Series Finales

by KayBeth11 | created - 10 Sep 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

Series finales (of my favorite television shows) rated from ending I was most content and happy with on

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1. Parenthood (2010–2015)
Episode: May God Bless and Keep You Always (2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

Hank and Sarah's wedding finally arrives. Amber receives help from her grandparents. Joel and Julia get a surprising phone call. Crosby and Adam come to an understanding concerning the Luncheonette.

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter

Votes: 508

2. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The End (2010)

TV-14 | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Locke searches for Desmond to achieve his goal of destroying the island. Jack, the newly-appointed "protector" of the island, sets out to stop him. In Los Angeles, the survivors slowly reunite and recall their island experiences.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Sam Anderson, Naveen Andrews, L. Scott Caldwell, Nestor Carbonell

Votes: 9,229

3. Glee (2009–2015)
Episode: Dreams Come True (2015)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The glee club members realize their dreams.

Director: Bradley Buecker | Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Dot-Marie Jones, Jane Lynch

Votes: 1,071

Two part episode: shares this spot with 1st part “2009”

4. Timeless (2016–2018)
Episode: The Miracle of Christmas Part I/II (2018)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

With a little help from their future selves, Lucy and Wyatt, along with the rest of the team, journey to the California Gold Rush and the Korean War's Hungnam evacuation in a daring bid to save Rufus and stop Rittenhouse once and for all.

Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 930

5. Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)
Episode: ...Must Come to an End (2003)

TV-14 | 105 min | Drama, Romance

With Jen in the hospital, the gang tries not to be too sad about it. Dawson helps Jen make a video for her infant daughter, asking her to never stop loving and dreaming. Jen also asks Joey ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Prange | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 376

Two part episode: shares this spot with 1st part “All Good Things...”

6. Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
Episode: Christmas Special (2015)

TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, Romance

Two-hour Christmas special and the series finale. Mary endeavors to build bridges with her sister while Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. As Henry settles into the role of husband and stepfather, finding his place at Downton proves more difficult.

Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy

Votes: 1,516

7. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: One Tree Hill (2012)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Super-dad Nathan enjoys being back home and instills in doting Jamie to be good but live his own life. Chase enjoys his new status as independent bar owner, although his latest cocktail to ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Schwahn | Stars: James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols

Votes: 619

8. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Iron Throne (2019)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the aftermath of the devastating attack on King's Landing, Daenerys must face the survivors.

Directors: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 218,330

9. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)
Episode: I Was Feeling Epic (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

With the fate of Mystic Falls at stake, Stefan and Damon must fight their greatest enemy for one last battle.

Director: Julie Plec | Stars: Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham, Candice King

Votes: 2,909

10. The Originals (2013–2018)
Episode: When the Saints Go Marching In (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Intent on saving Hope's life, Klaus' plan will change the lives of the Mikaelson family forever.

Director: Lance Anderson | Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis

Votes: 1,332

11. The Fosters (2013–2018)
Episode: Where the Heart Is (2018)

TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Romance

In the series finale, the family starts to wonder about the wedding after a few turbulent days in Turks and Caicos. The moms make a momentous decision that will change the family forever.

Director: Joanna Johnson | Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, Noah Centineo

Votes: 130

12. Once Upon a Time (2011–2018)
Episode: Leaving Storybrooke (2018)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Regina attempts to turn Wish Henry from his path; Weaver is faced with the ultimate sacrifice in defeating his evil alter ego; Tilly and Margot go to Storybrooke for help.

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Lana Parrilla, Colin O'Donoghue, Andrew J. West, Dania Ramirez

Votes: 788

13. The Tudors (2007–2010)
Episode: Death of a Monarchy (2010)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama, History, Romance

As Henry's health deteriorates, he grows introspective as various factions in the court try to position themselves for the seemingly inevitable succession.

Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Sarah Bolger, Max Brown

Votes: 534

14. 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: 10,148

Two part episode: shares this spot with 1st part “The Last One”

15. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Final Chapter: The End in the End (2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The team searches for evidence to track down Kovac.

Director: David Boreanaz | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor

Votes: 523

16. Shadowhunters (2016–2019)
Episode: All Good Things... (2019)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

With his new power, Jonathan wreaks havoc on the Shadow world, targeting institutes around the globe, and Clary must make a great sacrifice in order to hopefully stop him for good. ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Slavkin | Stars: Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Matthew Daddario

Votes: 542

Two part episode: shares this spot with 1st part “Alliance”

17. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)
Episode: Til DeAth Do Us PArt (2017)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Secrets come tumbling out as the ultimate endgame comes to light and A.D. is revealed.

Director: I. Marlene King | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale

Votes: 1,661

18. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)
Episode: Always (2011)

TV-14 | 61 min | Drama, Sport

With the decision to close the East Dillon Football program speculation runs wild on two fronts. Will the Lions be able to win State and go out in a blaze of glory; and will Coach Taylor ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Waxman | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden, Michael B. Jordan

Votes: 807

19. Reign (2013–2017)
Episode: All It Cost Her... (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy

Mary makes a decision that will change the course of history, forever shaping the fate of her nation, her crown, and her newborn son. Mary's perilous move for her survival causes the ... See full summary »

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Rachel Skarsten, Toby Regbo

Votes: 251

20. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013–2014)
Episode: And They Lived... (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

After a successful plan, Jafar imprisons the Jabberwocky; Alice and the White Rabbit form an army to fight Jafar.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby

