What to Watch This Weekend: The Finales of Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Survivor, and Desperate Housewives

Man, this week, am I right? Get out of here, week! You were hard and slightly annoying. Fortunately the weekend is now here, and with the sunshine and naptimes it brings we'll also get a batch of some pretty great television. Buckle up, fella!

What to watch on Friday, May 11...

SERIES (?) FINALE, 8pm, Fox
The Finder
What was to be the first season finale may now be the series finale as this week Fox strongly hinted that The Finder was dunzo. If you were one of the lucky few who watched the entire run of this show, you'll be interested to know that "The Boy With the Bucket" concerns Walter's older brother who shows up and asks that Walter visit their dying father. The father's last request? For The Finder to find their mother. Oh dang, show.

SEASON 4 FINALE, 9pm, Fox
Fringe
"Brave New World" continues what last week's episode began and finds the Fringe team attempting to thwart a cataclysmic disaster. Seeing as there WILL be a Season 5 now, it's safe to say they probably will! Phew!

SEASON 8 FINALE, 9pm, CBS
CSI: NY
Well, Mac's summer vacation won't be as fun as yours and mine: Tonight he gets SHOT! Will the team find his shooter? Will Mac die? These questions will probably be answered tonight.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 10pm, CBS
Blue Bloods
In "Mother's Day," Frank attempts to prevent a biological-weapons attack on the city without alarming his family too much about it. Elsewhere Danny and Jamie finally have it out once and for all. Take it outside, guys.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, USA
Common Law
The USA Network's newest blue-sky hourlong debuts tonight and tells the saga of a pair of odd-couple detectives who are forced into couples therapy after they start getting on each others' nerves. Also they'll solve crimes, specifically they'll find the killer responsible for murdering a federal judge's son. Also, banter.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Nikita, 8 p.m., CW
Shark Tank, 8 p.m., Fox
Undercover Boss, SEASON 3 FINALE, 8 p.m., CBS
Who Do You Think You Are?: Jason Sudeikis, 8 p.m., NBC
America's Most Wanted, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Craft in School, SEASON 4 FINALE, 9 p.m., PBS
Fairly Legal, 9 p.m., USA
Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
Whale Wars: Viking Shores, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Magic City, 10 p.m., Starz
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10 p.m., HBO
The Ultimate Fighter Live, 10 p.m., FX
The Half Hour, SERIES PREMIERE, 11 p.m., Comedy Central

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Jenna Fischer & Jay Mohr on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC
Larry King on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Matthew Modine on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Stephen Colbert & Nick Cannon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC



What to watch on Saturday, May 12...

8pm, Comedy Central
iCarly
Gather up your children or your, I don't know, weird uncle, and tune into tonight's brand new lineup of Nickelodeon sitcoms! In "iPear Store," Sam gets on Freddie's nerves when they both begin working together. Meanwhile Carly attempts to score a date with some guy.

8:30pm, Nickelodeon
Big Time Rush
"Backstage Rush" presumably tells of all the sordid tales of America's most scandalous made-up band! I actually don't know, Nickelodeon didn't release a description of the episode. But use your imagination!

11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Tonight's host and musical guest are Will Ferrell and Usher, respectively! I hope respectively. Actually, you know what, even if their roles were reversed it still would probably be a good show. Either way!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Cats 101, 8 p.m., Animal Planet
Tanked, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
The Firm, 9 p.m., NBC
Suze Orman Show, 9 p.m., CNBC
48 Hours Mystery, 10 p.m., CBS
Bizarre E.R., 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
Flipped Off, 10 p.m., A&E;
The Thick of It, 12 a.m., BBC America
Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, 12:40 a.m., BBC America


What to watch on Sunday, May 13...

SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
Once Upon a Time
Seeing as this joint is from the makers of Lost, I think it's safe to expect some kind of game-changer in the finale. In "A Land Without Magic," Emma and Regina team up to save Henry. Meanwhile in the fairy-tale land, Prince Charming attempts to get with Snow White but discovers that she'd bitten the poison apple. So tune in and then be sure to come back for Lily Sparks' presumably killer recap!

