It's adios for "Blossom."
The 5-year-old sitcom will end its run on NBC this May.
The Monday-night series (8:30) will end with an episode called "Goodbye," which was shot over the weekend.
"Blossom's" demise is not totally unexpected. While the show has generated strong younger-audience ratings, it has lost some steam in recent years. Its season-to-date overall ratings are down 16 percent from its 1993-1994 season average.
"All parties involved agreed it was time to end the series," said an NBC spokesman. " 'Blossom' has been very successful for NBC on Mondays."
"Blossom" launched on Jan. 7, 1991, with young actress Mayim Bialik in the lead role of the family sitcom. In the years since, both she and co-star Joey Lawrence have become teen faves.
When it goes off the air, 113 episodes will have been produced.
"Blossom" and its lead-in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (8 p.m.) have both had ratings problems this season. ABC moved "Coach" into the Monday 8 p.m. spot earlier this season, and Fox moved its young-skewing drama "Melrose Place" into the time slot, too. The recent launch of the United Paramount Network and its Monday-night "Star Trek: Voyager" series has also siphoned off viewers.
NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield recently cited the Monday 8-9 p.m. time period as an area he wanted to improve for next season.
NBC will test those waters in April when it starts a six-week run of "In the House," a new sitcom starring rapper LL Cool J and Debbie Allen ("Fame") in the time period.