Sadly, 2015 didn't just give us fantastic new TV shows like Master of None, Empire and Jessica Jones. It was a yearlong goodbye to an unusually strong string of series that changed our lives in ways both big and small. Cue your favorite "in memoriam montage" song (Kendrick's "Sing About Me"?), and revisit the 11 best shows that ended in 2015.
Finale date: March 22
Why we’ll miss it: Seriously? We only get to have an understated, naturalistic series about primarily gay characters for 18 episodes? (Sure, they're making a movie to wrap it up, but still.)
Finale date: December 9
Why we’ll miss it: The improbable dream of having the very different, very powerful stars Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll and Paul Scheer on one show for this long is finally over. Shoutout to Katie Aselton and Jonathan Lajoie for cementing the group, too, and for Jason Mantzoukas for showing up so often.
Finale date: December 25 (in the U.K.—the final season will begin in the U.S. in January)
Seasons: Six, plus five Christmas specials (including the upcoming one that will wrap the series)
Why we’ll miss it: We’ll get more British additions to the Golden Age of Television canon, but none of them will have Downton’s addictively historical vibe, or Maggie Smith.
Finale date: March 24
Why we’ll miss it: This guy’s got tons of brilliance to come, but we’ll never again see him playing such a kaleidoscope of characters in 22-minute bursts of insanity. Plus, Kroll Show AND The League leaving TV in the same year? Ouch...
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