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->''"Aw man, a cliffhanger?! I hate those."''
-->-- '''Knuckles the Echidna''', ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''

For the proper reading experience, run the music from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tdu4uKSZ3M here.]]

A commonly seen caption at the end of serial installments, especially when there's a {{cliffhanger}}. Like TheEnd, but not so final. Contrast ToBeContinuedRightNow.

See also PreviouslyOn.

!!Noteworthy examples:


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
[+'''つづく''' = tsuzuku = to be continued+]

* This is quite notable in old {{Anime}} and {{Toku}} shows. Some modern ones still do this!
* Every episode of ''Anime/OutlawStar'' would end with the words ''TO BE CONTINUED'' blasting onto the screen, one after the other. (The last episode did this, then followed it with an epilogue, which in turn ended with "''SEE YOU AGAIN''".)
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' fans have grown to dread the show's famous TO BE CONTINUED card, which always seems to pop up abruptly at the most suspenseful possible moment. Sometimes this is lampshaded by having it actually be part of the episode, as in one ep where the crew is on a snowy mountain; at the end of the episode, the camera suddenly pulls away to reveal someone has inexplicably written "TO BE CONTINUED" in the snow. Aside from these few variations, the card has been in non-stop use since episode 3; nearly 17 years at this time of writing.
** Lampshaded by Brook, who's telling his story to the Straw Hats, stopping briefly to declare "To be continued", only to be met with anger from Sanji.
** Sometimes the card arrived in a unique way; for example, at the end of Episode 26, when Luffy used Gomu Gomu no Axe on the Baratie deck, "To Be Continued" was launched into the screen by the weaves created from the impact.
** Another creative one is in the Enies Lobby Arc as Luffy begins his siege on the World Government fortress. He knocks a few guards away before punching at the scene which segues into the "To Be Continued" screen.
** When Luffy recovers after [[spoiler:being poisoned to near-death by Magellan]] by being fed mountains of food, he screams "I'm better!" as the camera zooms out to show all of Impel Down; the camera then immediately hard-zooms back to Level 5.5 and into his mouth before fading to black and showing "To Be Continued", implying that he ate the cameraman.
** When the first half of the series was completed, rather than do the usual "To Be Continued" shot, the episode ended with "[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110925035638/onepiece/images/8/8d/Newworldcard.PNG Go To New World]]".
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
** Every episode, and in English. Even though most episodes don't end on cliffhangers. Originally in all caps, it was changed to mixed case when the show shifted to widescreen.
** At the end of the last episode of every "series" in Japan[[note]]Dub seasons 5, 9, and 13[[/note]], it ends with "Next Time... A New Beginning!" instead.
** The XY series, however, ends with "And to our own way" appearing in golden letters over the sky.
** Edited out of most of the dub "Chronicles" episodes.
** The [[VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon Mystery Dungeon]] special episodes also end this way, even though only the second one ("Time and Darkness") was continued (indirectly) by episode 3 ("Sky: Beyond Time and Darkness").
* Nearly every episode of ''Manga/DeathNote'' ends in a black screen, an ominous "Tsuzuku" written in the lower-right.
** Which ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' did before they did.
*** Even before that, Hideaki Anno's previous series ''Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater'' had the same ending screen.
* ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' featured Renton (along with Eureka during the second half) saying "To be continued" at the end of every episode, changing the effect based on the mood of the ending, so a cheerful episode would end with a happy exclamation and a sad one with a morose, doubtful murmur. The last episode finished with [[TheEnd "The end!"]]
** There were a few exceptions, however:
## After Holland pounded Renton into a HeroicBSOD, the episode ended with the sound of Eureka slamming the door.
## After Renton takes out military [=KLF=]s and then realizing that [[spoiler:actual people were piloting them]], the episode ended with the sound of Renton puking all over the place.
## When Eureka finds out that Renton [[spoiler:isn't on the Gekko, [[TearJerker right after]] realizing she's in love with him...]]
---> Renton, I want to see you.
