With over 80 shows having ended this year, we definitely said goodbye to many, many comedies and dramas in 2021. But not every single 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 enders that stood out — for better or for worse — from the past 12 months. Among our selections, you’ll find several broadcast faves like NBC’s Superstore and CBS’ Mom, a pair of CW superheroes, and critical darlings Pose and PEN15. We’ve also singled out the final hours of Shameless, The Bold Type, Lucifer and Wynonna Earp — 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 TV 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 the past year, 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 2021.