Here are all the TV shows ending in 2020
13 Reasons Why
Season 4 of the controversial Netflix series will see the core cast graduating high school, and as Glee taught us, carrying a high school show beyond high school doesn't work super well. Acclaim for 13 Reasons Why has also dropped substantially every season (from 79% to 25% to 12% on Rotten Tomatoes), and the show exhausted its source material long ago. All these factors may have indicated it was time to close the book on this one.
Showrunner Jason Rothenberg decided to end the CW's post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama with season 7 (appropriately bringing it to 100 total episodes), telling EW he's known "for a while" how he wants the bleak, brutal series to end. "The ending of a story always is the point of the story, the moral of the story," Rothenberg said. "We have yet to reveal the moral of the story, but it will be revealed in season 7. And it won't be 'People are horrible, we all suck, we're willing to kill everyone and everything and do anything to survive.' There's a higher purpose."
Arrow will empty its quiver for good in January with the conclusion of its currently-airing eighth season, bringing the show that launched a TV superhero universe to a close. Leading man Stephen Amell proposed Oliver Queen depart the series at the end of season 7, but executive producer Greg Berlanti convinced him to return for one last ride. “We all felt in our gut it was the right time,” Berlanti told EW.
Ratings for NBC's twisty drama have steadily declined over the years, but Blindspot will get a proper conclusion with its upcoming fifth and final season, reportedly airing in summer 2020. Creator Martin Gero has said he "sketched out a five-season plan for the show" from the start, and with season 4 ending on one hell of a cliffhanger, this final batch of episodes might be the show's most thrilling hours yet.
Netflix's animated tragicomedy will drop its final batch of episodes Jan. 31 after the first half of its last season was released in October. Though the edict to wrap things up came from the top, rather than the show's creative team, the series -- named among EW's best TV shows of the decade -- will close its hilarious, heartbreaking, all-too-human story on its own terms.
Corporate will return for one more season of chillingly bleak yet uproariously funny satire on Comedy Central. Expect the denizens of sinister corporation Hampton DeVille to elicit laughs and soul-crushing despair in equal measure once again.
After more than 300 episodes, several cast changes, and countless "unsubs" caught, Criminal Minds will finally wrap up with a 10-episode 15th season starting Jan. 8 and ending Feb. 19. The long-running FBI procedural has a deep well of former stars to draw on for final season cameos -- keep your fingers crossed for Mandy Patinkin.
Dear White People
Fear not: though Netflix's satirical college comedy scattered meta-jokes about cancellation through its third season, Winchester University's rich ensemble will have one last semester to close the show out properly. And creator Justin Simien is already looking ahead, with his horror-comedy Bad Hair set to bow at Sundance in January.
The persistent Jussie Smollett scandal made 2019 an unexpectedly turbulent year for Empire, but the music-industry drama has set the stage for a riveting final act as it continues to unravel its season-opening flash-forward mystery.
"It's all about family," showrunner Brett Mahoney told EW of the forthcoming final 10 episodes. "It's such an explosive family with so much drama but also so much love for one another, so the question is, will the love they have for one another be able to withstand all of the drama that they bring to it? And will they come out of these last 10 episodes standing, or will they come out of it torn apart?"
Fresh Off the Boat
ABC announced in November that Fresh Off the Boat's current sixth season would be its last, likely as a result of declining ratings, which prompted a move to a Friday time slot in 2018. The news came months after the show's renewal in May, which sparked a bigger story when star Constance Wu expressed dismay on social media. (The renewal apparently prevented her from taking a role in another project.)
Hulu's sci-fi comedy, starring Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, and Haley Joel Osment (and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg), had its future cut short with a final (and reduced to eight-episodes) third season. Nevertheless, it will remain on the streaming service for future explorers to discover.
Four seems to be the magic number at Netflix; GLOW, too, will end as a quartet of humor, heart, and wrestling-filled seasons. The final season is poised to shake everything up once again, as the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling return home to Los Angeles after a season in Sin City.
"The fun of our show is there is no going backward," co-showrunner Carly Mensch told EW. "People are in very different places than they were the last time they were in Los Angeles. There's been a really fun Vegas impact. None of our characters are actually where they were, now that I'm doing the math.... As we're heading to some pretty new territory for us, even if maybe the landscape looks familiar, can you go home again, can you never go home again are all things that we're excited to dive into."
