Coming to your screen this week: Another 14 finales, including a House favorite’s farewell episode, the crowning of both a new Dancing champ and an American Idol, and a royal sendoff for the Queen of Daytime TV. As but a supplement to the awesome features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 27 shows to keep on your radar.
MONDAY, MAY 23
8/7c House (Fox) | “A situation prompts House to do something very unexpected that could change his relationship with Cuddy and Wilson permanently.” Could the “something” have to do with this video of (what appears to be) House crashing his car into Cuddy’s home? Regardless, this season finale represents the swan song for Lisa Edelstein, whom Ausiello and I will greatly miss chatting up on the Fox red carpets.
9 pm The Bachelorette (ABC) | Season premiere: Having gotten the hook from Bachelor Brad, dental student Ashley Hebert now gets her pick of 25 guys — most of whom will hopefully boast impeccable flossing habits.
9 pm The Event (NBC) | Finale: The portal begins to open, offering passage between Earth and anywhere but a place on NBC’s fall schedule.
9 pm The Chicago Code (Fox) | Teresa and Jarek play all their cards in their case against Gibbons — and just in the nick of time, being the series finale and all.
9 pm Make It Or Break It (ABC Family) | Two-hour finale: Disharmony within the team intensifies as they head to Rio de Janiero for the World Championship.
9 pm Too Big To Fail (HBO) | Starring William Hurt, Paul Giamatti and Cynthia Nixon, and based on the best-seller by Andrew Ross Sorkin, this original movie takes a look at the 2008 Wall Street crisis.
TUESDAY, MAY 24
8 pm The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC) | Someone is walking away with a $250,000 prize. That buys a lot of grilled chicken.
9 pm Glee (Fox) | The kids head to New York City for Nationals, galvanizing the local paparazzi industry and creating the occasional pedestrian traffic jam.
9 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | The final three couples are whittled down to one mirrored ball-winning pair. Also, the Black Eyes Peas perform, because… well, just because.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
The Oprah Winfrey Show (syndicated) | Check your local listings and get the boss’ OK for a “personal day,” because you won’t want to miss the Queen of Daytime concluding her 25-year reign.
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Season 2 and the school year winds down with Brick playing catch-up on a daily journal he was supposed to be keeping; Doris Roberts returns as Ms. Rinsky.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Your new American Idol is revealed; Michael Slezak catches up on four months of sleep.
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | To mourn the Wonder Woman reboot that now will never be, revisit this episode guest-starring Adrianne Palicki as a natural born killer.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Season finale: The occasion of Jay’s birthday finds Claire and Mitchell breaking into their childhood home, Phil using Gloria to gut-punch an old rival, and Cam coaching Manny through a date. The final scene sets up a nice twist for Season 3.
9:30 pm Cougar Town (ABC) | This season-ender is an hour long, it was shot in Hawaii, it features one of the TV season’s best top-secret cameos, and… oh, just watch!
10 pm Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS) | Just watch?
10:30 pm Happy Endings (ABC) | The Season 1 finale finds the gang heading to a wedding, where onetime runaway bride Alex frets that she is now seen as a jinx.
THURSDAY, MAY 26
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox) | Do I think I can dance? No way. Just ask Hilarie Burton.
9 pm Young Hollywood Awards (ION) | Watch stars from Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and Friday Night Lights win big at this annual event honoring emerging talent from TV, music, film and sports.
10:30 pm Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime) | Season finale: Will a blast from the past keep Belle from hanging up her theoretical hat?
FRIDAY, MAY 27
8 pm Friday Night Lights (NBC) | The Lions are collectively embarrassed when a website spills a secret about the players — and it’s not even couched in one of them “asterisk quiz” things.
11 pm Inside Man (USA) | As we head toward summer, I reserve the right to reco the occasional movie that I personally like. And this one even received an homage of sorts in last week’s Criminal Minds finale.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
6:30 pm Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Syfy) | Transparent aluminum, Scotty? Really?
SUNDAY, MAY 29
8 am Firefly marathon (Science) | Spend a chunk of the long holiday weekend with this complete revisiting of the short-lived Joss Whedon series, kicking off with the big-screen follow-up Serenity.
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Though preoccupied by Benjen’s disappearance, Jon takes his vows at Castle Black; Drogo is enraged by a threat to Daenerys.
10 pm Treme (HBO) | Antoine names a deputy; Janette gets wind of Jacques’ troubles.
10 pm The Killing (AMC) | The police’s second thoughts on their prime suspect could have a big impact on Richmond’s campaign; Stan does something that could land him behind bars; it rains.
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.