'Desperate Housewives' ending 8-year series run

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Published May 13, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

“Desperate Housewives'” 9:01 p.m. Sunday, ABC

The week is stuffed with season finales, so many that we couldn't squeeze them all in. But we weren't about to ignore the swan song of a milestone show. “Desperate Housewives,” which is ending its eight-year run, clearly was past its prime a long time ago. But that doesn't take away the fact that it was a ratings blockbuster and cultural phenomenon back in 2004 when it introduced us to the women of Wisteria Lane. The “splashy” two-hour finale revolves around Bree's (Marcia Cross) murder trial, Renee's (Vanessa Williams) impending wedding, Susan's (Teri Hatcher) secret attempt to sell her house and Mrs. McCluskey's (Kathryn Joosten) preparations to deal with the final stages of her lung cancer. A couple of familiar faces will also return for the farewell episode: Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) and the late Mrs. Huber.

“Survivor” 8 p.m. Sunday, CBS

The season finale of “Survivor: One World” airs tonight and you know what that means: We find out which ruthless castaway outlasted everyone else for 39 days on a blasted island without resorting to cannibalism.

“America's Got Talent” 8 p.m. Monday, NBC

Will irreverent shock jock Howard Stern fit in as a judge on “America's Got Talent”? Or will he turn the family-friendly summer hit into a pile of bile? We'll find out starting tonight when the craziness resumes for Season 7.

“How I Met Your Mother” 8:30 p.m. Monday

At last, we'll learn the identity of Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) future bride during an eventful two-part season finale of “How I Met Your Mother” that features a flash-forward to his wedding day. But no matter what year it is, we have a hard time believing that the skirt-chasing cad will ever get hitched.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” 9 p.m. Tuesday CBS

Devotees of “NCIS: Los Angeles” get to double their pleasure tonight when the action drama expands to two hours for its season finale. And if that's not enough, expect a rollicking car chase and a “shocking” cliffhanger to top it all off.

“Person of Interest” 9 p.m. Thursday, CBS

“Person of Interest,” one of TV's more engaging new dramas, closes out its season with an episode that has Reese (Jim Caviezel) coming to the aid of a psychologist (Amy Acker) whose life is in peril. Maybe if things work out, she can do something to get inside this guy's head and figure him out.

“Supernatural” 9 p.m. Friday, The CW

The emotional roller coaster that is “Supernatural” has the Winchester boys (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) setting out to wreak vengeance on their most formidable enemy: Dick Roman (James Patrick Stuart).