CBS Announces 2012-13 Finales

CBS ratingsCBS has announced their finale plans for the 2012-13 season and has included notes for 2 Broke Girls, The Amazing Race, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Elementary, Golden Boy, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, How I Met Your Mother, The Mentalist, Mike & Molly, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Rules of Engagement, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Undercover Boss, and Vegas.

Here’s more information, including some spoilers:


“Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs. Favorites,” “The Amazing Race,” “Criminal Minds” and “Elementary” Boast Two-Hour Finales

“Criminal Minds,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Good Wife,” “Hawaii Five-0″ and “The Mentalist” Feature Dramatic Cliffhangers

“Undercover Boss” Concludes the Season with Two “Epic Employees and Bosses” Special Episodes

CBS announced today the storylines for its 2012-2013 series’ season finales, which include two-hour episodes of SURVIVOR: CARAMOAN – FANS VS. FAVORITES, THE AMAZING RACE, CRIMINAL MINDS and ELEMENTARY, as well as dramatic cliffhangers for CRIMINAL MINDS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, THE GOOD WIFE, HAWAII FIVE-0 and THE MENTALIST. UNDERCOVER BOSS will conclude the season with two “epic employees and bosses” specials.


THE GOOD WIFE (9:00-10:00 PM)

On the night of Peter’s gubernatorial election, Alicia, Will and Diane race to emergency court proceedings when Zach believes he’s witnessed vote tampering. Meanwhile, Cary is approached by an unlikely source who offers to help him start his own firm, and Alicia’s conflicted personal and professional feelings come to a head. Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight, Denis O’Hare and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg guest star.


THE AMAZING RACE (8:00-10:00 PM)

After sprinting nearly 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries, the final four Teams find themselves bog snorkeling in Belfast, Ireland where one Team’s Race will come to an end. The final three Teams Race to our nation’s capital where they’ll scour some of Washington, D.C.’s most historic landmarks for the chance to be crowned this season’s $1 million winners.

THE MENTALIST (10:00-11:00 PM)

Just as Jane narrows down the Red John suspect list to seven, Red John strikes again, and the victim has a link to Jane’s past. Laura San Giacomo guest stars.


TWO AND A HALF MEN (8:31-9:01 PM)

Walden dates a hot 22-year-old (Hilary Duff) but finds himself more interested in her grandmother (Marilu Henner). Meanwhile, Alan and Jake go on a father-son bonding trip.


When The Machine goes offline, Finch’s elusive original motivations for helping its irrelevant numbers begin to come to light as he and Reese join forces with surprising allies in the race to save it.



The special will showcase some of the most intriguing employees from all four seasons, where they are now and how the experience impacted their lives.

VEGAS (9:00-10:00 PM)

All bets are off when Sheriff Lamb, determined to get revenge, teams up with Savino to take down Porter Gainsley (Michael Ironside), the man who killed Lamb’s wife and attempted to murder Katherine. Meanwhile, Jack is devastated when he catches Mia in a compromising position.

BLUE BLOODS (10:00-11:00 PM)

When someone close to the Reagans is murdered, the family rallies together to take down the leader of the gang responsible. While Danny works on the gang leader’s girlfriend to lead them to him, Frank is left reeling from a second crisis.



The 26th Sole Survivor is crowned and awarded one million dollars.


The castaways talk about their experience. Hosted by Jeff Probst. Live from Los Angeles.



As the gang prepares to go to Robin and Barney’s wedding, Ted invites Lily to see the house he’s finally finished fixing up. Meanwhile, Robin and Barney’s night of relaxation is ruined by an obnoxious couple (Casey Wilson and Keegan-Michael Key), and Marshall takes the baby on a last-minute trip to Minnesota to see his family.

2 BROKE GIRLS (9:00-9:30 PM)

Hoping to raise enough money for an upcoming business seminar, Max and Caroline deep-clean part of the diner for Han prior to a health inspection and discover something that could help re-launch their cupcake business.


NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM)

The international manhunt for Eli David’s killer turns into a federal witch hunt against Gibbs and the team, which questions their unconventional methods and threatens their future at the agency.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES (9:00-10:00 PM)

A nuclear explosion in the Pacific reignites the search for stolen nuclear weapons and prompts Hetty to shuffle the NCIS: LA partnerships, sending Callen and Kensi overseas and leaving Sam and Deeks teamed up state side.

GOLDEN BOY (10:00-11:00 PM)

When Clark is relegated to desk duty, he delves into Owen’s cold case in which the murder investigation of a construction worker was compromised by the events of 9/11. Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Holbrook pulls a gun on Clark and Margot, Agnes drives away with her father, and Owen gets his long deserved promotion. Michael Madson guest stars as Clark’s estranged father.



