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TV best bets with season finale of ‘The Good Wife’

the good wifeIn a relatively quiet week on TV, one critically acclaimed broadcast show – CBS’s “The Good Wife” – ends its year relatively early on Sunday.

In it, the law firm is on the verge of bankruptcy while Alicia faces mixed feelings about Peter.  In the following week, the program’s 9 p.m. time slot will be used to add a second hour of “The Amazing Race.”

And two polarizing reality show stars get their own shows: Kim Zolciak of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” gets a Bravo spinoff  focused on her wedding on Thursday at 9 p.m. for a six-episode test run. Cocky Russell Hantz of “Survivor’ fame attempts to flip homes with his brother on A&E Saturday night. The fact A&E stuck this on Saturday night does not inspire confidence.

MONDAY

“Antiques Roadshow” 8 p.m. GPB — Second of three episodes shot in Atlanta.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Booth’s son Parker comes home from England.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Gavin DeGraw, ousted last week, was pleasant but ultimately forgettable.
“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — Locals Pip and Mathai perform.
“House” 9 p.m. Fox — A boy who dreams of being choked wakes up and can’t breathe.
“Eureka” 9 p.m. Syfy — Carter and Andy are jailed for stealing a piece of equipment.
Bethenny Ever After” 10 p.m. Bravo — Bethenny takes a trip to Los Cabos and celebrates her birthday.
World’s Scariest Landings” 10 p.m. Discovery — A program you are unlikely ever to see on an airplane.
“Smash” 10 p.m. NBC — Derek finds Rebecca to be exasperating.

TUESDAY

The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC — Eliminated players return to compete for a spot in the finals.
Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — The glee kids pay homage to Whitney Houston.
Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Boyz II Men and Smokey Robinson sing.
The L.A. Complex” 9 p.m. the CW (new series) — Hollywood dreamers seek stardom in this dramatic series.
New Girl” 9 p.m. Fox — Morose Nick channels all of his energy into his new vegetable garden.
The Voice” 9 p.m. NBC — Team Cee Lo and Team Adam each lose another contestant.
Deadliest Catch” 9 p.m. Discovery — The Time Bandit bids farewell to a crew mate.
Private Practice” 10:01 p.m. ABC — Pete and Violet enter marriage counseling.

WEDNESDAY

American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Theme tonight is the songs of Queen for the top six.
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” 8 p.m. NBC — A senior with a radar gun scolds speedy walkers.
American Guns” 9 p.m. Discovery (second season debut) — A return with the firearms facility in Denver, Gunsmoke.
Behind the Music” 9 p.m. VH1 (fifth season finale) — Brandy is featured.
“Auction Kings” 10 p.m. Discovery —  Sandy Springs’ Gallery 63 is back in action!
Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land — Elka’s twin sister returns for a visit.
“Law & Order SVU” 10 p.m. NBC — A reporter and vigilante group criticize the police for not finding a rapist.
“Revenge” 10 p.m. ABC — Emily uncovers the identity of her father’s killer.
“Total Blackout” 10 p.m. Syfy (new series) — Contestants face their fears and take on challenges in total darkness.

THURSDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox— Katy Perry and Stefano Langone perform.
“Community” 8 p.m. NBC — When the group’s science project is smashed, they launch a hunt for the culprit.
30 Rock” 8:30 p.m. NBC — Kabletown breaks news that ‘TGS’ will no longer be live (but “30 Rock” itself will be.)
Don’t Be Tardy For the Wedding” 9 p.m. Bravo (new series)  — Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann plan a marriage over six test episodes..
Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Owen and Teddy argue over a young auto-crash patient and Bailey must intervene.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Unemployed Andy crashes a fundraiser for the Senator.
Parks & Recreation” 9:31 p.m. NBC — Leslie squares off against her opponent Bobby Newport (Paul Rudd).
The Mentalist” 10 p.m. CBS — Jane and the CBI investigate the death of a man whose charred body is found outside a cabaret.
Scandal” 10:02 p.m. ABC — The team helps a dictator find his missing family.

FRIDAY

“The Finder” 8 p.m. Fox — Walter explores the shady side of horse racing.
“Shark Tank” 8 p.m. ABC — A mother pitches a three-in-one nail polish
Undercover Boss” 8 p.m. CBS — The Philly Pretzel Factory CEO goes undercover
Whale Wars: Viking Shores” 8 p.m. Animal (new series) — The Sea Shepherd now tries to stop hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Who Do You Think You Are?” 8 p.m. NBC — Rob Lowe travels to Germany to track his past.
“CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — Fear strikes a small New York City community when parts of a dismembered body are left on four street corners.
Fairly Legal” 9 p.m. USA —Kate mediates a dispute between her former school and an expelled student.
“Blue Bloods” 9 p.m. CBS — A leak in the NYPD endangers a Russian mob trial witness..
“In Plain Sight” 10 p.m. USA — Mary’s father goes on the lam seeking vengeance.

WEEKEND

Space Twister” 9 tonight Syfy —  Storms wreaking havoc on Earth could be saved by a high school student’s science project.
Flipped Off” 9 tonight A&E (new series) — Watch Russell Hantz (“Survivor”) and his brother Shawn try to flip homes in a lousy market.
“Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — August tells Emma how to beat Regina and get custody of Henry.
Army Wives” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Denise worries about Frank when he returns from Africa.
“Celebrity Apprentice” 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — Will we see Lisa Lampanelli cry and/or yell in anger? Probably.
Breakout Kings” 9 p.m. Sunday A&E (second season finale) — The gang tracks a fugitive who used to perform in the circus as an escape artist.
“Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Bree’s lawyer tells her that she must open up about her past to strengthen her case..
“Game of Thrones” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — The Baratheon rivalry ends.
The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS (third season finale) — Louis Canning and Patti Nyholm join forces to sink the firm.
The Killing” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Sarah zeroes in on a Larsen family secret.
The Client List” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Riley balks at rumors about her absent husband Kyle.
Mad Men” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Don, Roger and Pete team up to rustle up new clients.
Veep” 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — The staff gets good news on a clean-jobs bill.
GCB” 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC  — Amanda assembles an all-female barbecue team for a cook-off.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

10 comments Add your comment

Sluggo

April 23rd, 2012
6:47 am

Zolciak’s new show is an educational instruction show for women who want to trap/marry a Sugardaddy.

‘Goldigger 101′ debuts this week on the Bravo network.

David

April 23rd, 2012
12:01 pm

Isn’t it worth a mention that 30 Rock will be live this week?

RaleighDawg

April 23rd, 2012
12:57 pm

Thanks for the nod to the Breakout Kings !

RaleighDawg

April 23rd, 2012
1:00 pm

Rodney – what do you think of the “B____ in 23″ ?

BC

April 23rd, 2012
4:40 pm

You posted this story at 5:56 pm April 22, 2012. Do you not realize the first show you talked (Good Wife) about had not even aired yet for that week? Very, very confusing. But also typical AJC writing.

monkeybusiness

April 23rd, 2012
6:10 pm

I’m so hoping the best for Kim K to be Kim B. I hope she will become a better person.

monkeybusiness

April 23rd, 2012
6:10 pm

Kim Z you go woman

ocee

April 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

Anyone know why January Jones is rarely seen on Mad Men this season.

NeNe

April 23rd, 2012
10:59 pm

can’t wait to watch kim-you go girl!! lol!!!

SuzeC

April 23rd, 2012
11:49 pm

@ocee – re: January Jones – I think it’s because she was pregnant/had a baby while the season was shooting, which is also why she was, uh, “heavier” in the early part of the season. I think we’ll be seeing more Betty drama soon.