NBC Announces Season Finale Dates for 'Revolution', 'Commmunity', 'Parks and Recreation', 'Chicago Fire' & More

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March 19th, 2013

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“Chicago Fire” Wraps Up Winning Freshman Season on May 15 While May 27 Will Be Season’s Final Episode for Monday Hit “Revolution”


“Parks and Recreation” Concludes on May 2 and “Community” Wraps Season on May 9



UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 19, 2013 – NBC has announced season-ending dates for a handful of its series, including hit dramas “Revolution” and “Chicago Fire,” as well as critically acclaimed comedy “Parks and Recreation.”


The season’s #1 drama on broadcast television in the 18-49 demo, “Revolution” will end on Monday, May 27 (10-11 p.m. ET). “Chicago Fire” will close out its first season on Wednesday, May 15 (10-11 p.m. ET).


“Parks and Recreation” concludes Thursday, May 2 (9:30-10 p.m. ET), with “Community” wrapping up a week later, Thursday, May 9 (8-8:30 p.m. ET).


Two current NBC series will wrap their seasons in April — two back-to-back episodes of “The New Normal” on Tuesday, April 2 (9-10 p.m. ET) and “Go On” on Thursday, April 11 (9:30 p.m. ET) — and two in March. “Whitney” will air back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, March 27 (8-9 p.m. ET) and “1600 Penn” will air its final episodes of the season on Thursday, March 28 (8:30-9 p.m. ET and 9:30-10 p.m. ET).


Other scripted series that have locked season end dates are “Grimm” on Friday, May 17 (9-10 p.m.), “Hannibal” on Thursday, June 27 (10-11 p.m. ET) and “Law & Order: SVU,” which will conclude the season with a two-hour episode on Wednesday, May 22 (9-11 p.m. ET).


It was previously announced that the Emmy Award-winning comedy “The Office” will lock its doors with an hour-long series finale on Thursday, May 16 (9-10 p.m. ET).


As for its reality shows, NBC’s “Fashion Star” will end its second season on Friday, May 10 (8 p.m. ET) and Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” wraps on Sunday, May 19 with a two-hour episode (9-11 p.m. ET).


“The Voice” will climax with its live season finale on Tuesday, June 18 (9-11 p.m. ET).




  • starship

    It will be interesting to see whether Revolution will crush and burn after the long hiatus and with it being Spring and thus general ratings decline.

  • Brad

    Why are they finishing Parks one week into sweeps? Does this mean they’re not getting another season? Seems strange.

  • Rebecca

    “….the show has kind of decided that a world without electricity isn’t really much fun? lol I’m teasing but I do think that if the show is renewed we’ll see a change in direction for the show in an attempt to boost the ratings. I’ll be interested to see how Revolution finishes up the season. I think it might get renewed but I’m kind of expecting a 1 1/2 or 2 season show only. I don’t see it going long term.”

    I don’t see it going long term either unless it maybe maintains high ratings the rest of the season. The fact that the bad guys have power now means they have, er, power [over the good guys]. The only real change in direction I see at this point is the natural evolution of the story (but yeah, get the Charlie actress to act better), building up to whatever happens next. I really only watch for Miles anyway, lol. If he weren’t on the show I wouldn’t watch. I gave up on this one 4 episodes into the season but then caught up later.

  • rob60990

    LOLA also changed from Wednesday when it was airing after SVU to Monday where it aired after The Event.

  • Ultima

    Why are they finishing Parks one week into sweeps?

    2 May is the second Thursday of sweeps.

    Does this mean they’re not getting another season?

    It will be renewed.

  • Dan S

    P&R will be back & so will Revolution. Strange that they’re wrapping up its 1st season on Memorial Day when viewership will be lower than usual. Hopefully next season NBC will be smarter on how they schedule their shows & better protect shows that are doing well but could do even better. I’m amazed that Grimm is doing as well as it has with its erratic schedule going back to August then taking a 4 month break that’s longer than a summer hiatus. Upon its return it gets 2 low rated shows before & after it. RVN should be fine with The Voice lead in as before but again don’t put it on such a long midseason break next year.

  • Thorn

    After the Leno “joke” sources at NBC confirm that all low rated sitcoms will be replaced. They are cleaning house because the CEO was offended by the “joke” and the board wants a change.
    What does this mean? Well any sitcom that is under 2.0 which is all of them will be cancelled and replaced by the new shows that NBC has ordered and they have ordered many.

