This Week on TV – 5/15/11-5/21/11

Welcome to a new week of TV! We’re getting to the end of May sweeps, which means TONS of great finales! Check them out below!

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Sunday

Sunday features 1 season premiere & 4 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is a 1-hour special at 7/6c, followed by the season premiere at 8/7c of Jerseyliciuos on Style Network.
 
There are four season finales tonight. First up, at 8/7c, it’s the finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC, and the 2-hour finale of Survivor (followed by the 1-hour Reunion show at 10/9c!). Then at 9/8c, it’s the 2-hour finale of Desperate Housewives on ABC. Finally, at 9:30/8:30c, it’s the finale of The Cleveland Show on FOX.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Desperate Housewives (#722/723) – ABC @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (#822) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Survivor (#2214-120) – CBS @ 8/7c & 10/9c (2-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour ‘Reunion’ Special)
  • *Season Finale*The Cleveland Show (#CLE-222) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Jerseylicious (#301) – Style Network @ 7/6c & 8/7c (1-Hour Special & Season Premiere)
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2123) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*American Dad (#DAD-606) – FOX @ 7:30/6:30c
  • *New*Army Wives (#510) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Audrina (#105-30) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *New*Bert the Conqueror (#208-30) – Travel Channel @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-113) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Breakout Kings (#???) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Coal (#106) – Spike TV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Coming Home (#110) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-819) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Game of Thrones (#05/105) – HBO @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hogs Gone Wild (#107) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*In Plain Sight (#403) – USA @ 10/9c
  • *New*Inspector America (#105) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Iron Chef America – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Khloe & Lamar (#106) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Law & Order: CI (#1003) – USA @ 9/8c
  • *New*Minute to Win It – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mob Wives (#105-60) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (#905) – Animal Planet @ 7/6c
  • *New*River Monsters (#308) – Animal Planet @ 10/9c
  • *New*Saddle Ranch (#105-30) – VH1 @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Sister Wives (#209) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Strange Sex (#209-30) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Borgias (#108) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Celebrity Apprentice (#1111-120) – NBC @ 9/8c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Dance Scene (#106) – E! @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The Killing (#108) – AMC @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Orange County (#611) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2214) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Treme (#14/204) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#433) – Bravo @ 11/10c

Monday

Monday features 2 season premieres, 1 series finale, & 8 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the 90-minute season premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo at 9/8c, and the season premiere of The Best Thing I Ever Ate on Food Network at 10:30/9:30c.
 
There are 8 season finales & 1 series finale tonight. First up, at 8/7c, it’s the finales of 90210 on the CW, Chuck on NBC, & How I Met Your Mother on CBS, followed by the series finale of Mad Love at 8:30/7:30c. Then at 9/8c, it’s the finale of Gossip Girl on the CW. At 9:30/8:30c, it’s the finale of Mike & Molly on CBS. Following that, it’s the finales of Hawaii Five-0 on CBS at 10/9c, & Castle on ABC at 10:01/9:01c. Finally, it’s the finale of Wedding Wars on VH1 at 11/10c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) & Andy Cohen (House, Huff) are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) & Ellie Kemper (The Office) are two of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Cee-Lo Green (The Voice), Howie Mandel, and the final 3 contestants from Survivor are some of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) 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*Mad Love – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*90210 (#322) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Castle (#324) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Finale*Chuck – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Gossip Girl (#422) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Hawaii Five-0 (#124) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*How I Met Your Mother – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Mike & Molly – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *Season Finale*Wedding Wars (#110-60) – VH1 @ 11/10c
  • *Season Premiere*The Best Thing I Ever Ate – Food Network @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*The Real Housewives of New Jersey (#301-90) – Bravo @ 9/8c (90-Minute Season Premiere)
  • *New*American Chopper: Senior vs Junior (#204) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Beverly Hills Fabulous (#110-30) – VH1 @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1209) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Fabulous Cakes (#209) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Have Cake Will Travel – Food Network @ 11/10c
  • *New*House (#HOU-722) – FOX @ 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: LA (#116) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too (#205) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Make It or Break It (#218) – ABC Family @ 9/8c
  • *New*Meat & Potatoes – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Nurse Jackie (#308) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Quints By Surprise (#203/204) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (#407-30) – MTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Sanctuary (#316) – Syfy @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Chicago Code (#CHI-112) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Event (#121) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Hard Times of RJ Berger (#209-30) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Secret Life of the American Teenager (#322) – ABC Family @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The United States of Tara (#308) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Vanished with Beth Holloway (#102) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*WWE Tough Enough (#507) – USA @ 8/7c

