Top TV shows that ended in 2019 including 'Game of Thrones', 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Suits'

2019 is heading to a close and many TV shows saw their ends this year. From 'Game of Thrones' to 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Suits', here are some of your favorite shows that won't get a new season


                            Top TV shows that ended in 2019 including 'Game of Thrones', 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Suits'

All good things must come to an end. But, there is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story. This year, many popular TV shows are drawing to a close with their final seasons airing for the last time — right from the epic fantasy saga 'Game of Thrones' to the nerdy sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory' and the walk-and-talk drama 'Suits'. 

Here are the top 15 TV shows that wrapped up with their final episode this year:

15. 'Shadowhunters' (Freeform)

The series follows the story of Clary Fray (Katherine McNamara), who finds out on her eighteenth birthday that she is not who she thinks she is. (Freeform)

Finale Date: May 6, 2019

Total Seasons: 3

Episode Count: 55

Plot Summary: Based on Cassandra Clare's bestselling young adult fantasy book series, 'The Mortal Instruments', Shadowhunters follows a group of human-angel hybrids who fight to protect their world by hunting down demons. With warlocks, vampires, werewolves and ominous threats at every turn, the Shadowhunters must lean on each other and their abilities to keep the darkness at bay. 

14. Transparent (Amazon Prime Video)

'Transparent' first premiered in full on September 26, 2014. (Prime Video)

Finale Date: September 27, 2019

Total Seasons: 5

Episode Count: 41

Plot Summary: Winner of eight Emmys and two Golden Globes, 'Transparent' reached new heights with a dazzling two-hour movie musical fantasia in its season finale. The story revolves around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) is a transgender woman named Maura. Following two sexual-harassment allegations, Tambor was officially fired from the series on February 15, 2018.

13. 'Silicon Valley' (HBO)

'Silicon Valley' ends with its sixth and final season comprising of seven episodes. (HBO)

Finale Date: December 8, 2019

Total Seasons: 6

Episode Count: 47

Plot Summary: HBO's original comedy series sketches the story of a computer programmer with a game-changing algorithm. Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch ), a programmer, creates an app called PiedPiper and tries to get investors for it.

Meanwhile, five other programmers struggle to make their mark in Silicon Valley. Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, the series first premiered on April 6, 2014.

12. 'The Man in the High Castle' (Amazon Prime Video)

'The Man in the High Castle' is an American alternate history web television series depicting a parallel universe where the Axis powers win World War II. (Amazon Studios)

Finale Date: November 15, 2019

Total Seasons: 4

Episode Count: 40

Plot Summary: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, executive produced by 'Blade Runner' fame Ridley Scott and Frank Spotnitz, 'The Man in the High Castle' explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. The pilot premiered in January 2015, and Amazon ordered a ten-episode season the following month. Its fourth final season premiered November 15, 2019.

11. 'Madam Secretary' (CBS)

The sixth and final season of 'Madam Secretary' premiered on October 6, 2019. (CBS)

Finale Date: December 8, 2019

Total Seasons: 6

Episode Count: 120

Plot Summary: Madam Secretary stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth McCord, the shrewd, determined, newly elected president of the United States. After successfully serving as secretary of state for five years, Elizabeth now holds the highest office in the land with the help of her team, which includes chief of staff Russell Jackson; counselor to the president Mike Barnow; press secretary Daisy Grant; and charming assistant Blake Moran. As Elizabeth debates policy and battles opponents on Capitol Hill, that's just a warm-up for when she's back at the White House residence, where "politics" and "compromise" take on new meaning.

10. 'The Deuce' (HBO)

Set during the 1970s and 1980s in New York, the drama television series first premiered on August 25, 2017. (HBO)

Finale Date: October 28, 2019

Total Seasons: 3

Episode Count: 25

Plot Summary: Trace the beginnings of the billion-dollar pornography industry from its start in 1970s Times Square, in the gritty drama from creators George Pelecanos and David Simon. In a successful three-season run, the series explored dark themes of corruption, violence, the drug epidemic and real-estate booms.

9. 'Veep' (HBO)

Created by Armando Iannucci, the political satire comedy television series first premiered on April 22, 2012. (HBO)

Finale Date: May 12, 2019

Total Seasons: 7

Episode Count: 65

Plot Summary: Nominated for seven consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, the series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President of the United States Selina Meyer, who finds the job is nothing like she expected, but everything her incompetent staff warned her about.