  • The End

    @I really like Revolution but NBC has a bad habit of letting the really good shows have too long of a break then whoops, their ratings slip and their gone… hope not, but I’m not going to hold by breath.

    Officially the network took it off the air for a few months so it can be paired with The Voice when it comes back, to give the show every chance of success.

    Revolution is NBCs gem.

  • Sandy

    If you ask me, NBC needs to put a bullet in Law & Order: SVU at the end of the season. Meloni’s departure from the show isn’t what ran it down, it’s exec. producer Warren Leight, and I see that now — where did Dick Wolf find this guy? He’s a prick. If Leight leaves the show, by all means, NBC should give it another chance (if the show isn’t ratings dead by next year, or even renewed for a 15th season).

    Dick Wolf and NBC should just do what CBS is doing with the NCIS franchise. Cancel SVU, spin-off ‘Law & Order: Chicago’ with Chicago Fire, the SVU cast/crew should move on, Chicago Fire’s writers/producers should write/run this fictional pilot and that would save the dead L&O franchise that NBC claims to care so much about (L&O canceled because NBC/Dick Wolf were greedy, Criminal Intent moved in 2007/canceled in 2011, Trial by Jury canceled after Orbach’s death beacuse it sucked, Los Angeles canceled because it sucked with Skeet Ulrich and NBC took it off the schedule).

    House should have moved to NBC when it was still high rated, it could have helped saved this network like dramas ER and Law & Order did years ago.

  • Ultima

    House should have moved to NBC when it was still high rated

    It couldn’t have moved back to NBC unless FOX no longer wanted it.

  • Potato

    “Hmmm, they’re ending _____ on ______. DOES THAT MEAN IT’S CANCELLED?!?!?”

  • Bev

    LOLA bombed after Christmas because the retooling was horrible and they messed up main characters. Thats history now anyway. SVU is doing well enough for NBC and considering the loss of Meloni.It holds its own and is well above the Spring NBC show average.They still dont know how Chicago Fire will do on its own.

  • scifi

    “The season’s #1 drama on broadcast television in the 18-49 demo, “Revolution” will end on Monday, May 27″

    It is canceled!!

  • Oliver

    Launching a L&O: Chicago off Chicago Fire is a great idea. Surprised I’ve never seen anybody suggest it before.

  • Other Than THAT Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play

    In the series finale for The Office they should get Stephen Root from OFFICE SPACE to reprise his Milton Waddams character where he comes in to start working and the same day they announce Dunder Mifflin is going out of business and they wont give him his Red Swingline stapler back so Milton burns the building to the ground. Ok, he looks alot different than he did back in ’99 but Im sure makeup artists could pull it off.

  • PurpleDrazi

    I’m really hoping Revolution took so long getting back because NBC listened to everyone’s complaints about the show and took some time to fix them. Unfortunately, this is NBC so I’m not counting on it.

    I’m with everyone else on the board in thinking that the best thing they could do to fix the show would be to kill off Charlie. She is terrible. If nothing else, put her in the background and focus more on the other characters.

    Anyway, I do think Revolution will have a noticable ratings drop but it won’t bomb out entirely. It will settle into “down but still OK” territory and ride it out until the end of May.

  • Renee

    I’m still pissed that NBC reduced the episode count for Revolution.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @Oliver –
    “Launching a L&O: Chicago off Chicago Fire is a great idea. Surprised I’ve never seen anybody suggest it before.”

    I’m not so sure. There is no “Hook” to make it different. SVU was different from the original because it focused on a specific type of crime. CI was different because it was suppose to show the criminal’s point of view (although it ended up focusing on Goren as the strange yet genius detective) and LA has Hollywood and movie stars. Just moving L&O to another city isn’t interesting enough.

    I don’t see the point other than to hang the L&O tag on another show and frankly, that doesn’t carry as much weight as it use to.

  • Rebecca

    @Other Than That…
    THAT would be awesome, lol. I just wish Steve Carell was going to be in at least a brief scene before the show ends, but he won’t be. So I’m gonna need him to come in on Saturday, yeah…

  • The End

    @I’m really hoping Revolution took so long getting back because NBC listened to everyone’s complaints about the show and took some time to fix them. Unfortunately, this is NBC so I’m not counting on it.


    As said, the show was off the air this long because the network wanted to pair with The Voice and nothing more. Infact the shows production went ahead as normal during the hiatus, nothing has changed.

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