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”


  • DW

    daylight savings weighs down MF than a tv show. MF will be fine.

  • Bee

    ABC better promote the sh*t out of nashville’s return and revenge’s 2-hour finale. seriously. last year’s revenge finale, despite idol competition, did well and had a noticeable rise thanks to an all-out promo that hyped it up big. i hope this finale delives also and gets the same big treatment.

    and i can already hear the “OMG NASHVILLE. CANCEL IT NOW.” chants that’ll be here next thursday when it potentially hits a new low from the huge brea. God, i just want that show renewed.

  • Dan

    So I’m guessing Family Tools and How to Live With Your Parents will air their orders through June?

  • Ultima

    Sunday, May 5
    10:01-11:00 p.m. “Red Widow”

    Really, ABC? You don’t have some Revenge for Real lying around? Maybe a couple Shark Tank repeats?

  • Networkman

    Yay! Two hour episode for Revenge is great. I wish that ABC would of had the hiatus for Revenge in January and then it could of shown its episodes throughout the month of April. Viewers have to wait until April 28 for the show to return after Easter. I think that is stupid. What does the network plan on showing in April? Are they going to air repeats of Revenge? Do they have movies to show?

  • Ultima

    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.

    The Idol finale is 8-9pm Wednesday and 8-10:07pm Thursday. How could Nashville possibly air against it?

    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.

    My guess is that if Happy Endings craters, it could be pulled after one week (at which point, I’m not sure it even airs during the summer).

  • aciel

    revenge is not getting cancelled so haters deal with it as long as it stays in the 1.8-2.0 range for the rest of the season it should be fine

  • Ultima

    What does the network plan on showing in April?

    Repeats against the ACM Awards, repeats the following week to avoid off-on-off scheduling, Once recap and HHOF movie the week before sweeps starts.

    I think that is stupid.

    People didn’t want off-on-off scheduling or to be up against big events. ABC is giving the people what they want! ;)

  • aciel

    also what is up with people, people dont know what good shows are nowadays i mean scandal now gets better ratings than once upon a time? what is wrong with people what is so special about scandal i watch that show but i dont really see anything special about it its become the most overated show ever. revenge is a really good show that slipped in ratings its no wonder crappy shows stay on air and good shows get cancelled. abc better promote revenges finale because its abcs fault that revenge went down in ratings so abc could repay it by promoting its finale so more viewers will and hopefully if the finale is really good revenge might even pick up new viewers next season

  • JayZ

    2 hour revenge !!!!!!!! so excited

  • The End

    @what is wrong with people what is so special about scandal

    Different shows appeal to different audiences.

  • Ram510

    BoP ending outside of sweeps, hmmmmm?

    So much is ending early May I would thought they Sunday line up would end the 19th.

    And when’s the finale of How to Live?

  • Ultima

    BoP ending outside of sweeps, hmmmmm?

    I’m also puzzled by that. I know it is being bumped a week because of the Amanda Knox interview, but with the DWTS finale being 8-10pm instead of 9-11pm, there’s room for BoP.

    So much is ending early May I would thought they Sunday line up would end the 19th.

    Billboard Music Awards

  • frodo

    Revenge is almost certain to be renewed, definitely not going anywhere.

  • karin

    Revenge’s ratings are terrible,deserved,awful show .
    As BOP ,cancel it asap.
    ABC needs new dramas .

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Revenge became so dumb, I hope it keeps dropping. GA deserves a 2-hour season finale! And MF deserves a 1-hour finale.

  • Bee


    woops you’re right. i was thinking of last year when idol’s 2-hour finale aired on a wednesday. but it’s on a thursday this year so a nashville finale on the 15th wouldn’t matter.

  • SJ


    Actually, the Once episode preceding the HHOF movie isn’t a recap, it’s a new episode.

  • aciel

    if u dont like it why comment about it geez its so weird because revenge is not the kind of show that attracts this many haters

  • Dan

    BOP airing its finale outside of sweeps isn’t that odd, some shows get preemptions and this show happened to get a few. Atleast its not being burned off Saturdays. Smash doing horribly and Golden Boy doing OK makes BOP actually look good for the hour.

    @Melissa – Not so weird, with Scandal doing so well, ABC would do just as well with Grey’s and Scandal from 9-11 just as they would with a 2 hour Grey’s.

    The Suburgatory 1 hour finale doesn’t surprise me, its one less Middle repeat. ABC should air an additional How to Live With Your Parents ep at 8:30 on April 24, or at least move up Family Tools one week. Its not like FT is getting renewed.

    As for Happy Endings the show will NOT be pulled. It will run double episodes on Fridays through April 26. Why ABC didnt include it in the press release is beyond me.

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