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HDTV Listings for April 23, 2006


What we're watching: Our usual Sunday night standbys, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives take the night off to do recaps of the story to this point. If you've missed a few episodes or haven't watched at all, this may be a good night to check them out. But c'mon, we all know what time of year it is and we know why you got your HDTV.


NBA and NHL Playoffs are kicking off this weekend, with four NBA games today and a couple hockey games. Nice to see the NHL back in the national spotlight and in high definition, playoff action is always must see TV. After LeBron's triple-double last night, Carmelo's attempt to be the last second hero (again), and the Spurs' dismantling of the Kings, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top today.

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:

ABC (720p): NBA Nation (3 p.m.), NBA Playoffs: Lakers at Suns (3:30 p.m.), Desperate Housewives (8 p.m.), Grey's Anatomy(10 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): Cold Case (8 p.m.), In from the Night (9 p.m.)

NBC (1080i): NHL Playoffs: Oilers at Red Wings (1 p.m.), West Wing (8 p.m.), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (9 p.m.), Crossing Jordan (10 p.m.)

Fox (720p):  Malcolm in the Middle (7 p.m.), War at Home (8:30 p.m.)

WB (1080i): Reba (7 & 7:30  p.m.), Smallville (11 p.m.)

UPN (1080i): Veronica Mars (7 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i): Sunrise Earth (7 p.m.), China Rises (8 & 11 p.m.), World's Best Dog Friendly Destinations (9 p.m.), Rides: Eleanor's Big Bro (10 p.m.)

ESPN-HD (720p)
: SportsCenter (6 & 11 p.m.), Baseball Tonight (7 p.m.), MLB Baseball: Braves at Nationals (8 p.m.)

INHD (1080i): Off Road Racing (7 p.m), Cathedrals of the Game (8 & 11 p.m.), Tour de Gorge (8:30 & 11:30 p.m.), Wakeboarding (9 p.m.),  Ultimate Poker Challenge (10 p.m.)

INHD2 (1080i): Twilight Zone (7 & 7:30 p.m.), Ultimate Access: The Sports Arena (8 & 11 p.m), Adventures in Wild California (9 p.m.), Ocean Oasis (9:45 p.m.), In Theaters (10:30 p.m.)

HBO-HD (1080i): Garfield the Movie (6:30 p.m.), The Sopranos (9 p.m.). Big Love (10 p.m.),  Robots (11 p.m.)

Showtime-HD (1080i): Mean Creek (6 p.m.), The Mask of Zorro (7:30 p.m.), Huff (10 & 11 p.m.)

TNT-HD (1080i): NBA Playoff: Pacers at Nets (1 p.m.), NBA Tip-off (6 p.m.), NBA Playoffs: Bucks at Pistons (7 p.m.), NBA Playoffs: Grizzlies at Mavericks (9:30 p.m.)

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