May 24

TwoCentsTV Top 7 List – Top TV Moments from May 17 – 23

051715TCTV’s weekly TV reminder or catch up of what stood out this week. The 2014-2015 has come to a close with the last of the finales this week and many farewells. So spoiler alerts ahead! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

As with most lists, not every moment can be listed. Share your TwoCents on what we may have missed and got you talking this past week.

So without further adieu, the top TV moments from this week in no particular order.

Final Late Show with David Letterman

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In the last Late Show with David Letterman, we were treated to one final Top 10, given by a slew of celebrities saying "Things I've AlwaysWanted to Say to Dave" and a final monologue with some great one liners. We were also treated to many clips and behind the scene montages and Dave's family appearing as well. Late night will miss you Dave!

May 23

Matthew Goode Not Returning To ‘The Good Wife’ As a Series Regular

Matthew GoodeLooks like Finn won’t be sticking around next season.

TVLine is reporting that Matthew Goode will not be returning to The Good Wife next season as a series regular. Goode played Finn Polmar and first appeared in the latter portion of season five and became a series regular for season six.

Though he no longer has series regular status, there may be a possibility of future guest appearances.

Are you sad you’ll be getting less of Finn Polmar next season or did you see it coming after the finale?

May 22

Greg Grunberg Returning for ‘Heroes Reborn’

Greg GrunbergMatt Parkman is returning for Heroes Reborn.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Greg Grunberg will be getting a guest starring arc on the NBC revival when it returns this fall. He will be reprising his role as the telepathic detective.

Grunberg joins Masi Oka and Jack Coleman, who will be reprising their roles as Hiro and Noah Bennet (aka HRG) respectively, as well as a few new faces including Zachary Levi.

Along with his Heroes Reborn gig, Grunberg will also be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Are you excited for Heroes Reborn and the return of Matt Parkman?

May 22

FX Orders ‘The Bastard Executioner’ to Series

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FX will be getting another Kurt Sutter drama back soon.

The network announced today that they have ordered The Bastard Executioner to series.

A period drama, The Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all.

“I love history. I love theology. I love blood. It’s been very satisfying weaving fact and fiction to create a new mythology that combines all these elements. And with this extraordinary cast — Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal and newcomer, Lee Jones — this world explodes on screen,” said Sutter.

The Bastard Executioner features series regulars Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Kurt Sutter, Sam Spruell, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Sarah Sweeney, Elen Rhys, Ethan Griffiths and guest star Matthew Rhys.

Sutter will serve as executive producer along with Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, and Paris Barclay. The pilot was written by Sutter and directed by Barclay.

Are you excited for Sutter’s new series?

May 20

Law & Order: SVU – Recap & Review – Surrendering Noah

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Law & Order: SVU
Surrendering Noah

Original Air Date: May 20, 2015

Caitlin- Senior Staff Writer

In sixteen seasons, finales of SVU rarely make me nervous. It’s just not that kind of show. Or, rather, it is very much that kind of show, and so finales just don’t stick out so much. But this time? Between the title of the episode and the promo for it, I’m not at all sure what we can expect to happen- good or bad.

It all starts out positively- Liv is officially recommended to adopt Noah. But the matter of Noah’s birth father comes up- and quite timely too, considering the squad will be covering Johnny D’s case. Liv doesn’t want to lie on her court records, but listing him as Noah’s father could lead to problems.

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May 20

Alfonso Ribeiro Named New ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ Host

Alfonso RibeiroWith last night’s announcement of the newest Dancing with the Stars champion also came an announcement of a new host for America’s Funniest Home Videos.

Dancing with the Stars winner and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum Alfonso Ribeiro will be taking over hosting duties from Tom Bergeron starting next season, Variety reported. Ribeiro joins the ranks of previous hosts, Bergeron, Daisy Fuentes, John Fugelsang, D.L. Hughely, Richard Kind, and the first host of the clip show, Bob Saget,

Season 26 of America’s Funniest Home Videos begins production in August.

Are you excited to see Ribeiro take the reins?

May 20

iZombie – Recap & Review – Mr. Berserk

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Mr. Berserk

Original Air Date: May 19, 2015

Brianna – Associate Editor

The slow build up to confronting Blaine these last nine episodes speeds up a bit as Liv’s attempt at processing Lowell’s death goes about as well as you’d expect after the case of the week involves a familiar victim with an alcoholic’s brain.  All the while, Major’s situation goes from bad to worse and you can’t help but feel bad for the man and the question of whether Liv and Ravi should tell him about zombies comes up.

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May 19

The Flash – Flash Facts – “Fast Enough”

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The Flash
“Fast Enough”

Original Air Date: May 19, 2015

Ryan O – Associate Editor

If you could go back and change that one thing, would you? Even if that one thing created the person you are today? It’s something you might think about from time to time but you can’t actually do anything about it. Barry, on the other hand, can and that’s the situation Barry is presented with. He has a huge decision to make: will he go back in time and save his mother? And what will that mean for his current life, the people around him, and the relationships that he’s formed?

While that dilemma is the biggest thing in tonight’s episode, there are a number of other things going on, too — from an unlikely hero saving the day to a preview of someone getting powers to a cameo by the most famous helmet in the DC universe.

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May 18

Seth MacFarlane To Receive Critics’ Choice Television Awards Genius Award

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane is getting honored by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

The BTJA announced that Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey creator, will receive the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award for demonstrating unprecedented excellence in the television arts at this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

“Whether he’s in the writer’s room, behind the camera or in the recording studio, Seth MacFarlane has become one of Hollywood’s most beloved talents,” said BTJA President Joey Berlin.  “MacFarlane’s work has been a fixture on our screens – both large and small – for almost two decades.  His humor and talent is undeniable, and we’re honored to present him with the Critics’ Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award.”

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May 17

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Recap & Review – Johnny and Dora

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photo: fox

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Johnny and Dora

Original Air Date: May 17, 2015

Laura Linick – Junior Editor

It’s the Brooklyn Nine-Nine season finale and the Jake-Amy something-something is heating up. Jake lets Amy know that he had been planning on asking her out right before they have to go on a stakeout together.

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