Category: TV Highlights

Monday’s Highlights: 'Clash of the Commercials' on CBS

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Clash of the Commercial
MR. QUIGGLY,
center, is featured in the new special “Clash of the Commercials: U.S.A. vs. the World,” at 10 p.m. on CBS. With Heidi Klum and Kevin Frazier.

SERIES

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course:
“Top Gear” co-host Hammond heads to Louisiana for some lessons in harvesting scrap metal from oil rigs using a crane, which can lift up to 150 tons; the Claw, which is used to separate out recyclable materials; and an electromagnet (7 and 9:30 p.m. BBC America).

America’s Got Talent:
Auditions continue in New York (8 p.m. NBC).

Dancing With the Stars:
The remaining couples — Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd; Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas; William Levy and Cheryl Burke; Maria Menounos and Derek Hough — compete in the semifinals (8 p.m. ABC).

House:
The series, which made British comedy fixture Hugh Laurie a star — and a sex symbol — in the U.S., ends its eight-season run with one last medical mystery (8 p.m. Fox).

River Monsters: Unhooked:
This new episode travels to Africa’s Okavango Delta on the trail of a piranha-like fish with a possible appetite for humans (8 p.m. Animal Planet).

The Bachelorette:
 The bachelors learn they are being tested on their promise as parents in this new episode (9 p.m. ABC).

In Performance at the White House:
 A tribute to composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David (9 p.m. KOCE).

American Pickers:
Mike and Frank are on the hunt for memorabilia related to the famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys in this new episode (9 p.m. History).

Lost Girl:
Bo (Anna Silk) is hired by the Morrigan (Emmanuelle Vaugier) to track down an artist who’s been painting murals of her and Vex (Paul Amos) and other Dark Fae all over town in this new episode (10 p.m. Syfy).

SPORTS

Baseball:
The Atlanta Braves visit the Cincinnati Reds (4 p.m. ESPN); the Dodgers visit the Arizona Diamondbacks (6:30 p.m. FS Prime); the Angels visit the Oakland Athletics (7 p.m. FSN) .

Basketball: NBA Playoffs: The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Boston Celtics (4 p.m. TNT); the Lakers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (if necessary). (6:30 p.m. TNT).

Hockey:
NHL Playoffs: The New York Rangers visit the New Jersey Devils (5 p.m. NBCSP).

Photo: Tony Lanni / CBS

Monday's Talk Shows: Alex Trebek; Dr. Mehmet Oz; Geoff Boucher

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CBS This Morning Alex Trebek; Andy Cohen. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS 

Today Kate Gosselin. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC 

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA 

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC 

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV 

Rachael Ray Dr. Mehmet Oz gives Rachael a physical. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL 

Live With Kelly Robin Thicke performs; Emily Maynard; Taye Diggs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC 

The View Jamie Oliver; Dr. Mehmet Oz; Sam Klein; Paula Deen. (N) 10 a.m. KABC 

The Doctors (N) 2 p.m. KCBS 

Dr. Phil (N) 3 p.m. KCBS 

The Dr. Oz Show A housewife claims to speak to the dead. (N) 3 p.m. KABC 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Howie Mandel; Cat Deeley. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC 

Anderson Attachment parenting; Mayim Bialik; Billy Bob Thornton. (N) 4 p.m. KTTV 

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE 

Chelsea Lately Randy Jackson; John Caparulo. (N) 11 p.m. E! 

Conan Elizabeth Banks; Timothy Olyphant; John Mulaney. 11 p.m. TBS 

Tavis Smiley (N) 11:30 p.m. KOCE 

Late Show With David Letterman Lea Michele; director Barry Sonnenfeld. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS 

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Kevin Costner; Bailee Madison; Lisa Marie Presley performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KNBC 

Nightline (N) 11:35 p.m. KABC 

Jimmy Kimmel Live Kathy Griffin; Emily Maynard; Gavin DeGraw performs. (N) midnight KABC 

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Jeffrey Dean Morgan; emails with comic Stephen Wright. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS 

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon John Lithgow; Miranda Cosgrove; Slash performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC 

Last Call With Carson Daly Geoff Boucher; Neon Hitch; the Melvins. (N) 1:36 a.m. KNBC

Saturday's Highlights: 'The Wife He Met Online' on Lifetime

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The Wife He Met Online
THE INTERNET is a matchmaker in the new TV movie “The Wife He Met Online,” starring Cameron Mathison and Sydney Penny at 10 p.m on Lifetime.


