To drum up anticipation for the next season, writers will often leave audiences hanging wondering what will happen next in their favorite TV shows. The usual strategies are killing (or potentially killing) off a main character or revealing major plot twists. Cliffhangers are also used to keep shows from being cancelled, hoping viewers will demand another season to find out what is in store for their favorite shows. Many series have used this tactic with great success in shows that vary from comedies to dramas, resulting in some very memorable cliffhangers in TV history. Check out some of the best here.
Ross (David Schwimmer) and Emily (Helen Baxendale) are preparing to say ‘I Do’ in London when Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) flies across the pond hoping to get Ross back. After seeing Ross with Emily, she decides to hold her peace and take a seat to watch the nuptials. Ross, however, says the wrong name and no one knows until the Season Five premiere what this means for Rachel and Ross, or Ross and Emily for that matter.