What Horror TV Shows are Ending in 2017?!

What Horror TV Shows are Ending in 2017?!

With horror TV shows dominating the TV networks right now, we have to make room for some new horror TV shows by closing the doors on some of the pioneers who helped push horror in the forefront. With news of new horror TV shows currently airing or in development, here are 7 horror series that will conclude in 2017. Some of these shows may have grown on you while others may have thought that they should have ended a while ago, please share your thoughts with us either way. Safe TV shows include AMC’s The Walking Dead, FX’s American Horror Story, and Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead.

Horror TV Shows Ending in 2017

  • Bates Motel (A&E)

    • A&E’s Bates Motel (Launched in 2013, 5 Seasons) is the Psycho (1960) prequel to detailing the incredible backstory of Norman Bates and his mother, Norma Bates. Alfred Hitchcock would be proud as the show did him justice in execution and acting performances.


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    • "Bates Motel" (2013)

      Synopsis: Centers on a mother and son who come to a new town so that they can start over and set up a new business, but a lot of mysterious incidents happen, including the unanswered and horrible acts of the son.
      Cast: Vera Farmiga, Olivia Cooke, Max Thieriot, Nicola Peltz, Kenny Johnson, Freddie Highmore, Nestor Carbonell, Keenan Tracey
      Directors: Christopher Nelson, Nestor Carbonell, Tim Southam, Tucker Gates, Roxann Dawson, Phil Abraham, Ed Bianchi
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
  • The Vampire Diaries (CW)

    • CW’s The Vampire Diaries (Launched in 2009, 8 Seasons) started off with a show that I would watch for my wife, but after a few seasons finally picked up with a story that I could enjoy too. One of the pioneers of horror TV shows who merged vampires, werewolves, and witchcraft.


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    • "The Vampire Diaries" (2009)

      Synopsis: A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.
      Cast: Matthew Davis, Nina Dobrev, Candice Accola, Candice King, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Michael Malarkey, Ian Somerhalder
      Directors: John Dahl, Jeffrey G. Hunt, David Von Ancken, Geoff Shotz, John Behring, Julie Plec, Chris Grismer, Ian Somerhalder, Joshua Butler, Rob Hardy, Lance Anderson, Michael A. Allowitz, Kellie Cyrus, Liz Friedlander, Pascal Verschooris, Jesse Warn, Kevin Bray, J. Miller Tobin, Leslie Libman, Marcos Siega, Garreth Stover, Darren Genet, Wendey Stanzler, Paul Wesley
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
  • The Strain (FX)

    • FX’s The Strain (Launched in 2014, 4 Seasons) is based on the Guillermo del Toro graphic novels and also produced by him. Vicious vampires and an amazing story helped to flesh out this fantastic TV show. I wished the TV show followed more akin to the graphic novels, but that cannot always happen.


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    • "The Strain" (2014)

      Synopsis: A mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism ravages the city of New York.
      Cast: Robin Atkin Downes, Daniel Kash, Kevin Durand, Roger R. Cross, Sean Astin, Robert Maillet, Jonathan Hyde, Anne Betancourt, David Bradley, Max Charles
      Directors: Guillermo del Toro, Vincenzo Natali, Howard Deutch, T.J. Scott, Ken Girotti, J. Miles Dale, Deran Sarafian, Peter Weller, Phil Abraham, Charlotte Sieling, Kevin Dowling, Guy Ferland, David Semel
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
  • Teen Wolf (MTV)

    • MTV’s Teen Wolf (Launched in 2011, 6 Season) was another driving force in the horror genre when there were much fewer horror shows. Watching this show reminds me of the style that Buffy the Vampire Slayer had. Teen Wolf will come to an end in 2017 after 100 episodes, the longest running original series for MTV.


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    • "Teen Wolf" (2011)

      Synopsis: A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.
      Cast: JR Bourne, Shelley Hennig, Linden Ashby, Tyler Posey, Khylin Rhambo, Dylan O'Brien, Dylan Sprayberry, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Crystal Reed
      Directors: Russell Mulcahy, Robert Hall, Toby Wilkins, Christian Taylor, James J.D. Taylor, David Daniel, Kate Eastridge, Tim Andrew, Jennifer Chambers Lynch
      Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
  • Orphan Black (BBC)

    • BBC’s Orphan Black (Launched in 2013, 5 Seasons) is set to conclude (via THR).


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    • "Orphan Black" (2013)

      Synopsis: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
      Cast: Tatiana Maslany, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ari Millen, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Jordan Gavaris, Skyler Wexler, Dylan Bruce, Josh Vokey, Evelyne Brochu
      Directors: Brett Sullivan, Grant Harvey, John Fawcett, Helen Shaver, David Frazee, Aaron Morton, T.J. Scott, Ken Girotti
      Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
  • Black Sails (Starz)

    • Starz’s Black Sails (Launched in 2014, 4 Seasons) is a show I never got around to watching. This gritty pirate themed show managed to create a niche following.


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    • "Black Sails" (2014)

      Synopsis: Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island".
      Cast: Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Zach McGowan, Lawrence Joffe, Toby Stephens, Hannah New, Richard Lukunku, Craig Jackson, Alistair Moulton Black, Patrick Lyster, Tom Hopper
      Directors: Neil Marshall, Lukas Ettlin, Sam Miller, Marc Munden, Clark Johnson, Steve Boyum, Stefan Schwartz, Alik Sakharov, T.J. Scott
      Genres: Drama, Adventure
  • The Leftovers (HBO)

    • HBO’s The Leftovers (Launched in 2014, 3 Seasons) is a show that I did not watch, but focused on rapture/apocalypse. The ratings never picked up, and HBO decided to conclude the story.


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    • "The Leftovers" (2014)

      Synopsis: Three years after the simultaneous disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from Mapleton, New York struggle to continue their lives while they cope with loss and the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.
      Cast: Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Michael Gaston, Scott Glenn, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Kevin Carroll, Justin Theroux, Ann Dowd, Regina King
      Directors: Peter Berg, Mimi Leder, Keith Gordon, Carl Franklin, Craig Zobel
      Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Salem (WGN)

    • WGN’s Salem (Launched in 2014, 3 Seasons) is a show that took me by surprise. I enjoyed watching this witch drama that deals with witch trials and witchcraft. A good TV series that will be missed, but Salem will hopefully end in a well-scripted way.


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    • "Salem" (2014)

      Synopsis: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's...
      Cast: Xander Berkeley, Justin Lebrun, Stephen Lang, Lara Grice, Michael P Gardner, Lucy Lawless, Benjamin Mouton, Jeremy Crutchley, Azure Parsons, Rebecca Gamble
      Directors: Joe Dante, Alex Zakrzewski, Richard Shepard, Nick Copus, Brannon Braga, Tim Andrew, David Grossman, David Von Ancken, Peter Weller
      Genres: Thriller, Drama, Fantasy

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