It appears the "Melanie Curse" has struck again. No sooner do I convince someone to start a show - the Network pulls the plug. SyFy announced today that The Magicians (which is currently 3/4 of the way through it's 5th season), will end with Season 5. That means that the season finale scheduled for April 1st, will now serve as the series finale.
In reality 5 seasons for such a groundbreaking show is actually quite an achievement. That, and at least (according to an Interview with TV Insider that can be read here), the writers have gone into every season apart from season 4, knowing cancellation was an option, and have planned accordingly. Fans can rest a little easier knowing that we won't be left with a major cliffhanger, although whether we will actually LIKE the ending remains to be seen. Followers of my musings will know that endings and I are generally not friends!
And so we bid farewell to another of my favorites. I suppose I should be grateful that we got as many episodes as we did, (Blood Drive, Deadly Class, Happy - I'm looking at you). 2020 does not seem to be a good year for my TV shows so far, and we only just started March! Let me know what you think about this latest cancellation in the comments. If you don't watch, I still recommend it (the first four seasons are streaming on Netflix) and I leave you with my two favorite scenes to date. Yes they are songs, and no I don't feel like they are spoilers, just click and enjoy - even if you never plan on watching the show!
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