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TV best bets with season finales of ‘The Amazing Race,’ ‘The Biggest Loser,’ ‘GCB,’ ‘In Plain Sight’

gcbAs we enter May, season finales (and one series finale) are hitting the calendar but the floodgates have yet to open.

On Sunday, May 6, “The Amazing Race” ends its 20th journey around the world in Hawaii on Sunday but the show has been renewed for at least two more rounds in 2012-13. USA closes shop on U.S. Marshall Mary Shannon’s fugitive work on “In Plain Sight” after five seasons on Friday. ABC’s controversial “GCB” ends its short spring run on Wednesday with a reasonable shot at netting a second season.

And metro Atlanta could have its first “Biggest Loser” Tuesday if former wrestler Kim Nielsen can lose the greatest percentage of weight as that show wraps its 13th season.  And that show is guaranteed a return visit next season.

MONDAY, April 30
“Antiques Roadshow” 8 p.m. GPB — The third and final hour out of Atlanta.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — A corpse found in the woods may be connected to a family feud.
Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — A serious dose of class is gone from the show now that Gladys Knight is out.
How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Marshall freaks out as fatherhood approaches.
“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The top eight fight for the final four slots.
House” 9 p.m. Fox — House and Wilson take a vacation.
Two and a Half Men” 9 p.m. CBS — Kathy Bates guest stars as Charlie’s ghost.
Death Row: The Final 24 Hours” 10 p.m. Discovery — Learn how capital punishment is administered.
Hawaii Five-O” 10 p.m. CBS — A cross-over episode with “NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Smash” 10 p.m. NBC — The production heads to Boston.
Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A body with human bite marks is discovered.

TUESDAY

“The Biggest Loser” 8 p.m. NBC (13th season finale)  — Roswell’s Kim Nielsen, who has lost more than 100 pounds, could win the $250,000 prize.
Glee” 8 p.m. Fox — Rachel and Kurt audition for the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts.
NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — An explosion on a Navy ship is investigated.
Dancing With the Stars” 9 p.m. ABC — Melissa Gilbert is the most vulnerable this week.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — A crossover episode that began on “Hawaii Five-O.”
“New Girl” 9 p.m. Fox — Nick and Jess run into their exes Caroline and Paul.
“The Voice” 9 p.m. NBC — Cee Lo Green’s team battle between Jamar Rogers and Juliet Simms will be fierce.
“The Treasure of Osama bin Laden” 10 p.m. Discovery — Examining items seized by Navy SEAL Team Six.
“Top Shot” 10 p.m. History (fourth season finale) — The final four test their skills with a flintlock pistol, a crossbow and a grenade launcher.
Private Practice” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A pregnant illegal immigrant takes drastic measures to ensure her baby will be a U.S. citizen.

WEDNESDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 5 perform with a British music theme.
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” 8 p.m. NBC — Two nuns raise funds for breast awareness.
Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS — A copycat killer emerges in an Oklahoma town after a serial killer is executed.
Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Phil goes car shopping with his neighbor Andre but wishes he had taken Claire instead.
CSI” 10 p.m. CBS — A bomb kills a driver in an off-road race truck race.
Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land— The ladies needs to get a friend back together with a boyfriend who is a popular Beverly Hills dermatologist.
“Law & Order: SVU” 10 p.m. NBC — Detectives investigate a string of hate crimes against gay men.
“Revenge” 10 p.m. ABC — A newly discovered photo of David gives Emily new clues.

THURSDAY
“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — Carrie Underwood and Coldplay perform.
“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS — Leonard’s pillow talk with Penny leaves her steaming.
“Community” 8 p.m. NBC — A memorial service for a classmate turns into a riot.
“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Tension builds as the residents await their exam results.
“The Office” 9 p.m. NBC — Andy gears up for his comeback at Dunder Mifflin.
“Swamp People” 9 p.m. History — Troy receives help from his family.
“Touch” 9 p.m. Fox — Jake’s numbers guide Martin on a mission to reunite a French woman with her family..
“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. CBS — Lisbon encounters her ex-fiancé while investigating a surfer’s homicide.
“Scandal” 10:02 p.m. ABC — The disappearance of Amanda Tanner gives Huck an opportunity to show off his espionage skills..

