Fox Releases May 2013 Season Finale And Premiere Details

Fox is gearing up for a big May with the release of season finale information for all of their shows, as well as the dates for their upcoming premieres and specials. Among the highlights are the sure to be intense final chapter of The Following (which kicks off finale season a few days early on April 29th), American Dad‘s 150th episode space trip, the premiere of new comedy The Goodwin Games and the world premiere of Rhianna 777, a behind-the-scenes look at Rhianna’s globe-spanning concert tour.

For those among us who are not spoiler adverse, check out the official episode descriptions below for a sneak peek at the cliffhangers, plot twists and special guest stars the Fox shows have in store for May:

Monday, April 29

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Secret in the Siege” – Season Finale
When evil tech genius Christopher Pelant (guest star Andrew Leeds) returns to toy with the Jeffersonian team in their newest investigation, they discover a string of murders tied to FBI agents close to Booth (David Boreanaz). Meanwhile, as the investigation unfolds, Sweets (John Francis Daley) realizes that the evidence seems all too familiar to him, and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) starts evaluating her relationship with Booth as signs begin to point to him as a potential target of Pelant’s.

THE FOLLOWING (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Final Chapter” – Season Finale
In the explosive first season finale, Ryan (Kevin Bacon) races to stop Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) before his endgame reaches a deadly conclusion.

Saturday, May 4

COPS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Fight Night” / “Busted #3” – One-Hour Season Finale
Officers from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department are called to help detain an unruly suspect and stop a woman who appears to be soliciting on the Vegas strip. Also, the Atlanta Police Department is called to a gas station where a woman accuses her male friend of punching her in the face and throwing a brick at her car. Then, patrolmen from the Toledo Police Department find two female neighbors fighting. Plus, officers from the Sacramento Police Department pursue a suspect hiding in a neighbor’s backyard, and find more than they bargained for in the process.

Sunday, May 5

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Lost in Space” – Milestone 150th Episode
In the milestone 150th episode featuring an original score by Wax Fang, the series travels to the slave spaceship that abducted Jeff (guest voice Jeff Fischer) – with Roger’s help – after Jeff discovered his secret (hint: Roger is an alien). To find his way home, Jeff must first prove to the evil Emperor Zing (guest voice Michael McKean) that he was always in love with Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane). Other guest voices include Sean Hayes and Sinbad as himself.

Monday, May 6

Global superstar Rihanna soars in the exclusive world premiere of concert documentary RIHANNA 777, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at her unprecedented globetrotting concert tour that hit seven countries in seven days with seven shows to promote her seventh album, “Unapologetic.” The film provides fans with stellar performances of Rihanna’s greatest hits in exotic locales, as well as an inside look at the singer’s ambitious and often turbulent tour.

Thursday, May 9

GLEE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “All or Nothing” – Season Finale
The members of New Directions travel to Regionals. But the competition gets tough when they go head-to-head with the Hoosierdaddies and lead singer Frida Romero (guest star Jessica Sanchez). Meanwhile, Rachel finds out if she gets the callback for “Funny Girl” on Broadway.

Friday, May 10

KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Amy’s Baking Company” – Season Finale
Chef Ramsay heads to Scottsdale, AZ, to visit Amy’s Baking Company, which might be one of the cleanest restaurants in the history of the show. Cleanliness aside, Ramsay and the patrons find a number of issues with the food and service. Owners Amy and Samy refuse to pay attention to any critiques, but will this duo listen to Chef Ramsay, or force him to walk away?

TOUCH (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Leviathan” – Season Finale
As Aster Corps closes in on the completion of the number sequence that could catapult them to the top of the global economy, Farington endangers her two newest test subjects – Jake and Amelia (Saxon Sharbino). Martin and Trevor race against time to save them before they are killed and Aster Corps changes the world forever.

Sunday, May 12

BOB’S BURGERS (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Unnatural” – Season Finale
Gene (Eugene Mirman) signs up for the baseball team, and Tina gets hooked on espressos in the third season finale of BOB’S BURGERS.

AMERICAN DAD (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Da Flippity Flop” – Season Finale
Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker) discovers his original human body, but Stan refuses to help him switch back. So, Klaus steals Stan’s body and Stan becomes the fish. Meanwhile, Roger turns the attic into a gym, and tries to pressure Steve into a long-term membership.

