Disney XD’s mystery toon “Gravity Falls” will end with an hourlong episode expected to air early next year.
Series creator/exec producer Alex Hirsch announced via a Tumblr post his decision to bring the story to a close after 40 half-hour episodes and 17 shorts. Hirsch said he had always envisioned the mystery coming to a close on a specific timetable. The series’ penultimate episode, “Weirdmageddon Part 2: Escape From Reality,” is set to bow Monday.
“The first thing to know is that the show isn’t being cancelled — it’s being finished. This is 100% my choice, and its something I decided on a very long time ago,” Hirsch wrote. “I always designed Gravity Falls to be a finite series about one epic summer- a series with a beginning, middle, and end. ...
While Gravity Falls wends its way to a conclusion, we're aware of another Disney cartoon series that's ending. Unfortunately, since its wrap-up hasn't been announced, and because I'm in too delicate a condition to be snarled at on the phone by a Disney administrator, will let the other ending reveal itself in the fullness of time.