A refrain we hear more commonly in January than any other time is “out with the old, in with the new.” In the new year especially it can apply to lots of things — bad habits, decor and maybe even big life events like a new job or creative resolution. And as much as we know that nothing gold can stay, it also, sadly, applies to our favorite TV shows.
Thank goodness for all of the amazing new shows debuting in 2017, because a whack of programs will wrap up later this year. Check out some of the shows we’ll be saddest to see go this year. Godspeed!
1. Pretty Little Liars: Deny it all you want, but it’s true: PLL will kick off its final 10 episodes later this spring (starting April 18). Some MAJOR hints were dropped at a recent Television Critics Association press appearance, including the fact that there will be another time hop and a musical number. WTF?! We’re counting the minutes.
2. Orphan Black: After announcing in the summer that season five of Orphan Black would be its last, fans were elated when the outstanding Tatiana Maslany won an Emmy for portraying her character’s multiple clones. At the time, Tatiana told us that all her characters were “probably going to have different ends. Some of them might not be happy, and some of them might be… a little tragic.” Don’t toy with our emotions!
3. Vampire Diaries: The show just wasn’t the same after Nina Dobrev left at the end of season six, so it wasn’t totally surprising to hear that Vampire Diaries would wrap up with season eight. The final countdown (AKA the mid-season premiere) begins on January 13.
4. Bones: We can hardly remember a time when Bones wasn’t part of our weekly TV schedule, and even two episodes into its final season, we’re sorta still in denial. The shortened season so far has been exactly what we want from a show on its last legs — tying up of loose ends and good things happening to our favorite characters.
5. Girls: There’s no denying that Girls has occupied a special place in our hearts throughout its short but sweet shelf life. Tune in starting February 12 to find out what happens to the young Brooklynites you love to hate.
6. Grimm: If the premiere was any indication, its final season won’t be as tidy as, say, Bones — but as all over the place as it is so far, we kinda wouldn’t have it any other way.
7. Reign: The news of Reign’s cancellation came as the filming of season four was already under way, so it remains to be seen if we’ll get a proper send-off for the young Mary Queen of Scots. Find out when the final 16 episodes start on February 10.
8. Workaholics: After seven seasons, it’s gonna be hard to say goodbye to the Workaholics gang. The final 10 episodes promise more office pranks and what seems like a Coachella knockoff, which, sign us up.
Which show are you going to miss the most? Let us know over @BritandCo!
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