Coming to your screen this week: One Mother of a breakup, The Good Wife confronts a bad friend, a new Survivor is named, and a decade-old series gets a super send-off. As but a supplement to the awesome features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 33 shows to keep on your radar.
MONDAY, MAY 9
8/7c How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | How I Broke Up With the One Who’s Not Your Mother.
8 pm House (Fox) | The team suspects House has a new drug addiction — uh, yeah, it’s called Charlie Sheen! (Can I use an #outdatedjoke hashtag here?)
9 pm Stargate Universe (Syfy) | The Destiny once again is threatened by the Drones, as the series’ two-season run comes to an end.
9 pm The Chicago Code (Fox) | Teresa’s dilemma: Turn a blind eye to newly discovered corruption within the police department or risk tipping her hand with Gibbons.
10 pm Castle (ABC) | Michael McKean (Lenny Kosnowski to some, Perry White to others) plays the host of a beauty pageant tainted by murder.
10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Danny is exposed to a lethal chemical — is this one called Charlie Sheen? #outdatedjokeskeepcoming
TUESDAY, MAY 10
8/7c Glee (Fox) | The Groff is back, just in time A) for the prom and B) to mess with Rachel’s mind pre-Nationals. (Watch video here.)
9 pm NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) | Claire Forlani (CSI: NY) arrives as Lauren Hunter, the new ops manager replacing Hetty…?!?!
9 pm Raising Hope (Fox) | Hope’s baby monitor affords the Chances the irresistible chance to eavesdrop on neighbors/My Name Is Earl alumni Jaime Pressly and Ethan Suplee.
10 pm The Voice (NBC) | The true litmus test for spring’s surprise hit: Will viewers stick around now that the “blind” auditions gimmick is over?
10 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Kalinda/Leela, just… hide.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
8:30 pm Better With You (ABC) | Season finale: Just as she gets, like, a million centimeters dilated, Mia decides she wants to be married before giving birth. Cue mad scramble!
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) |
Uncle Sam A serial killer is burying dead bodies at the bottom of the ocean, in a case that has personal stakes for Morgan.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Phil and Claire swap parental roles, while Cam’s bout with the flu threatens Mitchell’s plans to catch a Gaga concert.
9:30 pm Cougar Town (ABC) | Nia Vardalos (aka the real-life wife of Ian Gomez) guest-stars as Andy’s frisky sister-in-law.
10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Rita Wilson plays the mother of a kinda-creepy teen (Sterling Beaumon aka Lost‘s kinda-creepy young Ben).
THURSDAY, MAY 12
8/7c Community (NBC) | Season finale/paintball war — conclusion!
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | What, there are some tricks they didn’t pull out last week?!
9 pm Bones (Fox) | A certain Fox bigwig promised on Twitter that this is “the ultimate must-see episode of not only the season but the series… or your money back.” ZOMG!
9 pm Nikita (The CW) | Season finale: Should it turn out that this bubble show is popped, rest assured it’s going out with a helluva bang.
9 pm CSI (CBS) | Season 11 finale: It’s Langston vs. Eddie Haskell! Or Nate.
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | The first of back-to-back episodes features Tom’s very inebriating Snake Juice product. Among its casualties: Leslie and Anne’s friendship.
10 pm Private Practice (ABC) | Naomi makes a big decision about her future. (Stop calling Shonda’s office, Merrin Dungey. Not gonna happen.)
10:30 pm Outsourced (NBC) | Season finale: When Rajiv gets cold feet, Todd tries to convince him to go through with his wedding.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
8/7c Smallville (The CW) | The two-hour series finale features a wedding; returns by Chloe, Martha, Jonathan (?!), Lionel and Lex; and a closing scene that gave Tom Welling “goosebumps.” And… that’s all I’ve got.
9 pm CSI: NY (CBS) | Season 7 finale: A near-death experience prompts Mac to close his last unsolved case.
10 pm Blue Bloods (CBS) | Frank and the fam revisit the Blue Templar mystery as Season 1 closes.
SATURDAY, MAY 14
9/8c Doctor Who (BBC America) | In an outing penned by bestselling scribe Neil Gaiman, the Doctor puts that TARDIS at risk by checking into a Time Lord’s distress call.
11:30 pm Saturday Night Live (NBC) | Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover II) is a first-time host.
SUNDAY, MAY 15
8/7c Survivor: Redemption Island (CBS) | No less than eight players are heading into the two-hour finale, which is followed by an hour-long reunion show.
9 pm Desperate Housewives (ABC) | Will unwitting poisoner Susan realize that’s the way the cookie crumbles? Are the Scavos heading for Splitsville? And why is Betty Suarez’s papi lurking outside Gaby’s house?
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Arya learns of a threat against her father; Tyrion gets a less-than-warm welcome from Catelyn’s sister, Lysa.
10 pm The Killing (AMC) | Sarah and Holder uncover surprising new evidence as they labor to evade a new adversary — the FBI.