American Idol 11 Finale Airs Tues May 22 and Wed. May 23 – Plus Glee Deets!

Mark this on your calendars! And if you were planning on attending the Idol finale, take note: The American Idol final performance show will air on Tuesday May 22  at 8/7c pm.  The Glee finale will air at a special time 9/8c right after Idol.  The two hour and 7 minute  Idol finale will air Wednesday May 23 at 8/7c

I’m assuming that the May sweeps period ends on Wednesday,  just as it did last year.

Idol performance episodes will be TWO HOURS LONG right up until the final performance episode. OY.  Read the press release below.

ETA: Also, it’s OFFICIAL. There will be a TWO HOUR episode of Glee on Tuesday May 15!

FOX is announcing 2011-12 season finale dates for AMERICAN DAD, AMERICAN IDOL, BOB’S BURGERS, BONES, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, FAMILY GUY, THE FINDER, FRINGE, GLEE, NEW GIRL, Q’VIVA! THE CHOSEN, RAISING HOPE, THE SIMPSONS and the series finale of HOUSE.

AMERICAN IDOL will continue live two-hour performance shows every Wednesday (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) until the two-night grand finale celebration in May. Don’t miss the AMERICAN IDOL final performance showdown between the remaining finalists on a special night, Tuesday, May 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), followed by the season finale of GLEE at a special time (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Then, on the two-hour grand finale celebration airing Wednesday, May 23 (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), America’s final votes will be revealed and the newest IDOL will be crowned before thousands of fans and millions of television viewers.

As previously announced, GLEE returns to Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), beginning April 10, with NEW GIRL remaining at 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT, and RAISING HOPE returning to its regular time slot at 9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT. After HOPE’s season finale on April 17 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), BREAKING IN returns for three weeks in the time period through May 8.

Additionally, HOUSE will conclude an extraordinary eight seasons of medical mysteries and remarkable diagnosis on Monday, May 21, with a one-hour retrospective (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the can’t-miss series finale (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Following are FOX’s season finale dates for 2011-12:

FOX 2011-12 SEASON FINALE DATES

(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)

[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: Season finales for TOUCH, BREAKING

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