This Week on TV – 5/16/10-5/22/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! What started off last week as a slow trickle of season finales, has turned into a rush of them this week, as we lose over 30 shows to their season finales! Gah!

Don’t miss Survivor on Sunday, Castle on Monday, or the MUCH anticipated Bones on Thursday, as well as many others. What are YOU most looking forward to this week? Tweet me @tvismypacifier or comment below to let us know! (Click the pic beside here to see a great picture of the Castle cast!) Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday is a big night for finales. First up, it’s the 2-hour season finale of Survivor on CBS at 8/7c, followed by the 1-hour reunion show special. Any predictions on who will claim the title of Sole Survivor this time around?!

On ABC, it’s the finale of America’s Funniest Home Videos at 7/6c, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at 8/7c, Desperate Housewives at 9/8c, and finally Brothers & Sisters at 10:01/9:01c.

On FOX, it’s the season finale of American Dad at 9:30/8:30c.

Tonight is also the 2-hour The 2010 Miss USA Pageant special on NBC at 7/6c.

Finally, tonight is the finale, part 10 of 10, of The Pacific on HBO at 9/8c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*American Dad (#DAD-512) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2024) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *Season Finale*Brothers & Sisters (#424) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Finale*Desperate Housewives (#623) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (#724) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Survivor (#2014-120) – CBS @ 8/7c & 10/9c (2-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour Reunion Show)
  • *Special*The 2010 Miss USA Pageant – NBC @ 7/6c (2-Hour Special)
  • *Special*The Pacific (#110) – HBO @ 9/8c (Part 10 of 10)
  • *New*America The Story of Us (#107/108) – History Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Army Wives (#406) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Basketball Wives (#106-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business (#106-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Breaking Bad (#309) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chefs vs City (#205) – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-717) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Kendra (#209) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Pretty Wild (#108) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*River Monsters (#205) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snapped (#721) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Apprentice (#910-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-119) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2114) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tudors (#406) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*‘Til Death (#TIL-421) – FOX @ 7/6c
  • *New*Treme (#106) – HBO @ 10:10/9:10c
  • *New*What Chilli Wants (#106-30) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c


Monday

Monday is the season finales of several shows. First up on the CW are the finales of One Tree Hill at 8/7c, followed by Gossip Girl at 9/8c.

It’s also the season finales of House on FOX at 8/7c, and Castle on ABC at 10/9c.

Matthew Fox (Lost, Party of Five) & Michael Lynche (American Idol) are two of the guests on the Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Bill Cosby & Ricky Gervais (The Office, The Ricky Gervais Show) are two of the guests on the Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Randy Jackson (American Idol), David Boreanaz (Bones) and the final 3 Survivor contestants are some of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Castle (#224) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Gossip Girl (#322) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*House (#HOU-622) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*One Tree Hill (#722) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*10 Things I Hate About You (#208) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*24 (#TWF-822) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Best Food Ever (#103) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (#504-60) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Chuck (#317) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*CSI: Miami (#823) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1009-90) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*How I Met Your Mother (#523) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order (#2021/2022) – NBC @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Little People, Big World (#633/634) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (200th Episode – 2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#209) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Romantically Challenged (#104) – ABC @ 9:32/8:32c
  • *New*Rules of Engagement (#412) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory (#322) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#203) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The United States of Tara (#209) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#507) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tough Love: Couples (#106-60 & 107-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Two and a Half Men (#721) – CBS @ 9/8c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 90210 on the CW at 8/7c and the finale of V on ABC at 10:02/9:02c.

Matthew Fox (Lost, Party of Five) & Jane Lynch (Glee, Party Down) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*90210 (#222) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*V – ABC @ 10:02/9:02c
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#417-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*9 By Design (#106) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-937) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ashes to Ashes (#202) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1009A-60) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#606) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deadliest Warrior (#205) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-119) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Justified (#110) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Law & Order: CI (#908) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lost (#616) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Marriage Under Construction (#HMUC-310H) – HGTV @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*NCIS (#723) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#123) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Parenthood (#112) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#918-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The City (#204-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Good Wife (#122) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Hills (#604-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c


Wednesday

Wednesday is the season finale of another 4 shows. First up, on ABC, it’s the finales of comedies The Middle at 8:30/7:30c, Modern Family at 9/8c and Cougar Town at 9:30/8:30c. Then on NBC, it’s the season finale of Law & Order: SVU at 10/9c.

