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What's Hot On TV Tonight – NHL and NBA Finals

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We won’t get to see the exciting conclusion of who can hang from the bar long enough on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here, and instead will be treated to what should be a little more excitement, Detroit trying to wrap up the Stanley Cup in Game 6 of the finals. And on ABC we’ll have the NBA finals with Orlando desperately needing to get back in it, with the Lakers leading the Finals series 2-0.

1. Regis and Kelly. Michael Vartan and NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon guest. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Tropic Thunder. Actors in a war movie find themselves in the middle of the Vietnamese jungle, not acting anymore. It was much better than I thought it would be. Stars Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., and Jack Black. Tom Cruise is nearly unrecognizable here. 9:00 AM CT MoMax East

3. The Deep. I don’t know why, but we had a nighttime showing of this movie in junior high for something fun to do. You can only imagine what seeing Jacqueline Bisset’s boobs does to a bunch of adolescent boys. 1:20 PM CT TMC West

4. Stanley Cup Finals: Game 6: Red Wings at Penguins. Detroit could wrap it all up tonight, but if Pittsburgh wins, the teams will be agian for the final decision on Friday night. 7:00 PM CT NBC

5. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night. Kimmel checks in with another special half hour of pre-game fun, with Magic Johnson as his guest tonight. 7:00 PM CT ABC

6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. It’s a continuation of the four friends as they connect on their summer break from college. None seem to have the time for each other anymore. 7:00 PM HBO East


7. NBA Finals: Game 3: Lakers at Magic. It’s game three of the champsionship series. Can Orlando make a comeback? 8:00 PM CT ABC

8. Hitched or Ditched. A couple who has been dating for three years in San Diego decide to get hitched or ditched. She has family issues, while he wants everyone to think his playboy days are a thing of the past. An ex will crash the bachelorette party. 8:00 PM CT CW

9. Mental. How poignant is this? David Carradine guest stars a an author-professor, and he and his wife are hit by lightning. She is killed, while he becomes catatonic. Jack tries to bring him to by using unorthodox treatment. An attraction between Jack and the author’s daughter adds another whole dimension. 8:00 PM CT Fox

10. The Apprentice: UK. The teams attempt to convince celebrities to donate to a charity auction. 8:00 PM CT BBC

11. Rescue Me. Tommy and Mike patch up their relationship at work, Sheila tries to control Tommy’s drinking, Lou must relive a bad memory, Franco gets back in the ring, and Sean has a heart-to-heart with his mother. 9:00 PM CT FX

12. Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dina, Caroline, and Teresa go to Atlantic City for a girls weekend, and Teresa thinks about getting plastic surgery after fighting with her husband. Danielle’s relationship with her boyfriend isn’t going well, and a birthday lunch turns into a huge catfight. 9:00 PM CT Bravo

13. Little Couple. Tonight Jen and Bill start house hunting in the first half hour, and in the second, the celebrate their first anniversary, but stress over his mounting medical bills. 9:00 PM CT TLC

14. Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.Tori goes to VAncouver to film Smallville, yet everyone in her family is sick. She also gets exciting entertainment news, and Dean’s fixation on riding motorcycles continues. 9:00 PM CT Oxygen

15. Paris Hilton’s My New BFF. When her BFF hopefuls attend a bachelor party, Paris stresses how important sisterhood is, and also has the hopefuls drink something nasty she concocted. 9:00 PM CT MTV

16. The Late Show With David Letterman. Julia Roberts guests, and Dave always has a lot of fun with her. The Black Eyed Peas are on tonight as well. 10:35 PM CT CBS

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