SEASON 24 FINALE, 8pm, CBS
Survivor: One World
We know a lady will definitely win this season, so it's only a matter of which one! In tonight's 2-hour finale (followed by a 1-hour reunion special) we'll ascertain whether Bridal Shop Owner Kim, Medical Saleslady Chelsea, or High School Teacher Sabrina will be the one to win over the jury and take home the cool mil. Plus, if you're into such things, the reunion special promises to include a tease for next season. Rumor has it it's going to include returning players, which, um. Sigh.

8pm, Fox
The Simpsons
Tonight Marge offers to throw Ned and Edna a party after everyone finds out they'd secretly gotten married. Meanwhile Edna attempts to change some of the house rules in order to make Ned's kids more social acceptable. Marital strife ensues!

SERIES FINALE, 9pm, ABC
Desperate Housewives
ABC's hit dramedy that your mom stopped watching six years ago finally concludes tonight with two straight hours of quips 'n schadenfreude and the full-circle event of Susan selling her home. Who will live? Who will die? All of them? Could it please be all of them?

9pm, PBS
Sherlock
In "The Hound of Baskerville," Sherlock and his main dude look into a murder from 20 years earlier that may or may not have involved a supernatural dog. And because this series takes place in the modern age, it shouldn't surprise you that the plot concerns a top-secret military base where animal-mutilation experiments occur, obviously.

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
This spicy-hot season barrels onward with "A Man Without Honor" in which Daenerys pays a visit to the House of the Undying; Theon attempts to find Winterfell's recent emigrants; and Jon gets lost in the wilderness. (With sexy results?)

SEASON 8 PREMIERE, 9pm, Food Network
Food Network Star
One of cable's most engaging reality shows returns tonight with 15 new wannabe TV chefs who are divided into teams mentored by Bobby Flay, Alton Brown, and Giada De Laurentiis. Their first challenge? Create a fully functioning pop-up restaurant without becoming too transfixed by Robert Irvine's biceps.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7 p.m., ABC
Dateline NBC, 7 p.m., NBC
The Cleveland Show, 7:30 p.m., Fox
Harry's Law, 8 p.m., NBC
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
Bob's Burgers, 8:30 p.m., Fox
Army Wives, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Celebrity Apprentice, 9 p.m., NBC
Family Guy, 9 p.m., Fox
MythBusters, 9 p.m., Discovery
Nurse Jackie, 9 p.m., Showtime
Sister Wives, 9 p.m., TLC
The Killing, 9 p.m., AMC
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, 9 p.m., TV Guide Channel
American Dad!, 9:30 p.m., Fox
The Big C, 9:30 p.m., Showtime
Khloe & Lamar, 10 p.m., E!
Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC
River Monsters, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
Shannen Says, 11 p.m., WE
The Borgias, 10 p.m., Showtime
The Client List, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Veep, 10 p.m., HBO
Girls, 10:30 p.m., HBO
Loiter Squad, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Metalocalypse, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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Has Lily written her recap for OUaT finale? I can't find it anywhere!
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Fringe, Supernatural, Grimm

Once Upon a Time, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, Nurse Jackie,
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I've set up a Facebook Page to promote the resurrection of Harry's Law. Anyone with an interest in promoting a renewal for Harry's Law, come join our Facebook Page and let's get this series back on Television!



