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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.

1
5,639 2,073
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Dexter Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,772 2,089
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Benjamin Dunn added How I Met Your Mother Season 9, Ep. 23-24: Last Forever

3
3,125 1,525
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Roseanne Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,370 2,131
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Lost Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,166 1,144
Heroes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Heroes Season 4, Ep. 18: Brave New World

6
2,988 2,009
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Seinfeld Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
2,115 954
True Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
pmflynn823 added True Blood Season 7 Ep. 10: Thank You

8
1,285 1,071
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
wiabux added The X-Files Season 9, Ep. 19-20: The Truth

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1,045 681
Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
tiedyed.420 added Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4, Ep. 22: These Are the Voyages...

10
904 706
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Michelle1 added The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 5, Ep. 24: Thank You And Goodbye

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1,415 989
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Quantum Leap Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

12
2,265 1,647
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
The Sopranos Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

13
714 346
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
RedHotYankees added Two and a Half Men Season 12, Ep. 15-16: Of Course He's Dead

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942 764
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
SlashLover added Merlin Season 5, Ep. 12-13: The Diamond of the Day

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1,030 748
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
ALF Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

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1,065 789
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
m.halenius added Prison Break Season 4, Ep. 24: Free

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1,058 772
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Angel Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

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862 486
Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Castle Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

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910 438
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Tricia Toner added My Name Is Earl Season 4, Ep. 27: Dodge's Dad

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770 623
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Dinosaurs Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

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610 438
Jericho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
INTPLibrarian added Jericho Season 2, Ep. 7: Patriots and Tyrants

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769 429
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
higgins83 added Ghost Whisperer Season 5, Ep. 22: The Children's Parade

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878 619
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gilmore Girls Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

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701 542
Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Saved by the Bell: The College Years Season 1, Ep. 19: Wedding Plans

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983 791
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Charmed Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

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1,021 779
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Chuck Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

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669 709
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
3rd Rock from the Sun Season 6, Ep. 19-20: The Thing That Wouldn't Die

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471 308
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Warehouse 13 Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

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440 329
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Kyle XY Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House

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996 909
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
KellyWiebe added Sons of Anarchy Season 7, Ep. 13: Papa's Goods

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489 279
Full House is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Nicole Ayris added Full House Season 8, Ep. 23-24: Michelle Rides Again

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594 713
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Entourage Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

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504 538
Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Carnivàle Season 2, Ep. 12: New Canaan, CA

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384 177
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Pretty Little Liars Season 7, Ep. 20: Till Death Do Us Part

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496 467
The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
LanaYoshii added The Mentalist Season 7, Ep. 13: White Orchids

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573 456
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Smallville Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

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377 562
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added The Killing Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

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319 242
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Happy Days Season 11, Ep. 22: Fonzie's Spots

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756 909
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
grant-galloway added Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 7, Ep. 22: Chosen

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656 675
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Chappelle's Show Season 3, Ep. 3

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791 891
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Sex and the City Season 6, Ep. 19-20: An American Girl in Paris

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283 227
The Finder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added The Finder Season 1, Ep. 13: The Boy with the Bucket

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556 523
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Deadwood Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

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485 449
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
The Brady Bunch Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

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377 261
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Gilligan's Island Season 3, Ep. 30: Gilligan, the Goddess

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237 193
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Bewitched Season 8, Ep. 26: The Truth, Nothing but the Truth

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471 375
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Little House on the Prairie Season 9, Ep. 22: Hello and Goodbye

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534 496
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
sannalockner added Veronica Mars Season 3, Ep. 20: The Bitch Is Back

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352 257
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Saved by the Bell Season 4, Ep. 26: Graduation

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419 377
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Pushing Daisies Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk