ABC Announces Finale Dates for 'The Middle,' 'Once Upon a Time' & More
As we near May sweeps, fans grow closer to their favorite show's season finales — and, in some cases, series finales.
Now, ABC has announced its finale lineup giving fans plenty of dates to look forward to and dread. Kicking off the schedule is Scandal's previously-announced series final episode on April 19, which will bid farewell to Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her gladiators.
The ABC series is in its ninth and final season.
Meanwhile, fans of Once Upon a Time and The Middle finally have finale dates — OUAT will finish on May 18, whereas The Middle concludes for good on May 22. Fans of the latter will be glad to know that the series finale will be a special hour-long episode versus the usual half-hour format.
Not all goodbyes are as permanent in the lineup though. American Idol and ABC's new Dancing With the Stars: Athletes share their final results on May 21. The next day, on May 22, the wildly-successful Roseanne reboot closes the curtain on its return — the TV family will return for a confirmed second season.
Some familiar faces are back for Storybrooke's final chapter.
All of these finales and more have been shared by the network, for the full schedule see the list below.
Thursday, April 19
Scandal Series Finale, 10/9c
Tuesday, May 15
The actress filmed her final scenes at Prospect Studios this week.
Friday, May 18
Once Upon a Time Series Finale, 8/7c
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 9/8c
Sunday, May 20
America's Funniest Home Videos, 7/6c
You'll never believe who is making their return to the Seattle hospital.
Monday, May 21
Dancing With the Stars: Athletes, 8/7c
American Idol, 9/8c
Sunday, May 27