City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

TV best bets with season finales of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ ‘Raising Hope,’ ‘Ringer’

ABC's "Private Practice" moves to Tuesday to make room for another Shonda Rimes vehicle "Scandal." CREDIT: ABC

ABC's "Private Practice" moves to Tuesday to make room for another Shonda Rimes vehicle "Scandal." CREDIT: ABC

This week, you get a double dose of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” featuring part two and three of the reunion shows shot last month at the Biltmore. That means a six-month break!

Fox on Tuesday is wrapping up the second season of “Raising Hope,” which has been renewed for a third season. I expect the CW’s “Ringer” will return in the fall as well with its season ending Tuesday. And Discovery’s “Sons of Guns” will return as well after a successful third season ends Wednesday.

Also note that ABC has moved “Private Practice” out of its cushy post-”Grey’s Anatomy’ spot to the 10 p.m. position on Tuesday. But that’s not a bad place to be because it follows “Dancing With the Stars.”

Fox is also celebrating its 25th anniversary Sunday. Don’t expect much love for “Terra Nova,” “Action!” or “M.A.N.T.I.S.,” but copious bits from hits such as “In Living Colour,” “Glee,” “House” and “The X Files.”


Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Booth tries to boost Brennan’s self esteem.
Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Last week, Donald Driver did a dance shirtless. Will William Levy follow suit?
“How I Met Your Mothe
r” 8 p.m. CBS — Lily has a risque dream about someone other than Marshall.
The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — Last week, metro Atlantans Mathai and Pip made it through to the top 16.
House” 9 p.m. Fox—  House and the team take on a case of a man bleeding from his eyes.
“Two and a Half Men” 9 p.m. CBS — Zoey and her daughter become Walden’s new housemates.
Lost Girl” 10 p.m. Syfy (second season debut) — Wait? Didn’t season one just end?
Smash” 10 p.m. NBC — Karen and Ivy form an awkward alliance when a big star appears.
Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Castle decides to team up with a new partner.


The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — Previous winners stop by.
“Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — The kids salute “Saturday Night Fever.”
NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — Tony reunites with a boy from his past.
“Turbine Cowboys” 9 p.m. Weather (new series) — Two teams are charged with maintaining modern-day windmills.
Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Is it time for Gladys Knight to go home – or could it be Melissa Gilbert?
New Girl” 9 p.m. Fox — Jess baby sits Russell’s daughter for the weekend.
Ringer” 9 p.m. the CW (first season finale) — Bridget must tell Andrew her real identity.
The Voice” 9 p.m. NBC — Team Blake and Team Christina sees their teams shrink from three each to two each.
Raising Hope” 9:30 p.m. Fox (second season finale) — A custody battle over Hope ensues.
“The Game” 10 p.m. BET — BET has renewed this show for a sixth season.
Private Practice” 10:01 p.m. ABC (new time slot) — Erica’s conditions worsen.


American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — The save is gone so the top 7 are singing with no net.
Betty White’s Off Your Rockers” 8 p.m. NBC — Pranks include a senior tangling with a street performer.
Coast Guard Alaska” 9 p.m. Weather (second season debut) — Two distressed fishing vessels are assisted.
“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Claire helps Luke face the death of an old neighbor.
“Sons of Guns” 9 p.m. Discovery (third season finale) — Author Max Brooks asks RJF to build a zombie gun..
Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land— Victoria designs shoes and has Melanie and Joy as runway models.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” 10 p.m. NBC — A man witnesses his wife’s rape.
Revenge” 10 p.m. ABC — An old beau of Victoria’s unexpectedly reenters her life.
“America’s Best Dance Crew” 10 p.m. MTV — Watch for Atlanta’s own Collizion Crew.


“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Two likeliest candidates to go home: Elise and Hollie.
Missing” 8 p.m. ABC — Becca has to evade being taken into custody.
Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — The residents begin interviewing for postresidency positions.
“Not Safe For Work” 9 p.m. TruTV (new series) — Yet another TruTV show highlighting videos of outrageous behavior.
The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Andy battles Nellie for the manager’s position.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Bravo — The reunion, part two. Part three airs Sunday.
Touch” 9 p.m. Fox — Teller’s visit with Jake at the care facility may lead to trouble.
Parks & Recreation” 9:31 p.m. NBC — Her budget threatened, Leslie convinces Councilman Pillner to divert funds from somewhere else.
Awake” 10 p.m. NBC — Ratings are falling sharply.
“Kathy” 10 p.m. Bravo (new series) — Kathy Griffin gets her own talk show.
“Scandal” 10:01 p.m. ABC — The team helps a millionaire’s son accused of rape.


