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ABC is home to some of the best shows on television, and the finales for these great series will surely not disappoint. Look for excitement from Desperate Housewives, Lost, and Grey's Anatomy--and be sure to bid a final farewell to Sydney Bristow on the series finale of Alias.

Monday, May 1

9:00 p.m.: Supernanny
Second-season finale

Vicki and Aaron Newton are separated, with joint custody of their two sons, Aaron and Kobe. Though the boys are angels for Dad, young Kobe saves his worst behavior for Mom. He is violent and destructive--hitting, kicking, slapping, punching, and swearing. He even throws rocks at Jo's head. Aaron isn't physically aggressive, but he does talk back to his mother. For the first time, Jo Frost observes life in two homes to hone her recommendations for each parent. But can she get them to collaborate on their child-rearing techniques? (Source: ABC press release)

Tuesday, May 2

8:00 p.m.: According to Jim
Fifth-season finale

When an ecstatic Ryan (Mitch Rouse) announces that Dana is pregnant, Jim advises him on how to avoid the pitfalls of Dana's upcoming fluctuating hormones. Then Jim dreams that he is pregnant. (Source: ABC press release)

8:30 p.m.: Hope & Faith
new episode

After a loud, late-night dancing session by Faith and "The Gooch" (Mark Consuelos) pushes Hope and Charley over the edge, they suggest that the couple find their own home. Unfortunately, Charley and Hope learn that a local real estate technicality makes Faith the legal owner of her garage apartment--unless she has paid them rent. So Charley tries to squeeze a single rent check out of Faith, but the truth comes out and Faith declares an all-out war on Hope and Charley to keep her place--and they join in an outrageous battle of one-upmanship. (Source: ABC press release)

9:00 p.m.: Hope & Faith
Third-season finale
Hope reminisces with her family about the first fight she and Charley had during their courtship back in 1985 when they were both in college. Flashbacks to that fateful night reveal that it was also the first time Charley and Faith met. The fireworks begin when Hope cancels her date with Charley to go to a Huey Lewis concert, choosing instead to stay and console Faith, who is distraught after not being cast as the lead in her high school play. Both Charley and Hope think they missed the concert, but as the story is re-told, Hope uncovers some outrageous secrets that Charley and Faith have kept under wraps all these years--not to mention one last surprise that’s revealed about Hope. (Source: ABC press release)

Monday, May 8

8:00 p.m.: David Blaine: Drowned Alive
Live special broadcast

David Blaine, known for his headline-making feats of physical, emotional and mental endurance, will once again put his life on the line in a death-defying attempt to hold his breath underwater longer than any human being, which is currently a stunning eight minutes, 58 seconds. He will undertake this latest challenge after living with a life support system in a specially built human aquarium--an eight-foot acrylic sphere--for seven days and nights, in full public view in front of New York's Lincoln Center. Viewers will hold their collective breath during the heart-stopping finale of the broadcast when Blaine will put himself to the ultimate test--live. (Source: ABC press release)

10:00 p.m.: What About Brian
First-season finale

Brian's (Barry Watson) apparent interest in his new girlfriend causes Marjorie (Sarah Lancaster) to unwittingly sabotage the relationship. Dave (Rick Gomez), who is convinced that Deena (Amanda Detner) is having an affair, turns what was supposed to be a simple golf outing with the guys into a complicated stakeout to catch his wife in the act. Meanwhile, Nicole (Rosanna Arquette) has told Deena that spouses shouldn't keep secrets from each other, but she's hiding from Angelo (Raoul Bova) that she's taking fertility hormone injections. (Source: ABC press release)

Tuesday, May 9

8:00 p.m.: Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America
ABC Premiere Event

There are times that test humanity and challenge the soul of a community or a nation. News images and headlines tell stories of rising waters, quaking ground and tragic acts by man himself. But the real story, the human story, is found in the lives changed forever, in the strength of the survivors, and the resilient hope that gives them the courage to recover. ABC will bring such a story to television in a two-hour original movie. (Source: ABC press release)

Thursday, May 11

9:00 p.m.: American Inventor
First-season finale

Viewers will see the four finalists struggle to make a 30-second commercial that best highlights their invention. The commercials will be shown and America will vote on who should win the one million dollar prize and become the next great American Inventor.

Sunday, May 14

10:00 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy
Second-season finale, part one (see May 15 for part two)

Finn gives a health update on Doc; Meredith is assigned to work with Callie for the day, while George gets paired with Derek; and Burke and Izzie continue to try to find a new heart for Denny, on part one of the season finale. (Source: ABC press release)

Monday, May 15

8:00 p.m.: Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball
This historic celebration included an unforgettable luncheon, a glamorous white-tie ball and a heart-bursting gospel brunch. In this one-hour special, Oprah shares her memories, candid celebrity interviews and intimate behind-the-scenes moments from this special event. (Source: ABC press release)

9:00 p.m.: Grey's Anatomy
Second-season finale, two-hour part two (special night & time, see May 14 for part one)

Izzie and George attend to Denny as the pressure increases to find him a new heart, Cristina suddenly finds herself in charge of an ER room, and Derek grapples with the realization that the life of a friend is in his hands. Richard goes into interrogation mode about a patient's condition, Callie confronts George about his feelings for her, and Meredith and Derek make a decision about Doc. (Source: ABC press release)

Tuesday, May 16

8:00 p.m.: Celebrity Debut
Meet John Travolta, Halle Barry, Kate Winslet, Felicity Huffman, Andre Agassi and other surprise stars from film, television and sports before they strolled down the red carpet, partied at glitzy premieres, won major awards and embraced worldwide acclaim. Observe the stars' humble career beginnings as they give their very first interviews. Witness their first roles, false starts, and hopes and dreams. Hosted by Brian Austin Green, star of ABC's hit comedy Freddie, Celebrity Debut unfolds the lives of the stars with early interviews, rare appearances and forgotten footage. Peer into the lives of the world's biggest stars just moments before their lives change forever and hear in their own words their feelings about stardom minutes before it happened for them. (Source: ABC press release)

