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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
5,641 2,075
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,775 2,089
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
3,125 1,526
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,370 2,131
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
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 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
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 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 Season 9, Ep. 19-20: The Truth

9
1,045 681
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
904 706
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
1,415 989
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

12
2,265 1,648
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
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 Season 12, Ep. 15-16: Of Course He's Dead

14
942 764
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
1,030 748
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

16
1,065 789
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
1,058 772
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
863 486
Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

19
910 438
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
770 623
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
610 438
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
769 429
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
878 619
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

24
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 Season 1, Ep. 19: Wedding Plans

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

26
1,021 779
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
472 308
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

28
669 710
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
440 329
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House

30
996 909
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
489 280
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
594 713
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

33
504 538
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
385 177
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 20: Till Death Do Us Part

35
497 467
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
573 456
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

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

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

39
756 909
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
656 675
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 3

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791 892
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: An American Girl in Paris

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

43
556 524
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
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
Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

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

46
237 193
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
471 375
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
534 496
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
420 377
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk

50
352 257
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 4, Ep. 26: Graduation