or


[06/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Alanis Morissette and Kelly Clarkson to Highlight Musical Entertainment and National Anthem Performances at the 2005 Nba Finals

[via press release from ABC]

STEVIE WONDER, WILL SMITH, ALANIS MORISSETTE AND KELLY CLARKSON TO HIGHLIGHT MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT AND NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCES AT THE 2005 NBA FINALS

The Finals Tip Off on ABC on June 9 at 8:30 p.m., ET

Legendary performer Stevie Wonder, recording artist and Hollywood superstar Will Smith and multi-platinum selling artists Alanis Morissette and Kelly Clarkson will headline the pre-game performances at The NBA Finals. This is the first time all the musical performances for The Finals will be featured during pre-game activities. The Finals get underway THURSDAY, JUNE 9 on ABC with coverage of Game 1, beginning with Chevrolet NBA Game Time at 8:30 p.m., ET. All performances will be televised by ABC in the U.S. and also be seen in more than 205 countries. The Finals on ABC are available in HDTV.

Following is the lineup of pre-game performances for The Finals:

Game 1 - Thursday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m. (ET)
Will Smith will tip off The Finals musical lineup prior to Game 1 on Thursday, June 9, as he performs his hit single, "Switch," from his recently released album "Lost and Found," and that will be followed by player introductions. Alanis Morissette, whose studio, acoustic song-for-song rendering of "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour" is set for release June 13, six days after she launches the "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour," will then sing the U.S. national anthem, her first televised performance of the anthem since becoming an American citizen earlier this year.

Game 2 - Sunday, June 12 at 8:30 p.m. (ET)
ABC's Game 2 coverage on Sunday, June 12 will feature Kelly Clarkson singing the U.S. national anthem via satellite from the Persian Gulf, where she is currently taking part in a USO tour with NBA Legends to pay tribute to the men and women of the U.S. and Coalition armed forces. Her performance will include appearances by Legends Artis Gilmore, Gail Goodrich, Spencer Haywood and Dan Roundfield.

Clarkson's second multi-platinum album, "Breakaway," is a Top-10 staple on the charts and features such No. 1 hits as "Breakaway," "Since U Been Gone" and her current single, "Behind These Hazel Eyes." She will launch "The Hazel Eyes Tour," sponsored by Schick Intuition, on July 6 in Lubbock, TX.

Game 3 - Tuesday, June 14 at 8:30 p.m. (ET)
For Game 3 on Tuesday, June 14, Stevie Wonder will perform both the U.S. national anthem and his new single, "So What the Fuss," from his highly anticipated album, "A Time to Love."

The 59th Finals will tip off on THURSDAY, JUNE 9, beginning at 8:30 p.m., ET and will feature the San Antonio Spurs and (Detroit Pistons/Miami Heat) going head to head. ABC Sports is the exclusive home of The Finals.

Coverage will take place as follows:

GAME 1 Thursday, June 9
GAME 2 Sunday, June 12
GAME 3 Tuesday, June 14
GAME 4 Thursday, June 16
GAME 5* Sunday, June 19*
GAME 6* Tuesday, June 21*
GAME 7* Thursday, June 23*

(*If Necessary)





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/03/15 - 10:07 AM]
British Pop Sensation Little Mix to Perform with "America's Got Talent" Finalists Acroarmy for Sept. 9 Semifinal Results Show on NBC
Little Mix - singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall - have quickly established themselves as one of the brightest pop acts in Britain.

[09/03/15 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD Greenlights "Lab Rats: Elite Force," a Spin-Off of Popular Series "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Mighty Med"
Reprising their starring roles on their respective series are Billy Unger as Chase and Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz, Jake Short as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar, and Kelli Berglund as Bree.

[09/03/15 - 09:35 AM]
USA Network Wins the Summer, Ranking #1 in Key Demos Across All Basic Cable
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
SundanceTV Joins Forces with Red Arrow International, Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures in New Zealand on Original Genre Series "Cleverman"
Set in the near future, the series follows a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit and kill them.

[09/03/15 - 08:55 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Grows in Its Second Week, Up 18% at 9 P.M., 22% at 9:30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/15 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges CBS, FOX for Demo Crown
Plus: the Peacock's "America's Got Talent" is the night's most-watched program overall.

[09/03/15 - 07:51 AM]
Discovery's #1-Rated Show "Gold Rush" Returns for Sixth Season with Miners Facing New Challenges and Unexpected Twists of Fate
The series returns with a two-hour premiere on Friday, October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/03/15 - 07:50 AM]
TLC Aims to Make a Big Difference with the Launch of National Multiplatform Campaign, "Give a Little TLC"
The initiative kicks off on Hunger Action Day(R) - Thursday, September 3 - and in partnership with Feeding America(R), the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

[09/03/15 - 07:42 AM]
ABC Is Up for the 2nd Week in a Row in Adults 18-49 to a 2-Month High in Late-Night
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/15 - 07:22 AM]
Grammy Award-Winning Musician Patti LaBelle Takes Center Stage in the Kitchen on Cooking Channel's "Patti LaBelle's Place"
The special follows Patti as she entertains off stage and puts on a show in the kitchen, cooking and entertaining celebrity guests.

[09/03/15 - 06:30 AM]
Stephen Colbert Lights Up Snapchat
Colbert will be posting a new video message exclusively for Snapchat users each day, beginning today.

[09/03/15 - 06:04 AM]
Starz Worldwide Distribution Renews and Extends Output Agreement for Starz Originals Content with Super Channel in Canada
"Ash vs Evil Dead," "The Girlfriend Experience" and "The Dresser" are among the new offerings.

[09/02/15 - 02:58 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Kicks Off Its 28th Season on September 8, 2015 with a Line-Up of Top Talent
From September 8-11, Ripa and Strahan will be challenged to "put their money where their mouth is" as they take on experiences that they've talked about on the show.

[09/02/15 - 02:57 PM]
The Official "Shark Tank" Companion Series, "Beyond the Tank," Returns for a 4-Week Event Beginning Tuesday, September 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC
The one-hour episodes of "Beyond the Tank" will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes after the Sharks strike a deal with the Entrepreneurs on "Shark Tank."

[09/02/15 - 02:04 PM]
Bill Wolff Named Executive Producer of Chelsea Handler's New Series on Netflix
The new talk show will feature an updated format that encompasses Chelsea's unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.