TV.com's Very Handy Guide to 2011 Season Finale Dates

By TV.com Staff

May 04, 2011

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers, and May TV brings season finales (pretty sure it's something like that). The time has come to bid adieu to some of your favorites until next fall; here's a quick calendar of when some of this year's biggest season-enders will air. (P.S. You can also test your knowledge of some of these shows with TV.com's drag-and-drop Season Finales game.)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
Are We There Yet? (8:30pm, TBS)
Justified (10pm, FX)


THURSDAY, MAY 5
Community (Part 1 of a two-parter, 8pm, NBC)
30 Rock (10:00pm, NBC)


FRIDAY, MAY 6
The Suite Life on Deck (Series Finale, 8pm, Disney)
Fringe (9pm, FOX)
American Loggers (10pm, Discovery)


SUNDAY, MAY 8
The Amazing Race (Two-hour finale! 8pm, CBS)
Brothers & Sisters (10pm, ABC)
CSI: Miami (10pm,CBS)


MONDAY, MAY 9
Stargate Universe (Series Finale, 9pm, SyFy)


WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Better With You (8:30pm, ABC)

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THURSDAY, MAY 12
The Vampire Diaries (8pm, CW)
Community (Part 2 of a two-parter, 8pm, NBC)
CSI (9pm, CBS)
Nikita (9pm, CW)
Outsourced (10:30pm, NBC)


FRIDAY, MAY 13
Shark Tank (8pm, ABC)
Smallville (Series Finale, 8pm, CW)
CSI: NY (9pm, CBS)
Blue Bloods (10pm, CBS)
The Haunted (10pm, Animal Planet)


SUNDAY, MAY 15
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8pm, ABC)
Survivor: Redemption Island (Three-hour finale! 8pm, CBS)
Desperate Housewives (Two-hour finale! 9pm, ABC)
The Cleveland Show (9:30pm, FOX)


MONDAY, MAY 16
How I Met Your Mother (8pm, CBS)
Chuck (8pm, NBC)
90210 (8pm, CW)
Mad Love (8:30pm, CBS)
Gossip Girl (9pm, CW)
Mike & Molly (9:30pm, CBS)
Castle (10pm, ABC)
Hawaii Five-O (10pm, CBS)


TUESDAY, MAY 17
NCIS (8:00pm, CBS)
One Tree Hill (8:00pm, CW)
NCIS: Los Angeles (9:00pm, CBS)
Hellcats (9:00pm, CW)
Raising Hope (9:00pm, FOX)
Traffic Light (9:30pm, FOX)
The Good Wife (10pm, CBS)
Sinbad: It's Just Family (10pm, We)


WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
Criminal Minds (9pm, CBS)
America's Next Top Model (9pm, CW)
Breaking In (9:30pm, FOX)
Law & Order: SVU (10pm, NBC)


THURSDAY, MAY 19
Wipeout (8:00pm, ABC) The spring finale
The Big Bang Theory (8pm, CBS)
Rules of Engagement (8:30pm, CBS)
Grey's Anatomy (9pm, ABC)
The Mentalist (Two-hour finale! 9pm, CBS)
Bones (9pm, FOX)
The Office (One-hour finale! 9pm, NBC)
Private Practice (10pm, ABC)
Parks and Recreation (10pm, NBC) One-hour finale


FRIDAY, MAY 20
Kitchen Nightmares (8pm,FOX)
Supernatural (Two-hour finale! 8pm, CW)


SATURDAY, MAY 21
Chase (Series Finale, 8pm, NBC)
Saturday Night Live (11:30pm, NBC)


SUNDAY, MAY 22
Wild Kingdom (7pm, Animal Planet)
American Dad! (7:30pm, FOX)
The Simpsons (8pm, FOX)
Bob's Burgers (8:30pm, FOX)
Family Guy (One-hour finale! 9pm, FOX)
Celebrity Apprentice (9pm, NBC)
The Borgias (10pm, Showtime)


MONDAY, MAY 23
House (8pm, FOX)
The Chicago Code (9pm, FOX)
The Event (9pm, NBC)


TUESDAY, MAY 24
Dancing With the Stars (Two-hour finale! 9pm, ABC)
Glee (9pm, FOX)
The Biggest Loser (9pm, NBC)
Pregnant in Heels (10pm, Bravo)
All on the Line (10pm, Sundance)

Modern Family's season finale airs on Wednesday, May 25." link="/modern-family/show/77270/summary.html" target="_blank" loc="left">

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
The Oprah Winfrey Show (Series Finale, check local listings)
The Middle (8pm, ABC)
American Idol (Two-hour finale! 8pm, FOX)
Modern Family (9pm, ABC)
Cougar Town (9:30pm, ABC) One-hour finale
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (10pm, CBS)
Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings (10pm, Oxygen)


THURSDAY, MAY 26
Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Series Finale, 10:30pm, Showtime)


SUNDAY, MAY 29
Breakout Kings (10pm, A&E;)


MONDAY, MAY 30
Make It or Break It (9pm, ABC Family)
River Monsters (10pm, Animal Planet)


TUESDAY, MAY 31
Hogs Gone Wild (10pm, Discovery)

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  • Emmahellstrom May 27, 2011

    I watch 10 of these shows listed and luckily for me they'll all be back in the fall. But still I feel ridiculously sad and empty. I mean, for example; HIMYM, I do not want that to end. Ever. I just don't want my babies to go... Gosh, makes me sad just thinking about it. But anyways, anyone want to recommend a couple of series' I could download to keep me busy during the summer break?

  • tryptz May 11, 2011

    JUSTIFIED is so gawd damn awesome it makes me wanna scream! Phew

    While this may sound like sacrilege,Law and order Criminal intent has not wowed me yet. I Know I know But am still hopeful

  • staind47 May 11, 2011

    Totally agree with smithinjapan, breaks in between episodes of most shows are almost as long (if not longer) than the breaks in between seasons. Drives me nuts. Who can keep up with it all?

  • dh4645 May 09, 2011

    so glad i have a dvr, although it sucks when 3 or more shows i like are on at the same time. sometimes i watch the 3rd on the other hdtv, but if there is a 4th or i dont have time to watch the 3rd on another tv, i use hulu, the network websites or find the shows streaming on random sites.

  • RealityFan2686 May 08, 2011

    I'm gonna DVR the Office finale because, truth be told, I'd rather watch a two hour finale before a one hour finale so I can get that out of the way. Good ol DVR.

  • mohawk78 May 07, 2011

    Oh no! They pushed the mentalist finale up to nine? At the same time as the Bones and Office finales? My DVR can only handle 2...

  • SokkaAppa May 06, 2011

    this is why i hate spring quarter. all the shows end early! and i still have 3 weeks left of school

  • Skoad May 06, 2011

    @hockeyrick Im sorry to say (not really I am glad to say) that OTH was renewed for another season. woot.

  • jelly_donut_92 May 06, 2011

    Luckily great cable shows will still be on after this and in the summer (The Killing, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad)...

  • saxyroro May 05, 2011

    Anyone else just get goosebumps reading this list? And seriously, I hope my boyfriend isn't home for the Vampire Diaries ender. Oh boy...

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