Spring TV: 36 Finales Airing in May
May is a big month for television finales. Here’s when some of your favorite shows are signing off, either for the season or for good.
1. Madam Secretary, May 3
The first season of the political drama, starring Tea Leoni as the tough and determined newly appointed Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, wraps up at 8 p.m. ET.
2. Secrets & Lies, May 3
Fans of the 10-episode murder mystery drama will finally get some answers in the finale, airing at 9 p.m. ET.
3. Forever, May 5
The season finale of the drama, starring Ioan Gruffudd as immortal NYC medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan, airs at 10 p.m. ET. John Noble will have a guest role on the episode.
4. Once Upon a Time, May 10
The villains in this fantasy drama will continue to fight for their happy endings in a two-hour season four finale, airing at 8 p.m. ET.
5. Revenge, May 10
Can Amanda Clark (Emily Van Camp) finally move on now that she’s exposed her real identity, or will Victoria Grayson get the last word? Find out in the Season 4 finale, airing at 10 p.m. ET. Though ABC has not confirmed the show’s fate yet, the episode is rumored to be the final installment of the series overall.
6. Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, May 12
Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his elite team of fellow agents known as SHIELD will continue investigating strange occurrences around the globe in the show’s sophomore season finale, airing at 10 p.m. ET.
7. The Goldbergs, May 13
The sitcom, centered on the Goldbergs family in the 1980s, will air its Season 2 finale at 8:30 p.m. ET.
8. Nashville, May 13
Season 3 of the country music drama, starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, will wrap up at 10 p.m. ET.
9. American Crime, May 14
Starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, and W. Earl Brown, the 11-episode anthology crime series will wrap up its first season at 10 p.m. ET.
10. Scandal, May 14
Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope and her team of gladiators continue to try to fend off D.C.’s bad guys in the fourth season finale, airing at 9 p.m. ET.
11. Grey’s Anatomy, May 14
The medical drama’s explosive 11th season, which featured the controversial death of Patrick Dempsey’s Dr. Derek Shepard, will conclude at 8 p.m. ET.
12. Modern Family, May 20
The Pritchetts and the Dunphys are up to their usual antics in the sitcom’s Season 6 finale, airing at 9 p.m. ET.
13. Black-ish, May 20
The first season finale of the family sitcom, starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Elliss Ross, airs at 9:30 p.m. ET.
14. The Last Man on Earth, May 3
The 13-episode first season of the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic comedy, starring Will Forte, concludes at 9:30 p.m. ET.
15. Gotham, May 4
The freshman season of the Batman prequel, starring Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, wraps up at 8 p.m. ET. The show received an extended episode order from the network earlier this year.
16. New Girl, May 5
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. ET.
17. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, May 17
The Season 2 finale of the Golden Globe-winning comedy, starring Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, and Melissa Fumero, is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
18. The Following, May 18
The Kevin Bacon-starring drama thriller will wrap up its third season with a two-hour finale, starting at 8 p.m. ET.
19. The Blacklist, May 14
The acclaimed and hugely popular crime drama, starring James Spader as former U.S. Navy officer turned high-profile criminal, completes its second season with its 9 p.m. ET finale.
20. Grimm, May 15
The fourth season finale of the fantasy TV drama, starring David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, and Silas Weir Mitchell, airs at 8 p.m. ET.
21. The Mysteries of Laura, May 20
Debra Messing’s police procedural comedy drama concludes its 22-episode season at 8 p.m. ET.
22. The Originals, May 11
The second season of the Vampire Diaries spinoff, starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Claire Holt, will wrap up at 8 p.m. ET.
23. Jane the Virgin, May 11
After taking home two Golden Globes earlier this year, the telenovela-inspired comedy drama will wrap up its acclaimed freshman season at 9 p.m. ET.
24. Arrow, May 13
Season 3 of Stephen Arnell’s take on Oliver Queen, aka the Green Arrow, is set to conclude at 8 p.m. ET.
25. Reign, May 14
The historical fantasy TV series, starring Adelaide Kane and Megan Follows, will complete its second season at 9 p.m. ET.
26. The Vampire Diaries, May 14
The sixth season of the favorite supernatural drama will end at 8 p.m. ET, also marking the departure of original star Nina Dobrev from the series.
27. The Flash, May 19
Grant Gustin’s Bary Allen will continue seeking justice for his mother’s murder in the finale of the hit superhero’s show freshman season, airing at 8 p.m. ET.
28. Supernatural, May 20
The long-running fantasy horror series, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the demon-fighting Winchester brothers, will air its 10th season finale at 9 p.m. ET.
29. The Big Bang Theory, May 7
The popular CBS sitcom, which has already been renewed through Season 10, will air its eighth season finale at 8 p.m. ET.
30. The Good Wife, May 10
The sixth season of the legal and political drama, starring Julianna Margulies, comes to a close at 9 p.m. ET.
31. NCIS: New Orleans, May 12
The police procedural, starring Scott Bakula and Lucas Black, airs its first season finale at 9 p.m. ET.
32. The Odd Couple, May 14
Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon’s version of the famous 1970 TV series will wrap up its first season at 8:30 p.m. ET.
33. Elementary, May 14
Season 3 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. ET.
34. Battle Creek, May 24
The first season finale of the comedy drama, starring Josh Duhamel and Dean Winters as a mismatched Michigan police detective and FBI agent, airs at 10 p.m. ET.
35. Outlander, May 23
The first season of the historical time travel series, based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of novels of the same name, will conclude at 9 p.m. ET.
36. Mad Men, May 17
After seven seasons, fans of the Emmy-winning period drama will say a final farewell to Don Draper, Peggy Olson, Joan Harris, and the rest of the characters in this buzzed-about series finale, airing at 10 p.m. ET.