Some of the most popular TV shows of the last decade came to an end in 2020, including The CW's Arrow and Supernatural, CBS's Criminal Minds, ABC's Modern Family, Starz's Power, and many more fan favorites that will be mourned long after the year comes to a close.
Click through to find out all the shows that ended this year, whether due to surprise cancellations or carefully planned conclusions.
The Brazilian dystopian series came to an end with Season 4, which premiered on Netflix on Aug. 14.
13 Reasons Why, a dark and twisty teen drama, started off as a show about suicide and bullying and eventually became something more mysterious, with plenty of messages for viewers. The show's fourth and final season debuted on June 5 on Netflix.
After one season, Paramount Network opted not to renew 68 Whiskey. The dramedy followed the lives of U.S. Army medics stationed at a multinational forward operating base in Afghanistan.
After an impressive seven-season run full of spaceships, missiles, and even body-snatchers, The 100 aired its series finale in September.
After one season, this controversial ABC drama came to an end. Almost Family starred Timothy Hutton, Brittany Snow, and Emily Osment, and followed the unlikely family that formed after a fertility doctor revealed he secretly used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children with his patients without their consent.
To the surprise of many fans, Netflix decided to cancel this sci-fi series after just two seasons.
The third and final season of the Canadian-made Netflix series based on the classic children's novel Anne of Green Gables dropped on Jan. 3.
Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love, starring Paulina Chávez as "the world's only 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics genius engineer and rocket scientist," was canceled by Netflix after its first season, which was released in two parts in February and July. But there's some good news: The show will get a standalone Christmas special in December, so fans will get one more chance to say goodbye to Ashley Garcia.
ABC decided not to give a second season to this romantic comedy series, which centered on a blue-collar worker striking up a romance with an international superstar.
The Big Show Show, a family sitcom that starred WWE wrestler Big Show as a father outnumbered by his three daughters, was canceled by Netflix after one season, which premiered in April.
Blindspot started off as a mystery-drama in the vein of The Bourne Identity, with audiences meeting Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) as an inked-up amnesiac who slowly discovers that the clues to her past are tattooed all over her body. Over the next five seasons, things got very dark for the series' leading lady before the show came to a close in July.
Based on Ross Thomas' novel of the same name, this mystery drama starring Rosario Dawson was canceled after its first season.
The Spanish drama series about phone operators in the late '20s and '30s ended in June 2020 after a beautiful four-season run.
Some big names in comedy, including Aparna Nancherla and Sasheer Zamata, starred in this Comedy Central series. The show's third and final season ended in August.
NBC's family drama tried to replicate the emotional success of This Is Us, but failed to grab an audience, even after taking over the coveted This Is Us time slot.
The third and final season of Netflix's time-bending thriller series Dark was released on June 27.
For three seasons Princess Elena defended her kingdom from evil sorcerers. Her magical journey came to an end with a primetime special in Aug. 23.
Empire gave fans a glimpse into the music industry and the insane world within the Lyons' pride. But after the sixth and final season wrapped, we're going to miss Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) the most. (Note: There's a chance that fans might still get one more episode of Empire, since production on the series was impacted by coronavirus, and the intended series finale could not be completed.)
Fresh Off the Boat, the family sitcom based on chef Eddie Huang's best-selling memoir of the same name, delivered six humorous and heartwarming seasons about an immigrant family in the '90s before coming to an end in February.
Josh Hutcherson and Eliza Coupe starred in this Hulu time-travel series that ended in April.
Netflix canceled the tween drama Greenhouse Academy after three seasons. The series centered on students at an elite boarding school who uncovered an evil plot.
One of the last shows to premiere from Jeph Loeb's tenure at Marvel TV, Hulu's dark Marvel series about the Helstrom siblings -- titled Helstrom -- only lasted one season on the streamer before being officially canceled in December 2020.
The YA superhero series was originally picked up for a second season, but scheduling issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic forced Netflix's hand, and the series was canceled.
Jim Carrey reunited with his Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind collaborator and directer, Michel Gondry, to bring Dave Holstein's whimsically melancholy grief tale, Kidding, to life. The show, which was canceled after two seasons, was both an absurd comedy and a poignant commentary on loss, forgiveness, and finding hope.
This delightful Netflix animated series made TV Guide's Best 100 Shows on TV Right Now list for its optimism and incredible animation, right up until the final credits rolled. It's hard to believe that all three seasons were released in 2020: in January, June, and October.
After making the jump from Spectrum to Fox, the Bad Boys spin-off never gained the traction it needed to become a prime-time success. The show aired its final episode in September 2020.
