TV Shows With The Queerbaiting Trope (
) star-of-life

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.

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

Network:
Airdates: 2013 - current

Anne with an E

A girl is determined to be happy, no matter what life throws at her.

Network: ,
Airdates: 2017 - current

Glee

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

Network:
Airdates: 2009 - 2015

Law & Order: SVU warning

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

Network:
Airdates: 1999 - current

Melrose Place (2009)

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

Network:
Airdates: 2009 - 2010

Olympus

Blah blah heroes blah blah gods blah blah bisexual seductress.

Network:
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.

Network:
Airdates: 2011 - current

Picket Fences

Four seasons, seven different mayors.

Network:
Airdates: 1992 - 1996

Riverdale

A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Network:
Airdates: 2017 - current

Rizzoli & Isles

The gayest non-gay show out there since Xena.

Network:
Airdates: 2010 - 2016

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!

Network: ,
Airdates: 2013 - current

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

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

Network:
Airdates: 2015