Olympics Hiatus: When Will Your Favorite Show Return? - Featured

NBC's coverage of the XXI Olympic Winter Games kicks off tonight.


As a result, numerous hit shows across the primetime dial are going on an extended hiatus, as this is the first time in years that other networks are scared of NBC programming.


While American Idol and Lost will continue to air new episodes over the next month, most other hits are taking a break, some for a depressingly long period of time. Here's a look at when many shows will return...


March 1

Chuck

How I Met Your Mother (with Carrie Underwood, pictured)

The Big Bang Theory


March 2

The Good Wife

NCIS

NCIS: Los Angeles


March 4

Community

Parks & Recreation

The Office

30 Rock

The Mentalist


March 8

House


March 9

90210

Melrose Place (2009)


March 18

FlashForward


March 25

Vampire Diaries

Supernatural


April 1

Bones


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Feb 13, 2010 12:40AM EST

WHY?!?!?!?!!?!?They just got off winter break!!!!noooooooo!!!!who watches the olympics anyway!if you love sports that much, go out and do them!lol

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Feb 13, 2010 6:16AM EST

if you woona watch sport use sportchanels!!!

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Feb 13, 2010 11:10AM EST

im pissed...the only show i have left is private practice :(

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Feb 13, 2010 2:21PM EST

haha more people watch the olympics than any of those showsand more consistently for the duration too

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Feb 13, 2010 5:19PM EST

*cries* I won't have one thing to watch until March! and April 1st for Bones? I feel a little suspicious.

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Feb 14, 2010 1:39PM EST

I totally agree with snd11!lol

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Feb 15, 2010 3:38AM EST

olympics is fine and all for daytime viewing... but what will i watch now at 3am? boooo!

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Feb 15, 2010 5:02AM EST

the official bones site on fox says there's an episode on thursday.

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Feb 15, 2010 9:53AM EST

SHIT!!! How will I live without TVD !?

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Feb 15, 2010 4:16PM EST

god i hate the olympics.

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Feb 15, 2010 9:48PM EST

(srry bout the blank) House didnt air tonite but its not on this list...why?

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Feb 15, 2010 9:54PM EST

God, I don't know why people complain about the olympics. I mean come on people it a) only happens one time every two to four years and b) it is only has a life span of 17 days I am pretty sure people can hold on for that period of time =).

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Feb 16, 2010 8:56AM EST

I agree with brittwenc. Also I'm in Europe so for me olimpic games starts about 01:30 am. On the other hand I find it strange that bones are not airing till april 1. The shows did just return from winter hiatus. Oh well. Good opportunity to go out by yourself instead of sitting in front of the TV. Go skiing, skating or sth.

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Feb 16, 2010 2:32PM EST

FFFFFFMMMLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!
i ve waited so long 4 vampire diaries, how i met ur mother n the big bang theory to come back....n now they re takin them out..............
i hate olynmpics!!!!!!!

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Feb 16, 2010 9:38PM EST

I think that the only one on that list that people are looking forward to being back is Vampire Diaries. That was my surprise show of the season. The only thing good to come out of the CW as of LATELY! and when I mean lately I mean since the WB days.

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Feb 17, 2010 3:53PM EST

No Chuck and no HIMYM make me something something

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Feb 17, 2010 5:19PM EST

I'm glad they think that the ratings from the Olympics will be worth the ratings drop-off all of these shows will have because of a hiatus. Very few shows manage to keep all their audience when you take a month off. Doing things like this has killed shows before, with Veronica Mars (being killed by twelve weeks of Search For The Next Pussycat Doll) being the first to leap to mind.

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Feb 20, 2010 6:44AM EST

you cannt just force olympics on ppl......... plz let ppl...... n u die with your olumpics

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Feb 22, 2010 3:42PM EST

You people have got to be kidding me instead on complaining that you have to wait a whole 2 weeks to watch a dumb show.Maybe you should try I don't know cheering on your country. Perhaps if you showed respect for these athletes for two milliseconds, your get a better appreciation for how hard what they do is.
Yes! i know they arn't Vampires, troubled teens or even crime solving super sluths.
They are one thing better REAL PEOPLE.
So stop your cursing, hating and other mumblings and get over it!
I SUPPORT MY COUNTRY!

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Feb 22, 2010 4:36PM EST

Ugggg the Olympics are soooo boringggg!!It's stupid that so many shows took a break because of it.
Dont you have sport channels in the USA?
Im glad that the stupid Olympics are aired in Europe around midnight so im not forced to watch it!!

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Feb 22, 2010 4:47PM EST

gossip girl march 8th

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Feb 22, 2010 7:25PM EST

this past week i've really enjoyed watching the olympics. Its a lot of fun to get into them, to cheer on your country, watch sports heros, all of it. especially figure skating. plushenko needs to stop his whining and realize that lysacek is better and get over it.
however, i miss my shows, especially coming off the holiday break. i don't understand the haitus, and i'm pretty upset about it! come baaaaack!!

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Feb 22, 2010 8:56PM EST

SHooot! The break is way too long!!!! i'm pretty pissed.

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Feb 23, 2010 5:02AM EST

this is a disaster

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Feb 23, 2010 12:55PM EST

I'm not pissed about the Olympics, because as someone already mentioned here, they last only 17 days and that's not such a big period of time. Yet the shows are being taken off for much longer - and I really don't get why.It sometimes seems like these shows are just a bloody tease - you watch one episode and then you have to wait three weeks or even more for a next one. It's not entertainment anymore - it's a mere annoyance.

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Feb 24, 2010 12:56PM EST

any idea when scrubs is back ?

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Feb 24, 2010 5:10PM EST

Family guy won't be till late March either, same with nurse Jackie, Scrubs and United States of Tara

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Feb 25, 2010 5:47PM EST

I watch the Olympics! Shame on you guys! The world comes together for a great celebration of awesome sports and you guys couldn't care less. That kind of apathy is the reason why there are always wars going on.

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Feb 26, 2010 11:04PM EST

I would agree that we should support the Olympics if it wasn't the made up winter games. The events are stupid and some of them don't even seem real. The winter biathlon, really, cross country skiing and shooting. Maybe if they consisted of more real sports people wouldn't hate them so much.

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Mar 3, 2010 7:16PM EST

i hadn't watched the olympics before.first time experience for me.but last time the olympics took place i was 12.so excuse me for being upset that some of my shows are off longer than they need to be.the olympics are over now.but some of these shows don't come back on till late march and early april.i had fun supporting my country.the only things i found interesting though were skiing,snowboarding, and ice skating.lycacek did a good job, i'm glad he won. and there was total discrimination against johnny were.oh yeah, and you people who are b!tching about us not being patriotic enough for you. get over yourselves. the whole holier-than-thou thing is way overdone.

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Mar 9, 2010 2:00AM EST

You guys crack me up. I don't like to watch the olympics because I'm NOT interested in sports. And I really don't think my disinterest in sports has any reflection on my patriotism or is the reason for world wars.
But on the plus side all you idiots just made me laugh out loud on a dismal day, so I guess you weren't completely wasting your time.
I agree that they are putting way too many hiatuses into shows these days. Between this year and the writer's strike I feel like it's easier to keep up with my shows if I just forget about them for a few months and then come back and watch anything I've missed online.

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