Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? April 30 – May 6

This week’s highlights include a Hawaii Five-O and NCIS: LA crossover, the NYADA auditions on Glee, and we mourn Starburns on Community.

Monday April 30th

How I Met Your Mother (8pm): When Lily and Marshall have a baby shower in “Good Crazy,” Marshall starts to panic upon realizing the baby is coming soon. Meanwhile, Ted and Robin come to terms with their relationship, and Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) takes Marshall on a road trip.

Bones (8pm): When a corpse turns up in the woods in “The Family in the Feud,” the Jeffersonian team connects it to a 100-year-old feud between two families. Meanwhile, Brennan’s dad offers to babysit his granddaughter.

Hart of Dixie (9pm): In “The Race & the Relationship,” Wade signs up for the Bluebell Battle in hopes of winning the $5,000 prize, but when he can’t find a race partner, he swallows his pride and asks Zoe. Meanwhile, George and Lemon meet with Reverend Mayfair (guest star Peter Mackenzie) to discuss their relationship issues.

Castle (10pm): When Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a man with human bite marks on his body in “Undead Again,” Castle’s wild theories start flying. But none are as wild as what their only witness insists happened — a Zombie attack. As the evidence pointing towards an undead assailant piles up, the team plunges into New York’s Zombie subculture to find the killer and bring him in — dead, undead, or alive.

Hawaii Five-0 (10pm): In “Pa Make Loa (Touch of Death),” the first episode of a two-night crossover event with NCIS: Los Angeles, Five-0 and the NCIS: Los Angeles task force team up in Hawaii when a suspect threatens to release a deadly virus.

Tuesday May 1st 

Glee (8pm): Rachel and Kurt audition for the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts, and Puck makes a choice concerning his future after he has a meeting with his father.  With the title of this episode called “Choke”, I’m thinking the NYADA auditions may not go as planned.

Cougar Town (8:30pm): Jules struggles to accept the fact that Holly, the mother of Grayson’s baby, is a part of their lives, and it doesn’t help when Travis and the young mom share an attraction. Meanwhile, Andy mulls a mayoral run on a platform involving beach weddings; and Laurie helps Bobby make sense of his inappropriate comments at the cake shop.

New Girl (9pm): Nick and Jess run into their exes Caroline and Paul (Justin Long); Schmidt deals with a delicate medical issue; Winston has a wild night out with his boss and suffers the consequences; Cece introduces Schmidt to her grandmother.

NCIS: Los Angeles (9pm): In part two of the Hawaii Five-0–NCIS: Los Angeles crossover event, “Touch of Death,” the joint NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 task force travels from Hawaii to Los Angeles when the lead suspect in the case moves to the mainland — deadly virus in tow.

Private Practice (10pm): A pregnant illegal immigrant takes drastic measures to ensure that her baby will be a U.S. citizen. Meanwhile, Cooper and Violet work with a family whose young daughter has gender-identity disorder; and Violet wants more time in couples therapy with Pete before they resume dating.

Wednesday May 2nd

Modern Family (9pm): The Dunphys are in the market for a new car and Phil makes a spontaneous purchase without Claire. Meanwhile, Jay is determined to get to his high school reunion with Gloria and Manny in tow, and Lily loses her favorite stuffed animal on a public metro train, leaving Mitch and Cam with an inconsolable toddler in “Planes, Trains, and Cars.”

Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 (9:30pm): June is devastated when she receives a wedding invitation addressed to her and her ex-fiancé, so Chloe tries to bolster her confidence—and does too good a job.

Revenge (10pm): A newly discovered photo of David on the day of his death gives Emily new clues. Meanwhile, Grayson Global undergoes an investigation by the SEC; and the press get hostile in anticipation of Daniel’s expected release.

Law & Order: SVU (10pm): Detectives search for a missing teenage girl who vanished while looking for her biological father, an anonymous sperm donor. A puzzling prime suspect who’s targeted several young women soon emerges.

Thursday May 3rd

Community (8pm): The death of a classmate gives Britta a chance to play counselor to the others by using the psychology lessons she’s recently learned, but Jeff appears unaffected by the loss. Elsewhere, Chang makes a play to gain more power over campus security when the memorial service turns into a riot.

