The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week
Coming to your screen this week: One hairy NCIS flashback, multiple ABC weddings, and a half-dozen season finales. As but a supplement to the awesome features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 31 shows to keep on your radar.
MONDAY, MAY 2
8/7c Chuck (NBC) | The big question this week: Who’s got the Agent X Factor? Some fans have speculated Bryce, but dude’s way busy wooing Peyton over on that other show.
8 pm House (Fox) | Cuddy’s ma (Candice Bergen) returns, rarin’ to sue for malpractice, while Donal Logue (Terriers) plays the POTW.
9 pm The Chicago Code (Fox) | Teresa and Jarek’s plan to sink Gibbons suffers a major setback.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | A case leads Beckett and Castle to Hollywood — and thus the set of Heat Wave, where they run into a pair of “familiar” detectives.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | If you ever wanted Jessie’s girl (or longed to play doctor with Noah Drake), be sure to tune in and catch Rick Springfield as a celeb photographer.
TUESDAY, MAY 3
8/7c NCIS (CBS) | A tragic blast from the past prompts Tony to reflect on his beginnings as an agent. Michael Weatherly grew his hair out for the flashbacks, so make it worth his while!
8 pm Glee (Fox) | May sweeps brings us April Rhodes (Kristin Chenoweth), who is back in Lima with a proposition for Will.
9 pm The Voice (NBC) | Some 20 million people checked out last week’s series premiere. What will Xtina, Cee Le et al do for an encore?
10 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Peter… just hide, man.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
8/7c The Middle (ABC) | The fam proves a little too good at granting Frankie’s Mother’s Day wish — to be childless.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Mother’s Day means mayhem for Claire and Gloria (who are out with the kids) and Phil and Jay (who are at home prepping dinner).
9:30 pm Breaking In (Fox) | The show that is fast rivaling Chuck and Community for geek cred heads to the mothership: Comic-Con.
10 pm Justified (FX) | Season 2 finale — yes, dammit, already.
10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Full House was never like this: John Stamos guest-stars as a man who A) has a checkered past, B) is engaged, and C) is dating his baby’s nanny.
THURSDAY, MAY 5
8/7c Community (NBC) | Check it out, Freckles: Josh Holloway (Lost) returns to TV as a man with no name in Part 1 of the awesomely titled season finale, “A Fistful of Paintballs.”
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Will Elena vamp it up? Will Damon croak? And when will Katherine start acting deliciously naughty again?
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Thursday wedding No. 1: Callie and Arizona.
9 pm Bones (Fox) | Speaking of Mother’s Day: Angela is keeping secrets from Hodgins about the bun in her oven.
9 pm Nikita (The CW) | Our girl kidnaps a CIA codebreaker played by Mad Men‘s Rich Sommer.
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | At long last, we venture one town over to experience the oft-mentioned Eagleton – where (SPOILER ALERT!) the air smells of vanilla and the jail serves scones.
10 pm 30 Rock (NBC) | Season finale: Liz’s summer respite is ruined by new Hamptons neighbor Tracy.
10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | Thursday wedding No. 2: Charlotte and Cooper. (I knew the price of my tux would amortize soon enough.)
FRIDAY, MAY 6
8/7c Flashpoint (CBS) | With CHAOS clipped, Sheriff Mars & Co. are here with a new season.
8 pm Smallville (The CW) | Lois meets Clark’s dad, Jor-El. (And Greg Focker thought he had it rough.)
9 pm Fringe (Fox) | Season finale: Seriously, what the frak is going on?!
9 pm Supernatural (The CW) | When Castiel tells the brothers about the war in Heaven, Bobby suspects the devil is in the details the angel is conveniently leaving out.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
9/8c Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour (HBO) | Mother Monster’s concert special taped in February at the Garden; well-placed sources tell me Ausiello was in attendance. Here’s a sneak peek:
SUNDAY, MAY 8
8/7c The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business (CBS) | Two-hour finale — aka business finished?
10 pm The Killing (AMC) | The police discover more about Rosie’s activities the night of her murder.
10 pm Brothers & Sisters (ABC) | Season (series?) finale: A surprise visitor shows up at Sarah and Luc’s wedding. Is his name Nielsen and he’s carrying a scythe?
10 pm CSI: Miami (CBS) | The lives of two CSIs will be in jeopardy as Season 9 draws to a close.
Which of the above is must-see TV for you? And by all means, hit the comments to politely share tune-in recommendations of your own!