What to Watch Tonight: The Finales of TVD, Grey's, Reign, The Big Bang Theory, and Elementary

By Andy Daglas

May 15, 2014

What to watch on Thursday, May 15...

The Big Bang Theory
With the ground shifting under his feet, Sheldon contemplates a major life change in “The Status Quo Combustion.” Long story short, he’ll become the basketball coach at Carver High and those next three seasons CBS has already ordered will be a stealth The White Shadow reboot. Which I think we all saw coming.

The Vampire Diaries
With what’s-his-face now doing his best doornail impression, a shaken Damon must step up to play the hero in “Home.” While he and the gang work with Sheriff Forbes to wrest control of the town back from Markos, Elena confronts Liv and Luke for aid and Bonnie tries to hold the Other Side together with duct tape and chicken wire.

8pm, NBC
Hollywood Game Night
The presence of Jerome Bettis is all the impetus this episode needs to go by the title “The Pittsburgh Steal-ers!” (Exclamation point property of NBC Universal.) Fellow contestants Michael Weatherly, Lauren Graham, Rita Wilson, Gillian Jacobs, and Joe Manganiello may or may not be dressing up as their favorite member of the legendary “Steel Curtain” defensive squad.

8pm, Fox
Hell’s Kitchen
The 11 remaining chefs visit a Gordon Ramsay Joint, where they must prepare that restaurant’s inspired meals. But a failure to communicate gets one team booted from the kitchen and puts several of their heads on the chopping block.

Grey’s Anatomy
Grey Sloan says so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, and goodbye to Dr. Cristina Yang in “Fear (of the Unknown).” Oh, and also bedlam breaks out after a potential terrorist act devastates Seattle. It is season finale time, after all.

Mary and Francis take desperate measures to contain le roi fou in “Slaughter of Innocence.” Meanwhile, new spookiness emerges in the woods, and Mary steps up after getting wind of Lola’s life-threatening labor.

Rosemary’s Baby
Rosemary’s pregnancy faces, shall we say, complications in “Night 2.” What do you think may be responsible, Church Lady?

“The Grand Experiment” finds the fissure between Holmes and Watson widening. Can they make nice for long enough to help Mycroft battle charges of murder and treason?

10pm, IFC
Feeling isolated from his crew, Marc strikes up a connection with Ray Romano. But Kyle insists that problems will arise because the sitcom star and the podcast host aren’t in the same class professionally.

10:30pm, IFC
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Guest Craig Robinson has a query for the gang, Reggie has an outer space confrontation with aliens, Scott has a penchant for renovating homes, and a comedy team has a secret with fatal stakes.

SEASON 3 PREMIERE, 12am, Cartoon Network
Loiter Squad
Jasper’s talent in the kitchen blooms in “Sweet Chin Music.” I don’t want to assume he was inspired by marathoning Hannibal recently, but it seems as safe a bet as any, right?

– Shannen Doherty, Kristoff St. John, and Jasper Redd on The Arsenio Hall Show, Syndicated, check local listings
– Edie Falco on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Jim Parsons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Thomas Friedman on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Jennifer Lawrence, Craig Robinson, and a Broadway musical performance by A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 11:35pm, NBC
– Adam Sandler and Thomas Haden Church on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Shailene Woodley, Aasif Mandvi, and Iggy Azalea on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Maya Rudolph, Lake Bell, and Eddie Izzard on Late Night with Seth Meyers, 12:35pm, NBC
– Jenna Elfman and Bianca Kajlich on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS


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