TV highlights: Season finales for ‘1600 Penn,’ ‘Raising Hope’

March 27, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

Documentary “Fall to Grace” (HBO at 8 p.m.), which looks at the story of former governor Jim McGreevey (D-N.J.), is reviewed by Hank Stuever.

Another singer is sent home on “American Idol” (Fox at 8), as Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson help whittle down the finalists.

FINALE WATCH: White House family comedy “1600 Penn” (8:30, 9:30), executive-produced by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, got a lot of buzz but has had mediocre ratings in its first season. The show wraps with two episodes sandwiched in the NBC prime-time lineup, ending as the president (Bill Pullman) accidentally reveals some potentially incriminating details about his marriage to Emily (Jenna Elfman) during an interview with Larry King, who stars as himself.

FINALE WATCH: The actors on “Raising Hope” (Fox at 9) can rest easy — even though the show is ending in March, the comedy has already been renewed for a fourth season. On the one-hour finale, Burt’s parents let him in on a family secret: He’s actually Jewish, which means it’s time to get ready for his much-delayed bar mitzvah.

The hospital is in chaos when multiple people are rushed into the emergency room after a gas tanker explodes on the highway on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC at 9). Meanwhile, Sarah Chalke guest-stars as a mother whose child has a mysterious illness that no one is able to diagnose.

Somehow, the pope has become a target of an assassination attempt on “Archer” (FX at 10), and it’s up to Archer and his inept crew to save him.

Hollis has spent most of this season making Olivia’s life miserable on “Scandal” (ABC at 10), but he desperately needs her help when his daughter is kidnapped. While Olivia helps him, she finds time to take her relationship with Jake to the next level.

“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35) hosts reality star Kim Kardashian, NBC’s Willie Geist and musical guest Imagine Dragons.

Actor Dwayne Johnson and actress Saoirse Ronan are on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with a performance by Kendrick Lamar.

Emily Yahr

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