It’s hard to believe that the 2015 TV season is coming to a close with the spring finales of most of the current TV lineup. On the plus side, this makes way for the new spring shows to arrive. On the negative end, we need to say goodbye to some of our favorite shows for another year. April and May have some big finales coming up and luckily for us cord cutters, between over-the-air broadcasts and streaming services, we can see them all. Let’s take a look.
On April 3 at 9PM ET, The Walking Dead will air an expanded 90-minute finale in what is sure to be both epic and devastating, as only The Walking Dead can be. Whatever happens you can bet that as soon as it’s over you’ll be clamoring for next season to begin. As The Walking Dead airs on AMC, you can watch live along with cable-users on Sling TV.
Showtime’s hit show Shameless, focusing on the dysfunctional Gallagher clan, also airs its season finale on April 3 at 9 PM ET. For cable-cutters this isn’t as big of a deal, because even if you like The Walking Dead and Shameless, you can just watch one and catch the other through an on-demand service. Showtime’s premium streaming network is available as an add-on through Hulu or Amazon Prime. Both will allow you to watch the show as it airs or whenever is most convenient for you.
A day later, on April 4, the NCAA Championship basketball game airs on TBS. Technically, the NCAA Championship Game isn’t a TV show, but it is one of the most watched sporting events of the year. And since it is the culmination of the March Madness tournament, I’m going to go ahead and call it a “finale.” The two teams that will be left to battle it out are still being determined, but if you’re one of the many that will be watching, Sling TV will give you the access you need to watch as it happens.
Also on April 4 is the finale to the Hulu exclusive mini-series based on the Stephen King book of the same name, 11.22.63. In the series, Jake Epping is your basic divorced English teacher who just happens to learn of the existence of a time portal that can lead him to September 9, 1958. After learning of his ability to step back in time, he embarks on a quest to stop the assassination of JFK. You don’t need cable to watch this mini-series at all. The finale and all the episodes before it, are available on Hulu.
On April 17, Girls will air their season finale. This critically acclaimed show has been dubbed Sex and the City for millennials, and rightfully so. Writer/actor Lena Dunham has artfully crafted a series about friendship and learning how to be an adult in spite of ourselves. Watching the Girls finale is as easy as tuning in on HBO NOW when the finale airs on TV. HBO NOW has all of the previous episodes and seasons, as well, for those not quite caught up yet.
Quickly becoming one of the favorite superhero dramas on TV, Supergirl ends its very strong first season on April 18 (Rotten Tomatoes gives it 97%). Kara Danvers aka Supergirl protects National City and those in it from the aliens of Fort Rozz, and those that wish to bring her city harm. Cable cutters have had it pretty good where Supergirl is concerned, as it airs on CBS. This means that you can choose from watching with your digital antenna for watching the show live in HD, or stream it with CBS All Access.
As we move into May, specifically May 8, we will see the end of Elementary’s latest season. This new take on Sherlock Holmes and his pal Watson is both inventive in its New York City setting, and captivating with the female Watson. Both Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu are some of the best renditions of these characters you’ll ever find. Like Supergirl, this also airs on CBS, so you can again choose to watch with either your digital antenna or streaming on CBS All Access.
On May 12, the finale for this season of The Big Bang Theory will hit the airwaves. These nerdy physicists and their partners have a way of making the nerdiest things seem normal. Brought together when Sheldon and Leonard became roommates, this is a group that you just can’t break up. Each with their own unique set of issues and quirks, The Big Bang Theory is a true ensemble show, and it’s one of the funniest. Like the other CBS shows mentioned before, a digital antenna is your best bet for watching this sure to be hilarious finale, but CBS All Access will work just fine, also.
So, there you have it. If you’re looking to enjoy the biggest finales this spring, and you just happen to be a cord cutter, you won’t have to miss a thing!
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