By Lynette Rice
May 06, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
David M. Russell/CBS; Byron Cohen/NBC; Jack Rowan

Where did the time ago? It seems like just yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting the start of Lone Star; now we can barely remember that two-timing cad. That’s because it’s season finale time – that heartbreaking period when we bid adieu to nine months of scripted heaven to make way for three months of unscripted hell on the broadcast networks. (Don’t worry, Big Brother: We still adore thee).

Fire up your DVR playlists, kids … here are all the broadcast net finales.

May 8

The Amazing Race (CBS, two hours)

CSI: Miami (CBS)

Brothers & Sisters (ABC)

May 11

Better With You (ABC)

May 12


Community (NBC)

Outsourced (NBC)

Vampire Diaries (CW)

Nikita (CW)

May 13


Blue Bloods (CBS)

Smallville (CW, two hours)

May 15

Survivor: Redemption Island (CBS)

Survivor: Redemption Island Live Reunion Show (CBS)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)

Desperate Housewives (ABC, two hours)

The Cleveland Show (Fox)

May 16

How I Met Your Mother (CBS)

Mad Love (CBS)

Mike & Molly (CBS)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)

Chuck (NBC)

Castle (ABC)

90210 (CW)

Gossip Girl (CW)

May 17


NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC)

Raising Hope (Fox)

Traffic Light (Fox)

One Tree Hill (CW)

Hellcats (CW)

May 18

Criminal Minds (CBS)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Breaking In (Fox)

America’s Next Top Model (CW)

May 19

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Rules of Engagement (CBS)

The Mentalist (CBS, two hours)

The Office (NBC, one hour)

Parks and Recreation (NBC, one hour)

Wipeout (ABC)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Private Practice (ABC)

Bones (Fox)

May 20

Shark Tank (ABC)

Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)

Supernatural (CW, two hours)

May 21

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

May 22

The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)

America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)

American Dad (Fox)

The Simpsons (Fox)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Family Guy (Fox, one hour)

May 23

The Event (NBC)

House (Fox)

The Chicago Code (Fox)

May 24

The Biggest Loser (NBC, two hours)

Dancing with the Stars The Results Show (ABC)

Glee (Fox)

May 25

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (CBS)

The Middle (ABC)

Modern Family (ABC)

Cougar Town (ABC, one hour)

American Idol (Fox, two hours)

TV talk has no end date here @EWLynette