On TV this final night of May Sweeps: Criminal Minds unmasks The Replicator; The Middle, Modern Family, Chicago Fire, Nashville and SVU sign off; and Masterchef turns up the heat once more. Here are 8 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm MasterChef (Fox) | Season 4 premiere: The best home cooks, culled from a nationwide search, prepare their signature dishes for judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Eliot in hopes of earning a white apron and moving to the next round.
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Season finale: Axl dodges Frankie’s questions about the graduation party she’s planning for him, Sue tries for her driver’s license again and Brick’s vice principal (played by Happy Days‘ Marion Ross) reminds him that, as class historian, he’s responsible for a slideshow of memories from the past four years. (Renewed.)
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Double-episode season finale: First, Hotch discovers that his estranged brother is involved in a string of ecstasy ODs in Manhattan. Then, The Replicator targets a BAU member as his next victim. Luke Skywalker aka Mark Hamill guest-stars, while Bellamy Young (Scandal) and Eric Johnson (Rookie Blue) are back as Hotch’s girlfriend and sibling, respectively. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Season finale: Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) and Pablo Schreiber (The Wire) guest-star in an ep in which a Central Park flasher turns out to be someone much bigger, badder and far more cunning than the SVU squad and ADA Barba expect. By the end, Det. Benson is in mortal danger – maybe that’s why star Danny Pino tells TVLine the hour is “probably one of our darkest. And by the end of it… I mean, I really don’t know how we’re going to get out of it.” (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Season finale: When Phil’s mom dies, the entire family travels to Florida, where Gloria deals with an outstanding arrest warrant and Jay runs into a pivotal person from his past. Fred Willard reprises his role as Phil’s pop, Frank. (Renewed.)
9:30 pm How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) (ABC) | When not butting heads with Max (as he stresses over opening his second comedy club), Polly’s helping Julian figure out how he feels about his new girlfriend.
10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Season finale: The squad is called to defuse an escalating situation at a jail, Hermann’s wife goes into labor and Mills and Dawson face decisions in their personal lives. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Nashville (ABC) | Season finale: What’s important: Brad Paisley guest-stars as himself and performs with Rayna at the CMAs, and Peggy returns with a secret of her own. From all indications, tonight’s going to be huge, y’all. (And… renewed.)
On TV this penultimate night of May Sweeps: Grimm has a zombie-fied finale, Dancing With the Stars names its top twosome, The Ghost Army pulls the ultimate fake-out and Bachelor faux pas abound. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Is it just me, or have the auditions been crazy good so far? (Dear dance gods, please don’t let me have just jinxed us all into two hours of the Return of Sex.)
8 pm The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments (ABC) | Twenty-five seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette make for all manner of bloopers, which are gathered
to make you feel better about your life for your entertainment in this hour-long special.
8 pm The Ghost Army (PBS) | This documentary profiles a group of American G.I.s in World War II who had a top-secret mission to trick the enemy with rubber tanks, sound effects and carefully crafted illusions.
9 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Two-hour season finale: The entire cast is back to see who’ll nab the Mirrorball Trophy, while Pitbull, Wynonna, (of course) PSY and Jessica Sanchez perform.
9 pm The Voice (NBC) | The two lowest vote-getters (regardless of which team they’re on) will be sent home; the remaining eight move on to the next phase of the competition.
9 pm Man-Eating Super Squid (Animal Planet) | Release the kraken! This special investigates the myth – or is it? – of an epic calamari hiding in the ocean’s depths.
10 pm Grimm (NBC) | Season 2 finale: Just as Nick and Juliette get back into their groove, he and Hank are called to investigate a wave of rage-fueled assaults by zombie-like creatures. Meanwhile, Eric Renard arrives in Portland and Stefania and Frau Pech do battle over Adalind’s baby bump. Previewing the hour, David Giuntoli told us, “Nick will be in peril, more than he has ever been.” (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Chopped (Food Network) | Breakfast, lunch and dinner replace the appetizer, entrée and dessert rounds. What sort of dark sorcery is this?
10 pm Awkward (MTV) | A dance gives Jenna bad flashbacks.
On TV this final Monday of May sweeps: Bates Motel has no more vacancies, Hawaii Five-0 books one last case, Rules of Engagement and The Big C call it quits and The Goodwin Games get going. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Jacoby, Kellie, Aly and Zendaya leave it all on the floor before Tuesday night’s season finale.
8:30 pm The Goodwin Games (Fox) | Series premiere: Scott Foley (Scandal), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and T.J. Miller (Cloverfield) play estranged siblings who return home after the death of their father (Beau Bridges, Franklin & Bash) and must adhere to his wishes in order to inherit $20 million.
8:30 pm Rules of Engagement (CBS) | Series finale: In the 100th (and final) episode, Brenda goes into labor on Jennifer and Adam’s wedding day.
9 pm Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (PBS) | Comedy vet Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles) and pals like Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Carl Reiner take part in a documentary about the 2,000 Year Old Man’s six decades years in showbiz.
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Season finale: As a tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly confess important news to each other. (Renewed… though it won’t be back before midseason.)
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Season finale: Kono goes on the run for a murder she did not commit, and McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery. Autumn Reeser (Last Resort) reprises the role of Dr. Gabrielle Asano. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Season finale: Romero decides it’s time to act, and Norman takes Emma to the dance. Miss Watson gives Norman a ride home. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Rectify (Sundance) | Season finale: As the town’s anger reaches a boiling point, Foulkes pressures the D.A. for a retrial. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Revolution (NBC) | Nora is tortured and left for dead; Miles is desperate to find out who’s behind the murder of his close associates.
