What shows like 'Gotham,' 'Extant,' 'The Flash' and 'Fresh Off the Boat' tell us
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Get ready to spend a lot of time saying good-bye to shows you love
NBC announced that the upcoming seasons of "Parks and Recreation" and "Parenthood" would be the last for each long-running show, and a few days later, CBS announced the same about "Two and a Half Men" (and at least dropped hints about doing the same with the original "CSI"). Add those to a bevy of beloved cable series — "Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire," "Justified" and "Sons of Anarchy," among others — that will all be entering their final seasons next fall or spring, and you may need to stock up on tissues, and/or time to read lots of top 10 episodes lists and other farewell think pieces.
- Alan Sepinwall