2018 The Best (and Worst) TV Shows Ending in 2018  

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List Rules Vote for the shows ending in 2018 you are most sad to see go.

Unfortunately, great television has a shelf life and there are many shows ending in 2018. Due to low ratings, unforeseen circumstances, or the creators simply deciding it's time to end the series, there will be a lot of 2018 series finales. 

What shows are ending in 2018? Following the Kevin Spacey sexual harassment scandal, Netflix's critically acclaimed original series House of Cards is ending in 2018 with a final sixth season. Other canceled shows include The Americans, Scandal, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, and New Girl. Not all shows that ended in 2018 got axed, however. If you loved binge watching some of these shows, you're undoubtedly sad to see them end. 

Which 2018 cancelled shows are you sorry to see go? Cast your vote below. 

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The Middle

Series Finale: May 15

The Middle is an American sitcom about a working-class family living in Indiana and facing the day-to-day struggles of home life, work, and raising children. The show premiered September 30, ...more

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The Originals

Series finale: TBA

The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more

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The Americans

Series finale: May 30

The Americans (FX, 2013) is an American period drama television series created by Joe Weisberg. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are two Soviet KGB officers posing as ...more

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Once Upon a Time

Series finale: May 18

Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale drama series that premiered on October 23, 2011, on ABC. The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are ...more

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Fixer Upper

Series finale: April 3

Fixer Upper (HGTV, 2013) is an American reality television series. Chip and Joanna Gaines work with clients on buying and remodeling homes.

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The Librarians

Series finale: February 7

The Librarians (TNT, 2014) is an American fantasy-adventure television series developed by John Rogers, and a spinoff of the film series. A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort ...more

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Scandal

Series finale: April 19

Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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New Girl

Series finale: May 15

New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Series finale: May 20

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox, 2013) is an American police television sitcom created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's ...more

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Timeless

Series finale: May 13

Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Code Black

Series finale: June 27

Code Black (CBS, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman. The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and ...more

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Scorpion

Series finale: April 16

Scorpion is an American drama television series loosely based on the life of self-proclaimed genius and computer expert Walter O'Brien. In the series, O'Brien and his genius friends help each ...more

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Lucifer

Series finale: May 14

Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic ...more

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Quantico

Series finale: TBA

Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Roseanne

Series finale: May 22

Roseanne is an American sitcom that was broadcast on ABC from October 18, 1988, to May 20, 1997. Starring Roseanne Barr, the show revolved around the Conners, an Illinois working-class family. ...more

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House of Cards

Series finale: TBA

House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more

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Major Crimes

Series finale: January 16

Major Crimes (TNT, 2012) is an American television police procedural series created by James Duff, and a spinoff of The Closer. Following the departure of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra ...more

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Designated Survivor

Series finale: May 16

On the night of the State of the Union address, an explosion claims the lives of the President and all members of his Cabinet except for U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom ...more

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Valor

Series finale: January 29

Valor (The CW, 2017) is an American drama series created by Kyle Jarrow. Set at a U.S. Army base that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and ...more

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Deception

Series finale: May 27

Deception (ABC, 2018) is an American crime procedural drama created by Chris Fedak. After his career as a magician is ruined by scandal, Las Vegas illusionist Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) ...more

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Taken

Series finale: June 23

Taken (NBC, 2017) is a Franco-American drama series developed by Alexander Cary, based on the film trilogy. Former Green Beret Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) must overcome a personal tragedy, in ...more

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The Expanse

Series finale: June 27

The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more

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Kevin Can Wait

Series finale: May 7

Kevin Gable is a newly retired Nassau County police officer living in Massapequa, New York, on Long Island, who looks forward to spending time with his wife and three kids and with several other ...more

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The Mick

Series finale: April 3

(Fox, 2017), When her very wealthy – and estranged – sister flees the country to avoid arrest on federal fraud charges, Rhode Islander Mackenzie Murphy (Kaitlin Olson) must take on the ...more

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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Series finale: TBA

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

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Young & Hungry

Series finale: August 22

Young & Hungry is an American sitcom created by David Holden, and executive produced by Ashley Tisdale. The multi-camera series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym ...more

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The Crossing

Series finale: June 9

The Crossing (ABC, 2017) is an American science fiction thriller series created by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie. Refugees from a war-torn America 250 years in the future start showing up to seek ...more

