May 2012 Sweeps Scorecard: Deaths, Weddings, Pregnancies, Sex, Graduations and More!

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May SweepsWhat May Sweeps is to May, TVLine’s May Sweeps Scorecard is to May Sweeps: in a word, essential! Same as last year, the Scorecard is jam-packed with Sweeps spoilers and, as an added, titillating-to-the nth degree bonus, season finale spoilers, too! But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill teasers. Not in the least. Many of them are shrouded in mystery, affording you the opportunity to guess at the “whos” that will be doing all the “whats” that are itemized in the chart.

Before you dive in, one hint: Everything that’s listed below happens to a series regular or a recurring character (no one-off guest stars allowed) on a broadcast network show (i.e. ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW).

One more hint: As Sweeps nears, the chart will be updated time and again, with blanks filled in when intel leaks and new question marks added. (Asterisk quizzes are also a possibility… if you ask nicely. And remember, only events that take place in May are listed below. In other words, the imminent birth of Booth and Brennan’s kid is not Scorecard-eligible.)

OK, now you can scroll down and behold the awesomeness that is The Second Annual TVLine May Sweeps Scorecard!

Number of confirmed weddings: At least 7
1. AIRED May 10: Wolowitz and Bernadette/The Big Bang Theory
2. AIRED May 13: Renee and Ben/Desperate Housewives
3. AIRED May 13: Bree and Trip/Desperate Housewives
4. AIRED May 14: Mike and Molly/Mike & Molly
5. AIRED May 15: Jimmy and Breena/NCIS
6. AIRED May 16: JJ and Will/Criminal Minds
7. AIRED May 29: Jules and Grayson/Cougar Town

Number of wedding partners revealed via flash forward: At least 1
1. AIRED May 14: Barney and Robin/How I Met Your Mother

Number of couples having sex for the first time: At least 6
1. AIRED April 26: Jackson and April/Grey’s Anatomy
2. AIRED May 7: Castle and Beckett/Castle [BLIND ITEM!]
3. AIRED May 7: Ivy and Dev/Smash
4. AIRED May 14: Wade and Zoe/Hart of Dixie
5. AIRED May 15: Will and Emma/Glee
6. AIRED May 15: Jake and Addison/Private Practice

Number of shocking pregnancies: At least 3
1. AIRED May 11: Olivia/Fringe
2. AIRED May 23: Gloria/Modern Family
3. AIRED May 23: Fauxmanda/Revenge

Number of people giving birth: At least 3
1. AIRED May 13: Julie/Desperate Housewives
2. AIRED May 14: Lily and Marshall/How I Met Your Mother
3. AIRED May 15: Amelia/Private Practice 

Number of couples reuniting: At least 11
1. AIRED May 8: Carrie and Al/Unforgettable
2. AIRED May 10: Elena and Stefan/The Vampire Diaries
3. AIRED May 10: Dwight and Angela/The Office
4. AIRED May 10: Cristina and Owen/Grey’s Anatomy
5. AIRED May 13: Tom and Lynette/Desperate Housewives
6. AIRED May 13: Rumplestiltskin and Belle (in Storybrooke)/Once Upon a Time
7. AIRED May 13: Snow White and Prince Charming (in Storybrooke)/Once Upon a Time
8. AIRED May 14: Ted and Victoria/How I Met Your Mother
9. AIRED May 14: Bart and Lily/Gossip Girl
10. AIRED May 15: Naomi and Max/90210
11. AIRED May 23: Jack and Fauxmanda/Revenge

Number of breakups/divorces: At least 11
1. AIRED May 6: Tom and Jane/Desperate Housewives
2. AIRED May 8: Schmidt and CeCe/New Girl
3. AIRED May 8: Kristin and Kyle/Last Man Standing
4. AIRED May 14: George and Lemon/Hart of Dixie
5. AIRED May 14: Dan and Blair/Gossip Girl
6. AIRED May 14: Rufus and Lily/Gossip Girl
7. AIRED May 15: Annie and Caleb/90210
8. AIRED May 15: Beiste and Cooter/Glee
9. AIRED May 17: Jack and Avery/30 Rock
10. AIRED May 22: Rachel and Finn/Glee
11. AIRED May 23: Daniel and Emily/Revenge

