Watch With Amanda: What’s on TV this week? May 7 – 13

This week’s TV highlights include season finales for Castle, New Girl, Vampire Diaries, The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Fringe! Get your PVR’s ready!

Monday May 7th

Bones (8pm): A film adaptation of Brennan’s latest book takes her and Booth to Los Angeles for the production, where Brennan criticizes the acting and disregard for science, but the trip takes a strange turn when a prop cadaver happens to be a real murder victim. Meanwhile, Booth gets a job offer to work on the studio lot; and Cam’s past comes back to haunt her. Check out the “epic” trailer for the fictional movie below.

Hart of Dixie (9pm): Zoe feels guilty for not realizing her friend was ill. Meanwhile, Lavon urges Wade to open his own bar; and Lemon plans a special evening for herself and George, hoping to rekindle their romance.

Castle (10pm): SEASON FINALE! When the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to keep her safe.

Tuesday May 8th

Glee (8pm): In “Prom-asaurus” class president Brittany uses her bully pulpit to promote the prom. Then, after the king and queen nominations are announced, the kids start campaigning while outcasts organize a rival celebration.
Song list for this episode:
– Brittany and the Cheerios, “Dinosaur” by Kesha
– Quinn and Santana, “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin
– New Directions, “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
– Santana, “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez
– Rachel, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie

Cougar Town (8:30pm): Jules throws a hurricane party when she can’t do much about an approaching storm, but she feels she can prevent a potential disaster when Travis wants to pursue a romance with Laurie, who just ended a long-distance flirtation with a soldier.

New Girl (9pm):  SEASON FINALE! Nick decides to move out of the loft in the Season 1 finale “See Ya”. Meanwhile, Winston faces his fear of the dark when the gang makes an unexpected trip to the desert; Schmidt and Cece’s relationship reaches a turning point.

Private Practice (10pm): A patient’s father and partner heatedly clash on a course of treatment, so Pete must decide, and his decision affects him as well as them. Meanwhile, Jake suspects that Amelia could give in to substance-abuse temptation; Sheldon and Violet treat a family concerned about the father’s new sexual appetite; and Addison and Sam struggle to define their relationship as baby Henry draws them closer to each other.

Wednesday May 9th

Modern Family (9pm): When the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan hits Disneyland, it comes with a side of motion sickness, achy feet, and a wayward toddler. Phil tries to keep up with Luke, Claire is shocked when they run into Dylan, Jay and Gloria disagree about sensible shoes for the day, and Mitch and Cam try to contain Lily’s new affinity for running.

Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 (9:30pm): June tries to sell homemade jam to make extra money, but things get sticky when Chloe gets involved. Meanwhile, James launches his own brand of skinny jeans.

Revenge (10pm): An episode set in 2002 focuses on a young, reckless Amanda before she transformed into Emily. Nolan persuades her to read her dad’s journals, which serve as a catalyst for her to spy on the Graysons and develop a plan to get justice for her father.

Law & Order: SVU (10pm): Detectives investigate a string of hate crimes against gay men, and the victims include the new fiancé of Fin’s son. A private-school teacher is then similarly brutalized, and the evidence in his case points to a possible cover-up.

Thursday May 10th

Community (8pm): Abed develops a conspiracy theory and determines that Dean Pelton is an impostor. His search for the truth, however, lands him in mandatory therapy sessions after he’s caught sneaking around campus.

The Vampire Diaries (8pm): SEASON FINALE! The third season concludes with Elena wishing she could go back to simpler times when her parents were alive. Meanwhile, Stefan and Damon leave Mystic Falls on a mission; and Caroline and Tyler are forced to make a life-altering decision. Here’s your sneak peek at the finale:

Missing (8pm): Becca tries to flee Europe as the CIA and local police close in on her. Meanwhile, Dax learns who his real enemies are.

Grey’s Anatomy (9pm): The residents make their postresidency decisions; Mark tells Derek that he’s torn between Lexie and Julia; Ben has special plans for Bailey, but she’s preoccupied with work; and Arizona encourages Nick, her childhood friend, to have surgery. Meanwhile, a couple on their third honeymoon arrive at the hospital complaining of mysterious symptoms.

The Office (9pm): SEASON FINALE! Dwight offers free family portraits for the staffers and goes to great lengths to steal a DNA sample from Angela’s baby to prove his paternity. Elsewhere, a pilfered diaper results in a high-speed car chase; Andy poses as a janitor and stages a covert coup; and Robert considers taking on a new business endeavor.

Parks & Recreation (9:30pm): SEASON FINALE! Election Day arrives in Pawnee, and the race between Leslie and Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd) is neck-and-neck. While waiting for the results, everyone reflects on what the future might bring.

Scandal (10pm): As Gideon investigates Amanda, scenes from the past reveal the contentious primary race between Fitz and his now-Vice President, how Olivia and Fitz first met on the campaign trail, and how each of Olivia’s associates joined the team in “The Trail.”

Friday May 11th

Nikita (8pm): Percy threatens the President the United States (guest star Cameron Daddo), and Nikita realizes the best way to stop him is to go into the belly of the beast — Division — itself in “Crossbow.”

Who Do You Think You Are (8pm): Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live) mines for information about his father’s family history in an investigative study that directs him from Chicago to Pennsylvania’s coal mines.

Grimm (9pm): After Juliette stumbles upon a brutal murder in “Big Feet,” Nick learns the suspected creature (guest star Kenneth Mitchell) is suffering from a mysterious condition — the inability to completely return to human form.

Fringe (9pm): SEASON FINALE! In the conclusion of the Season 4 finale, the Fringe team is desperate to prevent a catastrophic event that could cause mass death and destruction. Check out The Red-Headed Mule’s Clarence Riley’s recap of Part 1 and watch the promo for this weeks finale below.

Saturday May 12th

Saturday Night Live (11:30pm): Will Ferrell hosts. Musical guest is Usher.

Sunday May 13th

Game Of Thrones (9pm): Cersei has advice for Sansa; Jaime encounters a distant relative; Daenerys is invited to enter the House of the Undying in Qarth; Theon heads a search party; Jon loses his way in the wilderness.

The Killing (9pm): Holder disappears and a desperate Sarah goes looking for him; Stan decides to take matters into his own hands; and Richmond returns to City Hall.

Nurse Jackie (9pm): Jackie dreams about sex (with Cruz) and drugs but no rock and roll, although Kevin rocks her to her core when he sues for full custody of their daughters. At the hospital, Cruz detects holes in Jackie’s employment history, and she’s surprised when she catches him exhibiting a kindly bedside manner to a trauma patient. Later, Lenny and Zoey get engaged, but Zoey still has questions about their relationship; Jackie, O’Hara and Akalitus treat a transgender teen.

Mad Men (10pm): Don’s competitive nature comes to the fore; Roger pursues some new clients; Sally is met with a challenge.

Veep (10pm): Dan and Amy try to figure out if an Asian-American war hero-cum-governor could be a political threat to Selina. Meanwhile, Selina and Mike prep for her “Meet the Press” interview; and Gary and Amy make a startling discovery about Selina’s romantic life.

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