It's time to get out your red pen and mark your calendars, because ABC has announced the finale dates of its lineup, including the season finales of Lost and Grey's Anatomy, and possibly the series finales of Scrubs and… According to Jim.
The first days to get the red ink should be May 13 and May 14--make sure you keep those days open and reserve the couch in your livingroom. Lost will end its fifth season with a two-hour finale on May 13 and Grey's Anatomy will also wrap up its fifth cycle on May 14. Both should feature some major shockers; the rumors I'm hearing about the Lost character getting killed off this season even shock me, and Grey's has to decide what to do with Izzy/Katherine.
For Scrubs fans, May 6 will be a somber trip to the television morgue. Most of the principal cast is calling this season their last (Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Judy Reyes, creator Bill Lawrence), and most believe that means the end of Scrubs. Looks like one and done on ABC for the hospital comedy.
On the other end of the spectrum, May 5 means the end of a series that I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief over. According to Jim wraps up its eighth and likely final season, but given the way this series has repeatedly cheated death, I'm waiting for the dirt to pile on the coffin until I celebrate. This show is like Jason Vorhees--you think it's dead, but it always comes back to haunt you.
Ugly Betty returns from its abrupt break on May 7, and will end its season on May 21. The Bachelorette will also kick off its latest cycle on May 18… what surprises will producers have for us this time?
The complete schedule of ABC's finale dates is below (all times ET):
Wednesday, April 29
8:30-9:00 p.m. Better Off Ted
Thursday, April 30
8:00-8:30 p.m. In the Motherhood
8:30-9:00 p.m. Samantha Who?
10:00-11:00 p.m. Private Practice
Friday, May 1
8:00-9:00 p.m. Wife Swap
9:00-10:00 p.m. Supernanny
Tuesday, May 5
8:30-9:00 p.m. According to Jim
Wednesday, May 6
8:00-9:00 p.m. Scrubs
Thursday, May 7
8:00-9:00 p.m. Ugly Betty RETURN
Sunday, May 10
10:00-11:00 p.m. Brothers and Sisters
Monday, May 11
10:00-11:00 p.m. Castle
Tuesday, May 12
10:00-11:00 p.m. Cupid
Wednesday, May 13
9:00-11:00 p.m. Lost
Thursday, May 14
9:00-11:00 p.m. Grey's Anatomy
Friday, May 15
8:00-10:00 p.m. America's Funniest Home Videos
Sunday, May 17
7:00-9:00 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
9:00-11:00 p.m. Desperate Housewives
Monday, May 18
9:00-11:00 p.m. The Bachelorette RETURN
Tuesday, May 19
9:00-11:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars
Thursday, May 21
8:00-10:00 p.m. Ugly Betty