What to watch on Friday, May 10...
8pm, The CW
Michael wonders if Nikita is truly ready to relinquish a life of action, adventure, and eponymous TV series centered on action and adventure. Meanwhile in “Invisible Hand,” Amanda snags herself new partners and new firepower, and Alex entertains an appealing offer from the Nobel Prize winner she’s guarding.
SERIES FINALE, 9pm, Fox
“Leviathan” closes the second (and now officially final) season with Aster Corporation this close to global financial domination, if they can just complete the magical number sequence that’s the key to everything. But first, evil CEO Nicole Farington needs to run a few evil tests on Jake and Amelia, unless Martin and Trevor can save them in the non-evil nick of time.
Da Vinci’s Demons
Leo’s standing trial, and who should Lorenzo enlist as his defense counsel but his estranged dad, because Lorenzo is a graduate of the J.J. Abrams School of Dramatic Tension. Adding to the courtroom capers in “The Tower,” Da Vinci has a surprise for his corrupt judge during a performance for some royals passing through town.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, CBS
Ah, nothing beats a classic “good guys and bad guys team up to fight worse guys” storyline. Sheriff Lamb must partner with Savino to vanquish Porter Gainsley, the killer of Lamb’s wife and attempted killer of Katherine, in “Sons of Nevada”—which, incidentally, is the name of the country-western duo they then form after realizing they make a damn fine team.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, CBS
Gang violence claims the life of someone close to the Reagans in “This Way Out.” As the clan pursues the thug who's responsible, Danny believes the perp’s girlfriend may offer a lead. Later, Frank must cope with yet another devastating blow. Summer vacation is getting off to a rough start for everyone involved, I think is the big takeaway here.
Bob Saget: That’s What I’m Talkin’ About
The notoriously blue stand-up regales the crowd with filthy jokes and tales of his father... who instilled in him an abiding love of filthy jokes.
– Aaron Eckhart, Sherri Shepherd, and 98 Degrees on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Chris Pine, Tom Dressen, and She & Him on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– LL Cool J, Alyson Hannigan, and Benedict Cumberbatch on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Andy Dick and Cat Deeley on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS
What to watch on Saturday, May 11...
Oh, Smash. A tribute night dedicated to the genius of Tom and Julia? Sounds like “The Transfer” will be flirting with Sorkinian levels of self-congratulation. But could a traitor in the midst of “Hit List” spoil the celebration? In the Bombshell-verse, Tom’s newest number proves a mite too saucy for Ivy’s comfort.
8pm, BBC America
Bloody hell, can’t the Cybermen even enjoy a peaceful family vacation to the galaxy’s favorite run-down former theme park without the Doctor and company showing up to spoil the fun? Surely there’s enough of Hedgewick’s World of Wonders to go around for all of them in “Nightmare in Silver,” right? The chess-playing dwarf who lives there certainly agrees.
9pm, BBC America
In “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner, “ the uneasy detente between Sarah and Paul is threatened when he learns she’s been holding out on him. Elsewhere, Cosima is drawn further into the orbit of Delphine and Dr. Leekie, because who among us can resist the combined allure of a sultry French woman and Matt Frewer?
Rise of the Dinosaurs
Commandos crash-land in a hidden jungle and battle dinosaurs. Try and top that this weekend, The Great Gatsby!
Saturday Night Live
Alum Kristen Wiig returns for her first hosting gig, where she’ll no doubt reprise such beloved recurring characters as Gilly, stage actress Mindy Elise Grayson, and indie pop band Vampire Weekend.
What to watch on Sunday, May 12...
SEASON 26 FINALE, 8pm, CBS
Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites
The jury grills the finalists before electing a victor, who takes home the $1 million prize. The rest of the contestants are, in accordance with Survivor tradition, summarily fed to pirahnas.
SEASON 2 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
Storybrooke and everyone in it are about to be obliterated, thanks to Greg, Tamara, and Regina’s curse-trigger. So, yeah, going through the rest of this summary for “And Straight on ‘Til Morning” seems kind of moot. Given the impending doom, and all. But what the heck. While Mr. Gold grieves for his lost son, the Neverland of the past sees Hook rescuing Bae from the watery depths and discovering a bond with the boy.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 8:30pm, Fox
Gene heads to baseball camp to rejuvenate his groove on the diamond in "The Unnatural." Tina, meanwhile, is bitten by the caffeine bug after tasting her first sip of espresso.
SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, ABC
The dominoes have begun to fall, and by the end of the two-hour “Truth,” someone will have been squashed beneath them. Who will live? Who will die? Will the consequences jolt Emily into reconsidering her entire vengeance vision board? Would anyone tune in next season to a retooled show called Letting It Slide?
Game of Thrones
Shae and Sansa are discomfited by developments in King’s Landing, while Brienne is thrust into a treacherous battle at Harrenhal. Elsewhere in “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” Dany parlays with a slave lord, Melisandre spills the beans to Gendry, and Tywin lays some grandfatherly advice on Joffrey.
Great Bear Stakeout
Documentary filmmakers and expert guides embedded themselves with a whole mess of Alaskan grizzlies for a season, capturing the thrills and dangers of life as a bear. John Goodman narrates the results... or possibly he was there too, issuing commands to the bears. I believe bears would follow orders from John Goodman, don’t you?
SEASON 8 FINALE, 9:30pm, Fox
After Stan declines to help Klaus return to his original human form, the wrathful fish instead swaps bodies with Stan in “Da Flippity Flop.” Meanwhile, Roger’s latest moneymaking scheme involves converting the attic into a gym and strong-arming Steve into a membership.
“Pete is blindsided by an unexpected guest,” says the synopsis for “Man with a Plan,” and I for one am choosing to take that literally. Like, some dude is gonna straight-up coldcock Campbell. Maybe more than one! Give the people what they want, that’s ol’ Matty Weiner’s credo. In fake-plot-land... ah hell, let’s just stick with more folks clobbering Pete upside the melon. A line of ‘em, around the block.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10:30pm, HBO
This new comedy from mockumentary maestro Christopher Guest stars Chris O’Dowd as a down-on-his-luck man who inherits some familial artifacts and begins exploring his genetic past. “The Box” opens the series with Tom researching a potential ancestor, and later navigating a blind date.
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