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The 100 Will End After Season 7

Say it ain't so!

Lindsay MacDonald

We've got some heartbreaking news, The 100fans. Our beloved show is coming to a close after an absolutely stellar run.

Showrunner Jason Rothenberg tweeted the news on Sunday, writing, "With #The100 Season 6 finale just days away, I have some bittersweet news to share: Season 7 will be our last. We are eternally grateful to WB & CW for always allowing us to tell our story the way we want to & to wrap the show on our terms. What an incredible ride this has been!"

CW President Mark Pedowitz addressed the news at the Television Critics Association summer press tour as well, saying, "Jason Rothenberg has said to us a number of times -- I just didn't want to listen to him for a while -- that he wanted to end it after the seventh season. We talked about it a lot. Jason has some other ideas he wants to do, and he thought that this was the right way to go. We have been very good at listening to our showrunners/creators about when is the right time to end a series."

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Try to contain your wails of pain if you can! We've speculated that The 100 might have an end in sight since even The CW's most enduring series typically come to an end around Season 7 or Season 8, but it doesn't make the news any easier to bear. At least we know that Clarke (Eliza Taylor), Bellamy (Bob Morley), and the gang will get one last run to wrap things up in a way that honors the series in the way it deserves. Assuming they all survive the Season 6 finale, that is!

The final season will consist of 16 episodes, according to Rothenberg, which means the show will end on its 100th episode.

The 100 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.

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Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor, The 100​

Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor, The 100

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