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Thursday: Season finales galore: "Grey's Anatomy," "The Office" and more. Plus: What did you think of "American Idol" on Wednesday?

By Salon Staff
May 15, 2008 2:00PM (UTC)
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Prime Pick

ABC / Mitch Haddad

There are tons of finales on tonight, but we're probably going to be watching that old slippery, soapy favorite "Grey's Anatomy" (9 p.m. EDT on ABC) instead. How does Shonda Rhimes do it? Every other week we want to write this show off as an oversized, sticky-sweet cinnamon bun of silliness, and then, in the blink of an eye, we've got tears in our eyes and icing on our fingers and the credits are rolling. In some ways, Kate Walsh's spinoff "Private Practice" (which returns in the fall) only demonstrated how hard it is to replicate the careful balance of sugar and spice in the addictive fast-talking lady doctors of "Grey's Anatomy."



Tonight, there's a long list of season finales on the agenda: The season finale of "My Name Is Earl" (8 p.m. on NBC), the season finale of "Smallville" (8 p.m. on the CW), the season finale of "The Office" (9 p.m. on NBC), the season finale of "Supernatural" (9 p.m. on the CW) and the season finale of "ER" (10 p.m. on NBC). But don't let any of those make you miss "Lost" (10 p.m. on ABC), which is the first of a three-part finale, or "Step It Up & Dance" (10 p.m. on Bravo), which is hopelessly cheesy and terrible but mesmerizing nonetheless.


Last night

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On the talk shows

Regis and Kelly

ABC, 9 a.m. EDT

Montel Williams, the winner of "America's Next Top Model," the latest "Dancing with the Stars" castoff

The View

ABC, 11 a.m. EDT

Patrick Stewart, Kristen Alderson, Brandon Buddy

Ellen DeGeneres

Syndicated, check local listings

John Stamos, Bobby Flay

Oprah Winfrey

Syndicated, check local listings

The Best of "America's Funniest Videos," plus Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Charlie Rose

PBS, check local listings


Larry King

CNN, 9 p.m. EDT


Jon Stewart

Comedy Central, 11 p.m. EDT

Denis Leary

Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central, 11:30 p.m. EDT

Andrei Cherny

David Letterman

CBS, 11:30 p.m. EDT

America Ferrera, Russell Brand, Terry Fator

Jay Leno

NBC, 11:35 p.m. EDT

Dana Delany, Hulk Hogan, Dwight Yoakam

Tavis Smiley

PBS, check local listings

Pico Iyer, Richard Roundtree

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC, 12:05 a.m. EDT

Josh Holloway, Brad Williams, Dierks Bentley

Conan O'Brien

NBC, 12:35 a.m. EDT

Carlos Mencia, MGMT

Craig Ferguson

CBS, 12:35 a.m. EDT

David Boreanaz, Carrot Top

Contributors: Molly Eichel, Heather Havrilesky, Amy Reiter, Charly Wilder

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