One of the most popular shows of all time, Game of Thrones became a cultural phenomenon not long after its 2011 debut. Of course, being based on the books of George R.R. Martin brought in an already-solid fanbase. At least fans can take solace in the fact that HBO has a spinoff series on the way starring Naomi Watts.
The Big Bang Theory (12 Seasons)
Bazinga! This one’s really going to sting for the legions of devoted fans. The Big Bang Theory has been a constant source of comedic entertainment for over a decade and saying goodbye to Sheldon and the gang won’t be easy.
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Gotham (5 Seasons)
This Fox series debuted in 2014 and immediately became a fan favorite on the network. After five seasons, the series will come to an end this spring and hopefully tie up any loose ends in the process.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (4 Seasons)
Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s quirky comedy about a woman experiencing life after escaping an underground bunker is every bit as hilarious as it is inspiring. Between Titus’ (Tituss Burgess) musical numbers and Kimmy’s (Ellie Kemper) child-like perspective of the world, it feels as if the laughs could go on forever. Sadly, they’ll only last through four delightful seasons.
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Jane the Virgin (5 Seasons)
Premiering in 2014, the Telenovela-inspired series captured laughs and hearts as Gina Rodriguez’s titular virgin wound up artificially inseminated. Viewers have stuck around through the many surprising twists and turns, but 2019 will be the last time they get that chance.
Shadowhunters (3 Seasons)
Freeform’s series based on The Mortal Instruments books premiered just a couple years ago in 2016, and in spite of its rabid fanbase, the network canceled the series in 2018. The move sent fans into a craze, but their fervor wasn’t strong enough to reignite anything past the upcoming second half of the third and final season.
Veep (7 Seasons)
The award-winning comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus remains beloved by its viewers, but after a lengthy hiatus — due in part to Louis-Dreyfus’ breast cancer treatment — it was revealed that the upcoming seventh season will be the show’s last.
The Affair (5 Seasons)
Though fans were initially told the fourth season would be The Affair‘s last, increased interest and major cast changes — like star Ruth Wilson’s exit — likely contributed to the surprise fifth season renewal. That also means fans of the Showtime drama will have to prepare for a second round of goodbyes.
Homeland (8 Seasons)
Premiering in 2011, Homeland shook viewers from the start and will likely continue to do so as we enter the eighth and final season. Time to bid farewell to Claire Danes’ complicated Carrie Mathison!
Orange is the New Black (7 Seasons)
Netflix’s second original series after the recently wrapped House of Cards will finish out 2019 with its seventh season. What are we going to do when we can’t binge-watch our favorite felons?
The beginning of 2019 also marks the beginning of the end for some of our favorite shows.
Although it's a sad truth, everyone's favorite shows have to come to an end sooner or later. And unfortunately, there's more than one beloved series in this collection of titles in their final seasons, including Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory.
Click through the gallery above for 10 shows that we'll be saying a sorrowful farewell to in 2019.