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TV is known for the cliffhanger, especially between seasons. But, some shows never make it past a season or two, even if they get great ratings. Who knows why, but these TV shows all have one thing in common: They were all canceled before a cliffhanger was resolved. What happened? Who can say? But, inquiring minds STILL want to know…
As season 2 closes, President Palmer shakes hands with Mandy and passes out from a virus she intentionally exposes him to. Naturally, when season 3 begins, we expect to find out why. And we waited for SIX MORE YEARS!!! It was never mentioned again…
Lois And Clark
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman ended its 4-year run with a cliffhanger. Whose baby was in the Krypton bassinet in the last shot? Where did it come from? Lois and Clark had only just (finally) gotten married, and we never saw Lois with a baby bump. Was it another Immaculate Conception?
What happens to Eli? Does he fix the cryogenic pod? Do the aliens intervene and deliver the ops manual? And why does he just stare out the window as his oxygen slips away?
Was Tony killed? Why does the screen just go black? And what the hell happened to that Russian guy who somehow managed to get away from Chris and Paulie in the Pine Barrens AFTER HAVING HALF HIS HEAD BLOWN OFF???!!!
My Name Is Earl
Despite assurances the show would not be cancelled after its 4th season, we never found out if Earl ever got his karma straightened out by righting every wrong he’d ever committed. But, more importantly, did Crabman ever forgive his absentee dad?
In 2009, a remake of an early FOX show called V completely ignores the cliffhanger never resolved by the original show’s abrupt cancellation after just one year: What happened to the bomb planted by Diana in one of the friendly ships just as Humans and the Visitors sign a peace accord?
Only four episodes of Drive were aired, so what was the underground cross country race all about? And what mystery illness was Emma Stone’s father dying of?
Turns out, FlashForward was MEANT to be a giant mindf**k from the beginning. This one season wonder starts with everyone on Earth having a vision of themselves 6 months into the future. The cliffhanger? Everybody sees themselves 21 years into the future. Were they now immortal? Or all dead? Guess we’ll find out in 2030…
What was the Smoke Monster? Where did Walt’s powers come from? And, what was outside the church? We’ll never know, but it was one helluva ride anyway…