TV picks: Monday, May 14

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) prepares for his wedding day on "How I Met Your Mother."

“How I Met Your Mother”
COMEDY. We finally meet her! Well, Barney’s bride, that is. As for the “Mother” — we’re not holding our breath.
Season finale, 8 p.m., CBS

“Inside the Actor’s Studio”
TALK. Host James Lipton quizzes the cast of “Mad Men.” Question 1: How the heck am I going to fill an entire hour if you guys refuse to say anything about the new season?
7 p.m., Bravo

“The Bachelorette”
REALITY. One season of televised dating embarrassment just wasn’t enough for single mom Emily Maynard, who may not have been “Bachelor” Brad Womack’s one and only, but definitely has the attention of 25 new guys as she gets to head up the rose ceremonies this go-round.  
9:31 p.m., ABC

“Smash”
DRAMA. Tom and Julia race to save the show, while a decision Derek makes may leave Karen and Ivy scrambling to save their careers.
Season finale, 10 p.m., NBC

“Kurt Sutter’s Outlaw Empires”
REALITY. From the badass who brought us “Sons of Anarchy” comes this documentary series examining criminal organizations from the point of view of those living above the law. Tonight’s episode goes inside the world of the Crips.
Series premiere, 10 p.m., Discovery



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