Things look great for “Grimm,” J.K. Simmons soars and tanks, and Marc Maron fails to make his mark. Here’s what to watch and what to avoid on television this week:
Monday: “Bones” 7 p.m. Fox: The evil Christopher Pelant is up to no good again in tonight’s eighth-season finale.
“The Voice” 7 p.m., NBC: The knockout round begins tonight, and suddenly I wish we could take TV literally.
“The Following” 9 p.m. Fox: Joe takes Claire somewhere special in the Season 1 finale, and I’m guessing it’s not Disney World.
“The Big C: Hereafter” 9 p.m., Showtime: Cathy starts therapy in the premiere installment of the dramedy’s final season of hour-long episodes.
“Warehouse 13” 9 p.m., Syfy: Artie’s in danger — along with the entire planet — in tonight’s midseason premiere.
Tuesday: “Weird or What?” 8 p.m., Syfy: Speaking of weird stuff, the premiere of this paranormal series suggests that a flying mythological Hindu creature was actually a UFO.
“Grimm” 9 p.m., NBC: The supernatural drama moves to a new and much better night. Shows don’t often get moved from Fridays, which tells you how much faith the peacock network has in its Wesens and other weird stuff.
“Inside Amy Schumer” 9:30 p.m., Comedy Central: The bawdy comic’s new series is crammed full of sketches, standup comedy and interviews.
Wednesday: “Family Tools” 7:30 p.m., ABC: This generic and disappointing new sitcom wastes the considerable talents of J.K. Simmons and Leah Remini, which is kind of unforgivable.
Thursday: “Wife Swap” 7 p.m., ABC: The season ends tonight, but the scars will remain forever.
“The Big Bang Theory” 7 p.m., CBS: Bob Newhart guests as the host of Sheldon’s favorite childhood science program.
“The Office” 7:30 p.m., NBC: Tonight’s episode is an hour long. That’s usually not good for this show but, on the plus side, I guess it makes the series’ long-overdue end come half an hour sooner.
“Glee” 8 p.m., Fox: The kids ruin Stevie Wonder songs for me. Some clever network should create a procedural drama where this show’s cast members are hunted down for all the butchering they do.
“Parks and Recreation” 8:30 p.m., NBC: Leslie celebrates her councilwoman anniversary in tonight’s fifth-season closer.
“Elementary” 9 p.m., CBS: Holmes is once again on the hunt for Moriarty.
Friday: “Maron” 9 p.m., IFC: As a fan of the curmudgeonly comic Marc Maron’s podcast, I had high hopes for his “Seinfeld”- and “Louie”-esque series, which premieres tonight. Having seen three episodes, I find those hopes have been dashed. If I had my own podcast, I’d probably be ranting about it.
Saturday: “Juno” 7 p.m., E!: Yeah, the Ellen Page pregnant teen drama is old news and there will be a ton of commercials, but it’s still better than anything else that’s on tonight. Plus, this is how you use a J.K. Simmons.
Sunday: “Red Widow” 9 p.m., ABC: Season 1 concludes.
“The Mentalist” 9 p.m., CBS: I sense that the fifth season draws to a close tonight.
“Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions” 9 p.m., Food: Alex Guarnaschelli goes up against Geoffrey Zakarian in the first of five new episodes.