9:00 p.m.: Boston Legal
Two-hour second-season finale (special time)

Denny Crane and Alan Shore travel to the Los Angeles office of Crane, Poole & Schmidt for business and wind up unexpectedly taking on the case of the beautiful Courtney Reese (Jeri Ryan), a Hollywood celebrity who shot a paparazzo who she felt was a threat to her life. Also on the case is the LA firm's senior partner, Barry Goal (Robert Wagner), a powerful and cagey attorney who, like Crane, is no stranger to the spotlight. Back in Boston, Shirley Schmidt must once again defend Professor Clifford Cabot (Ed Begley), this time on charges of soliciting a prostitute—an act he claims was purely for the purposes of academic research. Meanwhile, Denise Bauer thinks the sly new associate, Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey), will ruin her chances of making partner, so she employs some back-stabbing techniques of her own; and Brad Chase's teenaged niece is accused of giving pharmaceutical drugs to a boy at a party and is charged with his murder. (Source: ABC press release)

Wednesday, May 17

10:01 p.m.: Invasion
First-season finale

Pandemonium ensues as the hybrids continue their round-up of the humans during the hurricane, while Underlay and Russell try to put together a rescue plan. Meanwhile Larkin, Dave, Jesse and Rose are taken hostage by two humans who believe Underlay is the cause of the melee. (Source: ABC press release)

Thursday, May 18

10:01 p.m.: Commander in Chief
First-season finale

When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees the opportunity to amend the Constitution and finally pass the ERA. Meanwhile, she prepares to participate in a previously scheduled "Get out the Vote" event with Templeton, which turns into more of a presidential debate. On the home front, Rod is approached about doing a story on his relationship with Mac--a Presidential marriage--and it turns out Kelly has a past with the writer. Rebecca continues her relationship with her IM buddy, but they're each shocked at the other's identity when they meet in person. And the differences between Mac and Dickie's beliefs become glaringly apparent. (Source: ABC press release)

Friday, May 19

8:00 p.m.: America's Funniest Home Videos
Two-hour 16th-season finale (special night & time)

In a two-hour special season finale edition of the show, and filmed on location in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, AFHV counts down to the 20 funniest videos of all time, with the owner of the top video taking away the largest cash prize in the show's history, $250,000. (Source: ABC press release)

Saturday, May 20

8:00 p.m.: Remember the Titans
ABC Saturday Movie of the Week

Remember the Titans tells the story of highly successful black football coach Herman Boone (Washington: The Manchurian Candidate, Training Day) thrust into a racially charged head coaching position at a previously segregated high school. Boone discovers he is replacing the school's award-winning white coach (Will Patton, TV's Into the West, The Agency) a reverse of the circumstances that caused him to leave his last post. Both men must put aside their pride in order to meld a team divided by race. After the coaches and players make progress during their summer training camp, they return home and to the school to face communities at odds and entrenched in old behaviors. (Source: ABC press release)

Sunday, May 21

7:00 p.m.: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Two-hour third-season finale (special time)

After a devastating house fire that left the Turner family homeless, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition helps rebuild the life and home of Beverly Turner from Irvington, NJ, a mom of 18 adopted special needs children, to accommodate her happy and large brood. (Source: ABC press release)

9:00 p.m.: Desperate Housewives
Two-hour second-season finale

A series of flashbacks take us back to moving-in day on Wisteria lane for Bree, Susan, Gaby and Lynette, and to how Mary Alice Young brought them all together. Meanwhile Bree gets some frightening news, Susan moves into a trailer, Lynette faces a crisis in her marriage and Gaby and Carlos learn more about Xiao-Mei. (Source: ABC press release)

Monday, May 22

8:00 p.m.: Wife Swap
Second-season finale (tentative)

A cosmetics industry executive and wife from Florida who proudly admits that appearances--especially first impressions--are important, swaps places with a Halloween-loving wife from Arizona who drives around in a hearse and proudly displays a coffin in her family's living room. (Source: ABC press release)

9:00 p.m.: Alias
Two-hour series finale (special night & time)

In the first part of the two-hour finale event, "Reprisal," Sloane takes Marshall and Rachel hostage in order to discover a crucial clue to Rambaldi’s ultimate endgame, as Sydney, Vaughn and APO race to stop him. In the second part, "All the Time in the World," Sydney and Jack must find a way to keep Sloane and Irina from putting their deadly plan into action. (Source: ABC press release)

Tuesday, May 23

8:00 p.m.: Stephen King's Desperation
In the middle of the vast, empty Nevada desert stands the once proud mining town of Desperation--a harmless, non-descript little community that one may briefly notice on a drive to some distant vacation destination. But something evil has taken over Desperation. Its name is Tak...and its mission is to eliminate anyone who gets close to stumbling upon its secret. (Source: ABC press release)

Wednesday, May 24

9:00 p.m.: Lost
two-hour second-season finale

After discovering something odd just offshore, Jack and Sayid come up with a plan to confront “The Others” and hopefully get Walt back. Meanwhile, Eko and Locke come to blows as Locke makes a potentially cataclysmic decision regarding the “button” and the hatch, on the season finale of Lost. (Source: ABC press release)

CBS seems to be applying the "more is more" policy to its roster of season-enders this year. Check out a two-part finale of Ghost Whisperer, two-hour finales of The Unit and The Amazing Race, and a supersized three-hour finale of Survivor: Panama--Exile Island. If you're still craving more finale action, don't worry--just spend some quality pre-summer time with Close to Home, King of Queens, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and more.

