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NBA on TNT missing a familiar face in 2021-22 with Chris Webber's exit

NBA on TNT is set to have a different feel this season, with a number of familiar faces and voices missing from the broadcast. One of the longtime members of the TNT crew that won't be on our television screens this season is Sacramento Kings legend, Chris Webber. Webber cut...
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How to watch NBA on TNT: Full TV schedule, dates, times for 2021-22 basketball season

Entering its 38th consecutive year of nationally broadcasting the NBA, Turner Sports will telecast 65 marquee contests during the 2021-22 season. The slate includes a doubleheader on opening night (Oct. 19), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day doubleheader (Jan. 17), regular double-headers on Tuesday and Thursday, and a season-capping double-header on Sunday, Apr. 10.
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WATCH: Tatum among stars in TNT's new NBA 75th anniversary video

The NBA is celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2021-22 season, so get ready for lots of tributes, special videos and stories about the game's greatest players and how they shaped today's stars. TNT's latest video celebrating the league's anniversary features many of the top players wearing jerseys of all-time...

TNT Welcomes Back NBA With Succession-Themed Trailer

Basketball will return tonight as the NBA tips off with Bucks-Nets followed by Lakers-Warriors. The turnaround wasn't as quick as last year but it still feels like the start of the regular season snuck up on us again. Still, we rejoice. The Bleacher Report created an incredible trailer for NBA...
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Stan Van Gundy talks his return to calling NBA on TNT games: “The only place I want to work is Turner.”

A notable thing in broadcasting is that most former players and coaches tend to find one network and stick with them. But that’s not the case with former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy, who first joined ESPN in 2018 (after an aborted 2012 move there that then-commissioner David Stern reportedly nixed), then moved to Turner Sports in 2019 and spoke about how much better of a fit that was. Van Gundy then left Turner to take a coaching job with the New Orleans Pelicans in October 2020, but was fired by that team this June, then rejoined Turner a couple months later. He’s calling TNT’s first opening night game (Nets-Bucks) Tuesday night, and ahead of that, he spoke to media members (along with fellow NBA on TNT analyst Reggie Miller) on a conference call Friday. On that call, in response to a question from AA, Van Gundy (seen above with the Pelicans in May) said he told his agent Turner was the only broadcasting opportunity he really wanted to pursue.

About Last Night, NHL on TNT, the Hit on Dach, and Other Blackhawks Bullets

So … that could have gone better. Last night’s matchup had all the fanfare and excitement you could pack into opening night for the Chicago Blackhawks. New faces, familiar faces, high expectations, and then … *fart*. Three goals in a five-minute span in the opening period, where at one point the Blackhawks were out-shot 16-2 by the Colorado Avalanche and the game was effectively over. While the final score was 4-2, the game was never that close. It was game one of 82, so there’s plenty of hockey left to play, but the Blackhawks don’t have a lot of time to correct course from this kind of start. They’ll have to be much better tomorrow night when they play a much more evenly matched New Jersey Devils team.

ESPN, TNT Seek Demographic Shift in NHL TV Rights Line Change

In its battle for the fans of the future, the NHL is hoping its two new TV partners can give hockey a leg up. This week, the league will have its first look at ESPN’s and WarnerMedia’s differing strategies for growing the sport without losing its diehard supporters. ESPN gets the first shot Tuesday, as the 2021-22 season starts in Tampa Bay, home of the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning, followed by the first game of the expansion Seattle Kraken. “It’s a massive responsibility,”  ESPN NHL studio anchor Steve Levy said about supporting the sport during a press call last...

It wasn’t without its issues, but some promise from TNT’s hockey start

Technical difficulties always come at the worst time, don’t they?. PowerPoint crashes before your big pitch at work, the mic cuts out as soon as the wedding toast know the drill. For the bigwigs at TNT, their maiden broadcast had to feel like one of those scenarios mentioned above:...

NBA Player Props For TNT Opening Night Games

The NBA season tips off after the shortened offseason, and it begins with a couple of marquee national TV games, Nets at Bucks and Warriors at Lakers. Each week throughout the season, TheLines will look at some matchups for the televised slates and try to figure if there are any NBA player props worth a look.

Shaquille O’Neal Gives Strong Arguments for Why TNT’s ‘Inside the NBA’ Has Edge Over Other Similar Shows: ‘People Know That We Know What We’re Talking About’

The best part about a new NBA season tipping off is, of course, the season itself. But it also means that the Inside the NBA crew is back on TNT. Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, and Ernie Johnson have talked basketball on the hit show for years. However, they have also entertained hoops fans everywhere by using their engaging personalities to make the program even more enjoyable.

‘Claws’ Season 4: TNT Sets Premiere Date, Cast Tease Series Finale – Watch The Promo

The fourth and final season of TNT’s Claws will premiere at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26. Fall Premiere Dates For New & Returning TV Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming The dark comedy follows Niecy Nash-Betts’ Desna Simms, who, alongside her crew of manicurists from the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, rises to power in the crime world to claim her share of cash and respect. Co-stars include Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris. “Over the seasons the friendships have deepened and the character of Polly has deepened thanks to the...

NHL TV and radio schedules for 2021-22 season

The National Hockey League heads into the upcoming playoffs with national contracts returning to ESPN and for the first time for Turner Sports on TNT. At the time of its creation, ESPN revolutionized NHL coverage in the United States, presenting the league from 1979-82, again from 1985-88 and a third stint from 1992-2004. The national cable deal eventually went to Outdoor Life Network, which became Versus, which became NBC Sports Network. ESPN/Disney reacquired the rights in March...

‘AEW: Dynamite’ Sets January Date for TBS Move, ‘Rampage’ to Remain on TNT

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has officially set the date for “Dynamite’s” move to TBS. The pro wrestling promotion’s flagship weekly series will move from TNT to TBS on January 5, 2022. Until then, new episodes will continue to air weekly on TNT Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. However, the recently launched sister show “AEW: Rampage” will remain on TNT instead of moving to TBS as originally planned. “Rampage” debuted on TNT on Aug. 13 and airs weekly on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. AEW has proven to be a strong ratings draw for the Turner networks, with “AEW:Dynamite” ranking as the number one...