Tuesday TV: Kids vs. School Lunch, Several Finales

The hard-hitting series “The Weight of the Nation” (HBO, 8 p.m.) concludes its two day event tonight, with some hopeful news about how kids took it upon themselves to improve the luches they receive at schools. The fried, fast-food style takeover of cafeterias has been caused by profit considerations — not nutrition or health. That terrible food is offered says a lot about how a society thinks of its children — and its very future.

Barack Obama becomes the first sitting President of the United States to also sit with the women on “The View” (ABC, 11 p.m.).

Two hours of  “America’s Got Talent” (NBC, 8 p.m.) Monday was quite enough. Ready for two more hours?

The finalists in next week’s “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC, 9 p.m.) are revealed in the semifinals results show.Carrie Underwood, Alanis Morrisette and former show dancer Juliane Hough all drop by to entertain first.

It’s all “NCIS” (CBS, 8 p.m.) all night, with the ninth season finale of the mother show followed by two hours of a finale to close the third season of the spin-off “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS, 9 p.m.).

There’s a two hour season finale for “Glee” (Fox, 8 p.m.) as well, combining both national competitions and graduation. With Sara Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson announced as show guest stars next season, the finale offers just Lindsay Lohan as a guest judge.

Incredibly, “Private Practice” (ABC, 10 p.m.) is returning for a new season following tonight’s finale.

A first season winner is also named tonight in the finale of “Fashion Star” (NBC, 10 p.m.). It’s between Ronnie Escalante, 32, of San Francisco and two New Yorkers, Kara Laricks, 38, and Nzimiro Oputa, 28. Because it’s done so well with its commercial tie-ins, the show will be back for a second season.

“Cougar Town” (ABC, 8 and 8:30 p.m.) won’t end its network life until the end of the month, but they are playing two new episodes tonight.

Rosie Pope returns for a second season as a “maternity concierge” on “Pregnant in Heels” (Bravo, 10 p.m.) where her excesses (and odd speech patterns) are exceeded only by those of her clueless clients.

They’re playing all five “Death Wish” (AMC, 8 p.m.) films this week on AMC.  Stop now.

Bob Osbourne does the choosing tonight on Turner Classic Movies with “Gun Crazy” (8 p.m.), “Remember the Night” (9:45 p.m.), “The Moonlighter” (11:45 p.m.), “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1:15 a.m.) and  “Across the Wide Missouri” (2:45 a.m.)

NBA Playoffs have Pacers at Heat (TNT, 7 p.m.) and Clippers at Spurs (TNT, 9:30 p.m.).

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, it’s Kings at Coyotes (NBC Sports, 9 p.m.).

Daytime Talk

Kelly Ripa: LL Cool J, James Morrison, Sam Champion. The View: President Barack Obama. The Talk: Michael Weatherly, Liza Minnelli. Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, John Mayer, Victoria Justice.

Late Talk

David Letterman: Brian Williams, El-P. Jay Leno: Wanda Sykes, David Hasselhoff, Santana. Jimmy Kimmel: Emily Blunt, Dave Salmoni, Adam Lambert (rerun). Jimmy Fallon: Mariska Hargitay, Nick DiPaolo, Tenacious D. Craig Ferguson: Scotland First Minister, Rashida Jones, the Imagineers. Tavis Smiley: Carole King. Carson Daly: Jake Johnson, the Glitch Mob, the Ting Tings. Jon Stewart: Sacha Baron Cohen as Admiral General Aladeen (rerun). Stephen Colbert: Anna Wintour (rerun). Conan O’Brien: Bill Maher, Gregg Allman, Hannibal Buress. Chelsea Handler: Cameron Diaz, Moshe Kasher, Arden Myrin, Brad Wollack.

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