10 pm Motive (ABC) | Sneak preview: The Killing‘s Kristin Lehman stars as a homicide detective in this Canadian import, which focuses on the motives behind the crime rather than the whodunit. Tonight, former NKOTB Joey McIntyre guest-stars as a murdered science teacher. Louis Ferreira (SGU: Stargate Universe), Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Roger Cross (24) co-star. Regular time slot premiere is Thursday at 9.
10 pm The Big C: hereafter (Showtime) | Series finale: Adam fulfills one of Cathy’s wishes.
On TV this weekend: Doctor Who‘s secret is revealed, Orphan Black has a civil war on its hands, a new class enters the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ben Affleck is Mr. Saturday Night, a Family Guy moonlights on The Simpsons (and both of those shows end their seasons) and The Cleveland Show has its swan song. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
8 pm Doctor Who (BBC America) | Season finale: The Doctor’s secret is discovered. (Next up: a 50th anniversary special that will air later this year.)
9 pm 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO) | Artists including Usher, Don Henley, John Mayer, Public Enemy, Carole King and Jennifer Hudson perform to honor this year’s class – which includes Heart and Quincy Jones — during the three-hour event.
9 pm Orphan Black (BBC America) | Sarah’s actions pit the Orphans against each other.
10 pm 48 Hours (CBS) | The news journal investigates gang and drug wars in Chicago.
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Season finale: Argo star/director Ben Affleck hosts with musical guest Kanye West. (SNL will be back next season)
SUNDAY, MAY 19
7 pm The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Back-to-back season (series?) finale: Dr. Fist reveals that Freight Train’s newly nice nature may be the result of dementia, and the kids’ schedules overwhelm Cleveland and Donna. (Unofficially cancelled.)
8 pm The 2013 Billboard Music Awards (ABC) | Performers at the three-hour ceremony include Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Prince.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Back-to-back season finale: If the guy Marge meets online tonight sounds like Family Guy‘s Peter Griffin (or Stewie, Brian or Quagmire), it’s because Seth MacFarlane provides his voice. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) | Two-hour season finale: Trace and Penn put the finishing touches on their charity event, and then The Donald and his hair fires one of them.
9 pm ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night (CBS) | Two hours: The country-music star hosts an evening of performances by his wife Faith Hill, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Ne-Yo and Pitbull, among others.
9 pm North America (Discovery) | Miniseries premiere: Tom Selleck (Blue Bloods) narrates this two-hour foray into “the incredible array of wildlife that lives in our own backyard.” (Side note: The New Jersey Meadowlands are in my backyard, and I’m fairly certain I don’t want to know what’s living there.)
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | King’s Landing hosts a wedding, and Daenerys meets the Titan’s Bastard.
9 pm Mr. Selfridge (PBS) | Two-hour season finale: Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Earnest Shackleton comes to the store. (British network ITV has renewed the series for a second season; no word yet on when/if it will debut in the U.S.)
9 pm Family Guy (Fox) | Back-to-back season finale: A time machine malfunction creates big problems for Stewie and Brian in Vegas, and the Griffins get tossed from the posh Barrington Country Club. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Don is disrupted by a surprise visitor. Peggy looks for inspiration. (Maybe she’ll find it in Dream Ted’s smoking jacket?)
On TV this final Friday of May Sweeps: Nikita can’t catch a break – even in her final Season 3 mission, Maron‘s pop is a piece of work, Jessie bears a huge responsibility and an evil scientist braves the Shark Tank. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Back-to-back episodes: In the first hour (postponed from an earlier date), a New York man peddles his door-to-door, luggage-pick-up service. Then, in the season finale, two Wharton grads gauge interest in their translation app for international travelers, and Phineas and Ferb‘s Dr. Doofenshmirtz pitches his latest “-Inator” . (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Season finale: Amanda forces Nikita into a situation where she must choose between saving Michael or saving herself. (Yep, renewed for a short, final season.)
8 pm Undercover Boss (CBS) | Season finale: The show closes out its season by catching up with several past bosses, including Rick Tigner of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates and Kat Cole of Cinnabon. (Renewed.)
8:30 pm Jessie (Disney Channel) | Luke test-drives giving up his stuffed koala Kenny by putting the bear in Jessie’s care. But when Kenny is accidentally damaged, Stuart performs emergency “surgery” to repair him.
9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | The Turk’s clue about the Book of Leaves sends Leonardo to Wallachia, where he encounters Vlad Dracula.
9 pm Phineas and Ferb (Disney Channel) | The boys create an infinite probability generator that will allow Baljeet to make as many choices as he pleases without being affected by the consequences.
10 pm XIII: The Series (Reelz) | XIII searches for the final letter on a (slow?) boat to China.
10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | Mordred’s decision between love and loyalty could shape Camelot’s destiny.
10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass, The Hangover‘s Zach Galifianakis, conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, documentarian Michael Moore and journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin join Maher.
10 pm Maron (IFC) | Judd Hirsch (Numb3rs) guest-stars as Marc’s estranged dad, who shows up with a get-rich-quick scheme and winds up in a power struggle with his son. Jeff Garlin (Curb Your Enthusiasm) also appears.
On TV this final Thursday of May Sweeps: The people person’s paper people put in their final hours at The Office; Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Scandal, Beauty and the Beast and Elementary wrap their seasons; and Aisha Tyler gets animated with W. Kamau Bell. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Office (NBC) | Series finale: After an hour-long retrospective of the past nine seasons, the series says goodbye with a super-sized, 75-minute episode in which the Dunder Mifflinites reunite – months after the airing of the documentary – for a wedding.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Season finale, Part 2: It all comes down to this two-hour episode: Candice or Kree?