SERIES

Hard Parts: South Bronx:  This new series revolves around the hunt for original parts for auto restorations. In the premiere the search is on for break parts for the 1981 DeLorean used in the movie “Back to the Future” (8 p.m. Speed).

Saturday Night Live: Mick Jagger hosts and performs in the season finale (11:29 p.m. NBC).

SPECIALS

American Masters:  This special about Johnny Carson’s career looks back at “The Tonight Show” (9 p.m. KOCE).

MOVIES

Kiss at Pine Lake:
A man is reunited with his former teenage crush while working to save a favorite childhood retreat from closure in this new TV melodrama (8 and 10 p.m. Hallmark).

Murder on the 13th Floor:
 In this new TV thriller, a nanny who’s fallen in love with her employer finds herself locked with her young charge in the family’s high-tech condo, where killers hired by the wife are stalking her. Jordan Ladd, Tessa Thompson and Sean Patrick Thomas star (8 p.m. Lifetime).

American Warships:
 This new action tale is about a radical paramilitary group that launches a super-advanced modern battleship that is engaged by the last U.S. battleship available. Mario Van Peebles and Carl Weathers star (9 p.m. Syfy).

SPORTS

Hockey:
NHL Playoffs: The New York Rangers visit the New Jersey Devils (10 a.m. NBC).

College softball:
Regionals (Noon; 2:30 and 5 p.m. ESPN).

Basketball:
NBA Playoffs: The San Antonio Spurs visit the Clippers (12:30 p.m. ABC); the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. TNT).

137th Preakness Stakes:
From Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore (1:30 p.m. NBC).

IndyCar:
Indianapolis 500: Qualifying (1:30 p.m. NBCSP).

Baseball:
The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. KCAL); the Angels visit the San Diego Padres (7 p.m. FSN).

Soccer:
The Galaxy visits Club Deportivo Chivas USA (7:30 p.m. ESPN2).  

Photo: Albert Camicioli / Lifetime

Weekend Talk: Barbara Boxer; Nancy Pelosi; Mitch McConnell

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SATURDAY

Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC 

McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET 

SUNDAY

The Chris Matthews Show (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC 

Today “Mrs. Eastwood and Company.” (N) 6 a.m. KNBC 

Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC 

State of the Union With Candy Crowley Politics; the Senate agenda; jobs and the economy: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). President Obama's 2012 campaign, the Democratic agenda: David Axelrod, Obama campaign. Politics; the Senate agenda; jobs and the economy: Reince Priebus, RNC. (N) 6 and 9 a.m. CNN 

CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS 

Fareed Zakaria GPS The euro; Greece; austerity versus stimulus: Italian Prime Minister: Mario Monti. Iran: Shamseddin Hosseini. (N) 7 and 10 a.m. CNN 

Meet the Press Politics; Romney vs. Obama; the economy and spending: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.); Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.). Panel: Mayor Cory Booker, (D-Newark); Republican strategist Mike Murphy; Jim Cramer; Kim Strassel. (N) 8 a.m. KNBC 

This Week With George Stephanopoulos The budget and taxes; gridlock and 2012 election; congressional elections: Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio); Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco). Panel: George Will; Donna Brazile; Matthew Dowd; Laura Ingraham; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.). 8 a.m. KABC 

Fox News Sunday Jobs and the economy: Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.); former Obama advisor Austan Goolsbee. Panel: Bill Kristol; Evan Bayh; Karl Rove; Joe Trippi. 8 a.m. KTTV 

Reliable Sources Campaign ads; President Obama on “The View”; Ramesh Ponnuru, the National Review; Erin McPike; John Avlon. New leadership at USA Today: Larry Kramer. Facebook IPO coverage: Sarah Lacy. (N) 8 a.m. CNN 

Face the Nation New debt ceiling debate: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.); Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Syria, Afghanistan and Iran: Sen. Graham; Tom Friedman, the New York Times; Clarissa Ward. 2012 election: Norah O'Donnell; John Dickerson. (N) 8:30 a.m. KCBS 

60 Minutes A billionaire pays students with promising ideas to leave college; undiagnosed diseases program. (N) 7 p.m. KCBS 

60 Minutes Tel Aviv; Meryl Streep. (N) 8 p.m. KCBS

TV THIS WEEK: May 20 - 26: 'House'; 'American Idol'; 'Beginners'

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House

SUNDAY

Tweet this! Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber is among the scheduled performers at “The 2012 Billboard Music Awards,” where another onetime teenage phenom, R&B legend Stevie Wonder, will receive a lifetime achievement award. (ABC, 8 p.m.)

