FOX announces finale dates for ‘American Idol’, ‘Glee’, ‘Fringe’ and more

FOX has just announced finale dates for several of its 2011-2012 shows, including “American Idol”, “Glee”, “Bones”, “Fringe” and “Family Guy” (which will have a special hour-long season-ender on May 20). In addition, the network has announced that the series finale of “House” will air on May 21, in a two-hour block that will be made up of a retrospective from 8-9 PM and the show’s final episode from 9-10.

“American Idol”, meanwhile, will air its final “performance showdown” on a special night – Tuesday, May 22 at 8 PM – directly followed by “Glee”‘s third-season finale at 9. “Idol” will crown its Season 11 winner with a two-hour grand finale the following night.

You can check out the full finale schedule below! Let us know which show you’ll be missing the most this summer…

(Note: Season finale dates for “Touch”, “Breaking In”, and “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” will be announced at a later date.)

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(Times for All-New Episodes are ET/PT Except as Noted)

Saturday, April 7:

8:00-10:00 PM            Q”VIVA! THE CHOSEN

Tuesday, April 17:

9:30-10:00 PM            RAISING HOPE

Tuesday, May 8:

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL

Friday, May 11:

8:00-9:00 PM              THE FINDER

9:00-10:00 PM            FRINGE

Sunday, May 13:

9:30-10:00 PM            AMERICAN DAD
Monday, May 14:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES

Sunday, May 20:

7:30-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW

8:00-8:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS

8:30-9:00 PM              BOB”S BURGERS

9:00-10:00 PM            FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale)

Monday, May 21:

8:00-9:00 PM              HOUSE (One-Hour Retrospective Special)

9:00-10:00 PM            HOUSE (Series Finale)

Tuesday, May 22:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 1 – Final Performance Round) (ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            GLEE

Wednesday, May 23:

8:00-10:07 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Pt. 2 – Grand Finale) (ET live/PT tape-delayed)