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Season finale: On graduation day, a ghostly encounter leaves Damon’s life in danger. Meanwhile, Elena makes a decision about the Salvatore bros and has an epic confrontation with Katherine, and Stefan discovers a clue to the mystery surrounding Silas. (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Season finale: An overseas job offer for Leonard makes Sheldon jealous and throws Penny for a loop; Raj pushes Lucy too far in their relationship (TV’s No. 1 comedy is renewed, yes.)
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Season finale: While the hospital’s in crisis mode during the storm – and Meredith’s in labor – a doctor fights for his or her life. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Elementary (CBS) | Two-hour season finale: As Sherlock reels at the appearance of Irene Adler, flashbacks show us what led to his descent into addiction. In the meantime, the genius and Joan once again find themselves as Moriarty’s mercy.(Renewed.)
9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | Season finale: A revelation changes everything Cat knew about her past, Vincent stares his demise in the face and Gabe takes drastic measures to get answers. (Renewed.)
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Season finale: As the reveal of the mole’s identity draws nigh, Olivia and her team are in real danger. (Renewed.)
10:15 pm Hannibal (NBC) | 45-minute episode, limited commercial interruption: A killer takes action to gain Hannibal’s attention, then attempts to take Lecter’s life; Will seeks solace in a romantic interlude with Alana.
11 pm Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell (FX) | Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk) joins Bell for the evening.
On TV this Wednesday: Supernatural, Arrow and CSI press pause; American Idol hits its final notes and the Dunphys consider the camping life. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | In the first part of Season 12′s two-night finale, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison take to the stage to battle it out one last time. (The winner will be announced Thursday night.) Also, Carly Rae Jepsen performs.
8 pm Arrow (The CW) | Season finale: As Oliver and Diggle race to stop the Dark Archer from unleashing his vengeance on The Glades, Thea inadvertently puts herself directly in the way of Malcolm’s dangerous plan. (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | When strangers assume Frankie is a doctor (based on her dental assistant lab coat), she goes a long way to keep up the charade. Meanwhile, Axl convinces Sue to skip class and Dr. Fulton tries to figure out why Brick doesn’t want to go to middle school. Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and Davd Foley (NewsRadio) are back as Drs. Goodwin and Fulton, respectively.
9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | When a comatose woman turns up in a river near the mayor’s home, the team discovers a wild side to an otherwise normal wife and mother. Richard Thomas (The Americans, The Waltons) and Kerry Butler (One Life to Life) guest-star.
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | The BAU travels to Detroit to track an UnSub with a rapidly changing M.O.; Blake’s husband (D.W. Moffett, Switched at Birth) returns from overseas with a life-changing proposition.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Claire lets Phil learn the hard way that going on a family trip in his new RV is a terrible idea. Elsewhere, Lily’s gymnastic meet turns Cam and Mitchell into Aly Raisman’s parents.
10 pm CSI (CBS) | Season finale: A member of the team takes on a dangerous undercover mission to get close to a serial killer. Eric Roberts (Crash), James Callis (Battlestar Galactica), Tim Matheson (Hart of Dixie), Annabella Sciorra (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Ozzy Osbourne all guest-star. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | In this season’s penultimate episode, Casey is forced to work with the Intelligence Unit, which is run by a fresh-out-of-prison Voight. Awkward. Meanwhile, Mills and Dawson face some personal challenges. (Renewed… and spun-off!) (Note: A previous version of this story errantly listed this episode as the finale, per NBC’s original schedule.)
10 pm Psych (USA Network) | Shawn and Gus pose as radio DJs to find the person who killed their favorite on-air personality. Garcelle Beauvais (Franklin & Bash) guest-stars.
On TV this Tuesday: Taylor Swift is the New Girl at Cece’s season-ending wedding; tons of hopeful hoofers think they can Dance; NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and The Mindy Project come to a close and nothing Golden can stay. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Season finale: Now that the manhunt for Bodnar has turned into a witch hunt targeting Gibbs, it’s time to bring in Chegwidden! John M. Jackson reprises his JAG role, while Muse Watson “reappears” as Mike Franks. (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Season 10 premiere: Cat Deeley and the “jidges” are back for the start of the audition rounds. And, cue music! (Part 2 airs Wednesday at 9 pm.)
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | Season finale: A search for stolen nuclear weapons prompts Hetty to shuffle the team’s partnerships. “The first 30 seconds should not be missed.” Guest stars Aunjanue Ellis, Christopher Lambert and Timothy V. Murphy are back as Michelle Hanna, “The Chameleon” and Isaak Sidorov, respectively. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm New Girl (Fox) | Season finale: On Cece and Shivrang’s wedding day, Nick and Jess make a decision about their relationship, Schmidt and Winston scheme to derail the event and a shocking announcement overshadows all. And though she is not the kind of girl who should be rudely barging in on a white veil occasion, pop star Taylor Swift appears at the wedding. (Yep, renewed.)
9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | Season finale: Danny and Christina throw a going-away party for Mindy, who’s decided to accompany Pastor Casey on his volunteer mission to Haiti. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Awkward (MTV) | It’s Halloween, but Jenna’s not in the spooky holiday spirit. Matty, however, wholeheartedly is.
10 pm Golden Boy (CBS) | Series finale: Deputy Mayor Holbrook pulls a gun on Clark and Margot, Agnes drives away with her dad and Owen finally gets a promotion.
