The end is near, at least for these series, as the 2012-13 season wraps. Here’s your handy scorecard of what basics to expect and when over the next few weeks. Warning, spoilers ahead:
Glee: The great Patty Duke arrives for this closer along with Meredith Baxter.
Two and a Half Men: Walden has a new girlfriend. But he’s especially into grandma, who looks like Marilu Henner.
Revenge: A two-hour blowout in which a core cast member will be offed.
How I Met Your Mother: Lily (Alyson Hannigan) and Marshall (Jason Segel) could be leaving for Rome.
The Mindy Project: First season wraps with Mindy (Mindy Kaling) heading to Haiti on a volunteer mission.
New Girl: Taylor Swift is in the house, playing Elaine, a guest at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).
NCIS: Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is in hot water over that wild hunt for the dude who killed Ziva’s (Cote de Pablo) father.
NCIS: LA: A missing-nuke storyline ends, presumably happily, but a lot of bad guys make this a particularly dark closer, or so show runners promise.
CSI: Ozzy Osbourne makes a cameo when D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) goes to a Black Sabbath concert.
Supernatural: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have some sort of big battle with Crowley (Mark Sheppard) – maybe – and who knows who else.
The Office: Nine glorious seasons wrap with a farewell reunion.
Grey’s Anatomy: A superstorm hit Grey Sloan Memorial in the penultimate episode; what’s left for the finale? A tsunami?
The Big Bang Theory: Could Leonard (Johnny Galecki) be tempted to move to another country?
The Vampire Diaries: Ghosts overrun Mystic Falls (think zombies, but harder to kill).
Elementary: The worthy freshman will see Nurse Jackie’s Dominic Fumusa turn up in a cameo; he plays a bodyguard with – duh – secrets.
Nashville: Brad Paisley makes an appearance.
Modern Family: The gang flies to Florida after the death of Phil’s (Ty Burrell) mom, but an outstanding arrest warrant awaits Gloria (Sofia Vergara) in the Sunshine State.
The Middle: Mrs. C – Marion Ross – from Happy Days is here, playing an elementary school vice principal.