This Week on TV – 5/11/08-5/17/08

Welcome to a new week of TV! TONS of season finales this week (at least 4 each night except Sunday, which just has Brothers & Sisters). Crazy! This week is the Up-Fronts, where we’ll learn the fates of all our favorites and learn what is coming up new next season! So keep checking back for updates here! Let’s see what is on tv this week now, though! Jump with me to see this week’s schedule!

Sunday


Sunday has 2 big season finales. First up is the 2-hour season finale of Survivor on CBS at 8/7c, followed by the 1-hour Reunion Show at 10/9c, where we actually find out who wins. An all-female final 4. Amazing. The men just came off as incredibly stupid this season. Geez. lol

Also tonight is the season finale of Brothers & Sisters on ABC at 10:02/9:02c. So many people I know watch and love this show and I’ve just never gotten into it.. Wonder if I should try and catch up once the DVDs come out…

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Brothers & Sisters – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *Special*America’s Favorite Mom – NBC @ 7/6c (1-Hour Special)
  • *Special*Day Break – TV One @ 10/9c (Previously Unaired Episode)
  • *New*Aliens in America – CW @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*American Dad – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Celebracadabra – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Desperate Housewives – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Everybody Hates Chris – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane – Style @ 8/7c
  • *New*King of the Hill – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Survivor – CBS @ 8/7c (3-Hour Season Finale & Reunion Special)
  • *New*The Game – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Simpsons – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tudors – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*This American Life – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Viva Hollywood! – VH1 @ 10/9c


Monday


Monday is the season finale for some fan favorites. On ABC, we have Samantha Who? at 9:32/8:32c followed by The Bachelor at 10:02/9:02c. Also tonight is Medium on NBC and The Hills on MTV, both at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the return of one of my son’s favorites, American Gladiators, with its 2-hour season premiere on NBC at 8/7c. Last season’s winners, Monica and Evan return as new Gladiators, Jet (Monica) and Rocket (Evan, which is a great name considering how blazing FAST he is!).

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Medium – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Samantha Who? – ABC @ 9:32/8:32c
  • *Season Finale*The Bachelor – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *Season Finale*The Hills – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*American Gladiators – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *Special*Little People Big World – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 “Lost” Episodes? heh)
  • *Special*Sex: The Revolution – VH1 @ 10/9c (1st of 4-Part 1-Hour Specials)
  • *New*Bones – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Celebrity Expose – My Network TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*CSI: Miami – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars – ABC @ 8/7c (92-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Dirty Jobs – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flavor of Love – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gossip Girl – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Greek – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*House – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Jon & Kate Plus 8 – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*One Tree Hill – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Paradise Hotel – My Network TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Rules of Engagement – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Paper – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Two and a Half Men – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Verminators – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wildfire – ABC Family @ 9/8c


Tuesday


Tuesday is the season finale of a bunch more shows, including Beauty and the Geek on the CW at 8/7c, Last Restaurant Standing on BBC America at 9/8c, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC & The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen, both at 10/9c and Women’s Murder Club on ABC at 10:02/9:02c (although this is looking to most likely be the series finale of that show, not season finale). Whew! That’s a lot of finales!!

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Beauty and the Geek – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Last Restaurant Standing – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Bad Girls Club – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Women’s Murder Club – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c (Most Likely Series Finale)
  • *Special*Sex: The Revolution – VH1 @ 10/9c (2nd of 4-Part 1-Hour Specials)
  • *New*A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*According to Jim – ABC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deion & Pilar: Prime Time Love – Oxygen @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Dancing With the Stars – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gene Simmons’ Family Jewels – A&E @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Hell’s Kitchen – FOX @ 9:02/8:02c
  • *New*Jail – My Network TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Most Outrageous Moments – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Reaper – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Shark – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Street Patrol – My Network TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Alaska Experiment – Discovery @ 10/9c
  • *New*Work Out – Bravo @ 10/9c


Wednesday


Wednesday is following in Monday & Tuesdays footsteps and has 4 season finales, including America’s Next Top Model on the CW at 8/7c, Back to You on FOX at 8:30/7:30c, MI-5 on BBC America at 9/8c and The Big 4-0 on TV Land at 10/9c.

