The 2011-12 NBA season became decidedly unlikely Monday afternoon, but that will not keep the popular NBA studio team of Ernie Johnson, Jr., Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley off of television.
Johnson, Barkley and Smith will be part of a new panel show on NBA TV starting Tuesday, November 22. Titled Open Court, the hour-long show will also include TNT/NBA TV analysts Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Smith and Chris Webber.
Open Court is currently slated to last for six episodes. Turner Sports did not immediately rule out the possibility of making more episodes if the NBA season is canceled.
The six episodes announced are titled “Tallest Tales of the NBA,” “My Generation,” “Curious Tales of the NBA,” “Pressurized Tales of the NBA,” “Head Games and Fame,” and “Curtain Calls and Loose Balls.”