It’s a significant year for TV series finales. “Gossip Girl” ended in December, “Fringe” concludes Friday. “30 Rock” and “The Office” are closing in on their last laughs. “Breaking Bad” takes its bow later this year.

USA Today has published two noteworthy pieces on TV finishes this week. The first on the challenge of crafting the proper ending; the second on personal favorites — The Sopranos, Newhart, Six Feet Under, St. Elsewhere, Friday Night Lights, Frasier, Seinfeld — of TV producers.

Those series finales aren’t going to write themselves

TV producers’ personal favorite finales