Sunday, May 12, 2013

TV This Week: Finales for Survivor, Doctor Who, Body of Proof

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Season finales this week for Survivor and Doctor Who. Sadly Body of Proof ends its series Tuesday night.

These are the TV shows I plan on watching this week. Most of them I will watch by DVR or OnDemand. All times ET.



60 Minutes. CBS, 7:00pm.
Scheduled: American aid worker Jessica Buchanan recalls her dramatic Navy SEALs rescue in the Somali desert; a course that teaches disabled vets to start their own businesses; Charlie Rose visits Microsoft founder Bill Gates in his private office.

Survivor: Caramoan - Fans vs. Favorites, Season Finale. CBS, 8:00pm.
After a harrowing season of surviving in the Philippines, the remaining castaways still competing for the $1 million grand prize end their journey and prepare to face a jury of their peers who will ultimately decide the sole survivor of season 26. 2 hrs. Note: Reunion Show at 10pm.

The Simpsons, Fabulous Faker Boy. Fox, 8:00pm.
When Bart begins to explore his creative type at Marge's encouragement, she hires Slava's daughter as his piano instructor; when the last two hairs on Homer's head fall out, he begins to try a variety of headgear to hide it from Marge.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Morocco (Tangier). CNN, 9:00pm.
Anthony Bourdain visits the former International Zone, the part of Morocco where artists such as Paul Bowles, William Burroughs, Tennessee Williams and the Rolling Stones went to escape moral prohibitions and rekindle their inspiration.

Mad Men, Man with a Plan. AMC, 10:00pm.
Everyone at the agency diligently works to try and satisfy the wants and needs of competing clients in order to solidify their commitment to the company; Pete Campbell is caught off guard when he gets an unexpected visit.



Revolution, The Longest Day. NBC, 10:00pm.
Romantic connections begin to heat up among the rebels as an onslaught of drone attacks from the militia threaten everyone involved; an assassination attempt made on Monroe's life heightens his paranoia while Foster contemplates surrendering.

Bates Motel, Underwater. A&E, 10:00pm.
While Abernathy continues to put pressure on Norman, Norman is still unsure what he wants from him; the friendship between Dylan and Bradley grows; Miss Watson notices Norman's active imagination, and encourages it; Emma takes a trip.

Independent Lens, Invisible War. PBS, 10:00pm.
The issues of rape and sexual assault in the United States military are examined, revealing the culture and conditions that led to few prosecutions, the various struggles female victims and male victims are facing, and more.



Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, It's A Free Country. PBS, 9:00pm.
Peter examines the section of the Constitution that many believe to be its most important feature, the Bill of Rights, and several headline-making stories that involve freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to privacy.

Body of Proof, Breakout. ABC, 10:00pm.
* * * Series Finale * * * After an inmate escapes a prison transport van and quickly becomes a wanted fugitive in Philadelphia, a witness from his murder trial mysteriously ends up dead, forcing the man to seek out Megan in hopes that she will hear his pleas of innocence.



Modern Family, Games People Play. ABC, 9:00pm.
Phil gets a brand new RV for the family in hopes going on a fun road trip, leaving Claire to let him learn the hard way as to why this is a terrible idea; Jay and Gloria help Manny look for his backpack; Mitch & Cam get competitive at Lily's meet.

Secrets of the Dead, Cavemen Cold Case. PBS, 10:00pm.
Scientists examine 49,000-year-old Neanderthal bones found in a remote region of Spain in order to determine how they died and what their deaths may mean for the Neanderthal extinction, but the discovery of possible cannibalism raises more questions.











Doctor Who, The Name of the Doctor. BBC America, 8:00pm.
* * * Season Finale * * * The Doctor keeps a secret that he plans to tell no one as long as he remains among the living, but though he plans to take the secret with him to his very grave, the truth is discovered sooner than anyone could have expected.

Saturday Night Live. NBC, 11:30pm.
Host actor Ben Affleck, musical guest Kanye West.



The Simpsons, The Saga of Carl Carlson; Dangers on a Train. Fox, 8:00pm.
Two episodes of The Simpsons.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, Libya. CNN, 9:00pm.
Anthony Bourdain explores the aftermath of the civil war that toppled Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, looking at cultural surprises such as Italian restaurants and Arabic-speaking rappers who returned home to fight the powers that be.

Mad Men, The Crash. AMC, 10:00pm.
Don is unable to conduct his regular business due to an unexpected visitor that manages to disrupt his life; while struggling to come up with a worthy idea for a campaign, Peggy attempts to find something to inspire her.


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