Friday, April 28

8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer
First-season finale, part one

When the heat repeatedly goes out in Melinda's house and antique shop, she starts getting strange visits from the spirits of an airline pilot and flight attendant who complain of being cold. Initially, Melinda has trouble understanding the messages they are trying to communicate, but she eventually figures out that they are trying to warn her about a jetliner that has lost cabin pressure and is going to crash outside of town. Despite Melinda's best efforts to warn transportation officials and townspeople, the jetliner crashes just outside of town, killing hundreds on board and leading up to what will be Melinda's biggest challenge yet. (Source: CBS press release)

Friday, May 5

8:00 p.m.: Ghost Whisperer
First-season finale, part two

While faced with the overwhelming challenge of convincing the dead passengers to cross over, Melinda encounters the evil spirit of "Wide Brim Man," who is working against her to keep the spirits earthbound. In addition, Melinda has to defend herself to investigators who want to know how and why she knew there was trouble with the plane prior to the crash. Now Melinda must earn the trust of both the passengers and investigators while facing off with "Wide Brim Man." (Source: CBS press release)

Wednesday, May 10

9:00 p.m.: Criminal Minds
First-season finale

Gideon, Hotchner, and their team become pawns in the fantasy game of a psychopathic killer who challenges them to unravel a series of clues and riddles in order to save his next victim. The episode was written and directed by series executive producer Edward Allen Bernero. Charles Haid ("Third Watch") guest-stars as the killer. (Source: CBS press release)

Sunday, May 14

8:00 p.m.: Survivor: Panama - Exile Island
Three-hour 12th-season finale (special night)

Another thrilling season of Survivor draws to a close tonight with a spectacular three-hour finale. First, see the final episode, in which the remaining contestants visit Tribal Council for the very last time. Then, the winner of season 12 will be announced in a live-reveal broadcast from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Finally, Jeff Probst will host a live reunion show in which the 16 castaways will meet for the first time since their Panama experience.

Monday, May 15

8:30 p.m.: How I Met Your Mother
First-season finale

Ted (Josh Radnor) makes one last attempt to win Robin's (Cobie Smulders) heart while Marshall (Jason Segel) and Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) relationship is jeopardized. Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), husband of Alyson Hannigan, and Amy Acker (Angel) guest-star. (Source: CBS press release)

Tuesday, May 16

8:00 p.m.: NCIS
Third-season finale (tentative)

On the shocking season finale of NCIS, someone will be leaving the team--possibly forever.

9:00 p.m.: The Unit
Two-hour first-season finale

Jonas (Dennis Haysbert) and his team assist the UN in arresting a Bosnian general who is also a war criminal. But when the criminal escapes UN custody, the unsuspecting members of the Unit find their lives at risk. (Source: CBS press release)

Wednesday, May 17

8:00 p.m.: The Amazing Race
Two-hour ninth-season finale
And then there were three. The final three teams race to the finish line during a special two-hour finale. Phil Keoghan hosts. (Source: CBS press release)

10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY
Second-season finale

The team faces their toughest challenge yet when bombs triggered by cell phones threaten the city. After a member of the team is seriously injured during one of the explosions, the CSIs work to locate the bomber before he strikes again. (Source: CBS press release)

Thursday, May 18

9:00 p.m.: CSI
Sixth-season finale

In the gripping sixth-season finale, written by Jerry Stahl, a CSI's life hangs in the balance while a colleague is placed in charge of their fate. Meanwhile, the CSIs investigate a dead man's bizarre lifestyle choice of routinely wearing corsets to alter his appearance. (Source: CBS press release)

10:00 p.m.: Without a Trace
Fourth-season finale

While investigating the disappearance of a young female former assistant district attorney, Jack (Anthony LaPaglia) and the rest of the team are blindsided when the woman's former boyfriend (guest star Jason Priestley), suddenly pummels Jack, grabs his gun, and bolts out of the FBI building while firing a hail of bullets. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio returns as Jack's girlfriend and colleague, FBI agent Anne Cassidy. (Source: CBS press release)

Friday, May 19

9:00 p.m.: Close to Home
First-season finale

Annabeth (Jennifer Finnigan) prosecutes two teenagers for the murder of a man they claim was an online sexual predator. (Source: CBS press release)

10:00 p.m.: Numb3rs
Second-season finale

The FBI investigates a rapist turned serial killer while Charlie (David Krumholtz) struggles with unresolved memories of his deceased mother. (Source: CBS press release)

Sunday, May 21

8:00 p.m.: Cold Case
Third-season finale

While investigating a 2005 cold case, Lilly (Kathryn Morris) gets strangely drawn to a victim, which compromises the investigation and in the process leads to a startling revelation. (Source: CBS press release)

Monday, May 22

8:00 p.m.: The King of Queens
Eighth-season finale

After Arthur (Jerry Stiller) sets the basement on fire, Carrie (Leah Remini) considers moving him into a retirement home and Doug (Kevin James) is excited at the prospect of getting his basement back so he can turn it into a media room. (Source: CBS press release)

8:30 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine
New episode

Christine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is relieved to finally meet another working mother at her son's snooty exclusive school, until she discovers where the woman actually works. (Source: CBS press release)

9:00 p.m.: Two and a Half Men
Third-season finale

Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and Mia (Emmanuel Vaugier) plan their wedding with complications on both sides of their families. (Source: CBS press release)

9:30 p.m.: The New Adventures of Old Christine
First-season finale

Christine is thrown for a loop when she unexpectedly runs into her ex-boyfriend, Burton (Matthew Letscher), and discovers she still has feelings for him. (Source: CBS press release)

10:00 p.m.: CSI: Miami
Fourth-season finale

As Horatio mourns the murder of someone close to him, he and the team go on a manhunt to find the killer. Meanwhile, the lab's future is put in jeopardy when the mole is finally revealed. (Source: CBS press release)

This spring, NBC says goodbye forever to two old favorites: The West Wing and Will & Grace. Each show is given a proper send-off, including series retrospective specials airing before the finales. Elsewhere on NBC, the Law & Order franchise wraps up the 2005-2006 season with some impressive numbers. L&O;: Criminal Intent finishes its fifth season, L&O;: Special Victims Unit ends its seventh, and the original Law & Order concludes its 16th season!

