“TRUE BLOOD” SEASON FINALE – The fifth season of this fang-tastic fantasy comes to an end with a wild episode that has Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) making a desperate last-ditch attempt to thwart The Authority and save Bill (Stephen Moyer) from losing his humanity. Meanwhile, Alcide (Joe Manganiello) prepares for his second battle with J.D. (Louis Herthum), and Sam and Luna (Sam Trammell, Janina Gavankar) test their limits in trying to escape the corrupt bloodsuckers of The Authority. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO.
SUNDAY: TV critics are undoubtedly mourning the fact that Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” airs its Season 1 finale tonight. Now they’ll have to find another target for their vitriol. 10 p.m., HBO.
MONDAY: Are we missing Kyra Sedgwick yet? Maybe not too much. The spin-off “Major Crimes,” which looks to be a major hit, continues its freshman run with the unit investigating a fatal car crash at a nightclub. 9 p.m., TNT.
MONDAY: On “Web Therapy,” Lisa Kudrow meets up with an old friend in David Schwimmer, who goes out of his way to ignite a romantic spark with Fiona. 11 p.m., Showtime.
TUESDAY: In the summer finale of “Pretty Little Liars,” all eyes are on Rosewood, which has become a media hot spot as Garrett’s (Yani Gellman) trial for Maya’s murder gets under way. 8 p.m., ABC Family.
WEDNESDAY: The season finale for “Unnecessary Roughness” comes just as the Hawks’ season is about to open. And wouldn’t you know it – the team is teetering on disaster. 10:01 p.m., USA.
THURSDAY: Break out the confetti and the balloons. The Republican National Convention wraps up four days of parties as presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan bask in the customary adulation. Consult local listings.
THURSDAY: On a new episode of “Braxton Family Values,” it’s full speed ahead on the baby train for Tamar. She nervously gets her eggs harvested, fertilized and frozen – but not scrambled. 9 p.m., WE.
FRIDAY: Season 2 of “Boss” continues as Chicago Mayor Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer) becomes increasingly infatuated with Mona (Sanaa Lathan), his very driven new aide. Is there any way this can’t end badly? 9 p.m., Starz.
SATURDAY: “Doctor Who,” last year’s most popular show on iTunes, returns to kick off what should be an exciting run of five new episodes. The opener finds the good Doctor (Matt Smith) forced into an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter … the Asylum. 9 p.m., BBC America.
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