Freeform's Shadowhunters is a TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments, which the network saw as their opportunity to do the book series justice after the 2013 movie of the same name failed to meet expectations. Starring Katherine McNamara as Clary Fairchild, Shadowhunters has amassed quite the fan base over its three seasons. Unfortunately, despite an extensive campaign from fans to keep Shadowhunters going, the series will conclude in 2019 with the second half of season 3 set to premiere on February 25.
The Big Bang Theory
Despite dramas such as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones commanding millions of fans around the world, The Big Bang Theory has actually been one of the most-watched TV shows this decade. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, and Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory has continuously ranked high with its ratings and has even spawned a prequel series, titled Young Sheldon, which follows a young, child version of Parsons' Sheldon Cooper. And while the story could arguably continue, it's finally going to end with its current season 12 wrapping up in 2019.
Orange is the New Black
Netflix is a juggernaut in the entertainment industry nowadays, but it wasn't too long ago that people thought the streaming service competing with established studios was a pipe dream. It wasn't until House of Cards and Orange is the New Black debuted in 2013 that the mindset around streaming companies producing their own content started to change. While House of Cards concluded in late 2018, Orange is the New Black is now going to wrap up with its seventh and final season sometime in 2019.
An adaptation of the British sitcom The Thick of It, HBO's Veep stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the vice president of the United States, Selina Meyer, who later becomes president, but it's a long, arduous, and comedic journey getting there. Over the course of its six seasons on the air, Veep has earned numerous awards, including 17 Emmy awards. Its last season aired in 2017, with the seventh and final season coming sometime in 2019. Veep season 7's delay was primarily due to Louis-Dreyfus' battle with breast cancer, which she made public in September 2017.
While The CW's Arrowverse makes up the vast majority of DC Comics TV shows, at least those that revolve around the comic book publisher's core characters, FOX took a risk and aired WB's Gotham in 2014, a prequel series that explores Bruce Wayne's childhood as well as Jim Gordon's rise from a mere detective to Gotham's Police Commissioner. While Gotham hasn't adhered to the source material too closely, it's arguably the most comic book-y series on the air. Gotham's final (and truncated) season premieres in January 2019 and will end with Bruce becoming the Caped Crusader he was always meant to be.
Every Other Show Ending In 2019
In addition to the aforementioned TV shows, there are a number of other series wrapping up their final seasons in 2019, including:
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
- Being Mary Jane
- Broad City
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- The Deuce
- Jane the Virgin
- The Affair
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- You're the Worst