Here is a list of the season final dates in the US and what to expect in theie climactic ends. Some shows we are not to far behind on, others will see us waiting a long time! DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DON”T WANT SPOILERS!2 Broke Girls – May 7 (one hour)
To get domestic diva Martha Stewart’s cupcake seal of approval, Caroline and Max crash a fancy event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Martha Stewart guest stars.
30 Rock – May 17
“Stuff happens,” says exec producer Robert Carlock of the two-part finale, which marks the return of Jack’s imprisoned fiancé Avery (Elizabeth Banks). “Her release is secured and she comes back to a complicated life.” Liz, meanwhile, finds herself “in a new situation in her personal life” that involves boyfriend Criss (James Marsden). “Our hope is that we will surprise people with how things end for Liz and Criss,” says Carlock, before quickly adding, “or don’t end, for that matter.”
The Big Bang Theory – May 10
Wolowitz prepares to head into space. Does this spell doom for his nuptials to Bernadette? “Some things happen [and] some things don’t happen,” exec producer Bill Prady teases. “Some things happen in a way that they were expected to happen [and] some things happen in a way that they weren’t expected to happen.”
Bones – May 14
Danger and lots of it. Baddie Christopher Pelant is back, and he’s “going to scare the crap out of people,” teases creator Hart Hanson. Adds the episode’s director and star David Boreanaz: “It’ll be a really, ‘Oh my God, how could that person do that?!?’ moment… And it’s pretty intense. It’s not happy.”
Castle – May 7
Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse alum Tahmoh Penikett kicks off a potentially recurring gig as Cole Maddox, a cold and calculated man with a military background. On the Castle/Beckett relationship front, expect “a very emotional finale, one where we put a lot of our cards on the table,” says creator Andrew W. Marlowe. Captain Montgomery’s wife, Evelyn (played by Judith Scott), also returns when “events force us to wonder whether the case [Beckett and Castle are] working on might be linked to Beckett’s mother murder case.”
Community – May 24 (one hour)
Jeff and his former law firm colleague Alan Connor (Rob Corddry) face off in “Greendale Summer Fun Court,” representing opposing sides in Shirley and Pierce’s sandwich shop disagreement. Meanwhile, John Goodman’s Vice Dean Laybourne tries yet again to lure Troy over to his Air Conditioning Repair Annex
Criminal Minds – May 16 (two hours)
Battlestar Galactica alumna Tricia Helfer guests as a very bad lady when one of the BAU team’s own is held captive during a hostage situation. “Ultimately, she is a serial killer masquerading as a bank robber,” executive producer Erica Messer has said. “Our team comes in because the behavior suggests [the robbers] do this every month — they kill somebody for the fun of it, not because they’re in the way. The woman’s off her rocker. She’s just a bad egg.” Meanwhile, Emily Prentiss – and actress Paget Brewster – bids farewell to the show, and J.J’s mom (American Graffiti’s Candy Clark) comes to town. Might she be there for her daughter’s wedding?
CSI – May 9
The return of old foe Undersheriff Jeffrey McKeen (Conor O’Farrell) threatens the team, and Russell’s complicated history with Finlay (Elisabeth Shue) is exposed when a friend of the sheriff (Prison Break’s Barbara Eve Harris) is suspected of murdering his wife. Meanwhile, Russell gets a spouse of his own in Peri Gilpin (Fraiser, Make It or Break It), whose character, Allison, is described as “the intellectual equal of her brilliant husband, the one woman who doesn’t just rule his heart, but rules his life.” Jaclyn Smith rounds out the guest list when she reprises her role as Hodges’ mother.
CSI: NY – May 11
Mac fights for his life after getting shot. Well, that explains the reappearance of his late wife, Claire (Jaime Ray Newman).
Desperate Housewives – May 13 (two hours)
The series wraps its eight-year run with the return of Dana Delany’s uptight-WASP-turned-lesbian housewife, Katherine Mayfair. And it wouldn’t be a finale if things didn’t come full circle with the woman that started it all. “I would say that the odds of seeing [Mary Alice] on screen… are very high,” reveals creator Marc Cherry. “[Her] commentary started the show, and her commentary will end it.” As for the fates of Wisteria Lane’s living ladies, “I don’t know about happy endings versus tragic endings,” says the EP, “but I want to make sure that we end the show in a very satisfying way for the fans, so the endings for the characters are going to make sense.”
