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FOX Announces Season Finale Dates & Summer Premieres

FOX has announced when several of their series will have their season finales, and they have also announced some summer premiere dates.

Here's the press release that they put out today:

FOX ANNOUNCES SEASON FINALE AND SUMMER PREMIERE DATES

SEASON FINALE EVENTS INCLUDE:

"BONES" AND "THE FOLLOWING" MONDAY, APRIL 29;

"NEW GIRL" AND "THE MINDY PROJECT" TUESDAY, MAY 7;

"GLEE" THURSDAY, MAY 9;

TWO-NIGHT "AMERICAN IDOL" SEASON FINALE AIRS WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, AND THURSDAY, MAY 16;

SPECIAL ONE-HOUR FINALES OF "THE CLEVELAND SHOW," "THE SIMPSONS" AND "FAMILY GUY" SUNDAY, MAY 19

NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES "DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO" PREVIEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, AND PREMIERES THURSDAY, MAY 23

"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE" LAUNCHES NEXT SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S FAVORITE DANCERS TUESDAY, MAY 14

 NEW COMEDY "THE GOODWIN GAMES" PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 20

 "MASTERCHEF" SERVES UP NEW SEASON WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

 NEW ALTERNATIVE ANIMATED PROGRAMMING BLOCK "ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF" LAUNCHES SATURDAY, JULY 27

 FOX is announcing season finale dates and premiere dates for its summer programs, including new unscripted series DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO, the Season 10 premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the premiere of family comedy THE GOODWIN GAMES and the return of MASTERCHEF.

New unscripted workplace experiment DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO clocks in with a special preview Wednesday, May 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the first night of the two-night season finale of AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 ET live/PT tape-delayed). In the series, which makes its time period premiere Thursday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), the boardroom doors get blown wide open when employees are given the power to make some tough decisions. Frustrated bosses will hand over the reins of their companies to the employees, offering their respective staffs a chance to make changes in the workplace - even if it means letting co-workers go. Each participating office will have its own set of issues, which will force them to take a hard look at what's plaguing their workplace and answer the toughest question of all: DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO?

Returning for its landmark 10th season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE waltzes into a new season Tuesday, May 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The Emmy Award-nominated hit dance competition series will feature host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, as well as guest judges including actress Minnie Driver, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, comedian Wayne Brady, All-Star Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Adam Shankman, among others, at auditions in Austin, Boston, Detroit, Memphis and Los Angeles.  Each two-hour show will again feature breathtaking performances as well as suspenseful eliminations, as the contestants compete to be named America's Favorite Dancers.

New comedy THE GOODWIN GAMES starts playing Monday, May 20 (8:30-9:00 PM), as part of a night of half-hour comedies, including encores of RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). Starring Scott Foley ("Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy," "Felicity"), Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty") and T.J. Miller ("Our Idiot Brother," "She's Out Of My League"), the inventive family comedy tells the story of three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father (guest star Beau Bridges, "My Name Is Earl"), and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million - if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father's wishes.

MASTERCHEF debuts its fourth season with a two-hour season premiere on Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). After a nationwide search, the best home cooks in America arrive in Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. The hopefuls whose dishes impress the judges the most will earn a coveted white apron and move onto the next round. Throughout the season, the judges will challenge the newest batch of contestants through a series of grueling challenges and elimination rounds to determine which home cook has the skill, drive and passion to make a mark in the culinary world and win a life-changing grand prize.

As previously announced, ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF, FOX's new alternative animated programming block, will premiere on air Saturday, July 27 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET/PT), with a number of new quarter-hour animated series, including AXE COP, based on the hit graphic novel; HIGH SCHOOL USA!, created by Dino Stamatopoulos ("Community"); the UNTITLED LUCAS BROTHERS PROJECT, from identical twin comedians Kenny and Keith Lucas (aka The Lucas Brothers); and GOLAN THE INSATIABLE, from Fox Digital Studio script writer Joshua Miller. Voice actors include Megan Mullally ("Children's Hospital," "Will & Grace"), Patton Oswalt ("Young Adult," "Ratatouille"), Ken Marino ("Children's Hospital," "Party Down"), Vincent Kartheiser ("Mad Men"),  Mandy Moore ("Tangled"), among others.

Before summer, don't miss these season finale events: KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Friday, April 5; TOUCH (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Friday, April 26;  BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and THE FOLLOWING (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Monday, April 29; the special one-hour season finale of COPS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on Saturday, May 4; NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Tuesday, May 7; GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Thursday, May 9; and AMERICAN IDOL's two-night season finale on Wednesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and Thursday, May 16 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Plus, ANIMATION DOMINATION draws two nights of season finales with BOB'S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, May 12; and the special one-hour season finales of THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:00-7:30/7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30/8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30/9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, May 19.

Additional summer schedule information to be announced.
 

FOX 2013 SEASON FINALE AND SUMMER SCHEDULE

(All times ET/PT except where noted)

 

MONDAY

Monday, April 29:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Season Finale)

 

Mondays, beginning May 6:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL'S KITCHEN (All-New Special Monday Episodes)

 

Mondays, beginning May 20:

8:00-8:30 PM              RAISING HOPE (Encore)

8:30-9:00 PM              THE GOODWIN GAMES (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Encore)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Encore)

 

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TUESDAY

Tuesday, May 7:

8:00-9:00 PM              HELL'S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Season Finale)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Finale)

 

Tuesdays, beginning May 14:

8:00-10:00 PM            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)

 

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WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, May 15:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (Season Finale, Part One; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Preview)

 

Wednesdays, beginning May 22:

8:00-10:00 PM            MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)

 

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THURSDAY

Thursday, May 9:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (All-New; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            GLEE (Season Finale)

 

Thursday, May 16:

8:00-10:07 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Season Finale, Part Two; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

 

Thursdays, beginning May 23:

8:00-9:00 PM              DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL'S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)

 

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FRIDAY

Friday, April 5:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

 

Fridays, beginning April 12:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

 

Friday, April 26:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (Season Finale)

 

Fridays, beginning May 3:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            BONES (Encore)

 

Fridays, beginning May 24:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

 

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SATURDAY

Saturday, May 4:

8:00-9:00 PM              COPS (One-Hour Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturday, May 11:

6:00 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX - DARLINGTON 500

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturday, May 18:

8:00-10:00 PM            COPS (Encores)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturdays, beginning May 25:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL '13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

 

Saturdays, beginning July 27:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL '13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (Series Premiere)

SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 12:

7:00-7:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS (Encore)

7:30-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New)

8:00-8:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS (All-New)

8:30-9:00 PM              BOB'S BURGERS (Season Finale)

9:00-9:30 PM              FAMILY GUY (All-New)

9:30-10:00 PM            AMERICAN DAD (Season Finale)

 

Sunday, May 19:

7:00-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE SIMPSONS (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM            FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

Sunday, May 26:

5:30 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX - COCA-COLA 500

 

Sundays, beginning June 6:

7:00-10:00 PM            ANIMATION DOMINATION (Encores)

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