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What to Watch This Weekend: The Season Finales of Supernatural, SNL, Grimm, and The Simpsons

The sun is basically shouting at you right now: "We never hang out anymore! Come outside!" And the moon is like, "I'll be tagging in at some point! Light a citronella candle and listen to the crickets with me!" But will you heed their cries or will you stay in all weekend watching TV? I recommend the first option, but if the latter ends up being the case, here are some options for you!

What to watch on Friday, May 18...

SEASON 2 FINALE, 8pm, CW
Nikita
It's been a long, hard road, but Season 2 draws to a close tonight with "Homecoming," in which Michael and his titular gal pal invade Division to capture Percy while Ryan tries to convince the president not to bomb the entire facility. Meanwhile Alex and Sean get in a bit of a gunfight with the United States Marines!

SEASON 3 FINALE, 8pm, ABC
Shark Tank
Tune in tonight to see your favorite inventors and entrepreneurs sweating EXTRA hard! Final pitches include a door-unlocking cell phone app; nitrogen gas-powered home workout equipment; anti-aging cream; and sneakers made out of garbage basically. Fine, "recycled materials." But you know what I mean.

SEASON 1 FINALE, 9pm, NBC
Grimm
Like a modern day Mario and Luigi, Nick and Hank continue looking for gold coins. Meanwhile more people keep dying up in Portland and some scary lady in black arrives to make things even more fancifully sinister. Finally!

SEASON 7 FINALE, 9pm, CW
Supernatural
"Survival of the Fittest" is all about Leviathan endgame. Will the boys defeat Dick Roman once and for all? Let's be honest: Probably. But since this is a finale, expect some left-field incident that'll mess everything up somehow!

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Who Do You Think You Are?: Paula Deen, SEASON 3 FINALE, 8 p.m., NBC
Fairly Legal, 9 p.m., USA
Primetime: What Would You Do?, 9 p.m., ABC
The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO
Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 9 p.m., TBS
Whale Wars: Viking Shores, MIDSEASON FINALE, 9 p.m., Animal Planet
TRON: Uprising, SNEAK PREVIEW, 9:30 p.m., Disney Channel
20/20, 10 p.m., ABC
Common Law, 10 p.m., USA
Dateline NBC, 10 p.m., NBC
Embarrassing Bodies, 10 p.m., Discovery Fit & Health
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: Na'im Lynn & Neal Brennan, 11 p.m., Comedy Central

LATE-NITE PICKS:
David Sedaris on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Jason Mantzoukas on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 12 a.m., ABC
Krysten Ritter & Garbage on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37 a.m., NBC
Morgan Spurlock on The Wendy Williams Show, 12 a.m., BET
Sacha Baron Cohen & Beach House on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Sherri Shepherd & Tenacious D on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:34 p.m., NBC



What to watch on Saturday, May 19...

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8pm, Lifetime
Murder on the 13 Floor
When a nanny falls in love with the male half of her employers, the female half hires ASSASSINS to take her out. Haha, oh, Lifetime. You're cute when you're crazy.

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, Syfy
American Warships
Mario Van Peebles stars in this very terrible-looking movie about a naval ship that attempts to prevent an alien invasion. It's DEFINITELY a coincidence that this movie's premiering the same weekend as Battleship, don't worry.

SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, H2
Serial Killer Earth
This has to be one of the all-time best titles for a TV show ever. I'm not even sure what H2 is (a History channel spin-off?), but there's a show on it all about natural disasters and it's called Serial Killer Earth! Bingo. I'm in.

SEASON 37 FINALE, 11:30pm, NBC
Saturday Night Live
Mick Jagger might not be the youngest guy in the world, let's face it, but there's a good chance that the sight of Mick Jagger in a wig MIGHT be the funniest thing we'll see all week. Seriously, just picture it. Anyway, tune in tonight to see Jagger both host AND provide the musical performances (with an assist from Arcade Fire!).

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Victorious, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon
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 Graham Norton Show, 11 p.m., BBC America
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 20...

SERIES FINALE, 8pm, NBC
Harry's Law
Although it had some of the strongest ratings on NBC, this Kathy Bates vehicle was kicked to the curb last week, thus rendering this episode its series finale. Sorry, older demographic! In tonight's episode, Harry is rattled when her ex-husband is found dead!

