Revenge Season 3 begins on September 29 at 9 p.m. ET, and the bigwigs over at ABC have already given us a preview of the schedule for the entire third season. Like seasons past, the upcoming run includes a lengthy winter hiatus thanks to ABC’s new split-season plan — which, as the name suggests, breaks many of the network's dramas into two parts.
ABC president Paul Lee unveiled this new plan at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, and the folks over at TVLine have all the details. Following the September 29 premiere, the show will air several new episodes with only limited repeats and preemption and will likely continue through at least early December (or possibly later), at which point the winter hiatus will start.
Now this is where things get rough.
While many of ABCs other dramas (Nashville, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scandal) return from their own winter breaks in late February, Revenge won’t be back with new episodes until March 9, 2014. Even then, the season’s remaining episodes will once again be mixed in with limited repeats and preemption.
New freshman drama Resurrection will be replacing another newbie, Betrayal, on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET and will premiere directly following Revenge’s return on March 9.
What do you think of this split-season plan? Are you upset by the especially long winter hiatus this year? Weigh in below!