With over 100 shows having ended this year, we endured many, many tough goodbyes to some of our favorite comedies and dramas in 2022. But not every one of them was intended to be a farewell, and even those that were didn’t always hit the mark.
Below, TVLine has gathered more than a dozen planned series finales (with a few exceptions) that stood out — for better or for worse — from the past 12 months. Among our selections, you’ll find broadcast faves like NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’ Bull, CW superheroes and vampires, and critical darlings Better Call Saul and Better Things. We’ve also singled out the final hours of Atlanta, Dead to Me, The Walking Dead, Ozark and more — but is that a good thing? You’ll just have to read on to find out!
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING FINALES ARE NOT RANKED. Rather, the grades chosen reflect how each show did (or did not) stick the landing based on their respective runs. Also, as stated above, we did not grade every single series finale from 2022, but instead chose a select few series that ended on their own terms.
Scroll down to see which finales made their mark on Team TVLine, then share your opinions on the best (and worst) series sign-offs of 2022 by dropping a comment.