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Watch this: TV week of June 17


The Goodwin Games, 8:30 p.m., FOX

We find this show pretty endearing, but maybe that's because we want Scott Foley in our television lives on a more regular basis (his arc on Scandal: brilliantly bonkers). It also doesn't hurt that it's from the creators of How I Met Your Mother, which hasn't been that great lately, but we're still bummed to see it go. Sadly, this summer run is probably the only Goodwin Games we'll get. The show was supposed to debut a year ago on FOX, but its seven episodes were shelved and there aren't plans to bring it back. At least it's a nice distraction while we wait for HIMYM to return.


The Voice, 9 p.m., NBC

Two words: Cher's comeback. The legendary diva will grace the two-hour Voice finale with a performance (her first time on live TV in 10 years!) of a song from her new album, coming out in September. Squee! As far as the actual competition results go, you know how we feel about the Swon Brothers, so, anyone but them, okay America?



Franklin & Bash, 9 p.m., TNT

We've appreciated Mark-Paul Gosselaar's efforts to branch out the past decade and leave his '90s heartthrob image behind with wildly different turns on shows like Weeds and Happy Endings, but he'll always be Zack Morris to us. Which is why we see potential in the addition of another '90s heartthrob to this legal drama's third season: Amanda Woodward from Melrose Place (Heather Locklear) joins as a tough lawyer to help run the firm.


Wilfred, 10 p.m., FX

To be honest, we're actually kind of surprised this show still exists. The comedy about a guy (Elijah Wood) whose best friend is a dude dressed up in a dog costume (everyone else sees him as an actual dog) is back for its third season. In the first of two new episodes, Wood's character searches for Wilfred's original owner. And we thought Louie was the weirdest show on FX.

Graceland, 10 p.m., USA

Finally, someone realized we could all use more Aaron Tveit and cast the Broadway cutie (and Enjolras from the Les Misérables movie) in this show as a newly appointed undercover FBI agent. Daniel Sunjata (Smash, Grey's Anatomy) oversees Tveit's character and a whole slew of agents in a beachfront house in Southern California. We're intrigued!


SEASON FINALE Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC

What? It's over already? The sixth season has been a bit uneven, to say the least: the first third was dreadfully boring, it finally picked up around SCDP's merger with Ted Chaough's firm, and these past few episodes have been off-the-wall insane. But the whole time, Don has been a big mopey mess, a heavy presence on the show who has become harder and harder to root for. (If not continually fascinating to watch; Jon Hamm is doing some of his best Mad Men work ever.) And we can't help but think that all of the heavy-handed death imagery (Matt Weiner is not into subtlety this season) is leading to something huge.

Watch this: TV week of June 17 06/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:21am]
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