On TV this first Sunday of May sweeps: The Good Wife and Vikings wrap their seasons, The Borgias witnesses an unhappy honeymoon, The Simpsons roll holy and The Mentalist thinks outside the
box Tupperware container. As a supplement to TVLine’s original feature (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Simpsons (Fox) | Talk about your unholy alliances: Bart and Flanders work together to track down Rev. Lovejoy when Homer falls under the spell of a trendy new clergyman (guest-voiced by Edward Norton, Fight Club).
9 pm The Good Wife (CBS) | Season 4 finale: It’s the night of Peter’s gubernatorial election, and Alicia, Will and Diane are busy at a series of emergency court proceedings because
David Rosen Zach believes he’s witnessed vote-tampering. Meanwhile, an unlikely source offers Cary help starting his own firm and the Alicia/Peter/Will triangle comes to a head. Estelle Parsons (Roseanne) guest-stars, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears as himself. (Already renewed.)
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Jon proves himself, and Robb is betrayed.
9 pm Army Wives (Lifetime) | The gang falls short of its fundraising goals for Claudia Joy’s garden. Too bad no one has a hidden talent that might help the effort, isn’t it… Holly?
9 pm Selfridge (PBS) | Mr. Grove takes over in Harry’s absence; Agnes gets to know window dresser Henri.
10 pm Mad Men (AMC) | Peggy plans for the future. Roger courts a potential client.
10 pm Vikings (History) | Season finale: Ragnar and a small group travel to Gotaland (that’s modern-day Sweden for you geography buffs) to resolve a land dispute. Series creator Michael Hirst tells TVLine the hour contains scenes of “utter poignancy”; find out what else he has to say about the finale and Season 2. (Yep, already renewed.)
10 pm Red Widow (ABC) | Marta discovers who kidnapped Natalie and gets another piece of important information about her husband’s murder.
10 pm The Borgias (Showtime) | Alfonso abandons Lucrezia on their wedding night.
10 pm Veep (HBO) | Selina and SecDef General Maddox have trouble getting on the same page at their joint appearance at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico; Dan and Gary jockey for the veep’s ear.
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