10 pm Body of Proof (ABC) | Despite his violent escape from a prison transport van and a new murder tied to him, an inmate begs Megan to help him prove his innocence. Kenneth Mitchell (Jericho) guest-stars.
10 pm Grimm (NBC) | Rick Nick & Co. investigate suspects that appear to be zombies; Adalind is caught between Stefania and Frau Pech while nailing down the deals of her very important transaction.
10 pm Who Gets the Last Laugh? (TBS) | In tonight’s ep, which also features Saturday Night Live‘s Finesse Mitchell and Borat‘s Luenell, Growing Pains alum Alan Thicke’s prank involves turning a VIP club list into Purgatory. Alan, when in doubt, think: WWKCD? (What would Kirk Cameron do?)
On TV this Monday: Castle, How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls end for the season; 90210‘s number is up; Hell’s Kitchen serves an extra helping and Warehouse 13 hosts an out-of-this-world reunion. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm 90210 (The CW) | Two-hour series finale: After a retrospective featuring the show’s stars, the gang comes together when a traumatic event makes them realize the importance of their relationships. Prince Michael Jackson guest-stars, and the Goo Goo Dolls perform.
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) | Tonight’s two-hour episode features two elimination rounds and a intimate dinner for distinguished members of the U.S. Army.
8 pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) | Anne finds an ally in Kathleen, and Chloe meets someone from her past.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | Season finale: As everyone prepares to head out to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see his fixer-upper, Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to see his family and we may just meet the mother!… or we’ll just see her hidden behind another umbrella. Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) guest-star. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Defiance (Syfy) | Irisa faces her past, and Nolan and Amanda face danger outside of town.
9 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Season finale: Max and Caroline offer to clean a previously hidden part of the diner… and in the process find something that could re-launch their cupcake business. Web Therapy‘s Tim Bagley and Jennifer Elise Cox guest-star. (Yep, renewed.)
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Molly’s so focused on directing a school recital that she doesn’t realize another teacher is hitting on her. Tim Conway (The Carol Burnett Show) and Jim Beaver (Supernatural, Deadwood) guest-star.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | Season finale: An interview with a high-profile federal law-enforcement agency leads Kate to reconsider what she wants in her career – and in her relationship with Rick. Kyle Secor (Homicide: Life on the Street) guest-stars. Final Season 5 scooplet, per Matt Mitovich: The final scene runs about two minutes.
10 pm Revolution (NBC) | Boom-chicka-wow-wow? Militia drone strikes must be some kind of aphrodisiac, because the threat of imminent death heats up things for Miles and Nora and Charlie and Jason.
10 pm Warehouse 13 (Syfy) | Tonight’s black-and-white homage to noir doubles as a Galaxy Quest reunion when Pete and Myka are pulled into a 1940s crime thriller featuring guest stars Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) and Missi Pyle (Two and a Half Men).
10 pm Rectify (Sundance) | As Ted Jr. starts to question Daniel’s innocence, the ex-con begins to lose his grip on reality as he struggles with life on the outside.
On TV this weekend: Kristen Wiig comes home to Saturday Night Live, a former cylon develops Dangerous Intuition and HBO starts to grow its Family Tree. Meanwhile, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Survivor, Bob’s Burgers and American Dad! finish their seasons. Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
SATURDAY, MAY 11
8 pm Dangerous Intuition (Lifetime) | Battlestar Galactica hottie Tricia Helfer stars in this made-for-TV psychological thriller about a career woman who has premonitions that her husband’s new squeeze is out to hurt their daughter. David Cubitt (Medium) and Dylan Neal (Dawson’s Creek) also star.
8 pm Smash (NBC) | Ivy worries a risqué number Tom asks her to perform will hurt her reputation; a betrayal rocks the cast of Hit List.
8 pm Doctor Who (BBC America) | Hedgewick’s World of Wonders theme park becomes ground zero for a deadly silver resurrection.
9 pm Orphan Black (BBC America) | With Paul missing, Sarah must confront the conspiracy head-on, but the trust between them weakens when Paul learns the truth.
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | SNL alum Kristen Wiig hosts with musical guest Vampire Weekend
8 pm Survivor: Caramoan – Fans Vs. Favorites (CBS) | Two-hour season finale: The final tiki torch is extinguished and the season’s winner is revealed. (A reunion show follows at 10 pm.)
8 pm Once Upon a Time (ABC) | Season finale: Storybrooke braces for the end when Greg and Tamara detonate the trigger Regina placed within the curse. Back in the Neverland of the past, Hook discovers his connection to a young Bae and realizes that the Lost Boys are in pursuit of the child. (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Justin Bieber, SNL‘s Bill Hader, 30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski and Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart lend their voices to this week’s episode, in which Homer loses the final two hairs on his head – then tries to hide his “new” baldness from Marge.
8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers (Fox) | Season finale: Linda wants to send Gene to baseball camp, and Tina becomes a caffeine addict. (Already renewed.)
9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Two-hour season finale: A catastrophic moment leads to a shocking death that forces Emily to reconsider her vengeful path. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Shae is displeased with Tyrion’s new situation, and Melisandre reveals a secret to Gendry.
9 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | The troops get orders to return to Fort Marshall (yay!) but the soldiers come under attack as they get ready to pull out of Afghanistan (oh, no).
9:30 pm American Dad! (Fox) | Season finale: Klaus discovers his original human body, but Stan refuses to help him switch back. So Klaus steals Stan’s body, and Stan becomes the fish.
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce tries to placate competing clients; Pete is blindsided by an unexpected guest. (Just curious: Now that the firms are merging, who wants to put money on the probability of a Pete/Ted fistfight?)
