5 Shows After Dark: The More Clothes They Lose, The Better They Play
“Burn Notice” on USA at 9:00pm ET.
“NBA Finals: Game 7” on ABC at 9:00pm ET. Told you we’d get a Game 7! And you know, I’m sure there is some design to it. After all, at least half the people watching tonight wouldn’t be watching if it was a Spurs/Pacers finals. I remember when the MLB World Series was the Phillies versus the Rays and they were giving tickets away to get butts in the seats in Tampa. Major league sports is entertainment, and the NBA has a better ability to manipulate their story lines than other sports. I love when the Olympics roll around and they carefully construct all these stories with interviews with coaches and family and B-roll leading up to an event and then Lolo Jones doesn’t even medal. Love it. But, however heavily manipulated the run-up to tonight may have been, it should be an excellent and exciting game of basketball so we’ll all win. But mostly LeBron will win. Or Tim Duncan. Whatever. BASKETBALL!
“Wilfred” on FX at 10:00pm ET. Third season premiere.
“Graceland” on USA at 10:01pm ET.
“Hannibal” on NBC at 10:01pm ET. First season finale. Oh, god, I forgot this was going to conflict with the NBA Finals. Ugggghhhh. Maybe I do wish it had been a Spurs/Pacers final. (No I don’t.) (But seriously, it is sad when I can’t watch my stories live.)
Genevieve Burgess is very much looking forward to the Heat game and is counting on Hulu to keep Hannibal warm for her.