Number of fatalities: At least 20
1. AIRED April 26: Starburns/Community
2. AIRED May 3: Amanda/Scandal
3. AIRED May 4: David Robert Jones/Fringe
4. AIRED May 9: Alaric/The Vampire Diaries
5. AIRED May 9: Blackwell/The Secret Circle
6. AIRED May 13: Mrs. McCluskey/Desperate Housewives
7. AIRED May 13: Maleficent/Once Upon a Time
8. AIRED May 14: Capt. Fryer/Hawaii Five-0
9. AIRED May 15: Lauren Hunter/NCIS: LA
10. AIRED May 15: Mike Renko/NCIS: LA
11. AIRED May 15: Jonathan/NCIS
12. AIRED May 15: Big Carl/Cougar Town
13. AIRED May 16: Sammy/Revenge
14. AIRED May 17: Lexie/Grey’s Anatomy
15. AIRED May 17: Vice Dean Laybourne/Community
16. AIRED May 17: “Green” Detective Ed Hawkins/Awake
17. AIRED May 17: “Red” Detective “Bird” Freeman/Awake
18. AIRED May 18: Percy/Nikita
19. AIRED May 18: Roan/Nikita
20. AIRED May 18: Dick Roman/Supernatural

Number of characters graduating: At least 10
1. AIRED May 7: Alexis/Castle
2. AIRED May 14: Jake/Two and a Half Men
3. AIRED May 22: Finn/Glee
4. AIRED May 22: Kurt/Glee
5. AIRED May 22: Mercedes/Glee
6. AIRED May 22: Puck/Glee
7. AIRED May 22: Quinn/Glee
8. AIRED May 22: Mike/Glee
9. AIRED May 22: Santana/Glee
10. AIRED May 22: Rachel/Glee

Number of possible fatalities: At least 15
1. AIRED May 10: Tyler/The Vampire Diaries
2. AIRED May 13: August/Once Upon a Time
3. AIRED May 14: Kono/Hawaii Five-0
4. AIRED May 15: Gibbs/NCIS
5. AIRED May 15: Abby/NCIS
6. AIRED May 15: Tony/NCIS
7. AIRED May 15: Ziva/NCIS
8. AIRED May 15: McGee/NCIS
9. AIRED May 15: Ducky/NCIS
10. AIRED May 15: Dixon/90210
11. AIRED May 17: Billy/Scandal
12. AIRED May 18: Juliette/Grimm
13. AIRED May 23: Charlotte/Revenge
14. AIRED May 23: Lydia/Revenge
15. AIRED May 23: Victoria/Revenge

Number of resurrections and/or big returns: At least 18
1. AIRED April 26: Nick/The Secret Circle
2. AIRED April 30: Bart/Gossip Girl
3. AIRED May 4: William Bell/Fringe
4. AIRED May 9: Jeffrey McKeen/CSI
5. AIRED May 10: Avery/30 Rock
6. AIRED May 13 The Huntsman/Once Upon a Time
7. AIRED May 13 Katherine/Desperate Housewives
8. AIRED May 14: Thirteen/House
9. AIRED May 14: McGarrett’s mother/Hawaii Five-0
10. AIRED May 15: Teddy/90210
11. AIRED May 17: Starburns/Community
12. AIRED May 18: Nick’s Mom/Grimm
13. AIRED May 21: Kutner/House
14. AIRED May 21: Masters/House
15. AIRED May 21: Cameron/House
16. AIRED May 21: Amber/House
17. AIRED May 21: Stacy/House
18. AIRED May 23: Fauxmanda/Revenge 

