Worst TV Series Finales

The Top Ten

1 How I Met Your Mother 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.

How I Met Your Mother had always been a light-hearted show, with some romantic themes. Once in a while there was a more dramatic episode. When someone had died, or when someone hears bad news. These episodes, while different from others, didn't seem too out of place. There was always that storyline and the comedy.

Not all of the jokes were funny, and there was a laugh track, but the show had good intentions. Yet, for some reason, when the show went into the sixth season, the quality took a steep drop.

Only few episodes were even remotely funny. By Season Seven, the ratings dropped too. New, unwanted characters were being introduced. People stopped watching, even hardcore fans. The writers were in a frenzy, and didn't know what to do.

I'm going rate each of the enormous show's nine seasons, using my own values. Oh, and remember. Don't forget to take my opinion with a grain of salt. If you liked a season I didn't, it doesn't make you dumb, it just means we don't ...more

Thank you for making us believe that there truly aren't any second chances in life! What a message to give of, that if you fall in love with someone who doesn't love you back, wait 25 years, you might get them back!

This was NOT a bad finale at all. There are a LOT of things people forget about this show.
First of all, whether you like it or not, Barney and Robin were NOT meant to be together, PERIOD. End of story. Make any argument you want, but that's the fact of the matter right there. Barney was never a commitment guy, but he became a better person with Robin to help him care for others rather than himselfBut his character development didn't go completely down the drain. Barney found the love of his life; his daughter Ellie. Barney had a very good ending. Second of all, one of the biggest lessons you'll learn from How I Met Your Mother is that life is not perfect. Life is no joy ride, and it doesn't go how you plan it. Life is short, and anyone could go away at any time, which is why I never had anything against Tracy's death. Third, the ending was NOT contradictory to the title of the show at all. The story of how Ted met his wife was still told. It was "How I Met Your Mother", not "How I ...more

Okay I watched this series a few years after it aired. And I unfortunately knew one major [Spoiler] going in: Ted eventually ends up with Robin.

I think this gives me a little different perspective on this series. Knowing this there were certain things I was expecting to happen. So of course, I didn't freak out at the ending.

I'm thinking that because certain fans didn't get the ending that they were hoping for (and perhaps also shipping for) I think it caused a knee-jerk negative reaction. Ever since then it seems like this Finale/Series has just been an easy target for criticism. It's pretty easy to nod in agreement with the crowd.

But why is it that easy for certain fans to dump all over the ending of a series that they claim to love? I have my problems with the Finale as well, but the events of the ending were not really far-fetched.

Barney and Robin were not a very stable couple, ever. They were both demonstrated to be highly dysfunctional people since ...more

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2 Seinfeld 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.

This was So Stupid of an Ending for a Great Show!
This Episode Made the characters look like Bad People
What the Heck? :(

They WERE bad people, that's the point of the show. These were horrible, horrible people who we couldn't help but find hilarious. - truckturner

3 LOST 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.

I'm still angry. Yes, the characters got resolutions, but the show was also about the island itself and we never got enough of an explanation about that. - truckturner

Trippy as HELL!
Everyone was dead except Hurly, who became "Keeper of the Island" and a couple others. It was their "Afterlife" experience? What


4 Futurama Futurama Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

#1 rule of finales: make it so it tells the viewers, "this is the final episode. There cannot be any more episodes." Think like How I Met Your Mother where the story ends, or iCarly where Carly moves away. Futurama was headed towards something like this, but the time button made it so none of the events in the finale ever happened. The episode really should have ended in a way that didn't say the episode can squeeze anywhere in the Futurama timeline.

Besides that, the episode itself was good on its own, but it was not very "series-finale"ish. It had plenty of nostalgia, and the time button concept was awesome, but even if the episode didn't end like it did, a GOOD series finale would wrap up more than 2 characters. It's nice that Fry and Leila married, but we all saw it coming, and besides, they could've and should've wrapped up the story for Farnsworth, Bender, Amy, Hermes, and Zoidberg.

What a wasted opportunity. (P.S. Maybe this one time, they could've used the full ...more

I hated this Finale I loved the show it's a Good thing The Show Came Back on Comedy Central
This Episode was Like The Rugrats & Miss Piggy Singing


5 3rd Rock From The Sun

This one was pretty Dumb
I mean I was hoping to see what The Family looked like
When they were Aliens

6 Dexter

Season 8 was so dumb and it turned Dexter into kind of a whimp. He falls in love with some chick, and decides to fly to Argentina with her. Then Deb dies in a stupid way, and it ends with Dexter driving his boat into a hurricane tricking us into thinking he's dead before SURPRISE! Even though his boat was destroyed in the hurricane, he survived and fled to work with some logging company somewhere north, and the reason Dexter drove into the hurricane in the first place was because "he wanted to protect Hannah and Harry from himself." They took everything I loved about Dexter and flipped it up on its head, So dumb. - ChickenKing

7 Teen Titans Teen Titans Teen Titans is an American animated television series created by Glen Murakami, based on the DC Comics characters of the same name.

