Press release from ABC, April 16, 2015:
The ABC Television Network announced highlights of upcoming May sweeps programming, featuring season finale dates for series “American Crime,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “black-ish,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Forever,” “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family,” “Nashville,” “Revenge,” “Scandal,” “Secrets and Lies,” and “Shark Tank.“ In addition, “The 2015 Billboard Music Awards” will take place live from Las Vegas.
Other highlights include a special two-hour finale of “Once Upon A Time” and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the premieres of “Beyond the Tank” and “500 Questions,” and the return of “The Bachelorette,” with a special two-night event.
The Chew – ABC’s “The Chew” is celebrating spring! On Monday, April 27, Guillermo Diaz (ABC’s “Scandal”) guests, and Tuesday, April 28, The Radio City Rockettes swing by and kick-up their heels for a fun, yet informative, spring cleaning segment with Clinton Kelly. On Tuesday, May 5, it’s a “Cinco de Mayo Party!” with Mexican chef Pati Jinich. The week of May 11–15 is “Inspiration Week,” with co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz celebrating the people in their lives who inspire them most. On Monday, May 18, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett fills in as guest co-host for the day. “The Chew” airs MONDAY – FRIDAY (1:00- 2:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
General Hospital – The Daytime Emmy nominated series celebrates the annual Nurses’ Ball on Friday, May 1, Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5. See which of your favorite stars will return, along with the GH character fans voted back. Stay tuned for a two-day network daytime television event as “General Hospital” broadcasts live from Los Angeles on Friday, May 15, and again Monday, May 18.
Jimmy Kimmel Live – Jimmy Kimmel kicks off May Sweeps with George Clooney (Disney’s “Tomorrowland”), Billy Crystal (“The Comedians”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), Shonda Rhimes (ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder”), Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”), Elizabeth Banks (“Pitch Perfect 2”), Judd Apatow (“Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy”), Jennifer Connelly (“Aloft”), Adam Levine (“The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015”), Kim Kardashian West, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross (ABC’s “black-ish”), Brittany Snow (“Pitch Perfect 2”), Paul Giamatti (“San Andreas”), Marc Maron (“Maron”), Amy Schumer (ABC’s “The Bachelorette”), Michael Sheen (“Far from the Madding Crowd”), Julie Bowen (ABC’s “Modern Family”), Patricia Heaton (ABC’s “The Middle”), Adam Devine (“Pitch Perfect 2”), Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road”), Alexandra Daddario (“San Andreas”), Ioan Gruffudd (ABC’s “Forever”), “The Bachelorette” castoff, Animal Trainer Dave Salmoni (“Monster Week on Animal Planet”) and Science Bob Pflugfelder (Book “Nick and Tesla”). Musical performances include Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Maroon 5, Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, Brandon Flowers, New Kids on the Block, Nelly and TLC, Earth, Wind & Fire, Twenty One Pilots and Modest Mouse. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs MONDAY – FRIDAY (11:35 p.m., ET).
Grey’s Anatomy – “How to Save a Life” – Derek witnesses a horrible car accident and springs into action to save lives, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Scandal – “First Lady Sings the Blues” – The team taking down B613 is in serious danger and forced to take drastic measures to ensure their safety. In the White House, Mellie is mortified when the nation turns against her and Cyrus is forced to come to her defense, on “Scandal,” THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
American Crime – “Episode Eight” – As news of Aliyah’s organized march for Carter’s cause spreads, tensions and emotions within the community rise. The city tries to stifle the demonstration and the DA attempts to offer Carter a plea deal. Demonized and the target of violent threats, Barb refuses to back down and desperately rallies her own group of supporters to attend the march. Once again placed in juvenile detention, Tony could be charged as an adult. Alonzo urges him to testify against Carter to gain some leniency. Hector reconnects with his girlfriend and promises to turn his life around for her and their daughter. Unemployed and out of options, Russ turns to Mark for help in allowing him to move into Matt and Gwen’s house, on “American Crime,” THURSDAY, APRIL 23 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Shark Tank — “Episode 624” – On this week’s “Shark Tank,” two women from New York City present their collectible products for celebrities’ super-fans; two men from Boston pitch a mobile app for reserving a barstool in advance for popular nights and events; Midwesterners who transplanted to Venice, CA have a cool, classic men’s clothing line that is made in America, and an Atlanta man who spent a decade playing in the NFL has a revolutionary high-tech insole for shoes. Will the Sharks bite? Plus, get the follow-up story on Pork Barrel BBQ from season one—how have the two men from Washington, DC. fared since Barbara Corcoran’s investment? Find out on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, APRIL 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Once Upon a Time – “Lily” – SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC Television Network.
