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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
5,820 2,126
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,970 2,124
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
3,225 1,556
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,489 2,178
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,216 1,164
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
3,069 2,069
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
2,168 983
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
1,321 1,099
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
1,069 704
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
775 364
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
RedHotYankees added Season 12, Ep. 15-16: Of Course He's Dead

11
931 723
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Michelle1 added Season 5, Ep. 24: Thank You And Goodbye

12
1,453 1,010
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

13
971 779
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
2,331 1,688
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

15
1,067 760
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

16
1,094 807
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
1,093 792
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
945 448
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
891 498
Castle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

20
802 638
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
637 453
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
792 443
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
909 636
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

24
716 553
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
490 318
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

26
1,044 794
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
689 719
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: The Thing That Wouldn't Die

28
1,007 815
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

29
452 337
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
519 293
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
1,031 942
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
416 190
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
518 544
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
606 727
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

35
335 247
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
512 482
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
587 470
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

38
388 570
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

39
781 935
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
667 686
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 3

41
298 233
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
395 269
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 3, Ep. 30: Gilligan, the Goddess

43
497 452
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

44
806 911
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 19-20: An American Girl in Paris

45
572 532
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

46
246 199
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
480 383
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
436 380
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk

49
363 259
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
546 505
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