40 TV Show Finales Airing in May
May is a big month for television finales. From long-running favorites like The Big Bang Theory and The Good Wife to AMC’s latest miniseries The Night Manager, several shows are set to wrap up their latest (or in some cases, final) season in the coming weeks. Here’s when some of your favorite shows are signing off this month.
1. Scandal, May 12
Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope and her team of gladiators will continue fighting more of D.C.’s bad guys in the Season 5 finale, airing at 9 p.m. Eastern.
2. Once Upon a Time, May 15
The characters of the family drama continue their fight for a happy ending at 8 p.m. Eastern.
3. Quantico, May 15
The new thriller, starring Priyanka Chopra, wraps up its freshman season at 9 p.m. Eastern.
4. Castle, May 16
Season 8 of the crime dramedy will come to a close at 10 p.m. Eastern, marking star Stana Katic’s last episode of the show.
5. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., May 17
The third season of the Marvel Comics-inspired series ends at 9 p.m. Eastern.
6. The Middle, May 18
ABC’s family comedy block kicks off with The Middle’s seventh season finale at 8 p.m. Eastern.
7. The Goldbergs, May 18
The sitcom, centered on the Goldbergs family in the 1980s, will air its third season finale at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
8. Modern Family, May 18
The Pritchetts and the Dunphys are up to their usual antics in the sitcom’s seventh season finale, airing at 9 p.m. Eastern.
9. Black-ish, May 18
The sitcom, starring Anthony Anderson, airs its sophomore season finale at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.
10. Grey’s Anatomy, May 19
Season 12 of Shonda Rhimes’s long-running medical drama comes to a close at 8 p.m. Eastern.
11. Fresh Off the Boat, May 24
The comedy’s sophomore season airs its finale episode at 8 p.m. Eastern.
12. The Real O’Neals, May 24
The single-camera comedy ends its 13-episode freshman season at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
13. Nashville, May 25
Season four of the country music drama, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, will wrap up at 10 p.m. Eastern.
14. Blue Bloods, May 6
The sixth season of the police procedural drama comes to a close on 10 p.m. Eastern.
15. Elementary, May 7
Season 4 of the crime drama, starring Jonny Lee Miller as the iconic Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as his sidekick, Watson, is set to conclude at 10 p.m. Eastern.
16. Madam Secretary, May 7
The sophomore season of the political drama, starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, wraps up at 8 p.m. Eastern.
17. The Good Wife, May 8
The seventh and final season of the legal and political drama, starring Julianna Margulies, will air its last ever episode at 9 p.m. Eastern.
18. 2 Broke Girls, May 12
The comedy, starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, wraps up its fifth season at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.
19. The Big Bang Theory, May 12
The fan favorite sitcom will air its Season 8 finale at 8 p.m. Eastern.
20. Hawaii Five-O, May 13
Season 6 of the procedural comes to a close at 9 p.m. Eastern.
21. Mike & Molly, May 16
Melissa McCarty and Billy Gardell’s sitcom will wrap up its sixth and final season at 8 p.m. Eastern.
22. NCIS, May 17
Season 13 of the long-running procedural ends at 8 p.m. Eastern.
23. NCIS: New Orleans, May 17
The second season of the NCIS spin-off wraps up at 9 p.m. Eastern.
24. Chicago Fire, May 17
The action drama, following the lives of the firefighters at the Chicago Fire Department, airs its fourth season finale at 10 p.m. Eastern.
25. Chicago Med, May 17
The medical spin-off concludes its freshman season at 9 p.m. Eastern.
26. Chicago P.D., May 18
Season 3 of the police drama comes to a close at 10 p.m. Eastern.
27. Grandfathered, May 10
Season 1 of Fox’s new comedy, starring John Stamos and Paget Brewster, comes to an end at 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
28. The Grinder, May 10
Starring Fred Savage and Rob Lowe, the sitcom’s freshman season wraps up at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.
29. New Girl, May 10
Another season following the dysfunctional family-like relationship between Zooey Deschanel’s Jessica Day and her roommates comes to an end at 9 p.m. Eastern.
30. The Last Man on Earth, May 15
The sophomore season of the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic comedy, starring Will Forte, concludes at 9:30 p.m. Eastern.
31. Empire, May 18
TV’s most drama-packed, music-themed series concludes its sophomore season at 9 p.m. Eastern.
32. The Vampire Diaries, May 13
The seventh season of the favorite supernatural drama will end at 8 p.m. Eastern.
33. Jane the Virgin, May 16
The Golden Globe-winning, telenovela-inspired comedy drama will wrap up its sophomore season at 9 p.m. Eastern.
34. The Flash, May 24
Grant Gustin’s Bary Allen will continue his battle against the villainous Zoom in the finale of the hit superhero’s show sophomore season, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern.
35. Arrow, May 25
Season 4 of Stephen Arnell’s take on Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow, is set to conclude at 8 p.m. Eastern.
36. Supernatural, May 25
The supernatural drama, which has already been greenlit for another season, will wrap up Season 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
37. Damien, May 9
The horror series, based on the 1976 film The Omen and starring Bradley James, ends its freshman season at 10 p.m. Eastern.
38. The Night Manager, May 24
AMC’s excellent six-part serial, starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie, wraps up at 10 p.m. Eastern.
39. Mr. Selfridge, May 22
The nine-episode fourth and final season of the historical drama, starring Jeremy Piven, will airs its finale at 10 p.m. Eastern.
40. Dice, May 15
Andrew Dice Clay’s comedy concludes its six-episode freshman season at 9:30 p.m Eastern.