Secrets and Lies — “The Mother” — Ben’s discovery in the attic further exacerbates his tension with Christy, who, to make matters worse, continues to keep the kids away from him. When Ben finally does get some much needed father-daughter time with Abby (Belle Shouse) at the Christmas fair, an unwelcome guest changes the course of the evening. Meanwhile, after the leak in the crime lab left most of the forensic evidence in Tom’s case unusable, Det. Cornell (Juliette Lewis) refuses to sit idly by and wait for everything to be re-tested. She returns to the crime scene, hoping to find something new to drive her towards an arrest, on “Secrets and Lies,” airing SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Revenge — “Aftermath” – As Emily sifts through the wreckage of her life, even her closest friends worry she has finally gone too far, on “Revenge,” SUNDAY, APRIL 26 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Dancing with the Stars — “Episode 2007 and 2007A” — Eras Night and The Results Show, MONDAY, APRIL 27, (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) and TUESDAY, APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Castle – “In Plane Sight” – As Castle and Alexis travel to London, their routine flight turns deadly when the plane’s Air Marshal is found murdered. With the help of Beckett on the ground, Castle and Alexis race against time to find the killer before he carries out his fateful plan, on “Castle,” MONDAY, APRIL 27 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — “The Dirty Half Dozen” — Gonzales and Coulson must find a way to put their differences aside and work together against Hydra, even if it means teaming up with someone they don’t trust, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, APRIL 28 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Middle — “While You Were Sleeping” – Frankie and Mike attempt to have a romantic date night at home by renting a movie. But every time they turn it on, they end up falling asleep and try desperately to get through the film over a series of nights. Meanwhile, Axl teams up with Brick to invent the next big thing, and the Heck Brothers Old-Timey Barbecue Sauce is born — and Sue is floored when she’s asked to her senior prom by a hunky mall store greeter. But she has to figure out a way to get out of work early in order to attend, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Goldbergs – “Dance Party USA” – Thinking Pop’s luck can rub off on him, Adam gambles at school and loses his toys as a result. Beverly replaces them but Adam knows better. He also learns something new about Pops that allows Adam to accept his grandfather for who he is. Meanwhile, Erica dreams to dance on a popular TV dance show, but her dream quickly turns into a nightmare when Barry gives her pink eye and she’s not in a condition to be on television, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Modern Family – “Integrity” – Phil and Jay run an errand together to pick up Lily’s hand me down princess castle for Joe, both though are in a mood because Phil is upset that Claire won’t let him buy a videogame console, and Jay think Gloria is letting Joe play with too many girlie items. Mitch and Cam babysit Joe and both get the itch for another baby that is until Joe presents to be quite the handful! Meanwhile, Gloria tries to help Haley stand up for herself at work, and Claire tries to bribe Luke’s principal to give him one of the student awards this year, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
black-ish – “The Peer-ent Trap” – When teenager Zoey goes through a mini-rebellion phase by pushing boundaries and acting out, Dre wants to lay down the law, while Bow insists on a softer approach like her mom did with her, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Nashville – “Time Changes Things” – Rayna travels to Natchez, MS to try to help Deacon and we learn how her past with him affects his life-and-death struggle today. Jade invites Luke, Jeff and Layla to her beachfront bash in her home in Malibu which turns into an all-night rager. Back in Nashville, new mom Juliette tries to jump-start her career with a last-minute rooftop concert, and Kiley