SEASON 23 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
The Simpsons
In the Season 23 (!) finale, "Lisa Goes Gaga," guest star Lady Gaga appears as Lady Gaga. After Lisa goes to pathetic extremes to boost her school popularity, the popstar is advised by a psychic impulse to seek out Lisa and help. Seems about right.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 8:30pm, Fox
Bob's Burgers
In "Beefsquatch," Bob has mixed feelings when Gene dons a beefsquatch disguise and manages to upstage him during a morning news segment. I personally don't have mixed feelings at all: Beefsquatch is adorable!

SEASON 4 PREMIERE, 9pm, G4
American Ninja Warrior
Turns out Christmas comes more than once a year, because guess what's back on the air! American Ninja Warrior is one of my favorite things ever, and tonight marks the beginning of its qualifying rounds on G4. But clearly its audience has become more and more sizable so this year NBC will be covering it during primetime as well. Just be careful, all you acrobatic monkey-men!

SEASON 12 FINALE, 9pm, NBC
Celebrity Apprentice
It's down to Arsenio Hall and Clay Aiken in Donald Trump's latest obstacle course of broken dreams. Tune in for tonight's 2-hour live finale to find out which sometime celebrity will take home the top prize! Or, you know, give away the top prize to charity. Either way, bet on Lily Sparks' recap being as killer as always.

9pm, HBO
Game of Thrones
In "The Prince of Winterfell" we'll find out just which two children Theon had burned alive. Meanwhile Jaqen suddenly doesn't appreciate how Arya chooses to honor their debt, Robb is betrayed, and Tyrion comes to an agreement with Varys. (Ugh, I can't believe this season is so close to over.)

ORIGINAL MOVIE, 9pm, CBS
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt
Tom Selleck returns tonight as the titular hero, and he'll investigate a mob-related double homicide all while trying to get his old job back. One thing at a time, Jesse Stone.

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
Billboard Music Awards, AWARDS SPECIAL, 8 p.m., ABC
Kiss at Pine Lake, ORIGINAL MOVIE, 8 p.m., Hallmark
Mob Wives, 8 p.m., VH1
Adventure Time, 8:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Army Wives, 9 p.m., Lifetime
Family Guy, SEASON 10 FINALE, 9 p.m., Fox
Food Network Star, 9 p.m., Food Network
Keeping Up With the Kardashians, SEASON 7 PREMIERE, 9 p.m., E!
MythBusters, 9 p.m., Discovery
Nurse Jackie, 9 p.m., Showtime
Oprah's Next Chapter: Carrie Underwood, 9 p.m., OWN
Sherlock, 9 p.m., PBS
Sister Wives, 9 p.m., TLC
The Killing, 9 p.m., AMC
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, SEASON 1 FINALE, 9 p.m., TV Guide Channel
The Big C, 9:30 p.m., Showtime
Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC
Mrs. Eastwood & Company, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., E!
The Borgias, 10 p.m., Showtime
The Client List, 10 p.m., Lifetime
The Real Housewives of New Jersey, 10 p.m., Bravo
Veep, 10 p.m., HBO
Girls, 10:30 p.m., HBO
Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace, ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 11 p.m., Comedy Central
The Pitch, 11 p.m., AMC
Loiter Squad, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network
Metalocalypse, 12:15 a.m., Cartoon Network
The Eric Andre Show, 12:30 a.m., Cartoon Network



What are you watching this weekend?

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The Killing, Game of Thrones, Family Guy, Veep & Mythbusters
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GOT, Bob's Burgers, MM, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, and Girls.
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Nikita, Grimm, Supernatural & The Killing
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how can you not include sherlock on one of the things to watch tonight? I won't give it away, but it's easily the best of the series. Everyone should be watching it instead of game of Thrones (which they can catch on demand anyway)
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Grimm, Common Law ( my laTESt guilty pleasure :))

maybe check out the new Tron
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After watching the SPN finale, I'm completely expecting Tim to rip the ep to shreds.
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Beefsquatch!
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GRIMM!!!
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Supernatural, The Simpsons, Game of Thrones and Sherlock
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Nikita, Grimm, supernatural and Sunday Games of thrones
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Friday: Supernatural, Common Law, Magic City

Saturday: Victorious

Sunday: Billboard Awards, Girls
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Grimm, Grimm and once again Grimm! Yes, I watch these episodes three times in a row... I love them that much...
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Supernatural Finale and Family Guy
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Friday: Nikita, Grimm, Common Law, and Magic City

Saturday: Nothing

Sunday: Game of Thrones
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Friday:Nothing



Saturday:Victorious



Sunday:Simpsons,AFV,Cleveland Show,Adventure Time,and Family Guy
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Supernatural, Nikita, NBA, Game of Thrones
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Friday: Fairly Legal, Common Law, Tron Uprising (thanks for the heads up), Craig Ferguson in Scotland.