The stand-up special “Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious” finds the “Parks and Recreation” scene-stealer waxing comedic on such topics as college essays, gangsta rappers and fresh fruit, and of course … the ladies. (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.)

MONDAY


The doctor is out: After eight seasons of daring diagnoses and curmudgeonly commentaries, Hugh Laurie (above left, with Robert Sean Leonard) hangs up his stethoscope and cane on the series finale of the medical drama “House.” (Fox, 8 p.m.)

TUESDAY


In “Civilization: The West and the Rest With Niall Ferguson,” the British historian enumerates — eruditely, presumably — the attributes that elevated the Western world to five centuries of economic dominance and cultural hegemony. (KOCE, 8 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY


We can’t tell you which of the final two contestants will be the next “American Idol.” We can’t even say who we think should win. But we do know that Rihanna is slated to perform when the vocal competition wraps its 11th season. (Fox, 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY


Where in the world is, well, anywhere in the world? Ten smarty-pants student-types hope they’ll have the answers at “Geo Bee 2012,” the 24th edition of annual geography challenge. “Jeopardy’s” Alex Trebek hosts. (National Geographic, 8 p.m.)

FRIDAY


Get an earful: “Goat Rodeo Live: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile” spotlights the string-band super-group’s musical mash-up of classical and bluegrass. And Paul Simon recalls the creation of his landmark 1986 album “Graceland” in the 2012 doc “Under African Skies.” (KOCE, 10 p.m.; A&E, 10 p.m.)
Beginners
SATURDAY


You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll see why Christopher Plummer, below, won an Oscar for supporting actor when you watch director Mike Mills’ poignant 2011 dramedy “Beginners.” Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent also star. (Cinemax, 10 p.m.)


Photos: “House” Credit: Byron Cohen /  Fox. “Beginners” Credit: Focus Features

 

Friday’s Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA

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Nikita
NIKITA AND MICHAEL (Maggie Q and Shane West) prepare to invade Division in the action-filled season finale of “Nikita” at 8 p.m. on KTLA.

SERIES


Who Do You Think You Are?
Chef Paula Deen investigates her family history in the season finale (8 p.m. NBC).

Shark Tank: The Sharks all want a piece of a residential lock business started by the man who incorporated the common key into a mobile phone and business that Mark and Daymond backed in the third season gets a celebrity endorsement in the season finale (8 p.m. ABC).

Grimm: A series of grisly murders has Nick and Hank (David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby) intensifying their search for the gold coins when a mysterious woman (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) gets in the way in the season finale (9 p.m. NBC).

Supernatural:
The season finale finds Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) facing their most formidable enemy ever: Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart) (9 p.m. KTLA).

Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.:
John Legend, Wanda Sykes and Dr. Gates’ friend Margarett Cooper learn about their free black ancestors (9 p.m. KOCE).

Whale Wars: Viking Shores:  Capt. Watson deploys a new ultralightweight aircraft (9 p.m. Animal Planet). Then, in the season finale at 10 p.m. the crew of the Brigitte Bardot locates a pod of 100 whales just miles offshore — headed straight for the coast and a notorious hunting bay.

Magic City: Danny (Christian Cooke) confronts Stevie (Steven Strait) about his affair with Lily (Jessica Marais) and uses Klein (Matt Ross) to expose the blackmailer. Kelly Lynch and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also star (10 p.m. Starz).

SPORTS

Baseball:
The Chicago White Sox visit the Chicago Cubs (11:10 a.m. WGN A); he Angels visit the San Diego Padres (7 p.m. FSN); the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Dodgers (7 p.m. FS Prime).

