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The worst final episodes of great TV shows have a history almost as old as TV itself. Whenever an audience becomes so invested in a group of fictional people's lives that they can't imagine a way the series could possibly end (let alone that the series could end at all), it's hard to satisfy everyone. A far cry from the best series finales ever, these series finale flops involve plot lines that never got wrapped up (whatever happened to Walt on Lost? And what about those polar bears?), used "convenient" ways to explain disastrous final seasons (It was all a dream! Or an autistic dream! Or a hyperbaric chamber sleep-induced dream!), or just copped out of explaining what happened to morally ambiguous characters by calling it an ambiguous end (cut to black!), these awful series finales represent the worst things that have happened to good TV.

What is the worst TV series finale of all time? Is Dexter the worst series finale ever? If you're a Seinfeld fan, did the bizarre finale leave you angry? This list of the worst final episodes on TV is here to let the viewers decide what TV series finales were the biggest letdowns. If you think the Lost season finale was the worst way a TV series ever ended, vote it up and let the TV watching world know of your disdain for the worst series finales of all time.

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1
5,724 2,095
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,871 2,105
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Benjamin Dunn added Season 9, Ep. 23-24: Last Forever

3
3,178 1,539
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,428 2,157
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,187 1,153
Heroes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Season 4, Ep. 18: Brave New World

6
3,031 2,040
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
2,137 968
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
pmflynn823 added Season 7 Ep. 10: Thank You

8
1,309 1,084
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
wiabux added Season 9, Ep. 19-20: The Truth

9
1,054 691
Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
tiedyed.420 added Season 4, Ep. 22: These Are the Voyages...

10
916 713
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Michelle1 added Season 5, Ep. 24: Thank You And Goodbye

11
742 351
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
RedHotYankees added Season 12, Ep. 15-16: Of Course He's Dead

12
1,430 998
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

13
2,302 1,664
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

14
959 770
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
SlashLover added Season 5, Ep. 12-13: The Diamond of the Day

15
1,048 751
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

16
1,075 797
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
m.halenius added Season 4, Ep. 24: Free

17
1,077 783
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
877 490
Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

19
924 442
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Tricia Toner added Season 4, Ep. 27: Dodge's Dad

20
784 630
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
627 444
Jericho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
INTPLibrarian added Season 2, Ep. 7: Patriots and Tyrants

22
781 433
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
higgins83 added Season 5, Ep. 22: The Children's Parade

23
892 626
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

24
483 312
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

25
704 549
Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Season 1, Ep. 19: Wedding Plans

26
990 804
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

27
1,029 788
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

28
680 716
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: The Thing That Wouldn't Die

29
446 335
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House

30
1,014 924
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
KellyWiebe added Season 7, Ep. 13: Papa's Goods

31
501 288
Full House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Nicole Ayris added Season 8, Ep. 23-24: Michelle Rides Again

32
400 184
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 20: Till Death Do Us Part

33
513 542
Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 2, Ep. 12: New Canaan, CA

34
602 721
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

35
507 474
The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
LanaYoshii added Season 7, Ep. 13: White Orchids

36
327 245
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 11, Ep. 22: Fonzie's Spots

37
579 465
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

38
384 566
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

39
663 682
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 3

40
769 927
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
grant-galloway added Season 7, Ep. 22: Chosen

41
292 230
The Finder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 1, Ep. 13: The Boy with the Bucket

42
568 528
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

43
796 904
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: An American Girl in Paris

44
492 452
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

45
388 268
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 3, Ep. 30: Gilligan, the Goddess

46
242 197
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 8, Ep. 26: The Truth, Nothing but the Truth

47
475 381
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 22: Hello and Goodbye

48
542 499
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
sannalockner added Season 3, Ep. 20: The Bitch Is Back

49
430 379
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk

50
357 259
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 4, Ep. 26: Graduation