‘Kimmy Schmidt,’ ‘Homeland,’ & 4 Other TV Series in Their Final Seasons (PHOTOS)

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THE BIG BANG THEOR - Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco
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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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Gotham



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 - Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Titus Burgess
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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.

HOMELAND - Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin
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Homeland

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.

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Showtime

The Affair

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.

Jane The Virgin - Justin Baldoni, Gina Rodriguez
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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.

Orange Is the New Black - Taylor Schilling
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ALSO ENDING THIS YEAR

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Fridays, 9/8c, The CW

You’re the Worst: Returns Jan. 9, 10/9c, FXX

Broad City: Returns Jan. 24, 10/9c, Comedy Central

Shadowhunters: Returns Feb. 25, Freeform

iZombie: Returns Winter, The CW

Killjoys: Returns Summer, Syfy

The Deuce: Returns 2019, HBO

Elementary: Returns 2019, CBS

Mr. Robot: Returns 2019, USA

Orange Is the New Black: Returns 2019, Netflix

Transparent: Returns 2019, Prime Video

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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.

Click through the gallery above to learn more about which series are in their final stretches.

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