Tonight on American Masters Johnny Carson is featured. Tuesday night on Glee graduation is getting close. Wednesday night on American Idol it's down to the final three. Thursday night is the Season Finale of Person of Interest. Friday night Paula Deen is featured on Who Do You Think You Are?. Saturday night Mick Jagger hosts Saturday Night Live. Sunday night it's time for The 2012 Billboard Music Awards.
US television highlights for the week of May 14, 2012. Times are ET, shows are new unless noted as repeats. Tagged for your pleasure: tvtw .
American Masters, Johnny Carson. PBS, check local listings for time.
With personal interviews and archival material, an in-depth look is taken at the life and career of Johnny Carson, who hosted "The Tonight Show" for 30 years and became an important part of television history and culture. 2 hrs.
CBS Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm, CBS.
How I Met Your Mother (2 episodes), Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly are all new.
Bones, The Past in the Present. 8:00pm, Fox.
When a suspect from one of Brennan and Booth's previous cases is back in court, Brennan and Booth inform the judge that he is a suspect in other cases; the team is called in to a new murder but key pieces of evidence are tied to Breannan.
Dancing with the Stars. 8:00pm, ABC.
The final four couples leave their hearts on the dance floor as they prepare to make it to the finals; the last four celebrities prepare three routines including two unlearned dance styles as well as a relay competition not for the faint of heart. 1½ hrs.
House, Holding On. 9:00pm, Fox.
House and the team acquire the case of a 19 year old college cheerleader, who suffered a mysterious nosebleed; after the patient claims to dear his deceased brother's voice, House thinks that the patient's health issues are psychological.
Hart of Dixie, The Big Day. 9:00pm, CW.
Zoe and Wade find themselves stranded in a barn they're using as shelter in anticipation of a major storm threatening Bluebell; Lemon and George continue to prepare for their wedding day, in spite of the impending storm.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Finland. 9:00pm, Travel.
Anthony Bourdain and the No Reservations crew head to Finland where they team up musician Sani Yaffa to provide them with a guided tour through the country, which includes a ride on the world's only pub tram, a bloody sauna and dinner with a cabbie.
Hawaii Five-O, Ua Hala. 10:00pm, CBS.
The Five-0 team is in hot pursuit of a deadly shooter who gunned down two of their own in cold blood; another team member is forced to make a difficult choice when their loved ones are kidnapped and they must decide who lives.
Smash, Bombshell. 10:00pm, NBC.
Tom and Julia struggle to save the show before the big night arrives and their time runs out; Derek makes a decision that affects both Karen and Ivy; Ellis finally reveals his true allegiance; Karen and Dev's relationship faces another obstacle.
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NCIS, Till Death Do Us Part. 8:00pm, CBS.
The NCIS team and the Navy attempt to uncover the next Navy target before a terrorist with the intelligence and means to carry out a devastating event strikes again; Jimmy Palmer's destination gets impacted by the terrorist threat.
Glee, Props. 8:00pm, Fox.
With graduation approaching, New Directions prepares for the Nationals competition by developing a high-concept routine, but when Tina suffers from a bump on the head during a rehearsal, the entire glee world is dumped upside down.
Cougar Town, Square One. 8:00pm, ABC.
Jules and Grayson begin to worry that they are going to make the same mistakes they have made in their past relationships; Ellie and Laurie fight over which of them is sexier; Jules and Bobby compete to see who can wear a white shirt the longest.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Sans Voir. 9:00pm, CBS.
Callen and the NCIS: LA team finally confront their vengeful nemesis, the Chameleon, when an undercover case lures the team into a deadly mind game orchestrated by the criminal mastermind who is bent on exacting his revenge.
The L.A. Complex, The Other Side of the Door. 9:00pm, CW.
Tariq and Kal take a break from L.A.; dreading her birthday, Raquel looks to Gary and Connor for support; Abby and Nick spend a day together; Connor struggles with emotional issues; Alicia's escapades with Ricky create an unexpected opportunity.
Dancing with the Stars, The Results Show. 9:00pm, ABC.
New, no info. 1 hr.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Sans Voir, Part II. 10:00pm, CBS.
Callen and the NCIS team have a chance to face their vengeful adversary, the Chameleon, as an undercover investigation ignites and lures the team into a deadly mind game orchestrated by the criminal mastermind as he tries to get his revenge.
