NBC Announces Its Finale Dates

By Tim Surette

Mar 09, 2011

... It's almost time to plan your trip to Costco or Harrod's (that's for you, UK fans!) or wherever you do your shopping to prepare for your TV finales shut-in, because networks are starting to announce dates for their shows' final episodes of the season. Today we heard from NBC, so I'll cover the highlights.

Monday, April 4: Harry's Law
Thursday, May 5: Perfect Couples, 30 Rock
Thursday, May 12: Community (hour-long episode), Outsourced
Monday, May 16: Chuck
Thursday, May 19: The Office, Parks and Recreation (both hour-long episodes)
Monday, May 23: The Event

Check out the rest of the dates at NBC.com.

... The Event returned from a three-month hiatus last night, but a lot of its audience didn't! Hey-yo! Only 5.2 million viewers tuned in, resulting in a 1.4 adult rating.That's down 26 percent from the last original episode, which is not good. But then again, neither is the show. [TV By the Numbers]

... Robert Carlyle, formerly of Stargate Universe, has joined the ABC pilot Once Upon a Time, from a pair of Lost writers. The show is about a small town where fairy tales may or may not be real. Carlyle, the same man who played an evil cannibal in Ravenous and a raging alcoholic and sociopath named Begbie in Trainspotting, will play... Rumplestiltskin. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Former Twin Peaks waitress and forever hottie Madchen Amick has been cast in the NBC pilot S.I.L.A.. The drama was created by Stephen Gaghan, the man behind Traffic and Syriana, and centers on the world of crime, law enforcement, and politics in Los Angeles. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Author Michael Chabon has a show called Hobgoblin percolating at HBO, and it's about "a motley group of conmen and magicians who use their skills at deception to battle Hitler and his forces during WWII." Sold! [Variety]

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  • TineRua Mar 14, 2011

    Once Upon A Time might be brilliant if it's done right; Robert Carlyle is a brilliant actor and, in their original form, fairy tales were dark and twisted and borderline terrifying to most adults, let alone children. Heck--even in it's tamed down form, Rumplestiltskin is freakin' nightmare-inducing.

  • zwixxx Mar 10, 2011

    I don't mind being one of the few who are enjoying The Event - though I reserve the right to be momentously psdoff if the season (and no doubt series) finale is an opened ended travesty of unresolved numptyness.

  • Writerpatrick Mar 10, 2011

    Costco is more middle class than upper class, although the rich also tend to shop at the bargain stores as well because of the prices.

  • xheroesx110 Mar 09, 2011

    nothing worth watching on NBC anymore anyway....

  • Starprincess13 Mar 09, 2011

    I don't watch anything on NBC so I don't care about their dates.

  • Spoontown Mar 09, 2011

    An hour of Parks, that's awesome, the best sitcom around at the moment, NBC pretty much has that category locked down, 30 Rock, Community, Parks all great. shootingstar, you know that Fringe is not a documentary yeah, and that even after all these years nothing paranormal has ever been proved in any way. Love the show but I also live in the real world and enjoy it because it's a departure from normal un-paranormal life.

  • Spoontown Mar 09, 2011

    Um is Costco an overpriced store that only the very rich can shop in? Because Harrods is about the most expensive shop in the most expensive city, in one of the most expensive countries in the world.......

  • shootingstar609 Mar 09, 2011

    I like Chuck and the Event, the rest I don't watch. @olddeegee-- how would you know if Fringe's "paranormal" is not real? Isn't the whole point of their jobs to keep a lid on all of the weird stuff so the average person doesn't know what's going on?

  • provencrt Mar 09, 2011

    nobody really cares about any of thesse shows

  • olddeegee Mar 09, 2011

    I liked The Event. Anyone who prefers Chuck to this is mentally 12 years old and obviously should find a real girlfriend. Fringe, which I like, is formulaic and manipulative in that it acts as if "paranormal" is real. Targeting the tweens does not mean you have a good show, it simply means that you're pandering.

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