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Thursday, May 10: A Star-Studded Guest List on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Season Finale

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Thursday, May 10

The Big Bang Theory: “The Bow Tie Asymmetry”
CBS, 8pm
Season Finale!
Sheldon and Amy (Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik) have quite the wedding guest list! Jerry O’Connell (as Sheldon’s bro), Laurie Metcalf (his mom), plus Wil Wheaton, Teller, Kathy Bates and Mark Hamill all appear.

Safe
Netflix
New Series!
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) returns to television in this new series from bestselling crime thriller author Harlan Coben. After his teenage daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets about the people closest to him.

Grey’s Anatomy: “Cold as Ice”
ABC, 8pm
One of Grey Sloan Memorial’s own is seriously injured, leading the team to reflect on what is truly important to them. Meanwhile, Nicole Herman (Geena Davis) pays a visit to Grey Sloan and talks to Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) about an exciting opportunity.

Young Sheldon
CBS, 8:30pm
Season Finale!
In the Season 1 finale, “Vanilla Ice Cream, Gentlemen Callers, and a Dinette Set,” Sheldon (Iain Armitage) interferes when Meemaw (Annie Potts) is pursued by two gentlemen callers (recurring stars Richard Kind and Wallace Shawn).

Station 19: “Hot Box”
ABC, 9pm
In the final days before the new Station 19 captain is announced, Pruitt (Miguel Sandoval) warns Andy (Jaina Lee Ortiz) not to be disappointed with the outcome. Meanwhile, Ben (Jason George) gets upset with Pruitt for telling Bailey (Chandra Wilson) the dangers of firefighting, and the team gets trapped inside the garage of a burning house, putting several lives at risk.

Mom
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
Cap and … frown? The college graduation of single mother Christy (Anna Faris) should be a happy time for her and strong-willed mom Bonnie (Allison Janney), both recovering alcoholics. But unexpected circumstances dim the pomp on the sharp comedy. Christy discovers that her ex Patrick (Steven Weber) is getting hitched. In a fit of anger and sadness, she picks up an old habit: gambling.

Chicago Fire: “One for the Ages/The Grand Gesture”
NBC, 9pm
Season Finale!
The two-hour season finale begins at a special time. In “One for the Ages,” Boden (Eamonn Walker) takes a big step toward a major career decision, while Kidd (Miranda Rae Mayo) becomes increasingly distrustful of Renée’s (guest star Sarah Shahi) motives with Severide (Taylor Kinney). Then, in “The Grand Gesture,” Boden’s chances for a promotion are met with potential complications; Dawson (Monica Raymund) and Casey (Jesse Spencer) don’t see eye-to-eye on an important decision; and Kidd finds herself struggling to find time with Severide.

Atlanta: “Crabs in a Barrel”
FX, 10pm
Season Finale!
Another season of the trippy, visionary comedy about Georgia rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin and manager Earn (Donald Glover) comes to a close. The episode title, “Crabs in a Barrel,” doesn’t hint at a happy ending, though.

S.W.A.T.: “Hunted”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Hunted,” Hondo (Shemar Moore) and Deacon (Jay Harrington) must apply all their training and skills to evade a gang of armed mercenaries pursuing them in the mountains.

Friday, May 11

Bill Nye Saves the World
Netflix
Season Premiere!
Bill Nye returns for Season 3 of his show, which finds the scientist and educator continuing to tackle topics from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths and refuting anti-scientific claims.

The Kissing Booth
Netflix
Original Film!
This is a film adaptation of teenage author Beth Reekles’ young-adult novel of the same name (Reekles wrote the book when she was 15). It follows a 16-year-old girl, who loves to party but who has never been kissed, as she is suddenly swept up in a romance with the hottest boy in school. Joey King and Joel Courtney star, along with Molly Ringwald, who is no stranger to teen dramas herself.

