Tonight on Hawaii Five-O the Five-0 team joins forces with a NCIS. Tuesday night on NCIS the team investigates a fire on a Navy vessel. Wednesday night on Survivor castaways share personal moments with family members. Thursday night on Touch Martin helps bring a French woman and her mother and sister back together. Friday night on Blue Bloods Danny and Jackie look into the murder of a high-rolling investor. Saturday night Eli Manning hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night on Mad Men Peggy is forced to keep a secret.
US television highlights for the week of April 30, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly are all new.
Bones, The Family in the Feud. 8:00pm, Fox.
When a body is found in the woods, the team traces the corpse back to two families that have been fighting for 100 years; Brennan has difficulty accepting her father's offer to watch her baby due to his unpredictable presence in her own childhood.
Dancing with the Stars. 8:00pm, ABC.
The final seven couples are broken up into two teams, each having to perform either the Paso Doble or Tango set to classical music; with the field of competition dwindling, the couples look to learn moves that will propel their chances of winning. 2 hrs.
House, The C-Word. 9:00pm, Fox.
When the team takes on a young patient with pre-existing health issues, they must work with her mother, who is also a doctor; the team investigates the family's house and finds that the mother's hope for a cure could be killing her daughter.
Hart of Dixie, The Race and the Relationship. 9:00pm, CW.
Wade finds difficulty in finding a partner for the Bluebell Battle, after he's already signed up for it, so he must ask Zoe; Frederick Dean asks Rose on a date; George and Lemon meet with Reverend Mayfair for relationship help.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Lisbon. 9:00pm, Travel.
Anthony travels to Lisbon, Portugal, to experience the cultural and culinary renaissance that is occurring in the midst of their current struggles with rising debt and unemployment that are plaguing the country during their worst financial crisis.
Castle, Undead Again. 10:00pm, ABC.
A murdered man with bite marks on his body creates some wild theories, but none are as crazy as a witness' Zombie attack theory; the team is forced to investigate New York's Zombie subculture to find the killer and bring him in dead, undead or alive.
Hawaii Five-O, Pa Make Loa. 10:00pm, CBS.
The Five-0 team joins forces with a NCIS task force team from Los Angeles in Hawaii when there's a dangerous suspect on the loose who is threatening to come through with his plans of releasing a deadly virus into the population.
Smash, Tech. 10:00pm, NBC.
When Derek is drawn closer and closer to Rebecca Duvall, Ivy is faced with a dilemma; Karen is confronted with a tough decision; Julia and Eileen fight about the possible return of Michael Swift; Tom accompanies Sam to a family dinner.
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American Experience, Jesse Owens. PBS, check local listings for time.
The 1936 Olympic Games were filled with controversy, from Adolf Hitler's goals to Western nations trying to boycott the event, and while one African-American athlete turned the discord into success, he faced racism when he returned to America.
Frontline, Money, Power and Wall Street, Part 2. PBS, check local listings for time.
Correspondents conduct an in-depth investigation into the devastating global financial crisis, revealing how global high finance operates and the risks that the largest and most prominent financial institutions are taking.
NCIS, Playing with Fire. 8:00pm, CBS.
NCIS investigates a fire that took place on a Navy vessel and uncovers evidence that threatens security at all U.S. Navy facilities worldwide; DiNozzo and Ziva travel to Italy when a hidden explosive device is found on a Navy ship.
Glee, Choke. 8:00pm, Fox.
Rachel and Kurt finally get their opportunity to audition for their dream school, the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts; Puckerman makes a decision regarding his future following high school after a meeting with his father.
Cougar Town, Southern Accents. 8:30pm, ABC.
Jules is already having a difficult time accepting Holly when she finds out that she and Travis made out; Andy wants to try to run for mayor, but Ellie won't allow him; Laurie tries to get Bobby to believe he is socially inept after an incident.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Touch of Death. 9:00pm, CBS.
The joint task force of the NCIS Los Angeles team and the Five-0 Hawaii team travel from Hawaii to Los Angeles, when the lead suspect they are hunting moves to the mainland with his deadly virus in tow, ready to be let loose on the public.
