History Cliffhanger / LiveActionTV

26th Jun '17 6:04:54 PM Brainbin
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* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': One of the ways the "Diane era" was distinct from the "Rebecca era" was that the former ended each season after the first[[note]]which had such low ratings that the creators weren't sure if it would be renewed[[/note]] with a cliffhanger:
** Season 2: Sam and Diane get into a ''literal'' knock-down, drag-out brawl and break up, with Diane quitting and leaving Cheers, apparently for good.
** Season 3: Diane leaves Cheers to become Mrs. Frasier Crane, flying off to Europe for the wedding, only ''after'' having rekindled her romance with Sam; Sam hems and haws but eventually leaves to go after her.
** Season 4: Sam has been dating a prominent local politician but his feelings for Diane once again resurface, and he has to decide between the two. The episode ends with him making a phonecall to one of them and proposing marriage - but we aren't shown which one!
** Season 5: Sam and Diane are about to get married but they call off the wedding so that Diane can write a novel. She leaves Cheers and promises to return in six months. Even though she's previously left Cheers "for good" on several occasions, Sam seems to think this time she really will despite (ironically enough) her protestations to the contrary. Since Shelley Long left the show after this, he was right, although technically she did come BackForTheFinale six ''years'' (not months) later.
28th May '17 7:37:04 PM Onlythrice
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' typically ends each season with one.
** Season 1 ended with Jake confessing his feelings for Rosa before going undercover.
** Season 2 ended with [[TheStoic Holt]] being forced to leave the squad.
** Season 3 ended with Holt and Jake being threatened by a notorious [[TheDon mob boss]] they had been tracking all season, causing them to enter the witness protection program and hide out in Florida.
** Midway through Season 4 the show went on a four-month hiatus after [[CloudCuckooLander Gina]] got hit by a bus. [[spoiler: She got better.]]
** Season 4 ended with Jake and Rosa [[FrameUp being framed for a bank robbery]] by a DirtyCop [[spoiler: and sentenced to 25 years in prison.]]



** Season 1 ends with Piper giving a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Pennsatucky. [[spoilers: Penn lives.]]
** Season 3 has Alex cornered in the greenhouse by Aydin, Kubra's hitman. [[spoilers: Lolly saves her by beating him down.]]

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** Season 1 ends with Piper giving a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Pennsatucky. [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Penn lives.]]
** Season 3 has Alex cornered in the greenhouse by Aydin, Kubra's hitman. [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Lolly saves her by beating him down.]]
22nd Apr '17 10:49:14 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/HandOfGod'': The series ends on this, given its cancellation. Several plot threads are left dangling.
4th Apr '17 8:38:39 AM ZimFan89
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** Season Eleven: [[spoiler: The Darkness and God come to a peaceful resolution, and both leave the physical world. Dean seemingly disappears, and Sam is confronted by a Men of Letters Assassin from the British chapter remnants]]

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** Season Eleven: [[spoiler: The Darkness and God come to a peaceful resolution, and both leave the physical world. Dean seemingly disappears, and Sam is confronted by a Men of Letters Assassin assassin from the British chapter remnants]]remnants, and Dean discovers that his mother has been brought BackFromTheDead.]]
4th Jan '17 12:20:53 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Season 2: Jon is set to be taken before the King Beyond the Wall and the White Walkers move to attack the Fist of the First Men.
** Season 3: Jon returns to Castle Black barely alive. Yara Greyjoy sets out to rescue her brother.
** Season 4: Tyrion plunges House Lannister into chaos before fleeing.
** Season 5: Brienne raised her sword and sentenced Stannis to death, Myrcella was shown bleeding from her nose and collapsing after Ellaria poisons her, Daenerys was shown surrounded by a khalasar, Sansa and Theon jumped off the wall of Winterfell to avoid Ramsey's wrath, Arya was blinded, Jon was stabbed repeatedly by his men and left bleeding in the snow.
29th Dec '16 11:14:33 AM nombretomado
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** Considering [[DavidLynch who made it]], [[TheWalrusWasPaul that was probably completely intentional]].