Dynasty: “Dead Scratch”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
Hopefully someone’s checking the guest list for Moldavians, because Sammy Jo (Rafael de la Fuente) and Steven (James Mackay) are prepping to tie the knot and we remember what happens when folks on Dynasty get hitched …

BattleBots
Discovery Channel, 8pm
Season Premiere!
The robot-fighting series returns, featuring machines from all over the world duking it out for supremacy in the ever-growing world of robot combat sports. Chris Rose and Kenny Florian return to call the action, while Jessica Chobot serves as sideline reporter, with Faruq Tauheed back as ring announcer. New episodes will also air on Science Channel beginning May 16.

Meghan Markle: An American Princess
FOX, 8pm
Days before the royal wedding, FOX presents an inside look at Meghan Markle’s life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937. With insight from broadcast journalist Piers Morgan, Meghan’s half-sister Samantha, Harry’s biographer Katie Nicholl and Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell, the two-hour special will examine Meghan’s life before Harry, and explore how both her career as an actress and her passion for activism might shape her role as a member of the royal family.

Blindspot: “Defection”
NBC, 8pm
Jane (Jaimie Alexander) is forced to recruit someone from her past to help take down a dangerous alliance.

Hawaii Five-0
CBS, 9pm
Recurring cast members Terry O’Quinn and Willie Garson return in the new episode “Ka Lālā Kaukonakona Haki ’Ole I Ka Pā A Ka Makani Kona (The Tough Branch That Does Not Break in the Kona Gale).” McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) joins Junior (Beulah Koale) and his Navy SEAL team on a covert mission to capture an elusive target who is holding his mentor, Joe White (O’Quinn), hostage.

Live From Lincoln Center: “Andrew Rannells in Concert”
PBS, 9pm
Known for his Tony-nominated, Grammy-winning performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon and as Elijah in HBO’s Girls, Andrew Rannells brings his signature blend of superb vocal prowess and wry wit to a sparkling set of songs.

Blue Bloods: “My Aim Is True”
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!
Police commissioner and patriarch Frank (Tom Selleck) has a hunch about a rash of recent murders. “He believes they’re tied to an old case that resulted in an overturned conviction and a reward for the six men wrongly imprisoned,” executive producer Kevin Wade reveals. “So the whole family bands together to investigate.” On the personal front, Detective Danny (Donnie Wahlberg), who’s been grieving his late wife, Linda, for a year, begins to move on. Danny’s brother, beat cop Jamie (Will Estes), also deals with matters of the heart. His relationship with partner Eddie (Vanessa Ray) “takes a surprising turn,” Wade hints.

Saturday, May 12

Verizon IndyCar Series: INDYCAR Grand Prix
ABC, 3:30pm Live
Top IndyCar drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and others take to the road course that incorporates part of the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the INDYCAR Grand Prix on ABC.

Abuse of Power
Oxygen, 7pm
New Series!
Oxygen’s latest foray into juicy true crime could be called Men Behaving Badly. Lauren Sivan hosts this look at prominent figures’ misdeeds that kicks off with a spotlight on Atlanta lawyer Fred Tokars, who hired a hit man to kill his wife in the 1990s.

Ransom: “Legacy”
CBS, 8pm
In the new episode “Legacy,” Eric (Luke Roberts) fights to save his mother, renowned surgeon Annette Beaumont (guest star Maria Ricossa), after she is kidnapped and ordered to perform heart surgery on a dangerous crime boss. Eric soon realizes he needs help from his estranged father, Phillip Hingston (guest star John Bourgeois).

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kansas 400
FS1, 8pm Live
Top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer take on Kansas Speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval in this primetime race on FS1.

Patrick Melrose
Showtime, 9pm
New Miniseries!
Showtime’s new limited series is based on the wildly popular British book series written by Edward St. Aubyn, and based loosely on his fascinating life. In a tour de force, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the titular character, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and a mother who passively condoned it. Each episode is devoted to one of the five novels in the book series and hilariously skewers the upper class. From childhood trauma, to wild substance abuse as an adult, and ultimately toward recovery, the humorous and jaw-dropping saga encompasses the South of France in the 1960s, New York in the ’80s and Britain in the early 2000s.