Number of onscreen firings/resignations/major job changes: At least 23
1. AIRED April 9: Cary rehired at LG/The Good Wife
2. AIRED May 2: Ashley/Revenge
3. AIRED May 6: Tom fired/Desperate Housewives
4. AIRED May 7: Chase quits/House
5. AIRED May 7: Beckett quits/Castle
6. AIRED May 9: Nick quits/CSI
7. AIRED May 10: Robert fired/Nellie demoted/Andy manager again/The Office
8. AIRED May 10: Ben takes D.C. job/Parks and Recreation
9. AIRED May 10: Jane fired/The Mentalist
10. AIRED May 11: Broyles promoted/Fringe
11. AIRED May 11: New job for Nina/Fringe
12. AIRED May 13: New job for Lynette/Desperate Housewives
13. AIRED May 13: New job for Gaby/Desperate Housewives
14. AIRED May 13: Politics for Bree/Desperate Housewives
15. AIRED May 14: Chuck fired/Gossip Girl
16. AIRED May 14: Ellis fired/Smash
17. AIRED May 15: Hetty quit/NCIS:LA
18. AIRED May 17: Teddy fired/Grey’s Anatomy
19. AIRED May 17: Dean Pelton rehired/Community
20. AIRED May 17: Chang fired/Community
21. AIRED May 17: “Red” Michael Britten resigned/Awake
22. AIRED May 18: Nikita, Ryan & Co. put in charge of Division/Nikita
23. AIRED May 21: Chase promoted/House

Number of characters falling off the wagon: At least 1
1.  AIRED May 14: Serena/Gossip Girl

Number of engagements/question poppings: At least 3
1. AIRED May 14: Barney and Quinn/How I Met Your Mother
2. AIRED May 15: Sam proposed to Addison/Private Practice
3. AIRED May 17: Bailey and Ben/Grey’s Anatomy

Number of time warps: At least 1
1. AIRED May 13: Desperate Housewives

Number of dream homes completed: At least 1
1. AIRED May 10: Derek and Meredith/Grey’s Anatomy



Comments (588)

  • I know they also got married but shouldn’t JJ and Will count in the engaged category too?

    Comment by Nicole – May 18, 2012 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why aren’t Arizona and Mark on the list of possible death?

    Comment by asa – May 18, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why isn’t Gideon a death on Scandal? He was in just as many episodes.

    Comment by Lee – May 18, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i asked the same thing last week when i actually thot he was dead, but i guess he wasnt. also how did we not know he died last week when he was stabbed (although this week is a continuation) but “we” “know billy is a possible fatality. smh

      Comment by ozi – May 18, 2012 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Gideon was a pretty big factor in the story, as were the two characters (Asimov and his son Max) who were killed in Missing last week. And Victor Newman on Missing was the show’s ultimate villain. But a WINE GLASS counts as a fatality?

      Comment by smidnite – May 18, 2012 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Wainwright dying at the end of the Mentalist? Damn if Red John just seems to keep the turn over high on that job post.

    Comment by Calliope – May 18, 2012 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shandra said anyone who was on the plane crash on Grey’s Anatomy is still fair game on dying. So, those should all be put on possibilities list.

    Comment by missy ross – May 18, 2012 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shouldn’t Wainwright from The Mentalist be on the fatalities list? He was the head of CBI for awhile and definitely a recurring character.

    Comment by Stills – May 18, 2012 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shouldn’t Mark & Arizona be listed under possible fatalities? After all Shonda has explicitly stated that we shouldn’t assume that being alive in the finale = being alive when season 9 picks up.

    Comment by Liz – May 19, 2012 08:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And we’ve got Percy and Roan from Nikita biting the dust last night; with Ryan being named the new head of Division and the rest of Team Nikita helping him; which means we have some new additions to the “Career Change” column as well

      Comment by smidnite – May 19, 2012 02:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think that the return of the Impala in last nights Supernatural finale should count as one in the “Resurrection or Big Return” category. Just saying.

    Comment by Cara – May 19, 2012 11:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. The show hasn’t been right all season without it.

      Comment by Abiah – May 21, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • STARBURNS IS NOT DEAD. LONG LIVE STARBURNS.

    Comment by AHHHHHHH – May 19, 2012 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Shouldn’t Gideon from Scandal be listed under fatalities?

    Comment by erin – May 19, 2012 07:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nick’s Mom on Grim should be returned. It showed her in the finale.

    Comment by Beau – May 20, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Am I the only one who wants the last couple to reunite to be Stacy and House? And for her to be one of the big returns left? I really don’t want the last couple to reunite be Cameron and Chase.

