ABC Announces Finale Dates for the 2012-13 Season

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March 20th, 2013


via press release:

ABC announced the following finale dates for the 2012-13 Season (all times ET):


Wednesday, March 27

8:30-9:00 p.m.               “The Neighbors”


Wednesday, April 17

8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Suburgatory” (special one-hour finale)


Thursday, May 2

8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Wife Swap”


Sunday, May 5

10:01-11:00 p.m.              “Red Widow”


Tuesday, May 7

8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Splash”


Sunday, May 12

8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Once Upon a Time”

9:00-11:00 p.m.              “Revenge” (special two-hour finale)


Monday, May 13

10:01-11:00 p.m.              “Castle”


Thursday, May 16

9:00-10:02 p.m.             “Grey’s Anatomy”

10:02-11:00 p.m.             “Scandal”


Friday, May 17

9:00-10:00 p.m.             “Shark Tank”


Sunday, May 19

7:00-8:00 p.m.               “America’s Funniest Home Videos”


Monday, May 20

8:00-9:00 p.m.              “Dancing with the Stars” (performance show)


Tuesday, May 21

8:00-10:01 p.m.              “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”


Wednesday, May 22

8:00-8:30 p.m.               “The Middle”

9:00-9:31 p.m.                “Modern Family”

10:00-11:00 p.m.             “Nashville”



Tuesday, May 28

10:01-11:00 p.m.              “Body of Proof”


  • alim

    2hr revenge finale should be good

  • RJ

    Wait, what moves into the 830 half hour after Suburgatory? Is it Family Tools?

  • Kitsune

    Sweet, I knew Revenge was getting a 2hr finale.

    So, let’s see…

    Oh wait, Wikipedia’s already got all the airdates for OUAT and Revenge.

    One month hiatus huh?

  • rob60990

    Suburgatory having a 1 hour finale is interesting. Do they not want to air it after reruns of The Middle or are they testing it?

    ABC is hurting the DWTS finale by airing it from 8-10. Why is BOP airing its final episode outside of sweeps if DWTS is moving from 8-10? I know it’s pre-empted on April 30 but an episode on May 21 would make it up. They obviously plan on bumping it again.

    Revenge having a 2 hour finale. That’s right ABC. Hype that up. :D

  • Nerdbot

    I really hope for Revenge to be its SEASON finale rather than its SERIES FINALE. As the ratings haven’t been so good, I’m a little bit worried.

  • rob60990

    “Wait, what moves into the 830 half hour after Suburgatory? Is it Family Tools?”

    Ya, it premieres on May 1. What a waste. I expect that show to drag down the comedies more than The Neighbors has.

  • Alan

    I think the first hour of Revenge will be a re-cap or something, not an extended episode.

  • iMember

    Makes sense for Revenge to have a two hour finale. This makes me happy, because one hour sometimes is never enough! :)

  • forg

    Surprised with the one hour Suburgatory finale

    So no How to Live with Your Parents and Family Tools will run until Summer?

  • rob60990

    “I think the first hour of Revenge will be a re-cap or something, not an extended episode.”

    That shouldn’t be the case. 16 have aired, with new episodes scheduled on 3/24, 3/31, 4/28, & 5/5. 2 episodes on 5/12 would then equal 22.

  • SJ


    Wrong. It’s episodes 21 and 22 of the season.


    If Revenge gets cancelled, I’ll eat my shoe.

    So much for Body of Proof being all-new, all season. Two preemptions? Really, ABC?

    Also, where’s Happy Endings? Is it not ending on April 26 with an hour-long finale?

    Wow, Suburgatory will only have been on the air for six months this season. It premiered on October 17 and it’s ending on April 17.

  • Rob3008

    How is the Modern Family finale 31 minutes, or is it a typo?

  • forg

    Modern Family has 31 minute runtime frequently because I guess ABC’s squeezing more ad time

  • rob60990

    “How is the Modern Family finale 31 minutes, or is it a typo?”

    Not a typo. Every half hour episode this season has been 31 minutes.

  • Ian

    Yes! Two hour Revenge finale! This should be good!

  • NBC Fan

    Is ABC still airing the Family Tools? It’s almost April, but I haven’t seem any promos.

  • DD

    Grr….stupid Family Tools is going to drag down The Middle and Modern Family! Not that it matters since we all know its DOA and it will only be about 3 or 4 episodes of the other two that it tries to kill. How To Live With Your Parents may have a chance post Modern Family, but I think ABC will be more cautious to try and avoid another Apt. 23 situation. Why is ABC being so cruel to Suburgatory, airing it in reruns, shuffling it around the schedule every 2 minutes?!?

  • Chelsea

    Darn. I’ll be in Europe for the “Castle” season finale.

  • Bee

    hmm.. i kinda wished nashville would get to air 8 episodes in a row. but at least this way it won’t be going against the idol finale.

    and happy endings missing from this list BETTER not be some early sign that it’ll get pulled after 2 weeks and then burned off in the summer.

    the 3 week breaks for scandal and GA + 4 week break for revenge will be miserable. especially revenge. it’s hard to believe 22 episodes will have happened. it feels like it’s never on with any consistency.

  • Melissa

    Weird that Grey’s Anatomy isn’t getting a 2 hour finale. It hasn’t had a 2 hour episode since the season 8 premiere in September 2011; both the season 9 premiere and season 8 finale were of normal length. It used to get 2-hour episodes at least twice a year (i.e. seasons 5 & 6). Hopefully the season 10 premiere will be 2 hours.

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