All good things must come to an end. It's a sentiment that we often forget about until we're faced with the grim reality of something that we love ending. It can happen to relationships, good hair days and sales. It also happens with popular TV shows. And television lovers would say that the last one can be the most painful to deal with.
When a TV show comes to an end, we don't have anything to look forward to. There won't be any new jokes from funny characters, exciting new relationships, or mind-blowing twists. At least we can take comfort in the fact the television show was "wrapped up" rather than unexpectedly canceled and leaving us hanging forevermore. If we continue to focus on the positive side, the ending of the shows means that we don't have to wait for a new season to begin, we can just rewatch the series from the beginning and relive the magic.
So, keep thinking those positive thoughts as you check out 16 amazing TV shows ending in 2019.
Winter is coming ... and so is the end of Game of Thrones. The HBO show's eighth and final season will air in 2019. The epic fantasy could have gone on for a looooong time given the number of characters and places there are. But, it seems everyone wants to end things on a high. GoT fans will hopefully find reassurance that there is a prequel in the works. There were originally five being developed by HBO but as of October 2018 it seems that only one is being worked on. And *fingers crossed* we will hopefully have more books from George R.R. Martin to look forward to, too. Maybe the writer can make the TV adaptation ending even better by announcing a new book? We've been waiting since 2011, man.
Jane the Virgin premiered in 2014 and helped make Gina Rodriguez, who plays Jane Villanueva, a household name and a proper A-lister. Additionally, the show has helped foster conversations about representation. It also proved that you can successfully turn a Venezuelan telenovela (Juana la Virgen) into another brilliant show. It accomplished it all in four seasons. And it will likely earn a few more accolades as it wraps up with its fifth and final season. The ending was previously hinted at by Gina herself. Then the official announcement was made in May 2018 that Jane the Virgin was ending in 2019. Show-runner Jennie Snyder Urman revealed the ending started being discussed after season three. If you're wondering, Juana la Virgen had 97 episodes. Jane the Virgin was at 81 at the end of season four.
Veep came onto our screens in 2012 and we never looked at politics the same way again thanks to Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and co. And who would have thought the HBO program would foreshadow things about American politics? In 2017, HBO made the upsetting announcement that the one-of-a-kind political comedy would be coming to an end after season seven. After the announcement and Julia's win at the 2017 Emmy Awards for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, there was a turn of events. It was revealed the star actress had breast cancer and the series would be postponed until 2019 so she could complete treatment.
The Deuce is another TV show ending in 2019. If you're a follower of the show, you might have seen this one coming. That's because creators George Pelecano and David Simon had always intended it to be a three-season show. And luckily for them, HBO helped them see through that goal. In fact, David revealed in a tweet, "We're always conjuring the last scene before we write the first." Hands up if that makes you even more excited to see the finale? For those who haven't seen the drama, it follows the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s and stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Franco.
Orange is the New Black has been a regular part of our schedule since it premiered in 2013. We've eagerly anticipated each new season launching on Netflix, so the fact that season seven will be the last one makes us very sad. Netflix made the announcement in October 2018. The cast promised on Twitter that there will be plenty of tears when the last season is released in 2019. It's clear the comedy-drama has already done enough to go down in history as one of the first and most successful Netflix Originals. And it's the show that gave us Nicole "Crazy Eyes" Warren (Uzo Aduba). For that, we say thank you.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has always made us laugh, but now we're shedding a few sad tears knowing that the show will be wrapping up in 2019. The Netflix comedy premiered in 2015 and showed the power of creator Tina Fey, and actors Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess at making the story of a former cult victim living in New York City funny. The fourth and final season has been split into two with the final half airing in 2019. Although, it might not be completely over. Tina and fellow showrunner and executive producer Robert Carlock have mused about the potential for a movie to follow the fourth series. *Fingers crossed*
Homeland is another TV show that we will be saying a fond farewell to in 2019. A lot has happened since the Showtime drama premiered in 2011 in Carrie Mathison's world as well as the real one. Now, it's time to wrap up the show as best they can with the eighth season. Claire Danes herself confirmed in April 2018 that the thrilling show would be ending. She admitted to Howard Stern on his radio show that she was looking forward to the end. "She's a lot, this Carrie freakin' Mathison," the actress said. "I'll be ready for a reprieve from that." She did promise some exciting changes for the final season. Additionally, showrunner Alex Gansa hinted at a jump in time and a fresh story of sorts.
