The Best TV Show Finales

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1. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: -30- (2008)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,509

2. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
Episode: Made in America (2007)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama

Tony and his family have to stay in hiding until Phil Leotardo is dealt with. His family doesn't like the lifestyle they have been forced to adopt. AJ and Meadow move onto the next step in their lives. Tony confronts Junior one last time.

Director: David Chase | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 5,537

3. Mad Men (2007–2015)
Episode: Person to Person (2015)

TV-14 | 56 min | Drama

Don's journey ends in California with Anna's niece, Stephanie, where he contemplates his future. Roger decides to marry Megan's mother, Marie. Joan has a business proposition for Peggy, who is coming to terms with her feelings for Stan.

Director: Matthew Weiner | Stars: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones

Votes: 2,941

4. The Office (2001–2003)
Episode: Christmas Special: Part 2 (2003)

TV-14 | 52 min | Comedy, Drama

Tim's world is rocked when Dawn turns up at the office to say hello. Despite a stern warning from Gareth and wise words from Keith in Accounts, Tim can't help but get his hopes up again. ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis

Votes: 1,726

5. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Goodnight, Seattle (2004)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Frasier, Niles, Daphne, Martin, and Roz move on to new chapters in their lives.

Director: David Lee | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 777

6. The Thick of It (2005–2012)
Episode: Episode #4.7 (2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

The witnesses from the Goolding Inquiry nervously await the result. A further crisis looms over the number of police staff being cut by the Home office, leading to a backlog of paper work ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Roche | Stars: Chris Addison, Roger Allam, Greg Bennett, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 191

7. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Felina (2013)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 77,925

8. Peep Show (2003–2015)
Episode: Are We Going to Be Alright? (2015)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy

Jeremy is worried about turning 40 and Mark is running out of time to win over April. How is it all going to end for the El Dude Brothers? Are they going to be alright?

Director: Becky Martin | Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Bart Edwards, Neil Fitzmaurice

Votes: 284

9. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Eldorado (2014)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History

Nucky visits Gillian, Luciano and Lansky deal with Narcisse and young Nucky faces a turning point. In Chicago, Capone prepares to face trial and in New York Margaret becomes a stock operator a la Joe Kennedy. Scores are made and settled.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 2,219

10. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The Last One: Part 2 (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Phoebe races Ross to the airport in a bid to stop Rachel from leaving for Paris. Monica and chandler pack up their apartment ahead of their move to their new house, and Joey buys Chandler a new chick and duck as a leaving present.

Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 9,597

11. Scrubs (2001–2010)
Episode: My Last Day (2002)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy, Drama

The interns try and make it through their last day as interns before they become residents; Carla and Turk discuss their relationship.

Director: Michael Spiller | Stars: Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 903

12. Parks and Recreation (2009–2015)
Episode: One Last Ride: Part 2 (2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

Leslie and Ben both receive offers to run for governor of Indiana in 2025. But before they decide on which person will take the offer, Ben has one final surprise for Leslie.

Director: Michael Schur | Stars: Amy Poehler, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza

Votes: 3,141

13. 30 Rock (2006–2013)
Episode: Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy

Liz is dealing with being a stay-at-home mom while Jack tries to find true happiness. Kenneth and Tracy are both adjusting to Kenneth's new position as President of NBC.

Director: Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 717

14. The Newsroom (2012–2014)
Episode: What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama

The team looks forward as they mourn the loss of a coworker.

Director: Alan Poul | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

Votes: 1,394

15. Gavin & Stacey (2007– )
Episode: Episode #3.6 (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

The wedding day of Nessa and Dave Coaches has dawned, and everyone is looking forward to the big event. Everyone, that is, apart from Smithy, who faces a dilemma.

Director: Christine Gernon | Stars: Rob Brydon, James Corden, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Gerald Royston Horler

Votes: 150

16. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: Going to America (1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

After saving a fellow priest from suicide, Father Ted is invited to work at an American parish.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 281

17. Extras (2005–2007)
Episode: The Extra Special Series Finale (2007)

TV-14 | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

Andy is unhappy with the fame he has achieved. When a new agent approaches him, Andy fires Darren and quits 'When The Whistle Blows'. Meanwhile, Maggie has hit rock bottom, having given up ... See full summary »

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant, Shaun Williamson

Votes: 2,127

18. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A videotaped clue from Trudy provides Monk with the clues he needs to solve her murder - but he has very little time to catch her killer while finding out what poisoned him.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 965

19. Black Books (2000–2004)
Episode: Party (2004)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

Manny and Fran drag Bernard along with them to a party, but the drunken aftermath dredges up secrets and bitterness.

Director: Martin Dennis | Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Elizabeth Chadwick

Votes: 422

20. Futurama (1999–2013)
Episode: Meanwhile (2013)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Professor Farnsworth invents a button that can take a person 10 seconds back in time, inadvertently causing major consequences.

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 2,362

21. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)
Episode: The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 2 (2001)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

Elvis Costello entertains at the Solomon's going away party.

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Votes: 210

22. Still Game (2002– )
Episode: One in One Out (2007)

TV-14 | 28 min | Comedy

Tam and Frances enjoy fame and fortune with their new addition but it means baby sitting stints for Jack and Victor which is proving a bit of a strain. And a major character ends the series... See full summary »

Director: Michael Hines | Stars: Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley, Mark Cox

Votes: 76

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