Tuesday, May 2

9:30 p.m.: Teachers
First-season finale

When Alice (Sarah Alexander) volunteers to chaperone this year's prom, Jeff (Justin Bartha) seizes the opportunity to have a "first date" with Alice, so he also volunteers and suggests they go together. But his plans for a romantic evening go from bad to worse when Alice invites a third party to join them. Meanwhile, Calvin (Deon Richmond) gives Dick (Phil Hendrie) pointers on writing the senior farewell speech. Kali Rocha, Sarah Shahi, and Matt Winston also star. (Source: NBC press release)

Wednesday, May 3

9:00 p.m.: Heist
Series finale

Tom Tuchowuzcki (Ted Danson) joins the department as Amy's (Michele Hicks) replacement. Meanwhile, Mickey (Dougray Scott) is warned that Sam Gordon (Ben Derwin) knows he is alive, and Ricky (David Walton) supplies Billy (Billy Gardell) and Tyrese (Reno Wilson) with key information regarding the next step in the gang of thieves' plans. (Source: NBC press release)

Sunday, May 7

10:00 p.m.: Crossing Jordan
Fifth-season finale

Jordan (Jill Hennessy) finds herself in an unexpected situation that will challenge her both professionally and personally. After celebrating Lily's (Kathryn Hahn) engagement and pending nuptials, Jordan wakes up the next morning next to the dead body of her former beau J.D. Pollack (Charles Mesure). With little recollection of the previous night's events and no explanation of what transpired, a shell-shocked Jordan becomes the number one suspect. Determined to clear her name, Macy (Miguel Ferrer) and the rest of the team begin investigating what led up to Pollack's death. Meanwhile, Woody (Jerry O'Connell) and Lu (Leslie Bibb) take opposite sides on the case, creating a wedge between them. With the evidence stacking up against Jordan, she must persuade her friends and colleagues that she is innocent. Or is she? Ravi Kapoor and Steve Valentine also star. (Source: NBC press release)

Tuesday, May 9

8:00 p.m.: Most Outrageous Moments
One-hour second-season finale

This half-hour show proves that anything can happen when the cameras keep rolling. Audiences can enjoy hilarious outtakes from some of NBC's most popular shows, as well as outrageous moments from home videos, newscasts, game shows, and commercials from around the globe. (Source: NBC press release)

Thursday, May 11

9:00 p.m.: My Name Is Earl
First-season finale

On the suggestion of Darnell (Eddie Steeples), Earl (Jason Lee) decides to cross off number one from his list, "stole $10 from a guy at the Camden Market." But Earl soon discovers he owes the guy more than $10, and in fact he owes him all of his lotto winnings. Now penniless and desperately trying to continue with his list, Earl wonders when his karma is going kick in and turn his misfortunes around for the better. Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressley, and Nadine Velazquez also star. (Source: NBC press release)

9:30 p.m.: The Office
Second-season finale

In the season finale, Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) and the Dunder Mifflin crew hold a Casino Night for charity in their warehouse and take some big gambles. Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, B.J. Novak, Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Melora Hardin, and David Denham also star. (Source: NBC press release)

Sunday, May 14

7:00 p.m.: The West Wing
One-hour series retrospective

The cast of the Emmy Award-winning The West Wing pauses to reflect on the evocative drama's seven years on NBC with a retrospective of many emotional and touching scenes that made President Bartlet's administration come alive to millions of Americans. The critically acclaimed series also became a popular hit and earned a record-tying four Emmy Awards as Outstanding Drama Series. The series finale follows. (Source: NBC press release)

8:00 p.m.: The West Wing
Series finale

After seven seasons of the award-winning drama series, the Bartlet administration prepares to leave the White House and The West Wing. While Santos and his winning camp are nervously gearing up for the presidential inauguration, current President Bartlet (Martin Sheen), CJ (Allison Janney), and the others fondly look back as they prepare to leave the White House forever. Rob Lowe guest-stars as Sam Seaborn. (Source: NBC press release)

9:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Two-hour fifth-season finale

When a church worker is found dead after the latest in a series of arson-fueled fires, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) trace evidence back to the dysfunctional family of one sanctuary's youth leader (guest star Josh Hamilton). Just as pressing is the personal matter weighing on Captain Deakins (Jamey Sheridan), whose intervention on behalf of one detective prompts a vengeful cop already in prison to launch a vendetta to oust him. After a suburban couple is found bludgeoned to death, Detectives Logan (Chris Noth) and Barek (Annabella Sciorra) suspect that the couple's drug-troubled son Kevin (guest star Kevin Nobbs) killed his parents for their cash stash. But when a local investigator pressures the kid into a confession, the city cops discover a conflict of interest. While another suspect with close business ties to the victims emerges, Captain Deakins (Jamey Sheridan) urges Logan and Barek to drop the non-jurisdictional case--and ponders his own future with the NYPD. Courtney B. Vance also stars. (Source: NBC press release)