returns to Gunnar with news that changes everything, on “Nashville,” WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Grey’s Anatomy – “She’s Leaving Home” – April makes a shocking decision that Jackson cannot understand, meanwhile Bailey and Ben argue over their future. Back at the hospital, Callie’s revisited by her police officer patient (Kevin Alejandro) and Amelia struggles with her past, on “Grey’s Anatomy,” THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Scandal – “A Few Good Women” – Vice President Ross continues to defy the Grant administration when she hires Olivia Pope to defend a woman in the Navy. Meanwhile, Quinn and Huck must do what they do best to get answers about B613 and Mellie’s campaign for Senate continues to be a struggle on “Scandal,” THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
American Crime – “Episode Nine” – Following the march in support of Carter that erupted in violence, Aliyah and her lawyer use the turn in public opinion to leave the court no choice but to move up Carter’s preliminary examination date. Emotions felt by the families on both sides of the case come to a head when Aubry’s mother, Ruth sets up a meeting with Aliyah. Meanwhile, Russ continues to work on Matt and Gwen’s house as a means to fill a void created by his regretful decision to abandon his family years previously. Desperate to do everything he can for a now fearful Tony in juvenile detention, Alonzo turns to an unlikely source for help. After Aubry receives news from Carter, she is left feeling emotionally distraught. She makes the decision to completely change the course of the case by going on record with an incendiary statement, on “American Crime” THURSDAY, APRIL 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Shark Tank — “Episode 626” – The Sharks take no prisoners, driving one entrepreneur to tears and grilling another: “Are you here to get exposure or to get exposed?” This week, a man from Brattleboro, VT joins singer Pat Boone to pitch a new eco-friendly car that they claim is superior to electric vehicles because it runs on compressed air; a super-fit mother of three from Ft. Collins, CO touts the benefits of her snack bars connected to a popular diet; a fisherman who holds the world record for biggest striped bass ever caught tries to net a Shark’s investment in his unique lure that helped him make that catch; and two men from Cincinnati, OH provide customers with sets of glasses and frames that are interchangeable and reasonably priced. And a follow-up story on Heidi Ho Organics in which Lori Greiner invested earlier this season on “Shark Tank,” FRIDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Beyond the Tank – SERIES PREMIERE — A one-hour companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank,” will tell what happens to the entrepreneurs after their appearance on The Tank. In “Episode 101,” Robert Herjavec rolls up his sleeves to help guide San Diego, CA entrepreneurs Evan Melsohn and Nick Morton, the “Tipsy Elves” business duo from Season 5. They find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to branding their clothing design company and if Nick should quit his job as a dentist and participate full time in the business. Sixteen-year old Carter Kostler from Virginia Beach, VA felt devastated when he did not get a deal for The Define Bottle, his fruit-infused water bottle, after appearing in a Season 5 episode. He shares how he turned his first venture at being an entrepreneur into a learning experience that will last him a lifetime. When former pro-football player Al “Bubba” Baker and his daughter, Brittani Bo Baker, pitched the Sharks in Season 5, Daymond John won the battle to invest $300,000 in their Deboned Baby Back Ribs business. But when Daymond goes to Avon, OH and discovers that production is not under control and orders aren’t keeping up with the demand, the Shark wonders if he made the right business decision, premieres FRIDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Note: “Beyond the Tank” will run for three weeks through Friday, May 15.
Once Upon a Time – “Mother” – SUNDAY, MAY 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC Television Network.
