Next week: Family members visit remaining Survivors, The Simpsons show up on Top Chef

Last week, I lost a body part. That pretty much sums it up the week for me, but here’s what it looked like in reality TV news, and what to look forward to next week:

The Past

The Forward

  • Sunday, May 9 The Amazing Race 16 ends its season [CBS, 8 p.m.] with a one-hour finale during which the cowboys, the models, or the bros will win $1 million. Later, The Celebrity Apprentice contestants will play interior decorator and redecorate apartments [NBC, 9 p.m.], and Donald Trump will fire someone who’s not as famous as someone else.
  • Monday, May 10
    TLC edges more into Food Network’s territory with Chocolate Wars [TLC, 10 p.m.], which is like its cake-off competition but with chocolate. Meanwhile, The Real Housewives of New Jersey [Bravo, 10 p.m.] bring up Danielle’s past, and they really need to pick up the drama, because the New York cast is piling it on. Who cares if it closely resembles a bus full of fourth graders?
  • Tuesday, May 11
    Ice Cube’s entry in ESPN’s 30 for 30, Straight Outta L.A., debuts [ESPN, 8 p.m.] and focuses on the Raiders’ move to L.A. and “the unlikely marriage between the NFL’s rebel franchise and America’s glamour city,” according to ESPN.
  • Wednesday, May 12
    America’s Next Top Model concludes its 14th season at a special time [The CW, 9 p.m.], while Top Chef Masters [Bravo, 10 p.m.] has a super-sized 75-minute episode that has a Simpsons-themed quickfire: Matt Groening and Hank Azaria will judge the challenge as the chefs create dishes inspired by certain characters.
  • Thursday, May 13
    Survivor Heroes vs. Villains [CBS, 8 p.m.] gets ready for its Sunday finale with visits from the final six’s family and/or friends, who will apparently be the reward for a challenge, though CBS’ press release has an awkwardly phrased sentence that suggests they could actually spend time with them during the challenge, too: “The final six get the chance to earn time with their loved ones in a fiercely fought reward challenge.”


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