Tuesday, May 16

9:00 p.m.: Scrubs
One-hour fifth-season finale

J.D. (Zach Braff) challenges a urologist's (Elizabeth Banks) assessment on a consult for a patient who might need a risky surgical procedure, feeling that she's playing it safe professionally and personally, since he also starts to fall for her. Along the same lines, Elliot (Sarah Chalke) considers breaking up with her boyfriend/intern Keith (Travis Schuldt) for being too weak, especially when he's being picked on by Dr. Cox (John C. McGinley). Smitten, J.D. tries to plan a perfect date with Dr. Kim Briggs on their night off, but Elliot gets in the way. Meanwhile, Dr. Cox and Jordan (Christa Miller) celebrate a milestone in their young son's life. Later, baby fever sweeps the hospital as the staff tries to pick a name for Turk (Donald Faison) and Carla's (Judy Reyes) expected baby, but no one could guess who at Sacred Heart has to sweat out a pregnancy next. (Source: NBC press release)

10:00 p.m.: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Seventh-season finale

In the season finale, a former rock star appears on a national talk show and gets on a soapbox about the abuse of psychiatric drugs, while an unstable young woman who loses her virginity goes off her prescribed medication, gets behind the wheel of a car, and mows down 10 people. As these highly charged events are played out, the argument about prescribed "meds" is challenged. Brittany Snow (American Dreams) and Norman Reedus guest-star. (Source: NBC press release)

Wednesday, May 17

10:00 p.m.: Law & Order
16th-season finale

The latest murder victims of two home invaders are the family members of a man who once sold fake DEA badges to the killers and then began secretly cooperating with police--but the case takes a harrowing turn when one of the law enforcement team is put in the line of fire. In a legal gambit, assistant district attorney McCoy (Sam Waterston) must then risk his career--and those of others, as well--to bend the rules and use corrupt DEA Agent Almonte (guest star Ritchie Coster) to lure out the sadistic psychopaths. (Source: NBC press release)

Thursday, May 18

8:00 p.m.: Will & Grace
one-hour series retrospective

The Emmy Award-winning comedy series' cast looks back at its eight seasons of outrageous storylines in this hour-long compilation of memorable scenes and all-new interviews with the cast and crew. Also featured are the series' show-stopping guest stars who will talk about their time on Will & Grace and give you a glimpse into why this show has been so successful. (Source: NBC press release)

9:00 pm.: Will & Grace
One-hour series finale (special time)

The culmination of eight seasons ends tonight with a one-hour series finale--will Will (Eric McCormack) and Grace (Debra Messing) raise a child together and find ultimate happiness? Will Jack (Sean Hayes) find anyone who loves him as much as he loves himself? Will Karen (Megan Mullally) find true happiness with the absence of Stan? All these questions and more will be answered as this groundbreaking series concludes eight amazing seasons. (Source: NBC press release)

9:59 p.m.: ER
12th-season finale

Chaos strikes when injured jailbirds come into County General looking to escape their prison time. With the help of an accomplice posing as an E.M.T., the fugitives force one of the nurses to become a part of the melee. As the gunmen get more and more desperate to make it out of the hospital, they decide to resort to extreme measures and Dr. Kovac (Goran Visnjic) unknowingly puts himself in harm's way. Gunshots ring out in the lobby and Abby (Maura Tierney) slips to the ground. Meanwhile, Pratt (Mekhi Phifer) tries to persuade Neela (Parminder Nagra) as she attends to Gallant's concerned parents (guest stars Ernie Hudson, Ghostbusters, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, Designing Women). (Source: NBC press release)

Friday, May 19

9:00 p.m.: Conviction
Two-hour first-season finale (special time)

When a young woman leaves an after-hours bar and is found murdered, the pub's bouncer is the prime suspect. After a wild shoot-out in the courthouse, members of the assistant district attorney's office are faced with a tense and emotional hostage situation. (Source: NBC press release)

Monday, May 22

9:00 p.m.: The Apprentice
Two-hour fifth-season finale (tentative)

10:00 p.m.: Medium
Second-season finale

Allison (Emmy-winner Patricia Arquette) has visions of her life had she become the high-powered attorney she originally set out to be, and married someone other than Joe (Jake Weber). (Source: NBC press release)

On FOX this May, Malcolm in the Middle and That '70s Show present their series finales after lengthy and successful runs. We're sorry to say goodbye to Malcolm, Reese, Jackie, Hyde, and the rest...but glad that these shows are going out on top. Other FOX finales you won't want to miss are those for shows like The O.C., The Simpsons, and 24--and, of course, American Idol 5.

Wednesday, May 10

9:32 p.m.: Unan1mous
First-season finale

In a dramatic new television experiment, a diverse group of nine strangers is locked in a bunker, where they'll remain until they decide who is worthy of a $1.5 million cash prize. There is a catch, though: The longer it takes them to make a unanimous decision, the less money there will be to win. If they take too long, they will be left with nothing. (Source: FOX press release)

Thursday, May 11

8:37 p.m.: That '70s Show
Series retrospective
That '70s Show: The Final Goodbye features interviews with all the cast members and director, as well as past guest stars such as Brooke Shields, Bruce Willis, Luke Wilson, Lindsay Lohan, and The Rock. It will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and up-close-and-personal segments taped with many of the cast. Additionally, the special will include outtakes from classic episodes and never-before-seen clips rescued from the editing-room floor. The special will also give viewers an inside look at the final week of taping the show, including some of the funniest and most touching moments as the cast brings their eight-year journey to a close. The series finale and 200th episode of That '70s Show airs Thursday, May 18 on FOX. (Source: FOX press release)

Sunday, May 14

7:00 p.m.: Malcolm in the Middle
Series finale

Malcolm is elected valedictorian of his graduating class and struggles with his speech, but Lois refuses to hear his complaints and reveals her plans for him to become president of the United States. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Reese will do anything to get a permanent job as the high school janitor, even concocting the most disgusting mess of all time, which explodes all over the family. Meanwhile, Hal struggles with Malcolm's Harvard tuition, and Francis lands a "real" job working 9 to 5 in a cubicle--and enjoys every minute of it. Grandma Ida (Cloris Leachman) returns for the family festivities, and they all bid farewell to Malcolm when he leaves for college. (Source: FOX press release)

7:30 p.m.: King of the Hill
10th-season finale

In the 10th season finale of King of the Hill, which is also its milestone 200th episode, Tom Petty returns as the voice of Lucky. When Lucky asks Peggy to tutor him for the General Equivalency Diploma, she accepts, hoping to prod Lucky into taking a job far away from Luanne. During the course of their lessons, when Peggy learns that his intention is to get his G.E.D. and propose to Luanne, she takes matters into her own hands and intentionally teaches him incorrect material in the "Edu-macating Lucky" episode.