Fringe – May 11
Lost alumna Rebecca Mader guest stars as a strong woman involved in a case linked to the mysterious, ominous David Robert Jones. But is this a season or series finale? “We’ve shot two [endings],” reveals John Noble (Walter), who adds that many “big questions” will be answered — including the matter of Olivia being fated to die and Walter shouldering the burden of responsibility for the warring universes.
Glee – May 22
Graduation Day hits McKinley High, which means potentially major changes for the Rachel-Finn and Kurt-Blaine relationships, as well as some big moves (to New York?). “[It's] a very powerful finale,” previews Dana Walden, co-chairman of 20th Century Fox Television, “when viewers get to see what’s on the horizon for all of these characters that people love so deeply. We’re [building to] a very exciting launch into next season.”
The Good Wife – April 29
A dream team of the dastardly variety — Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton) and Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) — join forces to send Lockhart Gardner into bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Alicia makes a major decision regarding her former house, and Kalinda’s tax case takes an interesting turn that has big consequences for her future.
Gossip Girl – May 14
“It’s like a bomb gets detonated and levels everything,” previews executive producer Josh Safran. In the aftermath, might Blair have to choose yet again between old flame Chuck and new love Dan? The love triangle’s saga “definitely comes to the end point,” says the EP. As for the UES’ other It Girl, Serena will find herself at “a very huge turning point.”
Grimm – May 18
The cliffhangers-filled episode features Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as Nick and Hank’s latest foe, the mysteriously named Woman in Black, and the answer to one of the season’s major arcs. That could spell trouble for one of the characters, who will meet with a rather, ahem, grim, fate. Meanwhile, Juliette’s job crosses over into Nick’s cases, Rosalie and Monroe grow closer, and Capt. Renard’s family is introduced.
Grey’s Anatomy – May 17
Which docs passed their boards? Will someone say goodbye to Seattle Grace? What will happen to Cristina and Owen? So many questions, including the all-important one: Will we ever see Meredith and Derek’s dream home? “I would have said ‘yes’ three days ago, but I went into the writer’s room and totally dismantled the finale again, so I don’t know,” creator Shonda Rhimes recently said.
Hart of Dixie – May 14
You’re invited to a wedding. But whose big day is it? “Somebody will be wearing a wedding dress at some point,” star Scott Porter tells us. “Whether or not it’s George and Lemon or Zoe or somebody else, I can’t say. But somebody is wearing a dress.” In fact, word is there are three wedding gowns!
Hawaii Five-O – May 14
The Grim Reaper hits paradise when one of the team’s own is killed in the line of duty, sending them on a manhunt
House – May 21
Olivia Wilde (Thirteen) and Kal Penn (Kutner) are among the alums set to return for the show’s swan song, the plot of which series creator David Shore prefers to keep under wraps. “The final four episodes are, to some extent, [part] of a piece,” he explains. “But the last one is very, very much a much separate culmination of those episodes.” Might the title of the April 30 episode, a.k.a. the launch of that formative arc, serve as a clue? It’s called “The C Word.”
How I Met Your Mother – May 14 (one hour)
Barney’s mystery bride — Is it Quinn? Robin? A surprise curveball? — is revealed as the former bachelor prepares to tie the knot. Feeling nostalgic, the gang reminisces about the time they encouraged Ted to go after the one that got away.
The Mentalist – May 17
Patrick Jane finds himself a love interest in Entourage beauty Emmanuelle Chriqui. Oh, and he also hits rock bottom after failing to defeat Red John (again) and shoots one of his own. No big deal.
Modern Family – May 23
Don’t expect a cliffhanger ending to the show’s third season. Executive producer Steve Levitan says the finale will bring to a “satisfying conclusion” two major story arcs: Haley’s pursuit of college and Cam/Mitchell’s desire to adopt a baby.
NCIS – May 15
Terrorism shakes Gibbs and his team to devastating extremes.
NCIS: Los Angeles – May 15 (two hours)
A criminal motivated by revenge draws the team into a deadly mind game. Oh, yeah, and there will be a significant fatality.
