It's finale time again! No, really.

by Richard Keller, posted May 5th 2008 3:39PM

The end is near for our favoirite showsHoly frik! We've only just started to embrace the return of our shows after a shortened strike season. Now, they are almost over. In the next few weeks all of our network favorites will say good-bye for the summer to be replaced with reality shows, reality game shows, reality soap operas, and Regis on primetime (again).

Needless to say, I'm a bit depressed. As I am sure you are as well. But, we will do our duty and press on. Thusly, we here at the sprawling lakefront offices of TV Squad (you choose the lakefront) have compiled list of when your favorite, and not so favorite, shows will be saying good-bye for their summer vacation. As usual, taking the fickleness of the networks, these times and days can change at a moment's notices. We will try to update you of those changes as quickly as our little fingers can type it out.

So, with a leaden heart, here are your season and series finales.

Monday, May 5th

Little People, Big World (TLC) -- 4th season finale

Thursday, May 8th

Scrubs (NBC) -- 7th season finale and last on NBC. Next year it moves to ABC.

30 Rock (NBC) -- 2nd season finale

Sunday, May 11th

Brothers & Sisters (ABC) -- 2nd season finale

Survivor (CBS) -- Two-hour season finale, followed by the one-hour reunion special

Monday, May 12th

Samantha Who? (ABC) -- 1st season finale

The Bachelor: London Calling (ABC)

Medium (NBC) -- 4th season finale

The Hills (MTV) -- 3rd season finale

Tuesday, May 13th

Women's Murder Club (ABC) -- 1st season finale

Beauty and the Geek (CW) -- Heck, I didn't know if it was even on!

Law & Order: SVU (NBC) -- 9th season finale

Wednesday, May 14th

MI-5 (BBC America) -- 3rd season finale

America's Next Top Model (CW)

'Til Death (FOX) -- 2nd season finale. No, I'm not kidding!

Back to You (FOX) -- 1st season finale

The Big 4-0 (TV Land) -- Remember when TV Land showed repeats of classic shows rather than reality programming? Another victim of channel drift.

Thursday, May 15th

CSI (CBS) -- 8th season finale

Without a Trace (CBS) -- 6th season finale

Lil' Bush (Comedy Central) -- 2nd season finale

Smallville (CW) -- 7th season finale

Supernatural (CW) -- 3rd season finale

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader (FOX) -- Spring finale

Don't Forget the Lyrics! (FOX) -- 1st season finale.

My Name is Earl (NBC) -- 3rd season finale. One-hour episode.

The Office (NBC) -- 4th season finale. One-hour episode.

ER (NBC) -- 14th season finale. One-hour episode. Oh wait, ER is already one-hour.

Friday, May 16th

America's Funniest Home Videos (ABC) -- 18th season finale. Two-hour episode.

Ghost Whisperer (CBS) -- 3rd season finale

Moonlight (CBS) -- 1st season finale

Numb3rs (CBS) -- 4th season finale

Saturday, May 17th

MADtv (FOX) -- 13th season finale

Talkshow with Spike Feresten (FOX) -- Technically airs on Sunday the 18th.

Sunday, May 18th

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) -- 5th season finale. Two-hour episode.

Desperate Housewives (ABC) -- 4th season finale. Two-hour episode

Everybody Hates Chris (CW) -- 3rd season finale

Aliens in America (CW) -- 1st season finale

The Game (CW) -- 2nd season finale

The Simpsons (FOX) -- 19th season finale

King of the Hill (FOX) -- 12th season finale

American Dad (FOX) -- 3rd season finale

Monday, May 19th

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) -- 1st season finale

How I Met Your Mother (CBS) -- 3rd season finale

Two and a Half Men (CBS) -- 5th season finale. This is going to need to be called The Men soon the way that Angus Jones is growing up.

Rules of Engagement (CBS) -- 2nd season finale

CSI: Miami (CBS) -- 6th season finale

Gossip Girl (CW) -- 1st season finale. OMFG!

One Tree Hill (CW) -- 5th season finale

Bones (FOX) -- 3rd season finale. Boo!

