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'The Good Place' ending after season four and nine other shows that have been cancelled this year

Here we round up the TV shows going out on a high in 2019

'The Good Place', starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell, has been cancelled after four seasons. Courtesy Netflix 
'The Good Place', starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell, has been cancelled after four seasons. Courtesy Netflix 

The Good Place is no more. Following the fourth series, which is set to air this autumn, the NBC and Netflix show about the afterlife is set to be cancelled.

Series creator Michael Schur recently announced the news in a post on his Twitter. He wrote: “I began to feel like four seasons, just over 50 episodes, was the right lifespan. At times over the past few years we’ve been tempted to go beyond four seasons, but mostly because making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant. As such, the upcoming fourth season will be our last."

The popular series tells the story of tell the story of a group of friends, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Michael (Ted Danson), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Jason (Manny Jacinto), and Janet (D’Arcy Carden), as they try to stay in The Good Place in the afterlife.

English actor Jamil paid tribute to the show on Instagram, writing, "It's true! This next season is our last! I hope you enjoy season four, Mike [Schur] and our amazing writers made it with so much love to give you the goodbye you deserve, because they are all classy ... and know when to leave the damn party. You will always be in our soul squad and we love you!"

The Good Place is not the only show that will end this year. Here are more shows that have been cancelled following their current or next series:

1. Criminal Minds

The crime drama has amounted over 300 episodes, but will be cancelled following the 2019 to 2020 TV season after 15 series.

2. Arrow

The lead actor, Stephen Amell, revealled that the show had been cancelled in March, leading to fan speculation that his character, Oliver Queen, wouldn't make it out alive. Series eight is set to begin on October 8, and will run for 10 episodes.

3. Modern Family

After 11 series, Modern Family is leaving our screens later this year. “In its final season,” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke said of the show, “there will be more milestone events that anyone who has been a fan of the series won’t want to miss.”

4. Empire

In May Fox announced that Empire would be cancelled, a matter of weeks after star of the show Jussie Smollett was in the news for legal issues.

The producers have not confirmed why the show has been cancelled, but Fox CEO Charlie Collier said: "We’re turning the final season of Empire into a large television event ... We are going out guns-a-blazing." Season six will be aired later this year.

5. Santa Clarita Diet

Drew Barrymore's Netflix show, Santa Clarita Diet, has been cancelled after three series.

"Like our audience, we were all-in on Sheila and Joel. Their relationship, in the face of incredible adversity, was inspiring to write and to watch. Mostly, they were funny, which in a comedy is important," creators Victor Fresco and Tracy Katsky said in a joint statement. "Netflix took at chance on this odd show and for that we will always be grateful. They were supportive, ever positive, and appreciative of our work. Until about noon today. Still, they were just one phone call away from being a perfect studio. Not bad. Everything ends. This was a thing. And so it ended."

6. Blindspot

In May 2019, Blindspot was renewed for a fifth and final series, which will air this autumn. The American crime drama show stars Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton.

7. Elementary

After seven seasons, Elementary has been cancelled. Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, the show is atake on the classic character Sherlock Holmes. The series is airing in the US now.

8. Jane the Virgin

The CW's telenovela-inspired Jane the Virgin's fifth series will be its last, with a finale being aired on July 31.

9. Supernatural

Following a staggering 15 seasons, otherworldly Supernatural will come to an end this year. The CW show launched in 2005 and follows brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, who have taken on their family business of hunting down supernatural beings. The three stars announced the news in a Tweet.

Updated: June 9, 2019 05:46 PM

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