TV Highlights

March 26, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS

FINALE WATCH: It came as a bit of a surprise that the modestly rated and critically disliked sitcom “Whitney” (NBC at 8, 8:30 p.m.) was renewed for a second season, and industry experts seem to think it’s a long shot for Season 3. Nonetheless, comedian Whitney Cummings and the gang close out the season with an hour-long finale, as Whitney decides her psychiatrist is crazy, and R.J. decides to play cupid for Mark.

FINALE WATCH: Freshman comedy “The Neighbors” (ABC at 8:30) — about aliens moving into the suburbs — started out as the laughingstock of the fall schedule. But the show quietly gained a loyal following, and even some TV critics will admit to liking it. In the season finale, the Weavers hit the jackpot when they take the Bird-Kersees to Atlantic City and realize that Zabvronian community leader Larry Bird doesn’t just count cards — he can see through them.

The detectives look into a case when a sports reporter accuses a cameraman of assaulting her on “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC at 9).

Mitchell tries to teach Lily how to deal with bullies on “Modern Family” (ABC at 9), while Jay finds himself left alone with the baby when Gloria and Manny decide to have a mother-son day.

RETURNING SHOW: Extremely long-running reality show “The Real World” (MTV at 10) comes back for Season 28 and travels to Portland, Ore., for the first time. Meet 20-something housemates Anastasia, Averey, Jessica, Johnny, Joi, Jordan, Marlon and Nia — among them, MTV says there’s a “preacher’s son with a secret” and an “awe-inspiring jock.”

Happy 100th episode, “Psych” (USA at 10). To celebrate the milestone, the network is letting fans determine the ending of an episode via Twitter by using a special hashtag to decide who committed a crime during a party at a mansion: a butler, a groupie, a manager, an author or the host.

Rayna is forced to go on Katie Couric’s talk show to discuss her personal life on “Nashville” (ABC at 10), while Deacon — the proud new owner of a puppy, thanks to Juliette’s birthday present — falls for a cute veterinarian.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth is on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35), along with singer Josh Groban.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35) hosts actor Nathan Fillion and actress Lily Tomlin.

— Emily Yahr

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