College softball: NCAA Regionals: Kentucky vs. Michigan (1:30 p.m. ESPN2); Louisville vs. Valparaiso (4 p.m. ESPN2).

Basketball: NBA Playoffs: The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers (5 p.m. ESPN); the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Lakers (7:30 p.m. ESPN).

Women’s basketball: The Sparks visit the Seattle Storm (7 p.m. KDOC).

Photo: Ben Mark Holzberg / The CW

Friday's Talk Shows: Dina and Francesca Eastwood; David Sedaris

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CBS This Morning Hugh Dancy. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS 

Today Usher performs; Ben Stiller; Chris Rock; Martin Short; Jada Pinkett Smith; David Schwimmer. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC 

Good Morning America Bruce Willis; dancer Carrie Ann Inaba. (N) 7 a.m. KABC 

Rachael Ray Bill O'Reilly. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL 

Live With Kelly Tom Selleck; Krysten Ritter; Bush. (N) 9 a.m. KABC 

The View Judy Sheindlin; Dina and Francesca Eastwood; Robin Roberts and Lucimarian Roberts; Jaleel White. (N) 10 a.m. KABC 

The Talk Tom Selleck; Sara Leibowitz. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS 

The Doctors Foods that increase the appetite; a workout that helps to shed pounds while treating back pain. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS 

Dr. Phil A severely overweight young man makes a desperate plea; adult baby Brett. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS 

The Dr. Oz Show Keeping the flavor of favorite meals while cutting calories and losing weight. (N) 3 p.m. KABC 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Mario López. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC 

Anderson Suzanne Somers. (N) 4 p.m. KTTV 

Washington Week New debt ceiling debate: David Wessel, the Wall Street Journal. Regulating banks: John Harwood, the New York Times. 2012 general election: Jeff Zeleny, the New York Times; Karen Tumulty, the Washington Post. (N) 8 p.m. KOCE 

Real Time With Bill Maher Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.); Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; Jeremy Scahill. (N) 10 p.m. HBO 

Tavis Smiley Garry Marshall. 11 p.m. KOCE 

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE 

Late Show With David Letterman Sacha Baron Cohen; Julie Chen; Beach House performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS 

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Sherri Shepherd; Julianne Hough; Tenacious D performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KNBC 

Jimmy Kimmel Live Jason Mantzoukas. (N) midnight KABC 

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson From Scotland: David Sedaris; Ariel Tweto; the Imagineers perform. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS 

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tom Selleck; Krysten Ritter; Garbage performs. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC

Thursday’s Highlights: 'Community' on NBC

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Community
IT’S NOT OVER for the comedy “Community,” which returns next season, but this season ends with three episodes at 8, 9 and 9:30 p.m. on NBC. With Ken Jeong. 

SERIES

Missing: Becca (Ashley Judd) makes one last effort to save Michael (Nick Eversman) in the season finale (8 p.m. ABC).

American Idol:
 The two finalists are revealed in a new episode featuring performances by Lisa Marie Presley and Adam Lambert (8 p.m. Fox).

30 Rock:  In the season finale, Jack asks Liz to officiate his and Avery’s vow renewal (8:30 p.m. NBC).

Rules of Engagement:
Jen (Bianca Kajlich) puts the wrong date on Audrey’s (Megyn Price) baby shower invitations in the season finale (8:30 p.m. CBS).

Person of Interest:
Reese (Jim Caviezel) becomes trapped with his Person of Interest in the most heavily surveilled part of the city in the season finale (9 p.m. CBS).

Grey’s Anatomy:
 A life-threatening situation has the doctors struggling to save themselves and one another in medical melodrama’s season finale (9 p.m. ABC).

The Mentalist:
 After failing once again to bring down Red John, Patrick (Simon Baker) hits bottom in the season finale. Emmanuelle Chriqui guest stars with season regulars Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owen Yeoman and Amanda Righetti (10 p.m. CBS).

Scandal:
Olivia (Kerry Washington) and her colleagues rally around Quinn (Katie Lowes) when she lands in a difficult situation in the season finale (10 p.m. ABC).

MOVIES

It’s About You:
 Photographer Kurt Markus made his first foray into filmmaking with his son, Ian, by following John Mellencamp — a longtime friend — on tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson (7:30 p.m. Showtime).