Saturday Night Live: “Amy Schumer/Kacey Musgraves”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Comedian/actress Amy Schumer, now starring in the feature film I Feel Pretty, returns to SNL for her second time as host. She is joined by country music singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves, who is making her first appearance as musical guest.

Sunday, May 13

Mum
BritBox
Season Premiere!
Seen through the eyes of the titular “mum,” a woman named Cathy (Oscar nominee Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread), Season 2 of this British comedy continues to follow the 60-year-old as she finds herself at a crossroads following the death of her husband. Over the course of one year, Cathy must navigate the realities of this new phase in her life alongside the good intentions of her lovably baffling family. Peter Mullan (Ozark) also stars. Season 1 of the acclaimed hit is also available on BritBox if you need to catch up.

The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
Netflix
Season Finale!
Joel McHale ends the first season of his new talk show.

Mother’s Day Marathon: The Best of Edith and Florida
getTV, beginning at 1:30pm

Spend Mother’s Day laughing with Mom at the first ladies of TV’s funniest families, Edith Bunker and Florida Evans. To celebrate, getTV will air classic back-to-back episodes of All in the Family and Good Times showcasing the talents of Jean Stapleton and Esther Rolle. View the complete marathon schedule at get.tv.

NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
ABC, 3:30pm Live

The Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on ABC. Games 2 through 7 (if necessary) of the best-of-seven-game series will air on ESPN.

Killing Eve: “Take Me to the Hole!”
BBC America, 8pm
When a female assassin is taken into custody in Moscow, Eve (Sandra Oh) and Carolyn (Fiona Shaw) try to gain access to interview her, while Villanelle (Jodie Comer) is also in Russia to execute her own plans.

Legends & Lies: The Civil War: “Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag”
FOX News Channel, 8pm

On the eighth episode of FOX News Channel’s Legends & Lies: The Civil War “Jefferson Davis: The Black Flag,” host Brian Kilmeade examines the story of Jefferson Davis as he resigns his seat in the Senate to take command of the Confederate States of America. Throughout the transition, Davis finds himself sharing much in common with President Abraham Lincoln, but in the crucible of war, only one president will rise to the challenge.

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance
Lifetime, 8pm
Original Film!
Days before the wedding event of the year, Lifetime takes viewers inside the lives and love of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, diving into the challenges that each has faced and the events that ultimately brought them together. Parisa Fitz-Henley stars as the actress turned future royal and shares that getting swept up in “Harry & Meghan-mania” has had an unexpected effect. She laughs, “One of the surprising things about this experience for me is that now I have actual wedding jitters, and it’s not my wedding!”

Little Women
PBS, 8pm
New Miniseries!
Spend Mother’s Day with Marmee, one of classic literature’s most beloved matriarchs and mom to spirited teen sisters Amy, Beth, Meg and Jo March, the “little women” of Louisa May Alcott’s masterwork. As part of its Masterpiece anthology, PBS tapped the folks who brought you Wolf Hall, Call the Midwife and Upstairs Downstairs to create this delicious, faithful rendition of the classic tale that stars Emily Watson as Marmee, Angela Lansbury as Aunt March and splendid newcomer Maya Hawke (Uma Thurman’s daughter) as feisty, faithful Jo. Part 2 airs May 20.

Fear the Walking Dead: “Laura”
AMC, 9pm
The arrival of a wounded visitor in John Dorie’s (Garret Dillahunt) life forces him to change his ways.

NCIS: Los Angeles: “Venganza”
CBS, 9pm
NCIS investigates the murder of a federal prison inmate who was the adopted daughter of a notorious counterfeiter. Guest star Bar Paly returns as Anna Kolcheck in the new episode “Venganza.”

Timeless: “The General/Chinatown”
NBC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Two back-to-back episodes round out the time-traveling series’ second season. In “The General,” the Mothership jumps to South Carolina in 1863, where they partner with a courageous Union spy and military leader — Harriet Tubman — to thwart Rittenhouse’s plan to alter the outcome of the Civil War. Then, in “Chinatown,” when Jiya (Claudia Doumit) makes a daring escape from Rittenhouse that strands her in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1888 with no way home, the fractured Time Team goes back to save her.

