TV picks: Tuesday, April 17

From left: Virginia (Martha Plimpton), Maw Maw (Cloris Leachman), Hope (Baylie/Rylie Cregut) Jimmy (Lucas Neff) and Burt (Garett Dillahunt) attend Hope's custody hearing on the "Raising Hope" season finale.

“Raising Hope”
COMEDY. The Chances, dysfunctional as they are, prove they’re still a force to be reckoned with when Hope’s baby momma — not executed for being a serial killer after all — sues for custody of her child. Courtroom cameos include Jason Lee, Jaime Pressley and Nancy Grace.
Season finale, 9:30 p.m., Fox

DRAMA. Bridget and Andrew renew their vows — unless Andrew bolts when Bridget comes clean about her secret identity.
Season finale, 9 p.m., The CW

“Lidia Celebrates America”
REALITY. We love Lidia Bastianich because of her “everybody’s Italian grandmother” demeanor and yummy recipes she demonstrates on her cooking show, shot in her home. So it’s no surprise that she’s been invited as a guest to witness wedding ceremonies around the country that observe different cultural customs — and, of course, food.
8 p.m., PBS

“The Voice”
REALITY. After spending weeks under the invaluable guidance of Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green, elimination is only so painful because Carson Daly is the one shipping another singer home tonight.
9 p.m., NBC


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G train riders brace for five-week shutdown

G train service will be suspended between Brooklyn and Queens between Friday, July 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 2.


Peaches Geldof's death was drugs-related, coroner rules

LONDON (Reuters) - The death of Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician and Band Aid founder Bob Geldof, was drugs-related, a coroner ruled on Wednesday.The…


Family, supporters gather in Brooklyn for Eric Garner…

Family members gathered on Wednesday for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after police put him in a banned chokehold as they arrested him.

Going Out

5 must-try dishes at Edible Manhattan's Good Beer

Rooting out the exotic amid the New York City bar scene is noble quest. But if you’d like to have it all come to you,…


Art imitates life (almost) in David Shapiro's new…

David Shapiro talks about his book, "You're Not Much Use To Anyone."


Dakota Fanning's indie growing pains on 'Very Good…

Dakota Fanning on her latest "Very Good Girls."


Britney Spears launches new lingerie line and fans…

Women everywhere can say that they are not that innocent when Britney Spears launches her new lingerie and loungewear line. “Every woman should feel confident…


Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.


Brandon McCarthy finds his calling on Twitter

Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy joined Twitter three year ago for the same reason many people do: to get news quickly.


NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

By Kim PalmerCLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy…


Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running…

Fantasy football: Johnny Manziel could give your running game a boost


Recharge with a post-workout smoothie from Nicky Hilton

Some people can roll out of bed right as their alarm goes off. And that alarm isn’t set for 20 minutes before they have to…


Colleges are increasingly embracing the concept of gender-neutral…

  Northwestern University recently made headlines after announcing that it would be installing two gender-neutral bathrooms in the university's student center. “These are two gender-open…


How to prepare to interview for your dream…

    Congratulations! You landed a job interview at your dream company! A lot of hard work has gone into determining which companies to apply…


The shirtdress is a summer must-have

  We love throwing on our boyfriend’s shirt and a pair of jeans (no matter how much he grumbles that it’s his turn to wear the…