"Arrow" End Year?

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It seems that "Arrow" will end in 2020, as upcoming eighth season was recently announced to be the last one and shorter then previous ones, ending at just ten episodes. Should end year already be instated on the series page? 

I mean, there is always a faint possibility that the series will continue in some form or revived after a few years, but the end year seem to be easily removed if needed, as seen with "The X-Files"... 
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I've asked this question before and the general answer is that they do not put an end year before the last episode airs (even though I've seen it appear a few weeks prior to the airing of the final episode.) Also, for Arrow there could be some question as to which year it actually ends. Is 2020 official? I know it is a 10 episode season but haven't seen whether they will air in the fall of 2019 or the spring of 2020.
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They almost sure to air in the fall of 2019 because they will be before annual crossover, which is usually somewhere in the late Autumn. 
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While that has been traditionally true, it was also during years where all 3 (or 4) of the DC universe shows have had full seasons. With a shortened Arrow, they could decide to push Arrow to 2020 and have the crossover then. They could also decide to start Arrow's season with the crossover which would push the final episodes until 2020.

Someone had pre-populated Arrow with 22 episodes and I had to have it pruned to 10. At this point, is hard to tell how things will go.
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These are very fair points, Adrian, thanks! 
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Hi Nikolay -

The information Adrian provided is correct, if an end-date is reported for a series, we prefer to wait until the last episode airs before adding the end year.  Cheers!
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Great thanks for clarifying, Michele! 
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we prefer to wait until the last episode airs before adding the end year.

Does this mean the end year for The Big Bang Theory (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898266/reference) should be removed? Isn't that a bit weird?
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Yes, although it may have been confirmed as ending, it is misleading for users as the date of the final episode hasn't passed yet. Once the final episode has aired the series end year should be added. I've removed the Big Bang Theory end year now.

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Will
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I think (and hope!) you underestimate your users. I sure hope they understand that 2019 still has nine months of time to air episodes of a show that has an end year of 2019.
Apart from that, not having an end year listed, suggests it isn't known yet in what year a show will end.
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Hi Marco,

An IMDb user should never be underestimated, however in certain circumstances this end year could be for a future year - 2020 for example, which doesn't look great on the site. We would prefer to only add the end year on the conclusion of the final episode.

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however in certain circumstances this end year could be for a future year - 2020 for example, which doesn't look great on the site.

I don't understand why this wouldn't look good on the site. I also don't understand why a future year would be problematic to have listed. Of course, it's your database and you can make the rules, but I really don't understand the reasoning behind this rule.
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Interesting a few days after you posted this, I found Ransom has an end year while episodes are still airing and I can find no official notice that it has even been canceled. 
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Hi Adrian,

Do you mean this Ransom page? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5809150/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 I can't see an end year for this one.

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Will
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Will,

Joel has already fixed this problem. I just found it interesting that an example to the contrary popped up just a few days after this query.

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/ransom-recently-had-an-end-year-added-despite-still-airing
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Hi Adrian,

Thank you for clarifying that all is now well with the cosmos!