Secrets and Lies – SEASON FINALE – “The Lie” – Certain that he is not responsible for Tom’s death, Ben tries to finally relax and enjoy the Christmas that he missed with his family — until a shocking discovery changes his plans. Meanwhile, with the evidence having been re-tested, Cornell puts all the pieces together and prepares to make an arrest. But in the stunning conclusion, Ben makes a decision that will change his family’s life forever. The nightmare is only just starting, on “Secrets and Lies,” airing SUNDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Revenge – “Plea” – Emily enlists Nolan and Jack to help prove her innocence while Ben takes measures to keep her locked up, on “Revenge,” SUNDAY, MAY 3 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Dancing with the Stars — “Episode 2008 and Episode 2008A” — America’s Choice and The Results Show, MONDAY, MAY 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) and TUESDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Castle – “Dead from New York” — When Sid Ross, the powerful creator of a long-running sketch comedy show is killed, Castle and Beckett are called to investigate. But as they delve into the victim’s life and the colorful world of “Saturday Night Tonight,” they uncover a shocking secret that may explain Sid’s murder. Carly Rae Jepsen is featured as a musical guest, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 4 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — “Scars” – Skye is torn between her loyalty to S.H.I.E.L.D. and her connection to the Inhumans as tensions rise between the groups; and Coulson reveals a secret he’s been hiding from even those closest to him, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MAY 5 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Forever – SEASON FINALE — “The Last Death of Henry Morgan” – Henry and Adam have been on a long, unrelenting collision course, which is about to come to a head – possibly bringing about one man’s death – with only Jo standing in the way. Henry and Jo’s murder investigation into a museum worker’s death centers on a priceless missing ancient dagger, which not only ended the life of Julius Caesar, but also killed Adam the first time. Meanwhile, Adam knows that there is something that Henry fears more than death – that Jo might discover his mystery. The two men tangle in a tumultuous game-changing confrontation. But at long last, will Jo finally learn about Henry’s secret? The Season Finale of “Forever” airs TUESDAY, MAY 5 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Middle — “Mother’s Day Reservations” – Tired of getting lousy Mother’s Day gifts year-after-year, Frankie informs Mike that she wants him to take her out for a proper afternoon tea. But Mike’s ineptness at setting up reservations online could end in disaster. Meanwhile, Mike orders Axl, Sue and Brick to put some effort into choosing a great Mother’s Day gift for Frankie; and Frankie doesn’t get the answers she was expecting when she asks each of the kids what things they would do differently than her when they become parents, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Goldbergs – “Bill/Murray” – As Erica works on her application to Julliard, Adam and Beverly think she needs to do something big to stand out, so they decide to create a music video starring Erica. However, the music video does not go as Adam planned. Meanwhile, Murray ends up bonding with Lainey’s dad Bill, and Murray learns what it means to be a real friend, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Modern Family – “Patriot Games” – Alex’s worst nightmare is realized when she gets news that she has to share the Valedictorian title with her number one competitor, Sunjay! Both sets of parents get equally caught up in the rivalry and convince Principal Brown to let them break the tie via a gym grade they both have not completed – a one mile run. Elsewhere, Gloria is studying for her upcoming U.S. citizenship test and a visit from Javier (guest star Benjamin Blatt) throws her off her game, and Mitch and Cam blindly agree to join a protest against a local restaurant that they are actually secretly excited about, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
black-ish – “Please Don’t Ask, Please Don’t Tell” – Dre’s sister, Rhonda (guest star Raven-Symone), is in town for Mother’s Day and although she hasn’t come out to the family, everyone knows she’s gay – except Ruby (guest star Jenifer Lewis) — and Bow thinks Dre should tell her the truth. Meanwhile, Zoey tries to help Junior have better ‘gaydar,’ and Diane and Jack compete to see who will have the perfect Mother’s Day gift, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Nashville – “Is The Better Part Over” – Juliette is back in the news – and back to feeling like her old self — following her rooftop performance high above Highway 65, but while she enjoys the attention, her team has growing concerns that she may be suffering from postpartum depression. Meanwhile, Will is surprised with an unexpected visit from his father, and learns his private life is about to become public when a tabloid obtains photos of Will and Kevin together. With Deacon’s cancer diagnosis no longer a secret, he and Rayna grapple with the future and the real possibility that their time together will be cut short on “Nashville” airing WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Scandal – SEASON FINALE – THURSDAY, MAY 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