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Harrys-Law/213748665411378
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Desperate Housewives has been appointment viewing for me on Sunday nights for 8 years. Not ashamed to say I've never missed an epsiode. Will miss the ladies, but it's about damn time
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ummm...I hope that was speculation for Survivor...OR you just gave up the final three before it aired. We knew the final 5 coming in. Very very bad.
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Metalocalypse!!! Game O' Thrones , Veep , Bobs Burgs , maybe Mad Men and some more animation ,
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Looking forward to DH finale! Its been a great 8 years!
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Friday: Fringe, Supernatural, Grimm

Saturday: Young Justice, Legend of Korra, Green Lantern

Sunday: Once Upon A Time, Game of Thrones, The Killing, Sherlock, Animation Domination, Avengers, Ultimate Spider-man, Loiter Squad, Metalocalypse
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Well Fringe to start the Magic City,Once Upon a Time,Desperate Housewives finale,The Borgias,Game of Thrones,The Big C,Nurse Jackie and The Simpsons....
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FRIDAY: The Finder Series Finale :*( , Supernatural, Fringe, Grimm, TUF, & Fairly Legal



SUNDAY: The Killing, Game Of Thrones, Family Guy, Veep & Mythbusters



Have a killer weekend!
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DH finale

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Fri: Fringe, Who Do You Think You Are?

Sat: Legend of Korra, SNL

Sun: Desperate Housewives, Survivor
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Supernatural, The Simpsons, Sherlock and Game of Thrones.
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Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Veep, The Client List and Desperate Housewives. I still can't believe the OUAT season finale is here and the series finale of DH. I remember when it started, I always loved the show. So addictive and good yet it had great writing and acting. I also liked the mix between comedy and drama and the fact that every season had a different mystery that managed to make it interesting each season. Granted, some mysteries were better than others and while I do agree it certainly isn't as a good as it used to be, I'll always remember the show and miss when it when it goes. Can't wait for the 2 hour series finale.
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Fringe, Nikita, Game of Thrones
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Fri: Common Law, Fairly Legal, Craig Ferguson with LARRY KING OH MY GOD THAT IS GOING TO BE SO AWESOME!!! Larry King is such a fantastic guest on Late Late Show, I really feel like Craig and Larry need to once a month switch places - Larry even works great with Geoff, he should guest host that show.



Sat: Cartoon day! Thunder, thunder, thundercats HO!!!! Young Justice, Transformers Prime, and SNL even though I kinda can't stand Will Ferrell.



Sun: Mythbusters, Bobs Burgers, other Fox sitcoms, and Metalocalypse.
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Nikita, Magic City, Supernatural, Grimm, Braves vs Cardinals on Friday

Celtics vs 76ers, Braves vs Cardinals on Saturday

Killing(love the show), Mad men, once opun a time, The Borgias, Game of thornes,sister wives, Nurse Jackie, Big C, Girls,Veep,Khloe & Lamar,... Glad i have 2 dvr's..sunday there is way to much to watch...and Braves game..
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Fringe. Supernatural. Family Guy
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I'm going to cry so hard during Desperate Housewives' finale :(
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Friday: Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, and Magic City

Saturday: Nothing

Sunday: Once Upon a Time and Game of Thrones
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SHERLOCK yeah! glad it's back on...for us in the USA probably aired months ago in the UK.
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didnt csi ny just do that like a season finale or three ago?



mac gets shot again! SPOILERS
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The "Once Upon A Time" season finale is going to be EPIC!!!
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Friday: The Finder, Shark Tank, Degrassi: The Next Generation



Saturday: iCarly, Big Time Rush, Saturday Night Live, Lakers vs. Nuggets Game 7



Sunday: The Simpsons, Food Network Star, Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, Loiter Squad, Cupcake Wars Champions.

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No giant letters, gimmicks, play on words, or any other crazy things I've come up with. Just the pure unadulterated awesomeness of these three words:



FRINGE FINALE FRIDAY!!!
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Is it strange that I'm glad you changed your icon back? I love this one.
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Not at all. And thank you! I'm quite fond of it as well.



Now all we need to do is get you to choose an icon to your liking. Your amazing personality and fantastic sense of humor is enough in and of itself, but I'd still love to see a little picture beside your name, whatever it may be.
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I'm trying to decide...I'm thinking the words Hakuna Matata. I mean, it's a wonderful phrase. Hakuna Matata....ain't no passing craze...
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Wayne would be proud. :-)
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Oh yes, most certainly ... NOT.



