What to Watch Monday: Bates Motel, Five-0 and Four Other Finales, Goodwin Games On and More

Bates MotelOn TV this final Monday of May sweeps: Bates Motel has no more vacancies, Hawaii Five-0 books one last case, Rules of Engagement and The Big C call it quits and The Goodwin Games get going. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Jacoby, Kellie, Aly and Zendaya leave it all on the floor before Tuesday night’s season finale.

8:30 pm The Goodwin Games (Fox) | Series premiere: Scott Foley (Scandal), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and T.J. Miller (Cloverfield) play estranged siblings who return home after the death of their father (Beau Bridges, Franklin & Bash) and must adhere to his wishes in order to inherit $20 million. (Check out the series’ poster and watch a sneak peek.)

8:30 pm Rules of Engagement (CBS) | Series finale: In the 100th (and final) episode, Brenda goes into labor on Jennifer and Adam’s wedding day.

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9 pm Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (PBS) | Comedy vet Mel Brooks (The Producers, Blazing Saddles) and pals like Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Carl Reiner take part in a documentary about the 2,000 Year Old Man’s six decades years in showbiz.

9:30 pm Mike & Molly (CBS) | Season finale: As a tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly confess important news to each other. (Renewedthough it won’t be back before midseason.)

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10 pm Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) | Season finale: Kono goes on the run for a murder she did not commit, and McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery. (Get scoop.) Autumn Reeser (Last Resort) reprises the role of Dr. Gabrielle Asano. (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Bates Motel (A&E) | Season finale: Romero decides it’s time to act, and Norman takes Emma to the dance. Miss Watson gives Norman a ride home. (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Rectify (Sundance) | Season finale: As the town’s anger reaches a boiling point, Foulkes pressures the D.A. for a retrial. (Yep, renewed.)

10 pm Revolution (NBC) | Nora is tortured and left for dead; Miles is desperate to find out who’s behind the murder of his close associates.

10 pm Motive (ABC) | Sneak preview: The Killing‘s Kristin Lehman stars as a homicide detective in this Canadian import, which focuses on the motives behind the crime rather than the whodunit. Tonight, former NKOTB Joey McIntyre guest-stars as a murdered science teacher. Louis Ferreira (SGU: Stargate Universe), Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Roger Cross (24) co-star. Regular time slot premiere is Thursday at 9.

10 pm The Big C: hereafter (Showtime) | Series finale: Adam fulfills one of Cathy’s wishes.

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  1. kirads09 says:

    Bates Motel

    Warehouse 13
    Motive (I am confused as I thought I saw ads saying Thursday was the premier?)
    no matter – just looking forward to Lauren Holly again. Missed her since NCIS! Sounds like an interesting twist to a procedural.

  2. SK says:

    Hawaii 5-0 season finale!

  3. Dan says:

    Definitely watching ‘Bates Motel’ tonight, such a fantastic show! and Vera Farmiga is just so great in the role of Norma.

    I’ll probably check out the ‘Goodwin Games’ pilot as well since I like Becki Newton and T.J. Miller. Also, my TV/DVR says it’s on at 8:30pm not 9pm??

  4. GK says:


  5. Madelyn says:

    Love Bates Motel!! Hate that itsthe finale

  6. kelsey says:

    Goodwin Games
    Bates Motel
    The Big C
    Probably check out Motive later

  7. LynnH says:

    Hawaii Five-0!!!

  8. mia says:

    Reluctant to watch Goodwin Games because of how badly Fox has treated the show. We know its going to get cancelled. Its ‘Bent’ all over again.

    • c-mo says:

      Agree 100%

    • MaryAnn says:

      I can’t imagine why they have treated it so badly. It really does sound like a very good show, with a good cast and a good premise. Now it has no chance at all to even find an audience, not to mention the people that won’t tune in because they know it is cancelled prior to even airing.

  9. The Voice & Revolution. I’ll watch the season finale of Hawaii Five-0 On Demand now that the CBS reboot is moving to Fridays this upcoming season.

  10. MaryAnn says:

    Dancing With the Stars finale

    Not sure what I will see tonight and what later, but will see all of these at some point:

    Hawaii Five-O

  11. bobbie says:

    Defiance, Warehouse 13, Bates Motel (it’s so fun to watch Norma be crazy). I watched Motive last week, I’d give it a C-, I don’t know if I’ll watch it a second time. It was kind of ‘meh’.

  12. JJ says:

    Bates Motel

  13. James says:

    Warehouse 13
    Revolution (still hoping Charlie bites the dust, wishful thinking i know)

  14. ee says:

    The Big C!

    I really hope they don’t kill Cathy. I’m going to miss this show. It’s too bad it never got the attention it deserved.

  15. MaryAnn says:

    You left DEFIANCE off your list!

  16. JJ77 says:

    Hawaii Five-0!!!! Whatever day it’s on, I will watch it!! Actually, I like the idea of it on Fridays with Blue Bloods!!

  17. rules of engagement and hawii 5.0

  18. Andy says:

    Rules of Engagement and Bates Motel. I guess I’ll check out Motive too.

  19. Georgia says:

    The iBig C, Bates Motel, Recrtify, Revolution, The Voice and The Motive. Will record on DVR all shows and watch some others during the wee hours. Monday nite is great TV!

  20. mak says:

    Defiance, Defiance, Defiance. (why is it not on your “what to watch?” list?)

    Then maybe Motive.

  21. Joe Petitjean says:

    DWTS and Motive

  22. Siobhan says:

    I just realized this. Isn’t the finale of Hawaii Five-0 just a version of the season 1 finale only using Kono instead of Steve? Character on the run for a murder they didn’t commit but their gun was used and they can’t explain how. Sounds really familiar.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Rules of Engagement was so good with brilliant actors. If you noticed the actresses were very upset and it was real tears. I wish you would reconsider keeping this show on the air.
    They are absolutely the best in making you laugh and after all that is what a comedy show is meant to do. It would be an injustice and big mistake not to let them come back.

  24. Kelly Keiffer says:

    I’m watching body of proof really u just brought in the New guy loved him as chance and now u take them booth away again. U took his last show away now to great actors and characters gone again get a. Reality on what we want