Cliffhangers are a classic TV trope, used to leave viewers wanting more and entice them to tune in for the next episode. However, sometimes cliffhangers are never resolved, either because of cancellation or other reasons. Here are 10 forgotten TV shows that ended on cliffhangers:
10 Forgotten TV Shows That Ended on a Cliffhanger
1. Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)
This quirky fantasy comedy followed Ned, a pie baker who could bring dead things back to life with a touch, but only as long as he didn’t touch them again. Ned used his ability to solve murders with his partner Chuck, a private investigator. The show ended on a major cliffhanger, with Ned and Chuck finally about to kiss, but Ned accidentally touching Chuck and killing her.
2. Forever (2014-2015)
This supernatural crime drama followed Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner who worked with Detective Jo Martinez to solve murders. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with Henry discovering that he was being targeted by a mysterious group of people who wanted to kill him.
3. Firefly (2002-2003)
This sci-fi western followed the crew of the Serenity, a spaceship that traveled the galaxy in the year 2517. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the Serenity being attacked by a Reaver warship.
4. Alphas (2011-2012)
This sci-fi drama followed a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as Alphas. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the Alphas being hunted by a rogue Alpha named Stanton Parish.
5. Siberia (2013)
This supernatural thriller followed a group of reality TV contestants who were stranded in Siberia and had to contend with strange and dangerous forces. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the contestants being attacked by a mysterious creature.
6. Jane By Design (2012-2014)
This teen drama followed Jane Villanueva, a high school student who landed a job as a fashion designer for a prestigious company. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with Jane having to choose between her two love interests.
7. Revolution (2012-2014)
This post-apocalyptic drama followed a group of survivors who were trying to rebuild society after a nationwide blackout. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the survivors being attacked by a group of people known as the Patriots.
8. Manifest (2018-2021)
This supernatural drama followed the passengers of a flight that disappeared for five and a half years, but returned with no explanation. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the passengers facing a new threat from a mysterious figure known as the Major.
9. The Society (2019)
This teen drama followed a group of high school students who were mysteriously transported to a replica of their town, but without any adults. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the students discovering that they were not alone in the replica town.
10. Heels (2021-2022)
This drama series followed two brothers who were rival professional wrestlers. The show ended on a cliffhanger, with the brothers facing off in a match that could determine the future of their family business.
These are just a few of the many forgotten TV shows that ended on cliffhangers. It’s always frustrating when a show is cancelled without resolving its cliffhangers, but it can also be fun to speculate about what might have happened next.