9:30 p.m.: American Dad
Second-season finale

After Francine's birthday brings back haunting memories of a celebrity film moment stolen by George Clooney, Francine's new dream is to destroy the star. But when she tries to win Clooney's heart with the intention of breaking it, Stan actually falls for him and sabotages the plan. Meanwhile, back at home, Roger builds a vineyard and starts up a private sweat shop of foster children. (Source: FOX press release)

Monday, May 15

8:00 p.m.: Prison Break
First-season finale

In the non-stop first season finale of Prison Break, with the escape plan in progress, Michael, Lincoln and their fellow inmates must run for their lives to avoid capture, as they attempt to gain their freedom with Bellick hot on their trail. Meanwhile, Veronica races to Montana to find a very much alive Terrance Steadman, and the Vice President finds herself no longer part of The Company's plans. (Source: FOX press release)

Wednesday, May 17

8:00 p.m.: Bones
First-season finale

While trying to determine the identity of a Jane Doe, Brennan is shocked to discover that the remains are those of her mother, who went missing with her father 15 years ago. After years of not knowing what happened to her parents, the confirmation of her mother's death understandably hits Brennan hard. Now that foul play has been uncovered, Booth opens an investigation into the case for the first time, and surprises Brennan with evidence that her parents are not the people she thought. As more details of her parents' past, in addition to her own, come to the surface, Brennan must find a way to come to grips with a whole new reality. (Source: FOX press release)

Thursday, May 18

8:00 p.m.: That '70s Show
One-hour series finale

It's the end of an era in more ways than one in the one-hour series finale of That '70s Show, which also features the milestone 200th episode and the return of Ashton Kutcher as Kelso. With the Forman home on the market, Kitty puts Red in charge of showing the house to prospective buyers. But when he scares them away and Kitty takes over, family memories return and she questions their decision to pick up and move to Florida. Meanwhile, changes in Hyde's life make him temporarily drop his old habits; Fez decides to return home until Jackie tells him the truth about her feelings; and Donna prepares to leave for college. The gang gathers together to celebrate their lasting memories and New Year's Eve 1979, as they say goodbye to the decade. Fez and Jackie plan their perfect first kiss, and Kelso returns to ring in the '80s with his friends. (Source: FOX press release)

9:00 p.m.: The O.C.
Third-season finale (tentative)

The end of senior year is finally here, bringing the excitement of graduation and the anticipation of new lives in college and beyond. But for Seth, Ryan, Marissa and Summer, it's also a time to look back on the amazing journey that has brought the four of them this far. Seth must confront his recent misdeeds or deal with the wrath of Sandy--and the police. Ryan's proud mom arrives with a surprise for him. Marissa receives an astounding proposal that may radically change her plans. And Summer, facing the prospect of going away without Seth, can't stop crying and hugging her best friends as they say their farewells. But even amidst the speeches and toasts, nothing is ever simple in Newport: Sandy shocks Kirsten by making a big decision after visiting his old public defender's office; Kaitlin (guest star Willa Holland) returns and moves into Julie's home, vowing to become the next Cooper to rule Harbor High; and to Taylor's joy, the "core four" turns into the "fab five." But although the kids may be ready to move on to bright futures, unresolved issues from their past could ruin everything. (Source: FOX press release)

Monday, May 22

8:00 p.m.: 24
Two-hour fifth-season finale (special time)

As the clock approaches the final hours of an extremely long and terrifying day underscored by a presidential assassination and the threat of nerve gas, Jack seeks to avenge the painful loss of innocent lives, as well as those of CTU beloveds Edgar Stiles, Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler and Lynn McGill. Meanwhile, shocking developments are uncovered, and the investigation takes unexpected turns culminating in a riveting two-hour event Monday, May 22. (Source: FOX press release)

Sunday, May 21

8:00 p.m.: The Simpsons
17th-season finale

Mandy Moore and Stacy Keach guest-voice in the 17th season finale of The Simpsons. After a passionate kiss between Marge and Homer airs on the Isotope Jumbotron, struggling second baseman Buck Mitchell turns to the couple for marital advice. The Simpsons are able to get Buck and his sexy singing wife, Fiona (guest voice Moore), on track, and the Isotopes' season turns for the better. Things seem to be coming up aces for the Simpsons until Buck catches Homer giving Fiona a post-show neck massage, which results in both couples separating. (Source: FOX press release)

8:30 p.m.: Family Guy
Fourth-season finale

Stewie goes back to the future, and Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth make special guest voice appearances as Brandon, Donna and Kelly, their Beverly Hills 90210 alter-egos. After a competitive swim lesson, Stewie tries to destroy his rival by blowing up the lifeguard tower. But when his plan backfires and he has a near-death experience, he turns to the bottle to numb himself. A bizarre chain of events leads Stewie and Brian on a road trip to San Francisco, where Stewie confronts a guy he believes is his real father. But when it turns out he's actually Stewie in the future, Stewie gets a glimpse of his dismal adult life and realizes he must return to his own time and rewrite history. Meanwhile, Peter's rants on everyday irritations become a hit new segment on the Quahog nightly news. (Source: FOX press release)

