Some TV Stuff

Word on the street from varying internet sources about what is coming back and what isn't, at least at NBC and ABC.

For the Peacock, it looks as if "Chuck" will hang on for another year. "Heroes" may hang on in some form, but it's unlikely to get even 13 episodes. At this stage, it's looking as if it may get a six-episode order, or a TV movie to finish it up.

But the biggest news from NBC is that after 20 seasons, "Law & Order" won't be renewed. It will end up tied with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running drama in TV history. Not to worry, NBC will still air "SVU" and the new "L&O: Los Angeles."

Over at ABC, the axe has fallen for "Better Off Ted," "Scrubs," "FlashForward" and "Romantically Challenged." "V," considered a bubble show, looks like it will earn another season. And "Cougar Town" will stick around, but change it's name for next year.

I'm sort of going to miss "FF," but I'm not surprised, considering how it got jerked around by ABC. I'm more surprised "V" got to stick around, for the same reasons.

Next week, all of the networks will announce next fall's schedules.

WEEKEND'S BEST BETS: There's a bunch of season finales over the weekend.

"Smallville" (CW, 8 p.m.) wraps up tonight with a showdown between Clark and Zod.

CBS' lineup of "Ghost Whisperer," "Medium" and "Miami Medical" aren't finales, but they are new. NBC has a new "Friday Night Lights" at 8 p.m.

On cable, there's a new "Stargate Universe" (SyFy, 9 p.m.), followed by a new "Merlin" at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, "Doctor Who" (BBC America, 9 p.m.) wraps up a two-parter featuring the Weeping Angels and River Song.

On Sunday, Fox has a new night of animated material from 8-10 p.m.

ABC wraps up the seasons for "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters" from 9-11 p.m.

"Survivor" crowns its latest winner in a two-hour finale beginning at 8 p.m.

On PBS, "Masterpiece Mystery" wraps up the wonderful "Foyle's War" at 9 p.m., as Foyle investigates an apparent Nazi collaborator.

On cable, HBO wraps up the 10-pard miniseries "The Pacific" at 9 p.m., which I enjoyed, but not as much as "Band of Brothers." It's followed by a new "Treme."

Showtime airs a new "Tudors" at 9 p.m., while AMC has a new "Breaking Bad" at 10 p.m.