10:30 pm Family Tree (HBO) | Series premiere: Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) plays the unemployed Tom Chadwick, whose distant aunt bequeaths him a chest of old photos that sets him on a quest to learn more about his family’s history. Michael McKean (Laverne & Shirley) and Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere) co-star.
On TV this Friday: Blue Bloods, Vegas, Touch, Fashion Star and Kitchen Nightmare finish their seasons; Da Vinci’s Demons has its day in court; Nikita and Michael hit a commitment quandary and Merlin has trust issues. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Nikita (The CW) | Michael questions Nikita’s commitment to wanting a life beyond Division; Alex considers an offer from the Nobel Prize winner she’s defending.
8 pm Fashion Star (NBC) | Season finale: Eliminated designers return to assist the final three contenders, who are asked to create their own collections for each of the retailers. The winner’s line will be sold in Macy’s, Saks and Express. (Not yet renewed)
8 pm Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) | Season finale: The owners of Amy’s Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz., routinely yell at customers who complain about the food and service. Then again, if you kept bakers’ hours, you might be cranky, too. (Not yet renewed)
9 pm Vegas (CBS) | Season finale: Lamb and Savino join forces to take out Porter Gainsley; Jack plans to propose to Mia. (Canceled)
9 pm Touch (Fox) | Series finale: Nicole stops at nothing with her two new test subjects, and Martin races to save Jake and Amelia before Aster Corps completes the number sequence and changes the world forever.
9 pm Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz) | Lorenzo orders Piero da Vinci to defend his estranged son in court.
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Season finale: The Reagans really want to nab the gang member responsible for Cruz’s murder, and Frank suffers a second loss. (Already renewed.)
10 pm XIII: The Series (Reelz) | XIII, Betty and Mozambique rush to free Vargas before he’s deported to Guantanamo.
10 pm Merlin (Syfy) | His life in danger, Merlin must decide whether or not to trust the mysterious Finna.
10 pm Maron (IFC) | Denis Leary (Rescue Me), playing himself, calls Marc’s masculinity into question… which later has some bearing on how he deals with a bad smell emanating from under his house.
On TV this Thursday: Glee, Community, Two and a Half Men and Person of Interest close shop for the season; storms bear down on Vampire Diaries and Grey’s Anatomy; Hannibal gets x-filed and more.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The top two contenders are revealed; Alicia Keyes and Season 10′s Lauren Alaina perform.
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | As graduation day approaches, a wind storm causes a power outage in town and ghosts – some good, some vengeful – appear.
8 pm Community (NBC) | Season finale: Jeff achieves enough credits to graduate, and the study group revisits the “darkest timeline.” (Not yet renewed)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | When the girls’ trip to Vegas falls through, they join the guys for a very eventful game of Dungeons & Dragons.
8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Season finale: Walden dates a hot 22-year-old (Lizzie McGuire‘s Hilary Duff) but finds himself more attracted to her grandmother (Taxi‘s Marilu Henner). (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Glee (Fox) | Season finale: Brittany returns from her MIT trip with a new attitude, Ryder gets a lead on who’s catfishing him and New Directions go to regionals. TV vets Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter and American Idol‘s Jessica Sanchez guest-star. (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | Season finale: Reese and Finch – with some surprising allies – race to save The Machine from Root and Decima. In the process, the truth comes out about Finch’s relationship with former partner Nathan Ingram and his original motivation for wanting to save the irrelevant numbers. (Yep, already renewed.)
9 pm The Office (NBC) | One-hour penultimate episode: As the office prepares for the premiere of the documentary, Jim holds tryouts for the assistant to the assistant regional manager and Dwight plans to propose to Esther.
10 pm Hannibal (NBC) | Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) debuts as Hannibal’s therapist, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier; Will has nightmares in which he is Abigail Hobbs’ father.
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Tudors) begins a three-episode arc as Sherlock’s former love Irene Adler in an episode that finds Sherlock hoping a case from Moriarty will bring him closer to finding his nemesis.
On TV this Wednesday: The Voice narrows its field once more, Kathryn Erbe hangs with Benson & Co., Supernatural screens an educational film and Modern Family both rolls and bounces.
8 pm The Voice (NBC) | Now that the Playoff Round is done, America’s vote puts through the top two artists from each team. Then the coaches each save an additional team member, allowing them to move on to the next part of the competition.
8 pm Arrow (The CW) | With The Undertaking days away, Malcolm dons his black hood and concludes business with Dr. Markov and his team. Meanwhile, Oliver and Moira entertain a number of surprise (and mostly unwelcome) visitors.
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Frankie angles for a good Mother’s Day gift; Cassidy stuns Axl with some bad news during the prom.
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | Castiel and the Winchesters reunite and, while digging in the Men of Letters’ files, find a film that could be the key to the third trial.
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | The BAU heads to Los Angeles on the trail of an UnSub who kidnaps nannies and their charges on the same day each year.
9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Lt. Eames (Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘s Kathryn Erbe) returns to help when a string of shootings is linked to Fin’s past as a narcotics officer. Hip hop artist 2 Chainz also guest-stars.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | The Dunphys hit the roller rink for a fundraising event run by Mitch’s ex-boyfriend Teddy (played by Larry Sullivan, CSI).
10 pm Psych (USA Network) | After Gus accidentally tampers with the crime scene where his boss was killed, Shawn helps him find the real murderer before Gus is arrested. Dave Koechner (The Office) guest-stars.
