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TV best bets with season finales of 'Walking Dead,' 'Duck Dynasty,' 'Honey Boo Boo,' series finale of 'Single Ladies,' 'Psych'

Two series are going away forever: VH1's "Single Ladies" and USA's "Psych."

"Single Ladies," set in Atlanta, is leaving after three seasons Monday in a relatively unceremonious fashion, without any closure, leaving fans in a bit of a lurch.

USA's light-hearted "Psych" Wednesday is being treated with far more care after eight seasons of 1980s pop covers, pineapples and fake psychic.  It is closing shop with Shawn closing shop. And USA will have a special after-show with the stars. (Flashback! The two main stars James Roday and Dule Hill visited the University of Georgia in 2010 and I got to interview them.)

Two hugely popular cable shows are finishing up their runs this season: Georgia-based "The Walking Dead" Sunday and "Duck Dynasty" Wednesday.  Plus, TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," shot down in McIntyre, ends its third season Thursday.


“Dancing With the Stars ” 8 p.m. ABC — NeNe Leakes and Drew Carey are decent hoofers.

“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — The murder of a children's TV icon takes a detour.

“How I Met Your Mother” 8 p.m. CBS — Barney and Robin both suffer panic attacks before the wedding.

“The Voice ” 8 p.m. NBC — More battle rounds.

“The Following ” 9 p.m. Fox — Joe attains more power over the Korban cult.

“Dallas ” 9 p.m. TNT — Bobby and Sue Ellen try to stop John Ross from becoming more like his dad.

“Single Ladies ” 9 p.m. VH1 (series finale) — This Atlanta-based drama was canceled last month after three season.

  “Mom ” 9:30 p.m. CBS — Violet finds the perfect family to adopt her baby.

“Bates Motel ” 10 p.m. A&E — Dylan questions his loyalty to Norma and Norman.

“The Blacklist ” 10:01 p.m. NBC — A high-tech cyber defense asset is stolen.

“Castle ” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A Wall Street trader's homicide is investigated.


“Glee ” 8 p.m. Fox — April and Holly work together to come up with a plan to save the glee club.

“NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A former NCIS agent, now a congressman, is murdered.

“The Voice ” 8 p.m. NBC — More battle rounds.

“NCIS: Los Angeles ” 9 p.m. CBS — Eric believes the computer system that controls Russian missiles is at risk.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine ” 9:30 p.m. Fox (first season finale) — Commissioner Podalski shuts down Jake's investigation but he keeps working it - of course.

“Chrisley Knows Best ” 10 p.m. USA — Kyle's daughter Chloe moves into Todd's house.

“Cougar Town ” 10 p.m. TBS — Chick's Alzheimer's symptoms prompt Jules to urge him to look for a house in her neighborhood.

“Justified ” 10 p.m. FX — A shooting prompts Raylan and Boyd to question their moral boundaries.

“Person of Interest ” 10:01 p.m. CBS — An adversary tries to take advantage of Root.


“American Idol” 8 p.m. Fox — The top 9 perform.

“Prince Harry's South Pole Heroes” 8 p.m. NBC— Prince Harry leads 12 wounded British soldiers on an arduous race to the South Pole.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS — A camp raid leaves one tribe scrounging for supplies and the other reveling in comfort.

“The 100” 9 p.m. the CW — A search-and-rescue mission ends in surprise.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — The families go to Vegas.

“Psych” 9 p.m. USA (series finale) — Shawn has trouble telling Gus he's ending the business.

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX — Philip and Elizabeth are assigned a new handler.

“Duck Dynasty” 10 p.m. A&E (fifth season finale) — A family reunion is planned by the Robertsons.

“Hot in Cleveland” 10 p.m. TV Land (fifth season debut) — Emmet may have gone to a special hideout after escaping from prison.


“Hell’s Kitchen 8 p.m. Fox — The remaining 18 chefs compete in a physical challenge involving pigs and potatoes.

“Inside of the Actor's Studio” 8 p.m. Bravo — The cast from "How I Met Your Mother" in advance of the series finale.

“American Idol” 9 p.m. Fox — Ratings keep on falling as the once mighty "Idol" fades away.

“Grey’s Anatomy” 9 p.m. ABC — Cristina envisions two different scenarios for her life.

“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo ” 9 p.m. TLC (third season finale) — Anna's boyfriend may commit himself further - as in marriage.

“Suits ” 9 p.m. USA— A major client demands that Harvey and Mike perform an unpleasant task.

“Surviving Jack ” 9:30 p.m. Fox (new series) — Jack (Chris Meloni) is a grouchy dad set in the early 1990s.

“Parenthood ” 10 p.m. NBC — Adam cheers up a gloomy Max by taking him on a new adventure.

“Scandal ” 10 p.m. ABC — Fitz and Mellie's kids join them for a TV interview at the White House.

“Sirens ” 10 p.m. USA— Johnny and Theresa agree to be friends with benefits.

“Vikings ” 10 p.m. History — Lagertha and Ragnar unite to battle Jarl Borg.


“Last Man Standing 8 p.m. ABC — Mandy decides to quit college and start a career in fashion design.

“Rake 8 p.m. Fox — Mikki's former pimp, Jules, is charged with assault.

“Whose Line Is It Anyway 8 p.m. the CW — Verne Troyer guests.

“Raising Hope 9:30 p.m. Fox — Virginia and Burt try adopting a dog as a remedy for empty-nest syndrome.

“Betty White’s Off Their Rockers 10 p.m. Lifetime— Betty gives tips on dating and breakups.

“CMT Special: Achmed Saves America ” 10 p.m. CMT — Jeff Dunham's latest special.

“Helix ” 10 p.m. Syfy (first season finale) — Alan and walker battle the Scythe to save the world from disaster.


“Kid Choice Awards” 8 p.m. Saturday Nickelodeon — Mark Wahlberg hosts.

“Joan & Melissa” 10 p.m. Saturday WE (fourth season debut) — Joan wants to make a sex tape - but with whom?

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 p.m. Saturday NBC — Louis CK hosts.

“The Amazing Race” 8 p.m. Sunday CBS — The all stars continue in Sri Lanka.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” 8 p.m. Sunday Bravo — NeNe called Peter the b-word and Cynthia is not happy.

“Cosmos” 9 p.m. Sunday Fox— Tyson travels to the event horizon of a black hole.

“Resurrection” 9 p.m. Sunday ABC — Bellamy and Sheriff Fred form an uneasy alliance to solve Dale's murder.

“Drop Dead Diva” 9 p.m. Sunday Lifetime — Stacy helps Jane prepare for a date with Grayson.

“The Walking Dead” 9 p.m. Sunday AMC (fourth season finale) — So is Terminus an actual sanctuary or evil?

“The Mentalist” 10 p.m. Sunday CBS — Jane devises a risky plan to ensnare a group of art thieves.

“Revenge” 10:01 p.m. Sunday ABC — Emily looks into a mystery from her past.

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

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