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All good shows must come to an end (except “Reno 911,” which is probably going to outlive us all).
This year looks especially brutal, with 100+ TV favorites concluding, being canceled, or just outright disappearing: There’s a completed final season of “Snowpiercer” that TNT isn’t going to bother to air, and the same goes for “Chad” at TBS.
Here are the beloved TV series that will be leaving us in 2023. Courage.
‘Yellowstone’ (Paramount Network, Peacock)
Not only has Paramount Network moved the second half of the fifth season of “Yellowstone” from June to possibly 2024, but it’s also just canceled its (and cable’s) most popular show.
Sound crazy? Not really: Paramount Network is prepping a “Yellowstone” spinoff series to pick up after the end of “Yellowstone” proper.
This “new series” (which will likely just be “Yellowstone” with a modified title) gets Paramount out of its post-seasonal “Yellowstone” streaming deal with Peacock, a shortsighted agreement made back in the CBS All Access days.
The spinoff will stream exclusively on Paramount+ after airing on Paramount Network, meaning all things “Yellowstone” will then be housed in the same Paramount barn. Oh, and no more Kevin Costner problems — a win-corporate-win situation.
‘Barry’ (HBO, Max)
Will troubled hitman Barry (Bill Hader) finally realize his Hollywood dream of becoming an actor? He’ll have to find a way out of prison first.
Season 4 of “Barry” picks up after the title character gets betrayed by his acting teacher Gene Cousineau (Henry Winkler), imprisoned and bent on vengeance against Cousineau, or handler Monroe Fuches (Stephen Root), frenemy NoHo Hank (Anthony Carrigan), or maybe even ex-girlfriend Sally Reed (Sarah Goldberg).
The “Barry” farewell tour began April 16.
‘Succession’ (HBO, Max)
The “Arrested Development” of the darkest timeline will wrap up with Season 4, which means we’ll finally learn who will succeed Roy family patriarch Logan (Brian Cox) as the head of Waystar Royco — if the company still exists by then.
The hilariously caustic barbs traded between Logan, Roman (Kieran Culkin), Shiv (Sarah Snook), Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Connor (Alan Ruck), and cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) began running out on March 26.
‘Ted Lasso’ (Apple TV+)
The comedy that made people realize that Apple TV+ was a thing will end with Season 3.
Can you imagine the last couple of years without “Ted Lasso”? Impossible — thanks for your pandemic cheer-up duty, Ted.
The fish-out-of-astroturf tale of American football coach Ted (Jason Sudeikis) coaching a British soccer team has been a funny and touching delight, and Sudeikis is open to a “Ted Lasso” spinoff (like “Oi! with Roy Kent”?).
Season 3 began March 15.
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (Prime Video)
Midge Maisel’s (Rachel Brosnahan) talky and turbulent journey from ’50s housewife to ’60s standup comedian will conclude with Season 5, and she’s more determined than ever to become a star.
What that means for manager/BFF Susie (Alex Borstein), her still-skeptical parents (Marin Hinkle and Tony Shaloub), and her ex-husband (Michael Zegan) is anyone’s guess.
The final season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” kicked off on April 14.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Hulu)
Hulu’s acclaimed feel-bad hit “The Handmaid’s Tale” isn’t ending because it now feels more like a current documentary than a future dystopian drama (see also: “Idiocracy”) … or is it?
Whatever the case, Season 6 promises to be the longest and most harrowing yet for June (Elisabeth Moss) and the refugees of Gilead and will lead into sequel series “The Testaments.”
There’s no premiere date yet for the final season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it’s expected late in 2023 or early 2024.
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