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May 2011 Calendar of Premieres, Specials and Finales

by Jason Hughes, posted May 1st 2011 1:00PM
'So You Think You Can Dance' / 'The Looney Tunes Show' / 'America's Got Talent'

It's May again, and while that mostly means finales for most of our network fall and spring favorites, there's plenty to get excited about in the month as well. Saying goodbye to the regular season means saying hello to summer favorites like 'So You Think You Can Dance' on FOX and 'America's Got Talent' on NBC. ABC offers up a new healthy addition to a popular franchise with 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,' along with a new season of 'The Bachelorette.'

If reality isn't your thing, USA kicks off new seasons of 'In Plain Sight' and 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' (because a season without 'L&O' is unthinkable!). CBS also premieres the new season of summer favorite 'Flashpoint.'

Animation enthusiasts might be excited about some modern reboots of cartoon classics. Back on Cartoon Network are the re-imagined 'Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc.' and the latest incarnation of Bugs and Daffy on 'The Looney Tunes Show.'

No matter your passion, you should probably bookmark and hang on to our handy guide to all the comings and goings in May 2011 so you don't get lost in all the finale madness.

All times Eastern Time Zone (ET)

Sunday, May 1
8:00 - 'America's Next Great Restaurant' (NBC) 1st season finale
8:00 - 'Madagascar' (Animal Planet) special presentation
9:00 - 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' (USA) 10th season premiere
9:00 - 'Who Killed Chandra Levy?' (TLC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Undercover Boss' (CBS) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'In Plain Sight' (USA) 4th season premiere
10:30 - 'Police POV' (TruTV) 1st season finale

Monday, May 2
8:00 - 'Love & Hip Hop' (VH1) 1st season finale
8:00 - 'RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited!' (Logo) special presentation
9:00 - 'The Bad Girls Club: Reunion, Part 1' (Oxygen) special presentation
9:00 - 'Relapse' (A&E) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Taboo' (National Geographic) 7th season premiere
10:20 - 'James May's Road Trip' (BBC America) 2nd season premiere

Tuesday, May 3
7:30 - 'Scooby-Doo: Mystery Inc.' (Cartoon Network) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:00 - 'The Looney Tunes Show' (Cartoon Network) series premiere
8:30 - 'Rescue Renovation' (DIY) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Chopped' (Food) 7th season premiere
10:00 - 'How the States Got Their Shapes' (History) series premiere
10:00 - 'Steel Divas' (Lifetime) special presentation

Wednesday, May 4
8:30 - 'Are We There Yet?' (TBS) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Custer's Last Man: I Survived Little Big Horn' (History) special presentation
10:00 - 'Animal Fugitives' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
10:00 - 'Justified' (FX) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Spouse vs. House' (TLC) series premiere
11:00 - 'The Electric Barbarellas' (MTV) series premiere

Thursday, May 5
8:00 - 'DIY Dominator' (DIY) 2nd season premiere
8:30 - 'Precious Life' (HBO) special presentation
9:00 - 'Known Universe' (National Geographic) 3rd season premiere
9:00 - 'Smoking Gun Presents' (TruTV) 10th season finale
10:00 - '30 Rock' (NBC) 5th season finale
10:00 - 'Pawn Queens' (TLC) series premiere
10:30 - 'The Originals with Emeril' (Cooking) series premiere

Friday, May 6
8:00 - 'Flashpoint' (CBS) 4th season premiere
8:30 - 'Main Street Mysteries' (ID) 2nd season finale
8:40 - 'Ant Farm: Transplanted' (Disney) special presentation
9:00 - 'Fringe' (Fox) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'American Loggers' (Discovery) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Four Weddings' (TLC) 3rd season mid-season premiere

Saturday, May 7
7:00 - 'NASCAR Racing: Darlington 500' (Fox) special presentation
8:00 - 'NBA Countdown' (ABC) special presentation
8:00 - 'Extraordinary Moms' (OWN) special presentation
8:00 - 'Pretty Hurts' (Logo) series premiere
8:00 - 'Sarah's Summer House' (HGTV) series premiere
8:15 - '2011 NBA Conference Semifinals' (ABC) special presentation
9:00 - 'Almighty Thor' (Syfy) special presentation
9:00 - 'Lady Gaga Presents: The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden' (HBO) special presentation
9:00 - 'My Cat from Hell' (Animal Planet) series premiere
9:00 - 'Renovation Realities' (DIY) 6th season finale
9:00 - 'Three Weeks, Three Kids' (Hallmark) special presentation
9:30 - 'No Woman, No Cry' (OWN) special presentation
10:00 - 'The Graham Norton Show' (BBC America) 9th season premiere
11:00 - 'That Metal Show' (VH1) 7th season finale

Sunday, May 8
8:00 - 'The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business' (CBS) 18th season finale
9:00 - 'Jerseylicious: Wild and Untamed, Part 1' (Style) special presentation
9:00 - 'Last Cake Standing' (Food) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Best in Smoke' (Food) series premiere
10:00 - 'Brothers & Sisters' (ABC) 5th season finale
10:00 - 'CSI: Miami' (CBS) 9th season finale
10:00 - 'The Judds' (OWN) 1st season finale
11:00 - 'Why Not? with Shania Twain' (OWN) series premiere

