TV Show Finales, Ranked

Final episodes of TV shows, either planned as the show's finale or intended as open-ended finales in case the show didn't get picked up for another season that ended up airing as finales.

Some sense of closure is needed to count for the list.

Also, a show being revived doesn't undo a finale's finale status.

As well as rating the episode individually, I've also included star rating out of 5 as to how well it serves as an ending for the series.
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1.
The Office (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
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... (30 mins.)
“ 10/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
2.
Arrested Development (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Development Arrested (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved... (489 mins.)
“ 10/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
3.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Fry makes a deal with the Robot Devil so he can get robot hands to play the holophoner and impress Leela. In a twist of fate, Fry trades hands with the Robot Devil and writes a masterpiece opera about Leela. However, the Robot Devil has evil plans of his own. (22 mins.)
“ 10/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
4.
Futurama (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Meanwhile (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Professor Farnsworth invents a button that can take a person 10 seconds back in time, inadvertently causing major consequences. (22 mins.)
“ 9.5/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
5.
Breaking Bad (2008 TV Series)
Episode: Felina (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.9/10 X  
Walter White makes one last attempt to secure his family's future, while also visiting some old enemies, during his final return to Albuquerque. (49 mins.)
“ 9/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
6.
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Alan presents a one-off Christmas edition of Knowing Me Knowing You. (45 mins.)
“ 9/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
7.
Spaced (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Leaves (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Tim, Daisy, Mike and Brian go into panic mode and try to find Marsha to get her to come back after they find out that she's selling the flat... (25 mins.)
“ 9/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
8.
Nighty Night (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #2.6 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Don confesses his love for Sue; Jill falls over the edge of the cliff. (30 mins.)
“ 8.5/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
9.
The Young Ones (1982 TV Series)
Episode: Summer Holiday (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
It's the end of the term at College, and Vyvan, Rick, Mike and Neil are having a lazy summer holiday. But they end up getting evicted by Mr. Bolowski and decide to rob a bank, before making a getaway on a bus. (410 mins.)
“ 8.5/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
10.
The Office (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Finale (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
One year later, Dunder Mifflin employees past and present reunite for a panel discussion about the documentary and to attend Dwight and Angela's wedding. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
11.
King of the Hill (1997 TV Series)
Episode: To Sirloin with Love (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Bobby becomes a steak critic. (30 mins.)
“ 8/10

****

(Although it wasn't the last episode of the series, it was produced as a finale and was the last episode to air on Fox. The other episodes that aired afterwards were merely holdovers that hadn't aired by the time that Fox decided to stop airing the show). ” - solmaquina
 
12.
Malcolm in the Middle (2000 TV Series)
Episode: Graduation (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Malcolm has the chance of a highly lucrative career in computer software, but the offer is blocked by his parents... (22 mins.)
“ 8/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
13.
Extras (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Andy is unhappy with the fame he has achieved. When a new agent approaches him, Andy fires Darren and quits 'When The Whistle Blows'... (30 mins.)
“ 8/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
14.
Life's Too Short (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Easter Special (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Having admitted that he exploited his dwarf clients in the past Warwick finally comes good for them... (30 mins.)
“ 8/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
15.
Parks and Recreation (2009 TV Series)
Episode: One Last Ride: Part 2 (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
16.
Him & Her (2010 TV Series)
Episode: The Disco (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
As the disco starts, Laura, drunk, miserable and more poisonous than ever following her discovery, is up for it with any man in sight and... (28 mins.)
“ 8/10

** ” - solmaquina
 
17.
This Is England '90 (2015 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The year is 1990, the rave scene has just entered England. The sound of the Stone roses lurks toward Shaun and the gang. This means that Woody and Lol are living in a domestic bliss, they are happy again. But this year will see huge changes in everyone. This is the year 1990. This is England. (55 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
“ #1.4

8/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
18.
Scrubs (2001 TV Series)
Episode: My Finale: Part 2 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.8/10 X  
J.D. continues his last day at Sacred Heart, and tries to hold out hope for a great sendoff. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
19.
30 Rock (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
“ 8/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
20.
Peep Show (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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? (25 mins.)
“ 8/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
21.
Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age... (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Avanzino
“ "Part 4"

