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The Worst TV Series Finales Ever  

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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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Full House is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Nicole Ayris added Season 8, Ep. 23-24: Michelle Rides Again
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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
LanaYoshii added Season 7, Ep. 13: White Orchids
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Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 20: Till Death Do Us Part
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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage
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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 11, Ep. 22: Fonzie's Spots
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
grant-galloway added Season 7, Ep. 22: Chosen
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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale
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The Finder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 1, Ep. 13: The Boy with the Bucket
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Chuck is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye
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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed
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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
KellyWiebe added Season 7, Ep. 13: Papa's Goods
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Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 3, Ep. 30: Gilligan, the Goddess
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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 8, Ep. 26: The Truth, Nothing but the Truth
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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End
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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
sannalockner added Season 3, Ep. 20: The Bitch Is Back
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St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 22: The Last One
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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 4, Ep. 26: Graduation
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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
StevenKershaw added Season 14, Ep. 22-23: Conundrum
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
EricBonacci added Season 7, Ep. 13: The Reckoning
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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 3
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The Glades is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AvilisSiliva added Season 4, Ep. 13: Tin Cup
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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: An American Girl in Paris
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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MWM added Season 6, Ep. 21-22: A Friend in Need
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Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 2, Ep. 12: New Canaan, CA