Say Goodbye To All The Shows Ending In 2019

Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.
It’s the end of an era. Well, actually, it’s the end of many eras. While 2018 saw the birth of countless great new series — from Killing Eve to The Haunting Of Hill House — 2019 will see the demise of nearly just as many beloved veteran shows.
Yes, we all know the end of Game Of Thrones is nigh, but the HBO blockbuster isn’t the only one leaving our television screens for good. Everything from Orange Is the New Black to Jane The Virgin, along with many other cult favorites, is also scheduled to end in the new year.
Advertisement
To keep from getting totally blindsided when it comes to your personal fave, keep reading to find out every series ending in 2019. Plus, you’ll learn when each show's finale season will premiere and the biggest question going into that goodbye run. Brace yourselves everyone, 2019 is going to be an emotional time.
1 of 9
Game Of Thrones (HBO)

Ending with season: 8

Finale season premiere date: April 2019, exact date TBA

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: Everything. Also, how will Jon react to learning his true parentage?

After nearly a decade of dominating the television discourse, Game Of Thrones will come to an end. But, not before resolving Jon (Kit Harington) and Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) incestous relationship, the war with the Night King, and figuring out who gets to sit on the Iron Throne after eight seasons of bloody backstabbing.

That's a lot to handle in just six episodes.
2 of 9
View this post on Instagram

Got my boys back. #season5

A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on

Jane The Virgin (The CW)

Ending with season: 5

Finale season premiere date: Wednesday, March 27

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: How. Is. Michael. Alive.

The above question is a one I’ve asked myself every day since the Jane The Virgin season 4 finale aired in April 2018. At last the lovable CW dramedy will return to answer its greatest mystery.

I couldn’t be more ready for that reveal and less ready for Jane Gloriana Villanueva's (powerhouse Gina Rodriguez) story to truly end in 2019.
Advertisement
3 of 9
Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)

Ending with season: 7

Finale season premiere date: TBA, but likely summer 2019

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: OITNB isn’t going to leave our beloved Taystee (Danielle Brooks) rotting in jail forever for a crime she didn’t commit, right?

Orange Is The New Black may have lost much of its joyous sparkle since 2013, yet we can all hope the Netflix prison drama sticks the landing for its finale season. Especially since Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) exit from prison will free up so much time for everyone else.
4 of 9
The Affair (Showtime)

Ending with season: 5

Finale season premiere date: TBA, but likely summer 2019

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: It’s one The Affair can never narratively answer: why are so many actors fleeing this show?

Showtime’s sad, sexy drama is coming to an end after one of 2018’s most shocking TV character deaths. Ahead of the finale season, prepare for a 30-ish-year time jump revolving around an all-grown-up Joanie, played by Anna Paquin.

However you don’t need to worry, upcoming episodes aren't leaving old-school The Affair behind just yet. A separate timeline in season 5 will continue to following present-day Noah (Dominic West) and Helen (Maura Tierney) Solloway. Unfortunately, Joshua Jackson’s Cole Lockhart is only expected to appear in a few episodes.
5 of 9
Veep (HBO)

Ending with season: 7

Finale season premiere date: Spring 2019, but exact date TBA

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: Are we going to end Veep with President Jonah Ryan (Timothy Simons) and Selina Meyer (eight-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as the Veep once more?

Production on Veep’s finale season paused so star Julia Louis Dreyfus could battle her cancer diagnosis. Now that JLD is healthy once again, it’s time to say farewell to one of HBO’s most iconic comedies.

So really savor each and every perfect Jonah insult, okay?
6 of 9
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)

Ending with season: 4

Finale season premiere date: We’re already in the midst of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s 18-episode final season

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: Will Rebecca Bunch (creator Rachel Bloom) ever find true butter ad-level happiness?

Some might be excited to find out if Rebecca’s five-seasons-long love square of Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III), Greg (originally Santino Fontana, now Skylar Astin), and Nathaniel (Scott Michael Foster) will ever see an official winner.

But smart money would be on the upcoming CXG finale confirming this musical theater-infused tale was only ever about Rebecca falling in love with herself — not some guy in West Covina.
7 of 9
iZombie (The CW)

Ending with season: 5

Finale season premiere date: TBA

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: What is the ultimate fate of zombie kind — and Liv (Rose McIver) and Major (Robert Buckley) with it?

Yes, the CW is seeing three series finales in 2019. When it comes iZombie's end, can Liv and Major finally get their much-deserved happily ever after? Whether that’s as the undead or not is up to you, creator Rob Thomas.
8 of 9
You’re The Worst (FXX)

Ending with season: 5

Finale season premiere date: Wednesday, January 9 at 10 p.m. ET

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: Are Gretchen (Aya Cash) Jimmy (Chris Geere) really meant to be?

FXX has already made the screeners for You’re The Worst’s 13-episode last season available to press. All I can say is, prepare for one of the best series finales of the year.
9 of 9
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Ending with season: 4B

Finale season premiere date: Friday, January 25 at 3 a.m. ET

The biggest question we have going in to the finale season: What’s up with the Sliding Doors-inspired finale?

We can all agree it’s time to wave goodbye to Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper). At least the Tina Fey-created comedy will leave Netflix with a truly fantastic upcoming joke about Cats, a musical that is once again very important.
Advertisement

More from TV

Watch

R29 Original Series

Watch Now
Documentary
Five love stories behind diverse, multicultural marriages.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Life experiments, 5 days at a time.
Watch Now
Fashion
The style of subculture.
Watch Now
Beauty
Viral trends, tried and tested.
Watch Now
Documentary
From vibrators to lipstick, learn how your favorite products are made.
Watch Now
Documentary
Extraordinary, one-of-a-kind individuals
Watch Now
Documentary
The latest stories to watch.
Watch Now
Lifestyle
Inside the homes of millennial women — & what they paid for them
Watch Now
Comedy
Let's talk about sex, baby.
Watch Now
Documentary
Female artisans around the world
Watch Now
Politics
Made by and for smart, opinionated women.
Watch Now
Film
We helped 12 female directors claim their power.