“Revenge” is going to be doing at least one thing that is not necessarily so sweet moving forward this season: The way in which the schedule is being devised. Remember when the idea was floated about having the show air in 11-episode blocks that would not be interrupted by frequent repeats. Well, about that…
According to TV Guide, there are going to be three episodes of the show that will air in January, and then, there will be a hiatus that lasts until March. This is coming after we have a hiatus of a few weeks coming up now until December 8, which is when the show will be finally bringing us closer to the wedding of the season. Is this incredibly annoying? Sure, but at least there is still no instance of the show alternating between new episodes and repeats … which is what happened last year. We know that there are still those out there who blame last February’s schedule as one of the reasons for the ratings falling apart.
As for what we are going to see during these three episodes in January, the website does at least offer a trio of scoops.
1. Charlotte is actually going to get a new love interest for the first time since Declan died at the end of last season.
2. We are going to have an opportunity to see who is Patrick’s father, which will address one of the biggest question marks yet when it comes to what exactly happened with Victoria and this man back when she was very young and before she met Conrad.
3. Something big is going to happen with Emily and Jack, which is going to be good news for those of you interested in ensuring that she remains firmly a part of his life.
As for some other big news, we present you with a big of schedule confusion. While TV Guide claims that there will be three January episodes (which we presume to be happening unless otherwise noted), ABC announced today that when “Revenge” does return from its February hiatus, it will be moving to a brand-new timeslot Sunday nights starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. We actually think that most of the audience will follow it there, and there could also be fewer expectations of it. Another positive? There will be less competition from “The Walking Dead” or “Game of Thrones” in the spring.