23 TV Finales Airing This December
December is always a jam-packed month for TV, with tons of shows airing season or midseason finales. From buzzy freshman entries like HBO’s Westworld to returning favorites like AMC’s The Walking Dead, these titles are about to air their final episodes before either concluding for good or entering their winter hiatus. Here are 23 TV finales you won’t want to miss out on in the coming weeks.
1. Westworld, December 4
Having made its long-awaited debut in October, HBO’s acclaimed Westworld will air the finale of its 10-episode freshman season this month. And it seems fans can expect plenty more surprises. Star, Evan Rachel Wood recently hinted at the twists in store for viewers, telling The Huffington Post, “Certainly prepare for [Episodes] 9 and 10 to have your heart broken and your mind blown. And that’s really all I can say.” The drama, which airs at 10 p.m. on Sunday nights, has already been green-lit for Season 2.
2. Secrets and Lies, December 4
ABC’s mystery drama will air its two-hour season finale this month. The final episode of Season 2 will follow Detective Cornell as she closes in on Kate’s killer, finally exposing the real murderer. Though the network has yet to make a formal decision on the show’s future, this could be the final season for the show, as it’s been struggling in ratings in recent weeks.
3. This Is Us, December 6
The midseason finale of NBC’s freshman drama will be a holiday-themed episode, dubbed “Last Christmas.” According to the official synopsis, the installment will follow the Pearson family as they find themselves at the hospital on Christmas Eve when young Kate gets appendicitis. Meanwhile, in present time, Kevin celebrates Hanukkah with Olivia and her family. The show will return to its 10 p.m. Tuesday night time slot in mid-January.
4. Chicago Fire, December 6
NBC’s firefighter drama will wrap up the opening portion of Season 5 with this month’s midseason finale. The installment will mark the eighth episode of the season and the 100th episode of the series overall. Series co-creators Michael Brandt and Derek Haas will pen the milestone episode, appropriately titled “One Hundred.” The series airs on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST.
5. Code Black, December 7
Before heading into its winter hiatus, the medical drama will close out the first half of its second season with the episode “Ave Maria.” The installment will chronicle as the doctors are shocked to learn the identity of a young patient, who arrives at Angels Memorial following a seizure caused by spina bifida. The show will return from its midseason break in early January. The series airs on CBS on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST.
6. Arrow, December 7
The ninth episode of Season 5 of The CW’s superhero series will serve as its midseason finale. The installment, entitled “What We Leave Behind,” will follow Oliver as he realizes that the villainous Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow’s secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. The DC Comics show airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
7. Frequency, December 7
The midseason finale of this movie-inspired TV show, titled “Grey Line,” will follow Detective Raimy and her father, Frank Sullivan as they make a startling discovery about the Nightingale killer. The episode will be the second-to-last installment of the 10-episode season, with the 10th and final installment airing in late January. As of now, The CW has opted not to order further episodes of the drama. The series airs on the network on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST.
8. Lethal Weapon, December 7
The freshman season of Lethal Weapon will also air its midseason finale this month. Titled “Jingle Bell Glock,” the holiday-themed episode will follow as Riggs struggles to get into the spirit of the season, which reminds him of past Christmases with his former wife, Miranda. Meanwhile, Murtaugh will find himself distracted by his neighbor’s obnoxious holiday decorations. The show airs on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.
9. Legends of Tomorrow, December 8
Entitled “The Chicago Way,” the midseason finale of the DC team-up show will find the Legends headed on a mission to 1927 Chicago. But when they get there, they quickly realize that they have been set up. Matt Letscher and Neal McDonough will reprise their respective roles as Eobard Thawne and Damien Darhk in the episode. It airs on 8 p.m. EST on Thursday night on The CW.
10. Supernatural, December 8
Season 12 of the long-running CW show will air its fall finale this month. The episode follows Sam and Dean as they band together to fight an evil spirit after the President of the U.S. unknowingly makes a deal with him. The show will then enter a brief hiatus before returning in late January. It airs on 9 p.m. EST on Thursday nights on The CW.
11. Pitch, December 8
The first half of Pitch‘s freshman season will conclude this month. The midseason finale will follow as Ginny moves dangerously close to her pitching limit for the season. Kevin Connolly, BJ Britt, and Joanna Garcia Swisher will guest star in the episode, which airs during the show’s regular time slot of Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. EST.
12. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, December 9
The CW’s acclaimed musical comedy/drama will bring the first half of its sophomore season to a close with the episode “Who’s the Cool Girl Josh is Dating?” The installment will follow Rebecca as she decides to investigate the new girl that Josh has been dating. Brittany Snow guest stars in the Season 2 midseason finale, which airs at 9 p.m. EST on Friday night on The CW.
13. The Flash, December 9
The fall finale of The CW hit series will follow as Barry Allen and the rest of the Star Labs crew attempt to stop the new big bad in town, Savitar. In his efforts, Barry decides to seek help from Earth-3 Jay Garrick. The episode “The President” will be the ninth installment of the third season of the show, which airs at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday nights on The CW.
14. The Vampire Diaries, December 9
The opening half of The Vampire Diaries‘ eighth and final run will wrap up this month. The midseason finale, titled “The Devil From Christmas Past,” will be holiday-themed and will follow as Stefan and Caroline’s Christmas Eve dinner takes a dark and twisted turn. The CW show, which airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. EST, will return for the remaining episodes of its last ever season after a month-long hiatus.
15. The Walking Dead, December 11
AMC’s hit zombie drama will close out the first half of its seventh season, dubbed “7A.” The midseason finale, entitled “Hearts Still Beating,” promises to be packed with drama, following Negan as he returns to Alexandria and causes things to spin quickly out of control. The show will then enter its winter break, before returning for eight more episodes — known collectively as 7B — in February 2017. The hugely popular show airs at 9 p.m. EST on Sundays.
16. Divorce, December 11
HBO’s new comedy drama, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church, will conclude its 10-episode freshman season this month. Since debuting in October, the show has earned decent reviews and solid ratings. The premium network has already renewed the series for a second season. The show airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. EST and is also available on HBO GO.
17. The Odd Couple, December 12
Season 3 of CBS’s sitcom, starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon, will air its midseason finale this month. The episode is entitled “My Best Friend’s Girl” and will mark the last fall episode of the comedy before it enters a month-long hiatus. The show airs at 9 p.m. EST on Monday nights.
18. Empire, December 14
The Season 3 midseason finale of Fox’s hit musical drama will move to a special time, airing at 8 p.m. EST on Wednesday. The episode, entitled “A Furnace For Your Foe,” will follow as the FBI continues to investigate Lucious and ends up freezing all of Empire’s assets, resulting in some major repercussions for the company. The episode will be followed by the premiere of Lee Daniels’s new show, Star.
19. Black-ish, December 14
ABC’s family sitcom is also set to conclude the first half of its third season in December. The midseason finale will be a holiday-themed episode, entitled “Just Christmas Baby.” The show will return for the second half of the season in January. It airs on ABC at 9:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday nights.
20. The Goldbergs, December 14
Season 4 of The Goldbergs will air its midseason finale this month. The ABC comedy will wrap up the first half of the season with the episode, “Han Ukkah Solo,” before returning from its winter break in early January. The show airs as part of ABC’s Wednesday night comedy block at 8 p.m. EST.
21. Speechless, December 14
ABC’s new sitcom Speechless will wrap up the first half of its freshman season as well. The show, centering on the unique personalities of the DiMeo family, has earned solid ratings and high critical acclaim since its September debut. Like the rest of the season, the midseason finale, entitled “C-h-o-Choir,” will air at 8:30 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
22. The Exorcist, December 16
Fox’s adaptation of the classic horror flick will wrap up its 10-episode freshman season on December 16. The season finale, “Chapter Ten: Three Rooms,” follows the demon as it stops at nothing to destroy Angela Rance and her family. Their only hope lies in Marcus and Tomas, who must race against the clock to try and save them. The finale airs on Friday at 9 p.m. EST on Fox. The network has not yet announced whether the show will return for a second season.
23. Scream Queens, December 20
The 10-episode sophomore season of this Ryan Murphy-produced horror comedy, will conclude later in December. Fans will finally get the answers they’ve been waiting for all season. It remains unclear whether the show, which airs on Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. EST on Fox, will return for a third season.
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