Both ABC & CBS have announced the Spring Finale Dates of most of their shows or in other words the Season Finales for our favorite shows that debuted with us this fall. You will be able to find a nice list below with the important dates to keep an eye out for.
[Update]: NBC also announced it’s Spring Finale Dates.
MONDAY – APR 4
- Harry’s Law (NBC) 10:00PM
TUESDAY – APR 19
- Parenthood (NBC) 10:00PM
SUNDAY – MAY 1
- America’s Next Great Restaurant (NBC) 8:00PM
- Undercover Boss (CBS) 9:00PM
THURSDAY – MAY 5
- Perfect Couples (NBC) 8:30PM
- 30 Rock (NBC) 10:00PM
SUNDAY – MAY 8
- The Amazing Race (CBS) 8:00PM
- Brothers & Sisters (ABC) 10:00 PM
- CSI Miami (CBS) 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY – MAY 11
- Better With You (ABC) 8:30 PM
THURSDAY – MAY 12
- Community (NBC) 8:00PM
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) 9:00PM
- Outsourced (NBC) 10:30PM
FRIDAY – MAY 13
- CSI: NY (CBS) 9:00PM
- Blue Bloods (CBS) 10:00PM
SUNDAY – MAY 15
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) 8:00PM
- Survivor: Redemption Island (CBS) 8:00PM
- Desperate Housewives (ABC) 9:00PM
- Survivor: Redemption Island Live Reunion Show (CBS) 10:00PM
MONDAY – MAY 16
- Chuck (NBC) 8:00PM
- How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 8:00PM
- Mad Love (CBS) 8:30PM
- Mike & Molly (CBS) 9:30PM
- Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 10:00PM
- Castle (ABC) 10:00PM
TUESDAY – MAY 17
- Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC) 8:00PM
- NCIS (CBS) 8:00PM
- NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 9:00PM
- The Good Wife (CBS) 10:00PM
WEDNESDAY – MAY 18
- Criminal Minds (CBS) 9:00PM
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) 10:00PM
THURSDAY – MAY 19
- Wipeout *Spring Edition* (ABC) 8:00PM
- The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00PM
- Rules of Engagement (CBS) 8:30PM
- The Mentalist (CBS) 9:00PM
- Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 9:00PM
- Private Practice (ABC) 10:00PM
- The Office (NBC) 9:00PM
- Parks & Recreation (NBC) 10:00PM
FRIDAY – MAY 20
- Shark Tank (ABC) 8:00PM
SATURDAY – MAY 21
- Saturday Night Live (NBC) 11:30PM
SUNDAY – MAY 22
- America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC) 7:00PM
- The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC) 9:00PM
MONDAY – MAY 23
- Dancing with the Stars The Results Show (ABC) 9:00PM
- The Event (NBC) 9:00PM
WEDNESDAY – MAY 25
- The Middle (ABC) 8:00PM
- Modern Family (ABC) 9:00PM
- The Biggest Loser (NBC) 9:00PM
- Cougar Town (ABC) 9:30PM
- Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS) 10:00PM
Being a major fan of Tom Selleck ever since his days on “Friends” made me follow his career a little bit closely, when it comes to television of course. His recent stint on television was on the show “Las Vegas” before it got cancelled. I loved him then and I love him even more now. CBS has decided to give us some more Tom Selleck and brought him back to the little screen in a new COP drama airing on Fridays.
“Blue Bloods” is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to protecting New York City, they are called the “Reagans”. Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) is the NYC Police Commissioner who heads both the police force and the Reagan brood; his father, Henry (Len Cariou), the former Commissioner is still around and gives us background information when we need to know more about the Reagans and how they came to be. Frank’s eldest son Danny(Donnie Wahlberg), is a detective, family man, and Iraqi War vet who uses different types of questioning tactics and tools to solve cases (in most cases he can appear to be the lead on the TV Show however as the Reagan family they are all the leads and not only one person). The only girl in the family Erin (Bridget Moynahan), is a NY Assistant DA and newly single parent who in more ways acts as the mother not only to her daughter but to the family in general as their mother (Frank’s wife) passed away a while back. Jamie (Will Estes), the last of the bunch, the youngest of them all was fresh out of Harvard law and considered the family’s “golden child”, however, was unable to deny the family tradition and decided to give up his law career and enter the family business of becoming a COP. Their lives are brought to us on the little screen every Friday with a new case, with more information about the Reagan legacy and more.
I found it very nice and refreshing in comparison with all the COP dramas out there today or scientific dramas. The cases are often wrapped up nicely but they give you a sense of family values which in today’s age is missing from most shows. Their Sunday dinners remind me of how most families here in Kuwait have their Friday/Saturday lunches/dinners with family members and give me a warm feeling. I recently caught up with all the episodes and find that I have fallen more in love with this show than before.
In my books, this one is a winner and CBS seems to be giving us more of those shows than before. For those of you looking for a COP drama but also a show about family values I highly recommend this one. It might be slow in the beginning but you will appreciate it in the long run.
Rating: Must Watch
P.S. It doesn’t hurt that Tom Selleck and his younger son look hot? Men in uniforms are a must in my books!
Great news for those of you following the 5 new shows that are currently airing on CBS “Hawaii Five-O”, “Blue Bloods”, “Mike & Molly”, “$#*! My Dad Says”, and “The Defenders”. The above mentioned shows all got a full season order which means they’ll be here for this season at least. And basically because of each of the show’s success they have made CBS nab the number one spot for the first month of the fall season.
Although the network hasn’t specified how many episodes have been ordered. the network’s president Nina Tassler wouldn’t rule out reducing episode orders for some series so that they can make room for new mid-season shows.
The season orders haven’t come as a surprise since most of the five shows have become the most-watched new shows of the season. The most watched shows are: “Hawaii Five-O”, “Mike & Molly”, and “$#*! My Dad Says”.
A congratulations is in order for the above mentioned shows and here is hoping that they stick around longer than that (well most of them at least).