Fox Sets Finales for Glee, Bones, Idol and Others, Premieres for SYTYCD and More Summer Fare

Finale Dates Glee, American IdolFox has announced its game plan to serve up springtime finales for Glee, American Idol and other shows, then segue into fresh summer fare — including Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance.

The first programs to wrap their current runs are Raising Hope (as previously announced, on March 28), Bones and The Following (both on April 29).

Also of note, Idol will crown its latest champion with its annual two-part finale, airing May 15 and 16. (Note: The May sweeps ratings period runs April 25 through May 22.)

Among the premieres, SYTYCD fires up the hot tamale train on May 14, while Does Someone Have to Go? (a new unscripted show in which employees of a company are allowed to make changes/even lay off colleagues) sneak-previews May 15 before its official May 23 bow.

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Fox’s new Animation Domination High-Def series, airing Saturday nights, will rotate quarter-hour ‘toons including Axe Cop (based on the hit graphic novel), High School USA! and Golan the Insatiable.

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Here’s the complete slate, UPDATED March 12 to reflect later premiere dates for four shows.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28
9 pm Raising Hope Season 3 finale (one hour)

MONDAY, APRIL 29
8/7c Bones Season 8 finale
9 pm The Following Season 1 finale

SATURDAY, MAY 4
8 pm COPS season finale

MONDAY, MAY 6
9 pm Hell’s Kitchen (new episodes)

THURSDAY, MAY 9
9 pm Glee Season 4 finale

FRIDAY, MAY 10
8 pm Kitchen Nightmares Season 6 finale (UPDATED)
9 pm Touch Season 2 finale (UPDATED)

SUNDAY, MAY 12
8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers Season 3 finale
9:30 pm American Dad! Season 8 finale

TUESDAY, MAY 14
8 pm So You Think You Can Dance Season 10 premiere (UPDATE: one hour)
9 pm New Girl Season 2 finale (UPDATED)
9:30 pm The Mindy Project Season 1 finale (UPDATED)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
8 pm American Idol Season 11 finale, Part 1
9 pm Does Someone Have to Go? sneak preview

THURSDAY, MAY 16
8 pm American Idol Season 11 finale, Part 2 (127 minutes)

SUNDAY, MAY 19
7 pm The Cleveland Show Season 4 finale (two episodes)
8 pm The Simpsons Season 24 finale (two episodes)
9 pm Family Guy Season 11 finale (two episodes)

MONDAY, MAY 20
8:30 pm The Goodwin Games premiere

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22
8 pm MasterChef Season 4 premiere (two hours)

THURSDAY, MAY 23
8 pm Does Someone Have to Go? premiere
9 pm Hell’s Kitchen time period premiere

SATURDAY, JULY 27
11 pm Animation Domination High-Def premiere