ABC Announces Season (and Series) Finale Dates

ABC finalesThe alphabet network has announced their plans for the end of the Fall-Spring season. Desperate Housewives will say goodbye with a two-hour series finale on May 13th.

Most of the rest of ABC’s TV shows will have their season finales — and in some cases, their series finales — on various nights during the month of May.

Here’s the ABC press release so that you can start marking your calendar now:


ABC announces the following May finale dates for the 2011-12 Season (all times ET):

Tuesday, May 1:
8:00-8:30 p.m. “Last Man Standing”

Sunday, May 6:
10:00-11:00 p.m. “GCB”

Monday, May 7:
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Castle”

Sunday, May 13:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time”
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Desperate Housewives” (Special Two-Hour Series Finale)

Tuesday, May 15:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Cougar Town” (Special One-Hour Finale)
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Private Practice”

Wednesday, May 16:
8:30-9:00 p.m. “Suburgatory”

Thursday, May 17:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Missing”
9:00-10:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Scandal”

Friday, May 18:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”

Sunday, May 20:
7:00-8:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Monday, May 21:
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (Performance Show)

Tuesday, May 22:
9:00-11:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”

Wednesday, May 23:
8:00-8:30 p.m. “The Middle”
9:00-9:30 p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30-10:00 p.m. “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23″
10:00-11:00 p.m. “Revenge”


Finale to Air as a Two-Hour Event from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET

“Desperate Housewives” will end its successful eight-season run on the ABC Television Network with a splashy two-hour finale event on SUNDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).

The show premiered on October3, 2004 and was a smash hit right out of the gate, winning both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy, among other accolades.

All good things eventually come to an end, and in the final season of this landmark show, the stakes are at an all-time high. “Desperate Housewives” is a primetime soap with a truly contemporary take on “happily ever after.” The series, which takes a darkly comedic look at suburbia — where the secret lives of housewives aren’t always what they seem — began with Mary Alice Young inside her perfect house, in the loveliest of suburbs, taking her own life. Commenting from her elevated point of view, she took us into the lives of her family, friends and neighbors.

“Desperate Housewives” stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Vanessa Williams as Renee Perry, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Charles Mesure as Ben Faulkner and Madison de la Garza as Juanita Solis, with Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young and James Denton as Mike Delfino.

Marc Cherry created the series. Cherry is executive producer, along with George W. Perkins, Bob Daily, Sabrina Wind, Matt Berry, David Grossman, Jeff Greenstein and Marco Pennette. “Desperate Housewives” is produced by ABC Studios.

What do you think? Which of these finales will you be tuning in to see? Will you watch the Desperate Housewives series finale?

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