June will mark the premiere of a whole slew of new shows, but it’s also bringing several highly anticipated finales to screen. Some of TV’s most acclaimed shows, from Game of Thrones to Community, will wrap up their current season in the next several weeks. Here are 6 season finales you won’t want to miss this month:
1. Community, June 2
Yahoo picked the favorite TV sitcom, starring Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, and Alison Brie up for a sixth season, after NBC canceled the series last spring. The 13-episode sixth season kicked off on Yahoo Screen in mid-March and earned mostly positive reviews, despite migrating from network TV to an online forum and also undergoing several cast changes. As of early May, it remained unclear if the show would continue beyond this season. “We’ll see. I mean, if Yahoo can get the money together and people are available I think people would be willing do it,” McHale told Calgary Herald of the show’s potential future.
2. iZombie, June 9
Based loosely on the DC Comics series of the same name, iZombie has proven to be a hit since it premiered earlier this spring. The series stars Rose McIver as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a former medical resident-turned-zombie who works as a coroner’s assistant in order have access to the human brains she must frequently consume. Since its March premiere, the show has received critical acclaim, earning a 91% certified fresh approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has garnered an average of 1.8 million viewers this season. It has already been renewed for a second season.
3. Younger, June 9
Based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name, the TVLand comedy drama stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year-old recently divorced mother (her husband left her for a younger woman), who ends up posing as a 26-year-old in order to get a new job. She ends up becoming an assistant to Diana (Miriam Shor) at a publishing firm, where she also befriends 20-something co-worker, Kelsey (Hilary Duff). The series, created by Sex and the City writer Darren Star, has earned positive reviews throughout the course of its 12-episode first season. The network renewed it for a 12-episode second season earlier this spring.
4. Bones, June 11
The tenth season of Fox’s long-running crime procedural comedy drama kicked off in September and will wrap up this summer. The series, starring Emily Deschanel Forensic anthropologist Temperance “Bones” Brennan, David Boreanaz as Seeley Booth, Michaela Conlin as Angela Montenegro, and T.J. Thyne as Dr. Jack Hodgins, saw a decline in ratings this season (5.38 million viewers as opposed to season 9’s 6.61 million viewers) and was considered to be in potential jeopardy. Bones boss Stephen Nathan even admitted the tenth season finale was designed to serve as a potential series ender. Luckily for Bones fans, Fox has renewed it for an eleventh season with Deschanel and Boreanaz signing new contracts.
5. Game of Thrones, June 14
The fifth season of HBO’s critically acclaimed fantasy drama kicked off in April with a record-breaking premiere that drew 8 million viewers. This season primarily consisted of material adapted from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, the fourth and fifth novels in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The show, which remains one of the premium cable’s network most popular titles, has continued to perform strongly throughout the rest of the season, earning an average of 6.86 viewers. The series has already been renewed through season six.
6. Texas Rising, June 15
The History Channel’s television series event, helmed by two-time Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Mission), aired the first of its five total installments on Memorial Day and is set to conclude this month. The series details the story of the Texas Revolution against Mexico and also chronicles the creation and rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. It features a star-studded cast, including Bill Paxton as Sam Houston, the father of Texas, and Brendan Fraser as Billy Anderson, a Texas Ranger with Comanche Indian ties.