Three weddings — and maybe a funeral, somewhere? — are among the storylines on tap for CBS shows during May sweeps (starting Thursday, April 27).
Here are extremely curated excerpts from CBS’ 1,700-word press release:
MONDAY, MAY 1
Scorpion: Team Scorpion must help Toby and Happy race to the altar after a simple job extinguishing a mining tunnel fire gets catastrophic.
FRIDAY, MAY 5
Blue Bloods (Season finale): Mayor Poole (guest star David Ramsey) confides in Frank that he has unexpected plans.
TUESDAY, MAY 9
NCIS: The stress of McGee’s imminent wedding takes its toll as Delilah is rushed to the hospital. Also, Gibbs’ team travels out to sea after a young, healthy Petty Officer aboard a Navy destroyer dies in his sleep.
Bull: Buffy alum Eliza Dushku kicks off a three-week arc, when Bull agrees to consult on three cases for J.P. Nunnelly (Dushku), a top criminal attorney, in exchange for her defending Benny.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
Criminal Minds (season finale): Reid must square off with an old nemesis, while Derek Morgan (guest star Shemar Moore) comes to the team with a lead that might help find Mr. Scratch.
THURSDAY, MAY 11
The Big Bang Theory (Season finale): The gang is concerned when Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (returning guest star Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton.
Life in Pieces (season finale): When Colleen and Matt miss all the flights to Mexico for their wedding, Colleen panics that they will never get married. Greg and Jen get in trouble when they share a cookie with a fellow passenger who has a severe allergic reaction; and Joan and John rush their dog to the vet after he swallows the wedding ring.
FRIDAY, MAY 12
Hawaii Five-0 (season finale): McGarrett risks his life (as he does) when Five-0 attempts their most dangerous rescue yet of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking this year. Kono, deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision. Hmm….
SUNDAY, MAY 14
NCIS: Los Angeles (season finale): Sam Hanna goes rogue from the NCIS team in an attempt to stop Tahir Khaled (guest star Anslem Richardson) from ever targeting his family again.
MONDAY, MAY 15
Scorpion (season finale): Three weeks after they crash land on a deserted island, tensions run high for Team Scorpion when they must battle to overcome their relationship obstacles with each other in order to be rescued.
TUESDAY, MAY 16
NCIS: New Orleans (season finale): Unable to trust anyone in New Orleans, the NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler (Derek Webster) to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton has planned for the residents of Clearwater.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (season finale): In the first of two episodes, Charisma Carpenter guest-stars when the International Response Team searches for the killer of a woman on a Yoga retreat in Nepal.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Training Day (season finale): Kyle, Tommy and Rebecca must rescue Frank when he goes on a rogue mission to Mexico to locate intel linked to the murder of Kyle’s father.
SUNDAY, MAY 21
Madam Secretary (season finale): Elizabeth heads to Brussels to seek NATO’S support against Russia when it threatens to invade Bulgaria, but when France refuses to cooperate, it threatens the alliance’s existence. Also, when Henry’s new government role has him dive into the Russia issue, he turns to his former operative for help.
Elementary (season finale): As Holmes and Watson investigate a gang murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict, they discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings.