News & Notes
Tonight, ABC has the final performance episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 10 and the season finale tomorrow night and the sixth season premiere of The Bachelorette, CBS has the fifth season finale of How I Met Your Mother, the fourth season finale of Rules of Engagement, the seventh season finale of Two and a Half Men, the third season finale of The Big Bang Theory and the eighth season finale of CSI: Miami, FOX has the series finale of 24, NBC has the third season finale of Chuck and the series finale of Law & Order.
Over on cable, ABC Family has the series finale of 10 Things I Hate About You, Lifetime Movie Network has the conclusion of the two-part Seven Deadly Sins miniseries, and TLC has a Best Food Ever special.
Chuck (NBC): Season Finale. The last two episodes of the season play tonight. In them, The Ring gets closer to Chuck and those on Operation Bartowski, Casey’s daughter is in danger and he must protect her secretly, and Big Mike finds out some news about the Buy More. Runs two hours. So happy we will have more Chuck and the gang back next season.
Saving Grace (TNT): New. The detectives are investigating a case that revolves around a rock band. Neely moves next door to Grace. Rhetta is thinking about giving Ronnie another chance. Plays again later.
24 (FOX): Series Finale. In the last two hours of the series, the president is close to the peace agreement and Jack has one more job on his to do list. Runs two hours. Even though this season has showed us that it really is time for it to go, I’m still going to miss Jack and Chloe.
Nurse Jackie (Showtime): New. Jackie may need to get an MRI for her phony prescription. Eddie is back at the hospital. Coop tries to deal with the end of the ad campaign. Plays again later.
United States of Tara (Showtime): New. Tara and Charmaine go to their mother about some childhood memories. Max has an open house. Plays again later.
- 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family): Series Finale. The last two episodes play tonight. In the first, Kat wants to study abroad. Bianca is having a hard time accepting their father dating Ms. Tharpe. In the second, Bianca gives up being a cheerleader. Kat decides to run for student body president against Blank. So disappointed ABC Family decided to end this series much earlier than it ever should have been.
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Season Finale. Howard and Raj think it would be fun to set up an online dating profile for Sheldon. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 30 minutes.
- Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives (Food Network): New. Guy checks out some places that serve tasty pork dishes. A repeat episode follows. Both play again later.
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS): Season Finale. Marshall and Lily are really considering children and Robin gets a dream job offer. This is a solid episode to end what has been a very up and down season and shows how far each of these characters has come in the last five years. The problem is that it isn’t all that funny. The dramatic elements of the episode work and you are left with a positive feel; you just don’t laugh all that much. I just hope that this sets the table for next season to get back to Ted and the search for the mother.
- Law & Order (NBC): Series Finale. Plans to blow up a school have been posted online by an anonymous blogger and the detectives investigate. Lt. Van Buren attempts to keep personal problems a private matter. Still can’t believe that NBC canceled this before it broke the record for longest running series. I guess there is still talk of maybe TNT giving it one more season, but as of now, this will be the shows final episode.
- Rules of Engagement (CBS): Season Finale. Adam and Jennifer decide to get married secretly, but events keep going against them.
- Two and a Half Men (CBS): Season Finale. Charlie gets his license suspended and Jake becomes his driver. Alan is thinking about attending Chelsea’s birthday party. Runs 31 minutes.
- ESPN has the NBA Western Conference Finals Game 4 with the Orlando Magic at the Boston Celtics.
- ESPN2 has Monday Night Baseball with the Boston Red Sox at the Tampa Bay Rays.
- Versus has the NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 with the Montreal Canadiens at the Philadelphia Flyers.
- In Plain Sight (USA): Repeat. Last Wednesday’s episode, “Son of Mann,” replays.
Bravo has six episodes of The Millionaire Matchmaker.
Oxygen has 16 episodes of Roseanne followed by seven episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Spike TV has 10 hours of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes.
Syfy has seven episodes of Ghost Whisperer.
TNT has 10 episodes of Law & Order.
Travel Channel has six episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
USA has 12 episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
WE has 14 episodes of The Golden Girls later.