Major spring 2008 reality show finales

May has arrived and with it come the end of the nearly every winter reality show, particularly the big competition series, and also some spring shows. Below is when all major shows (read: shows I care about) air their finales. All times are ET/PT; longer-than-normal durations are denoted by a time range.

Friday, May 1
Supernanny, ABC, 8 p.m.
Wife Swap, ABC, 9 p.m.

Monday, May 4
I Love Money 2, MTV, 9 p.m. (reunion May 10)

Tuesday, May 5
The Real Housewives of New York City Bravo, 10 p.m. (reunion May 12 at 10 and bonus footage May 14 at 9)

Sunday, May 10
The Amazing Race 14, CBS, 8 p.m.
The Celebrity Apprentice 2, NBC, 8 to 11 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12
The Biggest Loser 7, NBC, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 13
America’s Next Top Model 12, The CW, 8 p.m.

Thursdays, May 14
Hell’s Kitchen 5, Fox, 9 p.m.

Sunday, May 17
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, ABC, 7 p.m.
Survivor Tocantins, CBS, 8 to 11 p.m.

Monday, May 18
Dancing with the Stars 8 finalists perform, ABC, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19
American Idol 8 finalists perform, Fox, 8 p.m.
Dancing with the Stars 8 results, ABC, 9 to 11 p.m.

Wednesday, May 20
American Idol 8 results, Fox, 8 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3
Make Me a Supermodel 2, Bravo, 10 p.m.

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