A new year ahead means plenty of new television shows to look forward to. However, it also means saying goodbye to some of our favorites, as several TV shows will be ending in 2020. Some of them have endured for over a decade, while others are brand new to the scene. Here are some of the shows fans will have to say goodbye to in 2020…
It seems like forever ago, but the first episode of Criminal Minds aired back in 2005! The police procedural revolves around the Behavioral Analysis Unit, which uses behavioral analysis to help investigate and solve crimes. For years, the show remained one of CBS’ top performers, with fans returning episode after episode. However, it’s finally time for the final curtain call. Criminal Minds will begin airing its 15th, and final season, on January 9. The show’s last season will also be shorter, at just ten episodes. At least we get to say goodbye!
The Good Place
Although still relatively young in TV years, The Good Place has become a household name and staple show for many. The show began airing in 2016 and features an incredible cast, including Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. The show takes place in the afterlife, namely, “The Good Place.” To say any more would spoil one of the best sitcoms in recent memories! With the show being a global hit, its surprising that showrunner Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation) has decided to end it. Regardless, The Good Place will finish at the end of January, on Schur’s terms.
Although quite strange and dark, BoJack Horseman has become one of the biggest shows on Netflix, gathering a loyal following over its six-year run. The show debuted in 2014, earning more and more fans each season. However, good things also come to an end, and BoJack’s time is up as well. Creator of the show Raphael Bob-Waksberg shared in an interview with Vulture that if it was up to him, he wouldn’t have canceled Bojack Horseman. Unfortunately, Netflix executives did not agree. As a result, Netflix will release the second half of the final season on January 31
This spring, fans will bid goodbye to one of America’s most beloved on-screen families. Modern Family started airing in 2009 on ABC, quickly becoming a hit and earning seventeen Emmy Awards over the course of the show. The show spoke to millions and millions of people from different backgrounds and families, and made audiences weep with tears of both laughter and sadness. Unfortunately, Modern Family‘s 11th and final season will air in the spring of this year. However, creators revealed the show was meant to be taken off the screens a long time ago and never planned for it to run for so long – so that’s something to feel thankful for!
Bonus: Bidding Goodbye To Empire in 2019
In May 2019, Fox Entertainment announced that its hit show Empire would come to an end in September of that year. While the producers promised a return to form and a final season “packed” with action, drama, and “shocking surprises and jaw-dropping moments,” fans felt a little underwhelmed. Still, there’s no debating that Empire will always be remembered in the hearts of viewers. It’s unclear whether the cancellation of the show has anything to do with former actor on the show Jussie Smollett’s criminal case still pending or whether creators want to end the show on their terms and on the best note.