Top Ten Saddest TV Series Finales

These are characters you've spent a lot of your time with for at LEAST 5 seasons or so! And now they're splitting up.
The Top Ten
1 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

The saddest ending of all time. But also the most fitting ending of this highly engaging series. Walter White was diagnosed with lung cancer, and wanting to leave behind a legacy for his family, Walt partners up with his ex-student, Jesse Pinkman manufacturing methamphetamine. Walt goes by the alias 'Heisenberg' to keep secret from both the DEA and other competing drug kingpins. But the way the story goes, with Walt changing into the persona of Heisenberg, makes this ending very sad - and in the end Walt wasn't killed by his cancer, he was killed by his actions, and by himself in a way. The greatest show of all time in my opinion.

2 Friends Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004, lasting ten seasons. It now airs on Nick at Nite. ...read more.

In the last episode I can just picture it being all of my friends and I in 20 years and how hard that would be, the second Rachel had said, "I got off the plane," I had lost it for good the last scene after they get a cup of coffee, where it just shows the empty apartment is the most heartbreaking scene. Because that is where all of the laughs, and smiles, but also the broken hearts and tears that were shed there. The friends are now a part of that apartment. And the worst part was when they showed the door at the end I was in full blown tears because that is the moment I realized, it's actually over when it felt like only a week had gone by when it had been 10 seasons. I know it's sappy to say but, I have actually grown a bond with the T.V. characters they have given me so much laughter and tears, and have helped me get through my breakdowns. I owe so much to this show and the actors who have no become a part of my life. I love you all, and please do not wish your life away, it just ...more

My mom and I were crying. Ten years of friendship...

3 M*A*S*H

The most watched finale & episode in television history. 105.97 MILLION views! All the emotions & story carried on with tragedy & bought unbelievable tears for the nation & world. It was also the longest series finale for a television comedy. 2 whole hours. A feature-length comedy that hit the world like a wrecking ball.

I am only a teenager but I love M.A.S.H.

4 The Office (US) The Office is an American television comedy series that aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013.

Maybe it was a bit of a "lackluster" Season 9, but the finale delivered and tugged the heartstrings in every way possible. All it needed was a little more Michael, but it's good that Steve Carell could show up anyways!

5 Boy Meets World

They did it perfectly, but not without tears on my part!

Class is dismissed

6 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.

The ending was so sad

7 That '70s Show That '70s Show is an American television period sitcom that originally aired on Fox from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006. The series focused on the lives of a group of teenage friends living in the fictional suburban town of Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979.
8 Seinfeld Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal with the absurdities of everyday life in New York City.
9 Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation, informally known as Parks and Rec, is an American political comedy television sitcom starring Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, a perky, mid-level bureaucrat in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional town in Indiana.
10 Sons of Anarchy Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014.

Ripped my heart out

The Contenders
11 The Sopranos The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around fictional New Jersey-based, Italian American mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini). The series portrays the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his home life and his criminal organization. ...read more.
12 Scrubs
13 How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 19, 2005, to March 31, 2014. The series follows the main character, Ted Mosby, and his group of friends in Manhattan.
14 Liv and Maddie Liv and Maddie is a live-action Disney Channel sitcom that started on July 19, 2013, and ended on March 24, 2017. It is about two identical twin sisters named Olivia "Liv" Rooney and Madison "Maddie" Rooney (both portrayed by actress Dove Olivia Cameron; born in January 1996 as Chloe Celeste Hosterman) ...read more.
15 Merlin Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure television programme created by Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy, and Johnny Capps, starring Colin Morgan in the title role.

MERLIN. I can't even begin to describe this show. It aired on BBC in 2008 and has so many memorable characters and plots.

I will never forget you, Arthur.

16 Lost Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 episodes.
17 Regular Show Regular Show is an American animated television series created by J. G. Quintel for Cartoon Network that premiered on September 6, 2010. The series revolves around the lives of two friends, a blue jay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby—both employed as groundskeepers at a local park.

This made me tear up

18 Good Luck Charlie Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series' creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children.
19 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
20 iCarly iCarly is an American teen sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon from September 8, 2007 until November 23, 2012. The series, created by Dan Schneider, focuses on teenager Carly Shay, who creates her own web show called iCarly with her best friends Sam Puckett and Freddie Benson.

Why isn't this in the top 10. This literally broke tens of millions of fans' hearts. This was one of the most popular teen comedies of all time.

21 The Cosby Show The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
22 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
23 Girl Meets World Girl Meets World is an American coming of age television sitcom. The series made its debut on Disney Channel on June 27, 2014.
24 The Vampire Diaries The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural teen drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name.

*spoiler alert*
Stefan sacrifices himself so Damon can have the life he's always wanted. In Stefan's eyes, he's proved himself the better man and he finally sees the Damon he knew as a boy.
Also in the last episode, Elena wakes up and and sees everyone again. As she's returning to the land of the living, she sees Stefan going to the after life. In addition, some of our favourite deceased characters over the season come back to town, but no one can see them, however they can see the people they most care about. At the very end, Stefan and Damon greet each other with hello brother

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