The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Week

Coming to your TV this week: Two can’t-miss season finales, as Games of Thrones wraps up its epic freshman run and The Killing (presumably?) IDs Rosie Larsen’s killer, three other season-enders, 16 premieres, and one super Smallville repeat. As but a supplement to the awesome features and original reporting TVLine has coming your way, here are 36 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (NBC) | Boston hosts — and hopes to hold off — Vancouver, which is up 3-2. Game 7, if necessary, will air Wednesday.
8 pm How I Met Your Mother (CBS) | In one of this season’s better outings, Barney celebrates “Desperation Day” – aka February 13, when everyone’s scrambling for a Valentine’s date.
10 pm Nurse Jackie (Showtime) | While Jackie tries to “dose down,” Zoey throws a party for the nurses — because bedpans do make great chip-and-dip holders.

8 pm Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
| Coming up in Season 2, Aria and Ezra will go public, and much, much more!
8 pm Cupcake Wars (Food Network) | I usually don’t go for these food shows, but… this is cupcakes!
9 pm The Nine Lives of Chloe King (ABC Family) | Chloe gets quite the gift for her 16th birthday: the knowledge that she descends from an ancient race of protectors pursued by human assassins.
9 pm Memphis Beat (TNT) | The Season 2 opener finds Dwight (Jason Lee) fending off an Internal Affairs investigator (Criminal Minds: SB‘s Beau Garrett), while his squad looks into the death of a valued — but perhaps dirty — cop.
9 pm White Collar (USA Network) | Another treasure map? Between that, the Nazi loot and the snazzy hats, this show feels more and more like Indiana Jones.
10 pm HawthoRNe (TNT) | Season 3 premiere: Christina and Tom’s wedding day is waylaid by a strange series of events. Marc Anthony makes his series regular debut as Detective Nick Renata.
10 pm Gene Simmons: Family Jewels (A&E) | Shannon questions her relationship with Gene, while some question how this show is entering a seventh season.
10 pm Covert Affairs (USA Network) | Annie makes a French connection as the spy drama shoots on location in Paris.

8 pm So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
| The Top 20 dancers perform.
8 pm Coyote Ugly (ABC Family) | Before Piper Perabo fired shots, she poured ’em.
9 pm Criminal Minds (CBS) | “Valhalla” aka what used to be Paget Brewster’s second-to-last episode.
9 pm 101 Gadgets That Changed the World (History) | The editors of Popular Mechanics and other experts rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years — the DVR hopefully included. But if The Clapper makes the cut, I’m out.
10 pm Top Chef Masters (Bravo) | As part of the season finale, cheftestants must recreate a dish that was previously panned — and serve it to the critics who panned it. Remember, folks, such a dish is best served cold.
10 pm Hot In Cleveland (TV Land) | The women go searching for Elka in Amish country. Where’s Harrison Ford when you need him?
10:30 pm Happily Divorced (TV Land) | Based on events from Fran Drescher’s real life, this new comedy stars TV’s former Nanny as a woman whose marriage ends when her hubby comes out — though circumstances force them to stay living together.
10:30 pm Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central) | The voice of Archer‘s Archer and Bob’s Burgers‘ Bob now fronts a faux-news show.
11 pm Rocco’s Dinner Party (Bravo) | This new foodie series asks chefs to plan and prep themed dinner parties for Rocco and his celeb pals.

8 pm Community (NBC) |
Abed makes like a “mean girl” to help the gals fend off Hilary Duff.
9:30 pm Parks and Recreation (NBC) | Will Forte really, really, really wants the Twilight books buried in Leslie’s time capsule.

8 pm Shark Tank (ABC)
| Former Sopranos toughie Vincent Pastore makes the sharks an offer they can’t… etcetera.
8 pm Smallville (The CW) | “Homecoming” aka when Clark (ahem) truly swept Lois off her feet.
8 pm Caddyshack (AMC) | “‘There won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.”
9 pm Paranormal Challenge (Travel) | This new “reality” series sends ghostbusters into a haunted house to see who can amass the most evidence of paranormal activity. “Generally you don’t see that kind of behavior in a major appliance.” (See what I did there?)

8 pm COPS (Fox) |
Season finale!
9 pm America’s Most Wanted (Fox) | Technically the series finale, though it’ll return as specials.
9 pm Outcasts (BBC America) | U.S. premiere: Starring Eric Mabius (Ugly Betty), this series concerns the last surviving population of Earth as they try to settle on a newly discovered planet, Carpathia.
11 pm The Inbetweeners (BBC America) | U.S. premiere: Now in its third season (or “series,” as they say across the pond), this comedy follows four young blokes in high school.

8 pm Daytime Emmy Awards (CBS) |
Catch it this year, before choosing Outstanding Daytime Drama gets decides by a coin toss.
9 pm Falling Skies (TNT) | If V had taken itself 200 percent more seriously and depicted 10 times as much military strategy, this is what it would look like. Noah Wyle stars, the aliens are plenty ugly, and Moon Bloodgood is out-of-this-world purty.
9 pm AFI Life Achievement (TV Land) | Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington and Helen Mirren are on hand as Morgan Freeman receives the annual honor. Morgan Freeman presumably narrates.
9 pm Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) | Season 3 premiere: While waiting for Grayson to wake from his coma, Jane handles a hit-and-run case involving a celebrity bad boy.
9 pm Game of Thrones (HBO) | Season 1 ends with horrible news reaching all corners of the Seven Kingdoms, Jon facing a very difficult decision (Don’t lose your head now, boy!), and Daenerys blindsided by a setback.
10 pm The Killing (AMC) | Season finale, so place your bets! “Orpheus” is paying even money.

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.

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