CBS has announced the official season finale synopses for its scripted dramas and comedies for the 2016-2017 TV season.
Highlights include the return of Shemar Moore on Criminal Minds and Eliza Dushku's three-part episode arc on Bull. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, meanwhile, is concluding its second season with a two-hour finale.
MONDAY, MAY 1
KEVIN CAN WAIT (8:00-8:30 PM) – PART 1 OF 2-PART SEASON FINALE – LEAH REMINI GUEST STARS
“Sting of Queens: Part One” – Kevin (Kevin James) begrudgingly agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise an undercover assignment where he and his old rival, Vanessa Cellucci (guest star Leah Remini), once again, pose as husband and wife. Also, Donna (Erinn Hayes) is up for a promotion, Kendra (Taylor Spreitler) is accepted to law school, and Chale (Ryan Cartwright) gets a lucrative new job.
THE GREAT INDOORS (9:30-10:00 PM) – NEW NIGHT & TIME
“Roland’s Secret” – Jack gets caught up in Roland and Brooke’s family drama when they both enlist his help to keep bombshells about their love lives from each other.
SCORPION (10:00-11:00 PM) – SPECIAL WEDDING EPISODE
“Something Burrowed, Something Blew” – Team Scorpion must help Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Happy (Jadyn Wong) race to the altar after a simple job extinguishing a mining tunnel fire gets catastrophic.
FRIDAY, MAY 5
BLUE BLOODS (10:00-11:00 PM)
“The Thin Blue Line” – Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) intercepts a shipment of several million dollars that was heading to a drug cartel in Mexico, and becomes the target when cartel members come back for revenge. Also, Jamie (Will Estes) works independently to track down a serial killer who preys on the elderly, and Mayor Poole (David Ramsey) confides in Frank (Tom Selleck) that he has unexpected plans. Season finale.
MONDAY, MAY 8 – CONCLUSION OF 2-PART SEASON FINALE – LEAH REMINI GUEST STARS - SEA
KEVIN CAN WAIT (8:00-8:30 PM)
“Sting of Queens: Part Two” – Kevin (Kevin James) is strong-armed by his undercover partner, Vanessa (guest star Leah Remini), to extend their investigation by attending a fraudulent dealer’s weekend art show in Boston, causing him to miss Mets Fantasy baseball camp with his buddies. Also, Chale’s (Ryan Cartwright) dream job is not what it seems, and Donna (Erinn Hayes) mouths off to her boss. Season finale.
SUPERIOR DONUTS (9:00-9:30 PM)
“Secrets and Spies” – When Maya (Anna Baryshnikov) leaves her open laptop unattended for a moment, the gang discovers she’s been studying them all year for her dissertation. Also, Franco (Jermaine Fowler) and Randy (Katey Sagal) become determined to learn the truth about where a tight-lipped Arthur (Judd Hirsch) really spends each Sunday. Season finale.
THE GREAT INDOORS (9:30-10:00 PM) – NEW NIGHT & TIME
“The Company Retreat” – At the magazine’s notoriously carnal company retreat, feelings resurface between Jack (Joel McHale) and Brooke (Susannah Fielding) as they work together to help Clark (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) finally get together with Emma (Christine Ko) – the same way they did five years before. Also, Roland (Stephen Fry) asks Jack to lead the staff in his absence after he accepts a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to return to field reporting. Season finale.
TUESDAY, MAY 9
NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM) – SPECIAL WEDDING EPISODE
“Something Blue” – The stress of McGee (Sean Murray) and Delilah’s (Margo Harshman) imminent wedding takes its toll as Delilah is rushed to the hospital. Also, the NCIS travels out to sea after a young, healthy Petty Officer aboard a Navy destroyer dies in his sleep.
BULL (9:00-10:00 PM) – GUEST STAR ELIZA DUSHKU BEGINS 3-EPISODE ARC
“Welcome Back, Dr. Bull” – When Benny (Freddy Rodriguez) is put on trial for misconduct related to his former career with the District Attorney’s office, Bull (Michael Weatherly) agrees to consult on three cases for J.P. Nunnelly (Eliza Dushku), a top criminal attorney, in exchange for her defending Benny. Eliza Dushku guest stars in the first of a three-episode arc.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10
CRIMINAL MINDS (9:00-10:00 PM) – SHEMAR MOORE GUEST STARS
“Red Light” – Caught in an impossible situation, Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) must square off with an old nemesis, and Derek Morgan (guest star Shemar Moore) comes to the team with a lead that might help find Mr. Scratch, the elusive fugitive that has been taunting the team all season. Jane Lynch returns as Reid’s mother. Season finale.
THURSDAY, MAY 11
THE BIG BANG THEORY (8:00-8:01)
The gang is concerned when Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (guest star Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy (Mayim Bialik) is away at Princeton. Season finale.
MOM (9:01-9:31 PM)
“Lockjaw and a Liquid Diet” – Christy (Anna Faris) tries to help when Bonnie (Allison Janney) gets into trouble with the IRS, but realizing she’s in over her head, she encourages Bonnie to seek help from her newfound brother, Ray (Leonard Roberts). Season finale.
LIFE IN PIECES (9:31-10:00 PM) – SPECIAL WEDDING EPISODE
“Poison Fire Teats Universe” – When Colleen (Angelique Cabral) and Matt (Thomas Sadoski) miss all the flights to Mexico for their wedding, Colleen panics that they will never get married. Greg (Colin Hanks) and Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones) get in trouble when they share a cookie with a fellow passenger who has a severe allergic reaction, Joan (Dianne Wiest) and John (James Brolin) rush their dog, Tank, to the vet after he swallows the wedding ring, and the Hughes family is forced to move into Tyler (Niall Cunningham) and Clementine’s (Hunter King) tiny house after a fire breaks out in their kitchen. Singer Richard Marx guest stars as Buddy Daiquiri, a charming hotel lounge singer. Season finale.
