On TV this final night of May sweeps: Your new American Idol is crowned, The Middle, Modern Family and Apartment 23 have their last laughs, SVU closes Season 13′s final case and more. All told, here are seven programs you might want to check out.
8 pm American Idol (Fox) | The 11th American Idol is crowned on the live finale — will it be Phillip Phillips or Jessica Sanchez? Check out Michael Slezak’s recap of the final sing-off and the latest episode of Idology for more info!
8 pm The Middle (ABC) | Season 3 finale: Frankie and Mike are surprised to receive an invitation to Rusty’s wedding — and even more so when they discover their house is hosting the ceremony; Axl and his friends set out to form their own company.
8 pm Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) | Season 1 finale: Rob Schneider returns, guest-starring as Betty’s shrink while her pranksters try to recruit a male friend for a “bromance” and offer “free creepy back rubs” to unsuspecting pedestrians.
9 pm Modern Family (ABC) | Season 3 finale: Mitch and Cam’s quest to adopt another child hits a speed bump, but it is quickly remedied by Gloria’s skills as a translator; Claire and Phil share a proud moment when Alex goes to her first prom, but things take a wild 180 when Haley reveals her future plans.
9:30 pm Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC) | Season 1 finale: June discovers that Chloe is so popular that there is a Japanese comic book series based on her life, while James loses it when he discovers Dean Cain’s Dancing With the Stars dressing room is bigger than his.
10 pm Revenge (ABC) | Season 1 finale: Decipher this vague synopsis, using first look photos and videos for clues: “A big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question.”
10 pm Law & Order: SVU (NBC) | Season 13 finale: While investigating the death of an underage escort at a wild stag party, Benson and Amaro encounter a former SVU detective (guest star Dean “Mayhem” Winters) who has been working undercover. The detectives delve into the rivalry between two elite escort businesses — one shepherded by House‘s Peter Jacobson — but before the case is cracked, a shocking event threatens to destroy the life of one SVU squad member. (Read our preview with the cast!)
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