ABC Sets Finale Dates for Once, Scandal, Grey's, Castle, Supersized Revenge and 12 Others

ABC Season Finale Dates 2013Last but not least, ABC is the fifth and final broadcast network — following The CW, CBS, Fox and NBC — to reveal their springtime season finale game plan, and it kicks off with The Neighbors waving goodbye, while the responsibility falls on Body of Proof to turn the lights off.

What’s more, two Alphabet shows are getting super-sized sendoffs: Suburgatory and Revenge.

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ABC’s complete rundown is as follows. (Note: The May sweeps ratings period runs April 25 through May 22.)

Wednesday, March 27
8:30 The Neighbors

Wednesday, April 17
8 pm Suburgatory (one-hour finale)

Thursday, May 2
8 pm Wife Swap (premieres March 21)

Sunday, May 5
10 pm Red Widow

Tuesday, May 7
8 pm Splash

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Sunday, May 12
8 pm Once Upon a Time
9 pm Revenge (two-hour finale)

Monday, May 13
10 pm Castle

Thursday, May 16
9 pm Grey’s Anatomy
10 pm Scandal

Friday, May 17
9 pm Shark Tank

Sunday, May 19
7 pm America’s Funniest Home Videos

Monday, May 20
8 pm Dancing With the Stars (performance show)

Tuesday, May 21
8 pm Dancing With the Stars (two-hour results show)

Wednesday, May 22
8 pm The Middle
9 pm Modern Family
10 pm Nashville

Tuesday, May 28
10 pm Body of Proof

NOTE: The finale date for Happy Endings — which returns Friday, March 29, with two episodes-a-night — has yet to be determined. Last Man Standing and Malibu Country, as previously announced, finale this Friday, March 22.



Comments (52)

  • Happy endings?

    Comment by Jay – March 20, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • TBD.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large TVLine.com – March 20, 2013 03:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No more “Office” spaced for all of the employees at Dunder Mifflin – tell Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais’ alter ego David Brent NBC sent me!

        Comment by snark1250 – March 21, 2013 07:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t see Happy Endings on that list. Please oh please don’t cancel this show.

    Comment by Allyson – March 20, 2013 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s awesome that Revenge is getting a two-hour finale.

    Comment by Andy – March 20, 2013 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Farewell, Body of Proof!

      Comment by snark1250 – March 20, 2013 03:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Doubtful. ABC can use it to plug in a slot where a new show (or old show) dies within 13 weeks. The ratings are currently decent compared to most 10:00 shows.

        Comment by vincent dante – March 21, 2013 07:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hope this show will be coming back. It is a life boat for the sinking TV . I can’t say” shows” because most everything that is on the air anymore is not worth the electric bill to turn the set on.

        Comment by ellamay braun – April 18, 2013 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow! Revenge is the only show to get a two hour finale. That’s awesome, but I was hoping that OUAT and Grey’s would also get two hour finales. I guess they don’t fit in the schedule.

    Comment by No one – March 20, 2013 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The last two episodes of the season are “Second Star to the Right” and “ And Straight On ‘Til Morning”, so a two-part finale.

      Comment by Andy – March 20, 2013 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ya but OUAT`s two-part finale are a week apart.

        Comment by A – March 20, 2013 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • While that’s true, it could be worse. It could be just a one-part finale

          Comment by Andy – March 20, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • True. I’m still excited nonetheless. :)

            Comment by A – March 20, 2013 04:26 PM PDT  
    • Revenge is getting a two hour finale because the show missed a week helping Red Widow get off the ground with their two hour premiere.

      Comment by lll – March 20, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What I want to know is when or IF they are going to run the last eps of 666 Park Avenue. I’m still mad it got cancelled.

    Comment by Montie – March 20, 2013 03:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Summer: http://tvline.com/2012/12/21/666-park-avenue-pulled-from-sunday-schedule/

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich, Editor-at-Large TVLine.com – March 20, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They postponed them to the summer, but the remaining four episodes are available online if you’re interested.

      Comment by kavyn – March 20, 2013 03:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Are they any good? Does it get a good ending? I was pretty much growing tired of it while I was watching it so I want to know if its worth finishing. It never really picked up.

        Comment by dude – March 21, 2013 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They’re just as good as the first 9 episodes, so if you’ve enjoyed the show so far you’ll enjoy the rest. The show ends with a twist that I’m surprised I didn’t see coming, and the show ends with a flash forward to about a year later to conclude the story properly. I enjoyed them :)

          Comment by kavyn – March 21, 2013 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sorry, I meant to say it reveals the twist first, and then soon after ends with a flash forward to conclude the story. So it all happens within the last 5-10 minutes of the final episode.

          Comment by kavyn – March 21, 2013 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Really? Where? Didn’t see them on the ABC site.

        Comment by Montie – March 28, 2013 02:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Not on ABC. They’re just online, you’ll have to google them.

          Comment by kavyn – March 29, 2013 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The finales of Malibu Country and Last Man Standing also air this Friday night don’t they?

    Comment by Thomas – March 20, 2013 03:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sure; I added a note at the end for those who forgot.

