It’s finally here, the end of the TV season, the day before the world goes dark, sure there’s TV on in the summer, even great TV (I’m looking at you Breaking Bad) but for TV addicts like me, the summer is like Dark Ages, I have every intention of stooping to ABC Family’s level and watching their whole summer line-up (we’ll see – Switched At Birth looks awful). But tonight is the final night, the ABC comedies end their seasons along with the crowning of the 10th American Idol (Scotty right?). Here are our recommendations for tonight, Wednesday May 25 2011.
The Middle “Back To Summer” 8:00 on ABC
Brick, being the space cadet he is, is in danger of failing the third grade due to an assignment he let slip all year. ABC sucks so I don’t have a promo, just a wicked funny clip from the last episode with the great Atticus Schaffer.
Modern Family “The One That Got Away” 9:00 on ABC
While the second season wasn’t a grand slam like the first it was no slouch. My favourite episode of the season has to be when the kids walked in on Phil and Claire having sex, and triumphanly this season Luke has emerged as the standout from the cast (for me – we all got our faves right?). I happen to have a promo for the finale, but it’s mostly stock footage.
Cougar Town “Something Good Coming, parts 1 & 2” 9:30 – 10:30 on ABC
The hourlong Cougar finale finds the Cul-De-Sac crew heading to Hawaii. Travis, in a spin of depression, moves to Hawaii and the gang books a group Vacay to try and get him back. I have a feeling tonight will feature a Laurie/Travis hook-up that they’ve been hinting at all season (come on you’ve noticed it too). Personally, I can’t think of anything weirder but if it gives them a reason to legitimately call it Cougar Town again, I’m down. In lieu of a promo I give you my favourite Cougar Town scene of all time!
Happy Endings “The Shershow Redemption” 10:30 on ABC
The surprise of the year as far as I’m concerned. This series is smart, sharp and funny as hell. Wayans, Coupe, Wilson and Pally are standouts and while Knighton and Cuthbert aren’t comedians like the rest but they hold their own. I love this show, it’s pick-up was such a happy ending for the season (it was between this, Mr. Sunshine and Better With You for the one ABC bubble sitcom renewal spot).
American Idol Season 10 Finale 8:00 on FOX
Scotty or Lauren? Awful producer pimping aside I think Scotty’s got it in the bag.
South Park “Crack Baby Athletic Association” 10:00 on Comedy Central
Cartman starts an athletic association for babies born addicted to crack! A-mah-zing!
The Real World 10:00 on MTV – BOH-RING!
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior 10:00 on CBS – This shitty spin-off ends tonight.
Workaholics 10:30 on Comedy Central – I start this tonight, for the summer is no time to be picky.
Law & Order: LA 10:00 on NBC – I laugh at NBC for ever thinking this was a smart move.