After a midseason slump, the college series is back to its hilarious self, culminating in this season ender, where we’ll get more of the winning chemistry between Gillian Jacobs’ Britta and Joel McHale’s Jeff. (NBC, May 20, 8 p.m.)
Photo creds: Put Jeong credit between illustration credit and group credit, leaving McHale for last.
LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP, Otis Redding
Recorded just a year before his untimely death in 1967, this 28-song live album captures the gritty soul star during his four-night stint on L.A.’s Sunset Boulevard. He’s both charismatic and confident, and Live proves that Redding remains the gold standard for classic R&B.
COUGAR TOWN finale
ABC’s sex- and wine-infused sitcom has demonstrated it has just as much heart as it does quick wit. Both are on full display in the season finale when Jules (Courteney Cox) and Grayson (Josh Hopkins) up the stakes from friends with benefits…to officially dating. (ABC, May 19, 9:30 p.m.)
BEYONCÉ’S ”WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME?” video
Beyoncé cavorts like a 1950s pinup model as she asks a wayward boyfriend the title question. After watching this delicious, campy clip, we don’t know what the hell is wrong with him either.
MUSIC BY PRUDENCE
A bizarre Oscar-speech interruption notwithstanding, this documentary about a Zimbabwean school for children with disabilities and the Afro-fusion band they form is nothing short of inspirational. (HBO, May 12, 8 p.m.)
THIS IS HAPPENING, LCD Soundsystem
When James Murphy and crew’s new album leaked online, they were cool enough to stream the funky dance set on their site for free. Now it’s time to reach in your pockets and buy. It’s a happening record.
It’s here at last. Will we get answers? Will they be worth the wait? Will the entire Island turn out to be a figment of Tommy Westphall’s imagination? We’ll find out when the serial to end all serials closes its final chapter. (ABC, May 23, 9 p.m.)