What’s On This Week
SUNDAY, MAY 11
BROTHERS & SISTERS
10:02 P.M. | ABC
Season 2 ends with a fresh load of dirty laundry from the secret life of dead Mr. Walker (Tom Skerritt, in flashback).
8 P.M. | FOX
Glenn Close provides the voice for Homer’s dying mother, Mona. And Lance Armstrong is the voice of … himself!
MONDAY, MAY 12
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30 P.M. | CBS
Ratings-booster Britney Spears (left) pays another visit as Abby, the cute but addled receptionist. Can she be on Heroes in the fall?
10 P.M. | MTV
More agita for America’s favorite lovebirds, Heidi (right) and Spencer: She wants to move to Vegas. It’s the season finale—but the show will be back in August.
THURSDAY, MAY 15
9 P.M. | NBC
In an hour-long send-off to the season, Michael (Steve Carell) wants a big farewell party for Toby (Paul Lieberstein).
10:01 P.M. | NBC
Goodbye to what’s officially the next-to-last season of the long-running hit. Steve Buscemi comes in drunk, causes a ruckus.
FRIDAY, MAY 16
9 P.M. | CBS
A vampire’s intimate relations with a human end very badly—this is a surprise?—in the season 1 finale of the noirish-fangish series starring Alex O’Loughlin (left).
NBC, May 12, 8 p.m. ET
One of the better-produced reality shows to premiere during the writers’ strike last year, Gladiators returns to deliver more of the same boisterous adrenaline experience: With epic challenges played out over water and above the ground, it feels something like a phys-ed class dominated by powerful androids. Throughout this season eight new gladiators, with names like Phoenix, Rocket and Jet, will be entering the arena. (It would be intriguing if anyone were named, say, Pyrrhic Victory.) And two new games will be introduced in the two-hour premiere: One has the players competing in a footrace across the tops of 30-ft.-high poles. The other involves shooting basketballs while being catapulted from launching pads. Why weren’t either of those tried at a presidential debate?