‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and More Shows Closing in 2019

08.26.2018 Culture, Industry


The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and Homeland are some of the few shows that are wrapping up this year. Many fans are anxiously anticipating the release dates and long-waited conclusions to their favorite series. See what other big shows you might have to catch up on before the spoilers come out!


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
The popular Netflix original will come to an end this January. The series follows cheerful 29-year-old Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) as she adjusts to her new life in New York City. You can already watch the first 6 episodes of the final season – but the second half is expected to debut on January 25, 2019.


Shadowhunters
Shadowhunters, a supernatural drama that premiered on Freeform has been cancelled for 2019. Based on the popular book series ‘The Mortal Instruments’, Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara) finds out on her 18th birthday that she actually comes from a line of Shadowhunters – human-angel hybrids who hunt demons. Although canceled, Freeform ordered two extra episodes to properly conclude the story for those who have been following the series.


The Big Bang Theory
After a grand run of 12 seasons, it was announced on August 22, 2018 that the upcoming twelfth season will be the final season for the Big Bang Theory. The last season will consist of 24 episodes, and co-creator/executive producer Chuck Lorre promised to “deliver a final season, and season finale, that will bring ‘The Big Bang Theory’ to an epic creative close.”


Game of Thrones
HBO has announced that the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere in the first half of 2019. The final season will only consist of six episodes, but fans of the series might be thrilled to hear that HBO has already greenlit a pilot episode for a prequel series. While there is no set release date yet, HBO has released a short teaser including clips from the upcoming season.


Veep
Veep, the American political satire comedy television series starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus will come to an end. The production had been delayed in order to allow Julia Louis-Dreyfus to recuperate after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The actress has since then recovered, and the final season of the award-winning HBO comedy series is expected to release Spring 2019.


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, an American romantic musical comedy series starring creator Rachel Bloom will be closing out this October. The series features a successful New York lawyer named Rebecca, who impulsively decides to give up her life in New York to relocate to West Covina, a Los Angeles suburb where she hopes to find love, adventure and true happiness.


iZombie
Losely based on the DC comic book series of the same name, the Rob Thomas drama-comedy starring Rose McIver as Seattle medical resident Olivia “Liv” Moore will finish with its fifth season.


Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin will be wrapping up with its fifth season after a successful run on CW. The series stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, a religious young Latina virgin who becomes pregnant after accidentally being artificially inseminated during a routine check up. The final season is set to air in 2019.


Homeland
Homeland, the Showtime series starring CIA officer Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is renewed for its eighth and final season. Showrunner Alex Gansa stated his plans for the season claiming that the story will take place somewhere overseas, possibly in Israel. The series, which has received several awards during its seven season run, is expected to premiere June 2019.


Gotham
The series follows a young Bruce Wayne, who will finally transform into the Dark Knight in the fifth and final season of Fox’s Batman prequel. Gotham follows the story of young James Gordon in Gotham, portrayed by Ben McKenzie. Production is said to have begun in July of this year.

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