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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.
American Idol, Performance Show. 8:00pm, Fox.
After visiting their hometowns across the country, the three remaining competitors sing three songs each, one of which is to be chosen by the judges as well as one by Jimmy Iovine their mentor, with the last being a personal choice.
Betty White's Off Their Rockers, Episode 10. 8:00pm, NBC.
Betty White and her crew of elderly pranksters continue to plague the streets with pranks on innocent bystanders; pranks include a lost skydiver looking for directions, a mail-order husband and two nuns tricking innocent men passing by.
Criminal Minds, Hit. 9:00pm, CBS.
When the BAU team is up against a gang of serial-killing bank robbers in Washington, D.C., they try their best to negotiate the situation unfolding inside the bank, but the stakes are raised when one of their own becomes a hostage.
Criminal Minds, Run. 10:00pm, CBS.
The BAU team continues to pursue the bank-robbing serial killer, and determines that the suspects have selected a target in the nation's capital and must work quickly to diffuse the situation; wedding bells ring for one of the BAU.
Revenge, Grief. 10:00pm, ABC.
Emily and Jack create a stronger bond between them as they suffer through a painful loss; Victoria comes up with a new alliance that could ultimately seal Conrad's fate; Charlotte heads out on her own vendetta against Declan.
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Missing, Rain on the Evil and on the Good. 8:00pm, ABC.
Becca must come face-to-face with her own inner demons in a confrontation like never before as she makes a last-ditch effort to rescue her son; Suspect Zero, in hopes of fulfilling his plan, attempts to finalize his sale.
NBC Comedies, All New. 8pm - 10pm., NBC.
Community, 30 Rock, Community and Community are new.
American Idol, Results Show. 8:00pm, Fox.
Only two singers move on to the final performance round after America's votes reveal which of the final three is to be sent home; Lisa Marie Presley performs her latest hit as well as season eight winner, Adam Lambert singing "Never Close Our Eyes." 1 hr.
Person of Interest, Firewall, 9:00pm, CBS.
When a psychologist's number shows up on the Machine, Reese must protect her from one of her patients while trying to avoid capture from the FBI; Finch receives an unwelcomed visit from an old acquaintance from the past.
Touch, Tessellations. 9:00pm, Fox.
When Martin is confused with a criminal, he finds himself caught up with a heist crew in an effort to win back a dock worker's job; Clea comes across documents about Jake while Martin meets with his sister-in-law to make an important decision.
Grey's Anatomy, Flight. 9:00pm, ABC.
The doctors fight to stay alive while trying to save others as they are faced with a life-threatening situation; Bailey and Ben decide the future of their relationship; Teddy receives a tempting offer; Richard plans a dinner for the residents.
The Mentalist, The Crimson Hat, 10:00pm, CBS.
The CBI team looks into the murder of a John Doe; after another failed attempt to take down his nemesis, Red John, Patrick Jane hits rock bottom, finds a new lover in a Las Vegas club and manages to shoot one of his own.
Scandal, Grant: For the People. 10:00pm, ABC.
When Quinn is faced with a disastrous and compromising situation, Olivia and the team come to her support; an unenthusiastic Cyrus is forced to turn to Olivia when Fitz's presidency takes a blow due to an announcement made by Billy Chambers.
Awake, Two Birds, 10:00pm, NBC.
Detective Britten isn't sure who to trust when the truth about the accident is revealed and a conspiracy is exposed; Britten makes a decision that puts himself and Bird in danger; Vega starts to question Captain Harper's true intentions.
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Who Do You Think You Are?, Paula Deen. 8:00pm, NBC.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen embarks on a journey to uncover unknown facts about her extended family, but having lost both parents long ago proves difficult to solidify the facts; after speaking with an aunt, Paula uncovers dark stories from the past.
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.
Grimm, Woman in Black. 9:00pm, NBC.
An outbreak of violence and several macabre murders in Portland rekindle the search for the coveted gold coins and sends Nick further into his life as a Grimm; a mysterious woman in black interferes with Nick and Hank's investigation of the murders.
Fairly Legal, Shattered. 9:00pm, USA.
Kate and Ben are forced to face off against Justin and DA Davidson during a case revolving around a complaint of negligence; Lauren works to help one of her clients complete the steps needed for him to purchase an airline.
Common Law, Ride-Along. 10:00pm, USA.