SPORTS

Baseball:
The Chicago White Sox visit the Angels (12:30 p.m. FSN); the Dodgers visit the Padres (7 p.m. FS Prime).

Basketball:
NBA Playoffs: The Miami Heat visit the Indiana Pacers (4 p.m. ESPN); the Clippers visit the San Antonio Spurs (6:30 p.m. ESPN).

Hockey:
NHL Playoffs: The Phoenix Coyotes visit the Kings (6 p.m. NBCSP).

Photo: Lewis Jacobs / NBC

Thursday's Talk Shows: Alec Baldwin; PJ O'Rourke; Penn Jillette

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CBS This Morning Billy Bob Thornton. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS 

Today Alec Baldwin; Chris Pine; Dev Patel; Eva Longoria; the Trampoline Brothers; Jane Krakowski. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC 

Good Morning America Susan Lucci; Lady Antebellum; “Modern Family.” (N) 7 a.m. KABC 

Rachael Ray Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and their chef; Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL 

Live With Kelly Christina Hendricks; Chris Harrison. (N) 9 a.m. KABC 

The View Betty White; Susan Lucci; performance from “Once.” (N) 10 a.m. KABC 

The Talk Howard and Beth Ostrosky Stern. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS 

The Doctors Questions about the opposite sex; technology shows differences between men and women. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS 

Dr. Phil A mother with large breast-implants. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS 

The Dr. Oz Show Questions patients are too embarrassed to ask their doctors. (N) 3 p.m. KABC 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Russell Brand; Sophia Grace and Rosie. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC 

Anderson Kim Zolciak; Serena Williams. (N) 4 p.m. KTTV 

Piers Morgan Tonight President Obama's Hollywood fundraiser: PJ O'Rourke; Penn Jillette. (N) 6 and 9 p.m. CNN 

Tavis Smiley David Talbot; Bonnie St. John. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE 

Charlie Rose (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE 

Chelsea Lately Chef Giada De Laurentiis; Natasha Leggero; April Richardson. (N) 11 p.m. E! 

Conan Brooklyn Decker; Rufus Wainwright. (N) 11 p.m. TBS 

Late Show With David Letterman Conan O'Brien; Regina Spektor performs; John Mayer performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS 

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Robert Griffin III; Hugh Laurie performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KNBC 

Jimmy Kimmel Live Matthew Morrison; Beth Stern; Delta Spirit performs. (N) midnight KABC 

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson In Scotland: Mila Kunis; The Imagineers perform. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS 

Late Night Arsenio Hall; Maggie Q. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC 

Last Call Peter Berg; Young the Giant. (N) 1:36 a.m. KNBC

Wednesday’s Highlights: 'Nature' on KOCE

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  Nature
KOALAS are featured on a new episode of “Nature” at 8 p.m. on KOCE.

SERIES

Jeopardy!
Celebrities try to provide questions for answers to win money for their favorite charities. Appearing this week are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lewis Black, Anderson Cooper, David Faber, Thomas L. Friedman, Robert Gibbs, Katty Kay, Chris Matthews, Kelly O’Donnell, Lizzie O’Leary, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Clarence Page, Dana Perino, Chuck Todd and Chris Wallace (7 p.m. ABC).

American Idol:
 The three remaining contestants visit their hometowns and perform in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox).

Suburgatory:
Tessa (Jane Levy) feels left out when her neighbors pull out all the stops in celebrating their mothers in the season finale (8:30 p.m. ABC).

Criminal Minds:
One of the team members is taken hostage at a federal bank in the two-hour season finale (9 p.m. CBS).

America’s Next Top Model:
This new episode brings the models to Hong Kong (9 p.m. KTLA).

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:
 This new episode is definitely not for the squeamish. David Eigenberg, Patrick Fischler and Constantine Maroulis guest star (10 p.m. NBC).

SPECIALS

The Weight of the Nation for Kids:
 This three-episode follow-up to the documentary opens with “The Great Cafeteria Takeover” about a group of New Orleans students that works to bring healthy options to school cafeterias (7 p.m. HBO).

Bones of Turkana:
 This new National Geographic documentary follows famed paleoanthropologist, conservationist, statesman and provocateur Richard Leakey, wife Meave, daughter Louise and their colleagues as they work in the arid northern regions of Kenya’s Turkana Basin (10 p.m. KOCE).