FRIDAY
The Finder” 8 p.m. Fox — A Miami mob boss wants Walter to find a voodoo doll he believes has put a hex on him..
“Shark Tank” 8 p.m. ABC — Check out an elevated monorail bike system from the inventor of Rollerblades.
“Undercover Boss” 8 p.m. CBS — The Fastsigns International CEO goes undercover.
“Who Do You Think You Are?” 8 p.m. NBC — Rashida Jones (“Parks & Recreation”) explores her maternal family history in Manhattan and Ireland..
CSI: NY” 9 p.m. CBS — A successful businessman is murdered in a Brooklyn housing project.
“Fairly Legal” 9 p.m. USA— Kate and Ben team up for a prison mediation.
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids” 9 p.m. TLC — A bride wants denim dresses for her backwoods nuptials.
Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS — Frank places Jamie under house arrest when a hit is put on his life.
“In Plain Sight” 10 p.m. USA (series finale) — Big changes occur at the office.

WEEKEND
“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” 9 p.m. Saturday HBO — Guns ‘n Roses, Red Hot Chilip Peppers and the Beastie Boys are among the inductees.
“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Eli Manning hosts.
“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS (20th season finale) — The final leg is in Honolulu this time around.
“Finding Your Roots” 8 p.m. Sunday GPB — CNN’s Sanjay Gupta explores his past, along with part-time Atlantan Margaret Cho.
“Once Upon a Time” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Henry begs Emma to stay in Storybrooke.
“Celebrity Apprentice” 9 p.m. Sunday NBC — Clay Aiken barely escaped elimination last week, showing his smarts and desire to stick around.
Army Wives” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Roland meets a man who claims to be David’s biological father.
The Comedy Awards” 9 p.m. Sunday Comedy — Don Rickles and Robin Willams receive awards.
“Desperate Housewives” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Bree falls for her lawyer as her trial approaches.
“Game of Thrones” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Arya gets a surprise visitor.
The Killing” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — The investigation refocuess on the casino.
The Client List” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Riley wonders if she’s ready to date again.
Mad Men” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Don gets a surprise.
GCB” 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC (first season finale) — Amanda’s suspicions about Luke lead to a surprising discovery about Ripp.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

11 comments Add your comment

Kat

April 29th, 2012
11:22 am

“as that sho2 wraps its 13th season” Let’s call it a “show.”

Kat

April 29th, 2012
11:24 am

Ah, Rodney. You shouldn’t post these things when recuperating from too much imbibing. Love your work!

MAUREEN LINEHAN

April 29th, 2012
6:39 pm

worse biggest loser season ever the way they treated the brother and sister that worked out at home and lost the amount of weight to reenter show they should have sent all of them home lost interest right away then one of the biggest trouble makers leaves the show earlypoorest sport ever, the two brother and sister brats still on the show was so disgusted—— aside from that show I love,love the amazing race with the exception of Brandon and Rachel (boo hoo) sick of her big baby and Brandon Man up you could do better !

Sluggo

April 30th, 2012
10:49 am

No mention of local pseudo-celebrity Kim Zolciak’s revolting train wreck ‘Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding’?

Had enough of her materialistic self centered ways?

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Jillian

April 30th, 2012
2:54 pm

Not that it was the worst season on Biggest Loser – the biggest racists I have ever seen. They treated them so horribly. I hope Conda will humble herself after she sees how she behaved. Comical on the two who quit – Mark (a pastor?) and Buddy – you knew what you were signing up for…..deal with it. Hope Kim or Jeremy wins it all – though Kim comes across as having something going on with Dolvett ;) – and please can they chip in and shave Santa and give him a body waxing?!?! Should be interesting!

alm

April 30th, 2012
11:22 pm

Sherlock is back on Sunday!!

rob

May 1st, 2012
12:32 pm

GCB is a worthless and insulting show. It should be off the air.

Steve

May 1st, 2012
12:51 pm

Ahhh, racism….the “go to” rally cry of the intellectually bankrupt. As for the black brother/sister couple on Biggest Loser, they’re out because they lost the challenge on the first episode and never recovered. By the time they came back to the ranch after 4 weeks away, they were on the outside looking in at all the friendships and alliances that had already formed. Now it didn’t help that the brother (forgot his name) was a conflict-seeking drama queen BS artist who intentionally tanked his first weigh-in when he had immunity. “I’ve been working out 14 hours a day”…..dude, STFU already. His sister, Daphne, could have survived on her own, but her brother’s attitude and her own attitude after he was eliminated spelled the end for her. And to top it all off, they had the lowest percentages of weight loss at the end, when all the eliminated contestants came back for a last chance challenge and a spot in the final. They were never in it to win it.

But you know what, let’s just blame it all on racism. A nice simple explanation for some nice simple minds.

observer

May 1st, 2012
1:37 pm

@Steve…you are so correct. Not a darn thing due to racism, just the way it works. Had the bro and sis been another ethnicity, e.g., Latino or Asian, never would have come up.

Keep in mind, folks, TV is about ratings! So whatever it takes to stir you up to watch!

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