Another Season's End, Another Impossible Predicament for Nancy Botwin of Weeds


There has been talk of Mary-Louise Parker leaving Weeds when her contract expires after the sixth season, so enjoy tonight's shocking fifth season finale with the knowledge that this could be the last impossibly precarious cliffhanger that Nancy Botwin survives. As Nancy's story lines have dwindled in excitement (Just how many drug deal-related scares can someone have?), the Justin Kirk/Kevin Nealon/Elizabeth Perkins B-plots have become richer and the only source of humor in the show. Spin-off?

Weeds [10 PM, Showtime]

Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) again struggles to find safety amidst her self-made life of chaos. Andy (Justin Kirk) leans towards a more mature life, while Dean (Andy Milder), Doug (Kevin Nealon) and Celia (Elizabeth Perkins) reach an agreement. Meanwhile, Silas (Hunter Parrish) helps Adelita (Seychelle Gabriel) with her serious medical condition.

CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock [8 PM, ABC]

Tonight's celebration of mainstream music has been advertised as "Country's Night to Rock," although we're guessing that if America wanted a night to "rock," they wouldn't have chosen a Monday. And they'd probably prefer performances that weren't taped three months ago. But if you're not deterred by the these details, enjoy the "different sounds" of country with Kenny Chesney, Julianne Hough, the Judds, Kid Rock, Brooks and Dunn, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and Taylor Swift.

Hoarders [10 PM, A&E]

If you haven't caught A&E's latest Valentine to the obsessive-compulsive, tune into tonight's Hoarders. After getting a glimpse of each trashed room and each moldy collection in the house, A&E usually throws a disturbing revealing our way, like "And they are housing ten cats!" or "Can you believe that three toddlers grow up in this mess?!" Tonight, a woman's sick husband is forced to leave their home because of the mess. In a parallel storyline, a renter must clean up her filthy collections or else she will be evicted.


Buffy the Vampire Slayer [8 PM, AMC]

Even though the television series was truer to Joss Whedon's vision, this Buffy is still an important cultural document given the relatively few movie roles that Luke Perry took in the early 1990. Playing somewhat against type (the loser outcast as opposed to his James Dean on ludes star image), Perry manages to to be memorable without stealing the show from Kristy Swanson, who somehow still looks just as young today as she did when this came out 17 years ago.