Tuesday

Tuesday features 1 series finale & 6 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

There are 7 season finales tonight. Well, 1 series finale & 6 season finales, unless FOX changes their mind. First up, at 8/7c, it’s the finales of NCIS on CBS & One Tree Hill on the CW. Then at 9/8c, it’s the finales of Hellcats on the CW, NCIS: LA on CBS, and at 9:01/8:01c, it’s the finale of Raising Hope. Then at 10/9c, it’s the finale of The Good Wife on CBS. Finally, at 9:30/8:30c, on a special night, it’s the series finale of Breaking In on FOX. I’m crossing my fingers they reconsider and renew this one, making it a season finale, instead!
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Norm MacDonald is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly, Samantha Who?, Gilmore Girls) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) & Jordana Brewster (Chuck) are two of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Chris Colfer (Glee) is one of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Randy Jackson (American Idol, Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, Caprica, Reno 911!, The King of Queens) and Betty White are two of the guests on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, on CBS at 1:37AM/12:37AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Breaking In (#BIN-107) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c (Probable Series Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Hellcats (#122) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*NCIS (#824) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*NCIS: LA (#224) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*One Tree Hill (#822) – CW @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Raising Hope (#HOP-121) – FOX @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *Season Finale*The Good Wife (#223) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*16 & Pregnant (#305-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Body of Proof (#109) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*Chopped – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Dancing with the Stars (#1209A) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Deadliest Catch (#706) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Glee (#GLE-221) – FOX @ 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*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy (#115) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pregnant in Heels (#107) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Biggest Loser (#1120-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *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
  • *New*The Voice (#104-60) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*tosh.0 (#311) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c

Wednesday

Wednesday features 3 season finales. To read more about it, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

There are 3 season finales tonight. First up, at 9/8c, it’s the finale of both America’s Next Top Model on the CW and Criminal Minds on CBS. Then at 10/9c, it’s the finale of Law & Order: SVU on NBC.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Bradley Cooper (Kitchen Confidential, Alias) is one of the guests on Conan, on TBS at 11/10c.
 
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, Boston Legal, Ed) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Ed Helms (The Office) is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) & Will Ferrell are two of the guests on Lopez Tonight, on TBS at 12AM/11PMc.
 
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Topher Grace (That 70s Show) is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*America’s Next Top Model (#1612) – CW @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Criminal Minds (#624) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Law & Order: SVU (#1224) – NBC @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID-1034) – FOX @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Cougar Town (#220) – ABC @ 9:31/8:31c
  • *New*Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (#112) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Extreme Couponing (#108) – TLC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Happy Endings (#111/112) – ABC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *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*Lopez Tonight – TBS @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Minute to Win It – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Modern Family – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Mythbusters (#919) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Pawn Queens (#107/108) – TLC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*South Park (#1504) – Comedy Central @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Electric Barbarellas (#103-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Middle – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Real World (#2511-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Ultimate Fighter (#1308) – Spike TV @ 9/8c
  • *New*Top Chef Masters (#307) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tori & Dean: Storibook Weddings (#107) – Oxygen @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (#187/715 & 188/716) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Workaholics (#105) – Comedy Central @ 10:30/9:30c

