What to Watch Tonight: Modern Family, Cougar Town, Justified S.2 Finale & More

by Jason the TVaholic on May 4, 2011

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News & Notes

Get Justified S.1 on DVD or Blu-ray at AmazonOn cable tonight, FX has the second season finale of Justified, History has a Custer’s Last Man: I Survived Little Big Horn special, Nat Geo Wild has the series premiere of Animal Fugitives, TBS has the second season finale of Are We There Yet?, and TLC has the series premiere of Spouse vs. House.

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Prime Picks

The Middle (ABC): New. The family tries to give Frankie a day by herself for Mother’s Day, but things don’t go as planned.
Better With You (ABC): New. Joel is trying to get Mia the perfect baby stroller. Maddie isn’t feeling all that passionate about being a lawyer anymore.

Modern Family (ABC): New. Claire and Gloria plan a hike with the kids for Mother’s Day. Runs 31 minutes.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Travis has a big decision to make and Jules is trying not to meddle. Everyone attempts to stop taking advantage of the others in the cul-de-sac crew. Runs 29 minutes.

Justified (FX): Season Finale. Rayland is searching for a missing person and ends up in the middle of a war between Boyd and the Bennetts. Runs 63 minutes. Plays twice and again later.

Other Options

  • Breaking In (FOX): New. The only copy of The Goonies sequel goes missing while the team is on the job and Cash falls under suspicion for the theft. Plays after the 90 minute American Idol and runs 30 minutes.
  • Criminal Minds (CBS): New. The team heads to North Carolina after a woman is found badly injured and another is missing.
  • Happy Endings (ABC): New. Two episodes play tonight. In the first, Brad is playing matchmaker for someone at work and Penny wishes that she’d never invited Jane to join her at her martial arts class. In the second, Dave decides to quit his job and open a restaurant and Jane and Max are competing in silly challenges.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. The guys test whether the first torpedo could’ve hit a target 800 feet away. Plays again later. Last week’s episode replays right before.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Wednesday Night Baseball MLB action with the Los Angeles Angels at the Boston Red Sox.
  • TNT has doubleheader NBA playoff action with the Atlanta Hawks at the Chicago Bulls followed by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Versus has doubleheader NHL playoff action.

Late Night

  • Justified (FX): Repeat. Last week’s episode, “Reckoning,” replays.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 12 episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.
Syfy has 11 episodes of Stargate SG-1.
USA has 10 episodes of NCIS.
WE tv has 14 episodes of The Locator early.

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