Originally Posted by archiguy
So wraps 'The River'. For good, I imagine. The ending scene reminded me of the "shock" ending of a mystery show I actually liked a lot better - 'Persons Unknown'
. The producers of that summertime series knew they weren't getting a second season so they at least left the viewer with a shocking and completely unexpected final tableau that they knew they'd never have to resolve.
I thought of Persons Unknown as well, but it was originally shot as a 'regular show' , long before the Producers knew what network/timeslots it would end up in .., & they had no idea if it would be renewed. The Finale was left open for a possible Season 2 ..
Although aired in Summer 2010, Filming began in 2008 & wrapped in early '09, a joint Production of FOX-RAI/Italy-Televisia Mexico, & Fox was "Shopping it around" in early '09 ...
Later it was eventually picked up by NBC & aired as a 'Summer Series'..