10 TV Season Finales to Watch in January
Aside from the premiere of several new shows, January will also bring a slew of notable TV show finales to the screen. Over the next few weeks, a number of freshman and returning series are set to wrap up, either for the season or for good. Here are 10 TV season finales to tune into over the next month.
1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, January 1
Fox’s veteran police-themed sitcom will conclude its fourth season on the first day of the new year. The Season 4 finale will be a full hour long, consisting of two back-to-back episodes. A renewal has not yet been formally announced.
2. Good Behavior, January 9
TNT’s drama, based on Blake Crouch’s Letty Dobesh novella series, will wrap up its 10-episode freshman season. The show stars Michelle Dockery as a con artist who goes on a wild collision course with a hit man after she hears he’s being hired to kill a man’s wife. The series has earned mostly positive reviews in its freshman, but the channel has not yet formally announced whether it will return for a sophomore season.
3. Sherlock, January 15
Sherlock‘s long-awaited Season 4 will follow Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes as he returns to British soil and Watson prepares to become a parent. The third and final episode, entitled “The Final Problem,” will air in mid-January. Following its TV screening, the episode will air in movie theaters for two nights on Monday, January 16, 2017, and Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
4. No Tomorrow, January 17
The CW’s new romantic comedy drama will bring its 13-episode freshman season to a conclusion. The show stars Tori Anderson as a risk-averse, quality-control assessor who falls for a free-spirited thrill seeker only to find out he lives his life that way because he believes the apocalypse is coming. Though the show has not been officially canceled yet, the network has opted not to order more episodes this season.
5. The Good Place, January 19
NBC’s freshman comedy, starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, will air its season finale this month. The sitcom follows a woman who is mistakenly sent to the Good Place after death and is determined to shed her old way of living in order to stay. The finale will run for an hour, including two back-to-back episodes. The network has yet to make a decision on its renewal.
6. Frequency, January 25
The CW drama, inspired by the 2000 Gregory Hoblit film of the same name, will air its freshman season finale. Like the movie, the show follows a police detective who discovers she is able to communicate with her late father via a ham radio. The network has decided not to extend its episode order for this season.
7. Salem, January 25
WGN America’s drama, chronicling a story based on the infamous Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts, will conclude for good this month. The show’s third season finale will also double as its series ender, as the channel has decided not to bring the drama back for another season.
8. Pure Genius, January 26
CBS’s medical drama follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon to start a hospital with a cutting-edge, new-school approach to medicine. The freshman season will air its final episode this month. The network has already announced that it will not order more episodes than what’s been commissioned.
9. The Affair, January 29
The 10-episode third season of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed drama will close out this month. The episode will follow as Noah’s visit to Paris provides Juliette with a distraction from unpleasant realities at home. Meanwhile, a chance encounter offers Noah the possibility of healing a relationship in need of repair.
10. Conviction, January 29
ABC’s freshman crime drama is set to conclude its 13-episode freshman season. The show stars Hayley Atwell as a brilliant attorney and former first daughter who heads a new unit that investigates cases of wrongful conviction. The series has earned low ratings and mixed reviews in its first season, leading the network to decide against producing more episodes.