10 Years Later: Revisiting the Six Feet Under Finale, Plus More of TV's Most Unforgettable Goodbyes

It’s a sad but true fact of life that everything must eventually come to an end – and when it comes to TV shows, some of those endings are much more satisfying than others.

Ten years ago, Six Feet Under set the bar with one of the greatest series finales of recent years: “Everyone’s Waiting.” In honor of the show’s decade-long reign as the standard to which all other finales should be held, we’re looking back at some of the greatest finale episodes of all time.

You’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of tissues handy (warning: spoilers ahead).

Good Luck, Good Wife: 13 TV Shows That Survived Killing off Major Characters

Killing off a main character in a television show is a risky move: You’re upending the show’s world (and putting a coworker out of a job) in the hope that the shake-up will lead to something greater down the line. And guess what? Despite the ministrations of fans, who claim that they will never watch their favorite show without [insert character name here], it often works!

Below, 13 shows that did the same thing The Good Wife did Sunday night, and not only survived, but thrived.


M*A*S*H Actor Allan Arbus Dies at 95

Allan Arbus, best known for his dozen appearances as the sarcastic psychiatrist Maj. Sidney Freedman on the ’70s series M*A*S*H, died Friday at his Los Angeles home, his daughter, photographer Amy Arbus, told The New York Times. He was 95.

Pick the Best TV Theme Song

Great TV show theme songs have a tendency to sneak up on you when you least expect it. Often times, you’ll find yourself humming one while taking a shower or walking down the street – and soon enough it’ll be stuck in your head for the entire rest of the day!

But that’s what makes a theme great. It worms its way into your brain and stays there for as long as you can remember, just like a decent Top 40 hit. Sometimes, if it’s good enough, it’ll even stick around after a show has ended.

Harry Morgan Dies at 96

Harry Morgan, who played Col. Sherman Potter on TV’s M*A*S*H and Jack Webb’s detective partner in Dragnet, died Wednesday at age 96.

The actor died in his home in Los Angeles after suffering from pneumonia, his daughter-in-law Beth Morgan tells the Associated Press.

“He was side-splittingly funny, a very gentle and loving father-in-law,” Beth Morgan said. “He was very humble about having such a successful career.”