Most of your favorite shows are done for the season. Only a couple are airing their finales this week (Hawaii Five-O, Grimm, Dancing With The Stars, Modern Family, Nashville, etc). Summer TV begins this week. Some of it burnoffs that will never be heard again and others are great summer favorites that fill the void from fall television. Here is what’s on tonight.
Goodwin Games – FOX 8:30/7:30c. The show stars Scott Foley (Scandal, Felicity), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), and T.J Miller (Chelsea Lately, Our Idiot Brother) as three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million only if they can adhere to their late father’s wishes.
Motives – ABC 10/9c. They keep saying on the promo that this starts on Thursday but they are airing the first episode today. Soo random. The show stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing, Judging Amy), Louis Ferreira (SGU Stargate Universe, Rookie Blue) and Lauren Holly (NCIS, Chicago Hope). The show is about two homicide detectives looking for clues that will lead them to a murderer. But the twist on the typical police procedural is they identify the killer and victim at the beginning of each episode. As the mystery unfolds, winding between revealing flashbacks and present time, viewers will navigate the twisted and complicated maze of each murder, solving the puzzle alongside the detectives and their team; piecing together more of the mysterious connections that drove the Killer to commit murder. I thought already did this show and it was called Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
I will have a full calendar of all the summer premiere dates later on this week. Until then happy Monday.
Dancing With The Stars – ABC 9/8c – Season 14 finale. Who will win the mirror ball trophy? Will it be the washed up NFL player Donald Driver? The opera singer from across the pond, Katherine Jenkins? Or the Latin playboy William Levy? Gladys Knight and Kelly Clarkson perform.
Glee – FOX 9/8c – Season 3 finale. Graduation is finally here, as McKinley High’s class of 2012 looks to the past and present, while contemplating the future.
Suburgatory – ABC 8:30/7:30c – Season 1 finale. Tessa feels left out when the town celebrates the mothers in the community. Dalia takes off for a trip to Israel leaving Dallas all alone. Meanwhile, an endangered-animal theme at the Lerners’ baby shower draws a not so good reaction from Eden; and Fred surprises Sheila with one of her favorite performers. I love this show and I’m glad its coming back for a second season. It’s so funny. Jeremy Sisto is so great. He always takes me back to his Clueless days as Elton.
Criminal Minds – CBS 9/8c -Season 7 finale. A federal bank is under attack and the BAU is called to negotiate a hostage situation. As events unfold in real-time, tensions rise as one of the team becomes a hostage. Also, Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) says goodbye. This is like the 3rd time she’s saying goodbye. This will be the last time though as the studio didn’t want her to leave and pursue other shows so she opted to leave. I like her and will miss her character on the show.
Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis – BRAVO 9/8c – Season 1 finale. Jeff and Jenni find that comedian Mark Decarlo has bad taste. Jeff finally meets his match tonight. It’s gonna be two Jeff’s going at each other. This show is actually pretty good. I like his design stuff and the couples and families whose homes they fix up are pretty messed up in some form or fashion. It’s stuff.
Bones – FOX 8/7c – Season 7 finale. The “hacktivist” is back in court on appeal, and Booth and Brennan have to work to prove he is guilty once and for all but in their effort to pin another murder on him evidence comes to light that points to Brennan being a suspect.
How I Met Your Mother – CBS 8/7c – Season 9 finale. Lily goes into labor while Marshall and Barney are in Atlantic City; Robin and Ted try to distract Lily from her labor pains. It then jumps to the future on Barney’s wedding day where the gang remembers the time they encouraged Ted to go after the one that got away.
Gossip Girl – CW 8/7c – Season 5 finale. Blair is targeted by Gossip Girl, forcing Serena to make a confession; Nate asks Lola to move in with him; Lily makes a decision about her marriage; Blair makes a choice between Dan and Chuck.
Two And A Half Men – CBS 9/8c – Season 9 finale. Jake graduates from high school and must decide what to do with his life. This makes me feel really old because this kid is graduating high school and when this show started he was like 9 years old.
Hart Of Dixie – CW 9/8c – Season 1 finale. A huge storm is coming towards Bluebell and looks to ruin George and Lemon’s wedding day. Zoe seeking shelter from the storm gets stuck in a barn with Wade. Yes maybe these two will finally get together tonight. And we’ll have all of next season for more back and forth with them because CW renewed it for a second season. YAY!!!
Mike and Molly – CBS 9:30/8:30c – Season 2 finale. It’s Mike and Molly’s wedding day but of course it doesn’t go off without a hitch. Throw in your classic sitcom roadblocks on their way to the altar for a half hour of fun hijinks.
Hawaii Five-O – CBS 10/9c – Season 2 finale. The team goes on a manhunt when one of its own is killed; a team member must choose which one of their kidnapped loved ones will survive. This season has been a pretty good one. Last season’s finale was so good. Hopefully this one is just as good if not better.
