The FOX network has announced the season finale dates for American Dad, American Idol, Bob’s Burgers, Bones, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, The Finder, Fringe, Glee, New Girl, Q’viva! The Chosen, Raising Hope, and The Simpsons. At least one or two of those will end up being series finales as well. Dates for the finales of Touch, Breaking In, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter will be revealed at a later date.
The final episode of House will air on May 21st, preceded by a one-hour retrospective.
Here are additional details, via FOX press release:
FOX ANNOUNCES 2011-12 SEASON FINALE DATES
“AMERICAN IDOL” CONTINUES LIVE TWO-HOUR WEDNESDAY PERFORMANCE SHOWS UNTIL ITS TWO-NIGHT GRAND FINALE ON TUESDAY, MAY 22 AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 23
FOX is announcing 2011-12 season finale dates for AMERICAN DAD, AMERICAN IDOL, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, THE FINDER, FRINGE, GLEE, NEW GIRL, Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN, RAISING HOPE, THE SIMPSONS and the series finale of HOUSE.
AMERICAN IDOL will continue live two-hour performance shows every Wednesday (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) until the two-night grand finale celebration in May. Don’t miss the AMERICAN IDOL final performance showdown between the remaining finalists on a special night, Tuesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), followed by the season finale of GLEE at a special time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on the two-hour grand finale celebration airing Wednesday, May 23 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), America’s final votes will be revealed and the newest IDOL will be crowned before thousands of fans and millions of television viewers.
As previously announced, GLEE returns to Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning April 10, with NEW GIRL remaining at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT, and RAISING HOPE returning to its regular time slot at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT. After HOPE’s season finale on April 17 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), BREAKING IN returns for three weeks in the time period through May 8.
Additionally, HOUSE will conclude an extraordinary eight seasons of medical mysteries and remarkable diagnosis on Monday, May 21, with a one-hour retrospective (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the can’t-miss series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Following are FOX’s season finale dates for 2011-12:
FOX 2011-12 SEASON FINALE DATES
(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)
Saturday, April 7:
8:00-10:00 PM Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN
Tuesday, April 17
9:30-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE
Tuesday, May 8:
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
Friday, May 11:
8:00-9:00 PM THE FINDER
9:00-10:00 PM FRINGE
Sunday, May 13:
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD
Monday, May 14:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES
Sunday, May 20:
7:30-8:00 PM THE CLEVELAND SHOW
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale)
Monday, May 21:
8:00-9:00 PM HOUSE (One-Hour Retrospective Special)
9:00-10:00 PM HOUSE (Series Finale)
Tuesday, May 22:
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 1 – Final Performance Round) (ET live/PT tape-delayed)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE
Wednesday, May 23:
8:00-10:07 PM AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 2 – Grand Finale) (ET live/PT tape-delayed)
[EDITOR’S NOTE: Season finales for TOUCH, BREAKING IN and I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER will be announced at a later date.]