CBS has big plans this May, scheduling several high-profile returns with a special twice-a-week format while also announcing finale dates for all of its current shows.
The long-awaited fifth season of Person of Interest will premiere Tuesday, May 3 at 10pm, with subsequent new episodes airing on both Mondays and Tuesdays at 10pm until the finale on Tuesday, June 21. So the entire 13-episode season will run in just seven weeks.
UPDATE: CBS has no confirmed that Person of Interest has been cancelled, so season 5 will be its last. This means the June 21 season 5 finale will now serve as the show’s SERIES finale.
Similarly, the final season of Mike and Molly will return on Monday, April 25 at 8pm, and for the following three weeks, it will air back-to-back new episodes at 8pm and 8:30pm until the series finale on May 16.
Adding to the confusion, The Odd Couple, which premieres season 2 on Thursday, April 7 at 8:30pm, will also air new episodes on Mondays at 9:30pm starting May 2.
The network has also announced the finale dates for its current line-up of shows, including the series finale of The Good Wife on May 8 and Michael Weatherly‘s final episode of NCIS on May 17.
CBS also has a trio of primetime Price Is Right specials airing at the end of May, using successful CBS shows (Survivor, The Amazing Race and The Big Bang Theory) as themes.
Here’s the complete look at the CBS schedule for the spring.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
8:30pm: Life in Pieces season 1 finale (one hour)
10pm: Rush Hour series premiere
MONDAY, APRIL 18
8pm: Supergirl season 1 finale
MONDAY, APRIL 25
8pm: Mike and Molly returns
9pm: Scorpion season 2 finale
TUESDAY, APRIL 26
10pm: Limitless season 1 finale
MONDAY, MAY 2
8pm: Mike and Molly (back-to-back new episodes)
9:30pm: The Odd Couple (new episode)
10pm: NCIS: Los Angeles season 7 finale
TUESDAY, MAY 3
10pm: Person of Interest season 5 premiere
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
9pm: Criminal Minds season 11 finale
FRIDAY, MAY 6
10pm: Blue Bloods season 6 finale
SUNDAY, MAY 8
8pm: Madam Secretary season 2 finale
9pm: The Good Wife series finale
10pm: Elementary season 4 finale
MONDAY, MAY 9
10pm: Person of Interest (new episode)
THURSDAY, MAY 12
8pm: The Big Bang Theory season 9 finale
9:30pm: 2 Broke Girls season 5 finale
FRIDAY, MAY 13
8pm: The Amazing Race season 28 finale
9pm: Hawaii Five-0 season 6 finale (two hours)
SUNDAY, MAY 15
9pm: Undercover Boss returns
MONDAY, MAY 16
8pm: Mike and Molly series finale
TUESDAY, MAY 17
8pm: NCIS season 13 finale
9pm: NCIS: New Orleans season 2 finale
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
8pm: Survivor Keoh Rong finale (two hours, followed by hour-long reunion show)
THURSDAY, MAY 19
9pm: Mom season 3 finale
MONDAY, MAY 23
8pm: The Price is Right special (Survivor theme)
9pm: The Odd Couple Season 2 finale (one hour)
TUESDAY, MAY 24
8pm: The Price Is Right special (The Big Bang Theory theme)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8pm: The Price Is Right special (The Amazing Race theme)
9pm: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders season 1 finale (two hours)
SUNDAY, MAY 29
8pm: Undercover Boss season 7 finale
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
10pm: Person of Interest series finale
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
10pm: Rush Hour season 1 finale
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