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Four-Month Blackout for Revolution

By November 5, 2012

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Billy Burke in (I)Revolution(/i).

Billy Burke in Revolution.


It appears we'll have quite a wait for the second half of Revolution's freshman season.

The postapocalyptic drama, which recently was picked up for a full 22 episodes, will be off the air in December, January, February, and most of March, returning from its lengthy siesta on March 25.

The tenth episode, penciled in for Nov. 26, will probably be the last of the fall run, but the exact arrangement of the episodes may still be fluid.

Unlike the hiatus a year ago for Awake, which was presented as a pause to allow the creators to fully map out the show's complex plot (and which was interpreted as a sign of the show's creative turbulence), there's no indication at all that Eric Kripke and the folks at Revolution need a rethink.

The scheduling seems to smack more of a desire at the peacock network to have a winter season as well as a spring season, much like its NBCU cousin Syfy. At least five NBC series are debuting in early January, including 1600 Penn and The Biggest Loser, and Community fans are celebrating that show's return, finally announced as Feb. 7.

The consensus about Revolution is that it's sort of a hit; that might make pulling it from the February ratings sweeps questionable. But as much as it's doing better than expected, it's still not a ratings blockbuster and the suits might not think it's a strong enough contender at its current level of progress. But spring season that starts the last week of March allows enough time for Revolution to steadily build an audience and be a useful performer in the May sweeps instead.
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November 5, 2012 at 6:40 pm
(1) john says:

What a way to kill off a show.

November 5, 2012 at 10:14 pm
(2) Tom says:

This is how you truly kill a show that is just hitting it’s stride. How many times have the networks done this only to see the show fail when it gets back. Hard core fans will return but I doubt the casual viewer will.

November 5, 2012 at 11:02 pm
(3) Jason says:

They played games with lost’s schedule and I stopped watching, judging by the ratings dump that show had I was far from the only one… Does no one learn from history?

November 6, 2012 at 11:31 am
(4) N says:

They better not cancel this show. Everytime I get involved in a show, it gets cancelled. I really like this show alot. DON”T CANCEL IT!!!

November 8, 2012 at 3:50 pm
(5) gman says:

This show got off to a REALLY slow start.
It’s just starting to get good.
Not a good time to take a break.
I doubt viewers are fully hooked yet.

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