Considering everything that has transpired around the world in the past year or so, it makes perfect sense that TV and streaming schedules are currently about as straightforward and dependable as rolling dice in space. This obviously isn't a hugely important issue in the grand scheme of things, but there's definitely mental comfort to be found in regularly scheduled escapism. Despite all the constant hiatuses and shortened episode counts, though, April-June still looms large as TV Finale Time, with tons of big shows such as Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier wrapping debut seasons, while other shows like CBS' cancelled MacGyver are definitively airing series finales.
So get out your calendars and your favorite color-coded note-taking materials as we go through all the big TV finales hitting the small screen in the coming weeks and months.
Late April 2021 TV Finales
While the early weeks in April did feature some noteworthy season finales for shows like The Walking Dead Season 10, with both Syfy's Wynonna Earp and Showtime's Shameless airing their final episodes ever. But late April is where the finale train really starts rolling, and it doesn't stop until Summer TV hits.
Wednesday, April 21
The Challenge Season 36 Finale - MTV - 8 p.m.
Good Trouble Season 5 Spring Finale - Freeform - 10 p.m.
Snowfall Season 4 Finale - FX - 10 p.m.
Thursday, April 22
Hell's Kitchen Season 19 Finale - Fox - 8 p.m.
Friday, April 23
The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Season 1 Finale - Disney+ - 12:01 a.m.
For All Mankind Season 2 Finale - Apple TV+ - 12:01 a.m.
RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Finale - VH1 - 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 25
Ride With Norman Reedus Season 5 Finale - AMC - 11:25 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27
Kenan Season 1 Finale - NBC - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 29
Creepshow Season 2 Finale - Shudder - 3:01 a.m.
Friday, April 30
Invincible Season 1 Finale - Amazon Prime - 12:01 a.m.
MacGyver Series Finale - CBS - 8 p.m.
May 2021 TV Finales
Hope you're ready for a major television exodus, as more than 50 major series will air their season and series finales in May. Fans will be saying goodbye forever to Tim Allen's Last Man Standing on Fox and Aidy Bryant's Shrill on Hulu (opens in new tab), with merely temporary farewells in store for shows like CBS' Young Sheldon, Fox's animation domination lineup, and more.
Tuesday, May 4
Selena Series Finale - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Young Rock Season 1 Finale - NBC - 8 p.m.
The Curse Of Oak Island Season 8 Finale - History - 9 p.m.
Wednesday, May 5
The Circle Season 2 Finale - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Friday, May 7
Shrill Series Finale - Hulu - 12:01 a.m.
Magnum P.I. Season 3 Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 9
The Gloaming Season 1 Finale - Starz - 8:30 p.m.
When Calls the Heart Season 8 Finale - Hallmark - 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11
Mayans M.C. Season 3 Finale - FX - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 12
Married At First Sight Season 12 Finale - Lifetime - 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 13
Castlevania Series Finale - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Young Sheldon Season 4 Finale - CBS - 8 p.m.
Mom Series Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
B Positive Season 1 Finale - CBS - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 14
Blue Bloods Season 11 Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 16
The Great North Season 1 Finale - Fox - 8:30 p.m.
City On A Hill Season 2 Finale - Showtime - 9 p.m.
The Nevers Season 1 Finale - HBO - 9 p.m.
Family Guy Season 19 Finale - Fox - 9 p.m.
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Finale - NBC - 9 p.m.
Monday, May 17
The Neighborhood Season 3 Finale - CBS - 8 p.m.
Bob (Hearts) Abishola Season 2 Finale - CBS - 8:30 p.m.
Breeders Season 2 Finale - FX - 10 p.m.
Bull Season 5 Finale - CBS - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18
The Resident Season 4 Finale - Fox - 8 p.m.
Prodigal Son Season 2 Finale - Fox - 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 20
Last Man Standing Series Finale - Fox - 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 23
America's Funniest Home Videos Season 31 Finale - ABC - 7 p.m.
American Idol Season 19 Finale - ABC - 8 p.m.
The Equalizer Season 1 Finale - CBS - 8 p.m.
The Simpsons Season 32 Finale - Fox - 8 p.m.
Bob's Burgers Season 11 Finale - Fox - 9 p.m.
Godfather Of Harlem Season 2 Spring Finale - Epix - 9 p.m.
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
NCIS: New Orleans Series Finale - CBS - 10 p.m.
Monday, May 24
9-1-1 Season 4 Finale - Fox - 8 p.m.
9-1-1: Lone Star Season 2 Finale - Fox - 9 p.m.
All Rise Season 2 Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
Debris Season 1 Finale - NBC - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25
Game Of Talents Season 1 Finale - Fox - 8 p.m.
NCIS Season 18 Finale - CBS - 8 p.m.
FBI Season 3 Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
FBI: Most Wanted Season 2 Finale - CBS - 10 p.m.
This Is Us Season 5 Finale - NBC - 10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 26
Chicago Med Season 6 Finale - NBC - 8 p.m.
The Masked Singer Season 5 Finale - Fox - 8 p.m.
Chicago Fire Season 9 Finale - NBC - 9 p.m.
SEAL Team Season 4 Finale - CBS - 9 p.m.
Chicago P.D. Season 8 Finale - NBC - 10 p.m.
S.W.A.T. Season 4 Finale - CBS - 10 p.m.
Thursday, May 27
Swamp People Season 12 Finale - History - 9 p.m.
Friday, May 28
The Kominsky Method Series Finale - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
Lucifer Season 5 Finale - Netflix - 3:01 a.m.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Season 1 Finale - Disney+ - 3:01 a.m.
A Black Lady Sketch Show Season 2 Finale - HBO - 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 30
Worst Cooks In America Season 22 Finale - Food Network - 9 p.m.
Mare Of Easttown Season 1 Finale - HBO - 10 p.m.
June 2021 TV Finales
While the majority of the major networks closed out their biggest shows' seasons in May, June is almost always a prime time to catch finales on cable TV and streaming platforms. This year is no different in that respect, with several fan-favorite series like Younger and Queen of the South ending their runs after long delays between seasons.
Thursday, June 3
Law & Order: SVU Season 22 Finale - NBC - 9 p.m.
Wipeout Season 8 Summer Finale - TBS - 9 p.m.
Law & Order: Organized Crime Season 1 Finale - NBC - 10 p.m.
Friday, June 4
The Mosquito Coast Season 1 Finale - Apple TV+ - 12:01 a.m.
Sunday, June 6
Fear The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale - AMC - 9 p.m.
Pose Series Finale - FX - 10 p.m.
Tuesday, June 8
New Amsterdam Season 3 Finale - NBC - 10 p.m.
Chad Season 1 Finale - TBS - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9
Queen of the South Series Finale - USA - 10 p.m.
Thursday, June 10
Younger Series Finale - Paramount+ - 3:01 a.m.
Manifest Season 3 Finale - NBC - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 16
The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 Finale - Hulu - 12:01 a.m.
Friday, June 18
Big Shot Season 1 Finale - Disney+ - 3:01 a.m.
Sunday, June 20
Bless The Harts Season 2 Finale - Fox - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, June 25
Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet Season 2 Finale - Apple TV+ - 12:01 a.m.
Sunday, June 27
The Girlfriend Experience Season 3 Finale - Starz - 8 p.m.
Monday, June 28
In Treatment Season 4 Finale - HBO - 9:30 p.m.
Stay tuned for more updated TV finale dates as they are made official by the networks and streaming services. Which shows will everyone miss the most? And then on the flip side, what shows are you hoping never come back from hiatus?
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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