Popular TV Shows That Ended for Good in 2017

All TV series must come to an end eventually, no matter how hard it is for fans to say goodbye.  Unfortunately for some viewers, several notable shows — from veteran favorites like Pretty Little Liars to cult series like Orphan Black  aired their final seasons this year.

Below, check out all of the popular TV shows that concluded for good in 2017.

1. Bloodline

Kyle Chander looks out of a window in a darkened room in Bloodline

Bloodline | Netflix

Total Seasons: 3

Netflix’s thriller drama, following a contemporary Florida family who grapples with dark secrets, came to a conclusion this year. The streamer decided to pull the plug on the series after Season 2 earned somewhat lackluster reviews. This is one of only seven cancellations that Netflix has ever made, marking the beginning of the company’s new, tougher approach to finalizing its lineup.

Bloodline’s last 10-episode season became available for streaming on May 26.

Next: The final season of this series continues its creepy theme.

2. Bates Motel

Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore sit on a bed in a motel room in Bates Motel on A&E

Bates Motel | A&E

Total Seasons: 5

A&E’s Bates Motel closed after Season 5. The move didn’t come as a big surprise, as executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin have long made it known that they envisioned the series as having a five-season run. Luckily for fans, the last season has proven to be a memorable one, with Rihanna making an unexpected guest star appearance.

The fifth and final season consisted of 10 total episodes, wrapping up in late April.

Next: This TV show is no longer the comeback kid.

3. Episodes

Matt LeBlanc shrugs in a scene from Episodes

Episodes | Showtime

Total Seasons: 5

After a lengthy hiatus, the Showtime comedy — starring Matt LeBlanc as a charming, but highly arrogant actor who’s trying for a comeback — aired its fifth and final season this year. Though LeBlanc has earned four well-deserved Emmy nods for the series, the show has never been a big ratings earner for the network, leading it to ultimately pull the plug after a concluding season.

Next: This series may live on.

4. Black Sails

A group of men stand on a ship in a scene from Black Sails

Black Sails | Starz

Total Seasons: 4

The Emmy-winning Starz prequel to Treasure Island concluded after four seasons on the high seas. Season 4 marked Black Sails’ final run of episodes, with the April season finale doubling as its last-ever episode.

Though this iteration of the show may be over, co-showrunners Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine have hinted that a spinoff could be in the works, although nothing has been officially confirmed yet.

Next: There weren’t any “leftovers” at this show’s conclusion.

5. The Leftovers

A group of protesters in white hold up signs on a grassy field in a scene from The Leftovers

The Leftovers | HBO

Total Seasons: 3

After over a year off the air, the HBO drama returned this spring for its third and final season. Season 3 consists of a total of eight episodes, relocating all of the action to Australia and picking up just days before the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure.

Next: This show ended at the hands of Amazon.

6. Hand of God

The Hand of God promotional poster

Hand of God | Amazon

Total Seasons: 2

The Amazon drama’s second season was also its last. The show was canceled after earning mostly negative reviews in its freshman season. The series’ final run of episodes was released on Amazon on March 10 and is available to stream for Prime subscribers now.

Next: This show cut to black in 2017.

7. Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslay stands in a black hoodie in a scene from Orphan Black on BBC America

Orphan Black | BBC America

Total Seasons: 5

BBC America’s cult series has earned critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase throughout its run, but the story concluded for good in 2017. The Tatiana Maslany starrer aired one more 10-episode season that — as co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson described — brought an “epic conclusion to the tale of Sarah and her clone sisters.”

Next: This show’s chance of survival looked “grim.”

8. Grimm

A man squats next to a child sitting on a bench in a scene from Grimm

Grimm | NBC

Total Seasons: 6

NBC‘s fantasy drama also aired its final installments this year. The sixth and final 13-episode season followed as Nick (David Giuntoli) and his allies use their full force to find a way to bring peace to the city.

Grimm kicked off its last season in January, with the series finale airing in late March.

Next: This procedural crime drama finally came to an end.

9. Bones

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz stand in a kitchen during an investigation in a scene from Bones

Bones | Fox

Total Seasons: 12

After 11 years on air, Fox wrapped up its long-running drama this year, following dipping ratings in recent seasons. The 12th and final season not only brought the storyline of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz), and the Jeffersonian FBI team to a close, it also brought back several favorite guest stars and featured a wedding.

Though the show concluded in late March, there still may be hope for the show’s loyal fanbase. Rumors of a potential revival have already started circulating.

