Tonight on Castle an Army veteran is murdered. Tuesday night it's prom time on Glee. Wednesday night on American Idol the final four perform. Thursday night on Touch Martin uncovers a corrupt parole officer's secret. Friday night is the Season Finale of Fringe. Saturday night Will Ferrell hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night is the Season Finale of Survivor.
US television highlights for the week of May 7, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
2 Broke Girls, 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly are all new.
Bones, The Suit on the Set. 8:00pm, Fox.
Brennan and Booth travel to L.A. to work on "Bone of Contention," a movie based on Brennan's latest book; Brennan intervenes in the production when she is not satisfied with the work and finds that a prop cadaver is an actual murder victim.
Dancing with the Stars. 8:00pm, ABC.
The remaining six celebrities choose a new partner to perform with during a Latin-themed performance; choosing from the samba, jive, paso doble or cha-cha-cha, the final six couples work to beat out their competitors with only a few weeks left. 2 hrs.
House, Post Mortem. 9:00pm, Fox.
The team inherits the case of a pathologist who insists that he be treated by House, who has suddenly gone missing; with House gone, the team must convince the doctor that House is calling the all of the shots on his treatment.
Hart of Dixie, Disaster Drills & Departures. 9:00pm, CW.
When a friend of Zoe's faces a health crisis, she blames herself for not noticing the symptoms; Wade contemplates the idea of opening a bar in Bluebell; Lemon puts together a romantic night for George to get their relationship back on track.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Japan: Cook It Raw. 9:00pm, Travel.
Anthony visits Japan and finds that although the country has changed post-tsunami the love of food still remains strong when he is invited to Cook It Raw, a yearly gathering where the world's greatest chefs convene to experiment with new dishes.
Castle, Always. 10:00pm, ABC.
After an Army veteran is murdered, Beckett is hot on the trail of the man who shot her, and Castle must decide how to keep her safe; as secrets are revealed, the lives of the detectives at the 12th Precinct may change forever.
Hawaii Five-O, Ua Hopu. 10:00pm, CBS.
McGarrett finally gets his hands on his arch nemesis, Wo Fat, in a special ops raid, but he soon becomes blindsided when he realizes that members of the Japanese Yakuza are hot on their trail and want them both dead.
Smash, Previews. 10:00pm, NBC.
Tom and Julia must find a way to fix the show when the first preview of "Bombshell" is a disaster because of a major crisis with Rebecca Duvall; Frank is not happy when Michael Swift returns to his life; Dev wants to reconcile with Karen.
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NCIS, Up in Smoke. 8:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team analyzes possible secrets in the hands of a terrorist targeting the Navy when a high-tech bug is found inside a probationary agent's tooth; the festivities for Jimmy Palmer's wedding continue with a bachelor party.
Glee, Prom-asaurus. 8:00pm, Fox.
As class president, Brittany must get in high gear to spearhead the prom planning committee; after nominations for prom king and queen are announced, the nominees spring into campaign mode; some of McKinley's outcasts organize a rival celebration.
Cougar Town, Down South. 8:30pm, ABC.
A hurricane comes into town, so Jules thinks it is a good time for a hurricane party at her house; now that Laurie's Skype romance with the soldier is over, Travis wants to make a move for her, but Jules is desperate to keep them apart.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Neighborhood Watch. 9:00pm, CBS.
In hopes of exposing the whereabouts of a Russian sleeper cell, Kensi and Deeks must go undercover as a married couple housesitting in the suburbs.
The L.A. Complex, Who You Know. 9:00pm, CW.
Raquel is dumped by her agency and more determined than ever to have her script optioned; Nick draws inspiration from a one-night stand to get a laugh; Tariq wonders if Kaldrick has it out for him; Abby fears she will have to give up her L.A. dreams.
Dancing with the Stars, The Results Show. 9:00pm, ABC.
New, no info. 1 hr.
Unforgettable, The Man in the Woods. 10:00pm, CBS.
When a murder takes place in Syracuse that mirrors the tragic death of her sister, Carrie and Al travel upstate to confront and thoroughly question the suspect, who Carrie thinks might be the man that killed her sister years ago.
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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 Human Nature. 8:00pm, CBS.
With only six members of the original group remaining, an unexpected betrayal leaves the remaining castaways of one alliance flustered and defensive; during an emotional tribal council, one castaway plants an elaborate backstory.
American Idol, Performance Show. 8:00pm, Fox.
With only two guys and two girls remaining in the competition, the final four amp up their stage presence for a 'California Dreaming'-themed performance show; the judges are rendered speechless after several flawless performances.
Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Episode 8. 8:00pm, NBC.
