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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
5,787 2,114
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,933 2,115
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
3,209 1,548
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,467 2,172
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,206 1,160
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
3,059 2,055
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
2,163 975
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
1,318 1,091
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
1,063 699
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
927 717
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
763 359
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
1,443 1,004
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

13
969 773
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

14
2,322 1,678
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

15
1,061 756
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

16
1,088 802
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
1,090 789
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
889 494
Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

19
937 446
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
795 636
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
635 449
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
791 437
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
904 632
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

24
488 315
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
713 551
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
1,038 790
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

27
450 335
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House

28
686 718
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
1,003 812
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

30
509 291
Full House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Nicole Ayris added Season 8, Ep. 23-24: Michelle Rides Again

31
1,025 940
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
KellyWiebe added Season 7, Ep. 13: Papa's Goods

32
411 187
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
517 543
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
605 726
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

35
333 247
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 11, Ep. 22: Fonzie's Spots

36
509 479
The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
LanaYoshii added Season 7, Ep. 13: White Orchids

37
584 468
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

38
386 569
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

39
776 933
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
grant-galloway added Season 7, Ep. 22: Chosen

40
665 685
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 3

41
296 232
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
570 530
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

43
803 909
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
391 269
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 3, Ep. 30: Gilligan, the Goddess

45
494 452
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

46
244 197
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
480 381
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
434 379
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk

49
362 259
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 4, Ep. 26: Graduation

50
544 504
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
sannalockner added Season 3, Ep. 20: The Bitch Is Back