## The penultimate episode has only Renton saying "To Be Continued".
** In fact, the Japanese voice actors picked up the habit for the DVD commentaries. They finish off with "To be continued!" every time.
** SequelSeries ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'' continues the tradition with new main character Ao saying the "To be continued" line. Like Renton, he has a different tone depending on the events of the episode. The first exception was in Episode 14, where the only thing heard was [[spoiler: the crackling fire from Naru's attack.]] The second was in Episode 19 which ended with [[spoiler: the sound of the Quartz exploding from Christophe's HeroicSacrifice]]. The third was in Episode 22, due to the episode's unique ending that replaced the normal credits animation.
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' ends every episode with a title card flashing "to be continued" on the screen, before it melts away like old, worn film and the EndingTheme starts to play.
* ''Anime/TheBigO'''s ended stand-alone episodes with a black screen and the words "We have come to terms". For multipart episodes, the words would be "To be continued..."
* In a dub example, most episodes of ''Anime/YuGiOh''[=/=]''Anime/YuGiOhGX''[=/=]''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' will end with a To Be Continued message at the end, which were not present in the original version. Episode 223 of ''Yu-Gi-Oh!'' changed this to a "To Be Concluded..." to state that the next episode was the finale.
* A good few episodes of ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' end with a To Be Continued at the end of an episode.
** one or two episodes have even subverted this. For example, at the end of episode 27, Ichigo is by Ikkaku warned about Kenpachi, and the To Be Continued pops up over an image of Kenpachi with a sinister smile, then irises out. A few seconds later, it irises back in to a shot of a slightly bewildered Kenpachi, who has been led into another dead end by Yachiru.
* Episodes of ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' end with large captions of "To Be Continued" in blocky, comic book title style text.
* In a lighthearted contrast with the Death Note/Evangelion/Nadia examples above, ''Manga/KareKano'' (also directed by Creator/HideakiAnno, like the latter two of the aforementioned anime), sets its "To Be Continued" in red, on a white background.
* The end of each dubbed episode of ''[[Anime/TekkamanBlade Teknoman]]'' ended with a grating voice saying "To Be Continued", as the words themselves were shown on the screen.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'': "See You Space Cowboy..."
* TheNineties Canadian dub added this phrase to some ''Anime/SailorMoon'' episodes that did not originally have it.
* The intertitle that closes out each [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming act]] of ContinuityReboot ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' has GratuitousFrench phrase ''A Suivre'' at left, and a painted silhouette of an Creator/AlphonseMucha-inspired princess at right, haloed with an outer ring of planetary signs and inner painting of the Moon Castle, accented by white lilies and stenciled doilies.
* One signature mark of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is the "To be continued..." arrow pointing left at the end of every chapter when the current enemy is defeated.
** The AnimatedAdaptation uses this arrow at the end of every episode (except obviously for the final episode of a story arc).
* Every episode of ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'' ends with Luluco saying "To be continued" (directly addressing the audience at certain times), [[AndTheAdventureContinues including the finale]]. [[spoiler: The only exception is Episode 10, where she says "Never to be continued" due to her [[DeathByDespair dying of a broken heart]].]]
* ''Anime/{{Classicaloid}}'' is mainly an comedy/slice-of-life anime but it has a very slow developing story arc, which may be why every episode ends with "To be continued" screen. More notable is the fact that it features the music term "attacca", which directs a performer to go without pause to the next section. Quite fitting for a show focusing on classical music and composers.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* At the end of ''Comicbook/{{Superman}} Beyond 3-D'', this is [[spoiler:what Superman inscribes on the slab of stone he leaves as inspiration for the Monitors]].
** It's not an inspiration. It's a ''warning''. [[spoiler: The Monitors sought to control Story itself. Superman is leaving them a pointed reminder that they'll never be able to. Not forever.]]
* Every issue of ''ComicBook/SpiderGirl'' ended with "To Be Continued--!" or "The End... For Now!" The series was, for 12 years, in constant danger of cancellation. First it was one issue of ''ComicBook/WhatIf'', then a 12-issue limited series, which expanded to an ongoing. Then it was cancelled, relaunched, cancelled, incorporated in an anthology, relaunched as a miniseries, and at last a one-shot finale that was even titled "The End". It still ended with "... For Now!"
* In 1977 when Marvel Comics got the rights to the Hanna-Barbera characters, certain books featured a two-page teaser of another character's book with a "to be continued" tag for that other character's book.

* ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture''
** A "To be continued" card was added at the end of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' for its VHS release, and removed for the DVD release. According to the writers, they hadn't originally intended to continue the story. If they had, they wouldn't have put Jennifer in the car.
** ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' has "To be concluded".
* Featured in some ''Film/JamesBond'' movies. Earlier ones would end with the title of the next planned adaptation. Nowadays, they just end with "[[AC:James Bond will return]]". Of course, these days it's a given and it's only added to the end of the credits.
* Done in a few multi-film movies such as ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded'' and ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''
* ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'': After the Copyright notice and MPAA logo, a logo appears with the text "A Luta Continua" - Portuguese for "The Struggle Continues" ("To be continued").
* Most Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse movies have "[The hero] will return" messages at the end of the credits.
* ''Film/It2017'': With the marketing having deliberately hidden any mention of a second film featuring an adult timeline that would imply Pennywise's return, this film makes sure to exploit the SequelHook as a deliberate shock for those unfamiliar with the novel. The ending title card "IT" seems to linger for just a {{Beat}} too long, and then two extra words appear: "Chapter One".

* Lucian's ''Literature/TrueHistory'' ends this way, claiming the adventure will be detailed in further books. Like the rest of the book, this is a lie.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' started doing this at the ends of multiparters with the beginning of the second season of the revival.
** The most prominent example being the end of the penultimate episode of Season 4, ''The Stolen Earth'', in which [[spoiler:the Doctor and Donna have finally found the Earth and along with it, the Doctor's beloved former companion Rose, who has been lost on a parallel world for the last two seasons. The pair begin running towards each other as fast as they can, leading every Doctor/Rose shipper to believe they would finally share their first kiss and the Doctor would confess his feelings to Rose at last - at which point a Dalek appears around a corner, shoots the Doctor, spoils the reunion, and forces a regeneration, shocking fans who believed David Tennant would be continuing in the role for at least another year]]. Needless to say, it was a hell of a cliffhanger, and therefore, unlike every other episode to date of New Who, did not feature clips of the next week's episode, only the words TO - BE - CONTINUED. By the way, [[spoiler:the Doctor got better. ]]
** The original run of the series had an implied ToBeContinued at the conclusion of the majority of its episodes since a single story would span multiple episodes, usually four but sometimes as few as two or as many as twelve.
* Every episode of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' ends with "To Be Continued...". Even the volume finales ended on to be continued.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' did this in most of their two- and three-part episodes, though there were a couple of exceptions:
** "Duane Barry," "Ascension," and "One Breath" are considered part of a trilogy. "Duane Barry" ends with ToBeContinued, but "Ascension" does not. This might be because the standalone episode "3" was aired and is set between "Ascension" and "One Breath," while Scully is still missing.
** "Gethsemane" continues into "Redux" and "Redux II," and ends with the news that Mulder has shot himself in the head. Instead of ending with ToBeContinued, "Gethsemane" simply ends with a black screen for a few seconds, followed by "Executive Producer: Chris Carter." It could have been used as a means to trick the viewers at the time into thinking that Mulder really had committed suicide and that that was the final episode.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' used this on most of its multi-part episodes, of which there were many. But it was used most infamously on the final apisode, after a hugely dramatic moment, when the series was ''[[ScrewedByTheNetwork cancelled!]]'' Thankfully, there was a later mini-series to WrapItUp.
** WordOfGod stated that they had the chance to edit out the cliffhanger ending, but left it in as a TakeThat against Sci-Fi for backing out of a contract for a fifth season (and [[KickTheDog at the last possible moment, too]]).
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' had this a few times, with the very first episode and the two-part season 3 finale "Graduation Day". The rest tended to be more arc-based, and so they needed to either do it almost every episode, or never.
* Averted by ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Even when they have a two part episode (the season 1 and 4 finales), they never end it with "To be continued", instead just putting LOST on screen. In syndication, the two hour episodes are split up in half with "to be continued", however.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' referred to this in his act (in a two part episode). See above.
* ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ended every other episode with Batman and Robin in some dangerous situation, with the narrator saying to tune in 'Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel' to see what happens next.
* The ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iOMG" has a variant where the two-producer credits don't show up at the end, indicating a "To Be Continued" vibe. Yeah, "To Be Continued"...'' months after that episode aired.''
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had a number of these, but most famously was the season 3 CliffHanger, ''Best Of Both Worlds, Part One'':
-->'''[[YouAreInCommandNow Commander Riker]]''': Mr. Worf... [[WhamLine Fire.]]
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' was the first ''Franchise/StarTrek'' series to go beyond {{Two Part Episode}}s with the triple-episode arc at the beginning of season 2[[note]]"The Homecoming"/"The Circle"/"The Siege"[[/note]]. It would go on to use an astonishing ''six part serial'' in the final months of the show, and was easily the most continuity-dependent Trek show ever aired.
* Despite the arc nature of the show, ''Series/BurnNotice'' only did this once: at the end of the penultimate Season 4 episode, when Michael regains control of an extremely volatile piece of information that puts him right in the crosshairs of the organization that burned him (that previously wanted to use him instead of killing him). With the revelation that he's brought a literal war on his head, as the organization has more resources and ability to act freely than anyone he's faced, along with a now-active desire to kill him, he announces that "Tomorrow is going to be a long day", and the episode ends with the trope.
* ''Series/HellsKitchen'' rarely does "To Be Continued" segments, and some were usually reserved for their season finales, but they had one before that in Season 6: mainly because one of the contestants wanted to try and ''fight the host!'' After that, season 10's held quite a few extra ones itself.
* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' features this in the mid-season finale of their second season. [[PlayedWith Notable]] in that the word [[TrollingCreator "Sorry"]] shortly follows.
** The {{season finale}} has the To Be Continued followed by "Come on, you knew this was coming."
** The third mid-season finale end with "[[WhamEpisode Oh #?$%!!!!!!]] ... To Be Continued"
* The multi-part stories of ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' ("Punky Gets A Home," "Changes," etc.) had this.
* Game shows that were "straddled" (interrupted due to the end of the show) would be continued on the next show but did not use "To be continued" tags. The host would simply inform us that the game would resume on the next show.
* ''Series/AustinAndAlly'' has one at the end of "Chapters and Choices", but luckily this episode didn't end with "OnTheNext Austin and Ally", instead showing a credits scene regarding Ally's parents. Same goes with "Proms and Promises", but ends with an argument with Dez and Chuck than a "On the Next". In both cases, many Auslly shippers were annoyed at the outcome.
** The series' penultimate episode, "Musicals & Moving On", do also end with this trope... before the VanityPlate shows up. And no, still no "On the next" at all. The "PreviouslyOn" for the finale doesn't even happen, but instead a repeat of the final scene before Ally continues her line from the last part of the last scene of the previous episode.
* In Toku shows, episodes used to end with "Tsuzuku" on the right-bottom corner of the screen, but now has been changed in current ones. ''Franchise/KamenRider'' shows a still of the last scene with borders that best reflect the current rider (For example, in ''Series/KamenRiderOOO'', a rocky border with the Core Medals that Eiji currently has). Franchise/SuperSentai has a line that replaced "Tsuzuku" with "After this CM, stay tuned for the next episode preview!" (or something like it), starting with Series/EngineSentaiGoOnger. Sentai after Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger but up to Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger just ends their episodes with the logo of the show instead.
** ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' 's version actually says TO BE CONTINUED in [[GratuitousEnglish English]], despite the show being in Japanese. So does ''Series/UltramanNexus'' and oddly enough, ''Series/PowerRangersDinoForceBrave'', which is a ''Korean Kyoryuger sequel!''
** ''Series/HikoninSentaiAkibaranger'' brings back the "Tsuzuku" part.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' did this for its multi-part episodes.
* ''{{Series/Merlin|2008}}'' had "The Adventure Continues..."at the end of many episodes.
* Used on the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' series during two-part episodes, or most of them at least.
* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' also used it for two-part eps.

* Every episode of CBC Radio's arts show [[http://www.cbc.ca/q/ Q]] ends with the host saying "To be continued."

* At the end of the first act of ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', the narrator says "to be continued" as a beanstalk springs up behind the characters. This is the only suggestion until the second act that the ensemble's concluding declamation, "And HappilyEverAfter!", is mistaken.
* ''Theatre/SweetCharity'' has a "TO BE CONTINUED" sign appear at the moment of PseudoCrisis that ends the first act.

* ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}} 2'' finished [[TheStinger its post-credits epilogue scene]] with To Be Continued. ''VideoGame/EarthBound'', on the other side of the ocean, had the phrase replaced with The End?[[note]]Which turned out to be an ominously prescient move on the part of [=EarthBound=]'s translators.[[/note]]
** Mother 3 played with this trope. After Lucas [[spoiler:pulls the final Needle and the dragon wakes up]], after some events, the player is left with a black screen with simply "END ?" on it. No cast, no credits. Just that. A regular player can end the game right there, HOWEVER, a more curious gamer can find out that the player has entered "the world of MOTHER 3" and can control himself/herself for the true ending.
* In the ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' Arcade FightingGame by Capcom, the To Be Continued sign pops up after the match ends as a MythologyGag.
** The gag was carried over into ''VideoGame/JoJosBizarreAdventureAllStarBattle'' at the end of the ''[=JoJolion=]'' story, as opposed to the regular "Part Completed" screen for the previous stories.
* Likewise, each level in ''VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors'' ends with the series' classic "TO BE CONTINUED" card. The game even ends with another MythologyGag, with "GO TO NEW WORLD" appearing instead.
* ''VideoGame/DiddyKongRacing'' featured "To be continued" at the ending credits. It was removed however in the DS remake of the game.
* Appears at the end of Chapters 1-4 of ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', with each one describing the title of the next chapter.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'': A premiere for the series, and a quite disturbing one, since the game ends with [[spoiler:a BadEnding caused by a TimeCrash, along with Serah dying and Lightning being reduced to a crystal stasis. ''Good lord''.]]
* As the Main Story Quests in ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' get periodical updates, the game will display a message regarding "new chapters will be added" if the player has managed to catch up with the latest Main Story Chapter.
* Done at the end of each episode of ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' aside from the ends of each act to make the parallels to being an interactive Anime or Japanese Drama series more obvious.
* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'', a prequel to the first ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' game, ends with the message "To be continued in ''VideoGame/DragonQuest''".
* The same thing happens in the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' prequel ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', ending with "To be continued in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''".
* The ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' GameMod ''Mushroom Kingdom Meltdown'' has a very... strange example of this in that the 'To be Continued' screen pops up... right after what you'd expect to be the final boss intro. Oh wait, not quite the final boss, it pops up after what should be the DiscOneFinalBoss intro cutscene (what looks like half the world map is completely unexplored). Cut to credits and ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' music. It's a bit of an anti climax, and can be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KWSc6XQ5rnI#t=498s seen here]] in {{LetsPlay/raocow}}'s video. Made more confusing by how the sequel doesn't quite continue from that point either.
* Cases in the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' series work like this. They are built like chapters, so each time the player finishes an important part of the story/investigation, they will be met with a "To Be Continued" screen, followed by a save prompt.
* A number of Dinamic games end on the promise of a continuation, including ''Army Moves'', ''Navy Moves'' and ''Rescue from Atlantis'' (whose sequel was never made).
* ''VideoGame/WanganMidnight Maximum Tune 2''[='=]s Story Mode chapter 79, featuring Tatsuya and Koichi racing against each other, ends with "TO BE CONTINUED" rather than the usual results screen. They pick up where they left off in chapter 80.
* ''Letters from Nowhere'' ends with a postmark that says "LFN - To be continued."
* Used frequently in the ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' series, typically to denote that you've reached a critical plot point too early and need to go through at least one of the other story paths before you can continue past it.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Seen in many of the first Appisotes of ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr''. The first appisote stated it would be continued on “NOVEMBR 34TH 2069”.
* ''WebAnimation/DeadFantasy'' uses this at the end of some episodes. Episodes III and IV, being released at the same time as V, simply had "Not The End" - but due to AuthorExistenceFailure, they definitely ''aren't'' going to be continued.
* The first installment of ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}}: the Movie'' plays with it. A scene towards the end gets interrupted with a RecordNeedleScratch sound and "TO BE CONTINUED..." appearing, and after a pause the scene resumes.
** The second ended with "2 B CONFREAKINTINUED!!!1" (It wasn't.)
* Every epiosde of WebAnimation/EVTVWeather ends with a silly variation of the words "To Be Continued".

* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', any strip that indicates the start of a story arc gets a "To Be Continued..." at the end, even if the story had been going on for a few strips.
* ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'' [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/041025c For An Unnecessary Cliffhanger]]
* Website/PlatypusComix uses this phrase often. If the conclusion comes only a few days or weeks after the beginning, Peter Paltridge removes the phrase after the conclusion's release (most of the time).

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': It appears at the ends of some stories that have multiple parts, such as:
** [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/stories/783 Kayda 10: There's No Place Like Poe (Part 5)]]
** [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/stories/782 Kayda 10: There's No Place Like Poe (Part 4)]]
** [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/stories/771 Kayda 10: There's No Place Like Poe (Part 3)]]: Is slightly different, using "(to be continued)", instead of "To Be Continued".
** [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/stories/766 Kayda 10: There's No Place Like Poe (Part 2)]]
** [[http://whateleyacademy.net/index.php/stories/766 Kayda 10: There's No Place Like Poe (Part 1)]]: Is a subversion, or something, with "END OF PART 1.".
* ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' does a brilliant variant of this: After the end credits of episode 11 the word "Continue?" appears on screen with a big countdown below counting down from 20 seconds. Meanwhile the camera slowly pulls back to reveal an arcade machine titled [[NameDrop Sword Art Onine Abridged]]. The clock keeps counting down while the screen fades to black, and just before it should reach zero, there's the sound of a coin being inserted.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had "to be concluded".
** They also had "To be continued", spoken in a thick, Scottish burr.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'' subverted it. "To Be Continued... [[ToBeContinuedRightNow Immediately".]]
** Again in "The Simpsons Spinoff Showcase". "Chief Wiggum, P.I. will return...right now."
** Played straight with Part 1 of "Who Shot Mr. Burns?", which is the only episode of the series to end with one.
** Used during an act break in "Separate Vocations" when Snake is about to run Bart over with his car. After the commercial break, the next segment is opened as "Act II: Death Drives a Stick," parodying the style of ''Series/TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco''.
* On the animated series ''WesternAnimation/{{COPS}}'', the first parts of the two-part episodes ended with "Case Continued" instead of the usual "Case Closed."
* A "To be continued" shows up in the end of the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Stewie Kills Lois", which strongly resembles the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Star Trek: TNG]]'' "To be continued" sign, complete with the ending music from the episode "Best of Both Worlds".
** One is also used in "The Thin White Line" after Brian leaves the family to go find himself.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' places "To Be Continued" cards at the cliffhanger endings of the first parts of all of its two-part episodes. Humorously, though, when the episodes are originally broadcasted, the two parts are aired back-to-back, and as such the plot is continued only a few seconds afterwards.
** In the Japanese dub of part one of both [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 "The Return of Harmony"]] and [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 "A Canterlot Wedding"]], Discord and fake!Cadance even say "Tsuzuku" (To be continued, literally) while the card with the words つづく showed up on screen! Oddly enough, the PreviouslyOn segments for the next episodes are omitted though...
* For ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'', there's "Transmission Interrupted." Though these were for one 30-minute long episode then the two short format. The episode would continue upon return from commercial break with the words "Transmission Re-established".
** If episodes ended with a cliffhanger, the words "Transmission To be continued".
* Although nearly every episode from the first season of ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' ends on a cliffhanger, this phrase does not appear onscreen until the season finale. That episode ends with [[spoiler:a Skrull knocking out ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, then becoming his double.]]
* To Be Continued on tomorrow's ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe''!
* A "To Be Continued" showed up on a few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', only the ones split into parts.
* ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': Happens in "Snow Wade and the 77 Dwarfs", at the end of the first part.
* Season 2 through 4 of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'', which were serialized 5-minute episodes, affected the "To be continued" tags at the end of the first four episodes of each arc.
* In its original CBS run (and initial syndication), ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' concluded with a teaser of the next episode, followed by "To Be Continued Next Week." Cartoon Network and Boomerang runs of the show omit this altogether.
%%* "[[WesternAnimation/MarthaSpeaks Awww, I hate 'To Be Continued'!]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Exit 9-B" surprisingly does not show any sort of "To Be Continued" card at the end of Part 1. Benson catches the gang, cut to longer-than-usual credits. The only way viewers know this ''is'' a two-parter is because the title card had "Part 1" in it. Both parts are usually broadcasted back-to-back, though.