Following on the heels of The CW and NBC, ABC has now announced spring 2014 finale dates for its lineup of shows.
Four shows will be airing their finales in April: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Neighbors, Scandal and Last Man Standing. Scandal is ending its season earlier than usual due to star Kerry Washington‘s pregnancy. And the first three are ending even before May sweeps kicks off (which is April 24 to May 21).
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Some of ABC’s shows will be airing expanded finale episodes. Once Upon a Time is receiving a two-hour closer on May 11, while The Middle will end with a one-hour episode on May 21.
It should also be noted that Dancing with the Stars‘ season 18 finale will run from 9-11pm instead of the usual 8-10pm. May 20 is shaping up to be a major night for reality competition shows. DWTS will directly compete against The Voice finale during the same 9-11pm timeslot. The final American Idol performance episode will air that same night, though with only two singers left at that point, it’s likely to only air for an hour and will avoid DWTS and The Voice.
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Here is the entire list of ABC season finale dates:
Thursday, April 3
8-9pm: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
Friday, April 11
8:31-9pm: The Neighbors
Thursday, April 17
Friday, April 25
8-8:31pm: Last Man Standing
Sunday, May 4
Sunday, May 11
8-10:01pm: Once Upon a Time (two-hour finale)
Monday, May 12
Tuesday, May 13
8-9:01pm: Agents of SHIELD
9:01-9:31pm: The Goldbergs
9:31-10pm: Trophy Wife
Wednesday, May 14
Thursday, May 15
9-10pm: Grey’s Anatomy
Friday, May 16
8-9pm: Shark Tank
Sunday, May 18
7-8pm: America’s Funniest Home Videos
Tuesday, May 20
9-11pm: Dancing with the Stars
Wednesday, May 21
8-9pm: The Middle (one-hour finale)
9-9:31pm: Modern Family
Mind Games is not on this list, which either means they haven’t set a finale date yet or it doesn’t bode well for the future of the series (likely the latter).
Out of the shows listed above, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Super Fun Night are pretty much guaranteed cancellations. Other shows potentially facing the chopping block include The Neighbors and Trophy Wife. It’s too early to tell about the future of Suburgatory and Mixology, while Nashville could go either way (though if it does get renewed, this means it will likely be back for a fourth season as well — for syndication purposes).
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