Whether we liked it or not, many of our favorite shows came to an end in 2019. We bid ‘farewell’ to series we’ve known for years, and were forced to leave the newcomers that were cancelled too soon … But no matter how a series left us, that doesn’t mean we can’t revisit them with the magic of streaming platforms.
Now, before we fall in love with new shows in 2020, cue up a sad song, and let’s pour one out for the top 20 most-watched shows that ended this year. [Warning: Slight spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.]
20. Anne with an E
The third season has yet to be released outside of Canada (January 3, 2020, for those of you waiting to watch on Netflix), but the Anne of Green Gables-inspired series concluded on November 24th.
Amazon dropped the last season of The Man in the High Castle this past November, ending the alt-history epic with several twists and turns and leaving us with an open portal.
2019 was the year of Marvel’s slow television demise. If only we knew what lay ahead for Tandy and Tyrone as they headed out of New Orleans to help others in a new place …
The only series to make both our “most-watched new series of 2019,” and shows we lost.. Pretty Little Liars fans must have been disappointed with this spin-off as Freeform decided to cancel it after merely ten episodes.
The fourth and final season of Kimmy Schmidt was a whirlwind as Kimmy, Titus, and Lillian navigated homelessness and gained an odd, happily ever after. (The cast will return for an interactive special on Netflix sometime next year.)
Sherlock and Watson reunited and took “Their Last Bow” in the seventh season of this CBS procedural.
Unfortunately, Netflix kicked off our year by releasing the last season of this beloved adventure series.
The move to Netflix didn’t save the former ABC political drama for long -- After making its Season 3 debut during the summer, Netflix gave it the axe.
iZombie fans received a pleasant end for their favorite characters as the war between humans and zombies came to a close, but this horror-dramedy will “Liv” on in our hearts.
11. The OA
Prairie and Hap (or should we say “Brit” and “Jason Isaacs”) had just entered a new dimension, clearly laying the groundwork for Season 3 ... Cancelled after two seasons, fans continue the fight to keep their favorite sci-fi drama alive.
Another Netflix series killed by the Season 3 curse! Show creator, Victor Fresno, had five seasons in mind for the ‘zom-com,’ but alas, we may never know what really happened after “Mr. Ball Legs” crawled into Joel’s ear.
Three seasons wrapped with an action-packed finale, a final throwdown between Trish and Jessica, a cameo from Luke Cage, and Jessica heading back to her city.
Sadly, the Marvel-Netflix universe continued to hit the chopping block with The Punisher. Frank Castle could not escape his vigilante lifestyle and by the end of Season 2, he had chosen to embrace his darker side of life as “The Punisher.”
Gotham ended with a two-part series finale and a ten year time jump; setting the table for its legendary Batman characters as Bruce Wayne returned to his city.
Immediately following Freeform’s cancellation, Shadowhunters fans came out in droves to save their favorite series. The two-part finale aired in June, but the fandom remains hopeful for the show’s return!
The ninth season of TNT’s Suits went out with a bang as regular cast members (excluding Meghan Markle) from previous seasons all returned for the final ten episodes.
Despite all of the drama in the fifth season, The CW telenovela came to a close on a positive note with an emotional wedding ceremony, and proved, once again, that Jane and Rafael are endgame.
The final season of Orange allowed us to see Piper’s life after prison, and broke our hearts as we discovered the fates of inmates like: Red, Maritza, and Pennsatucky.
After twelve seasons, we said ‘goodbye’ to this long-running sitcom! TV’s favorite group of geeks closed out the series with two back-to-back episodes and a sweet send-off.
The end of an era! As a whole, the HBO fantasy’s eighth chapter was lackluster for many of its fans, but the series finale finally answered the question: “Who will take the Iron Throne?”
So many other great series like Veep, Legion, and Broad City wrapped this year ... Which show will you miss the most? Let us know in the comments below!
*The “Top Shows We Lost In 2019” are based on episodes tracked from 1/1/19-12/1/19. This list includes series that have ended in 2019, and does not include series in their respective, final seasons.