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Shades of Blue

Series finale: TBA

Shades of Blue (NBC, 2016) is an American crime drama television series set in New York City. It stars Jennifer Lopez as the main character Harlee Santos, a single-mother NYPD Detective, who is ...more

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Sense8

Series finale: June 8

Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Falling Water

Series finale: March 10

Falling Water (USA, 2016) is an American supernatural drama television series. Three strangers realize they are dreaming parts of the same dream. As they delve deeper into the meaning behind ...more

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Ash vs Evil Dead

Series finale: April 29

Ash vs Evil Dead (Starz, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series developed by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy, and a sequel to the Evll Dead trilogy. Thirty years after ...more

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Adventure Time

Series finale: TBA

Adventure Time is an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive ...more

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Nashville

Series finale: July 26

Nashville is an American musical drama television series. It was created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri and produced by R.J. Cutler, Khouri, Dee Johnson, Steve Buchanan, and Connie ...more

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The Last Man on Earth

Series finale: May 6

The Last Man on Earth is an American post-apocalyptic comedy television series created by and starring Will Forte. The series premiered on the American broadcast network Fox on March 1, 2015. ...more

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Rise

Series finale: May 15

Rise (NBC, 2018) is an American musical drama television series created by Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller, based on the book Drama High by Michael Sokolove. A working class high school drama ...more

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K.C. Undercover

Series finale: February 2

K.C. Undercover (Disney Channel, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Corinne Marshall. A high school math genius (Zendaya) gets recruited by her parents after she finds out ...more

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The Fosters

Series finale: June 6

The Fosters is an American family drama television series that airs on the ABC Family network in the United States and ABC Spark in Canada. The series follows the lives of the titular Foster ...more

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Life Sentence

Series finale: June 1

Life Sentence (The CW, 2017) is an American comedy-drama created by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith. When Stella Abbott (Lucy Hale) finds out her terminal cancer is cured, she's going to have to ...more

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12 Monkeys

Series finale: July 6

12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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The Quad

Series finale: April 3

The Quad (BET, 2017) is an American television drama, created by Felicia D. Henderson, Charles Holland and Rob Hardy. The series follows ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni ...more

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Portlandia

Series finale: March 22

Portlandia is a satirical sketch comedy television series, set and filmed in and around Portland, Oregon; it stars Carrie Brownstein and former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen. The ...more

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The Thundermans

Series finale: TBA

The Thundermans is an American superhero live-action comedy television series that began airing on Nickelodeon, on October 14, 2013. The series is created by Jed Spingarn. Nickelodeon announced ...more

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You're the Worst

Series finale: TBA

You're the Worst (FXX, 2014) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Falk. Jimmy (Chris Geere), a self-involved writer, and Gretchen (Aya Cash), a self-destructive Los ...more

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Disjointed

Series finale: January 12

Disjointed (Netflix, 2017) is a Netflix original comedy series created by Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum. After decades of advocating for legalized marijuana usage, Ruth Whitefeather Feldman ...more

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Beyond

Series finale: March 22

Beyond (Freeform, 2017) is an American science fiction drama television series created by Adam Nussdorf. Holden Matthews (Burkely Duffield) wakes up from a 12-year coma and discovers new ...more

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Living Biblically

Series finale: June 25

Living Biblically (CBS, 2018) is an American sitcom television series created by Patrick Walsh, based on the novel by A. J. Jacobs. After the death of his best friend, Chip (Jay R. Ferguson) ...more

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Alex, Inc.

Series finale: May 16

Alex Inc (ABC, 2017) is an American Sitcom based on Alex Blumberg's Gimlet Media podcast StartUp, which documented Blumberg's own attempt to launch a startup with Gimlet Media. Alex Schuman ...more

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Wisdom of the Crowd

Series finale: January 14

Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS, 2017) is an American drama series developed by Ted Humphrey. Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) is a tech wiz who attempts to revolutionize crime solving - specifically the ...more

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Superior Donuts

Series finale: May 14

Superior Donuts (CBS, 2017) is a sitcom based on the 2008 play of the same name by Tracy Letts. that revolves around the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur Przbyszewski (Judd ...more

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School of Rock

Series finale: April 8

School of Rock (Nickelodeon, 2016) is an American musical-comedy television series developed by Jim Armogida and Steve Armogida, based on the 2003 film. In Austin, Texas, a substitute teacher ...more