It’s still to air in the UK, but on NBC JJ Abrams and Eric Kripke’s Revolution will go on hiatus for nearly four months, concluding Season 1 in March 2013, and an executive at the network admits that ratings are “going to drop.
“The first episode back… is a big episode that completely turns the story in a really significant way,” NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt told TVLine. “It kind of sends the second half of the season off on a new trajectory.
“One of the reasons why we wanted to hold it back is because it would again be paired up with a really strong lead-in.”
“There are some big competitive things coming, with American Idol and the Super Bowl [airing on CBS],” he suggested. “So we expect a pretty significant levelling of the playing field.
“But we knew that going in, so to start out this strong [in the fall] feels like a big accomplishment. We’re going to stay the course and do our best, and once we get into March I think we’ll be back in the game in a big way.”