This Week on TV – 5/23/10-5/29/10

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s a much slower week, but there’s still a LOT of exciting stuff on, starting with the series finale of Lost on Sunday, the season finales of Chuck on Monday and American Idol on Wednesday and the season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX on Thursday.

So check it out and let us know what you are looking forward to this week! Jump with me to view this week’s schedule.

Sunday

Sunday has quite a few finales. The major news, of course, is a 2-hour ‘The Final Journey’ special at 7/6c, followed by the 150-minute series finale at 9/8c for Lost on ABC. Will fans get all the answers they are looking for?

If you are a Lost fan, don’t miss a 1-hour ‘Aloha to Lost’ special of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC at 12:05AM/11:05PMc. This is Sunday night/Monday morning…

Also tonight are the season finales of 5 shows. On FOX, it’s the season finales of The Simpsons at 8/7c, The Cleveland Show at 8:30/7:30c, and the 1-hour finale of Family Guy at 9/8c.

It’s also the 2-hour season finale of The Apprentice on NBC at 9/8c, and the finale of Pretty Wild on E! at 10:30/9:30c.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Lost (#616.5 / 617/618-150) – ABC @ 7/6c & 9/8c (2-Hour Special & 150-Minute Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Family Guy (#FG-621/622) – FOX @ 9/8c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Pretty Wild (#109) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Apprentice (#911-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-120) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Simpsons (#SI-2115) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Special*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 12:05AM/11:05PMc (Sunday Night/Monday Morning)
  • *New*America The Story of Us (#109/110) – History Channel @ 9/8c & 10/9c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Army Wives (#407) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Basketball Wives (#107-30) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *New*Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business (#107-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Breaking Bad (#310) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Kendra (#210) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Minute To Win It (#112) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*River Monsters (#206) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snapped (#722) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tudors (#407) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*‘Til Death (#TIL-422) – FOX @ 7/6c
  • *New*Treme (#107) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*What Chilli Wants (#107-30) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c


Monday

Monday is the series finale of 3 shows. First up is the 2-hour series finale of 24 on FOX at 8/7c. Then at 8/7c, there’s a new episode of 10 Things I Hate About You, followed by the series finale at 8:30/7:30c. Also tonight is the series finale of Law & Order on NBC at 10/9c.

All of the Monday lineup on CBS is season finales tonight: How I Met Your Mother at 8/7c, Rules of Engagement at 8:30/7:30c, Two and a Half Men at 9/8c, The Big Bang Theory at 9:30/8:30c, and finally CSI: Miami at 10/9c.

There’s an exciting 2-hour season finale of Chuck on NBC at 8/7c.

Finally, tonight is the 2-hour season premiere of The Bachelorette on ABC at 9/8c. Then watch Ali as one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*10 Things I Hate About You (#209/210) – ABC Family @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes Including Series Finale)
  • *Series Finale*Law & Order (#2023) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *Series Finale*24 (#TWF-823/824) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Chuck (#318/319) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*CSI: Miami (#824) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*How I Met Your Mother (#524) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Rules of Engagement (#413) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Big Bang Theory (#323) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Two and a Half Men (#722) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*The Bachelorette (#601-120) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-hour Season Premiere)
  • *New*Best Food Ever (#104) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1010-60) – ABC @ 8/7c (1-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives – Food Network @ 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*Little People, Big World (#635/636) – TLC @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#210) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saving Grace (#404) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#204) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The United States of Tara (#210) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood (#508) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tough Love: Couples (#108-60) – VH1 @ 9/8c


Tuesday

Tuesday is the season finale of 5 shows. First up, at 8/7c, it’s the 2-hour finale of Dancing with the Stars on ABC, the 2-hour finale of The Biggest Loser on NBC and the finale of NCIS on CBS. Following that, at 9/8c, it’s the finale of NCIS: LA on CBS. Then at 10/9c, it’s the finale of The Good Wife, also on CBS.

Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) is one of the guests on Late Night with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.

Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

The winner of Dancing with the Stars is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Dancing with the Stars (#1009A-120) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*NCIS (#724) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*NCIS: LA (#124) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Biggest Loser (#919-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Good Wife (#123) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*19 Kids & Counting (#418-30) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*9 By Design (#107) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-938) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Ashes to Ashes (#203) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#607) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deadliest Warrior (#206) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-121) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Justified (#111) – 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 (#909) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Marriage Under Construction (#HMUC-311H) – HGTV @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Parenthood (#113) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The City (#205-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Hills (#605-30) – 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 127-minute season finale of American Idol on FOX at 8/7c. Who do YOU want to win? Tweet me ( @tvismypacifier or leave a comment and let me know!