10 pm CSI (CBS) | The team investigates the death of a ghost hunter, digging up a sore spot from Greg’s past. Ian Bohen (Teen Wolf) and Erica Dasher (Jane By Design) guest-star.
10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Severide turns to an unlikely ally to resolve his dilemma; Mills and Dawson face personal challenges.
On TV this Tuesday: Hart of Dixie‘s airborne finale, Grimm goes gaga for a muse, NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Kensi looks a bit green and Mindy‘s latest project just may involve keg stands.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Season 2 finale: Zoe decides some time in New York will help clear her head, but a medical emergency on the plane forces her to complete the trip with an unexpected companion. The country band Gloriana performs at the Rammer Jammer. (Already renewed.)
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | A Department of Defense investigator (played by Colin Hanks, Dexter) takes a close look at the team’s response to the Bodnar case.
8 pm Splash (ABC) | Season finale: As Rory Bushfield, Nicole Eggert and Drake Bell compete for the trophy, all the eliminated divers are back to watch the dive-off. (Not yet renewed; should it be?)
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | When undercover Deeks befriends a female source (CSI: NY‘s Jeananne Goossen), Kensi is surprised by the emotions her surveillance of the two stirs up.
9:30 pm The Mindy Project (Fox) | News that Casey is moving to Haiti impels Mindy to hit a frat party with a pre-med student who’s shadowing her – where she runs into ex-beau Tom (returning guest star Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live). Meanwhile, Danny and Jeremy plot to lure Morgan away from the midwives.
10 pm Body of Proof (ABC) | A
superstorm plane crash KOs Philadelphia’s power grid, meaning that Megan must perform autopsies in the dark. Also, Tommy and Adam get into a serious car accident.
10 pm Golden Boy (CBS) | Clark learns that his enemy, Deputy Mayor Holbrook, was a dead call girl’s last client, while Diaco struggles with the decision to put his dad (guest star Dan Hedaya, Cheers) in a nursing home. Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) also guest-stars, as Clark’s estranged father.
10 pm Grimm (NBC) | Nora Zehetner (Heroes) guest-stars as a muse-like Wesen who has a huge effect on Nick – and Juliette may be the only person who can save the Grimm.
10 pm Awkward (MTV) | Matty moving in with Jenna might not be the best thing in the world.
10 pm Who Gets the Last Laugh? (TBS) | Charlie Murphy (Chappelle’s Show), Owen Benjamin (Sullivan & Son) and Chris Kattan (The Middle) compete for guffaws.
On TV this Monday: The Voice kicks off its live shows, RuPaul’s Drag Race packs up its wig and heels, Mike & Molly finds solace in sweets and Rihanna flies the friendly skies. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Voice (NBC) | The Top 16 contestants perform during the start of the live Playoff Rounds.
8 pm Rihanna 777 (Fox) | In this concert documentary, RiRi loads a 777 with fans and journalists and holds them hostage invites them along for a nonstop performance tour.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | In the penultimate season’s penultimate episode, Robin is desperate to find her “something old.” One problem: It’s buried in Central Park. Meanwhile, Barney bonds with Robin Sr. (returning guest star Ray Wise).
9 pm RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo) | Season finale: Wigs fly as the queens return to discuss the drama of the season. (Not yet renewed, but casting for Season 6 is underway.)
9 pm 90210 (The CW) | Silver is called in to see her doctor about some test results; Adrianna performs after Fall Out Boy at an event, but the concert ends in chaos (probably because the attendees suddenly realized it’s no longer 2005).
9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Mike binges on junk food while Molly’s out of town for a conference.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | In the last episode before the season finale, Homeland Security seals the scene of a car bombing, leaving Beckett and Castle to wonder why federal agents are trying to take over the case. (Might it be because the victim actually was killed by a missile from a military drone?) Carlos Bernard (24) guest-stars as a mysterious operative who may hold the key to what happened.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Five-0 hunts kidnappers with decades of experience; Kono asks Catherine for a favor that could damage her relationship with Adam. Mare Winingham (Hatfields & McCoys) and Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy) guest-star.
10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Norma finds herself in conflict with the mysterious stranger; Dylan and Remo go on a road trip that has a violent outcome.
On TV this weekend: Zach Galifianakis hangs over at Studio 8H, Jason Collins outlines his Next Chapter, American Dad! hits a milestone, Revenge re-engages; and The Amazing Race, The Mentalist and three other shows finish their seasons.
SATURDAY, MAY 4
8 pm Smash (NBC) | An unexpected event bonds Bombshell and Hit List.
8 pm Cops (Fox) | Season 25 finale: Officers from the Las Vegas Metro PD stop a woman who appears to be soliciting prostitution on the Strip. Heavens to Betsy! A prostitute? In Las Vegas?! (Not yet renewed.)
8 pm Doctor Who (BBC America) | Bodies with waxy, glowing, red skin turn up in Victorian Yorkshire.
10 pm The Nerdist (BBC America) | Kenneth the Page meets Faith the Slayer when 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer and Buffy‘s Eliza Dushku join Chris Hardwick for the evening.
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Zach Galifianakis (the Hangover films) hosts for a third time; Of Monsters and Men is the musical guest.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
7:30 pm Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN) | 90-minute episode: NBA player Jason Collins sits down for first interview since coming out as the first openly gay active pro athlete in a major American sport.
8 pm The Amazing Race (CBS) | Two-hour season finale: The action ends in Washington, D.C., where the final three teams race through the city for the ultimate $1 million prize. (Already renewed.)
8:30 pm Austin & Ally (Disney Channel) | Austin and Ally decide their “official” coupledom won’t interfere with their professional relationship, which is great… until their “official” coupledom interferes with their professional relationship.
