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Ted Lasso, Fleabag & More Shows That Ended on Their Own Terms

Knowing how common it is for even beloved shows to get canceled, it’s sometimes hard to put your faith in watching a full season of a new show not knowing what will happen next. After all, a lot of us tuned in and got invested in shows like Sense8, Mindhunter, or Fate: The Winx Saga only to find out soon after that the storylines and characters had come to an abrupt end. No ending with a bow, no resolutions.

But, for every story of untimely cancelation, there are at least a few other examples of shows where their creators ended right when they wanted. Whether the fans or the studios themselves wanted more, writers and showrunners have spoken out about seeing their vision come to life at the pace they wanted, regardless of how many (or how few) seasons it took.

Most recently, Ted Lasso‘s Jason Sudeikis spoke to Deadline about just that. “This is the end of this story that we wanted to tell, that we were hoping to tell, that we loved to tell,” Sudeikis said, referring to season 3 of the show (out March 15), which will also be the last. Other shows that followed that same pattern are Schitt’s Creek, Breaking Bad, Girls, and Atlanta.

Check out 10 of the best shows that ended on their own terms and what their writers had to say about their decision below!

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