The L.A. Complex, Do Something. 9:00pm, CW.
Abby has a chance to make a lot of money if she's willing to "play the part"; Raquel pushes a movie to be made where she can be the lead role; Tariq is offered an opportunity to produce a track with a famous rapper, but realizes how difficult it is.
Dancing with the Stars, The Results Show. 9:00pm, ABC.
New, no info. 1 hr.
Unforgettable, End Game. 10:00pm, CBS.
When Walter Morgan turns up dead, it's up to Carrie to find his killer while deflecting any attention from herself for being the prime suspect in the murder.
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ABC Comedies, Mostly New. 8pm - 10pm, ABC.
The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 are all new.
Survivor: One World, It's Gonna Be Chaos. 8:00pm, CBS.
The castaways left fighting for the grand prize begin to open up to one another while sharing personal moments with family members; after a game-changing decision is made by one player, everyone else is left stupefied by the potential consequences.
American Idol, Finalists Compete. 8:00pm, Fox.
The final five Idol hopefuls prepare to sing musical numbers inspired by British bands; with some help from Jimmy, the finalists carefully choose songs that they hope to resonate with voters and impress the judges; each singer performs two songs. 2 hrs.
Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Episode 6. 8:00pm, NBC.
Betty White and her crew of elderly pranksters continue to plague the streets with pranks on innocent bystanders; pranks include two nuns trying to raise awareness, a man making his own alterations at the mall, and a sneaky man skipping out on blame.
Revenge, Absolution. 10:00pm, ABC.
Daniel's approaching release has everyone on edge as the press continues to grow hostile; the SEC begins its Grayson Global investigation; Emily is led to more clues after she finds a new photo of her father taken on the day of his death.
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Big Bang Theory, The Launch Acceleration. 8:00pm, CBS.
Howard must face his fears and Bernadette's father when NASA decides to move up the scheduling of his mission, which could put the wedding plans in jeopardy; Leonard says something surprising to Penny while in the bedroom.
The Vampire Diaries, Before Sunset, 8:00pm, CW.
Klaus encounters a roadblock from a new enemy when he makes an attempt to leave town with Elena; Bonnie asks Abby for help with a difficult spell; Elena tries to protect Caroline and Damon; Damon and Stefan discuss the future.
Missing, Answers. 8:00pm, ABC.
Giancarlo assists Becca in tracking down Azimoff in a race against time; Dax and Violet attempt to the end the race as they try to capture Becca; on her travels, more secrets are revealed to Becca about who her real enemy ultimately is.
NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Parks & Rec are new.
American Idol, One Voted Off. 8:00pm, Fox.
The final five Idol hopefuls anxiously await for votes to be revealed, as only four individuals are able to continue on in the competition; season four winner, Carrie Underwood performs as well as Grammy-winning group, Coldplay. 1 hr.
Person of Interest, Many Happy Returns, 9:00pm, CBS.
Finch decides to protect Reese from their latest POI mission by giving him the day off for his birthday, because the latest numbers may bring back bad memories.
The Secret Circle, Prom, 9:00pm, CW.
After Adam unveils a crystal in the school on prom night, Blackwell tells Cassie to use her dark magic to find it; Faye asks Jake to prom; Dawn tries to stop Blackwell from casting a spell on Charles; Adam, Diana, Cassie and Melissa go to prom.
Touch, Zone of Exclusion. 9:00pm, Fox.
Using numbers from Jake as a guide, Martin helps bring a French woman and her mother and sister back together, then tries to find the person responsible for their separation; a woman is distraught when her astronaut husband loses contact with earth.
Grey's Anatomy, Let the Bad Times Roll. 9:00pm, ABC.
The residents stress about their oral boards; Arizona's childhood friend comes to Seattle Grace seeking help; a patient is missing one-third of his skull; Julia wants to start a family with Mark; Richard finds out that one of the residents failed.
The Mentalist, So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper, 10:00pm, CBS.