Monday, May 9
7:30 - 'The Amazing World of Gumball' (Cartoon Network) series premiere
8:00 - 'Justice for Natalee Holloway' (Lifetime) special presentation
9:00 - 'Animal Mega Moves' (Animal Planet) series premiere
9:00 - 'The Bad Girls Club: Reunion, Part 2' (Oxygen) special presentation
9:00 - 'Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives' (Food) 12th season premiere
9:00 - 'Fabulous Cakes' (TLC) 2nd season mid-season premiere
9:00 - 'Stargate Universe' (Syfy) series finale
10:00 - 'Quints by Surprise' (TLC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 - 'Vanished with Beth Holloway' (Lifetime) series premiere
10:30 - 'Unleashed: K-9 Broward County' (Discovery) 1st season finale

Tuesday, May 10
9:00 - 'Becoming Chaz' (OWN) special presentation
10:00 - 'Animal Mega Moves' (Animal Planet) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Worst. Prom. Ever.' (MTV) special presentation
10:30 - 'After the Doc with Rosie O'Donnell: Becoming Chaz' (OWN) special presentation

Wednesday, May 11
8:30 - 'Better With You' (ABC) 1st season finale

Thursday, May 12
8:00 - 'Community' (NBC) 2nd season finale
8:00 - 'Lost Land of the Tiger' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
8:00 - 'Naked Science' (National Geographic) 10th season premiere
8:00 - 'Prince William & Catherine: A Royal Love Story, Part 2' (OWN) special presentation
8:00 - 'The Vampire Diaries' (CW) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' (CBS) 11th season finale
9:00 - 'Nikita' (CW) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Swords: Life on the Line' (Discovery) 3rd season premiere
10:30 - 'Outsourced' (NBC) 1st season finale

Friday, May 13
8:00 - 'Shark Tank' (ABC) 2nd season finale
8:00 - 'Smallville' (CW) series finale
9:00 - 'CSI: New York' (CBS) 7th season finale
9:00 - 'Pig Farm' (ID) special presentation
10:00 - 'Blue Bloods' (CBS) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Haunted' (Animal Planet) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Swamp Brothers' (Discovery) series premiere
11:00 - 'VH1 Storytellers: Kings of Leon' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, May 14
12:00AM - 'Lore: Deadly Obsession' (ID) special presentation
7:00PM - 'MLB Prime Time Special' (Fox) special presentation
9:00 - 'Edge of the Garden' (Hallmark) special presentation
9:00 - 'Nick Cannon: Mr. Showbiz' (Showtime) special presentation
9:00 - 'Off the Rez' (TLC) special presentation

Sunday, May 15
7:00 - 'Jerseylicious: Wild and Untamed, Part 2' (Style) special presentation
8:00 - 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (ABC) 8th season finale
8:00 - 'Jerseylicious' (Style) 3rd season premiere
8:00 - 'Survivor: Redemption Island' (CBS) 22nd season finale
8:00 - 'Wild Animal Repo' (Discovery) series premiere
9:00 - 'Desperate Housewives' (ABC) 7th season finale
9:30 - 'The Cleveland Show' (Fox) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Survivor: Redemption Island: The Reunion' (CBS) special presentation

Monday, May 16
8:00 - '90210' (CW) 3rd season finale
8:00 - 'Chuck' (NBC) 4th season finale
8:00 - 'How I Met Your Mother' (CBS) 6th season finale
8:30 - 'Mad Love' (CBS) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Gossip Girl' (CW) 4th season finale
9:00 - 'Off Limits' (Travel) series premiere
9:00 - 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' (Bravo) 3rd season premiere
9:30 - 'Mike & Molly' (CBS) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Castle' (ABC) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Hawaii Five-0' (CBS) 1st season finale

Tuesday, May 17
8:00 - 'NCIS' (CBS) 8th season finale
8:00 - 'One Tree Hill' (CW) 8th season finale
9:00 - 'Hellcats' (CW) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (CBS) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Raising Hope' (Fox) 1st season finale
9:30 - 'Traffic Light' (Fox) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'The Good Wife' (CBS) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Sinbad: It's Just Family' (WE) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Tosh.0' (Comedy Central) 3rd season mid-season premiere

Wednesday, May 18
8:00 - 'Burma Soldier' (HBO2) special presentation
9:00 - 'America's Next Top Model' (CW) 16th season finale
9:00 - 'Criminal Minds' (CBS) 6th season finale
9:30 - 'Breaking In' (Fox) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (NBC) 12th season finale
10:30 - 'Animal Fugitives' (National Geographic Wild) 1st season finale

