In television scheduling, a hiatus refers to a break of at least several weeks in the normal schedule of a television program. It can occur during a season of a television program, or can be between television seasons (usually starting in June and ending in August when shooting starts for the next season). In recent years, some television shows have been placed "on hiatus" by their networks for long periods of up to several years, effectively canceling them while leaving viewers and producers with the possible hope of the shows' eventual return.
At times, a network may put a show on hiatus before canceling it. This is done for several reasons. The first reason being an honest questioning of the quality of a series, the second being an effort to push the produces and writers to produce a better product. The third and final reason for putting a series on hiatus is to replace its timeslot with another program, to see what performs better in the ratings.
Comsat World Systems last week introduced a new feature for the Comsat Television Scheduling Service. (Satellite Circuit)
Dec 13, 1993; * Comsat World Systems last week introduced a new feature for the Comsat Television Scheduling Service (CTVS) allowing users the...