NBC Announces Its Finale Dates

... 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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Mar 09, 2011
nothing worth watching on NBC anymore anyway....
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Mar 09, 2011
I don't watch anything on NBC so I don't care about their dates.
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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.
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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.......
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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?
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Mar 09, 2011
nobody really cares about any of thesse shows
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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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Mar 09, 2011
Hobgoblin and Upon a Time sound's pretty interesting. At least it's not a cop show.
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Mar 09, 2011
I wonder what an hour long episode of Community and Parks and Rec will be like? Neither show has done an hour long before
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Mar 09, 2011
I doubt NBC will bother to renew the Event. It would be a mistake to do so. People tuned in because of it's gimmicks but realized with the break that that's all the show was. And according to TheFutonCritic, there's 7 episodes of Chuck left so it appears we'll get a straight run of new episodes until the end.
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Mar 09, 2011
Only tourists and rich bigwigs shop at Harrods.....most of us get our DVD's etc from supermarkets or off the internet!
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Mar 09, 2011
Chuck, Parenthood,and Community :) I also watch The Event to see what happens (not live unless I have nothing else to watch at that hour) I also watch Fringe :)
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Mar 09, 2011
There is a new online discount sweeping the country this holiday season, called "Printapons" where a local store is featured every day with huge discount.
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Mar 09, 2011
Fringe and Supernatural > The Event
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Mar 09, 2011
I actually like The Event and watch Supernatural and Fringe
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Mar 09, 2011
Parenthood April 19 and Chuck May 16
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Mar 09, 2011
How the hell can 5 million people watch crapfests like Event while excellent series like Fringe or Supernatural struggle with ratings? Why is the world so f***** stupid?
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