Disorderly senior citizens prank innocent bystanders with outrageous situations, including the search for a masked man resembling Batman, an elderly couple looking for swingers and a wife out to seek revenge to make her husband jealous.
Criminal Minds, Profiling 101. 9:00pm, CBS.
Rossi and the team cover one of the longest-tenured cases of a serial killer to a class of college students, a chase that spanned nearly twenty years.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Homecoming. 10:00pm, CBS.
The CSI team investigates three mysterious dead bodies that were found just blocks away from a big campaign dinner, and the team have their assumptions about who the killer may be before making a shocking discovery in the case.
Revenge, Legacy. 10:00pm, ABC.
It is 2002 and Emily Thorne is still Amanda Clarke, a reckless and angry delinquent with no purpose, until Nolan persuades her to read her father's journals; Amanda begins monitoring the Graysons to discover the truth about her father's death.
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Big Bang Theory, The Countdown Reflection. 8:00pm, CBS.
When Howard and Bernadette decide to make a last-second decision to finally get married before his NASA launch into space, the gang all works together to set up a decent wedding for the couple that wants to spend their lives together.
The Vampire Diaries, Departed, 8:00pm, CW.
Jeremy makes a decision that will change everything; Elena wishes things weren't so complicated; Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls, but split up soon after; Caroline and Tyler must make a life-changing decision; Bonnie makes a secret deal.
Missing, Promise. 8:00pm, ABC.
Even with all of the emotional tension between the three of them, Becca is forced to work together with the two men in her life to escape from Europe as the CIA and local police slowly close in on them; Dax learns who his enemies really are.
NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, 30 Rock, The Office and Parks & Rec are new.
American Idol, Results Show. 8:00pm, Fox.
Only three competitors move on after votes reveal who is to be eliminated after singing 'California Dreaming'-themed songs; Idol judge Jennifer Lopez performs her latest hit, "Dance Again" as well as season seven winner David Cook. 1 hr.
Person of Interest, No Good Deed, 9:00pm, CBS.
The newest person of interest has curiosity concerns that could lead to his doom when he finds himself deeply embroiled in a government conspiracy that Finch is all to familiar with from the past; Reese uncovers something revealing about Finch.
The Secret Circle, Family, 9:00pm, CW.
Jake, Melissa and Adam go on a mission to save Faye after an attack from the Witch Hunters; when Blackwell tells Cassie and Diana how to stop the Witch Hunters, they are hesitant; Dawn and Charles find a new, costly way to get their powers back.
Touch, Music of the Spheres. 9:00pm, Fox.
Martin uncovers a corrupt parole officer's secret; a Brazillian street musician uses his guitar to win a beautiful woman; Jake bonds with another mute boy; Clea and Martin learn more about one of Teller's important patients.
Grey's Anatomy, Migration. 9:00pm, ABC.
The residents make their final decisions regarding their post residency positions; Mark confesses to Derek that he still loves Lexie, even though Julia seems like the perfect woman; Arizona tries to persuade her childhood friend to have surgery.
The Mentalist, Red Rover, Red Rover, 10:00pm, CBS.
On the eighth anniversary of his wife and daughter's untimely death, Jane gets a message from Red John, causing him to lose focus on his current case and put the investigation and his future career with the CBI team at stake.
Scandal, The Trial. 10:00pm, ABC.
As Gideon investigates Amanda Tanner's past, information about Olivia and Fitz's history is revealed, including the combative primary race between Fitz and his current Vice-President and how each of Olivia's associates came to work at her firm.
Awake, Say Hello To My Little Friend, 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?, Jason Sudeikis. 8:00pm, NBC.
Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis travels to Chicago and eventually Pennsylvania to discover the truth behind a grandfather he never got the chance to meet; Jason realizes the true dangers faced by his immigrant relatives.
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 Boy with the Bucket. 8:00pm, Fox.
Walter's brother comes to town, begging Walter to visit their dying father, who asks him to find his first love, the boys' mother; Walter faces impossible obstacles in his most important search ever; Willa's uncle forces her to marry Timo.
CSI: New York, Near Death. 9:00pm, CBS.
When Mac gets shot, he finds himself struggling in limbo between life and death, and as he fights to stay alive with his gunshot wound, it's up to the CSI team to find and bring the deadly shooter to justice before it's too late.
Fringe, Brave New World, Part 2. 9:00pm, Fox.
* * * Season Finale * * * The Fringe team is pushed to the edge, reaching their breaking point, as they try in desperation to prevent an earth-shattering, catastrophic Fringe event that could ultimately destroy the lives of everyone in both universes.
Grimm, Big Feet. 9:00pm, NBC.
During a double homicide investigation, Nick comes across a creature who is suffering from a mysterious condition that leaves him unable to completely return to human form, and a therapist who thinks he's created a drug to suppress the creature side.