Madam Secretary: “Protocol”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Protocol,” terrorists threaten to cause a flood in the Middle East that could kill millions of people, and Elizabeth’s (Téa Leoni) hopes of getting a neighboring country to close the dam fade after the government suddenly goes dark during a coup.

Breaking Homicide: “The Honolulu Strangler”
Investigation Discovery, 10pm
Hawaii’s capital city is the location of Derrick and Kris’ latest case. It’s been over 30 years since a brutal serial killer terrified this tropical paradise, savagely murdering five young women. Can the team find the perpetrator who committed these heinous crimes?

Monday, May 14

Lucifer: “A Devil of My Word”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
Having spent most of this season sorting out her missing time in Hell, Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) may finally be headed for redemption — and an actual romance with Det. Dan Espinoza (Kevin Alejandro) — in what sounds like one hot finale.

The Voice: “Live Semifinal Performances”
NBC, 8pm Live
The top eight artists perform in front of the coaches. Plus, the artists team up for competitive mashup duets.

NBA Playoffs: Western Conference Finals, Game 1
TNT, 9pm Live

The Golden State Warriors are at the Houston Rockets for Game 1 of the best-of-seven-game Western Conference finals series. TNT has exclusive coverage of the series.

Superior Donuts: “Donut Day Afternoon”
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
An armed robbery at the shop inspires some soul-searching. Employee Franco (Jermaine Fowler) and food-trucker Sofia (Diane Guerrero) find themselves acting on their long-brewing attraction. But what about his girlfriend, Tavi (Shamikah Martinez), and their summer-in-Italy plans?

The Resident: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
FOX, 9pm
Season Finale!
On the season ender, Conrad (Matt Czuchry) tries to save on-and-off love Nic (Emily VanCamp) from corrupt Dr. Hunter (Melina Kanakaredes) — once and for all.

Evil Talks: Chilling Confessions: “The Killer Collective”
Investigation Discovery, 9pm
Season Finale!
After a violent home invasion near Grand Rapids, Mich., ends in murder, Detectives Marty Albert and Marcus Glover have six men in six interrogation rooms. One is the mastermind; one is the murderer. The only way to find out who’s who is to get them to talk — or they may all get away with murder.

Elementary: “Pushing Buttons”
CBS, 10pm
In the new episode “Pushing Buttons,” Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) enter the world of rare antiquities when they investigate a case in which a victim was killed during a Revolutionary War re-enactment.

Food Paradise: “Mac N’ Cheese Paradise”
Cooking Channel, 10pm
Warning: This episode is devoted to hot spots serving the gooiest, guiltiest versions of mac and cheese you can imagine.

Running Wild With Bear Grylls: “Keri Russell”
NBC, 10pm
Actress Keri Russell joins Bear on an epic journey to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. After battling the dangerous, rolling rocks of a massive volcano, the duo descends into a mysterious canyon where they source a meager dinner of undigested seeds from a pigeon carcass, and test their luck with a grappling hook to escape the towering canyon walls. Along the way, Keri reveals her path to fame, her love of family and the playful struggles of costarring in The Americans alongside her partner Matthew Rhys.

X Company: “Night Will End”
Ovation, 10pm
Franz Faber (Torben Liebrecht) uses increasingly inhuman techniques to get Alfred (Jack Laskey) to break, while Sinclair (Hugh Dillon), now on the ground in France, leads the team on a daring rescue attempt.

Royal Wedding Watch
PBS, 10pm
New Series!
Wanna get whipped up into an anticipatory frenzy over you-know-what? Each night leading up to May 19, PBS will air a new special — cohosted in London by Meredith Vieira and the BBC’s Matt Baker — exploring every nook and cranny of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials. (The premiere examines bridal etiquette in the Windsor family.)

Tuesday, May 15

Roseanne: “Netflix & Pill”
ABC, 8pm
After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) reveals the whole truth about her bad knee to Dan (John Goodman). Casino waitress Crystal (Natalie West) announces her retirement and Becky (Lecy Goranson) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) compete for the job and its benefits.