Tonight is the series premiere of The Good Guys on FOX at 8/7c. The series by Matt Nix (creator of Burn Notice) is an action-packed and comedic look at what happens when a washed-up, old-school cop (Bradley Whitford, The West Wing) and a by-the-book, modern-day detective (Colin Hanks, Mad Men) try to expose the big picture of small crime. It also stars Diana-Maria Riva and Jenny Wade (Reaper). Check out our review of the pilot HERE.

There are 2 specials on tonight. There is a 1-hour America’s Next Top Model special on the CW, and a 1-hour I Get That A Lot special on CBS, both at 8/7c.

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Cougar Town (#124) – ABC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: SVU (#1124) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Modern Family – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Middle – ABC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*The Good Guys – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Special*America’s Next Top Model – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Special*I Get That A Lot (#103) – CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*American Idol (#ID2-937A) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Criminal Minds (#522) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*CSI: NY (#621) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*How’d You Get So Rich? (#203) – TV Land @ 10/9c
  • *New*In Plain Sight (#308) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#808) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#1907-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1108) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef Masters (#207) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tough As Nails (#HTANS-108H) – HGTV @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#158/632 & 159/633) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Weird or What? (#105) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Worst-Case Scenario (#105/106) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday

Thursday is packed FULL of season finales! Check it out! On ABC, it’s the 2-hour season finale of Grey’s Anatomy at 8/7c. On CBS, it’s the finales of CSI at 9/8c & The Mentalist at 10/9c. On
FOX, it’s the HUGELY anticipated season finale Bones at 8/7c & Fringe at 9/8c.

Finally, NBC is a night of finales, as well, starting with Community at 8/7c, Parks and Recreation at 8:30/7:30c, The Office at 9/8c, 30 Rock at 9:30/8:30c & The Marriage Ref at 10/9c

Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) is one of the guests on the Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Will Forte (30 Rock, The Cleveland Show, Sit Down Shut Up) & Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Josh Holloway (Lost) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*30 Rock (#422) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Bones (#BON-522) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Community – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*CSI (#1023) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Fringe (#FR-222) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Grey’s Anatomy (#623/624) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Parks and Recreation (#224) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Marriage Ref (#111) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Mentalist (#223) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Office (#626) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flash Forward (#121) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Heavy Haulers (#103) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Machines! (#113) – Science Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Dudesons In America (#103-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Imploders (#104) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New York City (#312) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Ultimate Parkour Challenge (#103-60) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#220) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Weird, True & Freaky (#224/225) – Animal Planet @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)


Friday

Friday is another night full of season finales. Ending their season is all of the CBS lineup, Ghost Whisperer at 8/7c, Medium at 9/8c and Miami Medical at 10/9c. Also on network TV is the finale of Kitchen Nightmares on FOX at 9/8c.

Then on cable, it’s the finales of The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO at 9/8c & Private Chefs of Beverly Hills at 10/9c.

Brooks & Dunn perform with Reba McEntire on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c. I know, not actors, but I love them both, so I wanted to share!

Kiefer Sutherland & Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) and Adam Lambert (American Idol) are some of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Jorge Garcia (Lost) and Donald Trump (The Apprentice) are two of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives) and Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse (producers for Lost) are some of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Ghost Whisperer (#522) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Kitchen Nightmares (#KN-208) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Medium (#622) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Miami Medical (#108) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*Private Chefs of Beverly Hills – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*The Ricky Gervais Show (#113) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Construction Intervention (#106) – Discovery Channel @ 7/6c
  • *New*Danger Coast (#107) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Friday Night Alright (#120-30) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (#1816) – BBC America @ 10:20/9:20c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#403) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gator 911 (#107) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gavin & Stacey (#302) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gravity (#105) – Starz @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Late Show with David Letterman – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Merlin (#208) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*Not Going Out (#302) – BBC America @ 9:40/8:40c
  • *New*Party Down (#205) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#813) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress (#508) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Stargate Universe (#118) – Syfy @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Wife Swap (#607) – ABC @ 8/7c


Saturday

Saturday is the season finale (most likely series finale) of Legend of the Seeker. It’s syndicated, so check your local listing for the network & time in your area.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Legend of the Seeker (#221 – Syndicated So Check Local Listings For Network & Time)
  • *New*Doctor Who (#506) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*It’s Me or the Dog (#423-60) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#706) – BBC America @ 10/9c

That’s it! Hope you all have a great week!

— Jenny

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One Response to This Week on TV – 5/16/10-5/22/10

  1. Samantha says:

    so many good shows ending 🙁