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CBS Sets Season Finale Dates for ‘Scorpion,’ ‘Big Bang Theory’ and Others

CBS is continuing its recent trend of wrapping a good-sized chunk of its series before the final week of the television season, announcing on Wednesday the finale dates for all of its current shows as well as the return of first-year drama “Stalker.”

First-year Monday drama “Scorpion” (pictured), which aired 12 original episodes in the fall and another on a Sunday in January following an NFL playoff game, will have exhausted its 22-episode season order by April 20, when it will air its finale. It will be replaced in Monday’s 9 p.m. hour on May 4 by the return of “Stalker,” which means one Kevin Williamson thriller will go head-to-head with another (Fox’s “The Following”).

CBS is spreading out its early finales across the schedule, with five series wrapping during the first half of the May sweep: Thursday comedy “Mom” on April 30, Friday drama “Blue Bloods” on May 1, Sunday drama “Madam Secretary” on May 3, Tuesday drama “Person of Interest” on May 5 and Wednesday drama “Criminal Minds” on May 6.

Ending their seasons during the third week of the sweep are “The Big Bang Theory” (May 7), “Hawaii Five-0” (a two-hour finale on May 8), “The Good Wife” (May 10), “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans” (May 12) and rookie “CSI: Cyber” (a two-hour finale on May 13).

The final week of the sweep and television season will see the finales of “The Odd Couple” (one-hour) and “Elementary” on May 14, “The Amazing Race” on May 15, all four Monday series (“2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly,” “Stalker” and “NCIS: Los Angeles”) on May 18, and “Survivor” on May 20.

“Battle Creek” will close its first season on May 24.


The following are season finale airdates for CBS series:

Monday, April 20
9:00-10:00 PM            SCORPION

Thursday, April 30
9:30-10:00 PM            MOM

Friday, May 1
10:00-11:00 PM          BLUE BLOODS

Sunday, May 3
8:00-9:00 PM              MADAM SECRETARY

Tuesday, May 5
10:00-11:00 PM          PERSON OF INTEREST

Wednesday, May 6
9:00-10:00 PM            CRIMINAL MINDS

Thursday, May 7
8:00-8:30 PM              THE BIG BANG THEORY

Friday, May 8
9:00-11:00 PM            HAWAII FIVE-0 (2-Hour Season Finale)

Sunday, May 10
9:00-10:00 PM            THE GOOD WIFE

Tuesday, May 12
8:00-9:00 PM              NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM            NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

Wednesday, May 13
9:00-11:00 PM            CSI: CYBER (2-Hour Season Finale)

Thursday, May 14
8:30-9:30 PM              THE ODD COUPLE (1-Hour Season Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM          ELEMENTARY

Friday, May 15
8:00-9:00 PM              THE AMAZING RACE

Monday, May 18
8:00-8:30 PM              2 BROKE GIRLS
8:30-9:00 PM              MIKE & MOLLY
9:00-10:00 PM            STALKER**  (debuts in this timeslot on May 4)
10:00-11:00 PM          NCIS: LOS ANGELES

Wednesday, May 20
8:00-10:00 PM            SURVIVOR (2-Hour Season Finale)
10:00-11:00 PM          SURVIVOR Reunion Special

Sunday, May 24
10:00-11:00 PM          BATTLE CREEK


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