NCIS: “Fallout”
CBS, 8pm
While Gibbs (Mark Harmon) attends the memorial service for a friend who was lost at sea, he discovers that the deceased, Navy Capt. Phillip Brooks (guest star Don Lake), has been hiding in a fallout shelter after his boat was attacked and he swam to shore. Susan Walters also guest-stars in the new episode “Fallout.”

MasterChef Junior: “The Road to the Finale”
FOX, 8pm
Days before the season finale, MasterChef host Gordon Ramsay looks back at his favorite moments from this season.

The Voice: “Live Semifinal Results”
NBC, 8pm Live
Three artists will be revealed as safe by America’s votes. After these finalists are revealed, the bottom two performers will be sent home immediately, while the middle three contestants will compete in the Instant Save for the last spot in the finale.

black-ish: “Dream Home”
ABC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Can this marriage be saved? As Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) live separate lives and split time with the kids, they start to realize how much they did rely on each other and how hard it is being on their own. And when Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon, Bow doesn’t think it’s suitable for the kids.

Below Deck Mediterranean
Bravo, 9pm
Season Premiere!
In Season 3, Capt. Sandy Yawn pilots the 178-foot superyacht Talisman Maiton along Italy’s scenic Amalfi Coast. Joining Capt. Sandy are members of her crew from last season, including Hannah Ferrier (chief stew) and Adam Glick (chef), and a new set of “yachties” who must learn to cater to the whims of their exclusive guests and discover the risks of mixing business with pleasure.

NCIS: New Orleans: “Checkmate”
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
With a name like Pride (Scott Bakula), the ex-NCIS boss isn’t going down easy. Especially not in a finale! On trial for abuse of power (due to a season-long frame-up), he can’t use his old team, so he corrals a new one. We already know some, like scrappy journo Oliver (Mark Gessner) and fan-fave hacker Elvis (Tom Arnold). In addition to saving Pride, they’ll try to stop a (possibly related) threat to the city’s Fleet Week. Also a key player: a deputy chief who’s been sucked into the conspiracy (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips).

New Girl: “The Curse of the Pirate Bride/Engram Pattersky”
FOX, 9pm
Series Finale!
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) make two life-changing decisions, and Winston (Lamorne Morris) and Aly’s (guest star Nasim Pedrad) big day arrives. Then, the gang takes a tour down memory lane and plays one last round of “True American.” Dermot Mulroney, Rob Reiner, Jamie Lee Curtis, June Diane Raphael and Zoe Lister-Jones guest-star.

Rise: “Opening Night”
NBC, 9pm
Season Finale!
During opening night of Spring Awakening, personal crises and dilemmas percolate in the wings backstage as Simon (Ted Sutherland) struggles to overcome his biggest fear, Lilette (Auli’i Cravalho) withholds a huge development from Robbie (Damon J. Gillespie), Robbie has a momentous breakthrough and Tracey (Rosie Perez) draws a line in the sand. Over the course of one evening, decisions are made that will change Lou (Josh Radnor) and Stanton Drama forever.

For the People: “Extraordinary Circumstances”
ABC, 10pm
Sandra (Britt Robertson) goes the extra mile for a client when she goes up against the FBI and ends up in one of the most unexpected and compromising situations of her young career. Meanwhile, Roger (Ben Shenkman) assigns Kate (Susannah Flood), Seth (Ben Rappaport) and Leonard (Regé-Jean Page) a highly sensitive case after receiving a tip alleging that the governor of New York is trying to illegally sell a Senate seat.

Hunting Nazi Treasure: “Hitler’s Obsession”
AHC, 10pm
Adolf Hitler had a dream to amass the world’s greatest art collection — a dream that became Europe’s nightmare. In this episode, the team investigates how the dictator oversaw the theft of thousands of art treasures from across Europe. Traveling to Austria, Germany and the United States, the team hunts down a 15th-century tapestry that once hung on the wall of Hitler’s dining room

Chicago Med: “The Tipping Point”
NBC, 10pm
Season Finale!
Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) second-guesses his decision to remove himself from the team of doctors who work to separate conjoined twins. Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) make a startling discovery about his sister, Emily (guest star Arden Cho), and Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) uncovers troubling information concerning Dr. Reese’s (Rachel DiPillo) father.

