TV Heartbeat! Farewell Mentalist! Parks and Rec! Agent Carter! Vikings Invade! Oscars! Amazon’s New Slate of Shows!

Parting is such sweet sorrow! We’ve got several series taking their final bows this week! Say a final goodbye to The Mentalist and Two and a Half Men!

Mentalist series finale

This is also our final visit with Leslie Knope and the fine folks of Pawnee, Indiana! Yep, Parks and Recreation wraps up the final season this week.

Parks and Rec

Marvel’s Agent Carter also wraps up its limited run this week. While the producers seemed game to do another season, sadly, the ratings probably won’t bring back this show again.

Agent Carter poster - tilt

But there’s plenty of other worthy things to watch this week! The Vikings are set to invade TV again! History Channel’s hit series is back for a third season with the group venturing further west for new lands to conquer.

Vikings season 3

It’s the biggest weekend for movies this week with the Academy Awards which will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. While Americans are quite familiar with NPH through his long history on TV, I have to think there are people in other countries wondering why the weed-smoking, unicorn-riding dude from the Harold and Kumar movies is hosting.

nph_oscar_promo

Nathan Fillion guest stars this week on The Big Bang Theory as himself! Wait for the boys to freak out when they see Captain Mal Reynolds in person (sort of!).

Nathan Fillion Big Bang

The Night Shift is getting shifted from summer to spring based on its solid summer ratings. Let’s see if the show remains on the spring slate for next year.

Tonight: The Mentalist series finale (CBS)
Thursday: Two and a Half Men series finale (CBS), The Odd Couple premiere (CBS), Nathan Fillion guest stars on The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Vikings season premiere (History)
Saturday: Independent Spirit Awards (IFC)
Sunday: Academy Awards (ABC)
Monday: The Voice season premiere (NBC), Night Shift shifts to spring (NBC)
Tuesday: Parks and Recreation series finale (NBC), Marvel’s Agent Carter season (series?) finale (ABC)
Wednesday: Summer debut (CBS), The Amazing Race season premiere (CBS)

Health check

Repeat After Me might not be getting a lot of repeats with a bad start for the hidden camera show. Fresh Off the Boat seems to be pretty solid in its new Tuesday start so odds are promising that the cute comedy will return in the fall.

Two more years of Last Week Tonight! The HBO show hosted by John Oliver is renewed for two more years of fun and snark. This officially puts to bed any idea that Oliver would return to take over The Daily Show after Jon Stewart leaves.

John Oliver

Amazon wants to go back to Mozart in the Jungle! The new series just got renewed for a second season. Amazon is also moving forward with 5 new series after viewers got a chance to view and vote on a bunch of pilots.

  • Mad Dogs is an adaption of a UK dramedy about a reunion of underachieving friends in their 40’s.
  • The Man in High Castle is based on the Phiip K. Dick alternate history if the Allied Powers lost WWII.
  • The New Yorker Presents is a documentary series which chats with noted filmmakers, star talent and New York writers.
  • Just Add Magic is targeted towards kids aged 6 to 11 and based on the children’s book about three girls who stumble upon a special cookbook in the attic.
  • The Stinky & Dirty Show is aimed at pre-school kids with this story about best friends Stinky (a garbage truck) and Dirty (backhoe loader).

Cinemax is getting a fourth season of Banshee, created by Alan Ball. TLC also renewed Sister Wives for a sixth season and NBC wants a season 8 for Celebrity Apprentice.

Unfortunately for Ground Floor, TBS is declaring it out of order and cancelling the comedy starring Skylar Astin after two seasons.

Ground Floor

Stay tuned!

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