What to Watch Tonight: Modern Family, Cougar Town & Happy Endings

by Jason the TVaholic on May 18, 2011

in Tonight on the Tube

News & Notes

Pre-Order Cougar Town Season 2 on DVD at AmazonTonight, CBS has the sixth season finale of Criminal Minds, The CW has the 16th season finale of America’s Next Top Model, and NBC has the 12th season finale of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Listen to the latest TV times Three Podcast: Ep.98, “The Justified Fringe Who Game.” I was joined by guests @kyool and @popculturezoo this week. We talked about the Justified S.2 finale, Michael Scott’s departure on The Office, the Fringe S.3 finale, Doctor Who, and Game of Thrones, along with some recent TV news items and TV on DVD picks.

Prime Picks

The Middle (ABC): New. Axl is going up against his nemesis for a job. Sue can’t decide on which bathing suit to get. Runs 30 minutes. A repeat episode follows. Next week is the season finale.

Modern Family (ABC): New. Jay is trying to hide some cosmetic surgery that didn’t go as planned. Cameron doesn’t like it when Mitchell laughs at his expense. Runs 31 minutes. Next week is the season finale.
Cougar Town (ABC): New. Jules attempts some tough love, as Travis begins to spiral down even further after his breakup. Bobby and Laurie get some business advice from Lou Diamond Phillips. Runs 29 minutes. Next week is the season finale.

Happy Endings (ABC): New. Two new episodes play tonight. In the first, Penny doesn’t like that Alex is planning a series of girls’ nights. Jane gets Brad to go out for the night. In the second, Dave and Alex get everyone to go to a concert, but things don’t work out as they had planned. Next week is the season finale.

Other Options

  • Criminal Minds (CBS): Season Finale. The team is looking into a human trafficking ring. Changes are coming for the team.
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel): New. Adam and Jamie are battling each other in “Spy Car 2.” Last week’s episode replays right before. Both play again later.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has Wednesday Night Baseball MLB action with the Colorado Rockies at the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • TNT has NBA playoff action with the Miami Heat at the Chicago Bulls.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 15 episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker.
Syfy has eight episodes of Scariest Places on Earth early.
USA has 10 episodes of NCIS.
WE tv has seven episodes of Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? early and later 10 episodes of The Golden Girls.

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