New Girl – May 8
One of the roomies decides to move out, prompting the gang to make an unplanned trek to the desert. While there, Winston faces his fear of the dark and Jess and Nick face off with a coyote. Meanwhile, Cece and Schmidt reach a turning point in their relationship.
Parks and Recreation – May 10
Leslie finally learns her political fate as the outcome of the election is revealed. Here’s hoping they use the acceptance speech take.
Person of Interest – May 17
Reese gets sequestered in a highly surveilled area with his POI. Finch, Carter, and Fusco must come to the rescue, fending off the FBI, corrupt cops, and old foes.
Private Practice – May 15
With a title like “Gone Baby Gone,” expect lots of “twists and turns,” says creator Shonda Rhimes. “There’s just a real sense of growth for our characters, a sense of change. A lot of things come to a head that I don’t know people were necessarily expecting to, and that’s exciting. There are some real heartbreaking moments and some surprises. There are many developments romantically.”
Raising Hope – April 17
The Chance family fights to keep custody of baby Hope, and some old friends and neighbors — including My Name Is Earl’s Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, and Ethan Suplee — add their two cents.
Revenge – May 23
A cliffhanger, of course, not to mention a major death. “There are going to be a number of characters in jeopardy, and we will definitely have somebody not make it through,” creator Mike Kelley teased.
Ringer – April 17
It’s a night of confessions as Bridget decides to come clean to Andrew about her real identity while Henry struggles with whether or not to tell Bridget the truth about her twin sister, Siobhan.
The Secret Circle – May 10
Executive producer Andrew Miller promises a “very satisfying” conclusion “from an emotional standpoint.” He adds: “On a mythological level… we’re going to get a complete understanding of what 16 years ago really means to today and to the finale specifically… It’s really going to come a very exciting finish as we get to the end, with obviously a lot of surprises.”
Smash – May 14
Nick Jonas returns as child star-turned-Bombshell investor Lyle West. Does that mean more troubles for the Marilyn musical, or does Lyle just want to expand his list of blonde conquests art collection? The arrival of movie star Rebecca Duvall (played by Uma Thurman) will not cure all that ails Bombshell.. “We end this season at an out-of-town tryout, in Boston, and we still don’t know who’s going to play Marilyn,” executive producer Neil Meron tells us. “It is going to be a cliffhanger!”
Suburgatory – May 16
Get ready, because Tessa’s mom is about to make her presence known. “We definitely have sort of opened that can of worms, so to speak,” says creator Emily Kapnek, adding that the season ender “is inching us” toward meeting the woman who gave birth to the snappy heroine. Meanwhile, George’s allegiances are torn between his new girlfriend (Alicia Silverstone) and Dallas, who finds a surprising supporter in Tessa at the expense of her connection with her daughter. Adds Kapnek: “[Dallas] realizes that she has to put the same effort into her relationship with Dalia as she does with Tessa.”
Supernatural – May 18
The episode is titled “Survival of the Fittest,” and it will take truly the best to save mankind. In order to stop the final phase of Dick Roman’s plan, Dean and Sam team with some old and new friends, including Castiel, Meg, Bobby and newcomer Kevin the prophet. As the two sides engage in a mind game to try to outsmart each other, expect plenty of surprise twists and a cliffhanger ending that leaves two fan faves in a very unexpected place.
Two and a Half Men – May 14
Former half man Jake graduates from high school and makes a big decision about what he wants to do next.
Unforgettable – May 8
A former Syracuse cop’s (Combat Hospital’s Elias Koteas) connection to the murder of a 14-year-old girl leads Carrie and Al upstate to their old stomping grounds, following the scent of a long sought-after killer. “I think we are going to get some resolution in the murder of Carrie’s sister,” previews star Poppy Montgomery, “and from the looks of where it’s going, it’s going to be pretty cool.”
The Vampire Diaries – May 10
Fans will get an “epic” episode that will leave you salivating for more, warns Joseph Morgan. “It’s going to be more dramatic than last year’s finale,” explains Klaus’ portrayer, who adds that the hour will result in “a backlash at the end of it from people who are desperate to know what happens next. They’re going to have to wait a long, long time [for Season 4], so I just urge everyone to get ready for the finale to end and go, ‘Oh my God! But what happens next?!’”
Any shows missed – let me know! This post will update with Australian air dates.