The Finder” 8 p.m. Fox — Walter searches for a missing husband being sought by an FBI agent.
The Singing Bee” 8 p.m. CMT (fifth season debut) — If you know your lyrics, this show is for you.
“Fairly Legal” 9 p.m. USA — Justin is accused of police brutality.
Fringe” 9 p.m. Fox — A jump ahead to the year 2036 finds the Fringe team and the Observers participating in an epic battle..
Grimm” 9 p.m. NBC — Monroe and Rosalee hide a suspect in a string of murders from a bounty hunter.
Jennie Garth” 9 p.m. CMT (new series) — The former ‘90210’ star seeks a simpler life.
“Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids” 9
p.m. TLC — A bride-to-be enlists her 7-year-old sister to push back against an older sibling.
“In Plain Sight” 10 p.m. USA — Mary’s fugitive father surfaces.


America’s Most Wanted” 8 p.m. Saturday Fox — John Walsh’s regular home is now on Lifetime but Fox is still airing an occasional special.
Alien Tornado” 9 p.m. Saturday Syfy — Aliens attack Earth with deadly electrical tornadoes.
“Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox — Ryan Seacrest hosts highlights, from “Married… With Children” and “21 Jump Street” to “24” and “American Idol.”
Frozen Planet” 8 p.m. Sunday Discovery (first season finale)  — How rising temperatures affect the poles.
Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Mr. Gold is determined to know August’s true identity.
“Firelight” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — A counselor at a Georgia correctional facility forms a group of inmates who fight fires and respond to natural disasters.
Game of Thrones” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Arya and Gendry are imprisoned at Harrenhal.
The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS — Alicia represents a judge who is facing misconduct charges.
The Killing” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sarah receives a message from the dead.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 9 p.m. Sunday Bravo (fourth season finale) — This very long nightmare is over… for now.
The Client List” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Riley gets a promotion at the spa.
Mad Men” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC— Peggy is rattled by a particularly difficult pitch. .
Real Housewives of New Jersey” 10 p.m. Sunday Bravo (fourth season debut) — And alas, a new nightmare begins.
Veep” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO (new series) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays a hapless vice president.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

38 comments Add your comment


April 16th, 2012
9:03 am

I wish someone would duct tape shut each one of the “potty” mouths on these Atlanta “Housewives”.

Common Cause

April 16th, 2012
9:27 am

Do we really care about NENE or whatever she wants to go by. Can’t believe that she was paid to do this show. Thank god that our country is so ignorant to watch this garbage. wow

Get real

April 16th, 2012
9:35 am

KIM is pure trash plain and simple. That Kroy dude is an idiot for even getting with that homewrecker. Sheree is an idiot also.

Can't hide class (or lack of)

April 16th, 2012
9:45 am

Really stretches the meaning of the word ‘House Wife”. Although Zsa Zsa Gabor said it best when she said she was a wonderful house wife. …Married 5 times, kept all 5 houses!

These people suck.

April 16th, 2012
9:51 am

I pray to God all who are involved with this show die from cancer. This week.


April 16th, 2012
9:52 am

Glad the Game was renewed for a 6th season! Please keep working to get the show back to its original glory!


April 16th, 2012
10:06 am

@Huh?, I totally agree about the game. I’m not feeling the Jason and Chadonnay thing. I miss Kelly. Nothing against Brandy, she just doesn’t fit in well.

RHOA was actually funny. Nene is one bitter woman. She rolled her eyes at everyone. It just seems that she would leave the show and move on. She obviously has checked out mentally. She thinks she is above these women now. I applaud her for stretching her 15 minutes of fame. She’s done quite well for herself. But she seems so unhappy. Glad Kim let her know who the real rich
b!tch is…Kandi! Her move was brilliant with the bedroom toys. And to get hotels to carry it. I love it Kandi! Do your thang girl!

Sheree is not bright at all. How do you NOT use your 15 minutes to develop something?! I mean, you have an awesome body that you work hard at daily! Why not develop exercise videos? You show Kim how to make healthy shakes, so why not develop a healthy cookbook? I don’t get it. Everyone on the show has something going but her. She’s so focused on buying expensive cars and building houses instead of building wealth for herself and her children. She seems to want to be a kept woman. Not very ambitious at all. If she didn’t come across as so materialistic, she’d probably have a man to take care of her. It’s a shame too because she won’t have that paycheck next year from the show. Maybe she’ll get picked up for another reality show. Note to Sheree….GET IT TOGETHER GIRL! BOB AIN’T GONNA PAY YOU ANYTHING AFTER YOU STOLE HIS $400,000!


