Every new television season brings a slew of exciting freshman shows, but — unfortunately for some fans — it also brings the conclusion of some long-running favorites. Several networks have already begun announcing which titles on their respective line-ups are getting renewed and which will not be back for another season. Here are 12 popular shows that won’t return to the small screen in 2018.
1. The Vampire Diaries
The CW fantasy drama was once one of the highest-rated shows on the network, but that hasn’t been the case in recent seasons. Luckily for its devoted fans, the channel decided against abruptly canceling the series, and instead gave the show one more 16-episode season. Season 8 kicked off in fall 2016 and wrapped up in March with original lead Nina Dobrev (who exited the series after Season 6) returning as a guest star in the series finale.