I'm trying to bring back "not".
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But in a WLECOME way, right?...Right?
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It means no worries for the rest of your days ...



DAMMIT! Now that's gonna be stuck in my head all day!
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Friday: Grimm , Blue Bloods

Saturday : iCarly , Big time Rush

Sunday : Once upon a time , Desperate Housewives
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FRINGE!!!!!!

As much as I'm looking forward to it, it will be bitter sweet. It's a good thing I taped them so I can watch S4 all summer long.

Saturday: FRINGE!!!! Having a Fringe party, watching the finale with a friend and having bacon, scrambled eggs and sprinkled toast :)
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Don't forget to add a smidgen of LSD!
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LOL, how could I, want some cortexiphan too.

Of course dessert will be a float (haven't decided if it's orange juice or Dr. Pepper) and Red Vines for straws.
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I love LSD!
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Nikita, Fringe, Supernatural, Ricky Gervais, GoT and maybe Borgias and the Killing.

I have to vomit each time I read "...from the makers of Lost."
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Fri - Grimm and The Finder. Sun - Once, The Killing, Desp Hwives & Sherlock Holmes.
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FRINGE.



Also: The Finder (with a fond fairwell - it was fun while it lasted), Common Law, Nikita, Fairly Legal and Supernatural.



Once Upon A Time season finale, Game of Thrones (obviously), The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy and American Dad!



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The Finder, Nikita, Grimm, Supernatural, and Common Law tonight. Fringe, too, eventually. Oh, and the LLS w/ CF, of course.



Nothing tomorrow.



Sunday: Game of Thrones, The Killing, and Veep.
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I love your comments about the episodes descriptions. Haahaha, can't wait for Fringe, Supernatural and most important Once Upon a Time *-*
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absolutely looking forward to Lily Sparks' presumably killer recap!
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Tonight, I'm going to watch Fringe's SEASON finale. Woo-hoo!!!!! On Sunday, I'm going to watch The Simpsons and Survivor's season finale. Survivor is a guilty pleasure for me, but it has been having a pretty bad season this year (and for the last several seasons, but this one especially), so I'm not really looking forward to it that much, but I've gotten this far into it so I might as well watch it...
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Fri: Fringe, Blue Bloods, Common Law, Fairly Legal, Supernatural, Magic City



Sun: OUaT, GoT, CA
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The Killing and OUAT on Sunday!
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Fringe, SNL with Will Ferrel, The Firm, Harry's Law. Sounds like a goooood weekend.
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Friday: Fringe, Nikita, Grimm, The Finder.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, The Killing, The Big C, Girls.
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i hate finales , i get that feelings of a 14 years old teenage girl for a first time she meets a hot vampire , even though i am 30 years old man

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Friday: CSI: NY, Grimm, Common Law, Blue Bloods, The Finder... Saturday: The Firm, reruns... Sunday: Sherlock and Harry's Law...
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Friday: Nikita, Grimm, Fringe, The Finder, CSI: NY, Blue Bloods, Fairly Legal and Common Law. Whew! Talk about busy!



Sunday: Once Upon a Time
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Common Law... sold. Also, Game of Thrones.
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Friday: Nikita, Fringe

Saturday: The Legend of Korra

Sunday: Once Upon a Time, The Killing, Game of Thrones, The Big C, Mad Men, Girls
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Supernatural

Magic City

iCarly

Big Time Rush

Once Upon A Time

Food Network Star

Girls
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Fringe, of course

Ricky Gervais Show

SNL

OUAT

Nurse Jackie

Girls

Family Guy

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The Finder, Fringe, Common Law, *already saw Nikita,* Grimm (not a huge fan,) Magic City, Real Time with Bill Maher.



Saturday Night Live



Game of Thrones!! Nurse Jackie!! I miss you breakout kings!!
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Fri: Supernatural, Fringe and Grimm.

Sat: Young Justice, SNL and Graham Norton.

Sun: AFV, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, Fox animation and The Penguins of Madagascar.
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