It has been a beautifully summer, at least for me, but it really has been a busy one as well. Tonight really begins summer TV as premieres will be happening everyday mostly for cable but some great scripted programming on networks too. Here are some of the highlights for this evening:
NBA Finals – 8PM Eastern on ABC I am not a basketball fan but for some reason this series has been really interesting to me. Boston at LA again tonight on ABC and ABC continues to milk this for all its worth, it should be a good game and if you are a fan of TV make sure to keep your eyes out for extended looks at new fall shows for the net.
The Next Food Network Star – 9/8c on Food I completely forgot that this summer staple now was back tonight but I am really ectastic about it now. Its not of Top Chef quality but the same fun and whimsy in cooking and compettion is featured in this Bobby Flay hosted version and Giada De Laurentiis is joining as a co-host. If you are not familiar with Food’s cooking competition, 12 hopefuls compete now in LA to get their own show on the network. Must watch for me.
Drop Dead Diva – 9/8c on Lifetime Also on tonight is the season premiere of one of last summer’s biggest ratings surprises: Drop Dead Diva. The Lifetime dramaedy revolves around a shallow model put into a overweight work-holics body and learns the value of work and care. I never got into the show but I hear it is a well done summer programming.
The Hard Times of RJ Berger – 11/10c on MTV Speaking of MTV, have you been watching The City? You must, but back to tonight the network is premiering a new teen scripted drama in there push for more scripted programming. Hard Times is about a boy in a Hung-esque situation and gets all the attention after his large revelation. Could be interesting.