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TV highlights for May 2, 2013


FINALE WATCH: “Wife Swap” (ABC at 8 p.m.) Status: Unknown. The reality show that switches out two wives from wildly opposite families wraps up Season 7 as April, a lenient mom from California, and Yelena, a “Tiger Mom” from New York, go live with each other’s families for a week to see what happens.

Abed investigates the members of the study group on “Community” (NBC at 8) and is shocked to learn that their lives have been strangely intertwined for many years, even before they met.

“The Office” (NBC at 8:30) has an hour-long episode as Andy struggles with the decision to quit his 9-to-5 job to pursue dreams of Hollywood stardom; meanwhile, Jim and Pam, who have been fighting all season, decide to spend quality time together.

It’s Stevie Wonder night on “Glee” (Fox at 9), and while the glee club performs his most famous songs, Rachel is in a world of her own as she gets ready for an important callback audition.

FINALE WATCH: “Parks and Recreation” (NBC at 9:30) Status: Unknown. Amy Poehler’s comedy pulls in some pretty low ratings, but given NBC’s Thursday nights, it’s a relatively reliable performer for the network — so renewal could go either way. But if this is truly the end for the town of Pawnee, Ind., things look as though they’re wrapping up on a happy note as Leslie celebrates one year as a city council member.

SERIES PREMIERES: Former cast member Vincent “Vinny” Guadagnino launches his talk show “The Show With Vinny” (MTV at 10), while comedian Bo Burnham stars in “Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous” (MTV at 10:30); Hank Stuever reviews both on Page C1.

SERIES PREMIERE: Getting revenge to the fullest also means humiliating the target on national television, and the new reality show “Karma’s a B*tch!” (Investigation Discovery at 10) helpfully provides such an opportunity. In the opener, hosted by “Sopranos” actor Steve Schirripa, revenge stories include a wife who goes public about her husband’s infidelity, and another involving a married man with two mistresses.

First lady Mellie gave the president an ultimatum (“Stop seeing your mistress or I’ll tell the press about your affair”) on last week’s “Scandal” (ABC at 10), which means Cyrus has to deal with the potential public relations nightmare.

“Today” host Matt Lauer, comedian Jen Kirkman and musical guest Awolnation are on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” (NBC at 11:35).

“The Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS at 11:35) hosts reality star Paris Hilton and Miriam Tucker (the woman who swallowed and recovered a diamond) and features a performance by Atlas Genius.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC at 11:35), along with teacher “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and the band Airborne Toxic Event.

Emily Yahr

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.



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