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 M*A*S*H

The most watched finale & episode in television history. 121 MILLION views worldwide (105.97 million in the U.S.)! 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.

3 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. The story is primarily about 6 individuals (Ross [David Schwimmer], and his sister, Monica [Courtney Cox], Joey and Chandler [Matt LeBlanc and Matt Perry], who are best friends, Jennifer [Rachel Green], and Phoebe [Lisa Kudrow]. The characters constantly get into situations and love affairs and such in the plot.

The true saddest finale of all time though not the longest. It ended after 10 seasons though not 10 years, but just a little over 9 & a half years. It was truly the best TV series of all time & nothing today can or will ever remotely come close to the comedy & magic of this masterpiece. Best cast, story, comedy & lessons.

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...

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 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.
8 Sons of Anarchy Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014.

Jax had gone trough a lot in this TV show, opies death broke him but taras death killed him, with come join the murder playing and him riding on his father bike, letting go of the clutches.

Ripped my heart out

9 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.
10 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. more.
The Contenders
11 Scrubs
12 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.
13 Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
14 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.
15 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.
16 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
17 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.

18 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.
19 Barney Miller
20 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

21 Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965. The show's title parodies the hit more.

That final scene of the entire "Rock" family singing "Livin' On a Prayer" is embedded into my mind.

22 Little House on the Prairie Little House on the Prairie is an American western drama television series, starring Michael Landon, Melissa Gilbert, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson, about a family living on a farm in Walnut Grove, Minnesota, in the 1870s and 1880s.
23 NYPD Blue
24 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

25 The Wire The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States.
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