CBS Sets 'Person of Interest,' 'Mike & Molly' Returns and Finale Dates

The fifth and final season of 'Person of Interest' will air twice a week ahead of its June 21st series finale.
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CBS is doubling up on several of its returning series.

The network announced Wednesday that Person of Interest, Mike & Molly and The Odd Couple will all air two episodes a week when they return later this spring.

The sixth and final season of Mike & Molly will return Monday, April 25, at 8 p.m. ET/PT and then air back-to-back new episodes every following Monday. Slightly more unusual is the plan for Matthew Perry's reboot of The Odd Couple, which will air two new episodes a week on two different nights. The sophomore multicam will return Monday, May 2, at 9:30 p.m. and also air Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

The most surprising news, however, is the network's decision to air two new episodes a week of hourlong drama Person of Interest on two different nights. The abbreviated fifth season will premiere Tuesday, May 3, at 10 p.m. and also takeover the Monday at 10 p.m. timeslot beginning May 9. The network has not yet confirmed if this will be the final season of the Michael Emerson-led drama. However, executive producer J.J. Abrams indicated as much at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour back in January, and the decision to essentially burn off the 13 new episodes can't be a good sign. [Editor's note: CBS confirmed late Wednesday this season will be its last.]

In addition to these returning series, CBS also announced finale dates for its current crop of series, including The Good Wife, which will sign off on May 8.

Here's the second half of CBS' midseason schedule and full list of finale dates:

Thursday, March 31
8:30-9:30 p.m. Life in Pieces one-hour season finale

Monday, April 18
8-9 p.m. Supergirl season finale  

Monday, April 25
8-8:30 p.m. Mike & Molly return
9-10 p.m. Scorpion season finale

Tuesday, April 26
10-11 p.m. Limitless season finale

Monday, May 2
8:30-9 p.m. Mike & Molly (timeslot premiere)
9:30-10 p.m. The Odd Couple season premiere
10-11 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles season finale

Tuesday, May 3
10-11 p.m. Person of Interest season premiere

Wednesday, May 4
9-10 p.m. Criminal Minds season finale

Friday, May 6
10-11 p.m. Blue Bloods season finale

Sunday, May 8
8-9 p.m. Madam Secretary season finale
9-10 p.m. The Good Wife series finale
10-11 p.m. Elementary season finale

Monday, May 9
10-11 p.m. Person of Interest (timeslot premiere)

Thursday, May 12
8-8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory season finale
9:30-10 p.m. 2 Broke Girls season finale

Friday, May 13
8-9 p.m. The Amazing Race season premiere
9-11 p.m. Hawaii Five-0 two-hour season finale

Sunday, May 15
9-10 p.m. Undercover Boss

Monday, May 16
8-9 p.m. Mike & Molly one-hour series finale

Tuesday, May 17
8-9 p.m. NCIS season finale
9-10 p.m. NCIS: New Orleans season finale

Wednesday, May 18
8-10 p.m. Survivor two-hour season finale
10-11 p.m. Survivor live reunion show

Thursday, May 19
9-9:30 p.m. Mom season finale

Friday, May 20
8-9 p.m. Undercover Boss Special

Monday, May 23      
8-9 p.m. The Price Is Right — Survivor-themed primetime special
9-10 p.m.: The Odd Couple one-hour season finale

Tuesday, May 24      
8-9 p.m. The Price Is Right – Big Brother-themed primetime special

Wednesday, May 25 
8-9 p.m. The Price Is Right – The Amazing Race-themed primetime special
9-11 p.m. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders two-hour season finale

Sunday, May 29
8-9 p.m. Undercover Boss season finale

Tuesday, June 21
10-11 p.m. Person of Interest series finale

Thursday, June 23
10-11 p.m. Rush Hour season finale

March 16, 4 p.m.: Updated to reflect that the fifth season of Person of Interest will be its last.

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