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The best and worst TV finales

By Henry Hanks and Abbey Goodman, CNN
September 30, 2013 -- Updated 2026 GMT (0426 HKT)
Quite possibly the biggest anticlimax in TV history: Tony Soprano meets his family in a restaurant, looks up and then, with Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " playing in the background, the screen fades to black. "Sopranos" fans have long debated the ending and in August 2014 creator <a href='http://www.vox.com/2014/8/27/6006139/did-tony-die-at-the-end-of-the-sopranos' target='_blank'>David Chase finally broke his silence about whether Soprano died. </a>Shows have let down fans before. Here's a look at some of the best, and worst, finales (of course, there are spoilers): Quite possibly the biggest anticlimax in TV history: Tony Soprano meets his family in a restaurant, looks up and then, with Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " playing in the background, the screen fades to black. "Sopranos" fans have long debated the ending and in August 2014 creator David Chase finally broke his silence about whether Soprano died. Shows have let down fans before. Here's a look at some of the best, and worst, finales (of course, there are spoilers):
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The best and worst TV finales
The best and worst TV finales
The best and worst TV finales
'Seinfeld'
'Cheers'
'Freaks and Geeks'
'Roseanne'
'Friends'
'The Cosby Show'
'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
'M*A*S*H'
'Lost'
'Frasier
'X-Files'
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
'The Hills'
'ALF'
'St. Elsewhere'
'Dinosaurs'
'The Fugitive'
'Life on Mars'
'Smallville'
'The Office'
'Big Love'
'Medium'
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