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'Revenge' will end four-year run on ABC with May 10 finale

'Revenge,' a campy guilty pleasure, is ending its run after four seasons on ABC

Fans soon won't have any "Revenge" to seek.

ABC revealed Wednesday that the May 10 finale will bring an end to the nighttime soap about young Emily Thorne's complicated quest to avenge the death of her father amid the glitz of the Hamptons elite. Emily VanCamp played Thorne, with Madeleine Stowe as her wealthy nemesis Victoria Grayson.

"We can officially tell our fans that this will be the end of the story," executive producer Sunil Nayar told Entertainment Weekly, which broke the news.

Nayar added that the producers talked with the network about possibly continuing the series past this fourth season, but decided against it. "They really got the sense with us as their partners that we all came up with a great way to end these stories," Nayar said.

This may not have come as a total surprise to fans, as they recently were confronted with the death of a major character. (No spoilers here, but the curious can easily find details online.)

"Revenge" got some acclaim from critics, who generally found it a campy, suspenseful guilty pleasure. And the show held its own in the ratings, especially among women, although it was never a Top 30 draw for the season among total viewers. The September premiere drew just over 5 million viewers, down sharply from last season's average of 8.4 million.

ABC will announce its new fall lineup next month in New York.

What do you think of "Revenge"? Will you watch the finale or did you give up wanting "Revenge" long ago?

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