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What's Hot On TV Tonight – Start Your Engines!

fsNASCARColLogoH.jpg You can’t be “steered” wrong today with two of auto racing’s biggest races, the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600. Sadly, what we’re missing this year yet again are the individuals that qualify and choose to participate in both race, iron manning it throughout the day. A time change to the Indy race, pushing it ahead an hour put the brakes on this tradition.. Let’s hope next year they put the start time back to where it was so that we can enjoy it again.

1. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. I waited a good fifteen to twenty years after this movie came out, for no particular reason, before I saw it for the first time. I had to admit, though, once I finally caved, that it was quite endearing. 11:00 AM CT HBO Family East

2. Indianapolis 500: The 93rd Running. Have a gas watching the Indy 500 today. (Tired of the car cliches/puns yet?) Helio Castroneves, one-time winner of DWTS, has the pole. 12:00 PM CT ABC

3. The Birdcage. Honestly, these two funny guys, Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, together, is just the best. It’s a takeoff on La Cage aux Foiles, with them playing gay men who try to hide this fact as they meet Williams’ son’s future in-laws. 12:50 PM CT Indie

4. Stanley Cup Playoff: Game 4: Red Wings at Blackhawks. Game 4 of the Western Conference final series. 2:00 PM CT NBC4. 21. A group of of guys going to MIT come up with a card-counting scheme and it used to great benefit in Las Vegas. Stars Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, and Kevin Spacey. 2:20 PM CT Starz

5. NASCAR Racing: Sprint Cup In Concord, North Carolina. “Boogity boogity, boogity. Let’s go racing, Boys!” 4:00 PM CT Fox

6. Empire Records. The owner and employees of a record store try to stop the business from being taken over. Anthony LaPaglia and Liv Tyler star, and it’s yet another movie that has me not liking Tyler’s acting. 3:30 PM CT Fuse

7. 60 Minutes. Reports on whether or not the “buy American” part of the economic stimulus packages will have international governments keeping U.S. products from its markets, on Reversatrol, the part of red wine that has shown to slow down aging in mice, and a man who punk’d a Missouri town official into hiring him as a cop. 6:00 PM CT CBS

8. National Memorial Day Concert. The annual tribute to military personnel, hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna. Included are appearances by Gen. Collin Powell, Laurence Fishburne, Katie Holmes and Diane Wiest, Katherine McPheee, and Trade Adkins. 7:00 PM CT PBS (Check local listings)

9. NBA Playoff: Game 3: Cavaliers at Magic. Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final series. 7:30 PM CT TNT

10. The Last Templar. Part 1 of 2. An archaeologist and FBI agent go on a quest around the world to dig up secrets of the medieval Knights Templar after an artifact is stolen from New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Stars Scott Foley and Mira Sorvino. 8:00 PM CT NBC

11. Diamonds. In parts 1 of 2, a U.S. senator’s daughter is killed at an African diamond mine, setting off a series of events in the gem trade, which includes a power struggle at a South African firm, a boy trying to leave Sierra Leone, and a model making a career move in London. Judy Davis stars. 8:00 PM CT ABC

11. Family Guy. My son outed me last week. I’m one of the few to not be a fan of this show. In the season finale this week, a fortune teller tells the family of their past lives in Merrie Olde England. Jason Segel, Neil Patrick Harris, and Josh Radnor of How I Met Your Mother have voice cameos as themselves. 8:00 PM CT Fox

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