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ABC Announces May Sweeps 2018 Programming



ABC ANNOUNCES MAY SWEEPS PROGRAMMING, AIRING THROUGH MAY 23

Highlights Include ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘The Middle’ Series Finales

‘Dancing with the Stars: Athletes’ and ‘American Idol’ Crown Winners on May 21

The ABC Television Network announces May sweeps programming, airing through May 23, including series finales of “Once Upon a Time,” airing May 18; and “The Middle,” which completes its nine-year run with a special one-hour episode on May 22.

On May 21, the winners of “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” and “American Idol” will be crowned.

FRIDAY, MAY 4
8:00-9:01 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME – “Is This Henry Mills?” – Roni enlists Lucy’s help to wake Henry, but things don’t go as planned. Meanwhile, Rogers and Weaver go to Margot in hopes of getting through to Tilly. In a flashback, Young Henry struggles to decide what path to follow until a mysterious phone call helps put him on track.

FRIDAY, MAY 11
8:00-9:01 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME – Series Finale Part 1 – “Homecoming”

9:01-10:01 p.m. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Force of Gravity” – Daisy’s future as the destroyer of worlds could take a critical change.

MONDAY, MAY 14

10:01-11:00 p.m. THE CROSSING – “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream” – As tensions in the camp rise, Craig Lindauer agrees to allow a select group of refugees take a trip into town, causing Jude to question the sudden show of goodwill. Meanwhile, Hannah shares startling information with Marshall, and Caleb discovers that a survivor amongst them is an Apex insider.

TUESDAY, MAY 15
8:00-8:30 p.m. ROSEANNE – “Netflix & Pill” – After celebrating their 45th anniversary, Roseanne reveals to Dan a bigger problem with her bad knee. Meanwhile, Crystal announces her retirement as a waitress at the casino, and Becky and Darlene compete for the job, which has full-time benefits. Guest starring in this episode is Natalie West as Crystal.

8:30-9:00 p.m. THE MIDDLE – “Split Decision” – The penultimate episode before next week’s one-hour series finale, now that Frankie knows Axl was offered a job in Denver, she makes it her mission to sway him from taking it and moving away. Meanwhile, the usually overly optimistic Sue is depressed over Sean leaving for Ghana, without ever expressing her feelings for him; and Brick drives everyone crazy when he buys a huge amount of lawn chairs to replace the one he’s been using for nine years.

9:00-9:30 p.m. black-ish – Season Finale – “Dream Home” – Dre and Bow are living separate lives and switching off with the kids. They start to realize how much they relied on each other and how hard it is being on their own. Dre gets his sleek, ultra-modern dream house in the canyon with all the amenities, and Bow doesn’t think it’s suitable for the kids.

9:30-10:00 p.m. SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – “Star of Milo” – Despite Lena and Martin getting along as co-parents, they must determine the best way to orchestrate Milo’s upcoming birthday festivities based on their new system of boundaries. Meanwhile, Oliver is pleasantly surprised when Jenna shares a birthday invite with an unforeseen guest. Elsewhere, Maya takes matters into her own hands and reveals a surprise guest of her own.

10:00-11:00 p.m. FOR THE PEOPLE – “Extraordinary Circumstances” – Sandra goes the extra mile for a client when she goes up against the FBI and ends up in one of the most unexpected and compromising situations of her young career. Meanwhile, Roger assigns Kate, Seth and Leonard to work on a highly sensitive case after receiving a tip alleging that the governor of New York is trying to illegally sell a seat in the Senate.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
8:00-8:30 p.m. THE GOLDBERGS – Season Finale – “Let’s Val Kilmer This Car” – When Lainey (guest star AJ Michalka) moves back to town, Barry asks her to the prom; but when she says no, he plans a senior prank with Principal Ball’s car to get out of going. Meanwhile, Erica tells Murray she has made a final decision about her future in college, and he is furious and insists she pay her own way for rent and food.

8:30-9:00 p.m. ALEX, INC. – Season Finale – “The Rube Goldberg Contraption” – After a company offers Alex money to expand the business, he worries his business is ruining his relationship with Rooni and the children and makes an important decision about the future. And with the future looking bright for the company, Deirdre and Eddie bring on a famous podcast producer. Natalie Morales guest stars as Serena.

