Diane Werts writes about television for Newsday. Werts previously was the founding editor of Newsday's trend-spotting magazine TV
IT'S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL But TV loves it this weekend. Roosevelt rap sensation Public Enemy is honored at the 28th "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony" (Saturday night 9-11:50, HBO), along with Randy Newman, Rush, Heart, Albert King and Donna Summer. Then it's this year's "Billboard Music Awards" (Sunday 8-11 p.m., ABC/7), hosted by Tracy Morgan, honoring Prince and featuring Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Miguel, Bruno Mars and many more. Up against it: "Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" (Sunday 9-11 p.m., CBS/2), with veterans like John Fogerty and newcomers like Florida Georgia Line, plus Jason Aldean, Pitbull, Ne-Yo and, of course, Faith Hill.
SEASON FINALES: DRAMA Cable kicks things off with the season 7 end of "Doctor Who" (Saturday night at 8, BBC America) and the first-season finale of the already renewed "Bates Motel" (Monday 10 p.m., A&E). Over on the networks: "Hawaii Five-O" (Monday 10 p.m., CBS/2), "Grimm" (Tuesday 10 p.m., NBC/4), "Criminal Minds" (Wednesday 9-11 p.m., CBS/2), "Law & Order: SVU" (Wednesday 9 p.m., NBC/4), "Chicago Fire" (Wednesday 10 p.m., NBC/4), "Nashville" (Wednesday 10 p.m., ABC/7) and "Cult" (Friday 9 p.m., CW/11).
SEASON FINALES: COMEDY Animation dominates Sunday night with extended season-enders of "The Cleveland Show" (7-8 p.m.), "The Simpsons" (8-9 p.m.) and "Family Guy" (9-10 p.m., all on Fox/5). Also wrapping the laughs: "Rules of Engagement" (Monday 8:30 p.m., CBS/2), "Mike & Molly" (Monday 9:30 p.m., CBS/2), "The Middle" (Wednesday 8 p.m., ABC/7) and "Modern Family" (Wednesday 9 p.m., ABC/7).
AND THE WINNER IS Competitions conclude for "America's Funniest Home Videos" (Sunday 7 p.m., ABC/7), "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" (Sunday 9-11 p.m., NBC/4) and "Dancing With the Stars" (Monday 8-10 p.m., Tuesday 9-11 p.m., ABC/7).
WEEK OF THE WEEK It's Monster Week on Animal Planet, spotlighting 24 fresh hours of hideous fish, snakes and, yes, even mermaids (but that's next weekend). Kicking things off -- three new hours of "River Monsters" (Monday 8-11 p.m.). Details at animalplanet.com/monsterweek.
WHO NEEDS MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL? We've got "Battle of the Network Stars" (Monday at 8 p.m., ESPN Classic)! It's never too late to watch "sporting competition" featuring '70s-'80s stars like William Shatner, Heather Locklear, Scott Baio, Joan Collins, Joe Piscopo, Melissa Gilbert, Mr. T and Michael J. Fox. Why are all the good ideas over already? Watch online at youtube.com.
ALIVE AND LOVING IT That's the wild writer-director-actor who's profiled in the new "American Masters" salute "Mel Brooks: Make a Noise" (Monday 9-10:30 p.m., WNET/13). Need more boisterous Brooks comedy? Try some of his film lampoons "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (Sunday at 5:30 p.m., BBC America), "Spaceballs" (Thursday at 10:40 a.m. and 8:20 p.m., Encore Action) and "Blazing Saddles" (Thursday at 4:30 p.m., Friday at noon, AMC). Profile preview at pbs.org/americanmasters.
GOTTA GET 'ARRESTED' Only one more week till Mitch Hurwitz's wacko familycom returns from its seven-year hiatus! Before season 4 starts May 26 on Netflix, check out the original Fox run of "Arrested Development" (Friday 8 p.m.-1 a.m., next Saturday 6 a.m.-May 26 at 6 a.m. and May 26 noon-2:30 p.m., IFC). Netflix revival trailer at net flix.com/arresteddevelopment.