This week’s best bets on TV

  • Mon May 19th, 2014 9:28am
  • Life

By Chuck Barney, Contra Costa Times

Reality finales

All hail the victors! The broadcast TV season is winding down and you know what that means: It’s time to hand out prizes on several reality shows. The parade of champions with “Dancing With the Stars” (9 p.m. Tuesday, ABC, Channel 4) and “The Voice” (9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC, Channel 5) closing things out on a high note. Finally, “American Idol” wraps up season 13 (8 p.m. Wednesday, Fox, Channel 13) with a two-hour finale, and “Survivor: Cagayan” (8 p.m. Wednesday, CBS, Channel 7) forks over $1 million to the castaway who did the best back-stabbing and blindsiding.

Today

“The Maya Rudolph Show” has the former “Saturday Night Live” dynamo presiding over an old-school kind of variety special. Her guests include Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes and others. 10:01 p.m., NBC.

Tuesday

On “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops,” active-duty members of the military perform with country music stars. Participants include Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. 9 p.m., CBS (Channel 7).

Wednesday

As “Modern Family” closes out its season, chaos mounts at the eventful wedding of Mitch and Cam (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet). Of course. What else did you expect? 9 p.m., ABC (Channel 4).

Thursday

“Labyrinth” is a two-part adaptation of Kate Mosse’s novel about two French women who, despite being separated by 800 years, share a common destiny — but probably not common hairstyles. 8 p.m., The CW (Channel 11).

Thursday

In the new drama “Gang Related,” Ramon Rodriguez stars as a member of a Los Angeles police unit tasked with fighting dangerous gangs. What his peers don’t know is that he has ties to one of those gangs. 9 p.m., Fox (Channel 13).

Friday

Producers are promising an “insane” Season 2 finale of the serial-killer drama “Hannibal.” We wouldn’t want it any other way. 10 p.m., NBC, Channel 5.

Saturday

Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”), a self-described super fan of “Orphan Black,” drops by the show for a guest stint. He plays a down-to-earth guy who lands in trouble when the clones’ problems come crashing into his life. 9 p.m., BBC America.