Each year, while new TV shows embark on their journey, old ones come to an end. This year sees yet more gut-wrenching cancellations. From Brooklyn Nine-Nine to NCIS: New Orleans to The Walking Dead, click through to bid farewell to shows getting their final hurrah in 2021.
1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The popular cop comedy, starring Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, and more as a team of detectives, will get the boot after its eighth season, according to NBC. The final installment will contain 10 episodes and is set to air this fall.
2. Judge Judy
After 25 years, judge Judy Sheindlin is finally hanging up her gavel. The final season of the reality court show will wrap up in mid-2021. The good news is that its reruns will continue to air. In more pleasant news, Judy will start a new show, Judy Justice, in 2022.
3. Last Man Standing
The TV series starring Tim Allen and Nancy Travis, among others, is taking a break after its ninth season, premiered in January 2021. Originally an ABC sitcom that ran for 6 seasons, Last Man Standing was picked up by Fox in 2017, but now it's closing the book once again.
4. NCIS: New Orleans
Scott Bakula and his team will let the good times roll one last time this summer for its seventh season. The youngest sibling in the NCIS franchise by CBS, the show is the first to be canceled. But don't be dispirited because another potential spin-off, NCIS: Hawaii, is on the way.
5. Keeping Up With The Kardashians
After 14 years, the polarizing reality show starring the Kardashian clan is coming to a close with its 20th season in early 2021. Kim wrote on Instagram, "It is with heavy hearts that we've made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians."
On April 11, this fan-favorite family dramedy starring William H. Macy closed the curtains on viewers after 11 seasons on Showtime. We'll miss the alcoholic father of six and his edgy, foul-mouthed Chicago family. We hope their lives will be lots of fun.
7. The Walking Dead
The final season of the post-apocalyptic horror drama on ABC is set to premiere this August. Once a massive hit with two spin-offs, The Walking Dead suffered from cast members leaving and ratings falling, which has directly led to the 11th season being declared as the one-time behemoth's last run.
TBS' talk show - Conan - will conclude with its 10th season in June 2021, marking the end of O'Brien's 28-year stint as a late night host. The good news is that Conan will continue hosting his travel specials on TBS and will begin a new, weekly variety show on HBO Max.
This Emmy-winning crime drama series will conclude with its fourth season. Ozark's final season will contain two 7-episode parts, and the first batch has already finished shooting and is expected to debut on Netflix in late 2021.
After a 5-year critically acclaimed run on HBO, the sharp comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore will bid farewell to viewers with its fifth season. The final outing for Issa, Molly, Lawrence, and the crew is slated to air in late 2021.
11. Dead To Me
This dark dramedy is ending with its third and final season in 2021. Dead to Me became a favorite binge thanks to Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini's magnetic performances. We're already mourning the show, though the release date of its finale is still unknown.
12. Dear White People
The bitingly witty dramedy is ending its run with its fourth and final season slated to hit Netflix in 2021. A satirical series, Dear White People takes on black students navigating culture and race prejudice and has earned rave reviews from critics.
Pose, the most groundbreaking LGBTQ+ series ever, is taking its final bow with its third season premiering in May. The award-winning drama starring Billy Porter casts a spotlight on the underground ballroom culture in New York from different eras in its history.
CBS action drama MacGyver starring Lucas Till is coming to a close with its fifth season having debuted on April 30. The reimagining of the 1985 show faced some controversy last year when CBS fired showrunner Peter Lenkov for creating a toxic work environment, and 30 people, including Till, spoke out against the former executive producer.
15. The Bold Type
The Bold Type, a Freeform's fizzy drama starring Aisha Dee, Katie Stevens, and Meghann Fahy as three millennials working at a women's magazine, will end after its fifth and final season. The series' last season is expected to air in May 2021 and will contain only 6 episodes.
NBC's sitcom Superstore closed after its sixth season in the spring of 2021. The funny workplace comedy takes on the quirky megastore employees tackling issues like sexual harassment, health care, and immigration. Its finale sweetly brought back America Ferrera.
The supernatural comic book TV show starring Tom Ellis has come back from the dead multiple times, but the sixth season is confirmed to be its last. The delayed second half of season 5 will return on May 28, and the 10-episode season 6 will premiere sometime after that.
Younger, starring Sutton Foster as a 40-year-old single mom pretending to be a millennial in order to secure a job, will call it quits after its seventh and final season in July 2021. But fans can keep their fingers crossed as a spin-off of the light-hearted dramedy is on the way.
Melissa Benoist-starring TV series Supergirl is taking her final fight with its sixth season on The CW. The series's final season will include 20 episodes, and co-showrunner Jessica Queller promises that it'll be "emotional" and feature lots of familiar faces.
CBS's acclaimed sitcom Mom will conclude after its current eighth season. Allison Janney won two supporting actress Emmy Awards for her performance in the comedy. The finale of the show is slated to air in May 2021.