On CBS, it’s the season finales of Criminal Minds at 9/8c, followed by the season finale of CSI: NY at 10/9c.

Kathy Griffin (Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance host) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*American Idol (#ID2-938A) – FOX @ 8/7c (127-Minute Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Criminal Minds (#523) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*CSI: NY (#623) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*How’d You Get So Rich? (#204) – TV Land @ 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*Peep Show (#402) – BBC America @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real World/Road Rules Challenge (#1908-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1109) – Spike TV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Top Chef Masters (#208) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tough As Nails (#HTANS-110H) – HGTV @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#160/634 & 161/635) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Worst-Case Scenario (#107/108) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)


Thursday

Thursday is the series finale of Flash Forward on ABC at 8/7c.

There are 3 series premieres tonight. First up is the premiere of 100 Questions on NBC at 8:30/7:30c. Charlotte Payne (Sophie Winkleman, Peep Show) is looking for love but she has yet to meet Mr. Right. When she joins an online dating site, Charlotte takes a 100-question compatibility test — and each one requires her to recount a humorous time in her life. Also starring are Michael Benjamin Washington (Mamma Mia), Smith Cho (Fired Up!), Collette Wolfe (17 Again), Christopher Moynihan and David Walton (Quarterlife).

Tonight is also the series premiere of Mall Cops: Mall of America on TLC at 10/9c, followed by a 2nd new episode at 10:30/9:30c. The series shares the story of the men and women who work the security team at Mall Of America, which welcomes more than 40 million visitors a year.

Finally, it’s the series premiere of The OCD Project on VH1 at 10/9c. The show challenges six severe OCD sufferers to face their fears in a bold move to better their lives by participating in twenty-one days of all-immersive therapy called Exposure and Response Prevention. World-renowned anxiety specialist Dr. David Tolin facilitates this proven treatment that encourages patients to face their worst fears in an attempt to stop the vicious cycle of the disease.

There are also 2 season premieres tonight. First is the 2-hour season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX at 8/7c. The other season premiere is Police Women of Memphis on TLC at 9/8c.

Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) & Matthew Morrison (Glee) are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Chris Harrison (The Bachelor/Bachelorette host) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.

Michael Sheen (The Twilight Saga movies) is one of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Flash Forward (#122) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Premiere*100 Questions (#101) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Mall Cops: Mall of America (#101/102) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *Series Premiere*The OCD Project (#101-60) – VH1 @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Police Women of Memphis (#301) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Premiere*So You Think You Can Dance (#DAN-701/702) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Premiere)
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 1:36AM/12:36AMc
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Dudesons In America (#104-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#157/1014) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of New York City (#313) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Ultimate Parkour Challenge (#104-60) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#221) – Bravo @ 11/10c


Friday

Friday is the return of Past Life on FOX at 8/7c.

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.

Ice Cube (Are We There Yet?) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.

Also on tonight:

  • *New*Construction Intervention (#107) – Discovery Channel @ 7/6c
  • *New*Danger Coast (#108) – CMT @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Friday Night Alright (#121-30) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *New*Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (#1817) – BBC America @ 10:20/9:20c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#404) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gator 911 (#108) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gavin & Stacey (#303) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*Gravity (#106) – Starz @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Not Going Out (#303) – BBC America @ 9:40/8:40c
  • *New*Party Down (#206) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Past Life (#PLF-103) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Real Time with Bill Maher (#814) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes To the Dress (#509) – TLC @ 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 (#609) – ABC @ 8/7c


Saturday

Saturday has absolutely nothing new on, so turn off the TV and go out and enjoy the evening!

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

— Jenny

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One Response to This Week on TV – 5/23/10-5/29/10

  1. Megan says:

    American Idol – I love Lee, however I’d be equally happy with either winning. It all comes down to the performances on Tuesday for me.
    On Saturday I will probably be burning through left over shows on my PVR that I haven’t had a chance to watch yet.

    I’m sad about the finale of 10 Things I Hate aboutg you. It’s actually quite a funny show.