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Say Buh-Bye to these Popular Television Shows

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Apr 25, 2016
Say Buh-Bye to these Popular Television Shows

Each year the announcement of upcoming television lineups generally garners extreme anticipation, especially for TV buffs. During the yearly Upfronts, questions such as, “Are my favorite must-see shows making a comeback?” “Will the new lineup live up to the hype?” Or the dreadful thought of having to build up interest pertaining to a new show in hopes that you will become a mega fan. To better help you prepare and put your mind at ease, here are a few popular shows that we definitely know will not be returning! Grab your tissues and get ready to digest the news (long sigh).

Mike & Molly: Unfortunately, this season will be the last for the hit show featuring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. The series ends in just a few short weeks, however, McCarthy fans are not to fear because she is taking her talents to the big screen with an upcoming string of movie releases.

Photo Credit: CBS/Mike and Molly
Photo Credit: CBS/Mike and Molly

The Good Wife: Although 9.25 million viewers tuned into the show’s October premier, those numbers are considered lackluster for media giant CBS. As a result, after a seven season run, the show will make its final curtain call on May 8th.

Photo Credit: CBS/The Good Wife
Photo Credit: CBS/The Good Wife

Girls:  As the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end,” and this includes HBO’s, Girls. A bonafide hit when it made its debut back in 2012 and served as a catalyst to catapulting the cast star-power including leading lady Lena Dunham.

In a brief statement pertaining to the show’s ending, Dunham had this to say, “I conceived of Girls when I was 23 and now I’m nearly 30 – the show has quite perfectly spanned my 20s, the period of time that it’s about – and so it feels like the right time to wrap our story up. We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honor our amazing cast, crew and fans. And in the Girls universe, nothing ever ends too neatly.”

Photo Credit: HBO/Girls
Photo Credit: HBO/Girls

Royal Pains: USA Networks recently announced the shows disbandment after a successful eight season run. Apparently, the eight-show farewell finale season will find Hank’s character conflicted with wondering if his professional fulfillments match his personal fulfillment. This is definitely a real-life scenario that, at times, makes many of us stop and wonder.

Photo Credit: USA Networks/Royal Pains
Photo Credit: USA Networks/Royal Pains

Rizzoli & Isles: The start of summer will also be met with the cancellation of TNT’s long-running drama. During the Television Critics Association panel, Turner Entertainment’s CCO Kevin Reilly’s response to the shows ending was, “It felt like it was time.”

Photo Credit: Rizzoli & Isles/TNT
Photo Credit: Rizzoli & Isles/TNT

Sadly, the list goes on! A couple more shows on our radar that have been axed from next year’s lineup also include, Togetherness (HBO), Unforgettable (A&E), and Beauty and the Beast (CW). Are you sad to see any of these hit shows go?

Photo Credit: The CW/Beauty and the Beast
Photo Credit: The CW/Beauty and the Beast