Queerbaiting TV Shows (


You’d think they’re queer, but they’re not. Basically every TV show that does a wink-wink at the audience about how their characters might be gay, but never actually go there, and play it up at cons and the like. Rizzoli & Isles, we see you.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. skull-crossbones

Someone gave Joss another television show. This time about super powered young women… wait…

Airdates: 2013 - 2020

Criminal Minds warning

Delving into criminal minds, and all their serial killer creepiness, on primetime.

Airdates: 2005 - 2019

The Fosters

Teri Polo and Sherri Saum play Stef and Lena Foster, just two regular lesbians trying to raise five children in Southern California. If only those kids would stop having shenanigans!

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Airdates: 2013 - 2018

Fuller House

A sequel to Full House, the show is about eldest daughter DJ Tanner, her three kids, her sister, her bff, and every shenanigan you can think of. Veterinarian and recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller finds herself living in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy…

Airdates: 2016 - 2019

Glee star

Gay teenagers in Ohio in a show choir sounded like the best idea for a show ever. Singing, dancing, and epic lesbian disappointment.

Airdates: 2009 - 2015

Law & Order: SVU warning skull-crossbones

In criminal justice, there are crimes that pretty much freak out everyone. These are their stories.

Airdates: 1999 - current

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles skull-crossbones

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Airdates: 2015

Melrose Place (2009)

Sexy young adults struggling for money in an expensive zip code? Sure. Why not.

Airdates: 2009 - 2010


Blah blah heroes blah blah gods blah blah bisexual seductress.

Airdates: 2015

Once Upon a Time

So Emma has a son she gave up. Henry was adopted by the evil queen, Regina. He’s the grandson of Rumplestiltksin, who’s also the son of Peter Pan. And that’s not even getting too deep into this one.

Airdates: 2011 - 2018

Rizzoli & Isles skull-crossbones

The gayest non-gay show out there since Xena.

Airdates: 2010 - 2016

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Teenagers transported from Earth become pilots for robotic lions to fight in an intergalactic war. The Paladins of Voltron must learn to work as a team to assemble the robot Voltron and use its power to conquer the Galra Empire.

Airdates: 2016 - 2018