'Kimmy Schmidt,' 'Homeland,' & 4 Other TV Series in Their Final Seasons (PHOTOS)
The Big Bang Theory
Thursdays, 8/7c, CBS
TV’s longest running multicam comedy prepares to sign off in May after 12 seasons. Will Raj (Kunal Nayyar) follow through with his arranged marriage? And could a baby be in the cards for Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and/or Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik)?
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Thursdays, 8/7c, Fox
Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) will try to prevent Gotham City from devolving into total chaos. Good luck with that, considering the dark comic-book origin story. But on the bright side, producers have promised a glimpse of Batman in the finale.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Returns Friday, Jan. 25, Netflix
Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) and the gang will finally learn who’s been spying on them. Given the guests lined up for the second half of Season 4, including Jon Hamm (Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne) and Lisa Kudrow (Kimmy’s mom, Lori-Ann Schmidt), we’ll be spoiled for choice during the six-episode adieu.
Returns June, Showtime
After months in captivity without her meds, bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) hit rock bottom at the end of Season 7. Mentor Saul (Mandy Patinkin) will try to nurse her back to mental health.
Returns 2019, Showtime
Season 5 fast-forwards to the future as Joanie Lockhart (Anna Paquin) — the now-grown daughter of Cole (Joshua Jackson) and the late Alison (Ruth Wilson) — comes back to Montauk, seeking answers about her mother’s death.
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Jane the Virgin
Returns 2019, The CW
Is Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) husband, Michael (Brett Dier), really back from the dead? And if so, what does that mean for her relationship with Rafael (Justin Baldoni)? All that — plus the identity of the narrator — shall be revealed in Season 5.
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ALSO ENDING THIS YEAR
: Fridays, 9/8c, The CW
You’re the Worst
: Returns Jan. 9, 10/9c, FXX
: Returns Jan. 24, 10/9c, Comedy Central
: Returns Feb. 25, Freeform
: Returns Winter, The CW
: Returns Summer, Syfy
: Returns 2019, HBO
: Returns 2019, CBS
: Returns 2019, USA
Orange Is the New Black
: Returns 2019, Netflix
: Returns 2019, Prime Video
TV is bringing out the big guns to make 2019 the starriest, buzziest, don't-want-to-leave-your-sofa year in ages. So grab your remote and some snacks and settle in. It's gonna be awesome.
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Next year is shaping up to be a great one for fans of genre television.