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Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Finale Fever, Exciting Eps & What Shows May Lose Me Post-Finale

Welcome to a new week of TV! If you missed any of your SideReel editorial team's columns last week, and/or want to check out our bios and more, visit our new editorial team page: Reel Critics . Finale Season is Upon Us! Yes, it's that time of year again... time to say goodbye to all our favorite shows - except those awesome summer shows! But, that said, of course there are still plenty more shows wrapping up in the next few weeks which is always a bummer. Check out this week's finales here and keep track of all the upcoming finales on our complete finale schedule list . What I'm Excited for This Week on TV Lost - This week's episode of Lost promises to reveal the truth about Jacob and "the man in black"... need I say more?? Maybe a little - I am a bit skeptical about whether this is going to be as big of a reveal as it seems it'll be, but since the end of the series is getting so very close (2 weeks!), I'm feeling hopeful that this will be as thrilling as it sounds! Glee - Every time Kurt gets a solo, I'm itching for the next one. This week, that time has come! It's rumored that Kurt will have two solos in this episode which I'll believe since the plot includes Rachel getting a sore throat. Take your chances here, every other Glee clubber! I'm also psyched to see what Puck looks like without his mohawk. I'm really just glad to get some focus back on Puck since I haven't gotten enough of him since he became one of my top TV crushes after that adorable "Sweet Caroline" solo way back in the day of the first half of the season. Vampire Diaries - I hate to admit all of this, but I'm a number of episodes behind on Vampire Diaries, and I'm also sad to see this one go for the season. Since I have until Thursday for this finale, I plan to catch up here on SideReel so I can join in the finale buzz both right before and after the big ep airs Thursday night! I'm always especially interested to see how first season shows wrap up and set up for the next season, but I'm especially interested in how this one does it since it's been one of the biggest freshman show hits. Will this be one that has an entirely new theme for Season 2? Will the theme stay about the same just more complicated as the plot continues to build rather than start over in Season 2? Can't wait to see how things turn out and leave us hanging! What episodes are you most looking forward to this week? Shows on the Edge of Losing Me A show's cast and crew's worst nightmare is losing my personal viewership, right? But when it takes A LOT for me to quit a show, it is in turn saying a lot for a show to lose my interest. I've quit more shows that I expected to this season including FlashForward , Fringe , and even Survivor , but while those have no chance of my return, the following are those I'd rather see through to the end of their run. But, the rate they're going this season, I may just quit after this season's finales. Grey's Anatomy - I'm probably about six episodes behind on Grey's, but I really do plan on catching up, then making my judgement on whether I can hold on til the end for the sake of knowing what happens to the characters I used to love. Basically, as most Grey's fans know who aren't in total denial, the show is not good anymore and the characters are all complete disasters. So what am I waiting for, you say? Well, I still have some faith that something cool has been happening in these episodes I haven't watched yet and I'm also very hopeful that the season finale will have some awesome event and/or cliffhanger that will re-hook me for next season. Desperate Housewives - You may see a trend here... I'm running out of patience for long-running shows that seem to be wandering a bit aimlessly. On ABC. I'm more caught up on this one, and I've found the mystery of the season fairly interesting, but like Grey's, I don't actually care about any of the characters anymore and find them all annoying. I'm feeling encouraged to stick it out because there has at least been a good amount of discussion about when the show will end, but currently that's meaning a number of years more than I'm feeling up for. But, since finale season always brings great hope, drama, and cliffhangers, here's hoping this finale rocks the house(wives) and can convince me not to remove this from my DVR recordings. What shows are you thinking about quitting after this season? The SideReel Editorial Team is on Twitter! Follow Kendra @sidereelKendra Follow Rachel @sidereelRachel Follow Alex @sidereelAlex Follow Dom @animereel You can also follow us on Twitter @sidereel for the big SideReel happenings and become a fan on Facebook . Last Week's Editorial Columns Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Friday Night Lights Premiere, Hills Confession & Must-See Episodes Alex's Reality Rant: The Top 5 Reasons I Want To Quit Reality Shows (But Won't) Dom's Boy Meets Reel: The Boondocks is Back, and Still Unafraid Rachel's Get With the Program #6 - Gleemarks and Summer TV Doldrums, What?