9:00-9:31 p.m. MODERN FAMILY – Season Finale – “Clash of Swords” – Mitchell sneaks out to “Hero-Con” with fanboy Phil, dressed as their favorite characters from the show “Clash of Swords.” It’s great until Phil commits the ultimate fan faux pas. In a clash of another kind, Gloria’s dinosaur party for Joe is ruined when her nemesis, Dr. Donna Duncan (Jane Krakowski), upstages her with a far bigger and better party right next door.

9:31-10:00 p.m. AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – Season Finale – “The Spring Gala” – When things start to fall apart at the last minute, Katie figures out a new way to make the spring gala a success. Meanwhile, Greg attempts to be a “fun dad” and winds up adopting a dog while Katie is occupied with the gala. Nathan Fillion guest stars as himself.

10:00-11:00 p.m. DESIGNATED SURVIVOR – Season Finale – “Run” – As President Kirkman continues to deal with the turmoil surrounding the hacker and congressional investigation, a natural disaster threatens the lives of two White House staffers. Meanwhile, Kirkman’s closest allies are surprised when the president makes an announcement no one saw coming.

THURSDAY, MAY 17
8:00-9:00 p.m. GREY’S ANATOMY – Season Finale – “All of Me” – Meredith Grey and the team of doctors at Grey Sloan Memorial are faced with life-or-death decisions on a daily basis. They seek comfort from one another, and, at times, more than just friendship. Together they discover that neither medicine nor relationships can be defined in black and white.

9:00-10:00 p.m. STATION 19 – Season Finale – “Not Your Hero” – Ben reaches a new milestone as a rookie and, as is tradition, receives something from the crew. Chief Ripley holds final interviews for the role of captain but is interrupted when the team is called to a massive skyscraper fire, causing several lives to hang in the balance.

10:00-11:00 p.m. QUANTICO – “Spy Games” – Alex and McQuigg are assigned to protect a prince following the assassination of an emir – but the team soon realizes the killer is closer than they think.

FRIDAY, MAY 18
8:00-9:01 p.m. ONCE UPON A TIME – Series Finale Part 2 – “Leaving Storybrooke”

9:01-10:01 p.m. MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season Finale – “The End” – Coulson’s life or death is the challenge the team finds themselves in, as the wrong decision will cause the destruction of Earth. Directed by Jed Whedon.

10:01-11:00 p.m. 20/20 – The day before the royal wedding, the show takes a look at the two most important women in Prince Harry’s life: his mother, Princess Diana, and his soon-to-be bride, Meghan Markle. The special highlights the similarities between both women and how Diana transformed the perception of the royal family and how Meghan, with her iconic style, humanitarian work and career, is poised to redefine the role of royal spouse. The hour will also report on Prince Harry and Meghan’s relationship, the last-minute details leading up to the wedding of the year and what the future holds. David Muir anchors and correspondent Deborah Roberts reports from Windsor, England.

SUNDAY, MAY 20

10:00-11:00 p.m. DECEPTION – “Loading Up” – The Deception team is called on to help stop a spy from stealing top-secret military information, while Cameron is frustrated when someone from Kay’s past comes back into the picture. Brett Dalton guest stars as CIA agent Isaac Walker.

TUESDAY, MAY 22
8:00-8:30 p.m. ROSEANNE – Season Finale – “Knee Deep” – Roseanne’s knee gets worse so Dan is forced to a make an important work decision; but when a major storm hits Lanford, their fortunes change for the better. Later, Darlene realizes she has to go back to her first passion, writing, on the season finale. Guest starring in this episode are James Pickens Jr. as Chuck and French Stewart as Dean.

8:30-9:30 p.m. THE MIDDLE – Series Finale – “A Heck of a Ride” – After nine hilarious and heartfelt seasons, a Heck leaves the nest as the family takes a road trip to Denver, where Axl will start his new job – and new life away from home.

9:30-10:00 p.m. SPLITTING UP TOGETHER – Season Finale – “Heat Wave” – Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena’s reservations, but soon realize it might not be the worst idea. They collectively agree to throw their annual backyard pina colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can’t help but see it as a sign.

10:00-11:00 p.m. FOR THE PEOPLE – Season Finale – “This is what I wanted to say” – Sandra defends a hydrologist accused of spying for the Chinese government, but the similarities between this and a former case she lost has her confidence shaken. Meanwhile, Jay faces his fears and goes up against Kate in a case involving a PTA president accused of selling drugs to students; and Allison receives a tempting proposition from her wine-forger client, and Leonard reaches out to Kate for advice that culminates with a surprising confession.

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