CBS Sets Finale Dates, Including Two-Hour Episodes for 'Elementary,' 'The Amazing Race'

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"The DVR is allowing shows to grow year-to-year," says one exec, likening the bounce to syndication's impact (see "The Big Bang Theory").

As CBS develops for next fall, the network has firmed up its finale dates for the 2012-13 season.

The series of farewells begins April 28, with The Good Wife's season four wrap, and will continue until May 22, when Criminal Minds ends its season with a two-hour finale. In the weeks that separate the two, Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites, The Amazing Race and Elementary will each air two-hour season sendoffs. 

Still up in the air is whether freshman entries Golden Boy, Vegas and Elementary will be hosting season finales or series finales, though Elementary would seem a shoo-in for renewal. 

The full schedule, including airdates for How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, which is still waiting on its likely pickup, is listed below:

Sunday, April 28:
The Good Wife, 9-10 PM                  

Sunday, May 5:                 
The Amazing Race, 8-10 PM                                   
The Mentalist, 10-11 PM                                

Thursday, May 9:                   
Two and a Half Men, 8:30-9 PM                                   
Person of Interest, 9-10 PM                  

Friday, May 10:                    
Vegas, 9-10 PM
Blue Bloods, 10-11 PM                

Sunday, May 12:                  
Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites, 8-10 PM
Survivor: Caramoan -- Fans vs. Favorites (Reunion Show, from Los Angeles), 10-11 PM                                                   

Monday, May 13:                  
How I Met Your Mother, 8-8:30 PM                                    
2 Broke Girls, 9-9:30 PM                                    

Tuesday, May 14:                 
NCIS, 8-9 PM                                    
NCIS: Los Angeles, 9-10 PM
Golden Boy, 10-11 PM

Wednesday, May 15:             
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10-11 PM                                

Thursday, May 16:                 
The Big Bang Theory, 8-8:30 PM                                   
Elementary, 9-11 PM  

Friday, May 17:
Undercover Boss, 8-9 PM 

Monday, May 20:                  
Rules of Engagement, 8:30-9 PM                                   
Mike & Molly, 9:30-10 PM                                 
Hawaii Five-0, 10-11 PM                                

Wednesday, May 22:             
Criminal Minds, 9-11 PM