Roles are reversed for Russell and his team as they are placed under the microscope when a feature journalist follows them as they investigate a series of murders. One team member goes undercover and is jeopardized when the team discovers they are up against a highly sophisticated predator. Annabella Sciorra and Eric Roberts guest star. Rock legend Black Sabbath performs, debuting a new song from their latest album, 13.



Sheldon and Penny are thrown for a loop when Leonard is offered an exciting job opportunity overseas.

ELEMENTARY (9:01-11:00 PM)

As Sherlock reels at the reappearance of his former lover, Irene Adler (Natalie Dormer), a series of flashbacks unravel the tumultuous events that led to his downfall into addiction. Meanwhile, he and Joan once again find themselves in the crosshairs of the enigmatic Moriarty.



The special will showcase some of the most intriguing bosses from all four seasons, where they are now and how the experience impacted their lives.



Brenda (Sara Rue) goes into labor on Jennifer and Adam’s wedding day, Russell and Timmy attempt a reconciliation and Audrey has a huge surprise for Jeff.

MIKE & MOLLY (9:30-10:00 PM)

When Peggy breaks up with Patrick (Gerald McRaney), Mike attempts to reunite them in order to improve his work life. Later, as a tornado descends on Chicago, Mike and Molly confess important news to each other.

HAWAII FIVE-0 (10:00-11:00 PM)

When a plane lands on Oahu with four bodies on board and a missing terrorist detainee, the CIA tasks Five-0 with finding him before he carries out an attack on U.S. soil. Meanwhile, Kono is on the run from the police for a murder she did not commit, and McGarrett’s prison visit to Wo Fat ends with a shocking discovery. Christine Lahti, Ian Anthony Dale, Daniel Henney and Autumn Reeser guest star.


CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-11:00 PM)

The BAU’s pursuit of “The Replicator,” the UnSub that has been stalking the team all season, comes to a head when one of their own becomes a victim. Mark Hamill (“Star Wars”) guest stars.

What do you think?

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6 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Angel says

    The Mentalist is getting too much. Tired of Red John!!!! And the characters of the cast. Please stop renewing this series. Jane is so arrogant and enough is enough…..

  2. Jeri Lynn says

    Totally agree with Bethany. The networks definitely need to make more episodes. The 5million breaks here and there get very old. I hate that. You’ll watch Hawaii Five-0 one week then it’ll be off for 2wks bk on the next and off another 3. It makes the viewers forget what’s happening. And let’s be honest we all know they have the money to produce more episodes, so just freaking do it already.

    As far as the lineup goes, I only watch Hawaii Five-0, Elementary, and Person of Interest, so I’m only looking forward to them. As for Hawaii Five-0 goes, it sounds like they have a pretty decent finale scheduled. They just need to work on producing more dramatic episodes throughout the season. I started losing interest in it this season. They just weren’t keeping up on the edge of your seat action like they did in the first cpl seasons. I think it would help if they’d continue storylines from one episode to the next. For instance certain things from the character’s personal lives. Instead they star each episode with a new murder and solve that murder. Pretty cut and dry if u ask me. Granted they have kept a cpl storylines present throughout, like the Wufat thing, but that’s just about it.
    One thing about the H50 finale I am excited about is, they finally did something with Kono’s boyfriend’s brother stealing ger gun and putting it back in the middle of the night. From your description it sounds like they are charging her with murder that’s why she’s on the run. When they first aired the ep that we seen him taking the gun, I was really excited then nothing ever came from it, so I got bored again. Anyhow, I seen that it is on fact renewed for another season though, so I REALLY hope they pick it up, or I for sure will not be tuning in:(

  3. Bethany says

    Soooooo, it didn’t note that Rule of Engagement was a series finale like most networks do. Does that mean that they are coming back again for another mid-season replacement? Or better yet a full season pickup? This show has a LOT to offer yet. If they would ever actually give it a predictable timeslot people might actually tune in on a regular basis. With the reruns seeming to do reasonably well I would think this show could get a big and final breath of life. I guess we will see when the shows for next fall/winter are revealed.

    Oh how I long for the days when tv shows were given no less than a 26 episode season that lasted from Sept. – May. You knew what you could expect to be on a station from week to week, and could allow yourself to become attached to a show with reasonable certainty that it would be on from one week to the next, in exactly the same time slot. Maybe if one channel took a chance on a proven history, more people would bother to watch this channel.

    I watch the comedies on this channel, but not many of the dramas. Not only do they bore me, but often they get moved all over the schedule and keep running weeks and weeks of repeats. I have better things to do with my viewing time than wait and wonder if and when a show I like will be airing new episodes all the time.

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