A batch of long-running TV shows are getting the curtain call this year, and while endings are always a given, it’s still going to be a sad time for the fans of these series. Here’s a roundup of six of the most popular programs that are ending in 2015.
Series Finale: Jan. 29, 2015
There are only four episodes left to this series. The Bravermans has had a lot of run-ins with cancellation threats over the years, but the show managed to stick through to deliver its tear-jerking stories for six seasons. The final scenes will see the characters resolving Zeke’s health issues, Amber’s pregnancy, Sarah and Hank’s relationship progress, among other things. Prepare tissues like always, as the finale is sure to not leave a dry eye.
Series Finale: Feb. 18, 2015
“The Mentalist” has been airing its seventh season since the end of November with an updated storyline involving Patrick Jane and Teresa Lisbon, who has become a couple. This was the first television series created by Bruno Heller, but he currently has his hands full with running “Gotham” on FOX. Besides, the story of Red John has been stretched for years, so ending the series is a good call.
“Two and a Half Men”
Series Finale: Feb. 19, 2015
According to critics, this show has ran its course. Since Charlie Sheen left, it has never been the same, so closing the chapter is due. After 12 seasons, the show is finally ending with Allen and Walden getting married to each other only because they would like to adopt a baby. The biggest anticipation for its loyal fans would be to see if the rumors are true — will Charlie Sheen return in the final episode?
“Parks and Recreation”
Series Finale: Feb. 24, 2015
The final season of the critically acclaimed NBC series will jump ahead to three years, in 2017, with Leslie and Ben now parents of triplets. NBC has also moved its airdate from Thursdays to Tuesdays in its final days, with back-to-back episodes in the broadcast schedules. It looks like the show’s last season is more of a gift to fans, who deserve the closure.
Series Finale: March 20, 2015
Once a very popular musical show, the appeal of “Glee” has dwindled over the years. For its sixth and final season, the show will reportedly go back to basics, with the main cast returning to McKinley and their hometown. It’s going to be a season of reunions, with only ten episodes scheduled in its broadcast.
Series Finale: Spring 2015
Only AMC divides the finale season to two years, and the second half of this show’s last season will start rolling out in the spring. The actors have booked themselves with new projects already, signaling that they have moved on, but viewers will still have less than ten episodes to find out what will happen to the Drapers and the staff of Sterling Cooper & Partners.
Other shows ending this 2015 include:
- Cougar Town
- Falling Skies
- Hot in Cleveland
- Kroll Show
- Late Show with David Letterman
- Nurse Jackie
- The League
- The Queen Latifah Show
There you have it with the list of six popular shows ending in 2015. Keep visiting Movie News Guide (MNG) for the recaps of the last few episodes, as well as other television updates.
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