In tune with civil rights movement
Monday, May 9
"American Experience" 8 p.m., PBS: "Soundtrack for a Revolution" explores music's impact on - and chronicling of - the civil rights movement.
"Stargate Universe" 8 p.m., Syfy: Tonight's episode is the series finale.
Tuesday, May 10
"Raising Hope" 8 p.m., Fox: It's kind of a "My Name Is Earl" reunion as this show, its stylistic successor, welcomes Jamie Pressly and Ethan Suplee as nosy neighbors.
"Frontline" 8 p.m., PBS: "Kill/Capture" probes our country's Afghanistan war strategy.
Wednesday, May 11
"Better With You" 7:30 p.m., ABC: A birth and a wedding are in the offing during tonight's first season finale.
"Money Hunters" 7:30 p.m., DIY: I hope they catch that creepy stack of bills with the googly eyes from those TV commercials.
"Desperate Landscapes" 9 p.m., DIY: Maybe tonight the hedges will discover that the old oak tree has been secret meeting the hydrangea out on the berm. This is like "Desperate Housewives," but with yards, right?
Thursday, May 12
"Vampire Diaries" 7 p.m., The CW: A plot device hinges on the film "Gone With the Wind?" This show just gets weirder and weirder.
"Community" 7 p.m., NBC: Season 2's two-part paintball finale concludes tonight.
"Overheard with Evan Smith" 7 p.m., PBS: Evan chats up Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America.
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" 8 p.m., CBS: Wow, tonight's episode marks the end of 11 seasons.
"Nikita" 8 p.m., The CW: Alex goes rogue, and a trapped Michael can't rescue Nikita in the Season 1 finale.
"Outsourced" 9:30 p.m., NBC: Another two-part season finale concludes tonight, but I'm hoping this one doesn't get a Season 2.
Friday, May 13
"Smallville" 7 p.m., The CW: Of course the man of steel gets a super-sized, two-hour series finale. And of course Lex Luthor's around to help him, uh, celebrate.
"CSI: NY" 8 p.m., CBS: Say sayonara to Season 7.
"Blue Bloods" 9 p.m., CBS: The family cop drama's first season concludes with an attack on the clandestine Blue Templars.
Saturday, May 14
"Dr. Who" 8 p.m., BBC America: Neil Gaiman wrote tonight's episode, so it should be creepy, thrilling and beautiful.
"Saturday Night Live" 10:30 p.m., NBC: Hey Big Tuna, check it out - Ed Helms (Andy from "The Office") hosts while Paul Simon sings. This could also have worked the other way around.
Sunday, May 15
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" 7 p.m., ABC: Season 8 concludes with a sick 9-year-old's visit to meet Atticus Shaffer from ABC's "The Middle."
"Survivor; Redemption Island" 7 p.m., CBS: Tonight's two-hour season finale is directly followed by the obligatory reunion show.
"Desperate Housewives" 8 p.m., ABC: Another season finale, another murder.