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What to watch in Nashville: May 26-28

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Friday Night Lights returns for another season. (NBC)

What to watch in Nashville: May 26-28

Wednesday, May 26

American Idol
7 p.m. FOX (Local WZTV Channel 17)
In this season finale, Ryan Seacrest will announce the winner, then collapse in departing judge Simon Cowell’s lap, soaking his overly tight T-shirt with tears, begging him not to leave. Okay, probably not, but we can always wish, right? Instead, Idol will just go through the usual song and dance (pun intended) and declare yet another winner who will eventually disappear into obscurity.

Criminal Minds
8 p.m. CBS (Local WTVF Channel 5)
It must be serial killer month on CBS, or just May sweeps as the rest of us call it. After several CBS finales featuring mass murderers, Criminal Minds offers up another, this time in the guise of a killer (guest star Tim Curry) who targets families, slaughtering all of the members but one, leaving the lone witness to be haunted by the memories forever. Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson star in the season finale “Our Darkest Hour.”

Thursday, May 27

So You Think You Can Dance
7 p.m. FOX (Local WZTV Channel 17)
The seventh season of the hit reality show begins with a two-hour audition show, but several changes to the show’s usual format are in the offering, including a smaller group of starting contestants: 10, with one going home each week. Also, favorite dancers from the past seasons are returning as All-Star Partners. Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Mia Michaels, and Mary Murphy make-up the judging panel, and Cat Deeley returns as host.

100 Questions
7:30 p.m. NBC (Local WSMV Channel 4)
In this new sitcom, a woman, hoping to finally find the right man, joins an on-line dating site and takes a compatibility test. Each question causes her to recount a funny or poignant point in her life, turning the questionnaire into a journey of self discovery. Sophie Winkleman, Smith Cho, and David Walton star in the premiere episode, “What Brought You Here?”

Friday, May 28

Friday Night Lights
7 p.m. NBC (Local WSMV Channel 4)
During Homecoming at the recently reopened school, Eric (Kyle Chandler) takes it upon himself to investigate East Dillon’s history. Tami (Connie Britton) faces the wrath of the boosters, and Matt and Tim (Zach Gilford, Taylor Kitsch) go on a last minute hunting trip. Matt Lauria and Jurnee Smollett also star in the new episode “A Sort of Homecoming.”

Gavin and Stacey
8 p.m. BBC America
In this offbeat British comedy, Stacey makes a troubling discovery, and Smithy gets worked up over seeing Nessa after their recent and quite embarrassing meeting; elsewhere, Bryn eagerly awaits the arrival of the Essex boys, who are coming down for a wild night out in Cardiff and a sleepover at Bryn’s place. Mathew Horne also stars in this new episode.

 

 

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