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lettermanAfter decades of late-night fun and guests, it is time to say goodbye to TV’s late-night curmudgeon. These last few weeks have featured so many great guests (Nathan Lane, Martin Short, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks), and tonight’s finale is sure to be memorable. Goodbye Dave, we’ll miss you. Series finale, 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, on CBS.

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January Jones as Betty Francis, Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell, Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris and John Slattery as Roger Sterling (FRANK OCKENFELS)

kiernan-shipkaWithout a doubt, this is the end of a television era. After seven seasons, how will creator Matthew Weiner  wrap things up for Don Draper (Jon Hamm), his family and co-workers? I’ve especially enjoyed the mood and tone of this show over the years (which could vary week-to-week). Also, kudos to the fine acting work by Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and standout Kiernan Shipka,  whose work this season has been emotionally devastating. Series finale, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 17, on AMC.

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613Glee_Ep613-Sc34_0049_hires2Gleeks and Glee-haters take note — for better or for worse — because tonight is the series finale of Ryan Murphy’s take on the high-school musical, this will be your last chance to see (and hear) McKinley High’s New Directions sing. There will also be flashbacks to the club’s beginning and — more than likely — another rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing.” 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, on Fox.

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raisinghopeLast month Fox canceled Greg Garcia’s goofy comedy, and that’s a shame. Fans will miss the slightly twisted residents of Natesville, and the wonderfully crass but loving Chance family, made up of actors who seemed up-for-anything:   Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Lucas Neff and especially Cloris Leachman. Series finale, 9 p.m. Friday, April 4, on Fox.

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I’m not sure what to expect with tonight’s series finale, but I can’t wait to see what happens. Thank you Vince Gilligan for some damn fine television.

#GoodbyeBreakingBad

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Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Oh, what will we do on Thursday nights without the wonderful wit of Tina Fey and company? As the various loopy characters gather for the final episode of “TGS” before moving on to the next phase of their lives (Liz is now a mother!  Kenneth is the head of NBC? Really?), let us take a moment to thank Tina, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer and everyone else  for seven seasons of a very witty, clever and funny television show. Hour-long series finale. 8 p.m. Thursday on NBC.

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U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) has been through a lot in five seasons (not the least of which was the addition of a baby to her personal life), but nothing can compare with the recent reunion with her fugitive father (Stephen Lang). Then there’s the lingering question of her relationship with her work partner Marshall (Fred Weller). They banter and bicker like a lot of the great screen couples. Will they? Won’t they? Marhsall is also a U.S. Marshal, so that makes him Marshal Marshall…get it?.

Mary McCormack and Fred Weller

There are a few things that have elevated this show above the normal bickering/buddy cop show, most notably McCormack’s excellent performance and the great chemisty between her and Weller. I do feel like the show got the short shrift and is ending too soon. Whatever the reason, here’s hoping for some satisfying resolution tonight in the finale of this excellent series.

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