By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol
12:48 PM CDT, May 6, 2013
You can't turn the TV on this week without finding a season finale of some kind. But there are a lot of other offerings as well. Here are some TV picks for the week of May 6-12.
Click here for my list of May premieres, finales, movies and specials.
7 p.m. Monday, April 6, Fox
Seven gigs over seven days in seven countries—and this Rihanna concert special airs at 7 p.m. Fox should have saved it for Tuesday, May 7.
The Mindy Project
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, Fox
Evanston native Anders Holm ("Workaholics") guest stars as Mindy's boyfriend, Casey, who sends her on a bender when he decides to move to Haiti for a year. When she goes to a frat party with her pre-med mentee, she runs into her ex, Tom (guest Bill Hader).
7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, ABC
Season 6 adds challenges such as Octopushy and the Barsy Bot 3000, plus co-host Jill Wagner returns.
7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, NBC
The Season 4 finale could be the series finale, so it's fitting the darkest timeline is back. Danny Pudi resurrects Evil Abed as Jeff (Joel McHale) can finally graduate and the rest of the Greendale gang ponders their future without him.
8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, Travel
The new series is the latest to remind us that Chicago was the site of grisly work of serial killer H.H. Holmes, who preyed on customers in the hotel he built to house visitors at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Host Don Wildman ties it to the show's "monument" theme by showing the Statue of the Republic, a replica of a statue that towered over the fair.
Saturday Night Live
10:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, NBC
Former cast member Kristen Wiig returns to host with musical guest Vampire Weekend.
9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, TLC
Shirtless hunks tackle incomplete home improvement projects. It's not all that safe for the hot guys, but is fun viewing for the wives of the men who failed to finish.
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