Poker on TV Guide: May 16-22 – High Stakes Poker and NBC Heads-Up Finales

This week’s poker on TV lineup features the finales of High Stakes Poker on GSN and the National Heads-Up Poker Championship on NBC. A new episode of the World Poker Tour airs Sunday as the L.A. Poker Classic begins their final table from the Commerce Casino.

The World Series of Poker announced last week that the 55 bracelet event final tables not covered by ESPN will be streamed online to a worldwide audience at www.WSOP.com. This idea may satisfy only the hardest of the hardcore as they will be no hole card cameras, and the only commentary available comes from the tournament director announcing the final table action.

Fortunately, all of this week’s shows have plenty of commentary to listen to (or put on mute). All times listed below are Eastern, but check your local listings for the times in your are. New shows appear in bold.

May 16:

No poker programming.

May 17:

2:05am NBC – Poker After Dark: SNG $50k Idol

Andrew Lichtenberger, Melanie Weisner, Eric Baldwin, Annette Obrestad and Tom Dwan face off against the legendary Doyle Brunson in a $50,000 buy-in winner-take-all SNG. Episodes available online at www.nbcsports.com/poker

4:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker: Main Event

5:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker: Main Event

May 18:

2:05am NBC – Poker After Dark: SNG $50k Idol

4:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker: Main Event

5:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker: Main Event

11:00pm FSN – World Poker Tour – Southern Poker Championship

11:30pm ESPN Classic – Cheap Seats: 1998 World Series of Poker

The Sklar brothers break down highlights from the 1998 WSOP.

May 19:

2:05am NBC – Poker After Dark: SNG $50k Idol

4:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker: Main Event

5:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker Europe: Main Event, Episode 1

May 20:

2:05am NBC – Poker After Dark: SNG $50k Idol

4:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker Europe: Main Event, Episode 2

5:00am ESPN Classic – 2008 World Series of Poker Europe: Main Event, Episode 3

May 21:

2:05am NBC – Poker After Dark: SNG $50k Idol

10:00pm GSN – High Stakes Poker: Season 7, Episode 12

11:00pm GSN – High Stakes Poker: Season 7, Episode 13

The season finale for the popular cash game program with a murky future after PokerStars was forced to pull their advertising after the Black Friday indictments. Missed an episode or eager to listen to Norm McDonald talk poker? Episodes online at www.gsn.com/highstakespoker.

May 22:

12:00am GSN – High Stakes Poker: Season 6, Episode 9

1:00am GSN – High Stakes Poker: Season 7, Episode 12

1:00am NBC – Poker After Dark: 50k SNG Idol, Director’s Cut

A review of the previous week’s action with highlights and interviews with the participants.

2:00am GSN – High Stakes Poker: Season 7, Episode 13

12:00pm NBC – National Heads-Up Poker Championship: Semifinals and Finals

Four players remain at the NBC National Heads-Up Championship, sponsored by GoDaddy. The semifinal round features Chris Moneymaker v Jonathan Duhamel and Erik Seidel v Andrew Robl. The two winners then battle in the final with the winner earning $750,000. Catch up on all the previous episodes at www.nbcsports.com/poker

8:00pm FSN – World Poker Tour – L.A. Poker Classic, Part 1

The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles hosts the WPT for the next four weeks, starting with the first part of final table coverage from the L.A. Poker Classic. One of the tougher final tables in recent memory features previous winners Carlos Mortensen and Vivek Rajkumar. They’re joined by online players Darryl Fish, Steven Gross, Amir Lehavot and Gregory Brooks — playing in his first WPT event.

10:00pm ESPN2 – 2010 World Series of Poker – $50,000 Players’ Championship, Episode 2

11:00pm FSN – World Poker Tour – L.A. Poker Classic, Part 1

Repeat of 8pm episode.

11:00pm ESPN2 – 2010 World Series of Poker – Tournament of Champions – Part 1

12:00am ESPN2 (May 23) – 2010 World Series of Poker – Tournament of Champions Part 2

4:00am ESPN Classic (May 23) – 2008 World Series of Poker Europe: Main Event, Episode 4

5:00am ESPN Classic (May 23) – 2008 World Series of Poker Europe: Main Event, Episode 5

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