Wednesday, May 16

The Goldbergs: “Let’s Val Kilmer This Car”
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!
When Lainey (AJ Michalka) moves back to town, Barry (Troy Gentile) asks her to prom. When she says no, he plans a senior prank involving Principal Ball’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) car to get out of going. Meanwhile, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) tells Murray (Jeff Garlin) her final decision about college and it doesn’t make him happy.

Riverdale: “Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
It’s elevation day in Riverdale and with Fred (Luke Perry) trailing in the polls, Archie (K.J. Apa) steps in to lend a hand in his dad’s mayoral campaign.

The Blacklist: “Sutton Ross (No. 17)”
NBC, 8pm
Season Finale!
Liz (Megan Boone) and Red (James Spader) face off in a climactic race to find a Blacklister (guest star Julian Sands) in possession of the duffel bag of bones, forcing the truth about the bones to finally come to light. Filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray) guest-stars as himself.

Alex, Inc.: “The Rube Goldberg Contraption”
ABC, 8:30pm
Season Finale!
A company offers Alex (Zach Braff) money to expand, but he worries the business is ruining his relationship with Rooni (Tiya Sircar) and their kids, and makes an im­­portant decision about the future. With the future looking bright for the company, Deirdre (Hillary Anne Matthews) and Eddie (Michael Imperioli) bring on a famous podcast producer.

Modern Family: “Clash of Swords”
ABC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) sneaks out to “Hero-Con” with fanboy Phil (Ty Burrell), each dressed as their favorite characters from the show Clash of Swords, but Phil ruins their fun when he commits the ultimate fan faux pas. In a clash of another kind, Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) dinosaur party for Joe (Jeremy Maguire) is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan (Jane Krakowski), throws a flashier party next door.

SEAL Team: “The Cost of Doing Business”
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
Season 1 of the action drama series wraps up with “The Cost of Doing Business.” After Jason (David Boreanaz) lies about the severity of his concussion to get cleared for combat, he and the SEALs plan a final mission to avenge Echo Team’s deaths once and for all before they return home from deployment.

NOVA Wonders: “Can We Build a Brain?”
PBS, 9pm
Decode the latest advances in artificial intelligence. AI can interpret emotions, play games, even act as personal companions. How does it actually work — and is it truly intelligent? And are we handing over too much power to machines?

The Expanse: “Immolation”
Syfy, 9pm
The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity. A new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station, while Anna (Elizabeth Mitchell) receives the smoking gun she needs.

American Housewife: “The Spring Gala”
ABC, 9:30pm
Season Finale!
When the spring gala starts to fall apart at the last minute, Katie (Katy Mixon) figures out a new way to make it a success. Meanwhile, Greg (Diedrich Bader) attempts to be a “fun dad” and adopts a dog while Katie is otherwise occupied.

Designated Survivor: “Run”
ABC, 10pm
Season Finale!
As President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) continues to deal with the turmoil surrounding the hacker and Congressional investigation, a natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers.

Code Black: “The Same as Air”
CBS, 10pm
Elliot (Noah Gray-Cabey) doubts his ability as a doctor when he’s sued for his role in the death of a SWAT officer in the new episode “The Same as Air.”

Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan
NBC, 10pm
Today co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb host this one-hour special which presents an unprecedented glimpse into the couple’s lives through interviews with close friends of the couple who will share stories of how Meghan and Harry met and fell in love. The special will also reveal wedding details and share the secrets of what it takes to stage an event of this scale.

SciJinks
Science Channel, 10pm
New Series!
Call this one The Big Prank Theory! Johnny Galecki hosts this new hoot that uses scientific and technical tactics to pull off practical jokes on unsuspecting folks. Sheldon would be so proud.

Krypton: “Hope”
Syfy, 10pm
Seg (Cameron Cuffe) must decide if he is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in service of the greater good for Kandor.

