Binge These Shows Before They’re Gone

Binge These Shows Before They’re Gone

By Gianna Barberia, managing editor

It’s the day every passionate streamer or casual watcher dreads: when a favorite television show comes to an end. After investing time and fragile emotions season after season and personally connecting to that one quirky character, the story comes to a screeching halt. This year in particular will see the end of several critically-acclaimed and universally loved shows. Make sure you catch up on the latest episodes or start your week-long bingefest before these finales.

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“Scandal,” ABC

A product of Shondaland, this political thriller will come to a dramatic end after seven seasons Starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, “Scandal” follows Pope, her crisis management firm in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding political atmosphere as Pope finds herself entangled in a controversial romantic affair. The show has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for countless accolades. The finale will air April 19.

 

“House of Cards,” Netflix

Speaking of scandals, Kevin Spacey’s departure from “House of Cards” should come as no surprise after it was reported the actor sexually harassed and assaulted numerous men — some of the victims being minors at the time. However, you could be surprised to hear that the show will be continuing on for one last season, with Claire Underwood — portrayed by Robin Wright — taking the lead role. Wright has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance on the show. This sixth and final season is set to premiere on Netflix this year; however, a specific date has yet to be released.

 

“Veep,” HBO

If you currently wish a woman was in the White House, this show is the perfect escape. “Veep” follows the day-to-day happenings of Selina Meyer, a fictional vice president. Although the show has received numerous accolades — including winning three years in a row for Outstanding Comedy Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards — “Veep” is finishing its seventh and final season following Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ breast cancer diagnosis.

 

“The Fosters,” Freeform

“The Fosters” has been captivating audiences since 2013, when Freeform was still called ABC Family. The show, starring Teri Polo, Maia Mitchell, and Cierra Ramirez, centers around the lives of a foster family in San Diego. After five seasons, the show is coming to an end. However, fans do not need to fear — there will be a spinoff show starring Mitchell and Ramirez. The spinoff, set a few years into the future, will follow their characters’ young adult lives.

 

“New Girl,” Fox

Will any show ever be as quirky and “simply adorkable” as “New Girl”? Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris, the show follows the lives of four thirty-year-olds who live together in a loft in Los Angeles. Although the show — which has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards — was originally set to end in May 2017, fans will be happy to hear that it was renewed for a seventh and final season premiering on April 10.

 

“The Middle,” ABC

Relatable and hysterical, “The Middle” should be your go-to show if you ever need a laugh. Centered around a middle-class family in Indiana, the show stars Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn. It has been nominated for nine Critics’ Choice Television Awards including Best Comedy Series and Eden Sher, who plays eccentric daughter Sue Heck, took home Best Supporting Actress in 2013. Make sure you catch up on all nine seasons before the finale on March 20.

 

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