TV Show Finales I've Seen

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1. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Judgment: Part I (1967)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

The one-armed man is arrested in Los Angeles for fighting and police want the story highlighted in the newspaper to try and lure Kimble into capture.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: David Janssen, Richard Anderson, Joseph Campanella, Michael Constantine

Votes: 105

2. The Fugitive (1963–1967)
Episode: The Judgment: Part II (1967)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Lt. Gerard agrees to work with Kimble for 24 hours to prove his innocence, because someone who may have been there when his wife was killed, posted bail for the one-armed man.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: David Janssen, Richard Anderson, J.D. Cannon, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 125

3. Jackson 5ive (1971–1973)
Episode: The Opening Act (1972)

TV-G | Animation, Family, Music

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4. Kojak (1973–1978)
Episode: In Full Command (1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Kojak has cultured an informant to solve a series of gangland killings. An assistant chief inspector, often passed over for promotions, sees an opportunity to achieve the position of ... See full summary »

Director: Telly Savalas | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 62

5. Maude (1972–1978)
Episode: Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Maude & Walter move to Washington, DC, where Maude starts her new career as Congresswoman. Maude has disagreements with her new staff, and at home, finds a pushy maid.

Director: Hal Cooper | Stars: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Jeff Altman, Dennis Burkley

Votes: 29

6. Chico and the Man (1974–1978)
Episode: Buenas Dias, Mr. President (1978)

TV-G | Comedy

Ed becomes worried when the President is supposedly going to visit the garage and the Secret Servicemen are going to do security checks.

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Jack Albertson, Scatman Crothers, Gabriel Melgar, Julie Hill

7. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: Too Good Edith (1979)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

Episode #207 - Archie keeps a sick Edith so busy cooking for his big St. Patrick's Day party, that she doesn't get the chance to tell him that "hard work is hazardous to her health." When ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Danielle Brisebois, George Wyner

Votes: 87

8. Good Times (1974–1979)
Episode: The End of the Rainbow (1979)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

The Evans Family, Wilona & daughter Penny, have life changing events that lead to their final day in the Chicago projects.

Director: Gerren Keith | Stars: Esther Rolle, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis

Votes: 46

9. Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979)
Episode: The Bread Winners (1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Epstein has a job prospect, but Washington unknowingly takes the job before Epstein gets a chance to interview. Their friendship is in danger, and they decide to settle their differences through a fight at the local spa.

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: Gabe Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, John Sylvester White, Robert Hegyes

Votes: 24

10. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

Votes: 2,873

11. Archie Bunker's Place (1979–1983)
Episode: I'm Torn Here (1983)

Comedy

Billie decides to end her relationship with Gary.

Director: Gail Liberti-Kennedy | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Danielle Brisebois, Allan Melvin, Denise Miller

Votes: 17

13. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Friends and Lovers: Part 1 (1984)

TV-PG | Comedy

Janet & Phillip plan for wedding at Janet's apartment. Jack wants to win the approval of Vicki's father. Mr Bradford tells Jack that Vicki is up for a promotion at work, in another state, and turned it down. Jack tells her to take it.

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Priscilla Barnes, Richard Kline

Votes: 53

14. Three's Company (1976–1984)
Episode: Friends and Lovers: Part 2 (1984)

TV-PG | Comedy

Janet is married and starts her new life. Terry announces she is moving to Hawaii. Vicki and Jack get back together but she does not want to get married. Since her parents divorced, she ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Powers | Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Priscilla Barnes, Richard Kline

Votes: 51

15. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)
Episode: Red Robins (1985)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

George - coveting a Dry Cleaner of the Year Award, and to fulfill the community service portion of the award - becomes "nest mother" of Jessica's Red Robins troop, which is in the midst of ... See full summary »

Director: Oz Scott | Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Roxie Roker, Franklin Cover

Votes: 30

16. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)
Episode: Change of Address (1987)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Doc finally knows of the Fraggles, when he and Sprocket have to move. Will Gobo be able to relay the Trash Heap's message "You cannot leave the magic" in time?

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Terry Angus, Dave Goelz, Tim Gosley, Richard Hunt

Votes: 26

17. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Resolutions: Part I (1988)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Magnum returns to Virginia on vacation and reflects on his life, his marriage to Michelle and his experiences. He hastily returns to Hawaii when TV reporter Linda Lee Ellison is attacked.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 152

18. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)
Episode: Resolutions: Part II (1988)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Someone special comes into Magnum's life. Robin Masters' identity is revealed. Magnum resigns his position at Robin's Nest and makes a life change. Rick gets married.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 109

19. Family Ties (1982–1989)
Episode: Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family

As Alex packs his items for a move to New York, each family members has a chance to say their individual goodbyes. Nick & Skippy show up for their goodbyes, as well as his former girlfriend Lauren.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman

Votes: 71

20. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: Consider Me Gone (1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

When ALF picks up a signal on the Tanner's radio, he realizes that it is someone trying to get in touch with him through Melmacian code. He cracks the codes and finds that it's two of his ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 172

21. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)
Episode: And So, We Commence (1992)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

Theo graduates from college, and Cliff thinks back to an earlier time at the ceremony; the series end with Cliff and Claire dancing away off the studio.

Director: Jay Sandrich | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens

Votes: 78

22. The Golden Girls (1985–1992)
Episode: One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

As Dorothy and Lucas prepare to get married, they try to persuade Sophia to come live with them in Atlanta.