Even the star power of Friends alum Matt LeBlanc couldn't save this show from the chopping block. The comedy was canceled by CBS after four seasons.
For 11 seasons, the Pritchett family, in its various incarnations and branches, entertained us and made us appreciate our own familial dysfunction. Modern Family officially bowed out in May, but not before making us laugh -- and cry -- a few more times.
Like Filthy Rich, Next was originally slated for a spring premiere but was moved to the fall in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even a cushy fall premiere slot couldn't save this artificial intelligence drama from an early demise.
One Day at a Time was miraculously saved from its Netflix cancellation by Pop TV in 2019, but in late 2020, Pop's parent company, ViacomCBS, pulled the plug on the Latinx family comedy after an incomplete fourth season. The show was one of many that had to shut down production in the middle of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sony Studios, which makes the show, is reportedly shopping the show elsewhere in hopes of finding the delightful comedy a third home.
Fox decided not to renew its freshman family comedy series Outmatched, which centered on a pair of ordinary parents trying to raise certified geniuses.
The critically acclaimed HBO series didn't grab enough viewers to warrant exploring a second season creepy case. The show is reportedly being shopped elsewhere.
One of late night's most underrated gems, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj took viewers on deep dives on everything from the clout factory of Supreme to the totalitarian Saudi Arabian regime to the American housing crisis during the pandemic. The eclectic and informative series was canceled after six seasons on Netflix.
Showtime's Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, described as a "spiritual descendent" of the original Penny Dreadful, told an all-new supernatural story set in 1930s Los Angeles. The series starred Daniel Zovatto and Nathan Lane as a pair of detectives trying to keep the peace in their volatile community, where tensions were inflamed by a shape-shifting demon played by Natalie Dormer. Showtime canceled the series in August after one season.
The NBC comedy about a down-and-out church choir that gets a Sister Act-style glow-up from a grumpy choral director didn't seem to make audiences sing. The network canceled the series after one season.
After three seasons, this Netflix (by way of Scandinavia) sci-fi thriller is came to a close in August. Alba August and Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen played young people looking for signs of life after a virus wipes out their country.
The Ranch came to a close in January, with Netflix allowing the show to finish out its fourth and final season, also known as Part 8.
After seven seasons of fixing grisly situations for the Hollywood elite, while also combatting some serious daddy issues, Ray Donovan hung up his gun and suit jacket in early 2020.
Siren came to end in May after three wild seasons on Freeform. The mermaid drama explored the lore of a small town called Bristol Cove and what happened when a mythical creature of the deep walked among humans.
The Spanish chapter of Starz's princess anthology series concluded with a second batch of episodes chronicling Catherine of Aragon's (Charlotte Hope) journey to the throne.
This Netflix competitive figure skating drama ended after just one season. Kaya Scodelario starred as a lauded skater who restarts her career after being injured in a disastrous fall.
After the rebooted action series Strike Back returned with a new cast in 2017, the Cinemax show bowed out in April 2020 with its third season (Season 8 overall).
After the release of its hotly anticipated third season, we're saying goodbye to this Amazon series starring Christina Hendricks, Tim Roth, and Genevieve O'Reilly. Tin Star follows an ex-undercover cop (played by Roth) who tries to protect his family from oil workers and gangsters in a Canadian Rockies town. The final season debuts on Dec. 10.
Comedy Central canceled the long-running Tosh.0 after 12 seasons in the summer of 2020, marking the end of an era.
This Netflix original series about teen shoplifters ended with its second season in August. Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, and Quintessa Swindell played three girls who meet in a support group for people who want to end their thieving ways.
The sensual Starz drama about two sisters reconnecting after the death of of their mother as they try to salvage the family bar came to an emotional but heartwarming close in the spring of 2020.
The sixth and final season of History's action-packed drama Vikings was split in two parts, with all 10 episodes of the second half arriving on Dec. 30, 2020. During the show's virtual panel at 2020's Comic-Con@Home, creator Michael Hirst promised a "deeply satisfying" ending. ""The characters who we all — including me — have grown to love will all have their fates decided. Whether they live or die is of course in the hands of the gods — although I had a hand in it, too." He went on to add, "I think the conclusion of the saga is deeply satisfying, a proper and meaningful ending." The world of Vikings will live on in a Netflix spin-off Vikings: Valhalla, set 100 years after the original. While they wait for the spin-off, fans can check out these shows like Vikings to sate their hunger for more action.
After 11 seasons total and three seasons of the series revival, Will & Grace came to an end in April. What a blast it's been for fans of Will (Eric McCormack), Grace (Debra Messing), Karen (Megan Mullally), and Jack (Sean Hayes) to see these characters make up for the much-maligned previous series finale with this update.