What to watch on Monday, May 20...
SERIES PREMIERE, 8:30pm, Fox
The Goodwin Games
Three estranged siblings (Scott Foley, Becki Newton, and T.J. Miller) are in line to inherit their late father’s multimillion-dollar estate—but only if they can complete a series of challenges and stunts designed to reunite them. Now really, show, what kind of person delights in running people through unnecessarily elaborate gimmicks and puzzles and... oh, you’re created by How I Met Your Mother maestros Carter Bays and Craig Thomas? Got it.
SEASON 7 FINALE, 8:30pm, CBS
Rules of Engagement
Jennifer and Adam get hitched, Brenda goes into labor, and Russell and Timmy try to mend fences in “100,” the series’ 100th episode. Should I call this the series finale, since CBS opted not to renew the show? If you want, you can go ahead and believe Rules of Engagement won’t be coming back at some point next year. They said the same thing about Michael Myers and Jason Voorhies too. But hey, whatever helps you sleep at night.
In “Brothers in Arms,” Nolan hunts a dangerous Castithan crook and welcomes an old war buddy to town in a pair of developments that could in no way be intertwined. Nope. No one in cahoots here. Move right along, please.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 9:30pm, CBS
Mike & Molly
After Mike’s mom spurns his boss, Mike and Carl are assigned to RenFaire duty in “Windy City.” As if all the prithee-ing and fare-thee-anon-ing all hither and yon weren’t annoying enough to deal with, along comes a tornado to hamper Mike and Molly’s attempts to break crucial news to one another.
SEASON 3 FINALE, 10pm, CBS
Falsely accused of murder, Kono goes on the lam in “Aloha. Malama Pono.” (And, for the record, aloha to Monday nights for this show... and aloha! to Friday nights next season.) Meanwhile, the squad helps the CIA track down a murderer who actually did commit the murder he’s accused of committing, and McGarrett pays a visit to Wo Fat in the hoosegow.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 10pm, Sundance
Anger within the town bubbles over in “Jacob’s Ladder,” and if The Simpsons has taught us anything, it’s that a town rallying to form an enraged mob leads to high comedy—and occasionally, a musical number. Foulkes will probably sing an entire solo verse about his efforts to sway the DA into retrying Daniel’s case.
SERIES PREMIERE, 10pm, ABC
Detective Angie Flynn is on the trail of Vancouver’s seediest homicides in this new crime drama, which presents the case-of-the-week’s killer and victim at the outset of each installment. (Royalty checks can be made out to a Mr. L. Columbo.) “Creeping Tom” kicks off the series with the murder of a popular high school teacher played by Joey McIntyre, so let’s all think up a New Kids on the Block joke to ourselves, smile, and then immediately forget it entirely.
“Clue” finds Miles wondering how so many people close to him keep getting bumped off, and if the answer doesn’t have something to do with all the lead pipes and candlesticks scattered all over the place I am officially calling shenanigans on that title. Elsewhere, Monroe learns about Rachel’s trek to the Tower, Nora has a very bad day, and like half a dozen characters try to escape the Plains Nation.
The Magician’s Alliance can’t be pleased to hear about the string of murders plaguing Las Vegas’s prestidigitation scene, which Pete and Myka investigate in “The Sky’s the Limit.” In artifact-hunting business, Claudia and Jinks search for a doodad used to fix horse races.
SERIES FINALE, 10pm, Showtime
The Big C: Hereafter
Cathy’s estranged father drops by in “The Finale,” while Adam shocks everyone by bringing one of Cathy’s wishes to fruition. Elsewhere, Sean has second thoughts about his kidney surgery, and Isaac Mizrahi hits Andrea with a life-changing opportunity.
– Ken Jeong, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and The Black Angels on Conan, 11pm, TBS
– Natalie Maines on Chelsea Lately, 11pm, E!
– Ellen Page on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11pm, Comedy Central
– Climate journalist David Sassoon on The Colbert Report, 11:30pm, Comedy Central
– Bradley Cooper, Heidi Klum, and The Dream & Kelly Rowland on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35pm, NBC
– Will Smith and the National on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35pm, CBS
– Ed Helms and Jewel on Jimmy Kimmel Live, 11:35pm, ABC
– Colin Farrell, Jaden Smith, Ahmir, and Celebrity Apprentice winner Trace Adkins on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:37am, NBC
– Heather Graham and David Benioff on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37am, CBS