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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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5,373 1,957
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
5,398 1,989
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
2,954 1,458
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
4,141 2,045
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Lost Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,049 1,097
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
2,798 1,920
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Seinfeld Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
1,993 911
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
1,218 1,023
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
974 651
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
856 676
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
1,342 946
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
2,151 1,571
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
881 728
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
1,018 750
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
973 722
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
618 317
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
1,000 734
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Angel Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
577 410
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
802 454
Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Castle Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

20
846 410
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Tricia Toner added My Name Is Earl Season 4, Ep. 27: Dodge's Dad

21
711 593
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Dinosaurs Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

22
816 577
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
714 409
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
979 745
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Chuck Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

25
439 282
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Warehouse 13 Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

26
640 681
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 26 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

27
415 307
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
db1234 added Kyle XY Season 3, Ep. 10: Bringing Down the House

28
929 757
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Charmed Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

29
653 516
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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932 846
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

31
430 242
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

32
567 685
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Entourage Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

33
481 522
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

34
540 434
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Smallville Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

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358 541
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added The Killing Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

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458 444
The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
LanaYoshii added The Mentalist Season 7, Ep. 13: White Orchids

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316 151
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Pretty Little Liars Season 7, Ep. 20: Till Death Do Us Part

38
632 653
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Chappelle's Show Season 3, Ep. 3

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710 865
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

40
751 852
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 40 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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284 226
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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531 495
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Deadwood Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

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262 213
The Finder is listed (or ranked) 43 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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460 431
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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346 240
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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440 356
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 46 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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215 181
Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 47 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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516 481
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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322 235
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

50
397 362
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