In the era of TV’s golden age, it means that it’s becoming even harder for a show to stay on the air, whether it’s been around for years or is an up-and-comer. Here are twelve popular shows that won’t be returning in 2015.
1. How I Met Your Mother
CBS’ mega-hit How I Met Your Mother finally came to an end this year after nine seasons and 208 episodes. The sitcom tells the story of Ted Mosby and his group of friends living in Manhattan with a framing device of having Ted, in the year 2030, recounting the events that led to his meeting his children’s mother — with lots and lots of accompanying stories.
Originally airing in 2005, How I Met Your Mother nearly made it ten years while racking up twenty Emmy Award nominations and nine wins. From a ratings standpoint, the series ended on a high-note with 13.13 million viewers tuning in to watch the series finale “Last Forever” — the most-viewed episode since season one’s 12.3 million viewers for “The Pineapple Incident.” Despite the considerable controversy from fans and critics surrounding the final episode, there’s no doubt that the series managed to remain markedly consistent throughout its nine years and will continue to live on through reruns.