Tonight on the Tube: NBA Finals, Burn Notice & Royal Pains

News & Notes

Get Burn Notice Season 3 on DVD at AmazonOn cable tonight, Bravo has the third season The Real Housewives of New York City reunion show and the series premiere of Bethenny’s Getting Married?, HGTV has the first season finale of Selling New York, Showtime has the eighth season premiere of Penn & Teller: Bullshit and the series premiere of The Green Room With Paul Provenza, and truTV has the eighth season premiere of Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Criminals.

In late night, MTV has the first season finale of Ultimate Parkour Challenge.

There is no TV Talk with Shaun Daily today. But, the latest TV times Three podcast is out, so you can still hear me ramble on about TV should you so desire.

On Episode 71, “2009-10 TV Season Roundtable,” of the TV times Three podcast, Amrie, Rae, and I talked about our favorites, least favorites, and more from the 2009-10 TV season. Then, we talked discussed the last couple Glee episodes heading into the season finale, the season premieres of Burn Notice and Royal Pains, the So You Think You Can Dance auditions, and how awesome Zack Gilford was on Friday Night Lights. Lastly, we previewed a few more new summer TV offerings including ABC’s Scoundrels, ABC Family’s Huge, and Syfy’s The Phantom movie.

Prime Picks

Community (NBC): Repeat. The “Football, Feminism and You” episode replays, where Jeff is trying to get Troy to play football again and Britta is learning about the etiquette of girl talk.
100 Questions (NBC): New. Charlotte attempts to attract a guy she is interested in.

Burn Notice (USA): New. Another spy that has recently been burned seeks out Michael’s help. Plays again later.

Royal Pains (USA): New. Newberg’s stepdaughter falls ill. Divya attempts to get romantic with Raj. Plays again later.

Other Options

  • 30 Rock (NBC): Repeat. “The Problem Solvers” episode from this past season replays. It’s worth watching for no other reason than Tracy and Jenna’s t-shirts during this episode.
  • Good Eats (Food Network): New. Alton shows you how to prepare asparagus. A repeat episode plays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Note

  • ABC has Game 4 of the NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers at the Boston Celtics. There is a Jimmy Kimmel Live special that either precedes or follows the game depending on your time zone.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 12 episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City.
Oxygen has 12 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has eight episodes of Wolf Lake early.
Travel Channel has five episodes of Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern tonight.
USA has 10 episodes of Burn Notice early.
WE has seven episodes of Bridezillas early.

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2 comments… add one
  • Theo Aivazian Jun 10, 2010, 3:09 pm

    The intelligence of the characters is what inspires me most of all! I have been watching since S1:E1

    I love all of the characters and the narration by Michael Weston, puts everything into perspective and well as heightened interest!

    I will never stop watching this wonderful show!

    I am very excited it has been picked up for S5 & S6. The only issue i have is i would love to see less downtime between seasons.

    A true fan,

    Theo Aivazian

  • Jason the TVaholic Jun 10, 2010, 3:30 pm

    Theo, You’re comment ended up on the wrong post, if you were trying to enter the Burn Notice giveaway. To enter leave a comment at

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