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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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How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Benjamin Dunn added Season 9, Ep. 23-24: Last Forever
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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?
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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night
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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Season 4, Ep. 18: Brave New World
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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale
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Lost is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End
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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
wiabux added Season 9, Ep. 19-20: The Truth
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Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
RedHotYankees added Season 12, Ep. 15-16: Of Course He's Dead
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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
pmflynn823 added Season 7 Ep. 10: Thank You
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Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
m.halenius added Season 4, Ep. 24: Free
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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
tiedyed.420 added Season 4, Ep. 22: These Are the Voyages...
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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
INTPLibrarian added Season 2, Ep. 7: Patriots and Tyrants
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
SlashLover added Season 5, Ep. 12-13: The Diamond of the Day
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 6: The Iron Throne
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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image
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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America
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My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Tricia Toner added Season 4, Ep. 27: Dodge's Dad
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Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire
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Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
higgins83 added Season 5, Ep. 22: The Children's Parade
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The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Michelle1 added Season 5, Ep. 24: Thank You And Goodbye
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away
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Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Season 1, Ep. 19: Wedding Plans
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Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature
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Full House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Nicole Ayris added Season 8, Ep. 23-24: Michelle Rides Again
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Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House