What to Watch This Week: May 21-27

May 21, 2012

This week is all about reality shows and special events. With dance competitions, real-life crime investigations, and a special memorial celebration, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to indulge in non-fiction storytelling. Read on for more details.

Monday, May 21—America’s Got Talent
Auditions move to New York, and new talent judge Howard Stern is convinced that the team will find the talent they need in his hometown. But one incident changes everything, causing debate about whether Howard is cut out for the job. 8 p.m. on NBC.

Tuesday, May 22—Dancing With the Stars
You’ve been watching the dancers compete for the prize all season. Now it’s time to see who the winner of the 14th season will be. 9 p.m. on ABC.

Wednesday, May 23—Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23
“Shitagi Nashi…”
In the first season finale, June struggles to keep up with Chloe’s way of life. On the Dancing With the Stars set, James becomes outraged when he finds out that his dressing room is smaller than Dean Cain’s. 9:30 p.m. on ABC.
Thursday, May 24—Cold Blood

“Dreams that Kill”
The team re-visits the 1983 rape and murder case of Rachel Kosub and the search for her killer. What took place and what would investigators do differently today? 9 p.m. on ID.

Friday, May 25—The Ultimate Fighter Live
The critical hour is upon us. This week the fighters compete in the semi-finals to see who will make it to next week’s big finale. 10 p.m. on FX.

Saturday, May 26 – How to Be a Gentleman
“How to Share a Relationship”
Is it possible for two men to date the same woman? Andrew and Bert show you how to do it.

Sunday, May 27 — National Memorial Day Concert
One of PBS’s most popular TV events of the year, the National Memorial Day Concert celebrates the men and women of the U.S.A. military and their families. Hosted this year by Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds) and Gary Sinise (CSI: New York), the program will feature three different segments: the story of a young woman and her husband who died in Afghanistan, profiles of heroic efforts of veterans of all wars, and the plight of homelessness among veterans today. 8 p.m. on PBS.

Don’t want to miss the best of TV? Then come again next week for your next watch list. See you then.