There are countless examples of TV shows that started out strong, but whose later seasons and/or endings proved very polarizing, or even outright hated. Your challenge is to take one of these shows and improve its later seasons, its ending, or both, whichever applies.

Note: This only applies to shows that ended and stayed ended, so no shows that never got cancelled like The Simpsons or got uncancelled like Family Guy. A show that got a reboot/revival is fine, provided it's meant to be a distinct entity rather than a continuation of what came before.
 
Star Trek:TOS

Very simple. Have the crew of the Enterprise finish their five year mission.

(NB I know that the webseries New Voyages/Phase 2 did have a finale two parter)
 
How I Met Your Mother:
Literally anything different to the actual finale.

ALF
ALF / Gordon Shumway gets picked up by Skip & Rhonda just before the military arrive.
 
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Wander Over Yonder: Stays on as long as Craig McCracken likes, making for a better ending.

Jim Henson's Dinosaurs: Another group of Bunch Beetles turn out to still exist before everything goes haywire, and the main plot is getting their population back up again. OR the main characters find that cider poppies can be used to make foodstuffs and act accordingly.
 
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Re-imagined Battlestar Galactica alternative endings:
Option 1 - Reaches Earth of a similar/superior technical level pursued by Cylons who get stomped on by Earth.
Option 2 - Reach our Earth and wonder why they bothered...
 
Last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise isn't that of the whole show being Will Riker Binging the travels and adventures of the NX-01 Enterprise from the Holodeck of the 24thC Enterprise
 
Steven Universe: The final arc of the original series is longer, so the Diamonds (who did a LOT of bad shit to put it mildly) aren't all redeemed in a single 44 minute episode. IIRC the Crewniverse wanted to have more episodes but were afraid that Cartoon Network would cancel the show, so they ended up cramming everything important together into Change Your Mind. So let's say CN is more cooperative or something and voilá, (somewhat) more believable Diamond redemption.

I haven't watched SU Future and likely never will, so I can't say anything about it.
 
The Young Ones: Rik, Vyvian, & Neil jump from the bus before it hits the cliff. Mike doesn't.

In the first episode of Filthy Rich & Catflap, it's established that Ralph Filthy, Richie Rich & Edward Catflap are Neil, Rik & Vyvian.. and instead of being all about the world of celebrity, the three of them are living undercover under assumed names (after robbing that bank in the Young Ones) trying various money making schemes to get by "under the radar".
 
You know a Hawke Eye suicide after Frank fails to save him would be a Very Very Special Episode. I don’t think Americans handle tragedy well though.
 
The Young Ones: Rik, Vyvian, & Neil jump from the bus before it hits the cliff. Mike doesn't.

In the first episode of Filthy Rich & Catflap, it's established that Ralph Filthy, Richie Rich & Edward Catflap are Neil, Rik & Vyvian.. and instead of being all about the world of celebrity, the three of them are living undercover under assumed names (after robbing that bank in the Young Ones) trying various money making schemes to get by "under the radar".


In the First episode of Bottom its revealed that Rich and Catflap are Eddie and Richie, Ralph/Neil disappeared. Ritchie and Eddie are increasingly desperate to raise enough money to escape the UK and are increasingly paranoid that everyone is out to get them. In "Smells" they actually kill the gasman and dump his body

In "Carnival" Ritchie and Eddie are captured not by the police but by a team of professional kidnappers who knock them out. When they wake up they're in a room being faced by Neil and Mike from The Young Ones...
 
The original Teen Titans show: Make one or two more seasons. Starfire lacks a season focused on her and the other season could be focused on the team transitioning into a new path.

Starfire’s season could focus on space and introduce some obscure DC space heroes (The Omega Men would be an obvious one and maybe even Captain Comet). Also, having her redeem Blackfire would be a nice contrast to everyone's else stories
 
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