Dr. Ryan takes a closer look at Wes and Travis' working relationship by accompanying them during their latest investigation, which involves the death of a woman who fell from the balcony of her honeymoon suite to the ground below.
Real Time with Bill Maher, 10:00pm, HBO.
Scheduled guests: journalist Dan Rather; former Senator Bill Bradley; reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; journalist Jeremy Scahill; and journalist Joel Stein.
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Spider-Man 3, 2007 movie, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
Peter Parker has everything he wants, including Mary Jane and an exciting life as a super-hero, but his life becomes dark when an unknown substance attaches itself to him, giving him new abilities while turning him into the villains he fights. Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace, James Franco, and J. K. Simmons.
The Firm, Chapter Seventeen. 9:00pm, NBC.
Mitch must take the case of a woman who has been accused of solicitation, but he soon discovers that she has a much more dangerous secret to protect; Abby and Claire travel to Kentucky to visit Abby's parents for the first time in 10 years.
Saturday Night Live, New. 11:30pm, NBC.
Singer Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) hosts and performs.
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The Simpsons, Lisa Goes Gaga. 8:00pm, Fox.
* * * Season Finale * * * Lisa attempts to become more popular by ghostwriting things about her on the school blog, but her plan backfires; a psychic force tells Lady Gaga that Lisa needs help, and Lisa learns that being yourself is better than being anyone else.
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards, special, 3 hrs., 8:00pm, ABC.
Musical artists from across the globe gather in Las Vegas to applaud the music industry's biggest acts based on album sales, digital downloads, touring revenue and more; performances include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Justin Bieber.
Harry's Law, Onward and Upward. 8:00pm, NBC.
When Harry's ex-husband is found dead, she is tasked with planning the funeral, which elicits more emotions from her than she expected to have; Oliver tries to talk Cassie into representing a student whose application into law school was denied.
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt, 2012 TV movie, 2 hrs., 9:00pm, CBS.
Jesse finds himself struggling to get his old job back as the Paradise police chief, and must rely on his intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and meanings as he attempts to solve a horrifying, mob-related double homicide. Stars: Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, William Devane, and William Sadler.
Family Guy, Viewer Mail #2. 9:00pm, Fox.
Brian and Stewie answer mail from "Family Guy" fans; viewers are introduced to a British version of the Griffin family; a well-known comedian comes to Quahog and takes over; viewers get a look at the world from Stewie's point of view
The Celebrity Apprentice, And The Winner Is . . . . 9:00pm, NBC.
The final two celebrities attempt to impress Donald during the last challenge where they must organize and run a successful charity event, while also helping one another out; Donald makes his final decision, firing one celebrity and hiring another. 2 hrs.
The Killing, Sayonara, Hiawatha. 9:00pm, AMC.
Darren Richmond attempts to contribute to the case as a non-suspect; Detective Sarah Linden goes on a search for a key that belonged to Rosie Larsen; Stan tries to be a father and help his son deal with some serious issues.
Game of Thrones, The Prince of Winterfell. 9:00pm, HBO.
Theon has an unexpected visitor while watching over Winterfell; Arya asks for a final favor from Jaqen, who is not happy with the request; Robb feels the sting of betrayal; Davos is presented with a reward as he and Stannis reach their destination.
Nurse Jackie, Day Of The Iguana. 9:00pm, SHO.
Jackie decides to cover for Cruz during a twist of events; Jackie's lawyer advises her to be tough if she plans on surviving through the ordeal; Zoey surveys her co-workers in secret; Akalitus asks the staff to assist in an elaborate charade.
The Big C, How Bazaar. 9:30pm, SHO.
Cathy and Adam have been way too generous lately and the repercussions are sure to backfire relatively soon; Joy urges Paul to go after an endorsement deal ferociously; Sean decides to bring one of his old friends to a charity auction.
Mad Men, Christmas Waltz. 10:00pm, AMC.
As everyone gets a dose of the holiday spirit, the staff at the agency manages to get all that they wished for on Christmas; Harry is overcome with generosity when he decides to do a big favor for one of his friends in need.
The Borgias, The Siege At Forli. 10:00pm, SHO.
Juan decides to finally return from his adventures in Spain; Alexander plans a devious plot for a desperate siege upon the enormous Sforza's castle which has fiendish defenses; Lucrezia scuttles a marriage scheme with dramatic consequences