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

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2
5,213 1,928
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
2,869 1,415
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
4,013 1,989
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Lost Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
1,996 1,065
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
2,722 1,857
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Seinfeld Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
1,936 883
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
1,194 994
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

9
935 634
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
819 650
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

11
1,301 914
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
2,089 1,531
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
846 709
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
SlashLover added Merlin Season 5, Ep. 12-13: The Diamond of the Day

14
978 729
Prison Break is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
m.halenius added Prison Break Season 4, Ep. 24: Free

15
949 710
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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16
579 293
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
970 714
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Angel Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
553 397
Jericho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
INTPLibrarian added Jericho Season 2, Ep. 7: Patriots and Tyrants

19
821 395
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

20
694 579
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Dinosaurs Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
766 440
Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Castle Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

22
786 556
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gilmore Girls Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

23
691 399
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
higgins83 added Ghost Whisperer Season 5, Ep. 22: The Children's Parade

24
631 670
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 24 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

25
948 728
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Chuck Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

26
402 300
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 26 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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902 743
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Charmed Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

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892 815
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 28 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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634 508
Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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418 279
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Warehouse 13 Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

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557 676
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Entourage Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

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475 518
Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Carnivàle Season 2, Ep. 12: New Canaan, CA

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397 234
Full House is listed (or ranked) 33 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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345 534
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added The Killing Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

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442 435
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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691 845
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 36 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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619 646
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Chappelle's Show Season 3, Ep. 3

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519 430
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Smallville Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

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733 837
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 39 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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521 484
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Deadwood Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

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271 221
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 41 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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276 133
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 42 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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446 424
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
The Brady Bunch Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

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253 209
The Finder is listed (or ranked) 44 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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334 232
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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505 472
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 46 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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420 353
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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203 180
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 48 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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308 228
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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465 497
St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
St. Elsewhere Season 6, Ep. 22: The Last One