Lisbon reconnects with her former fiance whom she hasn't seen in over a decade, while investigating the mysterious murder of a local surfer; Cho begins to question the decision he made to stay in a relationship with Summer.
Scandal, Crash and Burn. 10:00pm, ABC.
When lives are lost in a commercial plane crash, Olivia Pope and her team defend the pilot from media and airline allegations; after Amanda Tanner goes missing, Huck uses resources from his past to find her; Fitz seeks the help of the Vice President.
Awake, Slack Water, 10:00pm, NBC.
Michael and Bird investigate what seems like a straightforward case of gang violence, but when Michael finds different clues in his other reality, he takes a closer look; Captain Harper must take back a promise; Vega plans Britten's going-away party.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Rashida Jones. 8:00pm, NBC.
Actress Rashida Jones looks for answers regarding her mother's Jewish roots, but has little information to work from besides a few facts from her grandmother; Rashida travels from Manhattan to Ireland to discover interesting details about her mother.
Nikita, Dead Drop. 8:00pm, CW.
Ryan suggests going to the director of the CIA when it appears Percy's weapons are getting out of hand, but Nikita is completely opposed; the group discovers a link between the CIA director and Percy; Sean is shot by Percy's men, which shakes Alex.
The Finder, The Inheritance. 8:00pm, Fox.
A friend of Isabel looks to Walter to find her father's murderer; Walter uncovers an inheritance that she was intended to get from her father; Walter believes some men at the racetrack were involved in her father's death; Willa applies to colleges.
CSI: New York, Unwrapped. 9:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team are called upon to look into the murder of a successful businessman in a Brooklyn housing project who still felt the pull of his old neighborhood.
Fringe, Brave New World, Part 1 of 2. 9:00pm, Fox.
A mysterious Fringe event occurs, causing people to spontaneously combust, which forces Walter to revisit his painful past; the Fringe team faces off against David Robert Jones in an attempt to save both this world and the alternate.
Grimm, Happily Ever Aftermath. 9:00pm, NBC.
Nick and Hank investigate a victim who lost everything in a Ponzi scheme when the victim's wealthy stepmother was murdered; Juliette wants to help Nick find closure, so she does some of her own research on the mysterious death of Nick's parents.
Fairly Legal, Ripple of Hope. 9:00pm, USA.
New, no info.
Blue Bloods, Collateral Damage. 10:00pm, CBS.
Danny and Jackie look into the murder of a high-rolling investor who sustained injuries in a fight, but has no signs of trauma on his hands; Frank puts Jamie under house arrest when the Sanfinos put out a hit on "Jimmy Riordan."
In Plain Sight, All's Well That Ends. 10:00pm, USA.
* * * Series Finale * * * Mary finds herself being torn between protecting a witness and dealing with her family, which has gathered in town for an unexpected reunion; the WITSEC agents are surprised by the big changes occurring around their office.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: Arsenio Hall, Bobcat Goldthwait, Susan del Percio, Ed Shultz, and Lawrence Wilkerson.
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Hancock, 2008 movie, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, ABC.
A drunken, ill-mannered superhero gets help in rehabilitating his tarnished public image from a grateful public-relations consultant whom he rescues but soon learns that his new friend's wife is hiding a secret about his origins. Stars: Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, and David Mattey.
The Firm, Chapter Sixteen. 9:00pm, NBC.
The pressure is on Abby when she takes the stand at Kevin Stack's trial, as her testimony could make or break the case; to be completely certain that Stack will not evade the justice system, Mitch researches all the details of Stack's master plan.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
NFL quarterback Eli Manning (NY Giants) hosts and musicial guest Rihanna performs.
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The Simpsons, The Spy Who Learned Me. 8:00pm, Fox.
After a date to a spy movie, Marge is upset with Homer for yelling embarrassing things in the theatre, but his attempts to reconcile are ignored; Home falls off a ladder, putting him out of work and he uses the time to become a better husband.
Once Upon a Time, An Apple as Red as Blood 8:00pm, ABC.
