NGL, we were pretty bummed to learn about the shows that got the ax in 2016. We knew Austin & Ally was reaching its endpoint, but we still weren’t prepared, the end of Faking It came outta nowhere, leaving us with an annoying cliffhanger ending, and, like… what exactly happened with Awkward.? THAT’S how they wanna leave it? Ugh.
But if you thought 2016 was bad, wait until this year gets to ya ’cause, trust us, it’s only gonna get worse. For starters, the ultimate trifecta of teen television series — Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries — are all on their way out. ALL OF THEM! Why couldn’t one of the networks have spared us this year, huh? Guess this is one of those rip-off-the-Band-Aid situations, getting rid of the all at once. And they’re not even the only ones — they’re simply the ones that hurt the most. Anyway, to better prepare yourself for the end of teen TV as you know it, here are six of your favorite dramas & comedies coming to an end this in 2017:
With the series' two leading men, Tyler Posey & Dylan O'Brien, being 25, and the series' two leading ladies, Holland Roden & Shelley Hennig, 30 & 29, respectively, it's getting hard to believe that they're all a bunch of high schoolers. So, MTV realized that it was time to pull the plug on its, arguably, most successful script television show.
The drama about a teenage boy bitten by a werewolf began its journey on June 5, 2011, after that year's MTV Movie Awards, and will end sometime in 2017, at the end of its sixth season.
Girl Meets World
The cast and crew of Girl Meets were waiting on bated breath for news if their Disney Channel show would live to see a season 4 for weeks, but sadly the final decision wasn't positive.
"It is with incredible pride in our work and complete sadness that things end, that I report to this wonderful audience that our show is over," the show's writers announced on Twitter recently. "I just officially got the call, and would like to thank this audience for its incredible love and loyalty. Please watch our January episodes. We leave you with three incredible souvenirs of a show we couldn't be more proud of. As I look back I can tell you with absolute certainty — we gave you our best."
GMW's final episode of season 3 will air on January 20, 2017.
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Pretty Little Liars
June 8, 2010 marked the beginning of what will come to be known as the longest-running original series on Freeform.
Season 1 kicked off with four girls, Aria, Emily, Hanna & Spencer, dealing with the repercussions of the death of the fifth member of their clique, Alison. As it turns out, Alison's not actually dead. So, PLL then proceeded to follow the fivesome as they navigate their lives in a small town called Rosewood and beyond.
The drama was so successful, it inspired a spin-off series, featuring Tyler Blackburn, called Ravenswood. It aired starting in October 2013, but was canceled after 10 episodes. (Hey, crappens.)
On June 10, 2014, the program was renewed a sixth AND seventh season. But, by August 2016, it was confirmed that Season 7 would be its last. Filming wrapped October 26, 2016, and the finale is scheduled for later this year.
The Vampire Diaries
On April 6, 2015, leading lady Nina Dobrev announced her departure from the series, ending her reign on the Season 6 finale. BUT, that didn't stop The CW from renewing the drama... two more times.
Amid Season 7, in March 2016, The CW renewed the series for an eighth season. But the celebrations didn't last too long — by July, The CW announced that Season 8 would be its last, plus it got a shorter order.
Stefan & Damon Salvatore will say their final goodbyes on March 10, 2017.
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Liv and Maddie
The Dove Cameron-led series will go down in history as a Disney Channel classic. It's a show that features the blonde actress as twins, The Parent Trap-style!
The comedy first entered the world on July 19, 2013, and continues to bring joy and laughter to all of its fans, even in its final season, dubbed Liv and Maddie: Cali Style. The finale is slated for sometime in 2017.
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Switched at Birth
The Freeform (originally ABC Family) series is a cult favorite, stemming from the pilot episode, which aired on June 6, 2011.
So, when the network confirmed a fifth season for the program on October 21, 2015, fans were ecstatic. BUT, there were a couple catches: not only would it be bumped from a March 2016 to a January 2017 premiere date, S5 would also be its last. All good things must come to an end, though, right?
Alas, Mary, Queen of Scots' reign is over!
On March 11, 2016, The CW renewed the drama for a fourth season, which is tapped to premiere on February 10, 2017. 9 months later, though, in December, the network announced that this would be the final season, and would only consist of 16 episodes. Enjoy 'em while you can!
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