Thursday, May 19
8:00 - 'The Big Bang Theory' (CBS) 3rd season finale
8:00 - 'Wipeout' (ABC) 4th season mid-season finale
8:30 - 'Rules of Engagement' (CBS) 5th season finale
9:00 - 'Bones' (Fox) 6th season finale
9:00 - 'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC) 7th season finale
9:00 - 'The Mentalist' (CBS) 3rd season finale
9:00 - 'The Office' (NBC) 7th season finale
10:00 - 'Parks & Recreation' (NBC) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Private Practice' (ABC) 4th season finale
10:00 - 'Running Wilde' (FX) series finale

Friday, May 20
8:00 - 'Children of Promise: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy' (ID) special presentation
8:00 - 'Kitchen Nightmares' (Fox) 3rd season finale
8:00 - 'Supernatural' (CW) 6th season finale
11:00 - 'VH1 Storytellers: Cee Lo Green' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, May 21
7:00 - 'MLB Prime Time Special' (Fox) special presentation
8:00 - 'Chase' (NBC) 1st season finale
8:00 - 'High Stakes Poker' (GSN) 7th season finale
9:00 - 'Sinbad & the Minotaur' (Syfy) special presentation
11:30 - 'Ben Bailey: Road Rage' (Comedy Central) special presentation
11:30 - 'Saturday Night Live' (NBC) 36th season finale

Sunday, May 22
7:00 - 'America's Funniest Home Videos' (ABC) 22nd season finale
7:00 - 'Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom' (Animal Planet) 9th season finale
7:30 - 'American Dad' (Fox) 6th season finale
8:00 - 'The Simpsons' (Fox) 22nd season finale
8:30 - 'Bob's Burgers' (Fox) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Celebrity Apprentice' (NBC) 11th season finale
9:00 - 'Family Guy' (Fox) 9th season finale
9:00 - 'Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost' (CBS) special presentation
10:00 - 'The Borgias' (Showtime) 1st season finale

Monday, May 23
8:00 - 'House' (Fox) 7th season finale
9:00 - 'The Bachelorette' (ABC) 7th season premiere
9:00 - 'The Chicago Code' (Fox) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'The Event' (NBC) 1st season finale
9:00 - 'Too Big to Fail' (HBO) special presentation
9:00 - '50 Cent: The Origin of Me' (VH1) special presentation
10:00 - '4th & Forever' (Current) series premiere
10:00 - 'Clash of the Commercials: USA vs. the World' (CBS) special presentation

Tuesday, May 24
8:00 - 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution' (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'The Biggest Loser' (NBC) 11th season finale
9:00 - 'Dancing with the Stars' (ABC) 12th season finale
9:00 - 'Glee' (Fox) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'All on the Line' (Sundance) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Pregnant in Heels' (Bravo) 1st season finale

Wednesday, May 25
8:00 - 'American Idol' (Fox) 10th season finale
8:00 - 'The Middle' (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Modern Family' (ABC) 2nd season finale
9:30 - 'Cougar Town' (ABC) 2nd season finale
10:00 - 'Cold Blood' (ID) 3rd season finale
10:00 - 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' (CBS) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Law & Order: LA' (NBC) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings' (Oxygen) 1st season finale

Thursday, May 26
8:00 - 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Fox) 8th season premiere
10:30 - 'Secret Diary of a Call Girl' (Showtime) series finale
11:00 - 'Gigolos' (Showtime) 1st season finale

Friday, May 27
9:00 - 'From Spain with Love' (Cooking) series premiere
10:00 - 'Build It Bigger' (Science) 5th season finale
11:00 - 'VH1 Storytellers: Death Cab for Cutie' (VH1) special presentation

Saturday, May 28
7:00 - 'MLB Prime Time Special' (Fox) special presentation
9:30 - 'The Antonio Treatment' (HGTV) 2nd season finale

Sunday, May 29
6:00 - 'NASCAR Racing: Charlotte' (Fox) special presentation
9:00 - 'Best in Smoke' (Food) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Amazing Wedding Cakes' (WE) 4th season finale
10:00 - 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' (TLC) special presentation
10:00 - 'Breakout Kings' (A&E) 1st season finale

Monday, May 30
8:00 - 'Basketball Wives' (VH1) 3rd season premiere
9:00 - 'Make It or Break It' (ABC Family) 2nd season finale
9:00 - 'Single Ladies' (VH1) series premiere
10:00 - 'Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition' (ABC) series premiere
10:00 - 'Man v. Monster' (National Geographic Wild) series premiere
10:00 - 'Platinum Hit' (Bravo) series premiere
10:00 - 'River Monsters' (Animal Planet) 3rd season finale

Tuesday, May 31
9:00 - 'America's Got Talent' (NBC) 6th season premiere
9:00 - 'Have Cake Will Travel' (Food) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Addicted to Food' (OWN) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Hogs Gone Wild' (Discovery) 1st season finale
10:00 - 'Love Handles' (Lifetime) special presentation
10:00 - 'Million Dollar Decorators' (Bravo) series premiere

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smallville was a great show sorry to see it end. csi:ny the character stella needs to be back and chuck keeps getting better

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