Smash – NBC 10/9c – Season 1 finale. This is what it all comes down to. Who will be Marilyn; Karen or Ivy? I don’t even know who I want anymore but I feel that based on the soapy nature of this show that Karen is going to get it and then Ivy, in her pissed off state, is going to tell Karen that she and Dev slept together. Apparently Ellis’ true intentions are also going to be revealed on tonight’s finale. I don’t care as long as we get rid of him somehow. I don’t think I have ever hated a character more than him. It’s not even a oh I love to hate him thing like with Derek. Ellis is just a waste and he needs to go far far away.
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Survivor: One World – CBS 8/7c – 2 hour season finale. The first ever all female final five battle for the Survivor crown. Someone breaks down and there are plenty of tears. A reunion follows the crowning of the winner.
Once Upon A Time – ABC 8/7c – Season 1 finale. Love this show. I need to catch up on a couple of episodes but great show. Emma and Regina have to work together to save Henry, Charming tries to escape to get to Snow White but she has already taken the poison apple from the queen.
Desperate Housewives – ABC 9/8c – 2 hour Series finale. Eight seasons and countless deaths, divorces, affairs and secrets and the end has come for our ladies in Wisteria Lane. I watched maybe 3 out of 8 seasons of this show. It was good at one point and then just got ridiculous. It was a good run. Many shows are barely trying to survive a season let alone run for 8 years. On tonight’s finale, Trip pleads with Bree to tell him about the night of Alejandro’s murder; Gaby tries to find a way to save Bree; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) returns with a job opportunity for Lynette; the women agree to take care of Mrs. McCluskey when they learn she wants to die at home; and Renee discovers that Ben has been thrown in jail.
American Dad – FOX 9:30/8:30c – Season 7 finale (How has this been on for that long?) Stan takes Steve to Mexico to help him grow up but when they are kidnapped by a drug cartel only Steve can free them.
It’s the weekend. YAY!!!!! What are you doing tonight? How about checking out these season finales.
The Finder – FOX 8/7c – Season 1 finale This show is a goner. I don’t know anyone that watched this show. I like Michael Clark Duncan and I wanted this show to be good but it just isn’t. On tonight series finale, Walter’s dad is dying and his older brother asks him to visit. As his final wish, his father wants Walter to find their mother. Uncle Shardrick continues to force marriage on Timo and Willa.
Undercover Boss – CBS 8/7c – The CEO of MasTec, Jose Mas goes under cover at his infrastructure-construction company.
Fringe – FOX 9/8c – Yay this was renewed for a 5th and final season. The team has to figure out a way to stop a catastrophic event that would cause death and destruction. I wonder how they are gonna set it up for next season. Can’t wait its gonna be great.
CSI:NY – CBS 9/8c – Season/Series finale. Ratings for this show have been going down and this may be the possible end if CBS decides to cut this loose. On tonight’s finale, Mac is shot and has to fight for his life while the team goes after the shooter.
Blue Bloods – CBS 10/9c – This season has been just off. It’s a good show but they just drop story lines for too long and then randomly pick them up. This season ends with Frank trying to stop a biological weapon from being spread in the city all while keeping it a secret from his family. With everything that is happening, Danny and Jamie’s conflict from earlier in the season comes to a head.
Finales Finales and more finales. Many of our favorites shows air their final episodes of the season tonight. What are you going to be watching?
The Big Bang Theory – CBS 8/7c – Season 5 finale. The gang rushes to put a wedding together when Howard and Bernadette decide they want to be married before he goes on his NASA launch. We also get to see Howard’s reaction to learning Leonard proposed to Penny.
The Vampire Diaries – CW 8/7c – Season 3 finale. Tonight a wonderful season of one of the best shows comes to an end. In this episode, Elena reminisces on simpler times when her parents were still alive. Elsewhere Stefan and Damon go on a mission and Caroline and Tyler have to make a decision that is life altering.
The Office – NBC 9/8c – Season 8 finale. This season has truly been the worst. I wish this finale was the series finale. There was maybe one episode where I laughed consistently throughout. James Spader’s character is out after this season and they want to do a Dwight spinoff. Why?? I hope NBC renews it for a 13 episode 9th and final season. On tonight’s finale, Andy returns to Dunder Mifflin as a janitor, with a secret plan to stage a coup. Dwight goes to some crazier than usual lengths to steal a DNA sample from Angela’s baby in order to prove his paternity.
The Secret Circle – CW 9/8c – Season 1 concludes with Jake, Melissa and Adam try to save Faye from the witch hunters; Cassie and Diana must use their dark magic to unleash the crystal skull; Dawn and Charles discover a new way to get their power back. I hope this show doesn’t get cancelled because it started really slow but got really good. I think it fits well with its sister show, The Vampire Diaries.
Parks and Recreation – NBC 9:30/8:30c – Season 4 finale. Everyone is waiting for the election results. Paul Rudd continues his guest role as Bobby Newport.
May is coming up and many of our favorite shows are about to take their summer hiatus. I was going to do this myself but TVLine has put together a nice calender of when they all end so in the spirit of laziness check it out. I will be doing a post on all the renewals and cancellations as well as one on when all the debut dates for summer shows are.