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The Final Image Of 38 TV Shows From The 2000s

The tear-jerking closing moments from our favorite shows.

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1. The Office

In the final moments we hear Pam speaking, and are shown a shot of her painting, then the actual Dunder Mifflin building.
NBC

In the final moments we hear Pam speaking, and are shown a shot of her painting, then the actual Dunder Mifflin building.

2. Lost

On the finale episode "The End," Jack is shown lying there with Vincent. This final scene is much like the show's opening scene in which Jack's eyes jolt awake, except at the end, his eyes are fading shut.
ABC

On the finale episode "The End," Jack is shown lying there with Vincent. This final scene is much like the show's opening scene in which Jack's eyes jolt awake, except at the end, his eyes are fading shut.

3. Chappelle’s Show

The final sketch of the series shown is one in which Dave meets "show business" in the form of a person. After that, the series concludes with Season 3 hosts Donnell Rawlings and Charlie Murphy thanking everyone before exiting.
Comedy Central

The final sketch of the series shown is one in which Dave meets "show business" in the form of a person. After that, the series concludes with Season 3 hosts Donnell Rawlings and Charlie Murphy thanking everyone before exiting.

4. Charmed

The series concludes with family photos being shown, and Prudence closing the front door with her powers, before a final shot shows the outside of the house.
Paramount Television

The series concludes with family photos being shown, and Prudence closing the front door with her powers, before a final shot shows the outside of the house.

5. 30 Rock

After Jenna performs and flashes the audience before walking off, we see an epilogue that ends with Kenneth in the flying-car-distance-future, talking to Liz's great-granddaughter, who is pitching a series based on Liz's stories from when she worked at TGS with Tracy Jordan.
NBC

After Jenna performs and flashes the audience before walking off, we see an epilogue that ends with Kenneth in the flying-car-distance-future, talking to Liz's great-granddaughter, who is pitching a series based on Liz's stories from when she worked at TGS with Tracy Jordan.

6. Freaks and Geeks

The single season of this series that ran in 1999 and 2000 ends with Lindsay joining her friends in a van, deciding to go on the road with them instead of an opportunity that arised for college over the summer.
DreamWorks Television

The single season of this series that ran in 1999 and 2000 ends with Lindsay joining her friends in a van, deciding to go on the road with them instead of an opportunity that arised for college over the summer.

7. Mad Men

The series ends with a shot of Don in a meditation class at a retreat, followed by the iconic "I'd Like To Buy the World a Coke" commercial from the 1970s, which is meant to imply that it was created by Don.
AMC

The series ends with a shot of Don in a meditation class at a retreat, followed by the iconic "I'd Like To Buy the World a Coke" commercial from the 1970s, which is meant to imply that it was created by Don.

8. Breaking Bad

In the final shot we see Walt, who has been shot, admiring the chemistry lab before falling to the ground as police close in around him.

In the final shot we see Walt, who has been shot, admiring the chemistry lab before falling to the ground as police close in around him.

9. Even Stevens

At the end of "Leavin' Stevens" we're shown the family unpacking, as they're staying in Sacramento after nearly moving to Washington, DC. The very last thing we see is a crying Coach Tugnut in front of the Washington Monument, yelling out for Donnie.
Disney

At the end of "Leavin' Stevens" we're shown the family unpacking, as they're staying in Sacramento after nearly moving to Washington, DC. The very last thing we see is a crying Coach Tugnut in front of the Washington Monument, yelling out for Donnie.

10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The series finale, "Chosen" ends with Dawn asking, "What are we going to do now?" as Buffy smiles.
20th Television

The series finale, "Chosen" ends with Dawn asking, "What are we going to do now?" as Buffy smiles.

11. Malcolm in the Middle

The final scene of this episode titled "Graduation," shows Malcolm, who is working part-time as a janitor at Harvard, hurrying off the phone to get to class.
20th Television

The final scene of this episode titled "Graduation," shows Malcolm, who is working part-time as a janitor at Harvard, hurrying off the phone to get to class.

12. Dexter

In the final moments of "Remember the Monsters," Dexter is seen entering a shack, sitting down and staring ahead as the episode ends.
Showtime Networks

In the final moments of "Remember the Monsters," Dexter is seen entering a shack, sitting down and staring ahead as the episode ends.

