That’s a wrap: TV shows ending in 2018 and what else to watch

It’ll end as a two-hour TV movie. Life was just getting too close to art it seems, especially when a seemingly outlandish plot about Russians hacking the U.S. And if you don’t, there’s still time to catch up before the second half of season two picks up in January. The show about relationships, parenting and career crises follows three siblings and their parents in both present day and the past. Jodie Foster and Rosemarie DeWitt discuss Black Mirror with CBC’s Zulekha Nathoo2:42

This is Us 
If you already watch This Is Us, you know to keep a tissue box close by. The final season of Veep will work around star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s schedule, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. After cleaning up at the 2017 Emmy Awards, the series is back for Season 2 set for April of 2018. Rosemarie DeWitt (La La Land, Rachel Getting Married) stars as a paranoid parent watching her teenage daughter’s every move in a pretty creepy way. Actress Gabrielle Union promotes Being Mary Jane in L.A. Open your screens to the ones below (if you haven’t already) and you might find some new faves. The Americans, New Girl, Nashville, The Middle and Portlandia are just some of the long-running hit series coming to an end in 2018. Insecure
Insecure stars Issa Rae (who also co-created the series) navigating her love and work life in L.A. The show will end the same way it began: as a two-hour TV movie. Evan Rachel Wood stars as Dolores in Westworld, an ambitious sci-fi series about artificial intelligence. through the all-too-rare but much-needed lens of an African-American woman and her friends. Insecure, starring co-creator Issa Rae, right, and Yvonne Orji, left, is a refreshing take on relationships, stereotypes and comedy as a whole. Simpson. presidential candidate. Season four premieres Dec. This one stars Edgar Ramirez as renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace, who was shot in front of his Miami home in 1997. 29 with an episode directed by Panic Room’s Jodie Foster. Thandie Newton, Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins also star in this western thriller where androids function as humans β€” and consequences are virtually erased. The Shonda Rhimes-created political drama Scandal, starring Kerry Washington, will wrap up its final season in 2018. But the seventh and last season is set to premiere sometime in 2018. (George Kraychyk/Hulu)

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime story
​For all those obsessed with true crime stories (and who isn’t?), this comes from the same anthology series which brought the award-winning The People v. This is Us continues Season 2 in January and has already been picked up for a third season as well. Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman are set to return for Season 2 of Big Little Lies. (HBO/Bell Media)

Reboots of both the working class comedy series Roseanne and the ’80s film Heathers (this time, for TV) are also in the works for 2018, with another one soon to begin production: The Twilight Zone. (Nicole Wilder/ABC/AP)

Veep
The shooting schedule for this Emmy-winning comedy is being re-jigged to accommodate star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. in 2017. (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

House of Cards
Given the recent sexual harassment scandal surrounding House of Cards’s former star Kevin Spacey and his subsequent termination, Robin Wright, who has played his cold-hearted and unflinching wife, will now take the lead for the final sixth season. 

Robin Wright, left, and Kevin Spacey are shown in a scene from the Webby Award-winning Netflix original series House of Cards. (Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Westworld
Westworld, an ambitious sci-fi series about the drastic lengths of artificial intelligence, is set to premiere in the spring of 2018, according to a tweet from its lead, Evan Rachel Wood. Many wrapping up have strong, complex female characters at the helm as well, still far from the norm in Hollywood. That can make it doubly disappointing to see them go. But there are other shows to explore if you’re looking to fill the void. Here are a few popular ones ending in the coming year:
Scandal
The Shonda Rhimes-created political drama about crisis manager Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, will air the second half of its seventh and final season starting in January of 2018. It has, at times, been an uncanny reflection of real-life events, including storylines about a millionaire businessman trying to run for office and the plight of the first female U.S. The Handmaid’s Tale starring Elisabeth Moss, originally based on Margaret Atwood’s novel, will return for a second season in 2018. It’s likely the show won’t hit the air until 2019. The series, which stars Mandy Moore and Emmy-winning Sterling K. The director behind the 2017 horror hit Get Out, Jordan Peele, will serve as an executive producer. (HBO)

Big Little Lies, which started out as a miniseries only to later announce it would return for a Season 2, will reunite Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley as friends and mothers living in an affluent California community. Similar to Season 1, Season 2 will explore a high-profile murder in multiple parts. (Lacey Terrell/HBO/Associated Press)

Being Mary Jane
Gabrielle Union plays Mary Jane, a powerful career woman balancing professional goals and personal relationships. (HBO)

Handmaid’s Tale
The first season was based on Margaret Atwood’s novel and shot in and around Toronto. Game of Thrones fans might face withdrawal since the show won’t be returning for its final season until 2019. The show has been lauded not just for being one of the few dramas with a woman of colour in the lead role, but also for how it has tackled issues of race, identity and beauty. Brown, will have even the most stoic TV watchers weeping like babies. Penelope Cruz plays his sister Donatella and Glee star Darren Criss plays his killer. O.J. ​

Worth the wait
There is a lot of anticipation for the final season of Game of Thrones, which will be in production next year but isn’t expected to air before 2019. election had to be scrapped because it all of a sudden wasn’t so outrageous anymore β€” it was headline news. (Justina Mintz/HBO)

Black Mirror
This anthology sci-fi series focuses on the collision course between modern society and technology. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Netflix/Associated Press)

Saying goodbye to these shows doesn’t have to be all bad. This dystopian thriller is not the series to watch when you need levity but its darkness carries a stinging relevance in today’s world.