[08/14/20 - 10:00 AM]
2020 NBA Playoffs Tip Off on ESPN With Quadruple-Header Totaling More Than 10 Consecutive Hours of Live Event Coverage, Monday, Aug. 17
ABC and ESPN will combine to broadcast up to 44 NBA Playoff game telecasts, including up to 18 first-round games.

[via press release from ABC]


Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James in Action on ESPN and on ABC's Exclusive Primetime Broadcast, Saturday, Aug. 22

Eastern Conference Finals Exclusively on ESPN, NBA Finals Exclusively on ABC

ESPN, ABC to Televise Up to Two NBA Playoffs 'Play-In' Games This Weekend

ESPN to Exclusively Televise 2020 NBA Draft Lottery on Thursday, Aug. 20

The 2020 NBA Playoffs will tip off on Monday, Aug. 17, with a quadruple-header, totaling more than 10 consecutive hours of live event coverage on ESPN. ABC and ESPN will combine to broadcast up to 44 NBA Playoff game telecasts, including up to 18 first-round games. ESPN will exclusively televise the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals and ABC will exclusively broadcast the 2020 NBA Finals. All games will originate from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Additionally, the Western Conference top seeded Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James will appear in two games during ESPN's first week of NBA Playoffs coverage. On Thursday, Aug. 20, the Lakers will square off with the Western Conference eighth seed in Game 2 of their series at 9:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN. The Lakers and James will then appear on an exclusive ABC primetime broadcast, SATURDAY, AUG. 22 (8:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) - "Los Angeles Lakers vs. Western Conference 8th Seed Telecast Presented by Mountain Dew" - Game 3 of their first-round series. The night kicks off with "The Jump Presented by Draft Kings" (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT).

This weekend ESPN and ABC will combine to televise up to two NBA Playoffs play-in games. ABC will broadcast the matchup between the Western Conference eighth and ninth seeds, SATURDAY, AUG. 15 (2:30 p.m. EDT). If the ninth seed defeats the eighth seed, there will be an additional play-in game on ESPN this Sunday, Aug. 16 (4:30 p.m. EDT). The team of Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and reporter Lisa Salters will provide commentary with officiating expert Steve Javie.

ESPN's four-game slate for Monday, Aug. 17, begins at 1:30 p.m. EDT when the Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokić take on the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell. At 4:00 p.m. EDT, the defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors and Kyle Lowry square off with the Brooklyn Nets and Joe Harris. The quadruple-header continues at 6:30 p.m. EDT, as the Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum meet the Philadelphia 76ers and Tobias Harris. The 10-plus hour Game 1 marathon culminates at 9:00 p.m. EDT when the LA Clippers and Kawhi Leonard open their first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks and Luka Dončić.

ESPN will exclusively televise the "2020 NBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm" on Thursday, Aug. 20, amid its four-game slate that day. The 30-minute telecast will air at 8:30 p.m. EDT after ESPN's third game of the day and prior to the 9:00 p.m. EDT nightcap.

ESPN's promotional spot for the NBA Playoffs, "Rise Together," highlights the NBA and its players who are at the forefront of raising awareness and fighting for change as they pursue a championship. With voiceover from actor Michael B. Jordan and rapper Logic with his song "Celebration" as the music backdrop, the spot serves as a call for fans to join athletes and ESPN in support of action both on and off the court. Read more on ESPN Front Row.

All NBA games and shows on ESPN platforms are available to stream live via the ESPN App. Updated ESPN and ABC NBA Playoffs broadcast schedules and commentator assignments will be announced periodically.

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[09/19/20 - 08:27 AM]
2020 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Between Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning Begins Tonight at 7:30 P.M. ET on NBC
Coverage will continue through Wednesday, September 30 if necessary.

[09/19/20 - 08:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "WWE SmackDown" Holds Onto Top Demo Spot for FOX
The network stays in front among adults 18-49 while ABC is the most-watched broadcaster.

[09/19/20 - 07:01 AM]
Quibi Launches "Benedict Men" from Executive Producer Stephen Curry
The premiere episodes of the series - a gripping snapshot of the status of youth basketball in America - are now available.

[09/18/20 - 05:30 PM]
The Television Academy and Emmy(R) Nominees Pledge to Donate $2.8 Million to No Kid Hungry During the "72nd Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC
All nominated broadcast and streaming partners have committed to donating $100,000 per Emmy(R) win throughout Sunday's program.

[09/18/20 - 01:08 PM]
Oxygen's New Series "The Real Murders of Orange County" Premieres Sunday, November 8 at 7PM ET/PT
From a murder for hire gone wrong to families turning on their own, viewers will hear the harrowing tales of when privilege leads to problems and greed leads to murder.

[09/18/20 - 11:16 AM]
Ty Burrell, Ken Jeong, Mindy Kaling, Tatiana Maslany and Bob Newhart Set to Make Special Appearances During the "72nd Emmy(R) Awards" Airing Sunday, Sept. 20, on ABC
Additional surprises are in store for television's biggest night.

[09/18/20 - 10:01 AM]
Bravo Debuts New Late Night Talk Show "Bravo's Chat Room" on Sunday, September 27
The six episode event series will air Sundays and Mondays beginning September 27 through October 12.

[09/18/20 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Documentary Films' "537 Votes" from Director Billy Corben and Executive Producer Adam McKay Debuts October 21
The high-octane feature documentary chronicles the political machinations that led to the unprecedented, contested outcome of the 2000 presidential election.

[09/18/20 - 09:13 AM]
Family Tensions Rise in Sophomore Season of "Welcome to Plathville" on TLC
The second season premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/18/20 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Murders at White House Farm" - Official Trailer - HBO Max
The limited series premieres Thursday, September 24 on the streaming service.

[09/18/20 - 08:50 AM]
DC Universe Transforms Into DC Universe Infinite!
HBO Max will now be the home for DC Universe originals, including the just ordered third season of adult animated comedy series "Harley Quinn."

[09/18/20 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Demos with "Big Brother"
The Eye takes home the adults 18-49 crown while ABC is the most-watched network.

[09/18/20 - 07:41 AM]
BET, National Urban League and an Expanding List of Key Impact Partners Unite on National Black Voter Day, Friday, September 18 to Energize and Mobilize Black Voters
In partnership with the National Urban League and an expanding list of over 40 key partners, BET will launch various initiatives and provide content to inform, empower and mobilize Black Americans' participation in the November election.

[09/17/20 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 17
Updates include: Tatiana Maslany cast as "She-Hulk" on Disney+; Quibi orders sequel to "Die Hart"; and The CW extends "Two Sentence Horror Stories" with third season.

[09/17/20 - 02:00 PM]
"CBS Sunday Night Movies" Return with Six Fan-Favorite Films from the Paramount Pictures Library, Beginning Oct. 4
To make room, the Sunday editions of "Big Brother" will shift to Monday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning October 5.