Johannesburg - Some of your favourite TV shows will be taking a break this festive season – especially those who appear in series which are broadcast close to the US.
"M-Net is renowned for bringing viewers the best in premium entertainment and has upped the ante with our speedy Express from the US service which enables viewers to enjoy some Hollywood series as they hit the screens in the States. When these productions close down for the holidays, they therefore also disappear from our schedules for a while," explains M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard.
While there are some exceptions to the rule, The US production breaks usually vary between one and three weeks and when these series’ return to television next year viewers will once again be able to watch a brand new episode each week.
Here is a list of series that will be taking a break over the festive season:
Murder in the First Season 2. While the show is off air viewers can enjoy Chicago PD Season 3 (from November 10 at 21:30). New episodes of Murder in the First will resume from 5 January 2016 at 21:30.
Chicago Fire Season 4. There are no new episodes from 22 December, the channel has scheduled the much-anticipated Zoo Season 1 from December 22 at 20:30. New episodes of Chicago Fire will commence on 22 March at 20:30.
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7. No new episodes from 25 December. The music special Grammy Tribute to Frank Sinatra will be screened on 25 Decemberat 20:30 and Public Morals Season 1 will start the following week on 1 January at 20:30. NCIS: Los Angeles will resume on 11 March 2016.
CSI: Cyber Season 2. No new episodes from 30 December. In its place viewers can enjoy the dark thriller American Crime Season 2 from 13 Januaryat 21:30. New episodes of CSI: Cyber will come our way from March 23 2016. Chicago PD Season 3. No new episodes from 5 January . The final three episodes of Murder in the First Season 2 will be scheduled on 5,12 and 19 January at 21:30. Chicago PD will have new episodes from 26 January at 21:30.
Modern Family Season 7. The last new episode will air on 25 November. Previous episodes will be broadcast on 2 and 9 December.
Big Bang Theory Season 9. No new episodes from 16 December. The 19:30 and 20:00 slots will be filled with episodes of the all-new documentary-style series The Muppets Season 1. From 20 January at 19:30 there will be new episodes of Modern Family and Big Bang Theory.
The Ellen Degeneres Show Season 13. As there will be no new episodes from 22 December at 18:30, M-Net will screen previous Ellen Degeneres episodes in this popular talk show slot. Ellen will bring us fresh episodes from 11 January 2016.
Blindspot Season 1. No new episodes from 23 December. The show will go on a 13 week break and M-Net will announce the replacement show as soon as possible.
Gotham Season 2 will be off air from 10 December. M-Net Edge viewers can watch Halt and Catch Fire Season 1. New episodes will resume from March 2016.
Express from the U.S. series:
Grey’s Anatomy Season 12: The Astronauts Wives Club Season 1 replaces Grey’s Anatomy Season 12 from 30 Novemberat 19:30. New episodes of Grey’s Anatomy will start in February 2016.
The Fixer Season 5. The gladiators will be off air and in this slot M-Net will schedule My Story: Tim Noakes on 30 November at 20:30 and the following week from December 7 at 20:30, the action-packed military thriller The Last Ship Season 2 will keep viewers entertained. There will be new episodes of The Fixer in February 2016.
Chicago Med Season 1: No new episodes from 22 December. New episodes of Chicago Med Season 1 will resume in January at 19:30.
Express to Explora series:
The Blacklist Season 3 takes a break from 19 November, resumes January 2016.
Limitless Season 1. No new episodes from 26 November and will resume on a date yet to be confirmed.
Blue Bloods Season 6. The multigenerational family of cops will take a break from 21 November and will resume on a date yet to be confirmed.
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