13. Futurama

An elderly Fry and Leela have spent decades together, but the Professor has a device that can take the entire universe back to right before said device was created, however it'll erase their memories. Still, they agree to it, and the series ends right as the Professor activates the device.
20th Television

An elderly Fry and Leela have spent decades together, but the Professor has a device that can take the entire universe back to right before said device was created, however it'll erase their memories. Still, they agree to it, and the series ends right as the Professor activates the device.

14. Desperate Housewives

The finale episode titled "Finishing the Hat" ends by showing Jennifer, the woman who purchased Susan's house, hiding a box in a locked cabinet, as Mary Alice's voice over suggests there'll be plenty of secrets that won't stay hidden on Wisteria Lane.
ABC

The finale episode titled "Finishing the Hat" ends by showing Jennifer, the woman who purchased Susan's house, hiding a box in a locked cabinet, as Mary Alice's voice over suggests there'll be plenty of secrets that won't stay hidden on Wisteria Lane.

15. Lizzie McGuire

In "Magic Train," the episode ends with Lizzie celebrating after rallying students together and standing up to Kate Sanders. The cartoon version of Lizzie is briefly shown, and a very final scene that follows shows her brother Matt trying to save a dust bunny, as his father looks on disgusted.
Disney

In "Magic Train," the episode ends with Lizzie celebrating after rallying students together and standing up to Kate Sanders. The cartoon version of Lizzie is briefly shown, and a very final scene that follows shows her brother Matt trying to save a dust bunny, as his father looks on disgusted.

16. Weeds

The episode, "It's Time: Part 2" ends with Nancy sitting on the porch with Doug, Shane, Andy, and Silas, as they smoke and smile in the snow.
Showtime

The episode, "It's Time: Part 2" ends with Nancy sitting on the porch with Doug, Shane, Andy, and Silas, as they smoke and smile in the snow.

17. Firefly

Firefly ends with Jubal Early floating through space, stating, "Well, here I am."
20th Television

Firefly ends with Jubal Early floating through space, stating, "Well, here I am."

18. Scrubs

The show ends with Lucy giving a speech, but the very last thing we see as the end credits roll is Turk talking, and indirectly revealing that he and Carla had a second daughter.
Disney–ABC Domestic Television

The show ends with Lucy giving a speech, but the very last thing we see as the end credits roll is Turk talking, and indirectly revealing that he and Carla had a second daughter.

19. Nip/Tuck

At the end of "Hiro Yoshimura," we see Christian at the airport, as a conversation strikes up between he and a blonde woman who overhears that he's a doctor — more specifically, a plastic surgeon.
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

At the end of "Hiro Yoshimura," we see Christian at the airport, as a conversation strikes up between he and a blonde woman who overhears that he's a doctor — more specifically, a plastic surgeon.

20. Entourage

At the end of Entourage, we see Vince, his fiancé, Drama, and Turtle get on one plane, while Eric and Sloan get on another, as the two take off side by side. A very final scene after the credits shows Ari with his happy wife whom he freshly reconciled with, when he gets a phone call offering him CEO position in Hollywood.
HBO

At the end of Entourage, we see Vince, his fiancé, Drama, and Turtle get on one plane, while Eric and Sloan get on another, as the two take off side by side. A very final scene after the credits shows Ari with his happy wife whom he freshly reconciled with, when he gets a phone call offering him CEO position in Hollywood.

21. House M.D.

At the end of "Everybody Dies," House and Wilson are seen on motorcycles, as they drive off, the view from overhead pans towards the countryside with "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later than You Think)" by Louis Prima playing in the background.
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

At the end of "Everybody Dies," House and Wilson are seen on motorcycles, as they drive off, the view from overhead pans towards the countryside with "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later than You Think)" by Louis Prima playing in the background.

22. Prison Break

The final episode ends with Sara watching a video from Michael, in which his final message is that they are finally free.
20th Television

The final episode ends with Sara watching a video from Michael, in which his final message is that they are finally free.

23. That '70s Show

The final scene of "That '70s Finale" shows the group together, hurrying up the stairs for the final countdown of the year as the '80s are about to begin.
Carsey-Werner Productions

The final scene of "That '70s Finale" shows the group together, hurrying up the stairs for the final countdown of the year as the '80s are about to begin.

24. Law & Order

In the closing moments of "Rubber Room," Van Buren gets a phone call that one can only assume delivered positive news regarding her cancer, as she gathers herself and gives Frank a hug.
NBC

In the closing moments of "Rubber Room," Van Buren gets a phone call that one can only assume delivered positive news regarding her cancer, as she gathers herself and gives Frank a hug.