'Grey's Anatomy' 6.22 Preview: Demi Lovato Guest Stars

"I'm not crazy," Demi Lovato says during her guest starring appearance on "Grey's Anatomy" next week. Demi plays a troubled teenage patient whose parents brought her in to Seattle Grace for schizophrenia. She will fall under the care of Karev. Also in the episode airing May 13, an elderly patient admitted into the E.R. for a heart condition sees a familiar face, a long lost love who happens to be in the E.R. as well for a fractured arm, and the staff find themselves caught up in their love story. Meredith can't help but tell Cristina about her suspicions of Owen - which inevitably messes with Cristina's head. In fact, Cristina is not the only one dealing with men. Teddy walks in to find Reed on Mark's bed while Bailey sees her man flirting with another staff in front of her eyes. On a side note, Ellen Pompeo aka Meredith says she's not going to stay on the show long. "I haven't said I'm moving on," she told Extra. "I said that when my contract is up after Season 8 [in two years], I would probably not renew. I think the world has had a lot of Meredith Grey." There's no comment yet from ABC regarding this. Source & Preview

Top Moments of the Week: A Trail of Tears for 24, Survivor and Lost

TV made us sob like a child this week. Danielle's teary Survivor Tribal Council got to us. Robin's sign-off from the How I Met Your Mother gang made us long for the olden days. Jack's consequence-free offing of Dana Walsh on 24 shook our sense of right and wrong. And the ponderous loss of Sun and Jin Kwon made us reach for the ashes, sackcloth and Kleenex, as our mourning for Lost began a bit early. Welcome to Top Moments: No More Tears Edition. 10. Most Helpful Voiceover: At least the late, great Mary Alice understands how frustrated Desperate Housewives viewers are with Angie's backstory. So she lays it all out plainly - in a tidy voiceover: Angie and her former boyfriend Patrick Logan were activists who planted a bomb, accidentally killing someone. Nick helped Angie escape and assumed Patrick's role as Danny's dad. Simple - and boring! 9. Best Team Spirit: Brothers & Sisters' siblings Kevin and Sarah reveal that, as teenagers, they were mixed-doubles tennis champions. Their team chants ("Kev-rah! Kev-rah!") and unhealthy competitive streak are hilarious. To Read More Click Here .

Grey's Anatomy: Will Meredith Go All Dark and Twisty Again?

After six seasons of Grey's Anatomy (Thursdays, 9/8c on ABC), Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) finally seems happy. From exchanging Post-it vows with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) to romping in McDreamy's office, Mer has been significantly less dark and twisty than the Dr. Grey we met on her first day at Seattle Grace. And her happiness isn't going to be torn away just to stir up some conflict, executive producer Shonda Rhimes says. "I am not trying to shake up whether or not Meredith is happy," Rhimes says. That's not to say Mer won't go through some drama in the finale, which Rhimes describes as "very different" from the five previous season-enders. The first hour alone will apparently leave your jaw on the floor. "What's really beautiful to me about the finale is that Meredith Grey is a grown-up," continues Rhimes. "It was a journey that I wasn't even sure she was going to be able to make successfully. As a character, she's really grown into being a very changed woman, which I think is fantastic." As for whether a McBaby is in the future, Rhimes coyly replies: "I don't know. Anything is possible." Do you want to see Mer and Der have McBabies? Source Here

TV Tonight: What's On Thursday, 5/6

Hope everyone had a fun filled Cinco de Mayo yesterday! Luckily, if you're looking to wind down and take things easy tonight (with all of those tacos and tequila weighing you down from last night's festivities), there's an abundance of options airing on TV to keep you busy . We're rapidly approaching some season finales next Thursday (including Supernatural , Vampire Diaries and Private Practice ), so I'm thinking tonight's shows might be ending on some crazy cliffhangers... Check out what's new tonight: 8/7c Community on NBC - With East Coast Live tweeting from these castmembers ! FlashForward on ABC Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains on CBS Vampire Diaries on The CW Bones on Fox 8:30/7:30c Parks & Recreation on NBC 9/8c The Office on NBC Grey's Anatomy on ABC CSI on CBS Supernatural on The CW Fringe on Fox 9:30/8:30c 30 Rock on NBC 10/9c The Marriage Ref on NBC Private Practice on ABC The Mentalist on CBS The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @sidereelRachel to find out what I think about tonight's TV and more! What will you be watching?