9 pm Revenge (ABC) | Aiden struggles with Emily’s re-engagement to Daniel, and Jack learns more than he bargained for.
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Robb considers a compromise to repair his alliance with House Frey; Jon, Ygritte and the Wildlings face a daunting climb.
9:30 pm American Dad! (Fox) | The animated series’ 150th episode takes place in the slave spaceship that abducted Jeff (with Roger’s help). To get home, Jeff must prove to the evil Emperor Zing (guest-voiced by Michael McKean, Laverne & Shirley) that he was always in love with Hayley. Sean Hayes (Will & Grace) also lends his voice to milestone episode.
10 pm The Mentalist (CBS) | Season finale: Red John strikes at a victim with links to Jane’s past. Warning: This one’s a cliffhanger. Laura San Giacomo (Just Shoot Me) guest-stars as a social worker. (Yep, already renewed.)
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Roger changes tack to make new business. Pete has an awkward run-in.
10 pm Red Widow (ABC) | Season (series?) finale: Marta asks Andrei and Luther to help kill Schiller – who she now believes murdered her husband. (Not yet renewed)
10 pm Bletchley Circle (PBS) | Miniseries finale: Susan tells the other women she was face-to-face with the killer – and he let her go. What she doesn’t know: He’s obsessed with her, and he’s leading her into a trap.
On TV this Thursday: Sheldon and Leonard get a Big Bang out of hanging with Bob Newhart, Knope & Co. close out Parks and Recreation, a Beauty faces a mother of a twist and it’s all hands on deck when Person of Interest‘s machine contracts the blue screen of death. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Elena thwarts the Salvatore brothers’ attempt to reinstate her humanity, leading them to call for backup from a surprising source. Elsewhere, Caroline has a confusing, dangerous encounter with Klaus.
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Comedy icon Bob Newhart (Newhart) guest-stars as Professor Proton, the host of Sheldon and Leonard’s favorite childhood TV show. They hire him to hang out with them, which is totally not creepy in any way.
8:30 pm The Office (NBC) | In this hour-long episode, Andy tries to muster the courage to quit the paper biz and pursue acting, Dwight gets his black belt from his new sensei (guest star Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos) and Jim returns to Scranton to spend more time with Pam.
8:30 pm Two and a Half Men (CBS) | Walden’s advice for Alan to start dating again works a little too well when he attracts a married woman. Julie Marie Berman (General Hospital) and Amanda Detmer (What About Brian?) guest-star.
9 pm Person of Interest (CBS) | A virus causes the machine to malfunction as the team searches for an elusive tech millionaire. Amy Acker (Angel), Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Brett Cullen (Falcon Crest) and Jay O. Sanders (Law & Order: CI) reprise their roles as Root, Shaw, Grace, Nathan Ingram and Special Counsel, respectively.
9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | Cat learns something that makes her think her mother’s still alive (!); when a sniper takes down the mayor at an event, Vincent finds evidence that links Gabe to the shooting.
9 pm Glee (Fox) | Artie gets news that can affect his future and his mom (guest star Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy), New Directions croons Stevie Wonder tunes and Rachel prepares for her Funny Girl callback.
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Season finale: On Leslie’s first anniversary as a city councilor, April gets huge news and Tom considers a big opportuni-Diddy. (Not yet renewed)
10 pm Elementary (CBS) | Sherlock resumes his hunt for Moriarty when M. (returning guest star Vinnie Jones) reveals that the sleuth’s nemesis may be responsible for some recent murders. (Get scoop.) F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) plays as a hitman known as The Actuary, and Lawrence Lau (All My Children) also guest-stars.
10 pm Hannibal (NBC) | Raul Esparza (Law & Order: SVU) guest-stars as a former colleague of Jack and Alana’s who thinks he has a serial killer in custody… but then one of his patients commits a murder that matches the killer’s profile. Pretty soon, Jack’s former protégé Miriam (Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky) is the next person in the murderer’s sights. Eddie Izzard (The Riches) also guest-stars.
On TV this first Wednesday of May sweeps: The Americans prepares to defect for the summer, Family Tools gets its premiere under its belt, Chicago Fire rekindles an old flame and Supernatural tees up its third trial.
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Though he’s perfectly healthy, Frankie’s dad Tag reads Tuesdays With Morrie and decides that Mike needs to listen to his long-winded life stories on a weekly basis. Bailey Buntain (Bunheads) returns as Sue’s freshman mentee, Jenna.
8:30 pm Family Tools (ABC) | Series premiere: In this adaptation of the BBC’s White Van Man, when a hardworking handyman (played by The Closer‘s JK Simmons) has a heart attack, he reluctantly hands his business over to his screw-up son Jack (Perfect Couples‘ Kyle Bornheimer, of course). Leah Remini (King of Queens) also stars, as Jack’s aunt Terry.
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | Matthew Gray Gubler directed tonight’s episode, which finds the BAU investigating the ritualistic deaths of two men. Meanwhile, Reid continues to grieve Maeve’s death
9 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | A military veteran suffering from PTSD (guest star Eion Bailey, Once Upon a Time) is the prime suspect after a teen is brutally assaulted at a concert. Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) returns as sleazy lawyer Ben Cohen, in what EP Warren Leight calls “a very disturbing episode.” (If you haven’t heard – renewed!)
