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Julianna Margulies says farewell to "The Good Wife" Sunday after seven seasons on CBS. CREDIT: CBS

Julianna Margulies says farewell to “The Good Wife” Sunday after seven seasons on CBS. CREDIT: CBS

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Monday, May 2, 2016

CBS has the tough task of concluding “The Good Wife” Sunday in a way that will satisfy its very loyal fans.

Will Alicia Florrick stick to her very flawed husband or not?

Otherwise, it’s a pretty quiet week. A couple of notable shows are back: CBS’s final season of “Person of Interest” after “The Good Wife” on Sunday and and Netflix’s second season of “Grace and Frankie” on Friday.

This covers Monday, May 2 through Sunday, May 8, 2016.

MONDAY

“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — All eight of the remaining celebrities are decent dancers.

“The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — The top 10 perform.

“Gotham” 8 p.m. Fox — Gordon and Bruce interrogate Professor Strange about Project Chimera.

“Mike & Molly” 8 p.m. CBS — Mike gets angry with Vince when he ducks out of finishing a home-improvement project the two were working on.

“Bates Motel” 9 p.m. A&E — Norma is torn between Romero and Norman while Norman realizes how much everyone has changed in his absence.

“12 Monkeys” 9 p.m. Syfy — Amid growing tensions, Cole and Cassie embark on their first time travel mission together.

“Houdini & Doyle” 9 p.m. Fox (new series) — A drama in which illusionist Harry Houdini teams with author Arthur Conan Doyle to solve crimes.

“Swamp People” 9 p.m. History (seventh season finale) —Tthe Landrys scramble to tag out on the season’s last day,

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 10 p.m. CBS (seventh season finale)  — Sam receivies a distress code from his son Aiden.

“Blindspot” 10:01 p.m. NBC — The case of a mysterious girl arrives at the FBI courtesy of Borden.

“Castle” 10:01 p.m. ABC — A movie star who transitioned to theater work is killed.

TUESDAY

“Fresh Off the Boat” 8 p.m. ABC — Jessica convinces Honey and Grandma to rent out the flip house.

NCIS” 8 p.m. CBS — A 14 year old foils a home invasion but Gibbs suspects the teen is withholding pertinent details.

The Voice” 8 p.m. NBC — Top 10 eliminations.

Chicago Med” 9 p.m. NBC — Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Downey clash over how to treat a patient with various health and heart issues.

NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. CBS — A Navy culinary specialist visiting her family’s 100-year-old restaurant in the French Quarter is the target of an explosion

“Containment” 9 p.m. the CW — Leo releases more videos of chaos inside the cordon.

“The Grinder” 9:30 p.m. Fox —When Stew learns that his father is guilty, he wants to settle,

Chicago Fire” 10 p.m. NBC — Dawson saves a young boy from an apartment fire.

Person of Interest” 10 p.m. CBS (fifth season debut) — Reese and Finch try to save the Machine’s source code before it deteriorates beyond repair.

“Rosewood” 8 p.m. Fox — The death of a musician and jingle writer flummoxes Rosewood and Villa.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. CBS Douglasville’s Cydney Gillon is now in the top 6 and has a decent shot at the finals.

“Empire” 9 p.m. Fox — The discovery of a dark secret by Andre threatens to sabotage Lucious’ deeply personal music video about his mother.

“Criminal Minds” 9 p.m. CBS (11th season finale) — Hotch is apprehended by a SWAT team for suspicion of conspiracy.

“Law & Order: SVU” 9 p.m. NBC — A model is raped by a famous photographer, who leans on his successful brother to get him out of trouble.

“Modern Family” 9 p.m. ABC — Claire preps for Closet-Con but has a strong suspicion there’s a spy in the company.

“Black-ish” 9:30 p.m. Fox — Dre’s excited when he meets his awkward son’s cool friends after long fearing that he would never have a social life.

“The Americans” 10 p.m. FX — The Jennings hit their breaking points as they try to handle local agents.

“Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” 10 p.m. CBS — An American girl runs away to meet her boyfriend in Turkey.

“Nashville” 10 p.m. ABC — Regaining Maddie’s trust proves harder than expected for Rayna and Deacon.

THURSDAY

“The Big Bang Theory” 8 p.m. CBS —When Sheldon decides he’d rather go to a movie screening than hang out with Amy, he hires Stuart to spend the day with her.

“Bones 8 p.m. Fox — The murder of an ex-con who was living in a halfway house, but vanished, is investigated, and a suspect is linked to Booth.

“Grey’s Anatomy 8 p.m. ABC — Arizona and Callie clash over Sofia’s future.

The Blacklist 9 p.m. NBC — Red connects an elegant yet dangerous woman to recent tragic events, leading the task force into a perilous cat-and-mouse game.

Project Runway All Stars” 9 p.m. Lifetime (fifth season finale) — Atlanta’s Ken Laurence is up against Kini Zamora and Dom Streaton for the win.

Scandal 9 p.m. ABC — Though Olivia and Abby are at odds, they must team up in order to defeat Hollis.

Mom 9:01 p.m. CBS — Christy makes the Dean’s List at school, but she’s disappointed by Bonnie’s apathetic response.

Inside Amy Schumer” 10 p.m. Comedy — Amy scores an Oscar; learns how to get what she wants; and eats pasta from the trash.

FRIDAY

“Gracie & Frankie” 3:01 a.m. Netflix (second season)  — Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin return.

“Adele Live in New York City” 8 p.m NBC An extended edition of Grammy-award winning singer Adele’s November 2015 performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, including behind-the-scenes footage of preparation for the event.

“Hawaii Five-O” 9 p.m. CBS A woman is murdered in her home and Five-0 learns that one of their own has a deep connection to the victim’s young daughter.

“Shark Tank” 9 p.m. ABC The Sharks have front-row seats when a hairstylist gives herself a trim as part of her product demo; and a baker hopes healthy frosting creations make for an irresistible deal.

“Blue Bloods” 10 p.m. CBS (sixth season finale) Public outrage erupts when a cop isn’t indicted for shooting a teenager.

WEEKEND

“Saturday Night Live” 11:29 tonight NBC — Brie Larson (“Room”) hosts.

Madam Secretary 8 p.m. Sunday Fox (second season finale) — President Dalton considers replacing her as Secretary of State.

Fear the Walking Dead 9 p.m. Sunday AMC — Alicia works to reunite with her family; and Travis meets a familiar face. Meanwhile, Madison and Nick lead a charge to save their family against all odds.

The Good Wife 9 p.m. Sunday CBS (series finale) — The series reaches its dramatic conclusion.

Game of Thrones 9 p.m. Sunday HBO — Will one of the show’s greatest mysteries finally being solved?

Dear Mama 9 p.m. Sunday VH1 —Celebrities honor their moms on Mother’s Day, including tributes by host Anthony Anderson, Queen Latifah and Alicia Keys. Also: Jada Pinkett Smith is honored by her children, Jaden, Willow and Trey.

“Elementary 10 p.m. Sunday CBS (fourth season finale) — Holmes and Watson faces reprisal from the perpetrator who wants Morland dead.

“Quantico 10 p.m. Sunday ABC — As graduation nears, the NATS prepare to leave Quantico for their real-world assignments

“Silicon Valley 10 p.m. Sunday HBO — Richard looks for an alternative path to the chain of command.


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