Arrow to Take Final Bow, Conclude After Season 8

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All good things must come to an end.

And the same can be said for all good television shows.

Allow us to present more evidence...

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... Arrow will conclude its beloved run on The CW after a shortened eighth season this autumn.

The sad news was broken on Twitter by the show's leading man, Stephen Amell, who wrote the following:

Playing Oliver Queen has been the greatest professional experience of my life… but you can’t be a vigilante forever.

Arrow will return for a final run of 10 episodes this Fall. There’s so much to say... for now I just want to say thank you.

Here's the positive thing, though: Amell went on to hint at some sort of future for himself as Oliver Queen, along with the franchise in general.

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During a Facebook Live, Amell added on Wednesday night:

“Something tells me even when I’m done, I won’t be gone. If you watch the Arrowverse, you should understand that… I think it’s been a good run. It’s no Supernatural, but it’s been a good run."

Arrow returned on March 4 from a three-week hiatus -- and fell to a series low in the 18-49-year-old demographic, (0.2) while delivering its smallest audience of the season.

Still, though, this move has likely been a long time coming.

Nearly every series loses viewers, along with entertainment value/creativity, by this point in its run.

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"This was a difficult decision to come to, but like every hard decision we’ve made for the past seven years, it was with the best interests of Arrow in mind,” executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Beth Schwartz said in a statement.

They added:

“We’re heartened by the fact that Arrow has birthed an entire universe of shows that will continue on for many years to come.

"We’re excited about crafting a conclusion that honors the show, its characters and its legacy and are grateful to all the writers, producers, actors, and - more importantly - the incredible crew that has sustained us and the show for over seven years."

The DC Comics-inspired series -- which also stars David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Echo Kellum, Katie Cassidy, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, Colton Haynes, Kirk Acevedo and Sea Shimooka -- debuted in October of 2012.

It launched numerous  spinoff series within The CW's "Arrow 'verse," including The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and the upcoming Batwoman standalone series starring Ruby Rose.

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Ramsey, who has portrayed Oliver's best friend, John Diggle, since the series premiere, reflected on the show’s journey and expressed his desire to go out on a high note shortly after Amell made this announcement.

"What an awesome ride! @arrow fans have been the best any actor could’ve asked for!” Ramsey Tweeted, adding:

“Thank you for helping me bring John Diggle/Spartan to life!!! Love all of you! Can’t wait for you to see what we have in stock for you. Let’s end on a high, shall we?"

Elsewhere, Colton Haynes, who returned as a series regular this season, tweeted:

"Sad to say that #Arrow will be coming to an end after a 10 episode Season 8. Thank you to all the fans who’ve watched. It’s been such a blessing to be a part of this incredible show.

"What a beautiful journey."

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The final season’s abbreviated run means Arrow will wrap up shortly after this fall’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths," the next crossover with The Flash and Supergirl (and possibly Legends of Tomorrow). 

At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in January, per TMZ, The CW President Mark Pedowitz said the special event will take “some big swings.”

We can't wait to see what's on tap.

Now... you tell us: Will you miss Arrow? Or is this just about the riight time for it to go away?

Other notable show ending in the near future include Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.

Which will you miss most?

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