25. The Sopranos

The final episode, "Made in America," concludes with Tony and his family at a diner. We see Meadow running late, parking her car outside. The door opens, the bell rings, and Tony looks up before the screen cuts to black, leaving his fate up for speculation.
HBO

The final episode, "Made in America," concludes with Tony and his family at a diner. We see Meadow running late, parking her car outside. The door opens, the bell rings, and Tony looks up before the screen cuts to black, leaving his fate up for speculation.

26. The West Wing

The very last thing shown is Jed and Abbey on the plane taking them home.
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

The very last thing shown is Jed and Abbey on the plane taking them home.

27. How I Met Your Mother

The final shot of How I Met Your Mother showed Ted outside of Robin's window holding up the blue French horn referenced throughout the series.
CBS

The final shot of How I Met Your Mother showed Ted outside of Robin's window holding up the blue French horn referenced throughout the series.

28. The Hills

At the end of The Hills, after it's revealed that Brody Jenner is on a back lot and Kristin gets out of the car to hug him, we get a view from above as the end credits begin.
MTV

At the end of The Hills, after it's revealed that Brody Jenner is on a back lot and Kristin gets out of the car to hug him, we get a view from above as the end credits begin.

29. 24

The final episode, "Day 8: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m." ends with Jack on the verge of running from the government, as he says goodbye to O'Brian.
20th Television

The final episode, "Day 8: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m." ends with Jack on the verge of running from the government, as he says goodbye to O'Brian.

30. The Wire

On the last episode of The Wire titled, "-30-" the final thing seen is the Baltimore skyline as cars drive past on the highway.
HBO

On the last episode of The Wire titled, "-30-" the final thing seen is the Baltimore skyline as cars drive past on the highway.

31. Veronica Mars

The final image of "The Bitch Is Back" showed Veronica walking in the rain after visiting a voting booth to vote for Keith as sheriff.
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

The final image of "The Bitch Is Back" showed Veronica walking in the rain after visiting a voting booth to vote for Keith as sheriff.

32. Six Feet Under

After an emotional montage of flash-fowards that shows each characters' future deaths set to "Breathe Me" by Sia, the last thing seen is Claire in present times, driving on the open road.
HBO

After an emotional montage of flash-fowards that shows each characters' future deaths set to "Breathe Me" by Sia, the last thing seen is Claire in present times, driving on the open road.

33. The Shield

"The Family Meeting" ends with Vic at ICE. He looks at pictures of his children, and after the lights turn out, he grabs his gun from a lock box, puts on his jacket, and walks away.
20th Television

"The Family Meeting" ends with Vic at ICE. He looks at pictures of his children, and after the lights turn out, he grabs his gun from a lock box, puts on his jacket, and walks away.

34. Rescue Me

The last thing shown on the series' final episode, "Ashes," is the New York skyline as a FDNY boat passes along.
Sony Pictures Television

The last thing shown on the series' final episode, "Ashes," is the New York skyline as a FDNY boat passes along.

35. Monk

"Mr. Monk and the End" concluded with a final shot of Monk and Natalie arriving at a crime scene where they meet Stottlemeyer, and the three of them proceed into a building.
NBCUniversal Television Distribution

"Mr. Monk and the End" concluded with a final shot of Monk and Natalie arriving at a crime scene where they meet Stottlemeyer, and the three of them proceed into a building.

36. The O.C.

In the final moments of "The End's Not Near, It's Here," Ryan, who is now a successful architect working on a project, spots a kid on the street and asks if he needs help.
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

In the final moments of "The End's Not Near, It's Here," Ryan, who is now a successful architect working on a project, spots a kid on the street and asks if he needs help.

37. Angel

In the final scene of "Not Fade Away," Angel, Spike, Gunn, and Illyria stand together, preparing to battle an incoming army of creatures. Angel says "Let's go to work," and swings right before it cuts to black.
20th Television

In the final scene of "Not Fade Away," Angel, Spike, Gunn, and Illyria stand together, preparing to battle an incoming army of creatures. Angel says "Let's go to work," and swings right before it cuts to black.

38. Sex and the City

The series finale titled "An American Girl In Paris (Part Deux)" ends with Carrie on the phone with Mr. Big as she walks among crowds of people down the street.
HBO

The series finale titled "An American Girl In Paris (Part Deux)" ends with Carrie on the phone with Mr. Big as she walks among crowds of people down the street.

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