TV highlights for May 14, 2013: Taylor Swift guest-stars on ‘New Girl’ finale


Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel) are surprised when Jess' dad arrives for a visit in the “Winston’s Birthday” episode of New Girl airing Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. (Patrick McElhenney/Fox)
May 13, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

FINALE WATCH: “NCIS” (CBS at 8 p.m.) Status: Renewed, obviously. The unstoppable procedural, which just grows stronger with age, wraps up Season 10 as an international manhunt for Eli David and Jackie Vance’s killer winds up having unfortunate consequences.

RETURNING SHOW: Host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy are back for Season 10 of “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox at 8), kicking off the first night of auditions.

Given that Hillary Scott is a mentor this season, her country group Lady Antebellum performs on “The Voice” (NBC at 8), along with Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.

FINALE WATCH: “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS at 9) Status: Renewed. Another “NCIS” spin-off is in the works at CBS, since it’s the end of Season 4 for the original. Hetty must shuffle the partnerships within the Los Angeles team when the group goes on a search for stolen nuclear weapons: Callen and Kensi go overseas, and Sam and Deeks work on the case stateside.

FINALE WATCH: “New Girl” (Fox at 9) Status: Rewewed. Cece is scheduled to get married in the second-season finale, but what are the odds of that happening with true soulmate Schmidt in attendance? Sure enough, Schmidt schemes with Winston to sabotage the ceremony, which features an appearance by guest star Taylor Swift as a wedding guest.

SERIES PREMIERE: Three small-business owners compete to earn a hugely helpful $50,000 prize on the new competition series “Crowd Rules” (CNBC at 9), as an audience of 100 randomly selected people decides the winner.

FINALE WATCH: “The Mindy Project” (Fox at 9:30) Status: Renewed. The former “Office” star’s comedy started with some low ratings in its freshman season, but Fox still loves it, and is giving the show another shot with a renewal. We say goodbye to the first season as Mindy decides to go on a volunteer mission to Haiti with her new boyfriend.

Singer Jason Derulo is profiled in “The Untold Story: Jason Derulo” (E! at 10), and looks at how a serious neck injury sidelined his career.

“The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) hosts actor Tom Hanks and includes a performance from Broadway musical “Pippin.”

Comedian Wanda Sykes, talk-show host Martha Stewart and musical guest Drop City Yacht Club are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35).

— Emily Yahr

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