Where'd the season go? Somehow we've arrived at the near end of another television year.
"Glee" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) wraps things up with the gang off to regionals again.
With two additional seasons guaranteed, will the writers ever craft a season when the team doesn't make the finals? Probably not. Look for Jessica Sanchez ("Amer ican Idol") in a guest-starring role as Frida Romero from the rival group
Hoosierdaddies. Meanwhile, recent graduate Rachel sweats out waiting to hear if she's made the cast of a "Funny Girl" revival. Other guest stars include Patty Duke and Meredith Baxter.
"American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) reaches the point when people used to obsess about the show -- the selection of the finalists for next week's big finale. This year's "Idol" buzz has revolved around the show's declining ratings and relative pop cultural fizzle, as well as the chemistry, or lack of it, between judges.
"Idol" has always had its share of famous and semi-famous judges, ranging from has-beens to legitimate stars. But people watch (or watched) "Idol" to see unknown talents discovered -- not old careers revived. In its rise and in its decline, "Idol" proves one of the truest rules of television: Hits make stars; stars don't guarantee a hit.
CBS concludes the second season of "Person of Inter est" (9 p.m., TV-14) with Finch and Reese scrambling to fix the fate-altering, number-dispensing machine. This show has seen its audience grow in its sophomore year.
"Two and A Half Men" (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-14) ends its season with Hilary Duff guest-starring as Walden's much younger date and Marilu Henner appearing as her grandmother.
This series will return, having survived the offstage comments by its young star, Angus T. Jones, who described the show as "filth" to a church group.
Everybody's a critic!
As of my column deadline, "Community" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) has yet to be canceled or officially renewed. Look for the finale to fudge the line between season and series ender, as Jeff mulls life after graduation.
---Over on ABC, "Wipeout" (8 p.m., TV-PG) kicks off its new season with its 100th epi-
sode -- an offering, I expect, that will look a lot like the first 99.
---Angela brings her baby to work on an hourlong helping of "The Office" (9 p.m., NBC, TV-PG), its second-to-last epi-
sode. Meanwhile, the gang anticipates the public television airing of the documentary about Dunder Mifflin, nine years in the making. Next week's series finale is not to be missed.
---The notion of folks appearing on a "show" and wondering about the "audience" reaction of their neighbors looms large on the series "Small Town Security" (10 p.m., AMC), entering its second season.
---Don Wildman ("Mys teries at the Museum") goes on the road in search of iconic bridges, buildings, gravesites and national parks linked to legends, myths and mysteries on the new series "Monumen tal Mysteries" (9 p.m., Travel, TV-PG).
---"Mountain Movers" (8 p.m., National Geographic, TV-14) celebrates landscaping with a vengeance.
---A natural disaster looms on "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
---A questionable coaching move on "Anger Management" (9:30 p.m., FX, TV-14).
---A would-be client poses as Moriarty on "Elementary" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
---Will's nightmares haunt his waking hours on "Hannibal" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
---The White House reels from recent revelations on "Scandal" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14).
---Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Cattrall and Bonnie Tyler appear on "The Graham Norton Show" (10 p.m., BBC America, TV-14).
Teens (Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue) fall in love in the shadow of their parents' torrid past in the 1959 melodrama "A Summer Place" (9:30 p.m., TCM).
---Role-playing becomes a game-changer for Amy and Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).
---Caroline schemes to distract Elena on "The Vampire Diaries" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14).
---Dwight moves out of the building on "The Office" (8:30 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG).
---Cat and Vincent discover that normal is overrated on "Beauty and the Beast" (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG).
---David Sedaris is scheduled on "The Daily Show With Jon Stew art" (11 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Don Cheadle, Pete Holmes and RNDM appear on "Conan" (11 p.m., TBS).
---Edie Falco, Bobby Lee, Loni Love and Mo Mandel are booked on "Chelsea Lately" (11 p.m., E!).
---Baz Luhrmann sits down on "The Colbert Report" (11:30 p.m., Comedy Central).
---Jack Hanna and Benedict Cumberbatch appear on "Late Show With David Letterman" (11:35 p.m., CBS).
---Jay Leno welcomes Shakira, Marc Maron and Tom Jones on "The Tonight Show" (11:35 p.m., NBC).
---Tobey Maguire, Kerry Washington and will.i.am appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (11:35 p.m., ABC).
---Jane Lynch and Lady Antebellum visit "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (12:35 a.m., NBC).
---Craig Ferguson hosts Bob Saget and Sarah Hyland on "The Late Late Show" (12:35 a.m., CBS).
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