TV to See This Week: The Live Feed's Look Ahead
Justin Long returns to Fox's "New Girl," "The View's" Whoopi Goldberg makes the guest star rounds and Kathy Bates plays Charlie Harper's ghost on CBS' "Two and a Half Men" finale.
Prepare thyself for lots of big story reveals, guest star stunts and other ways to grab your attention. May sweeps goes into full swing this week -- another chance for networks to set its ad rates for TV sponsors. So, take a look at The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed picks for TV's week ahead below.
Blake Shelton performs his new single and the top eight perform on The Voice semifinals starting at 8 p.m. on NBC
It’s all about family on Fox’s Bones when Ryan O’Neal returns as Brennan’s (Emily Deschanel) dad and the investigation focuses on two feuding families at 8 p.m.
The ghost of Charlie Sheen’s Charlie Harper (played by Harry’s Law star Kathy Bates) comes back to haunt Two and a Half Men at 9 p.m. on CBS.
Series star Hugh Laurie directs this episode of Fox’s House and Young and the Restless star Jessica Collins guests at 9 p.m.
The queens work out the season’s issues on the one-hour RuPaul’s Drag Race reunion special at 9 p.m. on Logo.
It’s the first night of a two-part crossover event with NCIS: Los Angeles on Hawaii Five-0 at 10 p.m. NCIS’ Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J guest.
Scream! Justin Bieber appears on MTV’s Ridiculousness at 10 p.m.
Billy Ray Cyrus guest stars on The CW’s 90210 to give Ade (Jessica Lowndes) some help with her country music career at 8 p.m.
The View’s Whoopi Goldberg guests and Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes returns as the Glee kids look to the future at 8 p.m. on Fox.
ABC’s Dancing With the Stars hold its final elimination duel at 9 p.m.
Season one’s finalists return to perform with Cyndi Lauper and Kid Cudi and fans find out which semifinalists won’t be advancing on NBC’s The Voice at 9 p.m.
Justin Long returns to Fox’s New Girl when it’s all about the exes at 9 p.m.
The conclusion of a crossover event continues on NCIS: Los Angeles as Hawaii Five-0’s Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim guest star at 10 p.m. on CBS.
Finale: Find out who this season’s Biggest Loser is at 8 p.m. on NBC.
It’s a double dose of prank show Betty White’s Off Their Rockers at 8 p.m. and then 8:30 in the time slot that Best Friends Forever recently held before NBC pulled it from the schedule.
Whoopi Goldberg is making the guest star rounds. First, Glee and now ABC’s The Middle. She’ll be playing Sue’s (Eden Sher) counselor on the episode airing at 8 p.m.
Alicia Silverstone returns to Suburgatory as Eden and it’s finally time for her to meet Tessa (Jane Levy) at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
Finale: What’s the big deal on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing: New York? It concludes its season at 10 p.m.
NBC’s Community crew mourns the loss of Star-burns (Dino Stamatopoulos) in their own unique ways while Chang (Ken Jeong) sees an opportunity to snatch up more power at 8 p.m.
Sherri Shepherd brings back some “Queen of Jordan” and unexpected news has Jack (Alec Baldwin) focusing on his feelings for Diana (guest star Mary Steenburgen) on NBC’s 30 Rock at 8:30 p.m.
Nick Cannon hosts MTV’s relaunched hidden camera prank show, Punk’d, at 10 p.m.
Parks and Recreationstar Rashida Jones tracks her maternal family history to Eastern Europe on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? at 8 p.m.
Fox’s Fringe embarks on part one of a two-part mystery starting with several occurrences of spontaneous combustion. “A Brave New World” starts at 9 p.m.
Finale: USA’s In Plain Sight ends its season at 10 p.m. TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding is sure to go out with a tacky bang at 10 p.m.
HBO presents the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Beastie Boys, Donovan, Guns N’ Roses, Freddie King, Laura Nyro and Red Hot Chili Peppers among the inductees starting at 9 p.m.
Zac Efron and Matt LeBlanc are among the guests on BBC America's The Graham Norton Show at 11 p.m.
New York Giants’ Eli Manning hosts Saturday Night Live's return from hiatus with musical guest Rihanna at 11:30 p.m.
Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston guest voices on a spy-themed The Simpsons at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Comedy Central airs its Comedy Awards ceremony at 9 p.m. with presenters including Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph and Adam Scott. Plus, Jon Stewart will present Don Rickles with the “Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence.”
E! introduces viewers to Clint Eastwood’s brood on a special presentation for new series Mrs. Eastwood & Company at 10:30 p.m.
Premieres: Disney Channel’s hit Good Luck Charlie returns at 8 p.m. Sherlock premieres its sophomore season on PBS stations at 9 p.m.
Finale: TLC’s Long Island Medium closes shop for the season at 9 p.m. Sandra Bernhard guest stars on the GCB season finale at 10 p.m.
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