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7 TV Shows We’re Saying Goodbye to in 2024

Break out your hankies and catch your favorites as they wrap up their final seasons

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(Left to right) Iain Armitage in "Young Sheldon"; Marg Helgenberger in "CSI"; Freddie Highmore in "The Good Doctor."
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Thanks to the current streaming TV model, there are new series coming and going throughout the year. But the late spring and early summer mark the end of the traditional network television season, when long-running series take their final bows and canceled cult favorites are cut down in their prime. Here are seven shows we’re bidding a particularly fond farewell to this season.

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Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)

Series finale airdate: May 6

Billy Gardell, 54, and Folake Olowofoyeku played the titular star-crossed lovebirds on this sweet rom-com about a middle-aged compression sock company owner who falls for the Nigerian nurse who helps him after his heart attack. The ensemble comedy is coming to an end after five seasons, and it marks a surprising milestone for the network: With Young Sheldon ending 10 days later, it’ll be the first time in a whopping 21 years that creator Chuck Lorre, 71, doesn’t have a series on CBS. The final season has involved big plot points, like Bob selling his family’s sock company and Kemi (played by series cocreator Gina Yashere, 50) getting married, and the series finale involves a seven-year time jump into the future.

Watch it: Bob Hearts Abishola on Paramount+

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LL Cool J (middle) and Vanessa Lachey (right) in "​NCIS: Hawai‘i."
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NCIS: Hawai‘i (CBS)

Series finale airdate: May 6

The latest entry in the NCIS franchise AARP members adore was abruptly canceled after three seasons. The finale episode, “Divided We Conquer,” follows the NCIS team as they chase down a terrorist group in the aftermath of a bioweapon attack, and though it was originally filmed as a season finale (not an entire series finale), it’s meant to provide closure. The NCIS franchise is still alive and well at CBS: In 2023, the network began airing the first international edition, NCIS: Sydney, and next season will see the premiere of the 1990s-set NCIS: Origins, plus an untitled Paramount+ spin-off about Tony (Michael Weatherly, 55) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo).

Watch it: NCIS: Hawai‘i on Paramount+

Young Sheldon (CBS)

Series finale airdate: May 16

Jim Parsons, 51, and Mayim Bialik will reprise their roles as Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler in the East Texas–set Big Bang Theory prequel, which is ending after seven seasons with a one-hour finale. But it won’t be the last you’ll see of the Cooper family: CBS recently green-lit a spin-off series that will follow Sheldon’s older brother Georgie (Montana Jordan) and much older wife Mandy McAllister (Emily Osment), who have become an even bigger part of the storyline as Young Sheldon wrapped up. Either way, expect some big emotions. When Variety asked Annie Potts, 71, who plays Connie “Meemaw” Tucker, how many tissues fans will need to get through the finale, she said, “A box of tissues … with a roll of paper towels from the kitchen.”

Watch it: Young Sheldon on CBS, Paramount+

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So Help Me Todd (CBS)

Series finale airdate: May 16

This quirky legal dramedy stars Marcia Gay Harden, 64, as defense attorney Margaret Wright and Skylar Astin as her youngest son, Todd, who works as a private investigator and has a penchant for bending the rules to get answers. The show returned after the writer’s strike with a shortened, 10-episode sophomore season, but CBS decided to cancel it in April. Nonetheless, fans have rallied to its defense, with some even setting up petitions that have together attracted nearly 40,000 signatures.

Watch it: So Help Me Todd on CBS, Paramount+

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(Left to right) Carlos Miranda and Jay Hayden in "Station 19."
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Station 19 (ABC)

Series finale airdate: May 23

The second Grey’s Anatomy spin-off, after Private Practice, follows the women and men of the Seattle Fire Department’s Station 19. The main link between the two shows is Ben Warren (Jason George, 52), the husband of Dr. Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson, 54), who leaves his job as a surgeon to become a firefighter, and frequent crossover episodes saw the Station 19 crew and the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital working together to tackle high-intensity issues like bear attacks, gas main explosions and helicopter crashes. ABC canceled the series with enough time for a proper send-off, so fans won’t have to worry about an unsatisfying ending or annoying cliff-hangers.

Watch it: Station 19 on ABC, Hulu

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CSI: Vegas (CBS)

Series finale airdate: May 19

The CSI franchise has been a procedural juggernaut for the Eye Network since it debuted in 2000, and while the original flavor variety went off the air in 2015, it spawned a trio of spin-offs (Miami, NY and Cyber). In 2021, the network returned to Sin City for a revival of the first series, which included returning stars like William Petersen, 71, Jorja Fox, 55, and Marg Helgenberger, 65. While the reboot performed relatively strongly in the ratings, executives cited budgetary concerns as the main reason for the cancellation — plus the need to clear the schedule for high-profile newcomers like Matlock, starring Kathy Bates, 75.

Watch it: CSI: Vegas on CBS, Paramount+

The Good Doctor (ABC)

Series finale airdate: May 21

Based on a South Korean medical drama of the same name, this series about an autistic surgical resident named Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) continued to break ground in its seventh and final season. Joining the show in its homestretch was Kayla Cromer, who has the distinction of being the first actress with autism spectrum disorder to play a main character with autism on American television (on Everything’s Gonna Be Okay). Other plots in Season 7 include — spoiler alert! — the shocking death of Dr. Asher Wolke (Noah Galvin) in an antisemitic and homophobic attack.

Watch it: The Good Doctor on ABC, Hulu

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