Series finale

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A series finale refers to the last installment of an episodic entertainment series, most often the final episode of a television series.wikipedia
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Dallas (1978 TV series)

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cliffhanger of CBS' Dallas.
The show also featured a "Dream Season,” in which the entirety of season 9 was revealed to have been a dream of Pam Ewing. After 14 seasons, the series finale "Conundrum" aired in 1991.

Cheers

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The second-most-watched series finale in U.S. television history is the 1993 finale of the NBC comedy Cheers, titled "One for the Road". Several iconic television series' finales did, however, manage to produce episodes that lived up to critics' and audiences' expectations; for example, the twist endings that concluded both the Newhart and St. Elsewhere finales, the mixture of comedy and resonance that wrapped up both The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, The Nanny, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Mike & Molly, The Middle, and The Big Bang Theory and the redemption story that completed the arc of The Fugitive.
Its widely watched series finale was broadcast on May 20, 1993, and the show's 275 episodes have been successfully syndicated worldwide.

Last Forever

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No matter how critically lauded during their respective runs, relatively few popular television series finales end up pleasing critics and audiences universally and/or escaping controversy - with the finale of the comedies Roseanne ("Into That Good Night", 1997), Seinfeld ("The Finale", 1998), How I Met Your Mother ("Last Forever," 2014), Two and a Half Men ("Of Course He's Dead", 2015); the mob drama The Sopranos ("Made in America", 2007); and the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (“The Iron Throne”, 2019) being some of the better known examples of this trend.
"Last Forever" is the final episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother.

Of Course He's Dead

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No matter how critically lauded during their respective runs, relatively few popular television series finales end up pleasing critics and audiences universally and/or escaping controversy - with the finale of the comedies Roseanne ("Into That Good Night", 1997), Seinfeld ("The Finale", 1998), How I Met Your Mother ("Last Forever," 2014), Two and a Half Men ("Of Course He's Dead", 2015); the mob drama The Sopranos ("Made in America", 2007); and the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (“The Iron Throne”, 2019) being some of the better known examples of this trend.
"Of Course He's Dead" is the series finale of the long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men.

Made in America (The Sopranos)

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No matter how critically lauded during their respective runs, relatively few popular television series finales end up pleasing critics and audiences universally and/or escaping controversy - with the finale of the comedies Roseanne ("Into That Good Night", 1997), Seinfeld ("The Finale", 1998), How I Met Your Mother ("Last Forever," 2014), Two and a Half Men ("Of Course He's Dead", 2015); the mob drama The Sopranos ("Made in America", 2007); and the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (“The Iron Throne”, 2019) being some of the better known examples of this trend.
"Made in America" is the series finale of the HBO drama series The Sopranos.

CBS

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cliffhanger of CBS' Dallas.
After Silverman's departure, CBS dropped behind ABC for second place in the 1976–77 season, but still rated strongly, based on its earlier hits and some new ones: One Day at a Time, Alice, Lou Grant, WKRP in Cincinnati, The Dukes of Hazzard and, the biggest hit of the early 1980s, Dallas, the latter of which holds the record for the all-time most watched non-series finale single U.S. television episode – the November 21, 1980, primetime telecast of the resolution episode of the internationally prominent "Who Shot J.R.?" cliffhanger.

The Iron Throne (Game of Thrones)

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No matter how critically lauded during their respective runs, relatively few popular television series finales end up pleasing critics and audiences universally and/or escaping controversy - with the finale of the comedies Roseanne ("Into That Good Night", 1997), Seinfeld ("The Finale", 1998), How I Met Your Mother ("Last Forever," 2014), Two and a Half Men ("Of Course He's Dead", 2015); the mob drama The Sopranos ("Made in America", 2007); and the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (“The Iron Throne”, 2019) being some of the better known examples of this trend.
"The Iron Throne" is the series finale of the American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones.

The End (Lost)

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Several series finales have won awards for their excellence, including those of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Lost.
"The End" is the series finale of the ABC television series Lost, consisting of the 17th and 18th episodes of season 6.

Howdy Doody

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Early series that had special finale episodes include Howdy Doody in September 1960, Leave It to Beaver in June 1963, and in early 1964, Route 66.
The final episode, "Clarabell's Big Surprise", was broadcast on September 24, 1960.

I Was Feeling Epic

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Recent series finales receiving high praise include The Vampire Diaries series finale episode "I Was Feeling Epic" (2018), Community episode "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" (2015), Breaking Bad episode "Felina" (2013), Regular Show’s “A Regular Epic Final Battle”, and earlier in the millennium, the 2005 series finale of Six Feet Under, "Everyone's Waiting", which TV Guide ranked #22 on their list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time".
"I Was Feeling Epic" is the series finale of The CW television series The Vampire Diaries, as well as the 16th and last episode of season 8.

NBC

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The second-most-watched series finale in U.S. television history is the 1993 finale of the NBC comedy Cheers, titled "One for the Road".
Seinfeld ended its run in 1998, becoming the latest overall television program in the U.S. to end its final season as the leader in the Nielsen ratings for a single television season.

Felina (Breaking Bad)

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Recent series finales receiving high praise include The Vampire Diaries series finale episode "I Was Feeling Epic" (2018), Community episode "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" (2015), Breaking Bad episode "Felina" (2013), Regular Show’s “A Regular Epic Final Battle”, and earlier in the millennium, the 2005 series finale of Six Feet Under, "Everyone's Waiting", which TV Guide ranked #22 on their list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time".
"Felina" is the series finale of the American drama television series Breaking Bad.

How I Met Your Mother

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No matter how critically lauded during their respective runs, relatively few popular television series finales end up pleasing critics and audiences universally and/or escaping controversy - with the finale of the comedies Roseanne ("Into That Good Night", 1997), Seinfeld ("The Finale", 1998), How I Met Your Mother ("Last Forever," 2014), Two and a Half Men ("Of Course He's Dead", 2015); the mob drama The Sopranos ("Made in America", 2007); and the epic fantasy Game of Thrones (“The Iron Throne”, 2019) being some of the better known examples of this trend.
A scene relating to the identity of the mother, involving Ted's future children, was filmed in 2006 for the show's eventual series finale.

Television show

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A series finale refers to the last installment of an episodic entertainment series, most often the final episode of a television series.
On especially successful series, the producers sometimes call a halt to a series on their own like Seinfeld, The Cosby Show, Corner Gas, and M*A*S*H and end it with a concluding episode, which sometimes is a big series finale.

START (The Americans)

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. In 2018, The Americans finale, START, was lauded as one of the best TV finales, and was included in lists by USA Today and Business Insider
"START" is the tenth episode of the sixth season and the series finale of the period drama television series The Americans.

Everyone's Waiting

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Recent series finales receiving high praise include The Vampire Diaries series finale episode "I Was Feeling Epic" (2018), Community episode "Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television" (2015), Breaking Bad episode "Felina" (2013), Regular Show’s “A Regular Epic Final Battle”, and earlier in the millennium, the 2005 series finale of Six Feet Under, "Everyone's Waiting", which TV Guide ranked #22 on their list of "TV's Top 100 Episodes of All Time".
"Everyone's Waiting" is the 12th episode of the fifth season of the HBO television series Six Feet Under, the series' 63rd episode overall and the series finale.

Newhart

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Several iconic television series' finales did, however, manage to produce episodes that lived up to critics' and audiences' expectations; for example, the twist endings that concluded both the Newhart and St. Elsewhere finales, the mixture of comedy and resonance that wrapped up both The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, The Nanny, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Mike & Molly, The Middle, and The Big Bang Theory and the redemption story that completed the arc of The Fugitive.
The series finale of Newhart, titled "The Last Newhart", has been described as one of the most memorable in television history.

St. Elsewhere

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Several iconic television series' finales did, however, manage to produce episodes that lived up to critics' and audiences' expectations; for example, the twist endings that concluded both the Newhart and St. Elsewhere finales, the mixture of comedy and resonance that wrapped up both The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, The Nanny, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Mike & Molly, The Middle, and The Big Bang Theory and the redemption story that completed the arc of The Fugitive.
St. Elsewheres series finale features momentous changes for several main characters, including the departures of Drs.

Meanwhile (Futurama)

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"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", "Into the Wild Green Yonder (Part 4)", "Overclockwise", and "Meanwhile" have all been written to serve as a final episode for the show.
"Meanwhile" is the series finale of the American animated television series Futurama.

Must See TV

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With only slightly fewer viewers than the series finale of Cheers is the finale of its one-time follow-up on NBC's "Must See TV" Thursday night line-up, the absurdist NBC comedy Seinfeld.

Futurama

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The cartoon Futurama has had four designated series finales, due to the recurringly uncertain future of the series.
Due to the uncertain future of the series, there have been four designated series finales.

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", "Into the Wild Green Yonder (Part 4)", "Overclockwise", and "Meanwhile" have all been written to serve as a final episode for the show.
At the time, this episode was the series finale, as Fox had not renewed the show for any further seasons.

King of the Hill

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In some cases, a TV series finale proves premature, as was the case with Here's Lucy, Charmed, King of the Hill, 7th Heaven and Babylon 5, to name but a few.
On August 10, 2009, however, Fox released a statement that the network would air a one-hour series finale (which consisted of a regular 30-minute episode followed by a 30-minute finale) on September 13, 2009.

The Golden Girls

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The Golden Girls series finale was set up to lead into a new series with most of the remaining cast, The Golden Palace, Three's Company transitioned more or less seamlessly into Three's a Crowd while The Fosters series finale acted as an introduction to its spin-off series Good Trouble.
In the hour-long series finale, which aired in May 1992, Dorothy meets and marries Blanche's uncle Lucas (Leslie Nielsen) and moves to Hollingsworth Manor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Overclockwise

"The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings", "Into the Wild Green Yonder (Part 4)", "Overclockwise", and "Meanwhile" have all been written to serve as a final episode for the show.
The episode was originally written by Keeler to serve as an open-ended series finale, in case the show did not get renewed for another season.