The Good Place
Even with only four episodes to go for NBC's metaphysical comedy, including a super-sized series finale airing Jan. 30, we're sure there are several more twists to come on this eternally expectation-upending show. The stakes couldn't be higher on the way to a finale that will, as star Kristen Bell teased, finally reveal "what we owe to each other."
"It will give you a lot of feelings — and one is a strong sense of satisfaction," Bell told EW. "Not only will the ending be worth it, you'll understand why the whole thing was worth it."
Premiering Feb. 9, the eighth and final season of Showtime's Homeland will return the show to its roots, sending Carrie (Claire Danes) on an overseas mission and letting go of season 7's Trump administration allegories, according to showrunner Alex Gansa. The final run will also "get to the emotional heart of things," Gansa promised.
How to Get Away With Murder
The beloved Shondaland drama will soon be dead and buried, and HTGAWM's typically thrilling "murder night" fall finale has set up a hyper-dramatic endgame for its final six episodes. What ultimate fate awaits Annalise (Viola Davis) and company? "It’s How to Get Away With Murder until you don’t," creator Peter Nowalk teased, adding, "Brains will be hurt. In a way that makes me really happy."
After saving this infernal series when Fox canceled it in 2018, Netflix is giving Lucifer a fifth and final go-round in the form of two eight-episode batches. The show, inspired by the DC Comics character, ended its fourth season with both a proclamation of love and Lucifer (Tom Ellis) returning to hell to reclaim his throne -- setting the stage for what the showrunners describe as "an awesome, awesome season 5."
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With Avengers: Endgame having completed the "Infinity Saga," the time has come to close the book on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first (and longest-running) venture into T.V. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has set the board for a final season involving time travel, more battles with aliens, and the return (sort of) of Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson. This endgame ought to be quite the ride itself.
"Who shot Ghost?" is the question hanging over the final stretch of Power, returning with five last episodes on Starz Jan. 5. "It is a jigsaw puzzle," creator Courtney Kemp teases of these episodes. "It's a new way of telling a story for us, and it's going to push the audience to look at the show in a different way. It's not the same old Power as you've seen it. It will feel different."
The Netflix sitcom has steadily marched into more dramatic territory with each passing season (or half-season, rather), and The Ranch's penultimate Part 7 left off with another gunshot-based cliffhanger. Did Beau (Sam Elliott) actually kill Nick (Josh Burrow)? Only Part 8, dropping Jan. 24, will tell.
Bittersweetly, Canadian import Schitt's Creek has only just become a major phenomenon in the U.S. (thanks in large part to Netflix), as it heads into its sixth and final season. But co-creator Dan Levy told EW he always knew the story would end here. "In fact, I had thought it was going to be five," he said. "Then we were given the opportunity to do two more seasons, and I thought, ‘Okay, I can tell the end of this story in 28 episodes.' I feel really confident that we’ve really mined everything we could."
Cinemax's action-packed spy drama is coming to an end (again) with its eighth season, counting the original 6-episode British series, which aired in the U.S. after the show's overall fourth season. (It's confusing, we know.) A premiere date has yet to be announced.
The CW's long-running drama will reach the end of the road May 18 with the conclusion of its 15th(!) season. Stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, who play monster-hunting brothers Sam and Dean Winchester respectively, decided to end the show while it was "still relevant," according to CW president Mark Pedowitz. And they're going out in a big way, with the Winchesters taking on God himself. What else for a show that's already been to Hell and back more than once?
The pillaging exploits of Vikings will come to an end -- at least on History -- with the show's currently-airing sixth season (which will air its 10-episode second half later in the year). But creator Michael Hirst already has a spin-off series, Vikings: Valhalla, lined up at Netflix. So think of this less as a conclusion than charting a course for new lands.
Will & Grace
Déjà vu. NBC's Will & Grace revival will end with its third season, the 11th overall for the groundbreaking sitcom. The creative team collectively decided to end the revival, and star Debra Messing promises the currently-airing final season will be "the best ever" and will "wrap up the story of Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen in a way that feels meaningful and right." For real this time.