NBC Shifting ‘Revolution’ Season 1 Finale to June Instead of May

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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.

Giancarlo Esposito as Neville in Revolution The Song Remains the Same NBC Shifting Revolution Season 1 Finale to June Instead of May

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.


The cast of Revolution The Stand NBC Shifting Revolution Season 1 Finale to June Instead of May

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

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  1. I’m glad that they killed Danny the guy playing him is a terrible actor

    • Tracy (CHarlie) is a bad actor too, she has a terrible/weird mimic. But i still like the series, because i like the story core.

  2. Well, I understand the removal of the show due to a tragic event so all good there.

    I guess that’s why it’s a good thing we don’t worry about mid season breaks here, we have shows air from episode 1 until the last episode without taking a few weeks off (viewers lose interest if a show does that).

    Being a Brit, I’ll just never understand why shows do that in the first place over there (I mean, we only just had Arrow back in February and now we’ve had to wait the past few weeks until April 29th before it’s back on again?)

    We only just had episode 4 of Revolution last friday anyway so thankfully, no worries of delays happening here.

    • Well, you guys are smart and limit your seasons to far less episodes. Since we have double, sometimes triple, the number in our seasons, the cast and crews need a break, especially around the holidays.

      • See, that’s why we have much loved TV characters leave well known shows after a few years (usually soap operas) because they have to work round the year with maybe only a week or two as a break before filming starts again and they don’t have time to do other work, like musicals, stage productions or other TV/movie projects.

        The way it works over there with TV shows is overkill for a few months then total silence during a break. As I said, no wonder so many shows get canceled.

  3. I’m waiting for the blu ray to watch this show but it seems like it’s been on for a year! I know they had a hiatus but damn.

    • That’s exactly my point.

      Over here, we get maybe 6 episodes per season at most with our shows and they’re shown start to finish consecutively.

      Over there in the US, it seems like they make 35 episodes per season and have a 5 month mid season break for whatever reason. Overlong seasons and breaks midway through are two points you could make as to why shows get canceled a lot over there when viewers get bored and move on before the first season is over.

    • Not as long as Grimm though lol. Season 2 premeired a few weeks before Revolution. Grimm’s current season has been running since the Olympics ended last August. Just had one hell of a hiatus before it started up again last month.

  4. This show needs zombies. They can turn those power sucking nanites that everyone has inhaled into undead actuators.

    Then people will start watching.

  5. From the last episode I actually watched, apparently Randall’s son was killed serving his country so Randall has us use the weapon to take away electricity on Kabul or some such as though taking away their electrical power will stop them from killing us lol. Don’t most of that third world country live in mud homes? This whole story goes from bad to just plain stupid the more I watch it. I guess they’ll just pick up their pirate swords and kill us with them instead now Randall, oh yeah they already use them and have for thousands of years.

    • Are you insane??? What mud huts? Some 3rd world countries like Pakistan have NUCLEAR WEAPONS, have you seen the war in Iraq? They also live in 10-20 stories high houses.
      of course the remote and village areas is different

  6. I LOVE THIS SHOW, i cant wait until season 2, episode 20 was very intense i thought monroe was going to be killed, i hope miles and monroe unite together again in season 2,was upset that nora died :(