Ironically, TV series finales, TV reboots, and revivals go hand-in-hand-in-hand. There’s an age-old saying (evoked by at least two bands): You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone... and then comes roaring back to life. Whether audiences are slaves to a weekly release schedule or binging television shows in one sitting, characters, plotlines, and, ultimately, endings permeate their thoughts. As is always the case, fans usually don’t realize how invested they are in shows like Community or Arrested Development until there are no more episodes to watch. Even if no one dies and everyone gets a happily ever after, emotional finale episodes mark the last time you get to see your favorite characters. Or, maybe they don’t.
Sometimes, TV shows that were canceled or ended prematurely are brought back to life. Of course, a resuscitation risks undercutting the saddest TV series finales that now aren’t finales at all, which means you wasted your tears. This will be a roundup of season finale episodes that ended a series, but were eventually or will eventually be undone by reboot projects.
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‘The Break Up’ - 'Psych'Photo: USA Network
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‘The Promise’ - 'Justified'Photo: FX