This Is Us, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and black-ish are among the long-running series officially entering their final seasons this fall (or, in the case of B99, this summer). Unofficially, however, we suspect the departing trio will have a fair amount of company at the finish line of the 2021-22 TV season.
The fact is, the broadcast networks rarely make preemptive end-date announcements, with execs preferring to err on the side of caution in the event that said show experiences an unexpected creative or ratings resurgence (see: 7th Heaven’s 2006 un-cancellation).
Typically, final-season decisions are made while a show is still in production on what will be end up being its farewell season — and sometimes the formal press release goes out with little notice (see: NCIS: New Orleans‘ 11th hour plug-pulling last spring, or Hawaii Five-0‘s the year before).
Which brings us to the list below. We consulted our somewhat reliable TVLine crystal ball and it’s telling us that the end is very, very nigh for the following eight shows.