News Roundup: Golden Globe Dates, Playoff Basketball, Nene Leakes

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golden globesThe 71st annual Golden Globe Awards are set to air live Sunday, January 12th on NBC. Nominations for the ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler most recently, will be announced Thursday, December 12th, following a November 1st deadline for submission. January’s ceremony found premium cable dominating like never before, as Homeland, Girls, and House of Lies all took home trophies. The only broadcast winner on the series television side? Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey, which airs on PBS.

-HBO has acquired the rights to Whoopi Goldberg’s directorial debut, Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin’ to Tell You. The documentary explores groundbreaking comedienne Mabley’s legacy through recently unearthed photography, rediscovered performance footage and the words of numerous celebrated comedians, entertainers and historians.

-There’ll be another Real Housewives spinoff hitting the airwaves this fall on Bravo, as the network has picked up I Dream of Nene: The Wedding, which follows the Glee star as she plans her wedding to ex-husband Gregg Leakes. No premiere date has been set.

-ABC will be putting the eight unaired episodes of Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 on Hulu, ABC.com, and iTunes on May 17th, per a Tweet from star Krysten Ritter.

-ABC has also flipped the airing order of the next two episodes of Castle, out of respect for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. What would have aired on Monday, “Still”, involved Beckett stepping on a bomb which needs to be disarmed; it will now be airing on April 29th, with the episode originally for that date (“The Squab and the Quail”, which is about Beckett guarding a billionaire) now airing April 22nd.

-The fourth season of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush will premiere Thursday, May 2nd at 8:00. Guest stars this season include Gavin DeGraw, Cher Lloyd, Victoria Justice, Scott Baio, Lucas Cruikshank, and Yo Gabba Gabba!.

Mythbusters kicks off another round of episodes beginning May 1st, when they’ll revisit the first myth that was ever tested 10 years ago and finding out if a rocket-propelled car can actually fly. Other myths that Jamie and Adam will tackle this season include:

· Can power naps taken over a 30-hour period double your performance as opposed to staying away for 30 hours straight?
· Is a crab pot really indestructible like the Deadliest Catch captains claim it is?
· Which is more sanitary: drying your hands with a hand dryer or a hand towel?
· What is the best way to protect yourself during an earthquake?
· Is it actually possible that Indy racing drivers sweat so much that they can lose 10 pounds of body mass per race?
· Are women better than men at multitasking?
· Can you really use explosives to help paint a room?

-Here’s a look at the television schedule for the opening round of the NBA playoffs, including the commentating teams for each game.

Sat, Apr. 20 (ABC/ESPN)
2:30 p.m. KIA NBA Countdown Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Michael Wilbon ABC
3 p.m. Boston Celtics at New York Knicks (Gm. 1) ABC: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Heather Cox ESPN Radio: Marc Kestecher, Dr. Jack Ramsay ABC, ESPN Radio
5:30 p.m. Golden State Warriors at Denver Nuggets (Gm. 1) Mark Jones, Doris Burke, Holly Rowe ESPN, WatchESPN
8 p.m. Chicago Bulls at Brooklyn Nets (Gm. 1) Dave Pasch, Jon Barry, Sam Ponder ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
10:30 p.m. Memphis Grizzlies at Los Angeles Clippers (Gm. 1) Mike Tirico, Hubie Brown, Chris Broussard ESPN, WatchESPN

Sunday, April 21 (TNT)
12:30 p.m. ET NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Ernie Johnson (host), Charles Barkley (analyst), Shaquille O’Neal (analyst) and Kenny Smith (analyst)
1 p.m. Atlanta at Indiana, Game 1 Matt Devlin (play-by-play), Mike Fratello (analyst) and Dei Lynam (reporter)
7 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, Game 1 Kevin Harlan (play-by-play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Craig Sager (reporter)
9:30 p.m Houston at Oklahoma City, Game 1 Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Greg Anthony (analyst) and Tracy Wolfson (reporter)
Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Sun, Apr. 21 (ABC)
3 p.m. KIA NBA Countdown Johnson, Rose, Simmons, Wilbon ABC
3:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs (Gm. 1) ABC: Breen, Van Gundy, Cox ESPN Radio: Kevin Calabro, Chris Mullin ABC, ESPN Radio

Monday, April 22 (TNT)
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)
Chicago at Brooklyn, Game 2 Marv Albert (play-by-play), Steve Kerr (analyst) and Rachel Nichols (reporter)
10:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, Game 2 Dick Stockton (play-by-play), Chris Webber (analyst) and Maggio (reporter)
Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Tuesday, April 23 (TNT)
8 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)
Boston at New York, Game 2 Albert (play-by-play), Kerr (analyst) and Lewis Johnson (reporter)
10:30 p.m. Golden State at Denver, Game 2 Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and Marty Snider (reporter)
Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Wednesday, April 24 (TNT)
7 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)
Houston at Oklahoma City, Game 2 Devlin (play-by-play), Fratello (analyst) and Wolfson (reporter)
9:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, Game 2 Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and Aldridge (reporter)
Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Thursday, April 25 (TNT)
7 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)
Miami at Milwaukee, Game 3 Albert (play-by-play), Kerr (analyst) and Sager (reporter)
9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, Game 3 Stockton (play-by-play), Webber (analyst) Maggio (reporter)
Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Fri, Apr. 26 (ESPN)
8 p.m. New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (Gm. 3) TBD ESPN, WatchESPN
10:30 p.m. San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Lakers (Gm. 3) TBD ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes
10:30 p.m. Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors (Gm. 3) TBD ESPN2

Sat, Apr. 27 (ESPN)
7 p.m. Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks (Gm. 3) TBD ESPN, WatchESPN
9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets (Gm. 3) ESPN: TBD ESPN Radio: TBD ESPN, ESPN Radio, WatchESPN, ESPN Deportes

Saturday, April 27 (TNT)
1:30 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)
2 p.m. Brooklyn at Chicago, Game 4 Albert (play-by-play), Kerr (analyst) and Nichols (reporter)
4:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, Game 4 Stockton (play-by-play), Webber (analyst) and Maggio (reporter)

Sunday, April 28 (TNT)
6:30 p.m. NBA Tip-Off presented by AutoTrader.com Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)
7 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, Game 4 Harlan (play-by-play), Miller (analyst) and Aldridge (reporter)
9:30 p.m. Denver at Golden State, Game 4 Devlin (play-by-play), Fratello (analyst) and Snider (reporter)
Post-game Inside the NBA presented by Hyundai Johnson (host), Barkley (analyst), O’Neal (analyst) and Smith (analyst)

Sun, Apr. 28 (ABC)
1 p.m. New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (Gm. 4) ABC: TBD ESPN Radio: TBD ABC, ESPN Radio
3:30 p.m. Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks (Gm. 4) ABC: TBD ABC, ESPN Deportes

Fri, May 3 (ESPN)
TBD Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks (Gm. 6 )* TBD ESPN or ESPN2
TBD New York Knicks at Boston Celtics (Gm. 6)* TBD ESPN or ESPN2
TBD Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis Grizzlies (Gm. 6)*
TBD ESPN or ESPN2 TBD Oklahoma City Thunder at Houston Rockets (Gm. 6)* TBD ESPN or ESPN2