      Comment by Matt Webb Mitovich – March 20, 2013 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m so excited that Revenge will be getting a two hour finale. One hour is never enough sometimes and the first season finale was AMAZING, so I’m really looking forward to it. It makes sense though since it was pre-emoted for Red Widow’s two hour premiere a few weeks back.

    Comment by iMember – March 20, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Interesting finale date for Nashville – May 22nd. That means that the Nashville finale will air after ABC has already determined and announced their fall’13 lineup at Up Fronts in NY on May 14th [I think the Up Fronts are on the week of May 13-16]. So, Nashville will have to convince ABC of renewal prior to finale. Not sure if that is good or bad – maybe bad. BoP renewal? Probably depends upon how strong pilot list looks by May.

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – March 20, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m pretty sure Nashville will be renewed. It’s ratings are on par with Revenge(which will also be renewed), and it has music sales to help.

      Comment by Mike – March 20, 2013 04:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Matt – thanks for the information. Is there a May Finale calendar in our future? I hope so!

    Comment by MAS – March 20, 2013 03:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Gonna be a week with no new episode of Castle then if the finale is scheduled to air on May 13th. Not sure what eps it’ll take place between though, as of yet.

    Comment by Ivy – March 20, 2013 03:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • the break will happen between episode 5.19 (the 100th-airs april 1st) and episode 5.20

      Comment by so – March 20, 2013 04:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Surprised about Grey’s.

    Comment by Mark – March 20, 2013 04:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What about How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)?

    Comment by nick1372 – March 20, 2013 04:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Do you even care or are you just being nitpicky? That show hasn’t even started yet, who knows it if it will.

      Comment by Danyelle – March 20, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I do care about it, as I ang going to watch the show and want to know how it’s scheduled. Sheesh, why don’t you annoy the guy who asked wher Happy Endings was?

        Comment by nick1372 – March 21, 2013 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Typing fail, lol. I meant I’m, not “ang” and where, not “wher”.

          Comment by nick1372 – March 21, 2013 07:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Were there any episodes of Don’t Trust the B- left or did they air all of them?

    Comment by Pia – March 20, 2013 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There are still some unaired episodes… I think 7, but I could be wrong.

      Comment by Grace – March 20, 2013 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 2 Hour season finale for Revenge! that is great! I was wondering what they would do with that extra episode of Revenge since it missed a week in place of Red Widow’s premiere.

    I’m really looking forward to the finale, last year’s was amazing! I’ve heard good stuff about this one :) it’s gonna be very Nolan-centric.

    Comment by ZmaX – March 20, 2013 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG FAN GIRL SCREAM.
    2 HOUR REVENGE. I bet it’ll be HUGE

    Comment by anil – March 20, 2013 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They need to step up their game though. This season has been rather lackluster and if they don’t end it on a shocking note with at least Victoria or Daniel or Jack finding out who Emily really is I’m gonna be mad.

      Comment by Danny – March 20, 2013 09:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh yeah i agree about that. However, the past two episodes, i gained my faith and hope back in the show. It seems that they are revamping it after getting negative feedback – that means they care about the viewers. And I agree about ur idea. Someone major should find out who Emily is and S3 should follow that story line.

        I sometimes think Emily will eventually team up with the graysons to destroy the initiative.

        Comment by anil – March 20, 2013 10:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I think it’s more than likely that Jack will find out Emily’s secret by season’s end. He’s getting close and he’s moving fast!

          Comment by iMember – March 21, 2013 04:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know yet what that means “sweeps”?

    Comment by Douglas from Brazil – March 20, 2013 06:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a important period for tv stations to get ratings,that’s why most shockers happen during this time.

      Comment by Shaun – March 20, 2013 11:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So is The Neighbors coming back, or not?

    Comment by Drizz – March 21, 2013 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It has not been announced whether or not ABC IS picking up The Neighbors for season 2. Looking at the ratings, the chances are 50/50, but getting slimmer by the week.

      Comment by nick1372 – March 21, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Well, next episode is the last of the season, so there’s not going to be much else to go on. Wish they would say already. ABC has already cancelled too many shows this year.

        Comment by Drizz – March 21, 2013 09:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happen to Zero Hour? It didn’t get a chance to get off the ground. The story line was getting interesting. Bad call ABC AGAIN!!!!!

    Comment by jen – March 23, 2013 03:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Revenge is soo Lame.. hope it gets cancelled!

    Comment by brianc2012 – March 23, 2013 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am upset that it sounds like Vegas will be cancelled. I feel it is well written, well acted, we get to see neat old cars (many high end), and great old music, everything from Dean Martin to Patsy Cline. All in all, a great show !!!

    Comment by Don Mills – March 25, 2013 07:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nashville is one of the best new series in 2012 and the past few seasons. It would be very foolish to cancel such a great show and cast. Could do without the character Avery but love the Rayna Decan relationship as well as the Gunnar Scarlett relationship these need to be developed further. Looking for the following week’s preview’s a week in advance. Great show

    Comment by Cathy – April 16, 2013 06:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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