TV This Week May 8 - 14: ‘The Good Wife’ on CBS

Chris Noth and Julianna Margulies in “The Good Wife” on CBS.
The hit drama “The Good Wife” ends its run on CBS. Julianna Margulies stars, with Chris Noth.
(Jeff Neumann / CBS / AP)



Alicia, we hardly new ye: After seven sensational seasons, the so-very-good Julianna Margulies drama “The Good Wife” airs its series finale. 9 p.m. CBS

Kenneth Branagh returns as “Wallander” when this imported detective drama kicks off its final season on “Masterpiece Mystery!” 9 p.m. KOCE


Get all rev’d up with the exhaustive three-part, six-hour doc “NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed.” 9 p.m. CMT

Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah and Willow and Jaden Smith are among the celebs celebrating the women who raised them in the Mother’s Day special “Dear Mama” hosted by Anthony Anderson. 9 p.m. VH1

The new reality series “Single Dad Seeking…" follows five single fathers looking for maybe-mamas for their respective broods. 10 p.m. TLC



A former sheriff from Utah warns of the increasing militarization of U.S. police departments in the new exposé “Peace Officer,” the first part of a two-night look at gun violence in America on “Independent Lens.” 9 p.m. KOCE

Watch passengers coming and going at some of the nation’s busiest airports in the new reality series “Hello Goodbye.” 11 and 11:30 p.m. Travel Channel


A Christian minister and an African American woman who lost her son in a tragic shooting find common ground in a discussion of gun violence in the documentary “The Armor of Light” on “Independent Lens.” 8 p.m. KOCE

The parents of the first-ever set of all-girl quintuplets born in the U.S.A. are most definitely “Outdaughtered” in this new reality series. 10 p.m. TLC.

The new reality series “First Impressions With Dana Carvey” finds the “SNL” alum and celebrity guests serving as mentors for aspiring Rich Littles, Frank Gorshins and Dana Carveys. 10:30 p.m. USA


“Chelsea Lately” minus “Lately” equals “Chelsea.” Ms. Handler, the former late-night fixture, returns in this new three-days-a-week streaming talk show. Any time, Netflix; also Thu.-Fri.


“Nature” salutes interspecies cooperation in the animal kingdom in the new episode “Nature’s Perfect Partners.” 8 p.m. KOCE

“Nova” looks at Allied efforts to take out a Nazi mega weapon in the new episode “Bombing Hitler’s Supergun.” Then, the season premiere of “Nazi Mega Weapons” revisits the German military tactic known as “blitzkrieg” or “lightning war.” 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE


Meet the prosecutors who step in when Sin City becomes too sinful in the new docu-series “Las Vegas Law.” 7 and 10 p.m. Investigation Discovery

The smarty-pants sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” ends its ninth season. “Taxi’s” Judd Hirsch, “The Good Wife’s” Christine Baranksi and “Roseanne’s” Laurie Metcalf guest star. 8 p.m. CBS

The D.C.-set drama “Scandal” wraps its fifth season. With Kerry Washington. 9 p.m. ABC

Winter is coming, and “Mountain Men” are prepping for it in the unscripted series’ season premiere. 10 p.m. History Channel

It’s Jane vs. Fez when “Jane the Virgin’s” Gina Rodriguez faces “That 70s Show’s” Wilmer Valderrama in an all-new “Lip Sync Battle.” 10 p.m. Spike



Beautiful Santa Barbara serves as the finish line for the latest running of the multi-Emmy-winning competition “The Amazing Race.” 8 p.m. CBS

The supernatural drama “The Vampire Diaries” puts a stake in its seventh season. 8 p.m. KTLA

“The Social Network’s” Jesse Eisenberg plays a stoner who’s, like, totally unaware that he even has a particular set of skills in the darkly comic 2015 action flick “American Ultra.” With Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman and Tony Hale. 8 p.m. Epix

The new rock doc “Just Let Go: Lenny Kravitz Live” gets up close and personal with the pop star and his longtime bandmates. 8 p.m. Showtime

Know-it-all: “Michael Ian Black: Noted Expert” is a new stand-up special featuring the comic and “Wet Hot American Summer” costar. 10 p.m. Epix


The long-suffering fans of Cleveland’s hapless pro-sports franchises share their collective misery in the documentary “Believeland” on a new “30 for 30.” 6:30 p.m. ESPN, 9 p.m. ESPN2

The seemingly ageless Tom Cruise is back in action in the serviceable 2015 franchise entry “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin also star. 8 p.m. Epix

Cruelty becomes part of the curriculum in the fact-based 2015 drama “The Stanford Prison Experiment.” With Billy Crudup, Michael Angarano and “Juno’s” Olivia Thirlby. 8 p.m. Showtime

Love blooms like “Tulips in Spring” in this new made-for-cable romantic fable. With Fiona Gubelmann and Lucas Bryant. 9 p.m. Hallmark Channel

“Where’s My Baby?” That’s what a previously pregnant former coma patient wants to know in this new thriller. With Nicole De Boer and Gina Holden. 10 p.m. Lifetime

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