Fairly Legal, Kiss Me, Kate. 9:00pm, USA.
Kate and Ben attempt to help Judge Nicastro successfully navigate a heated dispute with a transit-workers union; after buying a new painting for the firm, Lauren finds herself defending artists' rights in a surprising manner.
Blue Bloods, Mother's Day. 10:00pm, CBS.
Frank is tasked with trying to stop a biological weapon attack on New York City, all while keeping it a secret from his family during a Mother's Day celebration; a long-stand feud between Danny and Jamie finally comes to a head.
Common Law, Pilot. 10:00pm, USA.
* * * Series Premiere * * * Two of the LAPD's best officers begin to have their work suffer due to their constant bickering, so their captain sends them to couples' therapy so that they can resolve their conflicts and enhance their ability to work together.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
New, check back Friday for scheduled guests.
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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, 2007 movie, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
After rescuing their captain from the land of the dead, a plucky band of buccaneers calls for an alliance of pirates to combat a nefarious shipping magnate who, aided by a cursed crew of sailors, is looking to rid the world of their kind. Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, and Tom Hollander.
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.
Comedian Will Ferrell (Casa de mi Padre) hosts and musicial guest Usher performs.
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Survivor: One World, Season Finale, 2 hrs. 8:00pm, CBS.
* * * Season Finale * * * The final castaways left on the island reflect upon their time spent outsmarting fellow competitors before preparing for the final Tribal Council, where they must convince former allies and foes that they are worthy of the $1 million grand prize.
The Simpsons, Ned 'N' Edna's Blend. 8:00pm, Fox.
When Springfield finds out that Ned and Edna have gotten married secretly, Marge offers to throw a reception, and the party makes everyone realize that no marriage is perfect; Edna changes rules to help Ned's kids become more socially acceptable.
Once Upon a Time, A Land Without Magic 8:00pm, ABC.
New, no info.
Harry's Law, The Whole Truth. 8:00pm, NBC.
When a jury finds that a client accused of raping and murdering his ex-girlfriend is not guilty, the victim's family takes the entire courtroom hostage; a longtime friend of Cassie's comes to her for help after a serious car accident.
Family Guy, Tea Peter. 9:00pm, Fox.
After City Hall threatens to shut down Peter's illegal company, Peter becomes a member of the Tea Party and manages to effectively campaign to shut down the government; ultimately, despite the chaos, Peter's father-in-law, Carter, reaps the benefits.
Desperate Housewives, Give Me the Blame. 9:00pm, ABC.
New, no info.
The Celebrity Apprentice, And Then There Were Two. 9:00pm, NBC.
The final two celebrities face off in one last challenge, hoping to win the grand prize of $250,000 for their charity organization; Donald tasks the remaining two to create and host a charity event featuring advertisements and a variety show.
The Killing, Off the Reservation. 9:00pm, AMC.
Detective Sarah Linden frantically searches for her partner in hopes of finding him before someone is hurt; Stan Larsen develops cruel intentions; Darren Richmond makes his grand return to the political spotlight in City Hall.
Game of Thrones, A Man Without Honor. 9:00pm, HBO.
Jaime has a surprising face-to-face encounter with a member of his family; Theon leads a band of men on a desperate search; Dany is presented with a unique invitation; Jon gets lost in the wild; Cersei gives Sansa some advice.
Nurse Jackie, No-Kimono-Zone. 9:00pm, SHO.
Jackie wakes up from a very vivid dream regarding sex with Cruz and using drugs again; Kevin is suing for full custody and prompts O'Hara to take action on Jackie's behalf; Jackie and Zoey get accustomed to their new living situation.
The Big C, Life Rights. 9:30pm, SHO.
Cathy and Paul receive a once-in-a-lifetime offer from Joy's friend, who happens to be famous, and Sean befriend Tim, one of his phone-sex customers; Adam asserts his need for independence through a variety of statements and situations.
Survivor: One World, Reunion. 10:00pm, CBS.
The castaways reflect back on the season.
Desperate Housewives, Give Me the Blame. 9:00pm, ABC.
New, no info.
Mad Men, Dark Shadows. 10:00pm, AMC.
Don is suddenly driven to overachieve after he enters into a surprising competitive state; Roger is determined to find new clientele to fuel the business; Sally is forced to overcome a very difficult challenge on her own.
The Borgias, Day Of Ashes. 10:00pm, SHO.
Alexander begins a regime of Lenten fasting while under the belief that the lightning strike was a sign of God's disapproval, and yet Alexander's problems continue to worsen as Cesare's intemperate killing of Giovanni hardens the powerful Sforzas.