This Week on Sling TV May 23-29

May 23, 2016 by Sling Staff

All times Eastern.

Monday May 23

NBA Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN: LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers ride into Toronto for Game 4 against DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors. (8:30pm Monday, ESPN)

Gotham: In the season 2 finale, young Bruce Wayne’s efforts to find his parents’ killer have landed him in the custody of Edward Nygma, while Detective Gordon suffers the undead experiments of Hugo Strange. If only there were a caped crusader who might come to the rescue… (8pm Monday, Fox)

Roots: A New Vision:Get a peek behind the scenes of A&E’s ambitious four-night reimagining of the most successful miniseries of all time, with creator and actor interviews and a look at the expanded scope of the production. (8pm Monday, A&E)

*UnREAL: Quickie Catch Up: (10:30pm Monday, Lifetime) The best new series of last summer, a scripted drama set behind the scenes of a reality dating show very similar to The Bachelor, is set to return for a second season on June 6, and if you missed it, here’s your chance to get up to speed.

Tuesday May 24

NBA Western Conference Finals on TNT: Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder host Steph Curry and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of a series that has the upstart Thunder defending a 2-1 lead over the Team of Destiny. (9pm Tuesday, TNT)

The Night Manager: AMC’s six-part adaptation of the John Le Carre spy novel, also known as Tom Hiddleston’s 007 audition reel, concludes. (10pm Tuesday, AMC)

Woman: The First Nations women of Canada are being murdered at an alarming rate, and this latest episode looks at the measures being taken to curb the violence. (10pm Tuesday, Viceland)

Wednesday May 25

NBA Eastern Conference Finals on ESPN: LeBron James and the Cavaliers welcome Kyle Lowry and the Atlanta Hawks back to Cleveland for Game 5. (8:30pm Wednesday, ESPN)

Wayward Pines: Jason Patric steps into the departed Matt Dillon’s leading-man shoes for season 2 of M. Night Shyalaman’s surprise summer hit about a town with a whoole lot of secrets. (9pm Wednesday, Fox)

The Americans: (10pm Wednesday, FX) After countless murders and manipulations in the service of the KGB, last week we saw Elizabeth Jennings do something she’s never done before: show remorse.

Thursday May 26

NBA Western Conference Finals on TNT: The action swings back west, as the Warriors welcome to Thunder to the Golden State for Game 5. (9pm Thursday, TNT)

Alone: Seven men and women remain in this survivalist competition filmed in the wilderness of Vancouver Island. Who will tap out next? (9pm Thursday, History)

60 Days In: In the season two finale, the remaining participants are finally free to rejoin their families and resume their lives outside of the prison, but not before they share important messages concerning what they learned on the inside. (10pm Thursday, A&E)

Friday May 27

The Avengers: Joss Whedon directs the epic that we can either credit or blame, depending on your point of view, for the shared-universe craze gripping Hollywood. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye join superpowered forces to repel an alien invasion. (8pm Friday, FX)

Saturday May 28

MLB on FOX: It’s Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers vs. David Wright and the Mets, Yadier Molina and the Cardinals vs. Bryce Harper and the Nationals, or Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates vs. Adrian Beltre and the Rangers, depending on where you live. (7:15pm Saturday, FOX)

The Vanilla Ice Project: The most resilient one-hit wonder of the 1990s is still out there, swinging a hammer and fixing up mansions in his home state of Florida. (10pm Saturday, DIY)

Sunday May 29

MLB on ESPN2: The Los Angeles Dodgers take on the New York Mets in the third and final game of their series. (8pm Sunday, ESPN2)

Game of Thrones: After a big revelation (and profound heartbreak) north of the Wall, the focus returns to King’s Landing where Margaery will learn her fate. Arya faces a difficult decision, and an old foe (the Hound?!) returns. (10pm Sunday, HBO)

Preacher: If you missed the blood-soaked premiere of AMC’s newest comic book adaptation, then catch a repeat before the show resumes on June 5. (10pm Sunday, AMC)

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