Thursday

Thursday features 8 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

There are 8 season finales tonight. First up, at 8/7c, it’s the finale of The Big Bang Theory on CBS. Then at 8:30/7:30c, it’s the finale of Rules of Engagement on CBS. Then, at 9/8c, it’s the finales of Bones on FOX, Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, The Mentalist on CBS, and a 1-hour finale of The Office on NBC. There is a new episode of Parks and Recreation at 10/9c, followed by the season finale at 10:30/9:30c. Finally, it’s the finale of Private Practice on ABC at 10:01/9:01c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Tony Shalhoub (Monk) 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*Bones (#BON-623) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Grey’s Anatomy (#722) – ABC @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*Parks and Recreation (#315/316) – NBC @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Private Practice (#422) – ABC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Season Finale*Rules of Engagement (#524) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Season Finale*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*The Mentalist – CBS @ 9/8c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Office (#725/726) – NBC @ 9/8c (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *New*24 Hour Restaurant Battle – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*American Idol (#ID2-1034A) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gigolos (#107) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *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*Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force (#56/318 & 58/320) – A&E @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Mounted in Alaska (#111) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Police Women (#606) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew (#607-60) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*Secret Diary of a Call Girl (#407) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Son of a Gun (#104-30) – MTV @ 11/10c
  • *New*Swamp People (#208) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Swords: Life on the Line (#302) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The First 48 (#193/1126) – 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 (#407) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Watch What Happens: Live (#434) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wipeout (#415) – ABC @ 8/7c (Spring Finale)

Friday

Friday features 3 season finales. To read more about each of those, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

Click here for finale information

There are 3 season finales tonight. At 8/7c, it’s the season finale of Kitchen Nightmares on FOX. It’s also new episodes of Supernatural on the CW and Killer Outbreaks on Animal Planet, both followed by the season finales at 9/8c.
 

Click here for “late night” guests schedules

Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) is one of the guests on Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Kirstie Alley is one of the guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, on NBC at 11:35/10:35c.
 
Jim Belushi (The Defenders, According to Jim) is one of the guests on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on NBC at 12:37AM/11:37PMc.
 
Khloe Kardashian Odom is one of the guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on ABC at 1:36AM/12:36AMc.
 
Carrie Fisher (Family Guy) 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*Killer Outbreaks (#105/106) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Kitchen Nightmares (#KN-311) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Supernatural (#621/622) – CW @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *New*American Restoration (#113) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Camelot (#108) – Starz @ 10/9c
  • *New*CMT’s Next Superstar (#107) – CMT @ 9/8c
  • *New*Dual Survival (#205) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Flashpoint (#F310) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Four Weddings (#309) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Friday Night Lights (#506) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *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*Real Time with Bill Maher (#917) – HBO @ 10/9c
  • *New*Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss (#206) – TLC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson – CBS @ 1:37AM/12:37AMc
  • *New*The Soup – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Singing Bee (#405-60) – CMT @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – NBC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Urban Legends (#305) – Syfy @ 10/9c

Saturday

Saturday is the series finale of Running Wilde on FX at 11/10c. It’s also the series finale of Chase on NBC at 8/7c. (Well, I believe it’s technically the SEASON finale, but it is going to be canceled, so…)

Tonight is also the season finale of It’s Me or the Dog on Animal Planet at 8/7c, and the season finale of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c. Tonight’s host is Justin Timberlake, with musical guest Lady Gaga.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Chase – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *Series Finale*Running Wilde (#WLD-113) – FX @ 11/10c
  • *Season Finale*It’s Me or the Dog (#312) – Animal Planet @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Saturday Night Live (#3622) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Doctor Who (#605) – BBC America @ 9/8c
  • *New*How Do I Look? (#1207) – Style Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Parking Wars (#71/512) – A&E @ 10/9c
  • *New*Spouse vs. House (#103) – TLC @ 1/12c
  • *New*The Graham Norton Show (#905) – BBC America @ 10/9c

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

— Jenny

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2 Responses to This Week on TV – 5/15/11-5/21/11

  1. Linda Dixon says:

    My DVR says that Supernatural is taping on Sunday night the 22nd instead of Friday the 19th. I’m in Canada but taping on WGN which is out of Chicago – I guess I’ll just keep an eye out for it later in the week!

  2. Jenny says:

    Hmm, may be something with you in Canada, then. Here, though, both episodes air Friday night, the 20th. 🙂