April 16th, 2012
10:11 am

Did Sheere even complete High School? She is sooo illterate, AND A LIAR. The women can’t even complete a complete sentence. I know damn well she did not marry Bob Whitfield for love. This is one ugly cross eyed guy. Her children look so sad. Believe me, there’s a reason Sheere is not geting child support from Bob. I guess the producers sawe through her like a lot of viewers, and fired her ass. Now lets she if she can get a real job. Talk about NENE all she want. While she’s talking and being jealous, Nene is being booked for jobs. Sheere will wind up being a nanny for her new BFF Kim.


April 16th, 2012
10:15 am



April 16th, 2012
10:19 am

@ATLPeach – I had to laugh when Kim let Nene know who the real b……was. That shut her right up! I give NeNe her props for extending her 15 mins of fame, but man, tone down all that hardness. We already know she’s coming back for a 5th season.


April 16th, 2012
10:24 am

if any housewife show is best bet for tv 2 things are happening: Rodney Ho is losing all credibility when it comes to referring tv & the TV is not being turned on.


April 16th, 2012
10:24 am

NeNe was a stripper, on a telephone pole? Kim, u a tramp, Sheray, you broke and everyone knows it, McDonalds is hiring. Marlo, you gutter trash, fugly too. The lawyer who married the convict, we know about the car theft ring. The ex model, you still kinda hot but dumb. Candy, make that money girl, just tone it down a bit.

Pink Pony

April 16th, 2012
10:35 am

Yeah, I like how that “attorney” (I doubt she past the Bar Exam) married a felon. That is TV gold right there.

J. J.

April 16th, 2012
10:57 am

The popularity of this group (Atlanta Housewives) continues to baffle me. Society has a fringe element that is pathetic. If you waste time watching this trashy show, you have a problem.


April 16th, 2012
11:04 am

@Pink Pony, the word is passed, not past. Regardless of what you may think of Phaedra, she is one smart cookie. There have been several celebrities that have committed crimes. Gimme a break! Winona Ryder, Martha Stewart, Leona Helmsley. He did his time.

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April 16th, 2012
11:27 am

@ pink pony

While cultivating her career as an exceptional attorney, Phaedra has served as a legal analyst for NBC and Fox News during the Michael Jackson trial, Entertainment Tonight, Celebrity Justice, EXTRA, Court TV and various local news outlets. In addition to an analyst, Phaedra has also been featured in numerous media publications such as – Newsweek, People, XXL, Rolling Out, JET, King, Source, the L.A. Focus, The Boston Herald, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and The New York Times. Phaedra has offered her legal expertise on public issues while serving as a featured guest speaker on broadcasts for Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, V-103, Newstalk 680, and WAOK.



April 16th, 2012
11:40 am

Nono is as ghetto as the come. She and that street walker Marlo are two peas in a pod. Both ghetto gutter trash. Bravo needs to clean house this year. Sheree, NoNo and Marlo need to go. I know that the street walker is not a regular but they need to not even show her stank butt again. Keep the rest and recast.

Good Day Fan!!!!

April 16th, 2012
11:52 am

The RHOA reunion was about the best show this season. It was very entertaining and drama filled.

Kandi I respect her business acumen, but she has too much money for her hair to always look a hot mess. Hopefully, her new relationship will work out.
Nene I’m glad to see how much she’s grown, but if she is so over the other ladies why not just leave the show. I mean she’s got her hand in quite a few other pots.
Phaedra is her marriage in name only because she is always talking about other men & donkeys.
Sheree good riddance!!!!!!
Cynthia grow a backbone. It’s funny how vocal she is when Nene is around,but when Nene is around she doesn’t have 2 words to say like when Kim cornered Cynthia at the church.
Kim you need to stop spending so frivolous and save some money because you’re not going to have that RHOA check to fall back on next season, and I have a feeling your spin off show is going to tank.

With that being said I can’t wait for the rest of the reunion especially when Marlo joins the crew.


April 16th, 2012
12:14 pm

I can’t wait for the Peter Thomas – NeNe Leakes discussion. Oh, no! We’re not horny for each other!


April 16th, 2012
12:19 pm

Good Day Fan!!!!

April 16th, 2012
11:52 am

Please, you’ll be right there watching Kim’s spin off with the rest of the people who say they won’t watch it.


