repeat. Last Sunday’s episode, “Faithfully,” replays.
  • MADtv (FOX): Repeat. Cheech and Chong were guests.
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC): Repeat. Zac Efron hosted with musical guest Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
  • Talkshow With Spike Feresten (FOX): Repeat. Cheech and Chong were his guests.

TV Marathons

BET has 22 episodes of One on One.
Bravo has 12 episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
Discovery Channel has 10 episodes of Deadliest Catch.
History has the entire Band of Brothers miniseries, all 10 episodes.
MTV has five episodes of True Life.
Oxygen has 11 episodes of Snapped early.
TLC has 32 episodes of Jon & Kate Plus 8.
truTV has 12 episodes of Masterminds.
USA has 14 episodes of NCIS.

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