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Live Action TV
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The season five finale was advertised as the series finale on The WB, before the final two seasons were shown on UPN.
- Phil of the Future
- That's So Raven
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, although in this case, homage is paid internally. The last episode features portraits of characters from both The Land of Make-Believe and the titular neighborhood itself. Also, Mr. Rogers and Mr. McFeely shake hands, something which actor David Newell saw as an opportunity to thank Rogers for having been a great colleague and friend throughout the show's run.
- Legends of the Hidden Temple
- This was formerly company policy of Nickelodeon. Finales were proposed before, including the never-completed finale of The Angry Beavers, but they were shot down due to this policy. This was officially broken with the airing of the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius finale.
- Played With on Mighty Max—told that they could not make a real resolution because the show would rerun, the creators, feeling a bit snarky, created a scenario where Max gets sent back in time to relive the series over again.
- Apart from An Aesop on teamwork, The Magic School Bus "Takes a Dive" plays out like any other episode of the series, with the only clue being Miss Frizzle deciding it was time to retire at the episode's conclusion. That may be part of why the show has been in perpetual syndication since its first run ended in 1997.
- PBS Kids pretty much embodies this trope, for they never announce their series finales in-universe.