Next: This show’s success was “strained.”

10. The Strain

The statue of liberty takes on a monster quality in a promo poster for The Strain

The Strain | FX

Total Seasons: 4

FX brought its vampire thriller drama to an end. The show follows as the city of New York is plagued by a mysterious viral outbreak. It got a fourth and final run that executive producers Carlton Cuse, Guillermo del Toro, and Chuck Hogan promised to be “exciting and climatic.”

Next: AMC ended this popular drama.

11. Halt and Catch Fire

The cast of Halt and Catch Fire sit around a messy office with a graffitied wall

Halt and Catch Fire | AMC

Total Seasons: 4

AMC‘s Halt and Catch Fire officially came to a — wait for it — halt. The channel’s acclaimed drama aired its fourth and final season this year. The show’s final run consisted of 10 episodes, designed to “write the series focused on the dawn of the computer industry in the 1980s in Texas and California to conclusion.”

Next: The CW tightened the reins on this period drama.

12. Reign

A woman looks out the window in a palace in a scene from Reign

Reign | The CW

Total Seasons: 4

The CW’s period drama, chronicling the story of Mary, Queen of Scots, began airing its fourth and final season in February 2017. According to Variety, the decision to make this season the last one was not totally unexpected, as the network had ongoing conversations about the show’s possible ending with producers.

The final season consists of 16 episodes and concluded on June 16.

Next: HBO’s millennial series ends after five seasons.

13. Girls

Lena Dunham's Hannah stands in front of a window in a scene from Girls

Lena Dunham in Girls | HBO

Total Seasons: 6

Viewers had to say goodbye to HBO’s Girls this year. After earning plenty of critical acclaim in its first five seasons, the award-winning comedy-drama aired its sixth and final season this year.

The 10-episode season followed Lena Dunham’s Hannah as she learns she’s pregnant and grapples with the idea of motherhood. The series finale aired in mid-April.

Next: These little liars finally faced the truth.

14. Pretty Little Liars

Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse stand around a parked car in front of a Rosewood sign on Freeform's Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars | Freeform

Total Seasons: 7

Pretty Little Liars officially ended after its seventh season. The hit drama, starring Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse, aired its last 10 episodes this year. After seven seasons of mysterious twists and turns, the concluding episodes delivered some long-awaited answers to fans — including finally revealing the identity of their harasser, A.D.

The final season kicked off in April and wrapped up with a special two-hour series finale on June 27.

Next: An MTV drama ended its transformation.

15. Teen Wolf

Tyler Posey stands with a group in front of a door in Season 4 of Teen Wolf

Teen Wolf | MTV

Total Seasons: 6

As announced at 2016’s San Diego Comic-Con, the MTV drama’s sixth season was its last. The show concluded after its 100th episode — a special milestone that both cast members and producers described as a “good place” to end.

The final season of the show (which premiered in November 2016) was split into two 10-episode arcs, instead of telling a single story.

Next: Fans mourned the loss of this vampire show.

16. The Vampire Diaries

Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley play the Salvatore brothers on The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries | The CW

Total Seasons: 8

Though The CW fantasy drama was once one of the highest-rated shows on the network, its viewership started to dip in later seasons. Luckily for its dedicated viewers, the channel decided against abruptly canceling the series and instead gave the show one more 16-episode run.

The eighth and final season kicked off in fall 2016 and wrapped up this March, with original lead Nina Dobrev (who exited the series after Season 6) returning as a guest star in the series finale.

Next: These workaholics finally retired.

17. Workaholics

Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm strike funny poses in a poster for Workaholics

Workaholics | Comedy Central

Total Seasons: 7

The seventh season of the Comedy Central series was also its swan song. The decision to end the series was made by the Workaholics stars, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, and Anders Holm, who have made a name for themselves in feature films and other arenas since the series first debuted.

The final season concluded in March, but don’t worry — that’s not the last time the three actors will work together. The trio is already teaming up on a new Netflix movie, Game Over, Man!.

Next: Freeform ended one of its popular family dramas.

18. Switched at Birth

The cast of Switched at Birth pose on the stairs

Switched at Birth | Freeform

Total Seasons: 5

2017 also marked the end for this veteran Freeform series. The family drama kicked off its fifth and final season in January, following a lengthy, year-long hiatus. The 10-episode farewell season featured plenty of memorable moments for fans, including the show’s 100th episode and a special 90-minute series finale.

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