Monday, May 13

HELL’S KITCHEN (8:00-10:00 PM) – “10 Chefs Compete” / “9 Chefs Compete” – Special Night
In a two-hour special event, the remaining chefs compete to participate in a glamorous photo shoot and host an intimate dinner for distinguished members of the United States Army. Then, the chefs are challenged to design and execute their own dinner menus before one more chef is sent home.

Tuesday, May 14

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Audition City #1” – Season Premiere, Part 1
Returning for its landmark 10th season, the Emmy Award-nominated dance competition series waltzes into the first of a two-night season premiere. At the opening audition rounds, host Cat Deeley and resident judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy meet the new talent who showcase breathtaking dance performances as they compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancers.

NEW GIRL (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) – “Elaine’s Big Day” – Season Finale
Cece’s wedding day finds Jess and Nick making a decision about their relationship. Meanwhile, Schmidt schemes with a typically overenthusiastic Winston to sabotage the nuptials, although a shocking announcement may be bigger than anything he plans. Taylor Swift and Rob Reiner guest-star.

THE MINDY PROJECT (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Take Me With You” – Season Finale
When Mindy decides to go to Haiti on a volunteer mission with Casey, Danny and his ex-wife, Christina, throw a party for them that they will never forget.

Wednesday, May 15

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Two Finalists Compete” – Season Finale, Part 1
The two finalists take the stage to battle it out on the last performance show of the season at the NOKIA Theatre L. A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles. Plus Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and Carly Rae Jepsen perform.

Thursday, May 16

AMERICAN IDOL (8:00-10:07 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) – “Winner Announced” – Two-Hour Season Finale, Part 2
The most anticipated night of the television season is finally here! On the second part of the two-night season finale, the Top 10 reunite on the stage one last time before host Ryan Seacrest reveals the newest American Idol.

Sunday, May 19

THE CLEVELAND SHOW (7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) – “Crazy Train” / “Wheel! Of! Family!” – One-Hour Season Finale Event
Freight Train unexpectedly invites Cleveland to the upcoming Lowrider Convention. But Dr. Fist (guest voice Bryan Cranston) reveals that the elder Brown’s surprising behavior may be the result of dementia. Then, Freight Train takes Junior to the local YMCA, where the athletically challenged teen discovers he’s a pole-dancing savant.

THE SIMPSONS (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “The Saga of Carl Carlson” / “The Man Who Came to be Dinner” – One-Hour Season Finale Event
Homer, Moe, Lenny (Harry Shearer) and Carl (Hank Azaria) win the Springfield Lottery. But when Carl takes off to Iceland – his homeland – with all the winnings, the guys embark on a Nordic adventure to rescue the cash. Then, the Simpsons board the wrong ride on a trip to “Dizzneeland” and are transported through the galaxy to Kang and Kodos’ home planet, where the inhabitants try to eat Homer in a giant fondue.

FAMILY GUY (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Road to Vegas” / “No Country Club for Old Men” – One-Hour Season Finale Event
Stewie and Brian use Stewie’s time machine to go to Las Vegas for a Bette Midler concert, but chaos ensues when the machine malfunctions and creates alt-versions of the pair: a “lucky” version and an “unlucky” one. Then, the Griffins are invited to join the prestigious Barrington Country Club and, of course, get thrown out.

Monday, May 20

THE GOODWIN GAMES (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) – “Pilot” – Series Premiere
Starring Scott Foley (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Becki Newton (“Ugly Betty”) and T. J. Miller (“Our Idiot Brother,” “She’s Out Of My League”), the new inventive family comedy features three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father (guest star Beau Bridges) and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million – if, and only if, they can adhere to their late father’s wishes.

Wednesday, May 22

MASTERCHEF (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – “Auditions #1 / Auditions #2” – Two-Hour Season Premiere
After a nationwide search, the best home cooks in America arrive in Los Angeles to present their signature dishes to judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot. The hopefuls whose dishes impress the judges the most will earn a coveted white apron and move onto the next round.

Thursday, May 23

TOXIC OFFICE: DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO? (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) – Series Premiere
In this new unscripted workplace experiment, the boardroom doors get blown wide open when employees are given the power to make some tough decisions. Frustrated bosses will hand over the reins of their companies to the employees, offering their respective staffs a chance to make changes in the workplace – even if it means letting co-workers go.