Tuesday, May 23

8:00 p.m.: American Idol final performance episode
The final two contestants will take the stage for the last time to battle it out for the crown at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA. After the contestants perform, viewers will vote to decide who will be the next American Idol and who will be sent home. (Source: FOX press release)

9:00 p.m.: House
Second-season finale

As House and his team are working on the diagnosis of Vince, a man with a giant, swollen tongue, disgruntled former patient Jack Moriarty (guest star Elias Koteas) walks into House's office and shoots him. House continues to treat Vince from his ICU hospital bed with Moriarty, shot by hospital security and hand-cuffed to his bed, as his roommate. When aftereffects of the shooting begin to impact House, he starts to question his own ability to properly diagnose. As Vince's body deteriorates, House must struggle through his self-doubt and trust his team to find a way to solve the case. (Source: FOX press release)

Wednesday, May 24

8:00 p.m.: American Idol
Two-hour fifth-season finale (special time)

Tonight, the wait is over--two finalists, one American Idol chosen by America. The Top 12 reunite on the stage one last time before the newest American Idol is crowned in front of thousands of fans and millions of television viewers. (Source: FOX press release)

It's The WB's last May Sweep before the network merges with UPN to become The CW. We'll bid goodbye to 7th Heaven and Charmed for good, but for shows like Gilmore Girls and One Tree Hill, let's just say "so long," and hope to see them next fall on The CW.

Wednesday, May 3

8:00 p.m.: One Tree Hill
Third-season finale

On the eve of their wedding, Nathan (James Lafferty) worries for Haley's (Bethany Joy) safety while Peyton (Hilarie Burton) and Brooke's (Sophia Bush) friendship is tested. Deb (Barbara Alyn Woods) tells Dan (Paul Johansson) the truth about the dealership fire, and Karen (Moira Kelly) finds herself needing Keith (Craig Sheffer) more than ever. (Source: The WB press release)

Thursday, May 4

9:00 p.m.: Supernatural
First-season finale

On a mission to save their father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) from Meg (guest star Nicki Aycox), Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) seek help from an old family friend, Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver). When Meg shows up on Bobby's doorstep, the brothers lure her into a trap and exorcise the demon from her body after learning where John is being held prisoner. While trying to rescue John, the demon shows up and a full battle ensues between the Winchesters and the demon they have been searching for all their lives. (Source: The WB press release)

Friday, May 5

8:00 p.m.: Survival of the Richest
First-season finale

The final two teams are taken to South Central Los Angeles, where they work together to redesign the lounge of A Place Called Home, an after-school center for children. Back at the mansion, each of the four contestants must plead his or her case in front of surprise guests and explain why they deserve to win the competition. The show is hosted by Hal Sparks (Queer as Folk). The winning team walks away with the $250,000 grand prize. (Source: The WB press release)

9:00 p.m.: Reba
Fifth-season finale

After collapsing at Van (Steve Howey) and Cheyenne's (JoAnna Garcia) non-wedding, Reba (Reba McEntire) is rushed to the hospital. The family is panicked about her health, but she only wants to focus on helping Van and Cheyenne resolve their relationship troubles. Meanwhile, Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman) tries to help Reba feel better, but only makes her blood pressure continue to climb. (Source: The WB press release)

Monday, May 8

8:00 p.m.: Seventh Heaven
Series finale

On Simon's wedding day, he and Rose have made up after their fight at the rehearsal dinner. Matt (Barry Watson) and Sarah (Sarah Danielle) show up unexpectedly to attend the wedding and make a surprising announcement, as do Kevin (George Stults) and Lucy (Beverley Mitchell). Even the long-absent Mary (Jessica Biel) appears in Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie's (Catherine Hicks) shared daydream and makes a call to the family to share her own good news. The wedding day ends happily, though not in a way anyone could have predicted. (Source: The WB press release)

Tuesday, May 9

8:00 p.m.: Gilmore Girls
Sixth-season finale

Stars Hollow is suddenly overrun with troubadours when news gets out that the town's regular street performer (Grant-Lee Phillips) has been discovered. On the evening of Logan's (Matt Czuchry) graduation from Yale, Rory (Alexis Bledel) throws him a wild party, but the knowledge that he is being forced to leave for London the next day makes their time together bittersweet. Meanwhile, at a Friday-night dinner, Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann) attempt to set Christopher (David Sutcliffe) up with an attractive young woman (guest star Melora Hardin). Finally, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) decides she was wrong to let Luke (Scott Patterson) postpone their wedding for so long and delivers a tearful ultimatum. (Source: The WB press release)

Wednesday, May 10

8:00 p.m.: The Bedford Diaries
Two-hour first-season finale (special time)

Thursday, May 11

8:00 p.m.: Smallville
Fifth-season finale (tentative)

Brainiac (guest star James Marsters) unleashes a deadly virus that will kill millions of people, and refuses to give Clark (Tom Welling) the vaccine unless he agrees to release General Zod. Clark turns to Lionel (John Glover), who once again channels Jor-El. Meanwhile, Lex (Michael Rosenbaum) is stunned by his newfound powers and shares the discovery with Lana (Kristin Kreuk), who decides to stand by her new man, unaware of the shocking turn Lex's life is about to take due to Brainiac's evil machinations. (Source: The WB press release)

Sunday, May 21

8:00 p.m.: Charmed
Series finale (tentative)

Several more great shows are presenting season finales on a myriad of other networks. With shows like Nashville Star, South Park, and a host of UPN sitcoms, there will definitely be lots of good things to watch. And fans of Justice League Unlimited who are devastated at the show's cancellation can at least take some comfort in the epic two-part battle that will end it all.

