News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the final competition show of Dancing With the Stars followed by the two-hour fourth season premiere of The Bachelorette, The CW has the first season finale of Gossip Girl and the fifth season finale of One Tree Hill, CBS has the first season finale of The Big Bang Theory, the third season finale of How I Met Your Mother, the fifth season finale of Two and a Half Men, the second season finale of Rules of Engagement and the sixth season finale of CSI: Miami, FOX has the third season finale of Bones and the fourth season finale of House, and MyNetworkTV has the second season finale of Paradise Hotel.
Over on cable, TLC has two special episodes of Little People, Big World and VH1 has the third season finale of Flavor of Love.
The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Season Finale. Penny and Leonard both turn to Sheldon for advice after Leonard finally got up the courage to ask Penny out.
How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Season Finale. Ted is re-evaluating everything, including Stella, after an accident.
House (FOX): Season Finale. House is still having trouble with his memory after the bus crash and his friendship with Wilson is threatened, as Amber’s life hangs in the balance.
CSI: Miami (CBS): Season Finale. Someone is going after the team and Horatio tries to put a stop to it.
Bones (FOX): Season Finale. The Gormogon serial killer is back and has left something for the team at the Jeffersonian. Then a lab explosion puts Zack in the hospital and the silver skeleton has vanished from the vault.
Two and a Half Men (CBS): Season Finale. Charlie realizes that he has met the daughter of the woman he is dating before.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): Season Finale. Russell is hosting a photo shoot for Audrey’s magazine in hopes of scoring a date with one of the models.
The Bachelorette (ABC): Season Premiere. Well, watching the last hour of this is better than Dateline NBC, but can’t really recommend either of them. With only three choices in the third hour of primetime, sometimes picking the second best is troublesome.
Greek (ABC Family): New. Casey bends house rules for Ashleigh and causes some problems. Meanwhile, Cappie is trying to abolish all restrictions. Plays again late night tomorrow and again before next week’s new episode.
Wildfire (ABC Family): New. Wildfire and Kris get a shot at one last race. Kris and Junior have been offered and opportunity that would take them to Alaska. This is part one of a two-part series finale, with next week being the final episode of the series. Plays again later.
Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy visits places with “Real Deal Fast Food.” A repeat episode follows. Both episodes play again later.
- Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel): New. Mike cleans up an oil spill in Alaska. Last week’s episode replays right before. Both episodes play again later.
- Gossip Girl (The CW): Season Finale. Serena decides to fight back against Georgina. Lily is about to get married, but thinking about Rufus. Serena finally tells Dan the truth about her past, but will it be too late?
- Heavyweights (The CW): New. Non-burger joints are featured, such as Taco Bell, KFC and Subway. Plays again later.
- One Tree Hill (The CW): Season Finale. Brooke is trying to deal with giving the baby back to the parents. Haley finally has a breakthrough with her music. Peyton hears news of a ghost from her past.
- ESPN has Monday Night Baseball with the Chicago Cubs at the Houston Astros.
- ESPN2 has Arena Football action.
- TNT has NBA playoff action with the San Antonio Spurs at the New Orleans Hornets in Game 7.
- Versus has NHL playoff action with the Detroit Red Wings at the Dallas Stars.
- Burn Notice (USA): Repeat. Episode five, “Family Business,” replays. Episode six plays late night Thursday.
Bravo has 10 episodes of Project Runway.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Living Single early.
VH1 has 11 episodes of Flavor of Love.