The Vampire Diaries (8pm): In “Before Sunset,” Klaus tries to leave town with Elena, but finds resistance from a surprising new enemy. As events spiral out of control, Damon and Stefan enlist Tyler’s help, and Bonnie and Jeremy take a terrifying risk to make sure a difficult spell is effective.

Missing (8pm): Dax and Violet try to capture Becca; Becca learns more about her real enemy.

30 Rock (8:30pm): Angie launches her new fashion line, which brings her reality show’s intrusive cameras back to “TGS.” Yet Angie’s show ends up focusing on dramas swirling around Jack, as he receives news about his wife and then faces his feelings for Diana.

Grey’s Anatomy (9pm): The residents agonize over their oral boards; the doctors work on a patient who is missing one third of his skull; Julia asks Mark to start a family with her; and Catherine tells Richard one of his residents has failed — all in “Let the Bad Times Roll.”

The Office (9pm) :Andy gears up for his comeback at Dunder Mifflin. Meanwhile, a boozy Robert California closes a nearby branch, creating a turf war when Jim and Dwight are pitted against another salesman (played by True Blood’s Chris Bauer).

Parks & Recreation (9:30pm): Leslie embarks on a bus tour on the final day of her campaign, but she becomes distracted by the sudden death of an important person in Pawnee. Elsewhere, Andy investigates a security threat, while Chris discovers a surprising cure for his depression.

Scandal (10pm): The disappearance of Amanda Tanner gives Huck an opportunity to dust off his uncanny espionage skills to find out where she is. Meanwhile, the firm defends a pilot’s reputation from accusations after a commercial plane crashes with no survivors; and the president tries to bridge the considerable gap between him and the vice president to pass key legislation.

Friday May 4th

Nikita (8pm): When it looks like Percy’s nuclear weapons plan is getting out of control in “Dead Drop,” Ryan (guest star Noah Bean) suggests they go to the Director of the CIA, Morgan Kendrick (guest star Brian Howe), for help. Nikita is vehemently opposed to the plan and is surprised when Michael takes Ryan’s side. Meanwhile, Percy’s men shoot Sean, shaking Alex to the core.

Who Do You Think You Are (8pm): Rashida Jones explores her maternal family history in a genealogical journey that includes investigative trips to Manhattan and Ireland.

Grimm (9pm): Nick and Hank investigate the mysterious death of a wealthy matriarch, and Juliette does some digging into the mysterious death of Nick’s parents in an effort to help him find closure in “Happily Ever Aftermath.”

Fringe (9pm): Part 1 of 2. Walter reluctantly revisits his painful past after terrifying cases of spontaneous human combustion. Meanwhile, the future of both universes is at stake when the Fringe team faces David Robert Jones in the mother of all battles.

Saturday May 5th

Saturday Night Live (11:30pm): Eli Manning hosts. Musical guest is Rihanna.

Sunday May 6th

Game Of Thrones (9pm): In “The Old Gods and the New,” Arya gets a surprise visitor, Princess Myrcella is sent away from King’s Landing, Theon Greyjoy successfully hatches his plan, Robb and Catelyn receive important news, and at the Fist of the First Men, the ranger Qhorin Halfhand gives Jon Snow the opportunity to prove his worth.

The Killing (9pm): The investigation refocuses on the casino; Stan has an uneasy face-to-face with Richmond; tension grips the Larsen house.

Nurse Jackie (9pm): A forlorn Jackie gets a surprise when she invites Kevin to lunch. Back at the hospital, Cruz’s new dress code has the staff up in arms; and Zoey puts up posters seeking a new roommate.

Mad Men (10pm): Peggy harbors a secret; Pete steps up for a friend; and Don gets a surprise in “Lady Lazarus.”

Veep (10pm): Selina celebrates 20 years in Washington, D.C., but tries to keep a low profile after a newspaper article paints her as a diva and rumors float about her feud with the first lady. Meanwhile, Selina’s college-age daughter arrives for a visit, and is surprised that her mother is looking for a dog but appalled by her reaction to “Selina” being on the list of names for hurricanes.

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