SPORTS

Baseball:
The Dodgers visit the Padres (3:30 p.m. KCAL).

Basketball:
NBA playoffs: The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers (4 p.m. TNT); the Lakers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (6:30 p.m. TNT).

Hockey:
NHL playoffs: The New Jersey Devils visit the New York Rangers (5 p.m. NBCSP).

Baseball:
The Chicago White Sox visit the Angels (7 p.m. FSN).

Photo: Wild Fury / PBS

 

American Idol on TV: May 16 - 23

American Idol

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox: The finalists visit their hometowns then  perform. (N)

“Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew” 10 and 11 p.m. Wednesday, MTV: Pitbull: The crews must blend a regional dance style with their unique moves. (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox: Lisa Marie Presley performs; Adam Lambert performs. The two finalists are revealed. (N) 

“Access Hollywood Live” 11 a.m. Friday, NBC: Dan Rather; Arsenio Hall; Clay Aiken; Bob Harper shares weight-loss rules. (N)

“Chelsea Lately” 11 p.m. Friday, E!: Adam Lambert; Chris Franjola; Loni Love; Greg Fitzsimmons.

“The 2012 Billboard Music Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday, ABC: Festivities at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas recognize artists for the fan support they've garnered; musical performances include Carrie Underwood, Justin Bieber, LMFAO and the Wanted; musician Stevie Wonder receives the 2012 Billboard Icon Award. (N)

“Chelsea Lately” 11 p.m. Monday, E!: Randy Jackson; John Caparulo; Ali Wong; Chris Franjola. (N)

“Live! With Kelly” 9 a.m. Tuesday, ABC: Jimmy Fallon; Kris Allen performs. (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox: Final Performance Round: The two finalists perform. (Part 1 of 2) (N)

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox: Season Finale: The top 12 reunite on stage; Ryan Seacrest announces the winner; Rihanna performs. (Part 2 of 2) (N)


-- Compiled by Ed Stockly

 

Photo: Phillip Phillips, left, Jessica Sanchez and Josh Ledet. Credit:  Michael Becker / AP / Fox

Wednesday's Talk Shows: Eli Manning; Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger

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CBS This Morning Toni Morrison. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS 

Today Kris Jenner; Taylor Kitsch; Bobby Flay; Teresa Giudice. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC 

KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA 

Good Morning America Judy Sheindlin; “Dancing With the Stars”; Marty Becker. (N) 7 a.m. KABC 

Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV 

Rachael Ray Curtis Stone; Chandra Wilson. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL 

Live With Kelly Billy Bob Thornton; Eli Manning; co-host Chris Harrison. (N) 9 a.m. KABC 

The View Arsenio Hall; Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. (N) 10 a.m. KABC 

The Doctors Beverly Johnson; Kris Jenner; Adam Rodriguez. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS 

Dr. Phil A young Hollywood hopeful becomes a homeless heroin addict. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS 

The Dr. Oz Show How to lose two dress sizes; skin-care products that can make one look younger. (N) 3 p.m. KABC 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show Steve Carell; Brooklyn Decker; Bobby Brown. (N) 4 p.m. KNBC 

Tavis Smiley Michael Emerson. (N) 11 p.m. KOCE 

Charlie Rose Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. (N) 11 p.m. KVCR; midnight KOCE 

Chelsea Lately Brooklyn Decker; Fortune Feimster. (N) 11 p.m. E! 

Conan Liam Neeson; Marc Maron. (N) 11 p.m. TBS 

Late Show With David Letterman Betty White; Moses Maddox; Best Coast performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS 

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Joel McHale; Jarod Miller; Bobby Brown performs. (N) 11:35 p.m. KNBC 

Jimmy Kimmel Live Rita Wilson performs. (N) midnight KABC 

The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Craig visits Cumbernauld, Scotland, with Michael Clarke Duncan; the Imagineers perform. (N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS 

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Taylor Kitsch; Tony Hale; comic Machi. (N) 12:37 a.m. KNBC 

Last Call With Carson Daly Judah Friedlander; “the Imposter”; Dr. Dog performs. (N) 1:36 a.m. KNBC

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