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | A disturbing message from Kevin prompts the Winchesters to try to uncover the third trial. They wind up at a Colorado casino, where a strange recluse (Curtis Armstrong, Revenge of the Nerds) may be able to fill in the holes in Kevin’s research. Elsewhere, Castiel tries to elude Naomi and the angels hunting him.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Phil has another run in with nemesis Gil Thorpe (Rob Riggle, NTSF: SD: SUV::) during career day at Luke and Manny’s school; Cam and Mitchel make a costly mistake while playing Tooth Fairy.
10 pm The Americans (FX) | Season finale: Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that might be a set-up, while Stan gets so close to finding out the truth about his neighbors, he can almost taste the borscht. (Yep, renewed.)
10 pm Nashville (ABC) | In the first of the season’s final four episodes, Liam invites Rayna to run away with him to finish her album. We think Deacon’s reaction is interesting; Stacy’s take on the situation is a little less… detached.
10 pm Chicago Fire (NBC) | Casey falls back into old patterns in his personal life, and Severide’s career is threatened. Meanwhile, Det. Voight returns to collect on the favor that Dawson owes him.
10 pm Psych (USA Network) | After the mayor dies in what looks like a surfing accident, Shawn’s investigation turns into his own campaign for the vacant office.
On TV this first Tuesday of May sweeps: Find out how New Girl became a woman, Grimm dabbles in little green men, Diane Sawyer interviews Amanda Knox and Comedy Central delves Inside Amy Schumer.
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | The team ignores orders from Homeland Security in order to find Bodnar and hold him responsible for his treachery.
8 pm Hart of Dixie (The CW) | Rose and Max play matchmakers for Zoe, and George can’t convince Tansy that they belong together. Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital) guest-stars. (If you hadn’t heard — renewed!)
8 pm Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) | The dinner service gets off to a rough start when one diner finds an unpleasant surprise in her dish. (I thought this was Hell’s Kitchen, not Kitchen Nightmares!)
8:58 pm New Girl (Fox) | Flashbacks show us how Jess (see photo), Schmidt, Nick, Winston and Cece lost their virginity – each story funnier and, save for one, more awful than the next. Meanwhile, one relationship changes forever. Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) and returning guest stars Dennis Farina (Luck) and Brenda Song (Scandal) appear.
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | Callen questions Hetty’s motivations when a mysterious woman (Rescue Me‘s Andrea Roth) at the center of a bizarre case is revealed to be someone from her past.
9 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Michael Bublé, So You Think You Can Dance‘s Steven “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker perform during tonight’s results show.
10 pm Grimm (NBC) | Time-slot premiere: The truth is out there, and Nick goes looking for it after cow mutilations and reports of glowing creatures make him question the existence of aliens in the Wesen world.
10 pm Murder. Mystery. Amanda Knox Speaks (ABC) | Diane Sawyer interviews the American woman who was convicted – then acquitted – of murder when she was a study-abroad student in Italy.
10 pm Awkward (MTV) | Jenna and Matty’s relationship suddenly has a very interested third party: her dad.
10:30 pm Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) | Series premiere: Scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy and man-on-the-street interviews fill this new show featuring the provocative comedienne. Tonight, Amy regrets having a one-night stand (among other poor decisions).
On TV this first Monday of May sweeps: Bones brings a baddie back to end the season, Warehouse 13 sweats it out, All My Children and One Life to Live lather up again and The Following says “Nevermore”… (until next season).
8 pm Bones (Fox) | Season finale: David Boreanaz direct’s tonight’s season-capper, in which Pelant returns to diabolically mess with the Jeffersonian team. Also in the hour: Sweets realizes the evidence in a string of FBI-related murdrers is a little too familiar, and Brennan starts reevaluating her relationship with Booth when it looks like he’s the criminal genius’ next target. (Yep, already renewed.)
8 pm The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family) | Ben advises Amy to break up with Ricky, and Ethan gets a better grasp on algebra. Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years) guest-stars.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | The gang plans a legen… dary bachelor party for Barney. And how could it not be, with Karate Kid Ralph Macchio (guest-starring as himself) in the mix? Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) also returns as Barman’s mom, Loretta.
9 pm The Following (Fox) | Season finale: As Ryan desperately hunts for Joe, the charismatic cult leader takes Claire to a special location for, as the episode synopsis promises, “the ultimate showdown between good and evil.” Whoa. (Yep, already renewed.)
9 pm Defiance (Syfy) | Irisa is forced to face a disturbing power; Defiance is attacked by hellbugs.
9 pm 2 Broke Girls (CBS) | Caroline catches the eye of a director shooting a scene in Han’s diner, but the role he offers her has strings attached. Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass guest-stars.
10 pm Warehouse 13 (Syfy) | Midseason premiere: We pick up right where the drama left off, with Artie having infected the entire world with the Black Orchid’s deadly sweating sickness. Pete, Myka, Claudia and Steve race to stop the pandemic before it stops them. James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) winningly guest-stars. (Get scoop.)
10 pm The Big C: hereafter (Showtime) | Season 4 premiere: In the first of this “limited” season’s four episodes, Cathy plans a birthday party for Adam.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Five-0 allows a talk-show host (played by The Talk‘s Aisha Tyler) and her crew to follow them for the day, but the investigation turns dangerous during a run-in with Wo Fat.
All My Children and One Life to Live (Hulu, Hulu Plus, iTunes) | Your ticket back to Pine Valley and Llanview is finally here, online (and via FX Canada for our friends up north). Many of your favorites have returned – including AMC‘s Debbi Morgan and David Canary and OLTL‘s Erika Slezak and Tuc Watkins – for the 30-minute installments, which will be made available Monday through Thursday at 5 am EST, with occasional Friday recap specials. (Check out what’s ahead on AMC and OLTL.)