Following The CW’s fall finale dates announcement, which you can read here, ABC has released theirs too, and the network is taking an early break for the holidays. Find out the details below.
First reported on TV Line, ABC’s current programming slate will have all of Shonda Rhimes’ drama series bowing out rather early. Program productions habitually shutdown around this time of the year, so that its cast and crew could join their loved ones during the holiday celebrations. But fans shouldn’t have to worry, as some of these shows will return by January and kickoff the midseason.
The dates are as follows.
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
“Once Upon A Time”
Curiously not included on this list is the procedural crime drama “Forever,” which stars Ioan Gruffudd as the immortal doctor Henry Morgan. The fate of the show has yet to be determined. For now, only “How to Get Away With Murder” has received a full season order from ABC's new dramas. The show has had much success on the Thursday block and was already confirmed for a full season early on.
ABC has been struggling with keeping its programming grid in top shape. The network is only solid during Thursday nights, but it doesn’t command a lead from its competition for the rest of the week.
With midseason slated to start by January, some of these programs will go on a longer hiatus and won’t return until March. The network, however, still have a few new programs to debut by the first quarter of 2015, including “Agent Carter” and “Galavant.”
So there you have it for the scoop on ABC’s TV dramas taking a break beginning late November, with some returning to the small screen as late as March 2015.
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