Time to say a bunch of goodbyes again this week as a whole slew of shows shutter for the season.
“Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC) ends its eight-season run tonight as the women of Wisteria Lane bid farewell for good. In tonight’s episode, Bree is on trial for murder, Susan’s daughter Julie is about to give birth and Lynette and Tom are on the cusp of reconciliation… or saying goodbye forever. (My money’s on the former).
Lily went into labor last week on “How I Met Your Mother” (8 p.m., CBS). What hijinks will ensue as Marshall tries to get to the hospital on time? We’ll find out in tonight’s season finale.
Also ending their seasons tonight: “Bones” (8 p.m., Fox), “Mike & Molly” (9:30 p.m., CBS), “Hawaii Five-0” (10 p.m., CBS), “Smash” (10 p.m., NBC) and the inexplicably popular “Two and a Half Men” (9 p.m., CBS)
As all those shows sign off, two reality shows return: “America’s Got Talent” (8 p.m., NBC) and “The Bachelorette” (9:30 p.m., ABC)…because it’s been soooo long since “The Bachelor” aired its season ender. (Like, almost two whole months.)
OK, there are A LOT of shows ending this week, and I can’t possibly give a description of each. So here’s a list: “NCIS” (8 p.m., CBS) and its spinoff “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “90210” (8 p.m., CW), “Fashion Star” (10 p.m., NBC) and “Private Practice” (10 p.m., ABC).
While “Glee” (8 p.m., Fox) doesn’t end until next week, tonight is a big night nonetheless: In this two-hour episode, New Directions performs at nationals.
“Suburgatory” (8:30 p.m., ABC) concludes its first season, and “Criminal Minds” (9 p.m., CBS) ends its seventh.
“Community” (8:30 p.m., NBC) goes out with a bang: three back-to-back episodes, ending with the finale.
For one character on “Grey’s Anatomy” (9 p.m., ABC), tonight’s finale will be his or her last: Someone will die. I mean, it’s set in a hospital, so characters die all the time, but this death is supposed to be shocking. We’ll see.
Also ending: “Missing” (8 p.m., ABC), “Rules of Engagement” (8:30 p.m., CBS), “Person of Interest” (9 p.m., CBS) and “Scandal” (10 p.m., ABC). If it seems like that last one just started, it did: It’s only been on for just over a month.
Friday is often the wasteland of TV viewing, and it’s about to get a whole lot more deserted. “Nikita” (8 p.m., CW), “Supernatural” (8 p.m., CW) and “Grimm” (9 p.m., NBC) all end tonight.