TV shows aim to finish with a flourish
We look at the finales of King of the Hill, Chicago Hope, Seinfeld, and more
THURSDAY MAY 8
>> SUDDENLY SUSAN (NBC): Eighties throwbacks Donald Trump, Mr. T, and Judd Nelson play poker for the magazine.
SUNDAY MAY 11
>> KING OF THE HILL (FOX): Hank and Peggy discover their socially retarded son practicing kissing on Luanne’s styling head.
WEDNESDAY MAY 14
>> COACH (ABC): Hayden weighs other offers in the series finale.
>> THE NAKED TRUTH (NBC): Tea Leoni’s real-life squeeze, David Duchovny, is the focus of a tabloid sex scandal. Hmmm…
THURSDAY MAY 15
>> FRIENDS (NBC): Phoebe learns a secret about her parents via fellow blond ditz Teri Garr.
>> SEINFELD (NBC): Kramer wins a Tony and meets Raquel Welch.
FRIDAY MAY 16
>> HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET (NBC): Isabella Hofmann returns as Det. Megan Russert when a suicide shakes up the squad.
SUNDAY MAY 18
>> THE SIMPSONS (FOX): Militant feminist Lisa wants into an all-boys military academy (Willem Dafoe voices the commandant).
>> THE X-FILES (FOX): The usual mythology mind warping.
MONDAY MAY 19
>> CHICAGO HOPE (CBS): Another swan song for Dr. Geiger.
>> MELROSE PLACE (FOX): A two-hour tribute to madness and mayhem (plus a wedding and an FBI investigation).
TUESDAY MAY 20
>> HOME IMPROVEMENT (ABC): Former Tool Time girl Pamela Anderson Lee busts in on current TTG Debbe Dunning.
>> ROSEANNE (ABC): The particulars for the series finale are so hush-hush, not even the network got the last part of the script.
>> MAD ABOUT YOU (NBC): Jamie’s looooooong pregnancy (12 months!) ends. Bruce Willis moonlights as Bruce Willis.
WEDNESDAY MAY 21
>> THE NANNY (CBS): Another grating voice — Celine Dion’s — appears in this London-based 100th episode.
>> BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX): TV’s oldest college students finally graduate, and Donna does David.
>> NEWSRADIO (NBC): An effects-laden episode finds WNYX operating in outer space.
>> WINGS (NBC): Series finale, aptly titled ”Final Approach.”