ABC Welcomes Basketball’s Return With NBA Countdown ‘Restart’ Special July 25

The 2-hour prime-time program will air 5 days before the season resumes

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NBA Countdown Presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart, will air Saturday, July 25 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. ABC

ABC will get to air NBA games again starting Aug. 2, but the network is getting an early jump on the league’s eagerly-awaited return with a live prime-time special airing a week earlier.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.