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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? 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?

The Best Series Finales The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

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4,665 1,723
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
2,620 1,242
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Roseanne Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

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3,657 1,802
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Lost Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

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1,846 949
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

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2,441 1,650
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Seinfeld Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
1,710 782
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

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1,084 891
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
814 544
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...

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1,157 803
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Quantum Leap Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

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1,891 1,387
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
The Sopranos Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

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690 569
The Secret Life of the America... is listed (or ranked) 12 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

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882 642
ALF is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
ALF Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

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864 631
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

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723 320
My Name Is Earl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Tricia Toner added My Name Is Earl Season 4, Ep. 27: Dodge's Dad

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468 319
Jericho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
INTPLibrarian added Jericho Season 2, Ep. 7: Patriots and Tyrants

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807 623
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Angel Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

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625 506
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Dinosaurs Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

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424 179
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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732 622
Merlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
SlashLover added Merlin Season 5, Ep. 12-13: The Diamond of the Day

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583 320
Castle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Castle Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

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564 320
Ghost Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
higgins83 added Ghost Whisperer Season 5, Ep. 22: The Children's Parade

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641 469
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gilmore Girls Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

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579 612
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

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344 247
Kyle XY is listed (or ranked) 25 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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556 434
Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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844 654
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Chuck Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

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514 612
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Entourage Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

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333 213
Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Kellie Sapp added Warehouse 13 Season 5, Ep. 6: Endless

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437 469
Carnivàle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Carnivàle Season 2, Ep. 12: New Canaan, CA

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735 632
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Charmed Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

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719 696
Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 32 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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594 594
Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Chappelle's Show Season 3, Ep. 3

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298 474
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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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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478 436
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Deadwood Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

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573 731
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 37 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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281 168
Full House is listed (or ranked) 38 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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638 750
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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403 373
The Brady Bunch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
The Brady Bunch Season 5, Ep. 22: The Hair-Brained Scheme

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146 68
Pretty Little Liars is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Guest_7ea1fb90-8316-4c25-97b0-83f5aae5542f added Pretty Little Liars Season 7, Ep. 20: Till Death Do Us Part

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453 422
Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 42 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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273 192
Gilligan's Island is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 44 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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St. Elsewhere is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
St. Elsewhere Season 6, Ep. 22: The Last One

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343 317
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Pushing Daisies Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk

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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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251 181
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 48 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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355 305
Little House on the Prairie is listed (or ranked) 49 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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346 233
The Glades is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AvilisSiliva added The Glades Season 4, Ep. 13: Tin Cup