The Olympic Hiatus – When Will Your Favorite Shows Return?

This weekend I was grumbling on the phone to my sister. “How dare they interrupt my favorite shows like Supernatural for the Olympics!” I cried, “Who the hell even watches the Olympics?!” “Uh…like 3 billion people” she replied. Needless to say, we’re now in a fight, because I hate it when she’s right.

Oblivious to my personal family drama, the Olympics will be interrupting some of my – and your – favorite shows. So I’ve put together a list for you below of which shows are expected to take a break for a few weeks (or, in the case of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural, many weeks).

I’ve also provided a run-down of return dates for some shows like V or Gossip Girl who have been off the air since the end of 2009. Finally, I’ve included the season or series premiere dates for shows like The Tudors or United States of Tara.

FYI, seeing as NBC is the official Olympics broadcaster, you can bet that most, if not all, NBC shows are on hiatus until further notice.

If there’s anything I’m missing, mention it in the comments below and I’ll try to find out the return date for you! **Keep checking back, because I’ll update this list as I get more information**

24 – The newest season has already premiered and new episodes will continue throughout the Olympics.

30 Rock – A new episode will be airing on February 11 and then the show will be on hiatus. Return date for new episodes is currently unknown.

90210 – Has been on hiatus since the end of 2009. New episodes will return March 9.

America’s Next Top Model – New season premieres on March 10.

Bones – Is currently on hiatus. New episodes will return April 1.

Brothers & Sisters – On hiatus for the part of the Olympics. New episodes will return February 21.

Castle – It appears that reruns will air during the Olympics. No official word on when new episodes will return (but I believe they will restart on March 8).

Chuck – The last new episode aired on February 8. New episodes should return on March 1.

Community – A new episode will be airing on February 11 and then the show will be on hiatus. Return date for new episodes is currently unknown.

Cougar Town – New episode will air on February 10 and then reruns will air during the Olympics. No word on when new episodes will return.

Criminal Minds – Is currently on hiatus. New episodes will return March 3.

CSI – Is currently on hiatus. New episodes will return March 4.

CSI: Miami – Is currently on hiatus. New episodes will return March 1.

CSI: NY – Is currently on hiatus. New episodes will return March 3.

Desperate Housewives – On hiatus for part of the Olympics. New episodes will return February 21.

FlashForward – Has been on hiatus since the end of 2009. New episodes will return March 4.

Fringe – Is currently on hiatus until April 1.

Glee – Has been on hiatus since the end of 2009. New episodes will return April 13.

Grey’s Anatomy – New episodes will air up until February 18, but no word on whether they will continue to air throughout the rest of Olympics (although I believe that a rerun will air on February 25).

Gossip Girl – Has been on hiatus since the end of 2009. New episodes will return March 8.

Happy Town – Series will premiere April 28.

Heroes – Season 4 ended earlier this week. Whether the show will return for a fifth season is currently unknown.

Law & Order: SVU – Currently on hiatus. New episodes should return on March 3.

Life Unexpected – The series has premiered and new episodes will continue to air throughout the Olympics.

Lost – The final season premiered on February 2 and new episodes are expected to air throughout the Olympics.

Medium – Is currently on hiatus. New episodes will return March 5.

Mercy – A new episode aired on February 10 and now the show will be on hiatus. Return date for new episodes is currently unknown.

Modern Family – A new episode will air on February 10 and then reruns will air during the Olympics. No word on when new episodes will return.

Nurse Jackie – The new season premieres on March 22.

One Tree Hill – New episodes will continue to air throughout the Olympics.

Parenthood – The series will premiere on March 2.

Parks and Recreation – A new episode will be airing on February 11 and then the show will be on hiatus. Return date for new episodes is currently unknown.

Past Life – The series will premiere on February 9 and will air throughout the Olympics.

Private Practice – New episodes will air up until February 18, but no word on whether they will continue to air throughout the rest of Olympics (although I believe that a rerun will air on February 25).

Smallville – New episodes will continue to air throughout the Olympics (but the show is expected to go on hiatus after February 26 and will then return on April 2).

Sons of Tuscon – New series will premiere on March 14.

Supernatural – New episode airs on February 11 and then the show is on hiatus (or hellatus as the fans like to call it) until March 25.

Survivor: Heroes and Villains – New season will premiere on February 11 and is expected to air throughout the Olympics.

The Amazing Race – New season will premiere on February 14 and is expected to air throughout the Olympics.

The Deep End – New episodes will continue to air throughout the Olympics (apparently the season premiere will occur on February 25 – not sure what is happening there, but will try to find more information).

The Tudors – New season will premiere on April 12.

The Vampire Diaries – New episode airs on February 11 and then the show is on hiatus until March 25.

Trauma – Has been on hiatus since 2009. New episodes will resume on March 8.

Ugly Betty – A new episode will air on February 10 and will reruns will air during the Olympics. No word on return date for new episodes.

United States of Tara – New season will premiere on March 22.

V – Has been on hiatus since end of 2009. New episodes will return March 30.

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