On May 18, 1998 over 76 million people gathered to see how the show about nothing ended. Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer finished the legendary run in a most unexpected and yet completely predictable way. For the last show about nothing, it was surprisingly long.
On May 19, 2019 the world watched as the Game of Thrones came to a close. Through all the maneuvering and betrayals, the armies and the dragons, a story was told and this is how the story ends. On TV at least.
On May 16, 2000 the Sports Night team demonstrates their quick wit and unwavering loyalty as Dana asks her crew, “Where are we going?” Plus, Aaron Sorkin gives ABC one last dig before heading for the White House.
On June 10, 2007, David Chase implored us all, “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” as we watch a cat stare at Christopher, see Phil get hit, groan while AJ flounders, enjoy an onion ring with Tony and panic as Meadow tries to parallel park. Cut to black.
On May 21, 1990, The Last Newhart became one of the riskiest and most talked-about finales in sitcom history. Plus, casual racism. The town puts on Fiddler, a Japanese investor takes over, we find the true meaning of friendship – and ponder if any of it was real.
After 7 seasons helping to hold down NBC’s sitcom lineup, Mad About You ended on May 24, 1999 with a blistering fast forward, rollercoaster of plot twists and a neurotic grown daughter named Janeane Garofalo
On May 5, 1993 Sam Beckett takes his last leap into our hearts in the final episode of Quantum Leap. We meet old friends Al, Ziggy and Gushie, and their quantum counterparts, in a coal-miner’s bar where Sam comes to realize he’s always had the power to go home.
After eight seasons of medical drama and politically incorrect hijinks, on May 21, 2012, the modern tale of Holmes and Watson met its conclusion with finale tropes aplenty – including that dream where you attend your own funeral.
On February 7, 2007 the Cohens, the Coopers, Ryan and Taylor say goodbye to the O.C., their past selves, and each other to end this steamy, quirky, trope-ridden, low-brow, high-end drama. With a special appearance by Marissa Cooper.