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TV best bets with season finales of 'Castle,' 'The Blacklist,' 'Glee,' 'NCIS,' 'The Big Bang Theory,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Shark Tank'

Several big shows are closing out their seasons this week, including "Castle" and 'The Blacklist" Monday, "Glee" and "NCIS" on Tuesday, "Criminal Minds" and "Nashville" on Wednesday, "The Big Bang Theory" and "Grey's Anatomy" Thursday, "Shark Tank" Friday, "Saturday Night Live" Saturday and "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy" Sunday, to name a few.

And on Friday, ABC is also providing a tribute to Barbara Walters, who is retiring this week.

MONDAY

“Bones ” 8 p.m. Fox The remains of a swim coach are found at the bottom of a well.

“Dancing With the Stars ” 8 p.m. ABC — Surprisingly, Candace Cameron Bure has outlasted injured Danica McKellar.

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“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta ” 8 p.m. VH1 — Stevie and Joseline hold a party for Benzino and his new girlfriend.

“The Voice ” 8 p.m. NBC — The top 5 live show.

“24 ” 9 p.m. Fox — Kate's hunt for Jack continues.

“Mike & Molly ” 9 p.m. CBS — Peggy's bathtub crashes through the ceiling.

“The ( Dead Mother's) Club” 9 p.m. HBO — Jane Fonda, Rosie O'Donnell and Molly Shannon are among women talking about losing their moms at an early age. .

“#BikerLive ” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — Mechanics face off in a custom-motorcycle-building competition.

“Louie ” 10 p.m. FX — Louie meets someone new.

“The Blacklist ” 10:01 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — The crashing of a mysterious prisoner transport plane causes chaos.

“Castle ” 10:01 p.m. ABC (sixth season finale) — Castle and Beckett prepare for their wedding.

TUESDAY

“Glee ” 8 p.m. Fox (fifth season finale) — Rachel meets an eccentric TV writer.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” 8 p.m. ABC (first season finale) — The battle against Garrett and Hydra comes to a climax.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS (11th season finale) — NCIS investigates a fire on a Navy ship.

“The Voice ” 8 p.m. NBC — Live eliminations.

“NCIS: Los Angeles ” 9 p.m. CBS (fifth season finale) — A cartel plans to transport billions of dollars worth of cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. via submarine.

“Deadliest Catch ” 9 p.m. Discovery — The Wizard crew's fishing strategy gets them in trouble with the law.

“Riot ” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — A reality competition series in which Steve Carell and Andy Buckley participate in song, dance and sketch challenges.

“The Goldbergs” 9:01 p.m. ABC (first season finale) — Murray learns his high-school free-throw record has been broken.

“About a Boy ” 9:31 p.m. NBC (first season finale) — Will invites Sam to move in with him after she is forced to evacuate her apartment.

“Trophy Wife ” 9:31 p.m. ABC (series finale) — ABC has canceled this show. Diane and Jackie offer to let her have the kids on Mother's Day.

“Chicago Fire ” 10 p.m. NBC (second season finale) — A fire breaks out at a boarding school.

“Fargo ” 10 p.m. FX — Molly makes an unorthodox decision after Lester has a close call.

“Person of Interest ” 10:01 p.m. CBS (third season finale) — The battle with Vigilance reaches its climax.

WEDNESDAY

“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox (500th episode) — The show has been renewed for 2015 but will air fewer hours.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — Spencer and Tony are battling for power.

“Suburgatory” 8:30 p.m. ABC (series finale) — Tessa joins a knitting circle.

“Revolution” 9 p.m. NBC —Neville and Monroe team up to defeat the Patriots. This show won't get a third season.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS (ninth season finale) — BAU continues to investigate the murders of prostitutes.

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” 9 p.m. NBC —The squad goes undercover and targets a successful photographer.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Mitchell and Cameron's big day arrives.

The Americans” 10 p.m. FX — Philip prepares Fred for a crucial mission.

“Kodiak” 10 p.m. Discovery (new series) — The daily lives of families who live on Kodiak Island in Alaska.

“Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land — Melanie uses an illness to get tickets to a sold-out concert.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC (second season finale) — Teddy helps Rayna plan a free conert. This show has been renewed (barely) for a third season.

“Chicago PD ” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Voight and Platt share information about their pasts.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory 8 p.m. CBS (seventh season finale) — Sheldon gets caught up in all the life-altering changes around him and considers a monumental move.

“Hell’s Kitchen 8 p.m. Fox— The teams prepare meals inspired by a Gordon Ramsay eatery.

“Hollywood Game Night” 8 p.m. NBC — Lauren Graham, Rita Wilson and Gillian Jacobs participate.

“The Vampire Diaries” 8 p.m. the CW (fifth season finale) — Damon trying to stop the disintegration of the Other Side.

“American Idol” 9 p.m. Fox — One more "Idol" is out, paving the way to the finale next week.

“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC (10th season finale) — Bid farewell to Cristina.

“Rosemary's Baby ” 9 p.m. NBC — Guy's career soars as pregnant Rosemary's health deteriorates.

“Black Box ” 10 p.m. ABC — Dr. Bickman speaks to Catherine about committing to Will.

“Carbonaro Effect ” 10 p.m. TruTV (time slot debut) — Michael Carbonaro creates magic tricks before unsuspecting Atlantans.

“Elementary ” 10:01 p.m. CBS (second season finale) — The relationship between Holmes and Watson comes to a crossroads.

FRIDAY

“Shark Tank 8 p.m. ABC (fifth season finale) — A college student pitches her idea for a flat-folding, reusable storage box.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway 8 p.m. the CW — Jack Osborne guests.

“Grimm 9 p.m. NBC (third season finale) — The arrival of Monroe and Rosalee's wedding day.

“Barbara Walters: Her Story 9 p.m. ABC — A tribute to Barbara Walters.

“Kitchen Nightmares 9 p.m. Fox (sixth season finale) — Chef Ramsay assists a family-owned Italian restaurant in Easton, Pa.

“Continuum ” 10 p.m. Syfy — Kiera crash-lands her CPS flyer during a prisoner transport.

“Hannibal ” 10:01 p.m. NBC — Will shares his vision with Hannibal in a therapy session.

WEEKEND

“Return To Zero” 8 tonight Lifetime — A couple separates after a miscarriage but try again.

“Iyanla Fix My Life” 9 tonight OWN — A 600-pound woman tries to leave her bed for the first time in years.

“Orphan Black” 9 tonight BBCA — Rachel goes on the warpath and lashes out at Sarah's loved ones.

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC (39th season finale) — Andy Samburg hosts.

“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS (24th season finale) — The race ends in Vegas.

“2014 Billboard Music Awards” 8 p.m. Sunday ABC — Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Lorde and John Legend perform.

“The Simpsons” 8 p.m. Sunday Fox (25th season finale) — Homer is fired up about getting the Fourth of July fireworks reinstated after they were canceled for budgetary reasons.

“Family Guy” 8:30 p.m. Sunday Fox (12th season finale) — Stewie stews over having his TV time interrupted.

“Cosmos” 9 p.m. Sunday Fox — Why civilizations perish and the possibility of beings that live forever are explored.

“Drop Dead Diva” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Grayson's near-death experience prompts him to make a serious gesture.

“Game of Thrones” 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Brienne follows a new lead on the road with Podrick.

“The Good Wife” 9 p.m. Sunday CBS (fifth season finale) — Alicia and Cary learn about a threat to the firm.

“Devious Maids” 10 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Nicholas gets jealous over Marisol's close friendship with her book editor.

“Mad Men ” 10 p.m. Sunday AMC — Peggy does research for a pitch.

“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS (sixth season finale) — A new lead in a cold case surfaces.

“Penny Dreadful” 10 p.m. Sunday Showtime — Vanessa and Sir Malcolm attend a party at the home of Egyptologist Sir Ferdinand Lyle and meet Dorian Gray.

 

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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