ATLANTA — With an array of booming television and film projects already on the horizon in Georgia, some viewers will have to say goodbye to the TV shows they grew to enjoy this year.
Each year, NBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, and The CW, decide whether they will renew existing shows or cancel them.
FOX’s Empire recently announced production on its final season.
Created by Lee Daniels, the show’s urban contemporary story line and mega star cameos grew so large that it inspired a spin-off, “STAR,” with Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady.
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Earlier this year, both productions were overshadowed by controversy when "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was accused of staging a hate crime. As ratings plummeted following the news, it also impacted “STAR”’s success as the tie-on programming for FOX’s Wednesday primetime line up.
“STAR,” filmed for three seasons throughout Atlanta, and unlike “Empire” won’t be back once last time in the fall.
“The Passage” starring Mark Paul Gosselaar is another series produced in Georgia that won’t be returning in September.
The character-driven action drama focused on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists experimented with a dangerous virus that could lead to the cure for all disease. Many fans of the series and the book are hoping the show gets picked up by another network or streaming service.
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Fans of the NBC police drama "Shades of Blue;" "Blindspot;" "Supernatural" on The CW network; ABC's "Modern Family" and CBS's "Criminal Minds" will have a chance to watch their shows end next year. All of those programs were cancelled but will air full seasons before they go.
Here's a list of TV shows that won't be returning in the fall or will end during the 2019-'20 TV season:
- I Feel Bad
- Trial & Error
- Midnight, Texas
- Shades of Blue – (The final season will debut June 17, 2019)
- Blindspot – (The final season will air during the 2019–’20 TV season)
- Jane the Virgin
- Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
- Supernatural – (The final season will air during the 2019–’20 TV season)
- Lethal Weapon
- Love Connection
- The Passage
- Proven Innocent
- The Cool Kids
- Empire – (The final season will air during the 2019–’20 TV season)
- Murphy Brown
- Happy Together
- Life in Pieces
- Code Black
- Criminal Minds (The final season will air during the 2019–’20 TV season)
- The Fix
- For the People
- The Kids Are Alright
- Splitting Up Together
- Take Two
- Whiskey Cavalier
- Modern Family – (The final season will air during the 2019–’20 TV season)