11 TV Show Finales to Watch in September
September will bring some notable TV show finales to the small-screen. Over the next few weeks, plenty of both new and returning series — from CBS’s true crime docuseries on JonBenet Ramsey to Hulu’s hit comedy, Difficult People — are set to conclude either for the season or for good. Here are 11 TV season enders to tune into over the next month.
1. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, September 1
The sophomore season of FX’s comedy, starring Denis Leary as Johnny Rock will come to an end this month. The show followed the lead singer of an early 1990’s fictional New York band, The Heathens. Like its first season, the show’s latest round of episodes, co-starring Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, and Elaine Hendrix, has garnered mixed reviews. The network has not yet announced whether the series will be renewed for a third season.
2. Killjoys, September 2
The space adventure drama will wrap up its second season early this month. The show follows a trio of bounty hunters as they chase deadly warrants through a planetary system known as The Quad. The series, which has earned a generally positive response from critics and audiences, is co-produced by the SyFy channel and Canada’s Space Channel. So far, the networks have not revealed whether Killjoys will be back for Season 3.
3. Rizzoli & Isles, September 5
TNT’s veteran crime drama, based on the series of novels by Tess Gerritsen, is in its seventh and final season. Tune into to watch Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander team together as detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles one last time in the series finale, airing early this month.
4. Difficult People, September 6
The eight-episode second season of Hulu’s hit comedy will come to an end this month. The series stars Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner as two struggling and jaded New York comedians, who are best friends and hate pretty much everyone but each other. The show has earned rave reviews for both of its seasons and seems likely to garner a third season, although a renewal has yet to be formally announced.
5. Hard Knocks, September 6
The 11th season of HBO’s reality sports documentary series wraps up this fall. Each season of the series follows a different NFL team through its training camp and preparation in the lead-up to the upcoming football season. This past season focused on the Los Angeles Rams, as they moved back to L.A. after spending two decades in St. Louis and released previous season’s starting quarterback.
6. Mistresses, September 6
ABC’s drama, starring Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes, Jes Macallan, Brett Tucker, and Rob Mayes, will conclude its 13-episode, fourth season this month. The show follows a group of female friends and their involvement in a variety of complex, illicit relationships. Whether or not the series will return for Season 5 remains to be seen, as the network has not yet announced its decision for potential renewal.
7. Zoo, September 6
CBS’s returning drama, based on the novel of the same name by James Patterson, will wrap up its 13-episode sophomore season this month. The show stars James Wolk as Jackson Oz, an American zoologist who begins to notice the animals’ violent attacks on humans and takes it upon himself to find out the reason why. The show earned much better reviews in its second season than throughout its first, so it should come as no surprise that CBS has already renewed the show for a third season.
8. American Gothic, September 7
The freshman season of CBS’s mystery drama will conclude its 13-episode freshman season this fall. The show follows the story of the Hawthornes, an affluent Boston family, who must redefine themselves following the discovery that their recently deceased patriarch could have been a serial killer. The series, which stars Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, and Elliot Knight, has earned mixed reviews in its first season. It’s unclear whether it will return for Season 2.
9. Tyrant, September 7
Season 3 of FX’s political drama, which follows the son of a Middle East dictator as he reluctantly leaves the U.S. to return to his home country, will conclude early this month. The show, starring Adam Rayner, Jennifer Finnigan, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Noah Silver, and Alice Krige, earned mixed reviews this season. The network has yet to announce whether it will return for another season.
10. Aquarius, September 10
NBC’s period crime drama, starring David Duchovny and Grey Damon, follows two police officers as they deal with the rise of the Manson cult. The show has earned mixed reviews in both seasons and saw a sharp decline in ratings in recent episodes, leading the network to shift it to the dreaded Saturday night time slot. With the series failing to attract an audience, it’s likely that NBC will decide against renewing it for another season. However, the network has yet to announce its final decision.
11. The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey, September 25
The first season of CBS’s unscripted true-crime anthology series is set to focus on the long unsolved murder case of JonBenet Ramsey. The series, which is produced by 48 Hours’ Tom Forman and Critical Content, will unite the original investigators with new experts to study the headline-dominating case.
The show, which is hitting the small-screen ahead of the 20th anniversary of Ramsey’s death, will air in three parts, kicking off on Sunday, September 18 at 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. EST. The series will continue on Monday, September 19 at 9 to 11 p.m. EST and conclude on Sunday, September 25 at 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. EST.
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