Gilmore GirlsWhat we're watching: Close only counts in hoseshoes, so despite a narrow loss or a blowout, the Mavericks and Cavaliers are both down 1-0 in their second-round matchups, they'll try to get back on track tonight on TNT-HD. If you feel like being scared silly in a ripped-from-the-headlines drama, Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America should be good to keep you inside for weeks.

Also new tonight are back-to-back episodes of The Unit, and season finales for Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars.

Our traditional high-def listings continue below.

Here are some other HDTV programs showing on selected networks today. All times are Eastern and reruns are in italics, season finales are in bold:

ABC (720p): Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America (8 p.m.), Boston Legal (10 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): NCIS (8 p.m.), The Unit (9 & 10 p.m.), The Late Show with David Letterman (11:35 p.m.)

NBC (1080i): Law & Order: SVU (10 p.m.), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11:35 p.m.)

Fox (720p): American Idol (8 p.m.), House (9 p.m.)

WB (1080i): Gilmore Girls (8 p.m.), Pepper Dennis (9 p.m.)

UPN (1080i): Veronica Mars (9 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i): Truckers (6 p.m.), Catching a Killer: The Mystery of Sable Island (7 p.m.), Desert Speaks (8, 8:30, 11 & 11:30 p.m.), British Columbia: Vancouver and Beyond (9 p.m.), Fantastic Festivals of the World (10 p.m.)

ESPN-HD (720p)
: SportsCenter (6 & 11 p.m.), Baseball Tonight (10 p.m.)

TNT-HD (1080i):
Charmed (6 p.m.), Law & Order (7 p.m.), NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers at Pistons (7 p.m.), NBA Playoffs: Mavericks at Spurs (9:30 p.m.)

INHD (1080i): Rugby Union (7 & 7:30 p.m), Kiteboarding (8 p.m.),  Cathedrals of the Game (9 p.m.), Tour de Gorge (9:30 p.m.), MLB Baseball: Cubs at Giants (10 p.m.)

INHD2 (1080i): Twilight Zone (7 & 7:30 p.m.), Go! Custom Made Choppers (8 p.m.), Lifestyles of the Great American Boater (8:30 p.m.),  Super Speedway (9 p.m.), Search and Destroy (10 p.m.)

HDNet (1080i): HDNet World Report (8 & 11 p.m.), Face 2 Face with Roy Firestone (9 p.m.), Smart Travels Europe (9:30 p.m.), Visual Effects Society Awards (10 p.m.)

HDNet Movies (1080i): The Virgin Suicides (6:15 p.m.), Owning Mahony (8:05 p.m.), Hard Eight (10 p.m.)

HBO-HD (1080i): The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (6 p.m.), Monster-in-Law (9 p.m.), Big Love (11 p.m.)

Showtime-HD (1080i): Mean Creek (6:30 p.m.), Huff (11 p.m.)

MAX-HD (1080i): Speed 2: Cruise Control (6:15 p.m.), Shrek 2 (8:30 p.m.) Mobsters (10 p.m.)

STZ HD (1080i): The Villafe (5:35 p.m.), Sky High (10 p.m.), Sin City (10:45 p.m.)

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HDTV Listings for May 9, 2006