Eric Dane, Rebecca Gayheart Debut Pictures of New Baby

Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart debuted photos of their new daughter, Billie Beatrice Dane, in the new Us Weekly. The cover of the magazine features the Grey's Anatomy star shirtless, holding the baby, with Gayheart standing behind him and his daughter. "She's beautiful," Dane, 37, tells the magazine. "When she came out, she was really alert and her eyes were open. The doctor gave her to her mom, and I was so ... you know, I was obviously very emotional." Source: TVGUIDE

Major Death Coming on Grey's Anatomy Finale?

It's May sweeps time and Grey's Anatomy is pulling out all the stops as we gear up for a season finale that's being hyped beyond belief. The past season-enders have delivered, however, so not only are all bets off, what's to come will likely be epic. With three weeks to go, rumors are flying that not only involve major couples gossip, but something much more serious - the death of a character on the medical drama. We saw the mysterious Tweet about the shocking shooting yesterday, but as far as we can tell, don't believe the hype in this case - no deaths among the cast are on tap. At least that we know of. There is, however, a death that will affect Cristina and bring back some painful memories this week. It's a particularly good episode for Sandra Oh, according to E! Online. To Read More Click here .

Photos - Grey's Anatomy 6.21 "How Insensitive"

The season finale of Grey's Anatomy won't be ending until May 20, so there's still a few more episodes to go. ABC has released promo photos for the all new episode that will be airing on May 6. A 700-POUND PATIENT PUTS THE TEAM TO THE TEST, ON ABC'S "GREY'S ANATOMY" "How Insensitive" - Bailey preps the team with mandatory sensitivity training prior to admitting a 700-pound patient with compounded medical issues, and the case proves to be challenging in every sense of the word. Meanwhile Derek has to come face to face with a former patient's husband in a wrongful death deposition, and spending time with a heart patient's daughter opens up some old wounds for Cristina, on "Grey's Anatomy," THURSDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. To Read More Click Here .

Ellen Pompeo to Leave Grey's Anatomy in Two Years?

Ellen Pompeo recently revealed to TV Guide Magazine that after two more seasons as Grey's Anatomy’s Meredith Grey, she’ll walk. That would mean two more after this one. Creator Shonda Rhimes kept quiet at the time that quote was first uttered, but as that date draws closer, she has some decisions to make about the future of her franchise. How do you keep Grey’s Anatomy going for a ninth season (crazy to think about)? Can it even be done without the main Grey? Rhimes first planned for this back in 2007. That's when she introduced Chyler Leigh as Meredith’s little sister, Lexie. But can “Little Grey” really carry the show as the woman who puts the Grey in Grey’s Anatomy? “It’s possible, but I don’t know that I think of it that way,” says Rhimes. “In my head, Meredith Grey is staying forever. Ellen says, ‘I have two more years and I’m going to Italy,’ but I also say, ‘Two more years and I’m going to Italy.’" To Read More Click here .

TV Ratings Report: CBS Dramas Win Out

While an old drama on ABC (Grey's Anatomy) continues to drop, and a new drama essentially awaits cancellation (FlashForward), CBS keeps humming along on Thursday nights... * 8 p.m. Survivor: 12.6 million viewers Bones: 9.1 million FlashForward: 5.1 million Community: 4.6 million/Parks and Recreation: 4.3 million The Vampire Diaries: 3.4 million * 9 p.m. CSI: 13.5 million Grey's Anatomy: 10.3 million The Office: 7.1 million/30 Rock: 5.7 million Fringe: 5.6 million, Supernatural: 2.4 million * 10 p.m. The Mentalist: 14.7 million Private Practice: 7.8 million The Marriage Ref: 4.4 million Source Here