What’s going on when it comes to The Last Ship season 5 premiere date? That’s a question we’ve long wondered, and it does feel as though we’re getting slightly closer to a few different answers on the subject … alas, none of them have to do with confirming an actual date.
According to TVLine, one of the reasons why we still haven’t heard about a final-season premiere date is because TNT wants to assign it a date that it won’t end up later changing. It’s hard to speculate on that too much, but there are clearly several different factors that could be at play here. For starters, there is the fact that this is the final season of The Last Ship and because of that, we may be seeing the network be not as proactive to find it a start date as they would be otherwise. They don’t really care so much about the ratings and because of that, they can really air the show whenever they want to do so.
We do think that there are two different options as to what TNT could decide to do with The Last Ship, but we do think either way, the show will launch this year.
Sundays once Claws is over – This is a clear option that makes sense just because this is what the network did with the series last year. While we do think they should have announced the premiere date by now if they were planning to do this, remember that back when they announced season 4’s premiere date last year, The Last Ship wasn’t confirmed to be ending in season 5. They had more skin in the game to promote it then.
Later this year, in a burn-off spot – Think in terms of a tough timeslot against fall competition, or during the week in the holiday season similar to The Librarians. While neither one of these would be ideal for viewers, it’s something that TNT may consider if they want to use what they consider to be “premier” timeslots on other shows.
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