December 7, 2016

It is being reported that The CW has decided to end Reign after its upcoming fourth season. The news comes as little surprise, seeing as how the period drama has been one of the network's lower-rated series over the course of its run.

But despite its modest viewership, Reign did amass a core fan base that kept it on the air for what will be 78 episodes by the time the finale rolls around in 2017. A silver lining for its loyal fans is that showrunners have apparently had enough advance notice as to properly plan a fitting conclusion to the story line rather than leaving with unfinished business.

For the first time, the show will be premiering mid-season rather than part of the regular fall lineup. Season 4 of Reign is scheduled to debut on February 10, 2017 with its final run of 16 episodes.