Colony: “Sierra Maestra”
USA Network, 10pm
Will (Josh Holloway) assesses the Resistance Camp’s safety; Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) tries to get more involved; and Broussard (Tory Kittles) and Amy (Peyton List) encounter survivors outside the walls.

Thursday, May 17

Grey’s Anatomy: “All of Me”
ABC, 8pm
Season Finale!
On tonight’s season ender — and with Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew exiting the series — Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) and the Grey Sloan doctors discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white terms.

Supernatural: “Let the Good Times Roll”
The CW, 8pm
Season Finale!
Two things that probably won’t merit a round of beer: Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino) finally meets his mega-powerful son Jack (Alexander Calvert), a fallen angel-human hybrid. And an impulsive decision by heroes Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) could change one of their lives forever.

Gotham: “A Dark Knight: No Man’s Land”
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
Jeremiah (guest star Cameron Monaghan) warns a skeptical Gordon (Ben McKenzie) of more destruction coming Gotham’s way, and Gordon is forced to make a potentially devastating decision.

Station 19: “Not Your Hero”
ABC, 9pm
Season Finale!
Ben (Jason George) reaches a rookie milestone and, per tradition, receives something from the crew. Chief Ripley (Brett Tucker) holds final interviews for the captain position but is interrupted when the team is called to a massive skyscraper fire, leaving several lives hanging in the balance.

Life in Pieces
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
Season 3 of Life in Pieces comes to an end with a two-episode finale. In “Video Piercing Model Hangover,” Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Greg (Colin Hanks) learn a surprising piece of news. Then in “Sixteen Spanish Car Leak,” a surprise birthday party for Samantha takes an unexpected turn when she doesn’t come home alone.

Arrow: “Life Sentence”
The CW, 9pm
Season Finale!
With a new ally on his team, Oliver (Stephen Amell) engages Diaz (guest star Kirk Acevedo) in an epic final battle.

American Ninja Warrior: All-Stars Special
NBC, 9pm
In this two-hour special, hosts Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Kristine Leahy each put together teams of three ninjas who then compete for time on the stages of the national finals.

S.W.A.T.: “Hoax”
CBS, 10pm
Season Finale!
A fake 911 call puts Hondo (Shemar Moore) and his team in very real jeopardy after they rush off to stop a white supremacy group from triggering bombs all over L.A.

The Carbonaro Effect
truTV, 10pm
Season Premiere!
Michael Carbonaro is back with more eye-popping illusions — literally: The mischievous magician takes over a doctor’s office and leaves an unsuspecting receptionist with quite an impression, along with several body parts!

Friday, May 18

13 Reasons Why
Netflix
Season Premiere!
Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s (Katherine Langford) death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous Polaroids lead Clay (Dylan Minnette) and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.

Cargo
Netflix
Original Film!
In this unique take on the zombie genre, Martin Freeman plays an infected father stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic. He desperately seeks a new home for his infant child and a means to protect her from his own changing nature.

Once Upon a Time
ABC, 8pm
Series Finale!
Former cast members Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Jared Gilmore, all of whom departed when the series rebooted at the end of last season, are back. The reappearance of familiar faces is tied to a menacing Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) from the Wish Realm, where twisted, cracked-mirror versions of the characters reside. “When Wish Rumple shows up,” executive producer Adam Horowitz reveals, “he starts a tidal wave of chaos that spirals out of control, affecting all of our characters.”

Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition: “Idina Menzel”
CBS, 8pm
Broadway star, recording artist and actress Idina Menzel (Frozen) goes undercover to find Broadway’s next amazing talents.

Harry and Meghan: A Love Story
The CW, 8pm
Find out more about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in an intimate and uplifting film about their real-life fairy tale romance.

MasterChef: Junior
FOX, 8pm
Season Finale!
In the 2-part finale, the final three junior home cooks face one last battle, where they must prepare a three-course meal that will impress judges Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Joe Bastianich.