8. 'Gotham' (Fox)

'Gotham' revolves around characters published by DC Comics from the Batman franchise and primarily features James Gordon and Bruce Wayne. (Fox)

Finale Date: April 25, 2019

Total Seasons: 5

Episode Count: 100

Plot Summary: From executive producer and writer Bruno Heller and executive producers Danny Cannon and John Stephens, the series follows the rise of Detective James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time. The fifth and final season wrapped up this beloved series by putting the spotlight on Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) transformation into the caped crusader.

7. 'Ballers' (HBO)

Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 'Ballers' ended with season five in 2019. (HBO)

 

Finale Date: October 13, 2019

Total Seasons: 5

Episode Count: 47

Plot Summary: Success hits hard. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this series as Spencer Strasmore, a retired football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami. Created by Stephen Levinson, the comedy-drama premiered on HBO June 21, 2015, with a pilot episode written by Levinson and directed by Peter Berg. Crafted with an endgame in mind, season five featured eight episodes.

6. 'Suits' (USA Network)

Created and written by Aaron Korsh, 'Suits' premiered on June 23, 2011, and is the network's longest-running original series in terms of seasons and episodes. (USA Network)

Finale Date: September 25, 2019

Total Seasons: 9

Episode Count: 134

Plot Summary: 'Suits' centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), his intelligent but delicate partner, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), and secretary-turned-COO Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty). Together, these top minds rely on their knowledge, wit and intuition to keep their clients at bay and their firm afloat.

5. 'Mr. Robot' (USA Network)

The fourth and final season of 'Mr. Robot' premiered on October 6, 2019, and will consist of 13 episodes. (NBC)

Finale Date: December 29, 2019

Total Seasons: 4

Episode Count: 45

Plot Summary: Young antisocial computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot's task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect - which presents him with a moral dilemma. The series received six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series with Rami Malek winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. 

4. 'Orange Is the New Black' (Netflix)

'Orange Is the New Black' has become Netflix's most-watched original series and is the first series to score Emmy nominations in both comedy and drama categories. (Netflix)

Finale Date: July 26, 2019

Total Seasons: 7

Episode Count: 91 

Plot Summary: Based on Piper Kerman's memoir, 'Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison' (2010), the series revolves around a woman in her thirties living in New York City who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women's federal prison in upstate New York. She is convicted of a crime that took place 10 years ago when she transported a suitcase full of drug money for her girlfriend.

3. 'The Affair' (Showtime)

'The Affair' won the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and its actors also clinched awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. (Showtime)

Finale Date: November 3, 2019

Total Seasons: 5

Episode Count: 53

Plot Summary: Deeply observed and intriguingly elusive, 'The Affair' explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship. Noah is a New York City schoolteacher and budding novelist with a wife of twenty years and four children. Alison is a young waitress and wife from Montauk at the end of Long Island, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. The provocative drama unfolds separately from multiple perspectives, using the distinct memory biases of each character to tell the story.

2. 'The Big Bang Theory' (CBS)

Running for over 12 years, 'The Big Bang Theory' first premiered on CBS on September 24, 2007, and concluded on May 16, 2019. (CBS)

Finale Date: May 16, 2019

Total Seasons: 12

Episode Count: 279

Plot Summary: A humorous take on the lives of four brilliant physicists and socially awkward friends, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj, 'The Big Bang Theory' takes a wild turn when a girl, Penny moves in the apartment opposite them. The group later expanded to include Howard's wife Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz and Sheldon's wife Amy Farrah Fowler. The show was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series from 2011 to 2014 and clinched seven trophies from 46 nominations.

1. 'Game of Thrones' (HBO)

'Game of Thrones' premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019. (HBO)

Finale Date: May 19, 2019

Total Seasons: 8

Episode Count: 73

Plot Summary: Based on George RR Martin's fantasy novels, 'Game of Thrones' is roughly based on the storylines of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. Created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the series set a new record for most Emmy nominations received in the same year by any regular series with 32 nods and the most overall Emmy nominations, with a total of 161.

Of course, you may not get another glimpse of your beloved TV shows but who is stopping you from streaming it again and rewatching it multiple times? And if you're not up for that, remember it is time to keep moving forward, opening new doors and watching new stories unfold on celluloid. 

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