They’ve survived the blackout, 15 years without power and the murderous Monroe regime but the stars of Revolution are about to face their toughest opponent to date – NBC’s scheduling department…

Yep, that’s right – on November 26th Revolution will air its final Fall episode and then will go off the air for a full 4 months – not returning until March 25th 2013!

The reason for the delay? Well NBC wants to run Revolution in consecutive chunks without missing weeks for repeats. Plus if the show comes back in March it will keep its valuable Voice lead in. If the show were to come back in January it would be essentially standing on its own which could be disastrous for a fledgling drama still finding its feet. NBC argue they’re taking a cue from cable dramas like The Walking Dead, which split their seasons into two chunks, one airing in the Fall, the other early in the New Year. According to the network Revolution will be fine!

Okay – makes sense on paper – but here’s the reality. High concept broadcast shows that go on hiatus rarely return in good shape. Flash Forward took a similar 4 month break and never made More >