Now that all the fall shows have premiered, are you ready for the next round?
NBC has announced their midseason plans and as always with the network, there's some good news and some bad news. First, the good... last season's entertaining musical drama Smash returns on Tuesday, February 5 with a two-hour episode. New series Hannibal and Do No Harm have not yet been given a premiere date., but the third new offering, Deception (previously titled Infamous), debuts on January 7.
As for the bad news...
NBC's newest hit series Revolution will take a four month hiatus following the November 26 episode. The series will return on March 25. Have the networks not learned from their past mistakes? Jericho was a big hit on CBS until its 10-week hiatus. When the series returned, the viewers did not. The same problem plagued Flashforward, The Event and Heroes (due to the writers' strike). Maybe Billy Burke can use his hiatus to return to Rizzoli and Isles for a bit?
Will Revolution fall victim like the others? When will the networks ever learn that you cannot put a serialized drama on hiatus for an extended period of time? NBC finally has a bonafide hit on their hands -- this gamble makes absolutely no sense at all.