After a few weeks of high-profile returns and new-series debuts, I can’t find much to get excited about this week, other than new episodes of all the old stand-bys, and the season finale of “The Good Wife”… which only means I’ll have to wait months before it’s back. Nevertheless, here’s a quick recap of what’s going on this week:


“Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC) returns to kick-off its sprint to the finish line. The series says goodbye for good May 13.

Kalinda’s in trouble, and Lockhart and Gardner face bankruptcy as “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS) ends its third season. Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton reprise their guest-star roles as Louis Canning and Patti Nyholm.


On “Two and a Half Men” (9 p.m., CBS), Charlie Harper returns… kind of. After Alan nearly dies, he’s visited by the ghost of his brother … who is played by Kathy Bates. (You didn’t think they were going to invite Charlie Sheen back, did you?)

Are there zombies loose in New York City. Castle and Beckett investigate on “Castle” (10 p.m., ABC) (But talking about zombies only makes me miss “The Walking Dead.”)


On the season finale of “The Biggest Loser” (8 p.m., NBC), someone will walk away with bragging rights and $250,000.

Jess runs into her ex-boyfriend (played by Justin Long) on tonight’s “New Girl” (9 p.m., Fox).


The “2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony” (9 p.m., HBO) airs tonight. Among this year’s inductees are Guns N’ Roses, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys.