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Monday, April 25

"Property Virgins" 7 p.m., HGTV: A Toronto couple wants a kung fu studio in their basement. This half hour will go by as fast as lightning.

"Bad Girls Club" 8 p.m., Oxygen: Yep, it's a slow Monday. That's good news for this show's Season 6 finale at a backbiting-filled photo shoot.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" 9 p.m., LOGO: Season 3 concludes. This hour, by contrast, will drag.

"Asteroids: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" 9 p.m., Science: I'm assuming this show is about Clint Eastwood playing an outdated arcade game, but I could be wrong.

"Wild About Prince Harry" 9 p.m., TLC: Are we? I guess we'll know when the ratings come in.

Tuesday, April 26

"Glee" 7 p.m., Fox: I don't like this show and I'm not big on Lady Gaga (whose music is performed tonight) but you probably like both, so knock yourself out.

"The Voice" 8 p.m., NBC: The peacock network's answer to "American Idol" debuts tonight as host Carson Daly guides mentors Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton through a round of auditions during which the singers remain unseen. At least four singers from Austin appear in some form, we've heard. (Look for a preview in Tuesday's Life & Arts section.)

"Independent Lens" 9 p.m., PBS: Fascinating documentary on Mark Hogancamp, a New York state resident who sustained brain damage in an assault and whose efforts to heal physically and emotionally include building a World War II town in his yard and constructing an elaborate war fantasy in which he is the hero.

Wednesday, April 27

"Inside the Royal Wedding" 7 p.m., NBC: Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera host this behind-the-scenes look at ceremony preparations.

"South Park" 9 p.m., Comedy Central: Season 15 kicks off tonight.

Thursday, April 28

"The Office" 8 p.m., NBC: Farewell, Michael Scott. Steve Carell's run on the show ends with tonight's 52-minute episode. (Note: this pushes "Parks and Recreation" to a weird, off-hour starting time).

"True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" 9 p.m., I.D.: A pastor, a mistress and a murder in Waco are explored.

"Son of a Gun" 10 p.m., MTV: Rapper Cory Gunz tries to succeed in the music business in the series opener.

Friday, April 29

Royal wedding coverage, 3 a.m., ABC, NBC: Cheerio! William and Kate tie the knot, and these two broadcast networks (and a ton of cable outlets - check your listings) are on it early.

"The Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty" 7 p.m., CBS: The ceremony's over, but the TV goes on and on and on …

"Friday Night Lights" 7 p.m., NBC: Eric tries to get the Lions in line.

Saturday, April 30

"NASCAR Racing" 6 p.m., Fox: The wheels on the cars go 'round and 'round in Richmond.

"Austin City Limits" 7 p.m., PBS: Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty kick out the jams in this repeat.

Sunday, May 1

"Celebrity Apprentice" 8 p.m., NBC: Self-proclaimed "hair king" Farouk Shami shows up as a guest judge. Shami, who lost the 2010 Texas Democratic primary nomination to former Houston mayor Bill White, is the founder and chairman of Farouk Systems. Hey, maybe he can do something for the follicularly challenged Trump.