As Star Trek (and Chaucer) once said, “All good things must come to an end.” This proverb could not be truer for 2018 when 13 iconic TV shows are set to air their final seasons. From political dramas like House of Cards and Scandal to comedies like New Girl and Portlandia, let’s take a look at which shows will take their final bow in 2018.
HBO’s hit comedy Veep — which has earned Julia Louis-Dreyfus a record number of Emmy Awards — will conclude this year with its seventh season. The Americans, which has provided a retroactive glimpse into the Cold War, will wrap up this year with its sixth and final season. Season six will feature a three-time jump and a new family member will join the spy business.
Scandal will end its run with its current seventh season. Scandal has been part of Shonda Rhimes and ABC’s “Thank God It’s Thursday” line up for a number of years and is Rhimes second longest-running show, after Grey’s Anatomy.
House of Cards is also ending this year. Kevin Spacey, who has led the show for the last five years, was let go after multiple people accused him of sexual harassment. The final season will feature Robin Wright in the lead role, which is fitting, considering she is now President.
Portlandia fans, get ready to say goodbye to Carrie and Fred. The duo will take their final bow this year with Portlandia‘s eighth season. The Middle is also wrapping up this year. The comedy has run for nine seasons and is one of ABC’s longest running series to date. New Girl will end this year with an eight-episode seventh season. Nick and Jess will be together after a four-year time jump. You’re the Worst — part comedy part tragedy relationship series — will end with Season 5.
Sci-fi & Fantasy
The Vampire Diaries spin-off, The Originals, will also conclude in 2018. The series will air its fifth and final season on The CW. 12 Monkeys, SyFy’s time travel drama will also air its final season this year. The show was a retelling of the 1995 Terry Gilliam film of the same name.
Female Led Dramas
Bravo’s first scripted series and BET’s first scripted series are both concluding this year. Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce will wrap this year, concluding its five-season run. Being Mary Jane will air a two-hour movie finale this year. Nashville, which survived cancelation by moving from ABC to CMT, will air its final 16 episodes this year, thus ending its six-season run.