Actually this is the finale episode but the real ending are the movie that been made in 2006

Why did terra had to forget everything that made me sad and mad beast boy was probaly depressed forever I wish they made a better ending that sucked

8 Muppets Tonight

This was another Show I liked But It Might have been a good idea to focus This Episode on like Beaker or Gonzo but it focused instead on Johnny Fiama
I dare you to watch This Finale

9 Friends

Another Show I Didn't Like
Thank You Very Much for splitting up these

I loved this show, but it ended with a feeling of "We've been best friends for 10 years, but now we are moving 15 miles away, so toodle-oo! - Hajj

10 Dinosaurs

How the heck is a finale where every character dies due to wax fruit only at #16. - RalphBob

How is this not in the top ten? It's a finale where everyone DIES. On a KIDS' show. - PastelFlowers

The Contenders

11 M*A*S*H M*A*S*H

I never liked M*A*S*H
Thank God It Ended!

My father was obbsessed with this show

12 The Sopranos 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.
13 Full House Full House Full House is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, Danny Tanner, who enlists his best friend and brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.

I loved this show as a kid! But the finale wasn't a finale at all. There was no happy, sad, peaceful ending. It was just a longer episode. Michelle lost her memory, then got it back. :l

14 Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men is an American television sitcom that began broadcast on CBS on September 22, 2003, and ended on February 19, 2015 after twelve seasons.


15 Home Movies Home Movies Home Movies is an American animated television sitcom created by Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small. The show centers eight-year-old Brendon, who makes videos with his friends Melissa Robbins and Jason Penopolis in his spare time.

I really liked this Show
The End of it was actually a Little
Bit Sad

16 That '70s Show 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.

You know the finale sucks when the main character shows up just for the last two minutes

17 Every Witch Way Every Witch Way Every Witch Way is an American telenovela-formatted teen sitcom that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 1, 2014, to July 30, 2015. It is the American version of the Nickelodeon Latin American show Grachi.

Emma decided to give up her true love, Daniel and none of her friends remember his old life, except Emma, it ruined the story.

Emma decided to lose her true love, Daniel, yet he and her other friends forgot everything about the first time they met Emma.

They forgot everything including the first time they met Daniel, only Emma remembers Daniel. - nelsonerica

This Show is Garbage - kcianciulli

18 Gravity Falls Gravity Falls Gravity Falls is an American animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation that first aired on Disney Channel, and then on Disney XD from June 15, 2012 to February 15, 2016. The series follows the adventures of Dipper Pines and his twin sister Mabel in the fictional town of Gravity ...read more.

The most dissapointing finale ever. Period. Hands down, no comparasion, it's not as bad as Bionicle Stars, but it's definitely right there. - santibros2002

19 Oswald Oswald

Good forget him anyway!

Thank god it stopped


20 Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars Pretty Little Liars is an American teen drama mystery thriller television series developed by I. Marlene King and is loosely based on the novel series of the same name written by Sara Shepard.
21 My Name Is Earl
22 Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo is an American animated television series created by Van Partible for Cartoon Network, and the second of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.
23 6teen 6teen

That one character many people liked, leaving the group because her dad got a new job far away? That bit left too many UNANSWERED questions

24 The Good Wife The Good Wife
25 Regular Show 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.

The episode was just terrible the two biggest reasons being 1 They killed off Pops and 2. Mordecai did not marry Margaret. There were others reasons as well but these reasons are why I hate the finale of the show, shame on you J.G Quintel, shame on you.

26 Married....With Children


27 Heroes
28 Making Fiends Making Fiends Making Fiends is an American comedy horror animated television series. Based upon a web series with the same name, the series ran from October 4, 2008 to November 1, 2008 on Nicktoons Network.

Why do people like this show? This show is the worst show ever!

29 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful ...read more.
30 The Amazing World Of Gumball (Season 2)

This should go off the list, that was a SEASON finale, the show is still running.

31 Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place Wizards of Waverly Place is an American fantasy teen sitcom which ran from October 12, 2007 to January 6, 2012 on Disney Channel. The series was created by Todd J. Greenwald, and stars Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin as three wizard siblings with magical abilities competing to win sole ...read more.

Alex never won the Family Wizard competition.

32 Roseanne Roseanne

Which one because the recap of the show was horrible! Roseanne got to into polici way too much, and she began to be racist.

33 Dark Shadows
34 Victorious Victorious Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 through February 2, 2013 . The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her ...read more.

It didn't even have a finale, this should go off the list.

35 ALF ALF ALF is an American science fiction sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround.

The ending to alf was horrid poor guy

36 Little House On the Prairie Little House On the Prairie
37 Angry Beavers
38 Tom & Jerry

Tom & Jerry decided to commit suicide in the last episode by tying themselves on a railroad, waiting to get run over by a train.

39 The Secret Life of the American Teenager


40 Glee Glee Glee is an American musical comedy-drama television series that aired on the Fox network in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015. It focuses on the fictitious William McKinley High School glee club, New Directions, which competes on the show choir competition circuit while its disparate ...read more.
41 Girls
42 Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is an American animated television series created by Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network Studios.
43 Young Justice Young Justice
44 Wolverine and the X-Men Wolverine and the X-Men
45 The Vampire Diaries The Vampire Diaries

The show ended with Stefan (yup you heard it right STEFAN dying,no uh uh hell to the no

46 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world ...read more.
47 Merlin 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.
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