Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, May 20. All times are Eastern.
Supernatural (The CW, 9 p.m.): Cleverly mimicking the sensation of being one of the few survivors after a cataclysm of biblical proportions, Supernatural’s latest apocalypse takes place well after other show’s seasons have shuffled off this mortal coil. Eric Thurm reports from the frontlines of the heavenly host’s latest attack on humanity, which, given the involvement of Curtis “Booger” Armstrong, might turn out to be an earth-shattering belching contest.
Fargo (FX, 10 p.m.): You’d be forgiven for taking this week’s episode synopsis— “Gus and Molly team up. Meanwhile, Malvo puts his master plan into motion”—as a description of the finale. But there are still four episodes left after “Buridan’s Ass”! Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff still have so much to crosstalk about!
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.): “Tyler Perry’s Episode 208” presumably features no input from Tyler Perry or any Tyler Perry performances of Tyler Perry’s signature Tyler Perry characters, but rest assured Kate Knibbs will have to type the words “Tyler Perry” so many times in this review that ever Tyler Perry might find that many Tyler Perrys excessive.
TV CLUB CLASSIC
The Office (Classic): In a display that Erik Adams might be a greater self-saboteur than Michael Scott ever was, this space has been empty for weeks, even though TV Club Classic reviews of The Office have now reached the midpoint of season three. Could be worse: Erik could’ve used this space to post incriminating photographs of him at Sandals Jamaica.
ELSEWHERE ON TV CLUB
Will Harris speaks with Terry O’Quinn for the purposes of Random Roles. What’s On Tonight sure hopes they got to talk about that one show—you know, the ABC drama with the supernatural elements and the overarching mystery. 666 Park Avenue? Yeah, that’s the one!
WHAT ELSE IS ON
Judge Judy Primetime (CBS, 8 p.m.): Don’t pee on Judy Sheindlin’s leg and tell her it’s raining—in daytime or primetime.
Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 9 p.m.): One of the finalists in this year’s competition—which ends tonight—is gold-medal-winning ice dancer Meryl Davis, which seems like an unfair advantage given that her primary athletic discipline has dancing right there in the name? What chance does Candace Cameron Bure even stand in the face of that kind of competition?
The Voice (NBC, 9 p.m.): Season six crowns a champion, and Shakira and Usher hand their spinning chairs over to Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, respectively—hopefully they do so by spinning around to find Stefani and Williams have been standing behind them this whole time!
Knife Fight (Esquire, 9:30 p.m.): The imaginatively titled cooking show goes out with a finale titled “Sea Cucumbers,” and now all What’s On Tonight wants to see is a pair of chefs getting in a legitimate fight using sea cucumbers as weapons.
Shooter (AMC, 7 p.m.): Some nights, you just want to highlight the legitimate cinematic gems (like Apocalypse Now, The Elephant Man, and, er, Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, all playing on your premium cable package tonight) splayed across the primetime lineup.
The Shooter (Reelz, 7 p.m.): Other times, you just want to point out the weird coincidence of two unrelated films about “shooter”s airing simultaneously.
NBA Playoff: Game 2: Heat at Pacers (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.): Second go-round in the series otherwise known as “The Only Reason Anyone From Miami Would Ever Visit Indianapolis.”
NEW ON HOME VIDEO
Jump the shark with The Fonz and Happy Days, with the help of the full-season DVD set that dares to put The Fonz jumping the shark right on the cover: Happy Days—The 5th Season. This season also includes Robin Williams’ first appearance as Mork from Ork—but Mork wouldn’t do any shark jumping until Jonathan Winters emerged from a giant egg in Mork And Mindy’s fourth season.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Maya Rudolph Show: Can Maya Rudolph revive the primetime variety show? One hour of The Maya Rudolph Show isn’t enough for Emily L. Stephens to form a conclusion on that front—but either way, the show makes for a fun watch.