American Crime – “Episode Ten” – Revelations from Aubry’s recent statements have far-reaching implications as new and damaging allegations against Matt Skokie’s role in the incident come to light. This setback is finally one that from which Barb will be unable to recover, leaving Russ to pick up the fight. Carter is handed a new lease on life while Hector’s prospects turn for the worst after Aubry’s account renders his testimony regarding Carter and the murder weapon inconsequential. Hector’s immediately deported and turned over to the Mexican authorities. Elsewhere, though Alonzo struggles to find character witnesses for Tony’s upcoming hearing, his family unifies, on “American Crime,” THURSDAY, MAY 7 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Shark Tank — “Episode 625” – A scientist from Tampa, FLA invented a very life-like, synthetic human cadaver that will make medical testing more effective; two friends from Seattle, WA hope the Sharks won’t turn their idea to make personalized super hero action figures into a super zero; three ladies from Philadelphia, PA have an affordable online service to help you quickly achieve a high-end interior room design; and two men from Commerce Township, MI hope the Sharks will invest in their sunscreen full-body misting device. Also, an update on Judy Edwards and her son, Bobby Edwards from St. George, UT, who invented the Squatty Potty, a healthier way to get things moving along when you do your business in the bathroom, that Barbara Corcoran invested in during Season 6, on “Shark Tank” airing FRIDAY, May 8 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Beyond the Tank – “Episode 102” – The one-hour companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank,“ continues to engage audiences in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance, FRIDAY, MAY 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Once Upon a Time – TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE – SUNDAY, MAY 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Revenge – SEASON FINALE — “Two Graves” – Backed into a corner, Emily is forced to admit her guilt, but she’ll have to decide how far she’ll go before admitting defeat, on the season finale of “Revenge,” SUNDAY, MAY 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Dancing with the Stars — “Episode 2009 and 2009A” — Semi Finals and The Results Show, MONDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) and TUESDAY, MAY 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Castle – SEASON FINALE – “Hollander’s Woods” — A death in the woods draws Castle back to a terrifying and defining event in his childhood. Investigation leads to obsession, as he attempts to unearth answers that have eluded him for decades, all while Beckett faces a crossroads of her own, on the season finale of “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 11 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE – “S.O.S. Part One / S.O.S. Part Two” – S.H.I.E.L.D. puts everything on the line to survive a war that blurs the line between friend and foe. Coulson and his team will be forced to make shocking sacrifices that will leave their relationships and their world changed forever, on the two-hour season finale of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” TUESDAY, MAY 12 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Middle – SEASON FINALE — “The Graduate” – As graduation approaches, Sue begins to think that “the year of Sue” may end on a sour note when a series of unforeseen events threaten to ruin her special day. Meanwhile, Frankie and Mike are stunned to learn that Brick is doing so well in middle school that he’s been offered the chance to skip eighth grade and go directly into high school; and as summer vacation commences, Axl sees some images of girlfriend Devin on social media having fun with some guys back home and begins to think he may lose her, on the season finale of “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Goldbergs – SEASON FINALE — “Turn Around, Bright Eyes” – When Erica gets accepted into a summer arts school, Beverly insists on throwing her a going-away party. Just as she departs for ten weeks, Beverly overly shows her affections while Murray struggles to tell Erica how he really feels. Meanwhile, Barry decides to be the school mascot to be closer to Lainey, but unbeknownst to him, their rival school is planning to beat up the mascot at the upcoming game, on “The Goldbergs,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Modern Family – “Crying Out Loud” – The family is determined to make Alex celebrate her senior ditch day and Phil, Luke and Haley forcefully take her out but end up at an unexpected detour. Claire is torn when she gets a job offer from a big hotel chain but feeling torn quickly gets replaced with feelings of confusion when she can’t tell whether or not Jay really cares if she stays or goes. And with Manny groggy from pain killers after his wisdom teeth procedure, Gloria seizes the moment to put a sabotage plan into effect to break Manny and his new girlfriend up, on “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
black-ish – “Elephant in the Room” – Liberals Dre and Bow go ballistic when Junior declares he’s joined the Young Republican Club to impress a girl (ironically named Hillary). Since they really can’t believe any reasonable black people would be Republicans, Dre and Bow arrange to meet Hillary’s wealthy and conservative parents. Meanwhile, everyone teases Zoey when she finds out she needs glasses, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Bill Maher appears as himself.
