Thursday TV Picks: Season finale of ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy'
TV picks for Thursday, May 17, 2012, include the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" on ABC; "30 Rock" on NBC; and "Touch" on Fox.
Tonight in Prime Time
Dear creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes, please don't kill off Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) in tonight's eighth season finale. She is one of the stronger characters in your Seattle-set medical drama. The aftermath of the Boise-bound plane crash that ended last week's episode looks to be as shocking and devastating as the hospital shootout finale of two seasons ago. While you may think this is "good television," my (and possibly many other viewers) continued viewership hangs in the balance. Season finale, 9 p.m. Thursday on ABC (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff
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Also on Thursday
"30 Rock," 8:30 p.m. (NBC): Jack asks Liz to officiate his and Avery's vow renewal; Criss tries to prove his worth to Liz; Tracy meets with Cornel West.
"Touch," 9 p.m. (Fox): Martin involves himself with a heist crew in an effort to win back a dock worker's job; an Israeli boy and a Palestinian boy fight for their relationship; Clea finds documents about Jake; Martin and his wife's sister make a decision.
"Selling LA," 9 p.m. (HGTV): A crowded family needs room to grow; marketing an unfinished estate in Beverly Hills.
"The Mentalist," 10 p.m. (CBS): After Jane fails to defeat Red John, he finds a lover and shoots one of his own.
"Independent Lens," 10 p.m. (KCTS): "Precious Knowledge": Students in Tucson High School's Mexican American Studies Program fight to save their classes.
"The Hottest Place on Earth," 10 p.m. (Animal Planet): Unlocking the secrets of the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia.
The New York Times