Many shows are cut short while they are still airing a season.
Some shows have the benefit of knowing that they are getting one final season in advance, and it allows for the plots to be mapped out accordingly.
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We've rounded up 18 shows that are coming to a close for good during the 2019-20 TV season.
Which one will you miss the most?
Empire - Fox
This musically tinged drama series will wrap its run after six seasons in 2020.
Modern Family - ABC
Eleven seasons is a long and successful run. The show was supposed to end after the tenth season, but it remained a success story for ABC.
Criminal Minds - CBS
CBS has renewed the grisly procedural drama for a 10-episode 15th season.
Madam Secretary - CBS
This Tea Leoni-led political thriller will close with a truncated sixth season.
Blindspot - NBC
Despite being banished from the NBC schedule for May sweeps, the Peacock network has granted a fifth and final season to Blindspot.
Supernatural - The CW
The last holdover from the WB will close following Season 15.