Fox Announces ‘American Idol’ Finale, ‘MasterChef’ Premiere Dates

"Idol" two-part finale will air May 15 and 16

"American Idol" will wrap up its current season with a two-night finale May 15 and 16, Fox said Thursday.

In a slew of finale and premiere date announcements, Fox also said that Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef" will return to the air May 22, while "So You Think You Can Dance" will air its season premiere on May 14.

The network's new reality offering "Does Someone Have to Go," which will feature employees taking the reins from their frustrated bosses, will air a preview May 15 following the "Idol" finale, before premiering in its time period May 23.

Additional summer schedule information to be announced at a later time.

Read the list of Fox's finale and premiere dates as it stands below.

FOX 2013 SEASON FINALE AND SUMMER SCHEDULE

(All times ET/PT except where noted)

MONDAY

Monday, April 29:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Season Finale)

 

Mondays, beginning May 6:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Special Monday Episodes)

 

Mondays, beginning May 20:

8:00-8:30 PM              RAISING HOPE (Encore)

8:30-9:00 PM              THE GOODWIN GAMES (Series Premiere)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Encore)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Encore)

 

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TUESDAY

Tuesday, May 7:

8:00-9:00 PM              HELL’S KITCHEN (All-New Episode)

9:00-9:30 PM              NEW GIRL (Season Finale)

9:30-10:00 PM            THE MINDY PROJECT (Season Finale)

Tuesdays, beginning May 14:

8:00-10:00 PM            SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)

 

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WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, May 15:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (Season Finale, Part One; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Preview)        

 

Wednesdays, beginning May 22:

8:00-10:00 PM            MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)

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THURSDAY

Thursday, May 9:

8:00-9:00 PM              AMERICAN IDOL (All-New; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

9:00-10:00 PM            GLEE (Season Finale)

Thursday, May 16:

8:00-10:07 PM            AMERICAN IDOL (Season Finale, Part Two; ET live/PT tape-delayed)

 

Thursdays, beginning May 23:

8:00-9:00 PM              DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO GO (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM            HELL’S KITCHEN (Time Period Premiere)

 

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FRIDAY

Friday, April 5:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

 

Fridays, beginning April 12:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (All-New)

 

Friday, April 26:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            TOUCH (Season Finale)

 

Fridays, beginning May 3:

8:00-9:00 PM              KITCHEN NIGHTMARES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            BONES (Encore)

 

Fridays, beginning May 24:

8:00-9:00 PM              BONES (Encore)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

 

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SATURDAY

Saturday, May 4:

8:00-9:00 PM              COPS (One-Hour Season Finale)

9:00-10:00 PM            THE FOLLOWING (Encore)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturday, May 11:

6:00 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX – DARLINGTON 500

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturday, May 18:

8:00-10:00 PM            COPS (Encores)

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturdays, beginning May 25:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL ’13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ENCORES

Saturdays, beginning July 27:

6:30 PM-CC                FOX SPORTS SATURDAYS: BASEBALL ’13

11:00 PM-12:30 AM   ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF (Series Premiere)

SUNDAYS

Sunday, May 12:

7:00-7:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS (Encore)

7:30-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (All-New)

8:00-8:30 PM              THE SIMPSONS (All-New)

8:30-9:00 PM              BOB’S BURGERS (Season Finale)

9:00-9:30 PM              FAMILY GUY (All-New)

9:30-10:00 PM            AMERICAN DAD (Season Finale)

 

Sunday, May 19:

7:00-8:00 PM              THE CLEVELAND SHOW (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

8:00-9:00 PM              THE SIMPSONS (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

9:00-10:00 PM            FAMILY GUY (One-Hour Season Finale; Two All-New Episodes)

Sunday, May 26:

5:30 PM-CC                NASCAR ON FOX – COCA-COLA 500

 

Sundays, beginning June 6:

7:00-10:00 PM            ANIMATION DOMINATION (Encores)