Nashville – SEASON FINALE – “Before You Go Make Sure You Know” –Juliette is laser-focused on finishing her album – and when she puts everything and everyone she loves behind it – Avery makes a decision that impacts their lives forever. Deacon’s life hangs in the balance, but Rayna and the girls are by his side. With the clock ticking and the future uncertain, will they celebrate a life together? The season finale of “Nashville” airs WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Grey’s Anatomy – SEASON FINALE – THURSDAY, MAY 14 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
American Crime – SEASON FINALE – “Episode Eleven” – In the provocative, heart stopping season finale, the criminal case comes to a shocking close for all those involved as we see each life forever altered by this incident. Charged with emotions and unexpected twists, certain journeys will end while others begin, on “American Crime,” THURSDAY, MAY 14 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Shark Tank – SEASON FINALE — “Episode 623” — Young billionaire Nick Woodman, Founder and CEO of GoPro, returns to the Tank bringing his business and investment expertise as a Guest Shark. A cat lover from Boca Raton, FLA hopes to find the purr-fect partner to invest in her idea where patrons can enjoy adorable rescue cats while relaxing at a café; and a toy designer from Lake Forest, CA has an all-electric compact vehicle that merges the thrill of a motorcycle with an added degree of maneuverability. Also, recaps and updates featuring various entrepreneurs that appeared in Season 6, on FRIDAY, MAY 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Beyond the Tank – “Episode 103” – The one-hour companion series from the producers of “Shark Tank,” continues to offer an in-depth and compelling look at the ups and downs of the negotiations that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on the Emmy-winning reality series, FRIDAY, MAY 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
America’s Funniest Home Videos – SEASON FINALE – SUNDAY, MAY 17 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards – dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on SUNDAY, MAY 17 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET). Hosted by hip hop artist and actor Ludacris and TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, the ceremony will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.
Dancing with the Stars – SEASON FINALE — “Episode 2010 and 2010A” — The Finals and The Results Show, MONDAY, MAY 18 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) and TUESDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Bachelorette – SEASON PREMIERE – Will it be Kaitlyn or Britt? ABC’s hit romantic reality series, “The Bachelorette,” will kick off its 11th season with a two-night special. The surprises continue with the biggest one of all: there will be two Bachelorettes greeting their suitors for the first time ever. The charming, charismatic beauty, Britt, who captivated Chris Soules and the rest of Bachelor Nation with a memorable hug on that first night at the Bachelor mansion, and Kaitlyn, the gorgeous, fun-loving, warm-hearted, but irreverent firecracker who let down her guard only to have her heart crushed, will take their place in Bachelorette history. Who will the men prefer? Eventually, only one woman will be left to hand out the final rose. Chris Harrison hosts on “The Bachelorette,” MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:01-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
The Bachelorette – The drama resumes on night two of “The Bachelorette” premiere special with Britt and Kaitlyn continuing to captivate the men. Who will get the one “first impression” rose? One man takes a drastic action in an effort to find his soul mate. A sneak peek at the rest of the season will also be featured. Chris Harrison hosts on “The Bachelorette,” TUESDAY, MAY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
“500 Questions” – SEASON PREMIERE — From Emmy® winner Mark Burnett, CEO, United Artists Media Group (“Shark Tank,” “Survivor,” “The Voice”), and Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, and Warner Horizon Television (“The Voice,” “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette,” “Bachelor in Paradise”) comes “500 Questions,” an all-new game show event where the smartest people in the country try to achieve the seemingly impossible task of answering 500 of the most difficult general knowledge questions ever devised. There’s only one simple rule: never get three wrong in a row — or you’re gone. No saves, no helps, no multiple choice, “500 Questions” will keep you on the edge of your seat to see if any of these geniuses can do it. It is the ultimate test, where intellect, strategy and stamina are all equally essential in order to win. The innovative “genius game show,” hosted by CNN’s Richard Quest (“Quest Means Business”), will air nine hours over nine nights, premiering on WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), with its season finale set for Thursday, May 28, on the ABC Television Network. Mark Burnett and Phil Parsons are the executive producers. The show was created by Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett.
Modern Family – SEASON FINALE — “American Skyper” – The whole family is at Jay & Gloria’s for Alex’s graduation party, except for Phil who ingeniously figured out a way to be there via skype and a robotic vessel after being unexpectedly detained in Seattle on a business trip. During the celebration, Jay frets about Gloria’s cousin who has overstayed his welcome; Claire stresses out about giving Alex the perfect gift; Mitch hides news of being laid off from Cam, and Andy’s girlfriend Beth is in town stirring up a whole lot tension with Haley which finally leads to a realization that may have come too late, on the season finale of “Modern Family,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
black-ish – SEASON FINALE – “Pops’ Pops’ Pops” — Jack and Diane look for clues about their roots for their class assignment, a history of the Johnson family. But when they can’t find anything out about the family’s past, Pops comes to the rescue with the colorful story of how “Pops’ Pops’ Pops’” great-great grandfather, Drex Johnson, bet the future of the Johnson family against a ruthless gangster, Elroy Savoy, during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, on “black-ish,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mary J. Blige guest star.