Many favorite television shows had faithful audiences that followed the show until they ended. The final episodes typically brought to a close ongoing storylines, solve cliffhanging plots or gave indications of the future lives of the main characters. The much anticipated final episodes either delivered the payoffs that viewers expected or left viewers disappointed. This list highlights the best and worst final episodes.
The Cheers finale was entitled “One for the Road” and ranks as one of the best television series finales. It was considered one of the best because it brought back Diane Chambers, one of the main characters and allowed her and Sam Malone to have final closure in their relationship. Cheers was one of television’s longest running sitcoms and it ran from 1981 to May 20, 1993.