There is going to be
a lot of new television in 2018. In the first week of the new year alone we’ll get FreeForm’s , FOX’s Grown-ish , and Showtime’s 9-1-1 . But, with beginnings also come quite a few endings as well.
Since saying goodbye is hard, we thought we should prepare you now. Now, at least, you’ll be able to catch up on your favourite soon-to-depart series over the holiday break. That means you can enjoy their final runs in their entireties. Keep reading to find out which series are officially wrapping up when 2018 rolls around.
Remember that endings are hard, but not understanding what everyone is melting down over on Twitter is even harder.
Scandal Shonda Rhimes’ political soap isn’t exactly what it once was, as the Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) we feel in love with at the start of ABC’s Scandal is no more. In the white hat-sporting Gladiator’s place is a White House monster who leads the world’s most violent spy agency, threatens to murder actual children to get what she wants, and, finally, may have caused the death of her pregnant best friend. While we might not recognise Liv very much anymore — she’s swigging wine right out of the bottle at this point — it’s impossible to say the end of her story won’t be a wild, “OMG”-worthy time. So, if you missed the first half of season 7, catch up to go along for Olivia Pope’s final ride (although you can definitely skip the Fitz-centric snoozefest that was “Day 101”.)
New Girl Earlier this year, I said New Girl’s season 6 could have easily served as the end of the formerly beloved FOX sitcom, which had lost some of its lustre over the years. While that was true, season 6 finale “Five Stars For Beezus” was a major course-correcting instalment. Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick Miller (Jack Johnson) got the romantic reunion they deserved, CeCe Parekh (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) received some big news, and Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris) was… the same Winnie The Bish we all love. Now that New Girl will jump years into the future for its series-closing season 7, the friendship-obsessed comedy feels like it may have regained some of its often-missing tension once again. So watch “Beezus” and prepare for New Girl’s final game of True American.
Fixer Upper Sorry to say this, but, . Chip and Joanna Gaines’ HGTV cult favourite began its fifth and final season in November 2017, and it is expected the series finale, which was already filmed, will air sometime in 2018. Fixer Upper isn’t long for this world Despite the fact Fixer Upper’s end is nigh, the Gaines couple swears they’re “just getting started” when it comes to the restoration game.
Being Mary Jane This one cut deep for dedicated fans who didn’t realise the season 4 finale would end the last-ever full season of BET’s Being Mary Jane. Yet, “Feeling Tested” will not be the last viewers see of Mary Jane Paul (Gabrielle Union), as her eponymous series will actually close with a two-hour finale movie, which will debut in 2018. If you missed out on season 4, or skipped the entire beloved drama, now is the time to catch up before Mary Jane signs off the air for good.
Veep When politics became increasingly bonkers during the 2016 presidential race, people often compared real life to an episode of HBO's Veep. But, D.C. surpassed the incompetent madness of Selina Meyers’ (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) White House in 2017, as Donald Trump took over the presidency. Things got so extreme people started putting the over actual happenings in the Trump cabinet. Veep credits sequence music So, now, Veep is done trying to turn political debacles into comedy, since we can just turn on the news for that, and will end with the upcoming season 7. The wonderful HBO comedy will close in 2018, as production films around a breast cancer fighting Louis-Dreyfus’ chemotherapy schedule. Veep is annually lauded as one of the sharpest comedies on television — why not catch up before it’s gone for good?
You’re The Worst When I talked to in the days leading up to her show’s season 4 finale “It's Always Been This Way” she had one request: pray to whatever higher power you believe in for another season of the FXX comedy. Gretchen Cutler’s alter-ego got her wish as You’re The Worst star Aya Cash Worst will return for a fifth and final season in 2018. While season 4 had some rough patches — keeping the central couple of Gretchen and Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) separate for 13 episodes was a choice — there’s still a lot to love, as the finale proved. So skip the ups-and-downs of the entire season and focus on the crackling chemistry of the comedy’s core-four (never forget the real MVPs, Lindsay Jillian and Edgar Quintero) in “Always Been This Way.” That is the Worst we deserve to say goodbye to.
Casual Fellow anti-rom-com Casual, which follows what happens when two adult siblings have to move in together after one gets a divorce, will also wrap in 2018, with an eight-episode fourth season. Hulu is currently killing it when it comes to the streaming game, even competitor Netflix hasn’t gotten a best series Emmy award yet, so it’s worth sampling one of the triumphant service’s first big shows.
The Americans FX’s spy drama is usually regarded as the best show nobody's watching. If you’re one of those people still sleeping on the Jennings’s family’s espionage drama, change that before the series ends in 2018. The Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys-starrer will wrap with its sixth season. Let’s hope the ending lives up to the critical hit’s hype, as creators-slash-executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields claim they’ve always known how the 1980s-set series will end — and we all know how well that strategy worked for .
House of Cards The excitement of House Of Cards has been completely eradicated by the disturbing behavior of star and alleged sexual predator Kevin Spacey. So, actually, skip the last few seasons of the Netflix political drama and simply dream of the upcoming sixth and final season. Why? Because Cards' closing season will ditch Spacey’s Frank Underwood in favour of the person who was the real leader the country, and Cards, needed all along: Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood. Talk about making America great again.