FRIDAY, MAY 12
HAWAII FIVE-0 (9:00-10:00 PM)
“Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono” – McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) risks his life when Five-0 attempts their most dangerous rescue yet of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring they have been tracking this year. Also, Kono (Grace Park), deeply affected by the case, makes a life-changing decision. Season finale.
SATURDAY, MAY 13
TRAINING DAY (9:00-10:00 PM) – PART 1 OF 2-PART SEASON FINALE
“Elegy” – Kyle’s (Justin Cornwell) trust in Frank (Bill Paxton) is shattered when he learns that Frank has been lying to him about the circumstances surrounding his father’s death.
SUNDAY, MAY 14
NCIS: LOS ANGELES (8:00 – 9:00 PM)
“Unleashed” - Sam Hanna (LL COOL J) goes rogue from the NCIS team in an attempt to stop Tahir Khaled (guest star Anslem Richardson) from ever targeting his family again. Season finale.
MONDAY, MAY 15
MAN WITH A PLAN (8:30-9:00 PM)
“Buzzer Beater” – Adam (Matt LeBlanc) and Andi (Liza Snyder) toy with having another baby when Don (Kevin Nealon) and Marcy’s (Kali Rocha) newborn grandson comes for a visit. Season finale.
SCORPION (10:00-11:00 PM)
“Scorp Family Robinson” – Three weeks after they crash land on a deserted island, tensions run high for Team Scorpion when they must battle to overcome their relationship obstacles with each other in order to be rescued. Season finale.
TUESDAY, MAY 16
NCIS (8:00-9:00 PM)
“Rendezvous” - Gibbs (Mark Harmon), McGee (Sean Murray) and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) travel to a remote area in Paraguay, controlled by a group of violent rebels, in an attempt to locate a missing Navy SEAL who disappeared during an unsanctioned trip. Season finale.
BULL (9:00-10:00 PM) – ELIZA DUSHKU GUEST STARS
“Dirty Little Secrets” – Bull (Michael Weatherly) works with J.P. Nunnelly (guest star Eliza Dushku) on the first of three cases to repay her for defending his brother, Benny (Freddy Rodriguez), at trial. However, they clash over their client, a computer cloud company that is battling the F.B.I. to retain privacy over their client files that could help identify the source of a recent eco-terrorist attack.
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (10:00-11:00 PM)
“Poetic Justice” - Unable to trust anyone in New Orleans, the NCIS team calls in FBI Assistant Director Isler (Derek Webster) to help expose and stop the sinister scheme Mayor Hamilton (Steven Weber) has planned for the residents of Clearwater. Season finale.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS – 2-HOUR SEASON FINALE
“Abominable” – The International Response Team searches for the killer of a woman on a Yoga retreat in Nepal, and Monty (Tyler James Williams) goes on his first international mission with the team. Charisma Carpenter guest stars.
CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (10:00-11:00 PM)
“The Ripper of Riga” – The International Response Team travels to Russia when an American ballerina is kidnapped, and Jack (Gary Sinise) tangles with an ex-KGB agent who escaped from prison. Sherry Stringfield, Matt Cohen and William Forsythe guest star. Season finale.
SATURDAY, MAY 20 – CONCLUSION OF 2-PART SEASON FINALE
TRAINING DAY (9:00-10:00 PM)
“Elegy Part 2” Kyle (Justin Cornwell), Tommy (Drew Van Acker) and Rebecca (Katrina Law) must rescue Frank (Bill Paxton) when he goes on a rogue mission to Mexico to locate intel linked to the murder of Kyle’s father. Season finale.
SUNDAY, MAY 21
MADAM SECRETARY (9:00-10:00 PM)
“Article 5” – Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) heads to Brussels to seek NATO’S support against Russia when it threatens to invade Bulgaria, but when France refuses to cooperate, it threatens the alliance’s existence. Also, when Henry’s (Tim Daly) new government role has him dive into the Russia issue, he turns to his former operative, Dmitri Petrov (Chris Petrovski), for help, and as Nadine (Bebe Neuwirth) and Mike B’s (Kevin Rahm) relationship heats up, Elizabeth finds out information about her old friend that makes her question his loyalty. Season finale.
ELEMENTARY (10:00-11:00 PM)
“Episode Name TBD” – Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) pursue an elusive criminal as a gang war erupts in New York City. While the NYPD works to contain the violence, the two investigate the murder that appears to have ignited the city-wide conflict, and discover that a familiar face is pulling the strings. Season finale.
TUESDAY, MAY 23
BULL (9:00-10:00 PM) – ELIZA DUSHKU GUEST STARS
“Benevolent Deception” – Bull (Michael Weatherly) and the Trial Analysis, Corp. team travel to Miami with J.P. Nunnelly (guest star Eliza Dushku) to work on a controversial drug trafficking case in which both the clients’ and the jurors’ lives are in danger. Season finale.
THE GANG IS CONCERNED WHEN SHELDON’S FORMER ADMIRER, DR. RAMONA NOWITZKI, RESURFACES WHILE AMY IS AWAY AT PRINCETON
The gang is concerned when Sheldon’s former admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (Riki Lindhome), resurfaces while Amy is away at Princeton.
Johnny Galecki (Leonard)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny)
Simon Helberg (Wolowitz)
Kunal Nayyar (Koothrappali)
Mayim Bialik (Amy)
Melissa Rauch (Bernadette)
guest & recurring cast:
Kevin Sussman (Stuart)
Riki Lindhome (Dr. Ramona Nowitzki)