Television Finales

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Guests: David Bianculli, Douglas Howard, Robert Thompson

There’s so many different reasons a television show comes to an end. They can decrease in popularity, they can lose cast members, they can decide to end while they are still on top, or maybe there was no more story to tell. But how each series chooses to finish their run is so highly anticipated, scrutinized, and analyzed that it can make or break how the show is remembered. Do you sew up all the loose ends like Breaking Bad did? Do you leave some mystery as the The Sopranos did? Or, was it all a dream like in Newhart? Today on the show, we’re going to talk about some of the best, worst, and strangest television finales from over the years. Today we’re joined by three TV critics, DAVID BIANCULLI, DOUGLAS HOWARD, and ROBERT THOMPSON to talk about saying goodbye.

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