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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
5,685 2,088
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,836 2,099
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
3,155 1,531
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,398 2,149
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,173 1,152
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
3,006 2,030
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
2,123 962
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
1,296 1,080
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
1,049 687
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
910 710
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
731 350
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
1,424 996
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

13
2,281 1,657
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

14
953 768
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
1,039 750
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

16
1,072 793
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
1,068 780
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
918 440
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Tricia Toner added Season 4, Ep. 27: Dodge's Dad

19
870 488
Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

20
777 626
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
619 441
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
778 430
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
886 623
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

24
703 544
Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
moore.swp added Season 1, Ep. 19: Wedding Plans

25
989 797
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

26
476 310
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

27
1,026 785
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
442 332
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House

29
673 714
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: The Thing That Wouldn't Die

30
1,006 912
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
495 285
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
396 181
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
599 716
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

34
506 540
Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 2, Ep. 12: New Canaan, CA

35
501 473
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
576 461
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

37
322 244
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 11, Ep. 22: Fonzie's Spots

38
380 564
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

39
766 920
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
658 678
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 3

41
286 228
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
793 899
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: An American Girl in Paris

43
561 526
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

44
384 265
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
488 450
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
238 196
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
473 378
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
537 498
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
355 258
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
424 378
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk