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(@charles)
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Feb 15, 2020 9:56 am  

Manifest has been taken off NBC's schedule for the February 24, 2020, 10 p.m. slot; and replaced with the S4 premiere of Little Big Shoots hosted by Melissa McCarthy. What's going on? Has Manifest been cancelled or moved to another day and time? I searched the internet and the NBC Manifest homepage before posting here; and I've found no explanation for any change.

When Manifest was renewed for its second season, it was publicly stated there would 13 uninterrupted episodes. The stated reason for reducing the series from 16 to 13 episodes in S2 was to provide fans with an uninterrupted viewing schedule. It's clearly evident an uninterrupted schedule will no longer happen. So, what's going on? No games ... please explain?


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Feb 15, 2020 10:05 am  

@charles Relax, mid-season break.


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Feb 15, 2020 10:41 am  

 

@MaryGrace

... mid-season break.

So, that's what it is ... a mid-season break? When did NBC make this decision ... before or after reducing the series from 16 to 13 episodes? Two days ago, for the "mid-season break" my DirecTV schedule showed Manifest E8. Today's it's Big Little Lies on the schedule.

You're probably correct. It's could be nothing more than the mid-season break. Or the remainder of Manifest S2 is about to replicate many of its own storylines; i.e., mysteriously disappear and never return without any explanation whatsoever. 🙂 🙂 


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Feb 15, 2020 4:47 pm  

@MaryGrace

Here is a MEAWW article by Regina Gurung, dated May 22, 2019, which prompted me to post this forum topic. Following is a comment in the article by Jeff Rake:

Jeff Rake, the creator of 'Manifest', exclusively told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW), "I'm told we are coming back mid-season in order to allow for all 13 episodes to run in a row with zero preemptions, which can't be achieved in the Fall."

Either NBC lied to Rake or there was a change of plan ... a change in which neither Rake nor the audience was informed. I read nowhere in any of the tweets posted at this site about any mid-season break. But that doesn't mean there's no such break. It could simply mean that television networks, NBC included, have no respect for those who watch their networks. Period.


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Feb 16, 2020 12:31 pm  

@MaryGrace

Here is what I discovered from next-episode.net about Manifest's planned schedule for the remainder of S2. I still don't understand why it's necessary to take the break on Mon Feb 24, 2020; especially after promising the 13 episodes would run consecutively ... without any break. But it's NBC's decision. Just like it's up to viewers to decide which networks and series they'll support in the future. Btw I don't get it; why title Episode 9 "Airplane Bottles?" Then too, maybe "Crashed Landing" wouldn't have been appropriate.  

Episode Air Date Episode Name
1 Mon Jan 06, 2020 Fasten Your Seatbelts
2 Mon Jan 13, 2020 Grounded
3 Mon Jan 20, 2020 False Horizon
4 Mon Jan 27, 2020 Black Box
5 Mon Feb 03, 2020 Coordinated Flight
6 Mon Feb 10, 2020 Return Trip
7 Mon Feb 17, 2020 Emergency Exit
8 Mon Mar 02, 2020 Carry On
9 Mon Mar 09, 2020 Airplane Bottles
10 Mon Mar 16, 2020 Course Deviation

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