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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
5,663 2,080
Dexter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 12: Remember the Monsters?

2
5,807 2,090
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
3,144 1,528
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23: Into That Good Night

4
4,385 2,139
Lost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 17-18: The End

5
2,170 1,147
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
2,996 2,017
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 9, Ep. 23-24: The Finale

7
2,118 959
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
1,291 1,075
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
1,048 684
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
909 708
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
1,420 991
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Mirror Image

12
726 348
Two and a Half Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
RedHotYankees added Season 12, Ep. 15-16: Of Course He's Dead

13
948 766
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
2,275 1,655
The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 6, Ep. 21: Made in America

15
1,036 750
ALF is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 24: Consider Me Gone

16
1,070 791
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
1,063 777
Angel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 5, Ep. 22: Not Fade Away

18
865 487
Castle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Gabby Gellerman added Season 8, Ep. 22: Crossfire

19
914 439
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
774 624
Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 4, Ep. 7: Changing Nature

21
614 440
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
773 430
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
884 622
Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 7, Ep. 22: Bon Voyage

24
703 542
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
475 309
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
985 797
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Fabricius added Season 8, Ep. 22: Forever Charmed

27
1,023 782
Chuck is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
AaronFSmith added Season 5, Ep. 13: Chuck Versus the Goodbye

28
671 712
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
441 331
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
1,001 911
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
491 282
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
598 715
Entourage is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 8, Ep. 8: The End

33
506 539
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
389 179
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
499 469
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
575 459
Smallville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Richard777 added Season 10, Ep. 21-22: Finale

37
322 243
Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Ben Romine added Season 11, Ep. 22: Fonzie's Spots

38
379 563
The Killing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
MobyWaller added Season 4, Ep. 6: Eden

39
761 915
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
657 676
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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793 896
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
285 227
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
488 449
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
560 525
Deadwood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
Season 3, Ep. 12: Tell Him Something Pretty

45
381 264
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
237 195
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
472 377
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
535 496
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
353 257
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
422 378
Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst TV Series Finales Ever
emlyt added Season 2, Ep. 13: Kerplunk