What to Watch Tonight: Season Finales of The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Parks & Recreation and More

by Jason the TVaholic on May 19, 2011

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News & Notes

Pre-Order The Office S.7 on DVD at AmazonTonight, ABC has the fourth season finale of Wipeout, the seventh season finale of Grey’s Anatomy and the fourth season finale of Private Practice, CBS has the third season finale of The Big Bang Theory, the fifth season finale of Rules of Engagement and the third season finale of The Mentalist, FOX has the sixth season finale of Bones, and NBC has seventh season finale of The Office and the third season finale of Parks & Recreation.

Prime Picks

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): Season Finale. Wolowitz is getting even more teased by the guys after Bernadette gets her Ph.D. and he still lacks one. Raj ends up as Sheldon’s roommate. Runs 31 minutes.
Rules of Engagement (CBS): Season Finale. Russell makes a mistake with a cruise he booked. Timmy settles and argument for Audrey and Jeff. Starts a minute after the half hour and runs 29 minutes.

The Office (NBC): Season Finale. Jim heads up the committee searching for a new manager and they interview the candidates, which includes two of their own and Dwight trying to get back in the running.

Parks & Recreation (NBC): New. The Parks Department isn’t too happy about the changes Chris is making.
Parks & Recreation (NBC): Season Finale. The members of the Parks Department are putting together a memorial service. Tom has a big decision to make. Chris doesn’t react well to a health problem.

Solid Selections

Iron Chef America (Food Network): Repeat. This past Sunday’s episode with Chicago Chef Todd Stein taking on Iron Chef Bobby Flay replays. Plays again later

The Mentalist (CBS): Season Finale. Jane learns who the mole in the CBI is, which leads to a meeting between him and Red John. Runs two hours.

Other Options

  • Bones (FOX): Season Finale. Booth and Bones go undercover at a bowling alley to flush out the killer of a man that was found lodged in the pinsetter.
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Season Finale. Everyone finds out what Meredith did. Cristina may have to choose between her relationship and her career. The new chief resident is selected. Runs 61 minutes.
  • Private Practice (ABC): Season Finale. The future of the medical practice is in question. Addison gets a proposition from a new admirer. Starts a minute after the hour and runs 59 minutes.
  • Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime): New. Things are still pretty frosty between Ben and Belle. Plays again later.
  • Smallville (The CW): Repeat. The two hour series finale episode replays.

Sports Notes

  • ESPN has NBA playoff action with the should still be in Seattle Sonics at the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Versus has NHL playoff action.

TV Marathons

Bravo has 17 episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County.
Oxygen has 10 episodes of Snapped.
Spike TV has 12 episodes of Jail.
Syfy has 17 episodes of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
USA has seven episodes of House followed by eight episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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