Thursday's TV Highlights: The NBA Finals on ABC
Community: John Michael Higgins (“A Mighty Wind”) guest stars in this repeat (8 p.m. NBC).
So You Think You Can Dance: Auditions continue in this new episode of the reality competition (8 p.m. Fox).
Weird, True & Freaky: Bizarre rituals involving all manner of creatures are examined in this new episode (8 and 11 p.m. Animal Planet).
Burn Notice: The espionage-themed series starring Jeffrey Donovan is back with new episodes (9 p.m. USA).
Mall Cops: Mall of America: Security guards have their hands full with an appearance by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and throngs of “Twilight” fans in back-to-back installments of this reality series (10 and 10:30 p.m. TLC).
Fugitive Chronicles: The series about criminals on the lam from the long arm of the law ends its season (11 p.m. A&E).
The Basketball Diaries: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in this 1995 drama baded on the writings of Jim Carroll (8 p.m. MyNet).
Thumbsucker: Lou Pucci, Tilda Swinton and Keanu Reeves star in this off-beat 2005 fable (10 p.m. Sundance).
Baseball: The Athletics take on the Red Sox (10:30 a.m. MLB), the Angels visit the Royals (11 a.m. FSN) and the Dodgers battle the Braves (7 p.m. KCAL).
Basketball: The Lakers welcome longtime rivals the Celtics for Game 1 of the NBA Finals (6 p.m. ABC).