Those who tuned in to watch Revolution this past Monday, or recorded the most recent episode on your DVR, may have been confused by the presence of NBC News with Brian Williams. But the network chose to preempt the new episode in favor of coverage of the tragic bombings that happened during the Boston Marathon.
In the wake of the episode’s delay, the network had to figure out how to schedule the rest of season 1. Originally, the midseason return was playing all 10 remaining episodes in consecutive weeks leading up to the scheduled finale on May 27th. But now that schedule has changed.
While one of the options was to double up on episodes on one Monday before the finale, NBC has opted to shift their schedule to air the finale on June 3rd, making it one of the latest season finales this year. The original finale was already airing five days after May Sweeps ends, but this is almost unheard of.
It’s a small change, but as a show leaks into summer, viewers tend to get less interested as they head outside and the offerings on network television dwindle. The later episodes of the season might be key in figuring out whether or not NBC will bring back Revolution for season 2, so hopefully audiences don’t lose interest.
At this point, the series is on solid footing as the battle between the rebels and Monroe’s Militia gets more serious as they each obtain power, little by little. However, once it escalates to that point, the series will have to do something big to keep the story interesting. Otherwise, it’s just a never-ending struggle for power, literally and figuratively.
Sticking with the show was a little difficult after the midseason return, mainly due to the fact that the death of Danny seemed pretty cheap after the entire first half of the season was about getting him back. Anyway, stick around for our weekly recaps and any further updates on the show.
Revolution continues next Monday at 10/9c on NBC.
Source: TV Line