The term came into use in American television in the early 1990s, as a variation of the term season finale. Prior to that, closing episodes were originally called the "final episode" or "last episode."
- The promotional or advertisement term used to describe the final episode of a television program, usually a situation comedy or a drama.
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:Traditional Chinese: ç³»åçµå±
:Pinyin: xilie jieju
Dutch: reeks conclusie
French: conclusion de sÃ©rie
German: Reihe Zusammenfassung
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Italian: finale di serie
:Romaji: shirÄ«zu finÄre
:Hangul: ìë¦¬ì¦ ì¢
:Romaja: sirijeu jongakjang
Latin: conclusio serei televisionis nominative, conclusionis serei television genitive singular, conclusiones sererum televisionum nominative plural
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:Russian: zaklyucheniye seriyi
Spanish: conclusiÃ³n de la serie
As a common use-term, the term series finale is used to refer to a planned final episode, which includes resolution. The term last episode is used to refer to the last episode of a television program that was canceled after that episode was filmed.