TV highlights: Ann and Chris say so long to ‘Parks and Recreation’


PARKS AND RECREATION: Leslie fulfills a promise for Ann before Ann and Chris leave. (Colleen Hayes/NBC)
January 29

Annie’s up to her eyeballs in midterm dance drama on “Community” (NBC at 8 p.m.) when she’s put in charge of turning the Greendale cafeteria into a dance hall and has to navigate the school’s custodial corridors of power with Professor Hickey to get what she wants.

This season’s final round of auditions on “American Idol” (Fox at 8) takes the judging panel to Omaha.

It’s time to say goodbye to Ann and Chris in typical “Parks and Recreation” (NBC at 8:30) fashion with a huge bash thrown by Leslie and Tom, Ben, Ron, and Andy, all conspiring to find the perfect going-away present for the parents-to-be.

On “Rake” (Fox at 9), Keegan’s new clients are three Amish bakers who are accused of attempted murder for shaving off the beard of a bishop who was trying to save a woman he thought was in danger. Later in the episode, we’re introduced to Keegan’s new online love interest.

SNL vet Seth Meyers hosts “Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular” (NBC at 9), a two-hour compilation of the best sports-themed sketches from the show’s extensive comedic archives.

“Mysteries at the Museum” (Travel at 9) explores the stories behind an unlikely outlaw from the Wild West, a Kentucky-based diamond hoax and a device that helped a man survive 76 days on the high seas.

Katrina Parker of “The Voice” stops by “The Millionaire Matchmaker” (Bravo at 9) looking for love, along with a 36-year-old chiropractor.

Watson looks back on one of Sherlock’s old cases and discovers that an unsolved murder may be connected to a rare prehistoric fossil on “Elementary” (CBS at 10). Meanwhile, Holmes moves out of his comfort zone when his duties as a sobriety sponsor cross his personal boundaries.

Television personality Phil McGraw is on “The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) tonight, with a musical performance from Dum Dum Girls.

Pop star Miley Cyrus and television personality Howie Mandel stop by “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), with musical guest Sarah McLachlan.

Actors Zac Efron and Alison Brie come to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), with a musical performance from Sara Bareilles.

— Rachel Lubitz

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