Henry begs Emma to stay in Storybrooke and complete her quest to save the fairytale dwellers; Regina comes up with a plan to get rid of Emma forever; Snow White recruits other fairytale allies to attack the Evil Queen and save Prince Charming.
Harry's Law, Class War. 8:00pm, NBC.
Malcolm returns to the firm because he needs Harry's help with a gang member falsely convicted of murdering a police officer; Nate and Phoebe try to find a way to stop a British shop owner from being extradited for stealing multiple pieces of art.
The Amazing Race 20, New. 8:00pm, CBS.
* * * Season Finale * * * After traveling over 40,000 miles across the globe, the few remaining teams rush from Japan to Hawaii on the final leg of their trip; despite having visited over 20 cities, the final competitors continue to struggle navigating their last leg. 2 hrs.
Family Guy, Leggo My Meg-O. 9:00pm, Fox.
When Meg travels abroad on an exciting European expedition, her adventure is brought to a stop when she is kidnapped; Brian and Stewie embark on an exhilarating escapade to find her before something awful happens to her.
Desperate Housewives, The People Will Hear. 9:00pm, ABC.
Bree begins to fall for her attorney; Susan is concerned when Julie is worried about Porter's ability to be a hands-on father; Lynette tries to get Tom's boss to void his transfer; the ladies are shocked about Gaby allowing Bree to take the fall.
The Celebrity Apprentice, Blown Away. 9:00pm, NBC.
During the second-to-last challenge of the season, the five remaining celebrities must create an ad campaign for a product launch; after a sudden elimination by Donald, the final four are sent on job interviews, after which only two will survive. 2 hrs.
The Comedy Awards, special, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, Comedy Central.
At the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, various writers, directors, actors and stand-up comics are honored for their work in the field of comedy; comics Don Rickles and Robin Williams receive recognition for their lifelong bodies of work.
The Killing, Keylela. 9:00pm, AMC.
A long-awaited meeting finally occurs between Stan and Richmond as they contemplate forming their shaky alliance; the detectives return to the casino in order to further their investigation; the tension within the Larsen family finally erupts.
Game of Thrones, The Old Gods and the New. 9:00pm, HBO.
Arya is visited by someone she was not expecting; Dany makes a promise to seize what rightfully belongs to her; Joffrey comes face to face with the people he rules over; Jon is given the chance to prove his worth as a member of the Night's Watch.
Nurse Jackie, One-Armed Jacks. 9:00pm, SHO.
Jackie is very lonely and decides to invite Kevin to meet her at a local café; the Emergency Room is plagued with a double suicide trauma case; Cruz institutes a new strict dress code; Zoey decides to go looking for a new roommate.
The Big C, Face Off. 9:30pm, SHO.
Cathy makes a variety of attempts to impress the parent of the baby she desperately wants to adopt; Joy encourages Paul to share his experience with an audience no matter how small; Jessie urges Adam to continue with a deep relationship with God.
NYC 22, Lost and Found. 10:00pm, CBS.
Kenny and Lazarus scramble to find a suspect before he can detonate a bomb at a public rally; Tonya and White House help a lost boy find his mother; Ahmad and Jackpot are tasked with transporting a van of rowdy prisoners.
GCB, Revelation. 10:00pm, ABC.
Carlene takes the GCBs to unincorporated Juarez, Mexico, for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Condos for Christian Living, but the GCBs find themselves in danger; Amanda makes a surprising discovery about Ripp after her suspicions regarding Luke.
Mad Men, Lady Lazarus. 10:00pm, AMC.
When Peggy is forced to keep a secret, she immediately begins to feel overstressed by the constant lying required to keep the information under wraps; Don is caught off guard by some startling news; Pete does a favor for a friend in need.
The Borgias, The Choice. 10:00pm, SHO.
The Pope makes very great demands for allegiance from Catherina Sforza; Alexander hears whispers of Savonarola in disguise while in Florence which prompts a pursuit and an inquiry;; Della Rovere makes hard attempts at recruitment.