Director: Lex Passaris | Stars: Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

Votes: 295

23. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #30.120 (1992)

46 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

May 22, 1992 was the last "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson as host. Carson presents a retrospective of clips covering the past 30 years. Carson says goodnight for the last time.

Directors: Bobby Quinn, Steve Purcell | Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 89

24. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: One for the Road (1993)

TV-PG | 70 min | Comedy, Drama

Woody embarks on his new life as City Councilman. Norm embarks on his new life as civil servant as Woody pulled some strings to get him an accounting job at City Hall. And Rebecca and Sam ... See full summary »

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger

Votes: 498

25. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: All Good Things... (1994)

TV-PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Capt. Picard finds himself shifting continually into the past, future and present and must use that to discover a threat to humanity's existence.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 6,695

26. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Episode: Changing Nature (1994)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The series finale: Every May 14th the Bunch Beetles are supposed to return to Pangea and to eat the rapidly growing cider poppies; but only one Beetle remains as the WeSaySo wax fruit ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Bill Barretta, Rickey Boyd, Julianne Buescher, Kevin Clash

Votes: 95

27. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: I, Done: Part 1 (1996)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

It's Phil's birthday and he says it is wonderful time with everyone moving to new places and challenges. Even Geoffrey is moving back to London. Phil announces they are selling the house ... See full summary »

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 282

28. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)
Episode: I, Done: Part 2 (1996)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Shelley Jensen | Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Reid, Alfonso Ribeiro

Votes: 447

29. Wings (1990–1997)
Episode: Final Approach: Part 1 (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

Joe makes a music room in the attic for Helen. He moves a piece of luggage out for Brian, who discovers a secret note from their deceased father and key for a lock box. The duo set out on ... See full summary »

Director: Leonard R. Garner Jr. | Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm

Votes: 46

30. Wings (1990–1997)
Episode: Final Approach: Part 2 (1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama

This time the suitcase actually contains money - a lot of money. Brian and Joe fight over what to do with the money, Joe always practical, Brian always impulsive, and go their separate ways... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Melman | Stars: Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard, David Schramm

Votes: 47

31. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Finale (1998)

TV-PG | 56 min | Comedy

After George and Jerry land a production deal with NBC, the four head out for Paris on NBC's private plane and are waylaid in a small Massachusetts town.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,958

32. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: The Long and Winding Road: Part 3 (1999)

TV-G | Comedy, Family

Tim and Al do their final Tool Time show. Many of the past Tool Time guests appear. For closures: Heidi is pregnant; Wilson's fence comes down; Al and Trudy get married in Tim & Jill's ... See full summary »

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Debbe Dunning

Votes: 149

33. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: New Hampshire (1999)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

In the series finale, Jimmy James shock jocks WNYX by returning from his titanic retirement cabin. Homesick James adores his farm's pet sounds, but pines for the blue, flaming news zoo's ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 77

34. Cosby (1996–2000)
Episode: The Song Remains the Same (2000)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Hilton passes his advice along to Erica and Darien as to how to keep the romance alive in marriage.

Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

Votes: 5

35. Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)
Episode: Finale: Part 1 (2000)

30 min | Comedy

Susan sells an article to another magazine, and Ian worried that she will quit The Gate.

Director: Andrew Tsao | Stars: Brooke Shields, Nestor Carbonell, Currie Graham, Kathy Griffin

Votes: 9

36. Suddenly Susan (1996–2000)
Episode: Finale: Part 2 (2000)

30 min | Comedy

In the series finale, Susan tried to flee before competing her wedding ceremony but asks Oliver to live in New York with her.

Director: Andrew Tsao | Stars: Brooke Shields, Nestor Carbonell, Currie Graham, Kathy Griffin

Votes: 10

37. 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996–2001)
Episode: The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 1 (2001)

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

Having witnessed Dick's alien encounter with Liam Neesam; Mary requires an explanation. The "Big Giant Head" delivers some disturbing news.

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

Votes: 159

38. 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: 186

39. Twice in a Lifetime (1999–2001)
Episode: The Choice (2001)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

In many respects, Smith sees the Storeys - parents David and Marcy, and children Ryan and Rachel - as the perfect example of a truly loving family. Ryan had thought about going to seminary ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Brackley, David Winning | Stars: Paul Popowich, Al Waxman, Wil Wheaton, Frank Moore

Votes: 13

40. The Office (2001–2003)
Episode: Christmas Special: Part 1 (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

It's been three years since the BBC documentary crew first arrived at the office. Back for one last visit, they find Gareth Keenan now in charge and is running the office with a military ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,098

41. 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: 1,544

42. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Goodnight, Seattle: Part 1 (2004)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Frasier's life is in a state of flux.

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

Votes: 482

43. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: Goodnight, Seattle: Part 2 (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: 643

44. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The Last One: Part 1 (2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Erica gives birth to the baby that Monica and Chandler are adopting. However, there's one small added surprise. Meanwhile, Ross and Rachel sleep together one last time before Rachel leaves ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,884

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

TV-PG | 22 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: 8,035

46. 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: 389

47. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: The Finale (2005)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

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.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Monica Horan

Votes: 345

49. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
Episode: That '70s Finale (2006)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

It is New Year's Eve and is the last day of the '70s. Kitty is having second thoughts about selling the house and moving to Florida, even though Red thinks she is happy they are moving. ... See full summary »

Director: David Trainer | Stars: Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Wilmer Valderrama

Votes: 1,117

50. 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: 2,022

51. Corner Gas (2004–2009)
Episode: You've Been Great, Goodnight (2009)

30 min | Comedy