So You Think You Can Dance? (FOX) – Two-hour season finale, featuring a performance by Carly Rae Jepsen. I made fun of this show last week, but then I found this picture on Tumblr so maybe I rushed to judgment a little bit on that one.
Sons of Anarchy (FX) – I have thought about this for a while and I have decided that it would be hilarious if they filmed a musical episode of this show and didn’t tell anybody about it until it aired. Everybody would be all “YES. OWNAGE” and then Jax would start singing a song about his motorcycle and people’s heads would just explode.
Late Show With David Letterman (CBS) – Letterman gets bumped up to the listings proper because his guest is President Obama. This seems like a pretty reasonable exception to make on my part.
Go On/The New Normal/Parenthood (NBC) – Brett Gelman is on Go On. Please consider this your periodic reminder that his bit about the iBrain on the “Comedy Bang Bang” podcast is one of the funniest things ever. (Posted below, and very, very NSFW.)
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time With Barbara Walters (ABC) – FRANKLIN & BASH OR GTFO, BROS.
White Collar/Covert Affairs (USA) – These are the “mid-season finales,” which is kind of stupid because Covert Affairs comes back in literally four weeks. Meanwhile, the second half of the fifth season of Breaking Bad doesn’t start until next summer. Pretty cool… NOT. (NOTE: I am bringing back “not” jokes.)
LATE NIGHT GUESTS: Richard Gere and Josh Radnor on Kimmel; John Goodman and Melissa Ethridge on Ferguson; Justin Timberlake and Steve Nash on Leno (I almost bumped this up, too, because HOLY CRAP Timberlake and Nash); Jon Cryer, Taraji P. Henson, and Nelly Furtado on Fallon; and Chris Colfer, Adam Scott and Nikki Glaser on Conan.