NBC’s ‘Revolution’ Finale Rescheduled Following Boston Bombing Preemption
In the wake of the terrible, ongoing events out of the Boston Marathon Monday, NBC opted to delay airing of its newest ‘Revolution‘ episode “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” both for extended news coverage and the episode’s potentially sensitive involvement of a nuclear bomb. Now, NBC has announced the entire ‘Revolution’ schedule to shift back a week, putting the acclaimed NBC drama’s first finale in June, and potentially hurting its chances for renewal.
While only NBC opted to alter its network programming to accommodate additional coverage of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, the network has officially rescheduled its continued run of sci-fi drama ‘Revolution.’ The series from J.J. Abrams and ‘Supernatural‘ creator Eric Kripke had originally scheduled its first season finale for May 27, but will now land on June 3 to accommodate the revised airing schedule.
“The original episode of ‘Revolution’ that was scheduled to air last night will air next week (4/22) at 10/9c and all subsequent episodes will ripple accordingly,” said NBC of the shift. “Viewers will not miss anything in the ongoing storylines. The new season finale will now [air] one week later on Monday, June 3 at 10/9c.”
‘Revolution’s re-location to a June finale could prove challenging for the series, given that its original May 27 finale date was itself five days the end of the May Sweeps rating period. Largely viewed as NBC’s greatest success among a troubled season, ‘Revolution’ also faced a difficult ratings climb in scheduling a long gap between its November mid-season finale and the late March premiere. Much of the show’s ratings success also owes to its pairing with ‘The Voice,’ which will no longer air prior to ‘Revolution’s’ finale.
NBC will most likely renew ‘Revolution’ for an additional season, but what say you? Are you at all worried for the show’s future after last night’s understandable preemption?