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An anticlimactic end to 'The Event'

Dale Roe

Monday, May 23

"House" 7 p.m., Fox: Season 7 ends tonight.

"The Bachelorette" 8 p.m., ABC: Season 7 kicks off with Brad Womack cast-off Ashley Hebert meeting a field of 25 suitors.

"The Chicago Code" 8 p.m., Fox; That's all, folks. Seasons-wise, it's one and done for this Midwestern cop drama.

"The Event" 8 p.m., NBC: It's so cute how TV Guide is calling tonight's episode the "season finale." It's not coming back. It is a non-"Event." The portal begins to open but, tonight, the door slams shut.

"Clash of Commercials: USA vs. the World" 9 p.m., CBS: this competition pits American ads against those from other countries. They should have a competition to see who can fast-forward through this show the quickest.

Tuesday, May 24

"American Idol" 7 p.m., Fox: The final two contestants duke it out musically during the final night of Season 10 performances.

"Biggest Loser: Couples" 7 p.m., NBC: Who's "The Biggest Loser's" Season 11 biggest winner? Find out tonight.

"Dancing With the Stars" 8 p.m., ABC: Season 12's winner hoofs home with a trophy.

"Glee" 8 p.m., Fox: Patti LuPone guest stars in the Season 2 finale as the gang heads to new York City. I hope they bring back salsa!

"Independent Lens" 9 p.m., PBS: Unfortunately, the documentary "Welcome to Shelbyville" has nothing to do with "The Simpsons."

Wednesday, May 25

"The Middle" 7 p.m., ABC: Season 2 concludes in a Heck of a finale.

"American Idol" 7 p.m., Fox: A winner is crowned in tonight's two-hour and seven minute season finale.

"Modern Family" 8 p.m., ABC: Jay's birthday might be the lead storyline but Phil's outing with Gloria provides the laughs in tonight's season-ender.

"Cougar Town" 8:30 p.m., ABC: Season 2 wraps up tonight.

"Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" 9 p.m., CBS: The network pulled the plug on this spin-off, so tonight's outing will be a series finale.

"Happy Endings" 9:30 p.m., ABC: A surprise renewal means that tonight's freshman-season finale won't be the last we'll see of this crowd. Talk about happy endings!

Thursday, May 26

"So You Think You Can Dance" 7 p.m., Fox; No, but I'll bet I can do a nice little quickstep around the question of whether I have any interest in this summer reality show.

"Overheard With Evan Smith" 7 p.m., PBS: Season 1 ends as Evan chats with Robert Kennedy Jr.

Friday, May 27

"Friday Night Lights" 7 p.m., NBC: The Internet causes trouble during rivalry week.

Saturday, May 28

"Austin City Limits" 7 p.m., PBS: Steve Martin picks the banjo and Sarah Jarosz performs in this encore presentation.

Sunday, May 29

"National Memorial Day Concert 2011" 7 p.m., PBS: Joe Mantegna hosts with Gary Sinise in a tribute to U.S. military personnel from the Capitol's West Lawn. Performers include B.B. King, Pia Toscano and the National Symphony Orchestra.