What to watch on Thursday, May 31...
Ballet dancers! Nerdy children! Cops! Snooki! Pick your poison from tonight's very varied televised offerings:
SERIES PREMIERE, 8pm, CW
This new reality show follows several young dancers at the Salt Lake City Ballet Company. A real-life Black Swan it is not, but hey, it's better than Dogs in the City.
SPECIAL EVENT, 8pm, ESPN
The 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee
Adorably geeky tweens spell really hard words and make you feel dumb—what's not to like? Plus: Modern Family's Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy) and The Middle's Atticus Shaffer (Brick Heck) compete in a special Celebrity Bee.
SEASON 1 FINALE, 8pm, Fox
Okay, this is for real the last finale of the 2011-2012 TV season. In tonight's pair of back-to-back episodes, Martin and Abigail team up to get to the bottom of Aster Corp's ongoing interest in Jake. Plus connections! Lots of connections.
Can you still be a rookie if you're three seasons in? Anyway, in "Class Dismissed," Andy and Swarek set out to find a police car stolen by high-school students as an end-of-the-year prank, but stumble onto the trail of an armed teenager who robbed and assaulted a local criminal.
SERIES PREMIERE, 11pm, MTV
Snooki & JWoww
This new Jersey Shore spin-off chronicles what happens when one of the original gang's tallest and most rational members moves in with an engaged, pregnant Snooki. Something will certainly ensue.
12am, Cartoon Network
Tonight Eagleheart sets out to show you what it's really like to wear the badge of a U.S. Marshal with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Chris Monsanto's noble profession. Conan O'Brien guest-stars.
PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
Duets, 8 p.m., ABC
Mary Mary, SEASON 1 FINALE, 9 p.m., WE
On the Fly, 9 p.m., TLC
Selling LA, 9 p.m., HGTV
Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, 9:30 p.m., Bravo
7 Days of Sex, 10 p.m., Lifetime
Final Offer, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., Discovery
Kathy, 10 p.m., Bravo
L.A. Hair, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., WE
Men at Work, 10 p.m., TBS
Mountain Men, SERIES PREMIERE, 10 p.m., History
Punk'd, 10 p.m., MTV
Tattoo School, 10 p.m., TLC
The Pauly D Project, 10:30 p.m., MTV
Red Light Comedy, SERIES PREMIERE, 11 p.m., Showtime
The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet, 11 p.m., Lifetime
What are you watching tonight?