What to Watch: The TVLine-Up for Tuesday

On TV this final Tuesday of May sweeps: The two Idol hopefuls stage their last performances, Dancing With the Stars crowns a winning pair, Glee is full of tearful goodbyes, Hollywood Squares gets a hip-hop reboot and more. Here are seven programs you might want to check out.

8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez go head-to-head on the first night of the two-part Season 11 finale. A bit behind? Catch up with the latest episode of Michael Slezak’s Idology!

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9 pm Glee (Fox) | Season 3 finale: Let me quote Vitamin C: “As we go on, Glee remember all the times Glee had together. And as our lives change, from whatever, Glee will still be friends forever.” (See photos of the tearful goodbyes.)

9 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Season 14 finale: After the “24 Hour Challenge,” the winning pair will be announced, taking home the title and that ridiculous, garish trophy. Kelly Clarkson and former dancetestant Gladys Knight are set to perform. Read last night’s recap to get refreshed!

9 pm The L.A. Complex (The CW) | When Abby heads into the studio with Tariq, Kaldrick freaks out and uses threats to silence her; Nick isn’t having any luck on stage — but he is in the bedroom; Alicia’s “sexy acting debut” goes better than expected, leaving her hopeful for new dance auditions. Or at least more second dates.

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10 pm Dateline NBC: 20th Anniversary Special (NBC) | Ain’t no party like a Dateline party — especially when Michael Buble pops in for an anniversary surprise. This special looks back at notable stories, portraits and reports, including Jane Pauley’s first interview since 2003 (with Michael J. Fox), Tom Brokaw talking to Aron Ralston (of 127 Hours fame), Hoda Kotb chatting with Carrie Underwood and more!

10 pm Hollywood Treasure (Syfy) | Season 2 premiere: As Joe searches for the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Sean Astin checks out a Lord of the Rings map.

11 pm Hip Hop Squares (MTV2) | Series premiere: Remember Hollywood Squares? This reboot turns it upside-down, promising “edgier” questions with a revolving cast of hip-hop, TV and stand-up stars — including triple-threat Donald Glover (Community), Nick Cannon and Bam Margera.

Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.

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  1. Looking forward to Glee and American Idol! I don’t know the song list for tonight’s Glee, but it would be nice if they did that Vitamin C song you mention above. It came out right around the time I graduated from high school. Memories :)

  2. theresa says:

    Just Glee tonight.

  3. bad kevin says:

    Just the DWTS finale. Rootin’ for Katherine Jenkins to win the mirror ball trophy.

  4. Doris says:

    If I didn’t care so much about Glee, I’d just be watching the Nationals play the Phillies. As it is, I’ll sandwich Glee in between the first and last few innings. I will also TiVo Pregnant in Heels and probably watch it Thursday night as it’s a day game.

  5. Ava says:

    No Cougar Town so not watching anything today.

  6. Chris says:

    No Joshua Ledet=No AI final for me. Jessica vs. P2?? Really who cares?

  7. Justin says:

    Nothing for me tonight.

  8. raema says:

    AI and Glee!!! with all the season finales that happened last week, these are the only 2 i got left on tuesdays and i won’t have my AI next week…

  9. L says:

    glee season finale.
    im prepared to cry as i remember my graduation while watching it. i hope my fav couples stay together which maybe a little bit of rockyness for good television. its gonna be good regardless.
    i can’t wait to see how they plan on doing this next year for season 4. its gonna be odd switching between different states. hopefully it stays as good as it is now and doesn’t slack…..

  10. sam says:

    I’ve always hated that they have shortened the dancing with the stars performance show to just two dances === they should do three — because what they do is split the dances for the results show to change up the judges scores — but at this point it doesn’t matter because the audience vote is already in. A third dance could be a potential game changer.

  11. greysfan says:

    Glee for me.

  12. Tommy says:

    Goodbye friends from McKinley High. I doubt I’ll be returning to those Hallowed Halls again after tonight

  13. G says:

    DWTS and AGT.

  14. rubytu says:

    imho, there’s one watchable show on tonight, and that’s Glee.