Votes: 202

21. Little House: The Last Farewell (1984 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama, Western

While Charles and Caroline are visiting Walnut Grove, the townspeople learn that a land development tycoon has acquired title to all the land in Hero Township. They are inspired by Laura to vent their anger at this injustice.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull, Victor French

Votes: 560

22. Switched at Birth (2011–2017)
Episode: Long Live Love (2017)

TV-14 | 63 min | Drama, Family, Romance

Kathryn discovers a long-buried family secret; Daphne and Mingo compete for a paid internship; Bay struggles to prove herself as an artist to John; Toby meets a woman who changes his ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Lucas Grabeel, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie

Votes: 95

23. Girl Meets World (2014–2017)
Episode: Girl Meets Goodbye (2017)

TV-G | 24 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Topanga is offered promotion at work to run her law firm's London office. While Topanga tries to make the right decision for The Matthews family, Riley and her friend struggle with what may happen if Riley moves to London.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Ben Savage, Sabrina Carpenter, Peyton Meyer

Votes: 169

24. A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family

Most of the Waltons have split up in the days approaching Thanksgiving 1947. But most of the family begins to arrive at Walton's Mountain begging with John-Boy recovering from a case of ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Ralph Waite, Jon Walmsley, Judy Norton, Mary Beth McDonough

Votes: 182

25. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Episode: Bon Voyage (2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Rory gets a job following the campaign of one of the candidates running for president. While she prepares to leave in a mere three days, Lorelai adjusts to the idea that she may not see her... See full summary »

Director: Lee Shallat Chemel | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy

Votes: 849


26. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)
Episode: And Away We Go (2007)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Now Eric is miraculously cured, the colonel sends him a celebration gift: an RV. He impulsively decides to take it on an unplanned maiden trip, for which the other residents soon sign on, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Beverley Mitchell, Mackenzie Rosman

Votes: 98

27. Full House (1987–1995)
Episode: Michelle Rides Again: Part 2 (1995)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The Tanner family helps Michelle try to regain her memory.

Director: Joel Zwick | Stars: John Stamos, Bob Saget, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 244

Two part episode: shares this spot with 1st part “Michelle Rides Again: Part One”

28. Emerald City (2016–2017)
Episode: No Place Like Home (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Conflict between the witches and Oz come to a head. Langwidere is unmasked. Tip gets revenge and a crown but remains conflicted. Something wakens. Dorothy meets her past and gets sent home.

Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Mido Hamada

Votes: 394


29. Scream Queens (2015–2016)
Episode: Drain the Swamp (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

The Green Meanie sets their final plan in motion; Hester makes a bold move to secure her future; Brock performs a dangerous surgery to save Dean Munsch's life.

Director: Ian Brennan | Stars: Emma Roberts, Kirstie Alley, Taylor Lautner, Lea Michele

Votes: 593


30. Agent Carter (2015–2016)
Episode: Hollywood Ending (2016)

TV-PG | 41 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Peggy needs Howard Stark to eliminate Zero Matter as they are faced with a mission none of them could come back.

Director: Jennifer Getzinger | Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj

Votes: 1,296


31. The Village (2019)
Episode: I Have Got You (2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

An unexpected event brings Katie, Sarah, and Nick back into each other's orbits. Patricia deals with her diagnosis, which leads to an unexpected chance at re-connection for Ron. Enzo ... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison

Votes: 95


32. Grandfathered (2015–2016)
Episode: The Cure (2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Jimmy and Sara wonder if they should give their relationship another shot, but Sara is hesitant to put herself in a position to get hurt again. Meanwhile, Gerald plans an elaborate proposal for Vanessa.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Josh Peck, Christina Milian

Votes: 102


33. Pitch (2016–2017)
Episode: Don't Say It (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Sport

Ross warns the Padres that Ginny is dangerously close to her pitching limit, but management is reluctant to end her season. Meanwhile, Amelia confronts Will about money that has gone missing from the restaurant fund.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Mo McRae

Votes: 105


34. Star-Crossed (2014)
Episode: Passion Lends Them Power (2014)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

After Roman is badly hurt, Emery turns to an unexpected ally for help. Meanwhile, Grayson, Drake, Sophia and Lukas race to find the stolen Suvek before the Trags can activate it. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Ornelas | Stars: Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Grey Damon, Melise

Votes: 649


35. The Gifted (2017–2019)
Episode: oMens (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Reeva prepares to carry out her plan for the Inner Circle, but not everyone is on the same page.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind

Votes: 539


36. Chasing Life (2014–2015)
Episode: La Dolce Vita (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Family, Romance

April Goes to Italy.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Richard Brancatisano, Haley Ramm

Votes: 39


37. The Royals (2015–2018)
Episode: With Mirth in Funeral and With Dirge in Marriage (2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama

The finale culminates in a day that will change the family and the nation forever. A burgeoning uprising has Robert suspicious of everyone, as the rest of the family unites to combat a formidable foe.

Director: Mark Schwahn | Stars: William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Jake Maskall, Tom Austen

Votes: 84


38. The Lying Game (2011–2013)
Episode: To Lie For (2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery

In the season finale, growing suspicions have everyone on edge. Dan (TYLER CHRISTOPHER) gives Ethan an ultimatum with heartbreaking consequences and Emma finally confronts Rebecca.

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Alexandra Chando, Andy Buckley, Allie Gonino, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 131


39. The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013)
Episode: Thank You and Goodbye (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Amy breaks up with Ricky. Ricky will take care of John throughout Amy's college career.

Director: Gail Bradley | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ken Baumann, Greg Finley, Daren Kagasoff

Votes: 101

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