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** Considering [[DavidLynch [[Creator/DavidLynch who made it]], [[TheWalrusWasPaul that was probably completely intentional]].
30th Nov '16 5:39:01 PM kawaiineko333
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* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' has had quite a few of them.
** Season 1 ends with Piper giving a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Pennsatucky. [[spoilers: Penn lives.]]
** Season 3 has Alex cornered in the greenhouse by Aydin, Kubra's hitman. [[spoilers: Lolly saves her by beating him down.]]
** Season 4 has a riot about to break out, and with Daya holding a gun to Humphrey's head.
6th Nov '16 10:18:58 AM nombretomado
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** The 14th season finale, "Conundrum," also was billed as the series' finale of the original CBS version. However, the episode itself was not unlike the other season finales. Here, J.R. fears he has lost his empire and everyone that means everything to him, and contemplating suicide, is visited by an angel(?), who, in a ''ItsAWonderfulLife''-type dream, shows him how others would have fared without him. In the end, J.R. trains the gun at his head; Bobby, concerned for J.R.'s welfare, arrives at Southfork just in time to hear gunfire coming from J.R.'s bedroom, rushes to the door and says, "Oh my God!" Viewers are left to wonder whether J.R. killed himself ... a question that wouldn't be answered for another five years and the first of the reunion movies.

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** The 14th season finale, "Conundrum," also was billed as the series' finale of the original CBS version. However, the episode itself was not unlike the other season finales. Here, J.R. fears he has lost his empire and everyone that means everything to him, and contemplating suicide, is visited by an angel(?), who, in a ''ItsAWonderfulLife''-type ''ItsAWonderfulPlot''-type dream, shows him how others would have fared without him. In the end, J.R. trains the gun at his head; Bobby, concerned for J.R.'s welfare, arrives at Southfork just in time to hear gunfire coming from J.R.'s bedroom, rushes to the door and says, "Oh my God!" Viewers are left to wonder whether J.R. killed himself ... a question that wouldn't be answered for another five years and the first of the reunion movies.
1st Oct '16 7:21:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TotalRecall2070'': The show ends with Farve getting possibly damaged beyond repair and going into hibernation, the future of David and Olivia Hume as a couple being uncertain because of trust issues, and Calley getting contacted by Farve's creator, who has apparently survived the destruction of his body. Since the series was cancelled at this point, these dangling plot threads were never resolved.
28th Sep '16 7:55:39 AM LondonKdS
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*** Almost all of William Hartnell's stories were presented with a cliffhanger right at the end, except for season finales and one or two other exceptions, to create the impression of a single run-on adventure. This makes life notoriously awkward for ExpandedUniverse writers trying to find {{Time Skip}}s to put stories in - Peter Purves once joked that there is "one scene change in "The Gunfighters"" that holds virtually all of his Steven & Dodo audios. (Of course, at the time, there was no concern about this sort of thing.) Most Troughton stories did not do this and there is a lot more room to add material into his timeline. The practice was briefly revisited by the show in Season 12 as part of a RevisitingTheRoots approach with the new Doctor, causing similar problems fitting in adventures with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry.

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*** Almost all of William Hartnell's stories were presented with a cliffhanger right at the end, except for season finales and one or two other exceptions, to create the impression of a single run-on adventure. This makes life notoriously awkward for ExpandedUniverse writers trying to find {{Time Skip}}s to put stories in - Peter Purves once joked that there is "one scene change in "The Gunfighters"" that holds virtually all of his Steven & Dodo audios. (Of course, at the time, there was no concern about this sort of thing.) Most Troughton stories did not do this and there is a lot more room to add material into his timeline. The practice was briefly revisited by the show in Season 12 as part of a RevisitingTheRoots approach with the new Doctor, causing similar problems fitting in adventures with the Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane and Harry. There were also a small number of later examples, notably Nyssa collapsing at the end of "Four to Doomsday", which leads into "Kinda", and the ending of "Frontios" with the TARDIS going out of control, which turns out to be due to it being accidentally caught in the Dalek time tunnel that features in "Resurrection of the Daleks".
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