Good-Bye “Good Wife,” Hello “Grace & Frankie” Season 2: TV THIS WEEK

Plus: "Below Deck: Mediterranean," "Project Runway All Stars," "Fear of the Walking Dead" and more.

Let’s take a look at the upcoming week’s TV highlights.




At 9pm, RuPaul’s Drag Race sees a queen fall—literally—during a photo-shoot challenge. That’s followed by The Gay for Play Game Show at 10:00pm.


In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, PBS’s Independent Lens airs My Nazi Legacy, following two men whose fathers were high-ranking Nazi officials—one has no problem denouncing his father, the other tries to defend his legacy.

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At 10pm, it’s a mini-Firefly reunion on Castle when Jewel Staite guest-stars as the director of a Broadway show whose movie-star lead turns up dead.



At 9pm, the Logo documentary Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw follows the WNBA player’s struggle with depression and bipolar disorder.

On PBS at 8pm, American Masters recounts the life and career of Janis Joplin in Janis: Little Girl Blue.


Person of Interest’s fifth and final season premieres tonight at 10pm on CBS. Queer fave Root fights Samaritan agents, as Reese and Finch try to save The Machine’s source code before it degrades beyond repair.

Bravo’s newest reality series, Below Deck: Mediterranean, sets sail at 9pm, when crew members get into romantic trysts—with each other and their wealthy guests—as they navigate the Greek islands. Jen Riservato is the ship’s sole out gay crew member.

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At 8pm, Jessica decides to become a landlady on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat, but she underestimates how hard it is to find a good tenant. Warehouse 13’s Allison Scagliotti and Bones vet John Francis Daley guest-star.

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Then, at 8:30pm on ABC, It’s time for the Catholic Youth Retreat on Real O’Neals. Surprisingly, Jimmy is selected as Faith Leader, prompting Kenny to rebel and join the bad kids.

At 9pm, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D sees Coulson and his team racing to combat Hive’s control over the Inhumans, as their enemy’s deadly plan for the human race is revealed.

MTV’s Faking It returns at 10:30pm, when Karma worries Amy may fall for her old camp friend Sabrina, who “admitted” to being interested in girls. Meanwhile Lauren strives to save Christmas at Hester and Shane learns a secret about Noah.


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Candis Cayne appears on NBC’s medical drama Heartbeat at 8pm, playing a transgender woman facing breast cancer.

At 9pm, it’s prom season on Modern Family as Manny and Luke psych themselves up to make memorable “promposals.” Luke gets advice from Mitchell while Manny turns to Cameron for help. Guess which project gets a little overdramatic?


It’s an awkward family reunion on Empire at 9pm, when Lucious’ mother comes for a visit. Which is odd, since Lucious said she commited suicide.



At 9pm, Lifetime takes the Project Runway All Stars to the top of the new World Trade Center for its season finale. Debra Messing returns for her fourth appearance as a guest-judge and her second time helping pick the winner.


Callie and Arizona’s battles continue at 8pm on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, as they continue to fight about Sofia’s future.

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At 9pm, Olivia and Abby team up on Scandal. But can they hatch a plan to stop Hollis?

Then, at 10pm, it’s a new episode of Orphan Black on BBC America. It looks like Felix and Donnie are going to pretend to be a couple—which should make amends for last week’s nightmare of an episode.



The second season of Grace & Frankie debuts on Netflix, as Grace welcomes a new man (Sam Elliott) into her life.

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Last week, Tyler and Korey conquered CBS’ The Amazing Race. At 8pm, they have to work their way into the finale three.



After receiving critical acclaim (and an Oscar!) for her performance in Room, Brie Larson hosts Saturday Night Live at 11:30pm.


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It’s The Good Wife’s final chapter at 9pm: How will things end for the Florrick marriage and Diane’s law firm—and which path will Alicia take?

VH1 celebrates Mother’s Day at 9pm with a special, Dear Mama, as host Anthony Anderson joins Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and others in paying tribute to the women who raised them.


Last week’s gay reveal just made Fear the Walking Dead a lot more interesting. At 9pm, Strand (out actor Colman Domingo) has to face the pirates who tried to steal his boat before he can set his course back to Mexico, where his man is waiting.

Lyle Masaki is a fan of obscure superheroes, video games, adorkable guys and that show you loved that got cancelled way too soon.