What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of Grimm, SNL (With Andy Samberg!), Bob's Burgers, The Good Wife, and The Mentalist
What to watch on Friday, May 16...
SERIES PREMIERE, 12am, Hulu
Jim Henson’s Doozers
The first episodes of Hulu Kids’ first original series drop today, centering on four inventive residents of Doozer Creek and the various doohickeys and whirlygigs they conjure up.
SEASON 5 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
A flat-folding storage box, an app for measuring shoe sizes, a new slate of cookware, and a quick fix for tying water balloons are among the products pitched. Additional segments spotlight previous visitors to the Tank whose businesses are flourishing.
8pm, The CW
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Jack Osbourne guest-stars, reminding you exactly how long it’s been since The Osbournes was a thing, in case you hadn’t been feeling prematurely old and decrepit lately. Guest-comic Nyima Funk suspects that your normally unbiased What to Watch Tonight correspondent may be projecting a tad.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 9pm, NBC
The time has come for Monroe and Rosalee to tie the knot in “Blond Ambition,” and does it feel to anyone else like TV is having an even more wedding-heavy May than usual? In less happy relationship tidings, Nick and Juliette discover a potential dealbreaker, while Adalind’s scheme rains devastation upon the Portland Grimm.
SEASON 6 FINALE, 9pm, Fox
“Bella Luna” sends Chef Ramsay to Easton, PA, where a family-owned Italian restaurant is struggling against culinary and managerial limitations. Can Gordo’s brand of tough love keep the proprietors’ pizza-pie-eyed dream alive?
SEASON 3 FINALE, 9pm, The CW
Hart of Dixie
Zoe drops a whopper of a gesture on Wade in “Second Chance,” leaving him at a crossroads. Around BlueBell, Grandma Bettie counsels Lemon on her love life, AnnaBeth mulls a future with Davis, and Lavon and George have an eye-opening encounter with their hero, Don Todd (Reggie Hayes).
Barbara Walters: Her Story
A chronicle of the half-century career of the venerable journalist and host, who officially retires from the small screen today. In addition to her final appearance on The View, other ABC programs including Good Morning America and General Hospital are set to pay tribute to the broadcast icon throughout the day.
After Kiera crashes her CPS flyer during a prisoner transport in 2076, she and her criminal charge must work together to survive. In the present day of “Waning Minutes,” Alec uncovers a crucial clue to solving Kiera’s killing.
In “Tome-Wan,” Will spills all his most lurid fantasies of exactly what he’d like to do to Hannibal. What? No, not like that, I’m talking about murder. Honestly, you people. In other grisly goings-on, Mason sprinkles threats around with glee, and a threat to Hannibal’s life tests Will’s resolve.
– Tom Bergeron and Gugu Mbatha-Raw on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Drew Barrymore, Giovanni Ribisi, and Elbow on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Lea Michele, Andy Kindler, and Chromeo on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Nathan Lane, Adam Carolla, and Royal Blood on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Sophia Bush and Jackie Collins on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?
What to watch on Saturday, May 17...
9pm, BBC America
Rachel strikes back at Sarah through Cosima in “Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est,” while an unexpected visitor pummels Sarah’s plans on another front. Y’know, because things had been going just a little too smoothly for the Clone Club lately.
Da Vinci’s Demons
Leonardo receives a rude surprise upon returning to Florence, which is now under the despotic rule of Duke Federico. Meanwhile in “The Enemies of Man,” Riario seeks to wipe his karmic slate clean and King Ferrante parleys with Lorenzo.
10pm, BBC America
In the Flesh
A travel ban on the undead throws a wrench in Kieren’s plans for getting out of Dodge—and that’s just the beginning of the draconian new measures targeting the PDS community. Elsewhere, Jem has problems of her own when a prank goes pear-shaped after she returns to school.
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT?
What to watch on Sunday, May 18...