Tuesday, May 2

9:00 p.m.: Blow Out (Bravo)
Third-season finale

10:00 p.m.: The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo)
First-season finale

10:00 p.m.: Nashville Star (USA)
90-minute fourth-season finale

Nashville Star, the nation's top-rated country music series, will crown its winner in the fourth season finale, which will feature a live opening performance by country superstars Big & Rich and a closing performance by ACM Top New Male Vocalist nominee Jason Aldean. Big & Rich will join Cowboy Troy to perform "My Last Yeehaw" and also sit in as guest judges during the 90-minute episode in which America will choose its next Nashville Star from the three remaining finalists. To close out the season finale, Broken Bow Records' Jason Aldean will rock his smash hit single "Hicktown" with all ten contestants returning to join him for the final moments of season four. (Source: NBC press release)

10:00 p.m.: Thief (FX)
First-season finale

Wednesday, May 3

10:00 p.m.: South Park (Comedy Central)
10th-season finale

Saturday, May 6

10:30 p.m.: Justice League Unlimited (Cartoon Network)
Series finale, part one (see May 13 for part two)

The world's greatest superheroes are rounded up for one last battle in the final two episodes of Justice League Unlimited. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Flash, and an all-star roster of heroes bands together to thwart alien invasions, criminal threats, and global conspiracies. (Source: Cartoon Network press release)

Monday, May 8

8:30 p.m.: All of Us (UPN)
Third-season finale
Robert's quest for youth gets a reality check when he meets the father of his young girlfriend, Daphne, and when he finds out that Bobby got hurt while playing on Robert's new motorcycle. Meanwhile, when Beverly (guest star Vivica A. Fox) encourages Dirk to connect with his newly discovered daughter Courtney, he struggles to fit into the role of daddy to a mouthy teenager. (Source: UPN press release)

9:00 p.m.: Girlfriends (UPN)
Sixth-season finale
When Joan gets drunk at a Hollywood party, she completely embarrasses herself and gets an earful from her ex Derek (guest star Wayne Brady), and to make things worse, Joan is so hungover the next morning that she misses Morgan's custody hearing, which gets off to a shaky start between Toni and Todd. Meanwhile, after finally moving into their new house, Darnell reveals to Maya that he's been offered a job on a pit crew in Florida and asks her to move there with him. Also, William becomes obsessed with rekindling his romance with old girlfriend Monica, and begs her to take him back. (Source: UPN press release)

Tuesday, May 9

9:00 p.m.: Veronica Mars (UPN)
Second-season finale

After learning the identity of the perpetrator responsible for the bus crash, Veronica hurries to warn others, but ends up putting herself in an extremely perilous situation. Meanwhile, Keith enlists Veronica's help in his ongoing investigation of Woody (guest star Steve Guttenberg) and asks her to go undercover to get some vital information from Woody's lawyer. Later, when graduation day finally comes around, Neptune seniors celebrate at a huge party at the Neptune Grand. (Source: UPN press release)

10:30 p.m.: 8th & Ocean (MTV)
First-season finale

Wednesday, May 10

10:00 p.m.: Top Chef (Bravo)
First-season finale

Thursday, May 11

8:00 p.m.: Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
First-season finale

When Julius decides that the best Father's Day gift he can receive is spending the day alone, an upset Rochelle decides to take the kids out to places Julius would never go. Meanwhile, Chris is determined to find the perfect gift for his father. (Source: UPN press release)

8:30 p.m.: Love, Inc. (UPN)
First-season finale

Denise is faced with a major decision when her boyfriend Mike asks her to move in with him. However, when she finally agrees, matters get complicated. Meanwhile, the Love, Inc. staff tries to help a man who wants his female friend, who he's in love with, to see him as more than just a friend. (Source: UPN press release)

9:00 p.m.: Eve (UPN)
Third-season finale

Shelly's mother Beverly (guest star Penny Johnson Jerald) finally reveals to Yusef, Shelly's father, that she is pregnant with his child, and Shelly questions his ability to commit to the child. Meanwhile, when Janie discovers that Rita is secretly hosting Botox parties at the store, she convinces Rita to cut her in on the deal, only to find out that the parties are illegal. (Source: UPN press release)

9:30 p.m.: Cuts (UPN)
Second-season finale

Still upset over her breakup with Jeremy, Tiffany decides she is ready to move on and accepts her father's (guest star Corbin Bernsen) offer of becoming senior vice president of development for Sherwood Industries, leaving Kevin to run the salon on his own. Meanwhile, after finding a positive pregnancy test in the Speedy Cuts truck, Walt is convinced that it belongs to Faith, but Ace secretly wonders if it belongs to Candy. (Source: UPN press release)

Saturday, May 13

10:30 p.m.: Justice League Unlimited (Cartoon Network)
Series finale, part two (see May 6 for part one)

In the series conclusion of Justice League Unlimited, the powerful force behind the world's villains is revealed as an army of bad guys is formed. The biggest face-off yet between good and evil causes a relentless fighting match that takes place on both Earth and in space. This time around, Superman and the others must enlist all the help they can get to save the world, even if it means making one of the most unexpected team-ups in Justice League history. (Source: Cartoon Network press release)

Monday, May 15

8:00 PM: One on One (UPN)
5th season finale

9:30 PM: Half & Half (UPN)
4th season finale

10:00 PM: Pros vs. Joes (Spike TV)
1st season finale

Wednesday, May 17

10:00 PM: My Super Sweet 16 (MTV)
3rd season finale

Friday, May 19

9:00 PM: The Andy Milonakis Show (MTV2)
2nd season finale

9:30 PM: Wonder Showzen (MTV2)
2nd season finale

Monday, May 22

10:00 PM: Punk'd (MTV)
7th season finale

10:30 PM: Call to Greatness (MTV)
1st season finale

Wednesday, May 24

9:00 PM: Ghost Hunters (SCI FI)
2nd season finale (tentative)

Sunday, May 28

10:00 PM: So NoTORIous (VH1)
1st season finale (tentative)

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