People are all over Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody but we cannot forget that it was Mr. Robot that made him a breakout star and earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2016. Alas, the hacker drama will say goodbye after its fourth season. It turns out that this was part of the OG plan per creator Sam Esmail. He revealed that he always thought of it as a four or five-season series and not a super long-term thing. In the end, it was decided to be four seasons with 12 episodes in the final one. Sam said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, "Since day one, I've been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here." That's one hell of a tease.
It's very sad when any one of our favorite shows goes off the air but it's especially hard when comedies wrap up. Where are we going to get our much-needed laughter from? So, hearing that Broad City is wrapping up is a bit of a blow. For the announcement, writers and creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson revealed their reasons for ending it. "Broad City's always had a spontaneous pace and feeling, and ending after season five honors that spirit," they said. When you consider the show originally started as a webseries 10 years ago, you can see why it might be time to say adios. Here's some happy news: The pair have three shows in development with Comedy Central. They're focusing more on the producing side, but you know the shows will be good.
When a TV show is based off a book series, viewers generally have an idea of when the show will wrap, provided television producers don't go in a completely different direction. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events appears to stay true to the books. The first season covered the first four books while the second season covered the next four. Season three will cover the remainder of the novels and bring the series to a close. It was actually the original plan of the producers for the show to be three seasons, so they got their wish. The rest of us will just have to find someone else to creep us out without Neil Patrick Harris's almost-too-good acting.
It's nice when a show's creators and writers are upfront with their fans about when a show will end. And it's even better when they have the chance to see their vision turned into a reality. Take Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, for example. Creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna were candid that they always thought of the hilarious show as having four seasons. Things were made official with the announcement that The CW show would be going off the air after season quatro. At least we get to see how the creators want to end the series. Here's hoping for one big, final musical number.
There are thousands of people weeping that they will not get to see Captain Ross Poldark's (Adrian Turner) tousled curls, sculpted chest, and dapper costumes on a regular basis now that the Poldark TV series is coming to a close. The addictive historical TV show will bow out at the end of season five. Fans of the books might be able to guess how things will go down based on what happened on season four and what happens in writer Winston Graham's novels. There are reports the final series will focus on what happens between books seven (The Angry Tide) and eight (The Stranger from the Sea). That means we get bonus information. Wooooot.
Go on and add iZombie to the roundup of TV shows ending in 2019. The CW show had a good run since it came onto our screens in 2015 and it's finishing after five solid seasons. Fans might have seen it coming given that co-creator Rob Thomas had hinted before the announcement of season five that the show was "getting to the end of [its] story." No word on how closely the ending will follow the DC Comic series it is based on. Having a show go on for that long is a big achievement, especially for one involving a medical-resident-turned-zombie-turned-physic-helper (Rose McIver as Liv Moore). It goes to show that zombies might have beaten vampires as the most popular supernatural character.
Transparent might be considered one of the more controversial shows on the list because cisgender male star Jeffrey Tambor played a trans woman, Maura Pfefferman. Furthermore, he was fired from the Amazon show post-#MeToo and in the wake of sexual harassment allegations in the fall of 2017. Prior to the firing, a fifth season of the show had already been ordered by the network. It has been confirmed by show-runner Jill Soloway that the last season will focus on the other Pfefferman family members. It will reportedly have "some sort of beautiful reclaiming." We're curious to see how it will end. And we hope the TV show will be remembered for increasing LGBTQI+ visibility and creating needed conversations instead of Tambor's indescretions.
The Affair is seriously addictive TV viewing. We've hung onto all of the drama with every episode. Official word has gotten out that the Showtime drama is one of the popular TV shows ending in 2019. Therefore, there are probably even more broken hearts now. People might be more upset about the ending than some of the twists and turns they've seen on the show. (And that's saying something.) The Showtime TV series will end its run after five seasons, like many on the list. *SPOILER ALERT* It promises to be a thrilling final season after Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson) was killed off in the fourth season.
Not many shows make it beyond five seasons. Even less make it beyond ten seasons. The Big Bang Theory will finish after a whopping 12 seasons. The show will make history as one of the longest-running sitcoms and comedies. It's hard to imagine a television world without the science comedy given that it has been on for over a decade. (It premiered in 2007.) The reason that the show is coming to an end has nothing to do with them being out of jokes. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper, has decided it was time to finish with the character so showrunners decided to end the whole series with him instead of trying to maintain the magic without one of the leads. (It almost never goes well.) The fact that each cast member got approximately $1 million per episode for filming season 12 probably makes it less upsetting for them.