The end of July means many beloved TV series will soon begin airing their finale episodes. Starting Aug. 3, dozens of hit programs across several networks will premiere their series finales. Find out which of your favorite shows are coming to a close — at least, for the time being — next month.
The first show to end in August is Lifetime’s newest drama “UnREAL." The network will air its show-stopping Season 1 finale on Monday, Aug. 3. Episode 10, titled “Future,” will see the end of the suitor Adam Cromwell's (Freddie Stroma) quest for love on the series' fictional dating program, “Everlasting.”
When viewers last saw Adam, he offered to run away with lead producer Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and ditch his contestants in waiting. His plans were destroyed when Rachel’s boss Quinn (Constance Zimmer) threatened to leak their sex tape if Adam didn’t marry one of his co-stars on camera. Will Adam tie the knot for Rachel’s sake or will the entire franchise crumble? If he does decide to leave “Everlasting” high and dry, there’s always next season. Lifetime recently renewed the controversial, "Bachelor”-esque show.
“UnREAL” isn’t the only scripted series coming to a close. ABC Family’s mystery-drama “Pretty Little Liars” will also finish out its sixth season. On Aug. 15 viewers will watch as the mysterious villains on the series are unveiled, including the infamous “A.” According to creator Marlene King, viewers will come “face to face” with the longtime villain.
Unfortunately for “Hannibal” fans, the show will be airing its speculated series finale after being canceled by NBC. With no luck finding a new home for the Hugh Dancy led drama thus far, the series’ Season 3 finale may very well be its last episode. However, according to the Will Graham actor, the forthcoming episode will be a “fitting” farewell. Showrunner Bryan Fuller has also commented on the installment, saying it leaves room for expansion and teasing his desire to see the TV series made into a film.
If reality TV is more up your alley, then don’t miss the Season 5 conclusion of Lifetime’s “Dance Moms.” The dance competition series, starring coach Abby Lee Miller and Sia music video sensation Maddie Ziegler, will close out its latest installment with a trip to nationals on Aug. 11. The ALDC (Abby Lee Dance Company) girls will be fighting to earn first-place with their solo and group routines on the West Coast. The season closer will be followed by a one-hour reunion special the following week.
Check out the season and series finales for August below:
Monday, Aug. 3
“UnREAL” Season 1 finale airs 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.
Tuesday, Aug. 4
“Stichers” summer finale airs 9 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
Wednesday, Aug. 5
“Melissa & Joey” series finale airs 8 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
“Baby Daddy” summer finale airs 8:30 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
Tuesday, Aug. 11
“Pretty Little Liars” Season 6 finale airs 8 p.m. EDT on ABC Family.
“Dance Moms” Season 5 finale airs 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.
Saturday, Aug. 15
“Aquarius” Season 1 finale airs 9 p.m. EDT on NBC.
Monday, Aug. 24
“Devious Maids” Season 3 finale airs 9 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.
Saturday, Aug. 29
“Hannibal” Season 3 finale airs 10 p.m. EDT on NBC.