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Fall TV Preview: Five Cliffhangers I Can't Wait to See Resolved

Fall TV Preview: Five Cliffhangers I Can't Wait to See Resolved

I've given you the lowdown on the new shows heading to TV this fall, but, of course, a bunch of old favorites are also returning. Some of them left us in the lurch last spring, so today I'm listing off the top five cliffhangers that have me waiting eagerly for the shows to premiere.

5. "House"
One of my few problems with "House" has been that every episode is basically the same, but boy, is that about to change after the season finale that left House without a team. I already got a glimpse of what's coming at the TCA press tour, but I still can't wait to see where the old crew ends up and watch Hugh Laurie act the hell out of his character's search for new help.

4. "Desperate Housewives"
Usually when we talk about "cliffhangers," we're not being literal. But in the case of "Desperate Housewives," the term is a little too close for comfort, as we wrapped up last season with Edie's attempted suicide, among other dark matters (Lynette's cancer diagnosis, etc.) Is Edie really gone? Will she live on as Wisteria Lane's new ghost-narrator? And will the show's new neighbors bring some whimsy along with them?

Three more great cliffhangers, so

3. "Ugly Betty"
Death! Destruction! Questionable paternity! That's where "Betty" left us back in May, with Daniel and Alexis knocked out in a ditch, Santos possibly shot dead, and Henry flying away to be with Charlie, whose baby is not actually his. (And we call this a comedy?) I'm curious to see how the writers get us out of this bleak place while still keeping the show's trademark sense of humor.

2. "Heroes"
The first season of "Heroes" may have ended with an outer-space explosion, but that doesn't mean that we were given closure on everything. I can't wait to find out what's going on with Hiro in ancient Japan, what with all the menacing-looking warriors and such. I also look forward to finding out the answers to some lingering questions. Like, what's up with Sylar? We saw what appeared to be his death in the season finale, but I know we haven't seen the end of that bad boy. Plus, with all this casting news (including Kristen Bell!), I can't wait to check out all the new superheroes. Most importantly, though: What's going to be the new whispered tag line, since "Save the cheerleader, save the world" is kinda done?

1. "The Office"
All I can say about the final few moments of last season's finale: Squee! Will Pam and Jim finally, actually be together? Was it really "a date"? Or will there be yet another twist that keeps the pair apart? Plus, I want to see how Michael reacts to Ryan's promotion to the New York office and how Karen fits into the picture now. There's a lot of ground to cover, so I suppose it's good the season is kicking off with hour-long episodes.

"Desperate Housewives" and "Ugly Betty" photos copyright 2007 ABC, Inc.
"The Office" and "Heroes" photos courtesy of NBC
"House" photo courtesy of Fox

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musiclvr224 musiclvr224 9 years
I can't wait for House to return and to see what will happen. I just wacthed a marathon of Ugly Betty today on ABC family and I had only seen the first 10 episodes before the marathon.I was completely shocked by the season finale! I cried too because I am pretty sure Santos is dead....why else would the police have come to the house and Hilda was so upset. The police showing up at the door is usually a sign of someone who died.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
"Lost" is not on the list because it's not coming back this fall. I didn't forget about it, I was just trying to concentrate on the shows that we can actually see in the next few weeks, as opposed to 6 months from now.
joecool1 joecool1 9 years
I can not believe that Lost isn't on this the number one item. The finale last year completely ROCKED THE HOUSE. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole two hours. February can NOT get here quickly enough.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
so excited about Ugly Betty, especially! so much we don't know about! that was such a great season finale!! heroes is going to be exciting to watch soon too! i just adore that show
XShear XShear 9 years
What about Lost? Granted, it doesn't start until next year, but OMFG did I love the season finale. :)
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 9 years
i can't wait for GA of course, Bones, CSI (sara-dead or no?) and a few new ones =)
windynini windynini 9 years
I am going to be glued to my seat and TV for next week's The Office. I hope we get to see or know about Pam's and Jim's date.Ditto Quadruple Squee!!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I like the top three choices!
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
nyaradzom2001 - I had totally forgotten about Sara of CSI - that was a good one. Now I'm all excited agian for CSI
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
oh gawd im missing ugly betty so much! i hope they don't kill off santos- he's sooo hot :(
oddnyi oddnyi 9 years
I LOVE HOUSE SOOOOOOOOO MUTCH i would DEFENATLY kill my self if they would stop airing the show LOL
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I cannot wait for DH, UB and Heroes! I'm only half way through the third season of Greys Anatomy so don't know how they left that series.
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
Liss, I can't wait for Ghost Whisperer either and Bones, next week is gonna be the best AND its my birthday week! :WOOHOO:
alillee alillee 9 years
i cannot WAIT for house to start!
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Can't wait for House and the Office either Buzz!
megnmac megnmac 9 years
I'm really excited for The Office, and I am also now reinterested in what happens on Scrubs - they left with JD and Elliot almost kissing b/c they're overwhelmed with their other commitments. DH with the suicide is one I've been wondering about - I think she'd be REALLY annoying as permanent narrator, not so maternal as bitchy. And on House, I'm thinking the shake up was needed, I'm tired of every episode featuring everyone being snarky to House about needing a conscience because at some point they have to recognize his skill and either get over it or leave! As far as a cliffhanger though, it didn't leave me with an exclamation point of what will happen?!?
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 9 years
SO happy to see that The Office is your's mine too!
specialksgurl specialksgurl 9 years
Another ditto for the "squee!" for the Office!! Can't wait :) It's so soon, I can taste it :)
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
House DH and the office I am dying for I loooove when fall tv comes back-- i am giddy yay!
kedawen kedawen 9 years
The Office, CSI, House... I just can't wait for any of these shows!! I'll be glued to the TV... :P
verily verily 9 years
I really really want to know what happened with Peter and Nathan in Heroes. Of course, Hiro will be okay, so I'm not as curious about his storyline. But c'mon, hot brother action here...they can't destroy that!
splayer splayer 9 years
Ditto that "Squee!" re: The Office.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I am so looking forward to watching the new season of all of these shows and to the return of Greys' and Friday Night Lights as well. Yay for Fall TV!
yyam084 yyam084 9 years
it's going to ackward in the house set since chase and morrisson have call it quits in real life...but i'm excited for house!
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