Tonight is also the series premiere of Chopper Challenge on CMT at 8:30/7:30c. The series is an hour-long but starts on the half at at 8:30/7:30c. Very odd. The Chopper Challenge television series, is a celebration of the master craftsman who creates the most sought after, very best in two-wheeled, rolling mechanical art. The series challenges 9 celebrity master bike builders to create a sponsor-inspired, fully handcrafted, custom logo-branded motorcycle in 30 days, with cameras following each and every move. The series combines the allure of the art of custom motorcycle crafting, the intensity of competition, and the unpredictability and impulsiveness of reality.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Back to You – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*MI-5 – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Big 4-0 – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Chopper Challenge – CMT @ 8:30/7:30c (1-Hour Series Premiere)
  • *Special*Sex: The Revolution – VH1 @ 10/9c (3rd of 4-Part 1-Hour Specials)
  • *New*American Idol – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Boston Legal – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Criminal Minds – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI: NY – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deal or No Deal – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Farmer Wants a Wife – CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Law & Order – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Supernanny – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Real World – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*‘Til Death – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Top Chef – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Under One Roof – My Network TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Wife Swap – ABC @ 8/7c


Thursday


Thursday is the season finales of 9!! shows. At 8/7c, there is My Name Is Earl (1 hour!) on NBC & Smallvile on the CW. At 9/8c, there is The Office (also 1 hour!) on NBC, CSI on CBS, Don’t Forget the Lyrics! on FOX & Supernatural on the CW. At 10/9c, there is ER (10:01/9:01c actually) on NBC & Without a Trace on CBS. Finally, at 10:30/9:30c, there is Lil’ Bush: President of the United States on Comedy Central. Geez. Not a ton left, is there? lol

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*CSI – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Don’t Forget the Lyrics! – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*ER – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Finale*Lil’ Bush: President of the United States – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*My Name is Earl – NBC @ 8/7c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Smallville – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Office – NBC @ 9/8c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Supernatural – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Without a Trace – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Special*Sex: The Revolution – VH1 @ 10/9c (4th of 4-Part 1-Hour Specials)
  • *New*Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? – FOX @ 8/7c (Spring Finale)
  • *New*Crime 360 – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Greenovate – TLC @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Lost – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Miami Ink – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Step It Up & Dance – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Tougher in Alaska – History @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ugly Betty – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Wasted – TLC @ 7/6c


Friday


Friday is (sadly) the season finale of all 3 Friday shows on CBS. Ghost Whisperer at 8/7c, Moonlight at 9/8c and Numb3rs at 10/9c to cap off the night. It’s also the 2-hour season finale on a special night of America’s Funniest Home Videos on ABC at 8/7c.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you about CMT’s countrified (and probably funnier/less emotional?) version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Mobile Home Disaster at 9/8c. It takes deserving families and makes their dreams come true. Each week, the design team, which includes a contractor, designer and two carpenters, hits the road to turn one lucky family’s world upside down. Lead by comedic host, John Caparulo, the Mobile Home Disaster team surprises a family, sends them on a journey and in just four short days transforms their home into the crown jewel of the neighborhood. The family is the envy of their friends and family as everyone comes together for the big reveal of the family’s new home.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*America’s Funniest Home Videos – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Ghost Whisperer – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Moonlight – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Numb3rs – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Series Premiere*Mobile Home Disaster – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Battlestar Galactica – SciFi @ 10/9c
  • *New*Can You Duet? – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*Doctor Who – SciFi @ 9/8c
  • *New*Man vs. Wild – Discovery @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Sarah Jane Adventures – SciFi @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Not To Wear – TLC @ 9/8c

Have a great week everyone! Enjoy all the great new TV!

— Jenny
http://www.thetvaddict.com
http://www.spoilerfix.com

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One Response to This Week on TV – 5/11/08-5/17/08

  1. Steph Moreland says:

    I never really understood why people liked “Brothers & Sisters”, and then I started watching it, and was hooked almost immediately.