SEASON 4 FINALE, 7pm, Fox
Felix goes too far in his mad scheme, placing Bob and Mr. Fischoeder in peril in “World Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part II).” Can Linda and the kids save the day in time? I mean, probably. It’s not like this is Bob’s Burgers: Live Another Day or anything.
SEASON 9 FINALE, 7:30pm, Fox
In “The Longest Distance Relationship,” a dashing millionaire woos Hayley, helping her to move past Jeff’s absence one year after his abduction by aliens. But their courtship hits a snag when Steve and Snot learn that Jeff is traversing the galaxy to return to his lost love.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Lorde, and John Legend are among the slated performers at the annual festivities, held at Sin City’s MGM Grand Garden Arena. Jennifer Lopez will receive the Icon Award and perform with Pitbull.
SEASON 24 FINALE, 8pm, CBS
The Amazing Race
“Do You Believe in Magic” finds the final three teams matching wits with master illusionist David Copperfield in Las Vegas. On the line: the season’s $1 million prize and, as a bonus, a three-month trial membership in the Magicians’ Alliance.
Call the Midwife
Chummy tends to her mother in her waning hours, and Jenny is compelled to lend her support as well. Meanwhile, Shelagh enters her choir in a competition and goes all out, even as she and Dr. Turner await an update from the Adoption Society.
SEASON 25 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
Bart wins a school race by less than gentlemanly means in “The Yellow Badge of Cowardge,” while Homer campaigns to revive the town’s nixed Independence Day fireworks show. Might Homer’s mom Mona (Glenn Close) offer her kin some sage wisdome?
SEASON 12 FINALE, 8:30pm, Fox
Cary Elwes, David Thewlis, and Isaac Hempstead Wright provide dashes of British authenticity as “Chap Stewie” sends the Griffin tyke into a Downton Abbeyesque alternate reality. Fellow guest-voice Rick Springfield may offer a plaintive yearning for the companionship of the current paramour of Lord Jessie.
SEASON 5 FINALE, 9pm, CBS
The Good Wife
Alicia and Cary catch wind of a potential blindside attack to their firm in “A Weird Year,” an hour whose title is now the frontrunner for the Episode Title Understatement of the Week. Lockhart Gardner isn’t sitting all that pretty either, what with Louis mounting an effort to assume more power. And speaking of power plays, Jackie and Veronica must team up to throw Zach’s high school graduation party.
Game of Thrones
Oberyn comes to Tyrion’s aid in his darkest hour, Daenerys considers deploying Daario, and Jon’s exhortations about the Wall’s vulnerabilities fall on deaf ears. But the real highlight of the logline for “Mockingbird” is another installment of Brianne and Podrick’s jaunty revival of the On the Road series.
SEASON 6 FINALE, 10pm, CBS
A cold case finds new life in “Blue Bird,” delaying Lisbon’s plans to decamp to D.C. The unexpected postponement gives Jane a chance to come to grips with his feelings—so when you think about it, he sort of owes a “thank you” to some murderer from years ago.
SEASON 2 FINALE, 10pm, PBS
Thanksgiving comes to the Selfridge mansion, but all is not giblets and cranberry sauce as the second season winds down. Conflicts abound between Harry and Loxley, between Victor and Henri, and between Miss Mardle and Mr. Grove. Meanwhile, Agnes tastes the limelight, and the store is profiled by an American reporter.
As Peggy digs into pitch research in “The Strategy,” Joan relaxes with a friend away from the office. Could that "friend" be Bob Benson?? On the West Coast, Pete is welcomed into an exclusive club with a catchy theme song.
At a renowned Egyptologist’s soiree, Vanessa and Sir Malcolm meet Dorian Gray while Madame Kali attempts to contact the great beyond. Elsewhere in “Seance,” Ethan strikes up an acquaintance with a young Irish immigrant.
Selina hops across the pond to commemorate the centennial of World War I in “Special Relationship,” and Jonah follows the Veep to London to spy on behalf of Maddox. Meanwhile, Ben is summoned back to D.C., Amy lets a cat out of a bag, and Dan finds himself on edge.
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