This week's TV picks: 'Top Model' returns, 'True Blood' wraps up
As we count the hours until the fall television season begins, several summer series are coming to a close. Here's what to watch and what to avoid on TV this week:
Monday: "Hotel Hell" 7 p.m., Fox: The ghosts in this haunted hotel might frighten the guests, but I'm guessing it's Gordon Ramsay who's giving the owners nightmares.
"Bunheads" 8 p.m., ABC Family: Season 1 shuffles off tonight.
"The Glass House" 9 p.m., ABC: The freshman season ends, and somebody walks away with $250,000. That'll buy a lot of rags and Windex.
"The Inbetweeners," 9:30 p.m., MTV: Based solely on the trailer for this adaptation, I'm going to recommend that you just watch the raunchy and endearing original British series on Netflix. (Read a review of "The Inbetweeners," back page.)
Tuesday: "Face Off," 8 p.m., Syfy: Contestants have to re-imagine the famous "Star Wars" cantina scene in tonight's third season opener.
"Do Something Awards 2012" 8 p.m., VH1: The cast of "The New Girl" (minus Zooey Deschanel, the only one you really want to see) hosts this year's awards for community service.
Wednesday: "Orangutan Diary" 8:30 p.m., PBS: "Dear diary ... ooh! Ooh! Ah! Ah! Eeeh! Ooh! Ooh! Eeeh! P.S.: Banana!"
"NY Med" 9 p.m., ABC: A dwarf stripper has designs on an E.R. nurse. Finally, in tonight's season finale, the reality" part of this show kicks in.
Thursday: "American Bible Challenge" 7 p.m., GSN: "Well, I'm in last place, so I'll take Miracles for $1,000."
"Anger Management" 8:30 p.m., FX: Season 1 is good and done.
Friday: "America's Next Top Model: College Edition," 8 p.m., the CW: Season 19 goes back to school as a baker's dozen compete.
"Ed Sullivan's Top Performers 1966-1969" 9 p.m., PBS: I wonder how many of the members of Gerry and the Pacemakers are currently wired with pacemakers?
Saturday: "Wrestlemania 28: Rock vs. Cena" 8 p.m., NBC: I don't know how Rock will fare against Cena, but he totally crushed Scissors.
Sunday: "True Blood" 8 p.m., HBO: Tonight's fifth-season ender is less of a conclusion than a cliff-fanger.
"The Newsroom" 9 p.m., HBO: Season 1 wraps up tonight.
"The Great Escape" 9 p.m., TNT: Season finale contestants vie for $100,000 in a tower escape.
"Episodes" 9:30 p.m., Showtime: If this self-mocking Matt LeBlanc comedy isn't picked up for a third season, tonight's installment provides a satisfying conclusion.
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