On TV this final Thursday of May Sweeps: The people person’s paper people put in their final hours at The Office; Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, The Big Bang Theory, Scandal, Beauty and the Beast and Elementary wrap their seasons; and Aisha Tyler gets animated with W. Kamau Bell. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The Office (NBC) | Series finale: After an hour-long retrospective of the past nine seasons, the series says goodbye with a super-sized, 75-minute episode in which the Dunder Mifflinites reunite – months after the airing of the documentary – for a wedding. (Check out some preview photos, get scoop and hear what the cast has to say about the final hour – plus, you down wit’ our Dundies?)
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | Season finale, Part 2: It all comes down to this two-hour episode: Candice or Kree?
8 pm The Vampire Diaries (The CW) | Season finale: On graduation day, a ghostly encounter leaves Damon’s life in danger. Meanwhile, Elena makes a decision about the Salvatore bros and has an epic confrontation with Katherine, and Stefan discovers a clue to the mystery surrounding Silas. (Get scoop and peruse graduation pics!) (Yep, renewed.)
8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Season finale: An overseas job offer for Leonard makes Sheldon jealous and throws Penny for a loop (watch a sneak preview); Raj pushes Lucy too far in their relationship (might those two be the couple alluded to in this scoop?) (TV’s No. 1 comedy is renewed, yes.)
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) | Season finale: While the hospital’s in crisis mode during the storm – and Meredith’s in labor – a doctor fights for his or her life. (Get scoop, scoop and a little more scoop, then check out a video preview.) (Yep, renewed.)
9 pm Elementary (CBS) | Two-hour season finale: As Sherlock reels at the appearance of Irene Adler, flashbacks show us what led to his descent into addiction. In the meantime, the genius and Joan once again find themselves as Moriarty’s mercy. (See some preview pics.) (Renewed.)
9 pm Beauty and the Beast (The CW) | Season finale: A revelation changes everything Cat knew about her past, Vincent stares his demise in the face and Gabe takes drastic measures to get answers. (Check out a preview photo and find out why Sendhil Ramamurthy calls the episode “torturous.”) (Renewed.)
10 pm Scandal (ABC) | Season finale: As the reveal of the mole’s identity draws nigh, Olivia and her team are in real danger. (Watch a Fitz-and-Olivia-filled sneak peek and get some scoop.) (Renewed.)
10:15 pm Hannibal (NBC) | 45-minute episode, limited commercial interruption: A killer takes action to gain Hannibal’s attention, then attempts to take Lecter’s life; Will seeks solace in a romantic interlude with Alana.
11 pm Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell (FX) | Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk) joins Bell for the evening.
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