Blindspot: “In Memory”
NBC, 8pm
Season Finale!
Jane (Jaimie Alexander) and Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) hunt Roman (Luke Mitchell) back to where it all started. Can they stop him at last? David Morse, Tori Anderson, Kristina Reyes and Gloria Reuben guest-star.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: “The End”
ABC, 9pm
Season Finale!
The team is faced with a life-or-death challenge, and the wrong decision could cause the destruction of Earth.

Hawaii Five-0: “Waiho Wale Kahiko (Ancients Exposed)”
CBS, 9pm
Season Finale!
Warm sand. Swaying palm trees. A Russian nuclear attack submarine. One of these things does not belong in paradise, and McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Five-0 spend the season’s last episode trying to get rid of it.

American Masters: “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”
PBS, 9pm
Discover the story of one of the most beautiful women in the world, who also happened to be an ingenious inventor. Her pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication, including Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth.

Saturday, May 19

The Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Check Local Listings – Network coverage starts on CBS at 4am, NBC at 4:30am and ABC at 5am
Stations around the world will present live coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Each station will add its own commentary to a pool of cameras providing live footage of the event. Coverage will also show the procession to the castle for the reception and the happy couple’s traditional first public kiss as husband and wife.

Dater’s Handbook
Hallmark Channel, 10:30am
Original Film!
In celebration of Meghan Markle’s nuptials, catch the actress in an encore of her 2016 Hallmark movie. Cassandra Barber (Markle) has the habit of picking the wrong type of guy, so she turns to the latest self-help book from relationship guru Dr. Susie to help with her ailing love life. After she follows the advice in Dater’s Handbook to evaluate potential suitors, she must ultimately choose between reliable George (Jonathan Scarfe) and fun-loving Robert (Kristoffer Polaha).

Soccer: FA Cup Final: Chelsea FC vs. Manchester United
FOX, 12pm Live

FOX has live coverage of the Emirates FA Cup Final match from Wembley Stadium in London.

“Star Wars” Marathon
TNT, 1:55pm
With all the hype surrounding the theatrical release of Solo: A Star Wars Story on May 25, TNT serves up three of the films in the epic space opera franchise beginning with 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which was the fourth film released. Immediately following are 2002’s Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Horse Racing: 143rd Preakness Stakes
NBC, 5pm Live

The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, takes place today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, as Kentucky Derby winner Justify looks to continue his run in the history books.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race
FS1, beginning at 6pm Live
NASCAR’s All-Star festivities take place tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway, beginning with the Monster Energy Open (formerly the Sprint Showdown), which gives drivers one last shot to qualify for the main event. In the All-Star Race, fans will see NASCAR’s top drivers compete in stages to qualify for the final 10-car sprint to the finish and $1 million prize.

Royal Romance: The Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
CBS, 8pm
This two-hour primetime special will take a look back at the day’s events and present highlights of the wedding between Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.

Fahrenheit 451
HBO, 8pm
Original Film!
Purists may have a bone to pick with filmmaker Ramin Bahrani’s modernization of the Ray Bradbury book-burning classic, but if you’re addicted to your phone, your Snapchat or your smart speaker, it still makes a creepy, timely point. Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan plays go-getter fireman Montag, eagerly torching books and stripping bibliophiles of their very identity until he steals a novel, reads it and realizes how much he has contributed to and sacrificed for an insidious cause. “Bradbury’s biggest concern about the erosion of culture is now,” Bahrani says. “And with the speed at which this is advancing, will we actually be able to get ahead of the dam, or … will [it] be up to some other generation to bring back Bradbury’s heroes?”

Royally Ever After
Hallmark Channel, 9pm
Original Film!
When Sara’s (Fiona Gubelmann) boyfriend Daniel (Torrance Coombs) proposes marriage, she discovers that he’s the prince of a small European monarchy, and the wedding requires royal approval. If Sara wants to become Daniel’s wife, she’ll have to impress her future in-laws and prove she’s got what it takes to become a princess.

Saturday Night Live: “Tina Fey/Nicki Minaj”
NBC, 11:30pm Live
Season Finale!
The venerable sketch-comedy series ends its 43rd season with former cast member Tina Fey returning to host for her sixth time. Nicki Minaj makes her third appearance as musical guest.