Hopefully, you’re out enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, because it’s not looking too sunny out there in TV land. Here’s a look at what networks are offering up this week:


There are a couple of bright spots on Sunday. HBO premieres its high-profile movie “Behind the Candelabra” (9 p.m., HBO), which stars Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover.

And fans of “Arrested Development” get what they want in a big way: Netflix releases 15 new episodes all at once on Sunday.

Also tonight: Broadway drama “Smash” (9 p.m.,  NBC) bows out for good in a two-hour finale that centers on the Tony Awards.


A&E brings back two series tonight: An heiress is killed on “The Glades” (9 p.m.), and there’s a hostage situation on “Longmire” (10 p.m.)

Missed it last week? “The Goodwin Games” (8:30 p.m., Fox)  airs its second episode. In the lull between season finales and summer programming, it’s worth checking out.

Also new: “The Bachelorette” (8 p.m., ABC) returns with Desiree Hartsock picking from 25 potential suitors.  “The Bachelor” is only two for 17 (Jason and Molly; Sean and Catherine) and neither couple has actually made it to the altar. But “The Bachelorette” has better odds:  although it, too, has produced only two still-together couples, it has fewer seasons (eight)  and both couples ended up married (Trista and Ryan; Ashley and J.P. ).  So maybe Desiree has a shot.


Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” (8 p.m., ABC) kicks off its third season. (Those summer shows can’t get here soon enough.)


Another cooking competition premieres, this one centers around baking. On “The American Baking Competition” (8 p.m., CBS), amateur bakers compete for $250,000. Jeff Foxworthy hosts.


New last week, new again this week: On crime drama “Motive” (9 p.m., CBS), a limo driver is killed, and Anne Heche comedy “Save Me” (8 p.m., NBC) airs back-to-back episodes.

There are also a bunch of reality shows if you’re interested: “Hell’s Kitchen” (8 p.m., Fox); “Does Someone Have to Go?” (9 p.m., Fox);  and “Wipeout” (8 p.m., ABC). (Did I mention how eager I am for the summer season to start?)


Morgana seeks to destroy King Arthur on the series finale of “Merlin” (9 p.m., Syfy).

— Heather Chavez

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