Please note that the US broadcasters are currently making impromptu scheduling changes as a result of current affairs and events in the country. As M-Net and M-Net Edge are screening these series close to their U.S. broadcasts, there will be unforeseen changes on our schedules in addition to previously communicated changes. We will keep our viewers updated on our online and social media platforms.
More About Production Breaks
Popular US series on M-Net and M-Net Edge continue to entertain viewers via Express from the US. Mirroring US schedules means that people can watch their favourites very close to the US, with no spoilers, no waiting and within 24 hours of the US airing. While the channels always want our viewers to be on top of the #conversation, there are always annual production breaks in the latter part of the year.
Production breaks are when viewers’ favourite TV shows take a break on-air in the US: this means there will be no new episodes broadcast on M-Net (ch.101) or M-Net Edge (ch.102) —not forever, just for a little while.
While there are some exceptions to the rule, the US production breaks usually vary between one and three weeks. When these series’ return to television screens, viewers will once again be able to watch a brand new episode every week.
Should the production break last between one to two weeks, the channel (M-Net or M-Net Edge) will repeat previous episodes. When production breaks go on for more than two weeks, a replacement show will be scheduled on the channels.
Below is a list of series that will be taking a break in the next few months:
- Season 2 will go on a production break from Thursday 9 March at 21:30. New episodes will resume on Thursday 30 March 2017 at 21:30.
Big Little Lies
- Due to the high age restriction, the show will now air at 21:30.
The Blacklist: Redemption
- Due to Big Little Lies' high age restriction, The Blacklist: Redemption Season 1 will now air at 20:30.
The Big Bang Theory,
- Season 10 will be on a break on Wednesday 29 March and will return with episode 19 on 5 April.
Chicago Fire and PD
Chicago Fire and Chicago PD will both be pre-empted on 14 and 21 March. On 14 March you can Brits Icon: Elton John at 19:30 followed by Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter at 20:30, in their place. On 28 March they will be replaced by Hairspray Live!
- Season 2 will be on a break on Tuesday 28 March and will be replaced by Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter.
- Season 1 will be on a break on 24 and 31 March.
The Ellen Show
- Season 14 will also go on a production break from Tuesday 28 March at 17:00. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 4 April at 17:00
- Season 4 will go on a one-week production break from Tuesday 7 March at 18:00 and will be replaced by a previous episode. New episodes will resume on Tuesday 14 March at 18:00. Thereafter, Mom will go on an extended production break from Tuesday 21 March at 18:00. New episodes will resume as per the U.S. schedule
- Season 2 will now be scheduled on M-Net channel 101 from Monday 6 Mar at 21:30. Please note that Billions Season 1 was originally scheduled on M-Net Edge, but from March will move to M-Net 101.
- Season 3 will go on a production break on Monday 6 February. New Madam Secretary episodes will resume on Monday 29 May at 21:30.
Season 7 returns from its production break with episode 10 from Wednesday 12 Apr at 20:30.
When Blue Bloods returns from its production break the show will no longer be broadcast Express from the US. This means that the usual Express slot will fall away. In recent weeks several prime time international series on M-Net took unexpected production breaks. Consequently, some series will now end on a later date than originally planned and these unforeseen changes also impacted our Express from the US service.
M-Net Edge 102
- Season 2 will go on a 6-week production break on Wednesday 7 December at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Tuesday 13 December at 23:00. New episodes will resume on Wednesday 18 January at 02:00 Express from the U.S. and in Prime Time on Tuesday 24 January at 23:00.
Season 2 will then go on production break from Wednesday 8 February Express from the U.S at 02:00 and in Prime Time from 23:40. New episodes will resume in March 2017, as per the U.S. schedule.
PLEASE NOTE DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.