April 16th, 2012
12:30 pm

Kandi your are the “bomb” you go girl! Your new “toy” line is brilliant. You keep making that $$ and do your thing! Thank you, thank you for telling that playa hater NeNe about shaking her butt in people Faces. I love what you told that envious, jealous big teeth, ignorant country B. NeNe has always been jealous of you and Kim. Keep doing what you do!


April 16th, 2012
1:17 pm

The reunion show of the RHOA last night was hilarious. I had the best laugh watching this show. I love NeNe; hate on her all you want, she is funny. I like Marlo – wished she would join the group to take Sheree’s place. I hope Kim is gone – she is boring and I imagine her show will be, too. …And I’m glad Sheree is gone. The smalls have the nerve to talk about Cynthia kissin’ up to NeNe, well it seems to me that Sheree is kissing up to Kim. She does whatever Kim TELLS her to do. What was really bad about Sheree last night was how she tried to diss NeNe’s son and how she tried to diss Phaedra as an attorney. She showed how really desperate she was last night, and in my opinion, she went too far. It was like she was trying to taint Phaedra’s profession as a lawyer. I hope what she did is considered “slander” cause that wasn’t very smart. …And why hasn’t she built her home; where is she going to put five storage units of furniture? That in itself is a lot of rent per month. I hope her things doesn’t end up on one of those storage wars shows and she loses all of her things.


April 16th, 2012
1:21 pm

CORRECTION: “I hope what she (Sheree) said about Phaedra representing her IS NOT considered “slander.” If so, it would not be very smart.


April 16th, 2012
1:38 pm

oops! I read somewhere the scene with Sherre and Phaedra in court wasn’t legit. The identifying name plate of the judge and the actual presiding judge did not match. It was also stated how sparse the
courtroom was.


April 16th, 2012
1:57 pm

Scandal is the best new show on television.


April 16th, 2012
1:58 pm

the new two an half men sucks I mean that with a capital “S” we have to look at two timer ashton and he had some really big shoes to fill for which he is not doing i can see the end of this show coming soon…darn and i liked jake charlie (the real one before this knock off) allen and the best is berta….

Good Day Fan!!!!

April 16th, 2012
2:00 pm

correction meant to say when Nene isn’t around…..


April 16th, 2012
2:09 pm

I agree G..I’m loving Scandal, Kerry plays the part very well.

Good Day Fan!!!!

April 16th, 2012
2:18 pm

I will not be tuning in. I didn’t watch the RHOA episode when they focused soley on her. Kim is tired & lazy, and I can’t stand her self righteous attitude since she got with Kroy. I like Kandi, but I didn’t watch her show either.


April 16th, 2012
2:24 pm

Why no love for the Breakout Kings Rodney ? Okay, it’s a rather campy titled show, but I find it to be a nice variation on the police procedural and the characters all have more than adequate flaws to fill in the plotline. Check it out, Sunday’s at 10:00 pm on A&E.

Rodney Ho

April 16th, 2012
2:37 pm

@RaleighDawg. I have way too many shows to highlight on a Sunday night, as you can see. I couldn’t get in “Breakout Kings” this week with many more buzzier shows out there, including “Mad Men,” “Game of Thrones,” et. al.


April 16th, 2012
2:44 pm

Lastly, NeNe, you ain’t rich and we all know it. A few 100k isn’t rich, you don’t even own a home. Truth of the matter, you will be broke again, it’s your history and you can’t change it.


April 16th, 2012
3:17 pm

Ringer is in DANGER OF BEING CANCELED, if your a fan of the show would you please vote for the show on EW’s Save One Show Campaign!


April 16th, 2012
3:29 pm

No way Marlo on the Housewives. The girl is a ho. A big ole ho.

jack jill

April 16th, 2012
8:23 pm

Private Practice can move…doesn’t mean we’ll watch what’s offered instead. Had enough of the Grey Anatomy and crew! Will follow Person Of Interest where ever it goes!


April 18th, 2012
3:18 am

steve you sound stupid, marlo can’t be on the show becouse she’s a ho? what in the world do you
think kim is, and she on there hoing and gold digging. kim let everyone on the show know why she
hasn’t and never will pay kandi the money she owes her, when she said kandi was the richest one
there, she feel kandi don’t need the money back. kandi got so much money, but she has to pay for
a man and she looks a hot mess every where she goes. kandi could use some plastic surgery. i am
so sick and tired of people saying the atlanta ladies are ghetto, what is so wrong with the ghetto. it
i meant to be a put down. most people who actually do live in the ghetto are happy. it really used to
replace the “n” word. black uppity people need to stop siding with other races, putting other blacks
down. the other races, why are you even watching? when kim get her show, watch her and leave us alone.

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