Saturday: CARTOONS! Why do you not recognize that Saturday is for cartoons? Young Justice, Thundercats, Transformers Prime, SNL with Mick Jagger (he is not a good actor).



Sunday: Fox animation, Mythbusters, Metalocalypse.
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Yes, I'm pretty excited to spend my Friday night sitting in my apartment alone with a beer watching the Grimm season finale.
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Grimm and Supernatural on Friday. I've been saving up Who Do You Think You Are to watch during the summer. Somehow it just seems more like a summer show.
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Friday: Nikita, Supernatural, Fairly Legal, Common Law, Magic City and Craig Ferguson.



Saturday: Stag Night = lots of beer.



Sunday: Bob's Burgers, Games of Thrones, The Cleveland Show and Family Guy.
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I miss Fringe...
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Grimm, Supernatural

The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Game of Thrones, The Cleveland Show, Adventure Time, Family Guy, Nurse Jackie
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FRIN... oh wait, dang it :)

Guess it's time to watch the DVD's again (for the millionth time)
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Nikita, Tron: Uprising, The Killing, The Big C, Girls, Game of Thrones, Mad Men
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Friday : Nikita and Supernatural



Sunday : Game of Thrones, The Killing and Metalocalypse
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Friday: Grimm, Nikita, Fairly Legal and Common Law



Saturday: Nothing



Sunday: Nothing
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Now that Fringe's season is over, the only thing I'm going to watch this weekend is the season finale of The Simpsons.
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Fri: Grimm

Sat: SNL

Sun:The Killing
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In the following order:



Fri: Common Law, TRON: Uprising, Grimm



Sat: American Warships (this is from The Asylum), The Firm, Serial Killer Earth, Green Lantern, ThunderCats, Young Justice



Sun: Veep, Girls, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Game of Thrones
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Friday: Nikita, Grimm.

Saturday: Nothing.

Sunday: Game of Thrones, The Killing, The Big C, Girls.
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Just SPN. It's season finale time, so you know what that means: Bust out the Kansas!



Too bad I have no OUaT this sunday. :(
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friday: magic city, sunday: game of thrones and mad men..thas all!
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Just The Killing on Sunday.
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Friday: Supernatural and Grimm. Saturday: nothing. Sunday: Game of Thrones, Bob's Burgers. (Borgias is being saved until caught up)
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Friday: Grimm, Common Law, reruns... Saturday: maybe The Firm, reruns... Sunday: Harry's Law, Sherlock...
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I'll be watching episodes on the good old BBC. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand thats about it. Cos studying wont do itself :'(
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Oh, and Price I almost forgot, this is the first weekend of a LONG stretch without the photo recaps. Hopefully the Veronica Mars ones will be along soon?
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Season Finales...best time of the year. Well, unless you count the waiting for the next season to begin of course.
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Really? I kind of consider it the worst time of the year what with all the shows going away. Or did I miss your sarcasm or something?
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I kind of view it as both. On one hand, you get to see the conclusion to the seasons you've been watching all year. See the storylines of those seasons, if it has continuing stories, get at least some form of resolution (even if they do leave you on a cliffhanger). And for a lot of shows, the season finale episodes are among the best (though there are shows which treat it like just another episode). On the other hand, obviously you're going to have to wait a few months for the shows to come back, if they come back at all, which really stinks. At least with me, I've been watching a lot of shows on DVD and streaming through Netflix, so this time of year will give me more time to catch up with some of those, which will ease the pain that I usually feel at this time of year.
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First Friday without Fringe ... That's fine. I'll just catch up on some other shows. Maybe draw some Mantis fan art. It's no big deal. I'm good. Really. I'm totally and completely fine. Totally ...
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Nikita! You'll have something to look forward to on Fridays again once Fringe is gone. :D
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Well, it could be worse. At least you have another season to look forward to. :D
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Hang in there
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Fri: Supernatural and Grimm.

Sat: Young Justice, SNL and Graham Norton.

Sun: AFV, Game of Thrones, Fox animation and The Penguins of Madagascar.
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