Originally Posted by Sanitarium78
Yeah, because it's not like you guys over there aren't doing that with the cureent season of Doctor Who
I'm not sure exactly when it started but these mid season breaks are getting pretty damn rediculous. Now I understand if the holidays cut into the season why it might be off for a few weeks, that's always happened. But other than that, unless something huge happens and you have to delay the current episodes there's no reason they can't be aired without a break.
We don't do it with Doctor Who. It's just filmed in 5-6 episodes batches. Always has been. The only breaks are between the seasonal ones like Christmas and Easter, and the remainder of the season.
You know what's really annoying? By the time most US stuff gets to free-to-air channels here, a year or more has passed since you screened yet. But we STILL put the mid-season break in - presumably as a condition of getting the license. How stupid is that?