    Comment by Sara – May 21, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, you got half your wish!

      Comment by Dan H – May 22, 2012 10:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think they are going to kill Ducky on NCIS… some clues along the way.

    Comment by Ivan – May 21, 2012 11:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • David McCallum has signed a new contract, whereas Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perette and Sean Murray have not. Mark Harmon, Cote De Pablo and Rocky Carrol each have another year on their contracts.

      Comment by smidnite – May 22, 2012 05:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know that Juliette on Grimm is a possible fatality. More like a possible possession. She woke up with black eyes.

    Comment by Montie – May 21, 2012 12:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly. I expect her to return next season (and maybe she has to be killed by end of 2:1).

      Comment by Suz – May 21, 2012 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about possible fatalties from Grey’s??

    Comment by Mike – May 21, 2012 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wasn’t the boss Wainwright dead at the end of the Mentalist? It at leased looked like him.

    Comment by Edward – May 21, 2012 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Still missing Possible Fatality CSI Eckley

    Comment by Bob – May 21, 2012 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Funny how we only had one pregnancy, and the sweeps are almost over. Too bad, they’re usually the best twists. I think we had eight last year.

    Comment by May – May 22, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love how it’s added at the end “Number of dream homes completed: At least 1
    1. AIRED May 10: Derek and Meredith/Grey’s Anatomy” lol. that just made me giggle for some reason.

    Comment by Meggo – May 22, 2012 09:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee finale
    Rachel, Kurt, Finn, Mercedes, Quinn, Mike, Puck and Santana graduate
    Rachel and Finn break-up
    Mercedes gets a record deal/Finn joined the army (a job change?)

    Comment by orhan94 – May 23, 2012 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh my. So much from Revenge last night.

    Shocking pregnancy (Amanda), breakup (Emily/Daniel), couples reuniting (Jack/Amanda), big return (Amanda), 3 possible deaths (Victoria/Lydia/Charlotte)… what a finale!

    Comment by Steve – May 24, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey, Community had a time warp too. They jumped to the end of summer school in the last episode, and then you also had Evil Abed from the alternate timeline running around.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – May 24, 2012 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about Henry from Psych? He made at least two of those lists.

    Comment by Thomas – May 26, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Starburns should be listed under resurrections/big returns as well as under fatalities.

    Comment by Jason Tippitt – May 26, 2012 07:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Most likely he’s not gonna die, but shouldn’t Peter from Body of Proof count in the “possible fatalities” category?

    Comment by Ela – May 27, 2012 11:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sadly for Law & Order: SVU, there was no “Number of characters who wake up to find a dead woman in their bed” category.

    Comment by Cait – June 6, 2012 11:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THIS!

    Comment by Russ – March 12, 2012 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It has already been comfirmed that Addison is gonna get pregnant.

    Comment by Sleepy – March 14, 2012 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Do you seriously think that Teddy is gonna hook up with Owen? She hates him!

    Comment by Sleepy – March 14, 2012 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Actually, it’s more that he hates her currently. He’s been such an ass this season that I hope he is single for awhile to think about his actions.

    Comment by Jessa T. – April 26, 2012 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Teddy dosen’t hate Owen anymore..and Owen isn’t really mad at Teddy, She just got to him on a bad day..They are becoming friends again..BUT Owen is not going sleep with Teddy. Owen already messed up by cheating. Feels horrible, Him and Cristina kinda made up… He loves her, I’m pretty sure he’s made that clear. “love of my life”… I think people think Teddy has no respect for Cristina at all or Owen for that matter…I believe they’ve moved on from all of them ‘feelings’ from Season 6..Teddy wants to be loved like Henry loved her, not second to someone else.. It’s amazing how a promo shows them hugging and people think they’re hooking up..Friends can’t hug in the fear that there friends and loved ones might be dead?….everyone needs a hug after news like that…. I think people need to chill..and pay attention. No signs at all of them hooking up..If anyones been reading Shonda’s interviews..They’ll see Cristina and Owen are still endgame.. With Sandra Oh, staying on this show.. They will be together.

    Comment by Lindsey – May 15, 2012 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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