House (FOX) -- 4th season finale. Boo again!

Tuesday, May 20th

Dancing With the Stars (ABC) -- Two-hour season finale

NCIS (CBS) -- Two-hour season finale

Shark (CBS) -- 2nd season finale

Reaper (CW) -- 1st season finale, and not too sure if it will be back.

Wednesday, May 21st

Boston Legal (ABC) -- 4th season finale

Criminal Minds (CBS) -- 3rd season finale

CSI: NY (CBS) -- 4th season finale

American Idol (FOX) -- Two-hour season finale. Thank the Lord!

Law & Order (NBC) -- 18th season finale

Thursday, May 22nd

Ugly Betty (ABC) -- 2nd season finale

Grey's Anatomy (ABC) -- 4th season finale. Two-hour episode.

Monday, May 26th

Wildfire (ABC Family) -- series finale

Tuesday, May 27th

According to Jim (ABC) -- 7th season finale. Featuring James Lipton as Satan. No, I'm not drinking!

Thursday, May 29th

Lost (ABC) -- 4th season finale. Two-hour episode that will most likely provide the viewers with 500 new mysteries to ponder over the summer.

Friday, May 30th

The Sarah Jane Adventures (SciFi) -- 1st season finale

Battlestar Galactica (SciFi) -- Spring season finale. The show will return in the beginning of 2009.

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I can't believe it's time for the finales already, we just got our shows back!! :-(

But of the finales, I'm looking forward to the Supernatural one the most. I must know if Dean lives or not.

May 13 2008 at 4:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

ER (NBC) -- 14th season finale. One-hour episode. Oh wait, ER is already one-hour.

CRAP! THIS IS STILL ON THE AIR? I think it has somehow managed to last longer than the Daley administrations!

May 06 2008 at 10:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If dedicated TV viewers who read blogs about TV can't figure out just when the last episodes of "Lost" or "BSG" are on, or how long they are, or whether the first of 3 hours is a repeat of last week or not, or whether the "season" is split into two seasons 8 months apart, then


The networks (cable included) are killing themselves on this. They make it harder & harder for viewers to know when shows are on. Even DVRs can be fooled by these Stupid Network Programming Tricks. And they wonder why their industry is losing so many viewers.

May 06 2008 at 10:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"ER (NBC) -- 14th season finale. One-hour episode. Oh wait, ER is already one-hour."

That joke has been made several times already. Just showing how long I've been here, to be honest.

May 05 2008 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So we are making up bullshit here? Good to know.

And yes, they had 10-13 episodes finished before the strike, and the finale episode has not been been filmed yet.

May 05 2008 at 8:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Oreo's comment

No bullshit, simply my mistake.

May 06 2008 at 1:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David R

BSG won't be done shooting the series finale until the end of June.

May 05 2008 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Do we really need that same one-hour ER episode joke every time The Office is an hour long?

May 05 2008 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

According to, NBC said that the BSG 4.0 finale will air on June 13th, not May 30th. Also the only thing they said about 4.5 was "The 10 remaining episodes will then roll out sometime during the 2008-09 season."

May 05 2008 at 4:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Henry Casey

Your day/time are off for LOST. It's a 3 hour special over 3 nights, an hour a night.

May 05 2008 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ben Belden

Actually, they reported a few weeks ago that the finale would only be split into two parts. Part one, the first hour, will be the episode on the 22nd. Part two, hours two and three, will be from 9:00-11:00 PM on the 29th. Part one will repeat at 8:00 PM before part two for three hours total. So technically the finale, the two-hour episode, is on the 29th.

May 05 2008 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Actually, the first hour is airing on the 15th, and Grey's Anatomy is having a 2-hour finale on the 22nd (says so right in the article, it follows the Ugly Betty finale). So we have an extra week to be left hanging for the end of the season. Everything else there is right.

May 05 2008 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

8 months of waiting until the final episodes of BSG air?! Oh, that is so evil that even Lex Luthor is saying "Damn Sci-Fi, that's just cruel!"

May 05 2008 at 4:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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