Today is Thursday which means that I got woken up by the delightful noise of my complex’s dumpster being emptied (how is it that it’s always so far away when you’re carrying trash but sounds SO CLOSE when they dump it?) and as far as television goes it means next to nothing anymore. However, I know you “So You Think You Can Dance” fans are legion and there’s another audition episode on tonight so that’s, you know, auditiony. Also the second game of the NBA Finals but I’m not sure how popular the Dallas Mavericks are and I know that most people following the Heat are doing so more out of hatred of LeBron James or the idea that the team was able to manipulate the free agent system to basically buy themselves a Finals appearance than actual appreciation. I am not one of those people. Here’s your Thursday night TV:
8:00pm: “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night” on ABC
“So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox
8:30pm: “NBA Countdown” on ABC
9:00pm: “NBA Finals, Game 2” on ABC
“The First 48” on A&E
“Sons of Perdition” on OWN
“Police Women” on TLC
“Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Smartest Inventions 4” on TruTV. 11th season premiere.
10:00pm: “24 Hour Restaurant Battle” on Food Network
“The First 48: Missing Persons” on A&E. Series premiere.
“Love Bites” on NBC. Series premiere.
“NY Ink” on TLC. Series premiere. Ami James of “Miami Ink” fame stars in another reality series about tattooing set in a new city. I used to work near Love/Hate Tattoos (the “Miami Ink” shop) and can confirm that Mr.James is that attractive in real life, since the one time I actually spoke to him I ended up giggling and stammering a lot which made me embarrassed which led to more stammering. Anyway, I wish him the best of luck with the new show.
“Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV
“The Real Housewives of New York City” on Bravo
“Swords: Life in the Line” on Discovery
11:00pm: “Son of a Gun” on MTV
“Watch What Happens” on Bravo. I don’t get this show, is it like a talk show but only on sometimes? I thought it started as an after show for those awful Real Housewives shows but now it’s just on? I don’t care enough to watch what happens so I’ll just handle my confusion some other way. Like ignoring it.
Late Night Listings
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC featuring Jason Sudeikis, Piers Morgan, and Lykke Li
“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS featuring Dick Van Dyke and Kristin Gore
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Comedy Central featuring Tim Tebow
“The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central featuring Salman Khan
“Chelsea Lately” on E featuring Piper Perabo, Matt Braunger, Josh Wolf, and Heather McDonald
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