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2012 Season/Series Finale Dates


2012 Season/Series Finale Dates
Matthew Rolston © 2011 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.
Didn't it seem like the television season just started a couple of months ago? The evolution of traditional TV season has brought us three distinct seasons - Fall, Midseason and Summer. Usually, when a series ends early in the year, it's because a new midseason drama is getting ready to take its place for the remainder of the season.

The following is a list of the 2012 season and series finale dates:

Tuesday, April 17
  • Ringer - This could be the series finale if the ratings don't improve! Will Bridget finally discover that her sister is alive and playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse? Is Andrew dangerous or is it Olivia? Will both sisters make it out of the season alive?
Sunday, April 29
  • The Good Wife - Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) returns with one major goal in mind -- bankrupting Lockhart/Gardner.
Sunday, May 6
  • GCB - Which mean girl will outdo the others? Will each of the married ladies wind up with their marriages intact? Will Amanda get her life back on track?
Monday, May 7
  • Castle - Will Castle and Beckett finally get together? Even the cast is tired of the suspense and wants to see these two together!
Tuesday, May 8
  • Unforgettable - Carrie heads to Syracuse to track down her sister's killer -- who may have struck again.
Wednesday, May 9
  • CSI - Russell's troubled past with Finlay is uncovered when the team investigates the gruesome murder of the sheriff's wife.
Thursday, May 10
  • The Vampire Diaries - Will Elena wind up with Stefan or Damon? Who will survive the bloody finale? Will Klaus leave town or continue to put everyone's lives in danger?
  • The Secret Circle - How will Cassie's father play into the story now that he is alive and well and staying in town for the unforeseeable future? Will the adults get hold of all the crystals and get their powers back?
Friday, May 11
  • CSI: NY - Mac's life hangs in balance after he is shot.
  • Blue Bloods - Frank channels his best Jack Bauer when he gets information about a terrorist attack that is about to take place - but he doesn't know when or where it's going to happen.
  • Fringe - Will this be the series finale or the beginning of the next adventure?
  • The Finder - Given the terrible ratings and its banishment to Friday nights, fans of this entertaining series should treasure its last precious moments.
Sunday, May 13
  • Once Upon a Time - Who is the strange man who arrived in Storybrooke months ago? Will any of the characters finally remember who they are? Will anyone believe Henry's theory? Will everyone survive the final moments or will the evil queen crush their hearts?
  • Desperate Housewives - After eight amazing seasons, the series comes to an exciting and heart-stopping end. Will the ladies of Wisteria Lane live happily ever after? How will the final mystery be solved?
Monday, May 14
  • Bones - How will Brennan and Booth adjust to parenthood? Stay tuned - the most entertaining moments of this excellent show are moments away!
  • Gossip Girl - Who will ultimately win Blair's heart? Will Blair end up with Chuck Bass?
  • Hart of Dixie - Will Zoe wind up with Wade or George? Will Lemon and George's wedding go off without a hitch or will Lemon finally admit her love for Levon?
  • Hawaii Five-O - Things get personal for the Five-O team when one of their own is murdered.
  • Smash - Will the show go on? Who will ultimately play Marylin when the curtain rises? Stay tuned for a shocking season finale.
Tuesday, May 15
  • 90210 - Who will Liam wind up with? Will he and Annie finally get back together? With Dixon out of town on tour, how will Adrianna fill her lonely nights? Will Naomi and the millionaire find love?
  • Private Practice - Will Addison's dream of becoming a mother finally come true? Will Cooper and Charlotte's marriage continue to prosper or will they hit another big bump in the road?
  • NCIS - Gibbs and the team face major changes and challenges when terrorism rocks the Navy and NCIS to the core.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles - A criminal mastermind bent on revenge does his best to take down the team in a special two-hour finale.
Wednesday, May 16
  • Criminal Minds - The BAU is called in to negotiate a hostage situation at the bank, but things get out of hand when one of their own winds up being taken hostage.
Thursday, May 17
  • Awake - In this special two-hour finale, will Michael figure out what's really happening to him? Will the viewers learn the truth?
  • Grey's Anatomy - Are Owen and Cristina heading for divorce? Will Meredith Derek move into their dream house? And most importantly - now that the contracts of most of the original cast is due to expire, will they all return next season?
  • Person of Interest - When Reese gets trapped in with his POI, he must rely on Finch, Fusco and Carter to help him fend off the FBI and some crooked cops.
  • The Mentalist - Patrick Jane's attempt to take down Red John doesn't exactly go as planned when he accidentally shoots a member of his team.
Friday, May 18
  • Grimm - Is Nick going to be able to keep his identity secret? Will we finally learn what the captain is up to and whether he is good or evil?
  • Nikita - The ratings are worse than ever, I would expect this to be the series finale. Will Nikita take down Division once and for all? Will Percy come out on top? Where are the remaining black boxes and who will get a hold of them?
  • Supernatural - Will the Winchester brothers make it out alive and well this time around? Will their lives and those they love ever be normal (and safe)?
Monday, May 21
  • House - The end has come for one of television's most dysfunctional doctors. Before the final episode, Fox will air a special one-hour retrospective episodes that will take fans on a trip down memory lane one last time.
Tuesday, May 22
  • Glee - With half the cast graduating, how in the world will the powers that be include them next season? Will New Directions finally will at Regionals?
Wednesday, May 23
  • Law & Order: SVU - Another tough case ripped from the headlines comes to light, but the biggest mystery yet is whether or not NBC is going to put the detectives on the case for another season.
  • Revenge - Will Emily stay with Daniel or be with her true love Jack? Which Hamptonite will be the next on Emily's revenge list? Is David Clarke really alive?
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