8/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
22.
Beavis and Butt-Head (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Beavis and Butt-head are believed to be dead after not going to school for 3 weeks. (15 mins.)
“ 8/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
23.
Black Adder the Third (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Duel and Duality (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Blackadder's militant cousin McAdder arrives in London as the Prince Regent seduces some relatives of the fiery Duke of Wellington. (180 mins.)
“ 8/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
24.
Eastbound & Down (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Chapter 29 (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Kenny Powers is on the verge of achieving his dream - hosting his own talk show, but when a vicious head of the network asks him to emotionally finish off unbalanced Guy Young on-air in order to seal the deal, his moment of truth arrives. (28 mins.)
“ 8/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
25.
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Goodbyeee (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Blackadder pretends that he's insane to avoid certain death carrying out the General's order for the "big push". (175 mins.)
“ 8/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
26.
Father Ted (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Going to America (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After saving a fellow priest from suicide, Father Ted is invited to work at an American parish. (25 mins.)
“ 7.5/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
27.
Justice League Unlimited (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Destroyer (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
The resurrected Darkseid leads his force on an all-out attack on Earth in revenge against Superman and the Justice League and the Legion of Doom must join forces to stop him. (23 mins.)
“ 7.5/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
28.
Friends (1994 TV Series)
Episode: The Last One: Part 2 (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.7/10 X  
Rachel is leaving for her job in Paris. Monica and Chandler are packing up the apartment. (22 mins.)
“ 7.5/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
29.
The Life & Times of Tim (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Boss invites Tim to be the 'token white boy'; after an ecological disaster involving Omnicorp, the company publicist chooses Tim to be the face of their apology.
“ 7.5/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
30.
Black-Adder II (1986 TV Series)
Episode: Chains (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Blackadder and Melchett are kidnapped by a neurotic German spy just after the Queen announces she is sick of paying ransom to kidnappers. (176 mins.)
“ 7.5/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
31.
I Am Not an Animal (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Home (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Life away from Vivi-Sec UK just hasn't worked out. Unsurprisingly, Julian gets less than a hero's welcome when he shows up again... (29 mins.)
“ 7.5/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
32.
Jackie Chan Adventures (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Drago has all 8 Demon Chi, and begins to summon his demon brethren. With the ultimate threat, Section 13 must accept help from whomever is willing. The series finale. (30 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
33.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Chosen (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
After killing Caleb, Buffy conceives a plan to defeat the First once and for all. Willow invokes a magic... (44 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
34.
Home Movies (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Focus Grill (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
After the Brendon, Jason and Melissa's latest movie is berated in a focus group, the kids begin wondering when they lost their passion for filmmaking... (30 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
35.
The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Conclusion (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Todd is on trial for his life. The public wants him to hang and that seems the most likely outcome.... (25 mins.)
“ 7/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
36.
Hello Ladies (2013 TV Series)
Episode: Hello Ladies: The Movie (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stuart has recently split up with his girlfriend. When his girlfriend comes to visit LA, Stuart pretends to have a relationship with his tenant to make his ex feel jealous. (29 mins.)
“ 7/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
37.
Flight of the Conchords (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Evicted (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Season Two finale. Unable to pay off their back rent, Bret and Jermaine move in with Mel and Doug; Murray looks to cash in on a stage play about the Conchords' travails. (28 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
38.
The Thick of It (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #4.7 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The witnesses from the Goolding Inquiry nervously await the result. A further crisis looms over the... (29 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
39.
Frisky Dingo (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Differences are put slightly aside. (11 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
40.
Daria in 'Is It College Yet?' (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Daria, Jane, and the rest of the Lawndale High seniors face graduation and college in this series finale TV-movie from MTV's "Daria." (90 mins.)
Director: Karen Disher
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
41.
Lead Balloon (2006 TV Series)
Episode: End (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Rick's prison hostage situation has made him a bankable celebrity again - though Marty is suspicious of the true facts...
“ 7/10

** ” - solmaquina
 
42.
The Black Adder (1982 TV Series)
Episode: The Black Seal (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
When Edmund loses his title of Duke of Edinburgh, he snaps, fires Baldrick and Percy and hires some... (195 mins.)
“ 7/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
43.
Girls (2012 TV Series)
Episode: Latching (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Hannah embarks on a new chapter. (28 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
44.
Summer Heights High (2007 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The episode begins with Mr. G directing his new Drama play "Mr. G the Musical" revealing that Toby will be playing the lead role as Mr... (30 mins.)
“ 7/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
45.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
After 15 years of animated entertainment, The Aqua Teen Hunger Force takes a bow. This is the last episode, seriously. (15 mins.)
“ 6.5/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
46.
How Not to Live Your Life (2007 TV Series)
Episode: It's a Don-derful Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
It's Christmas time in the Danbury household and Don is making a final desperate attempt to lead a normal life. But he has to contend with an out-of-control OAP, a violent Santa and someone close to home winning over his dream girl.
“ 6.5/10

***** ” - solmaquina
 
47.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Margeret finds it hard to cope after the death of Victor, but what will she do when she is face to face with his killer? (90 mins.)
“ 6/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
48.
Dexter (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Remember the Monsters? (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Realizing everything he has done causes Dexter to make a drastic decision. (53 mins.)
“ 6/10

** ” - solmaquina
 
49.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
Episode: I, Done: Part 2 (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
As members of the Banks family and Geoffrey prepare for their moves, Will tries to pretend that he also has big plans for moving forward. After admitting the truth, Will makes a decision to stay in California and finish school. (22 mins.)
“ 6/10

**** ” - solmaquina
 
50.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Truth (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Mulder's return leads to his being tried before a military tribunal that seeks to justify and prove the very existence of an alien conspiracy -- and the X-Files. (45 mins.)
“ (Part 2)

5.5/10

*** ” - solmaquina
 
51.
Everybody Loves Raymond (1996 TV Series)
Episode: The Finale (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Ray undergoes a routine surgery. The medical personnel have difficulty waking him for a while causing most of the family to panic. Ray finally wakes up, and everyone is a little nicer to him afterward. (22 mins.)
“ 5/10

**** ” - solmaquina