This is the night NBC has been waiting for all year. A rough 2013 it has been, for sure, with prime time in freefall and even institutions like the Today and Tonight shows embattled by negative PR. You might begin to think Do No Harm isn't just a bad memory, but a motto the Peacock network somehow just can't seem to live up to.
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Billy Burke, Elizabeth Mitchell, Daniella Alonso
When we last saw Miles & Co. on Revolution, they were about to be gunned down by one of Monroe's choppers. That's quite the cliffhanger to leave us on before taking a four-month hiatus. So what's in store for the gang now?
Zooey Deschanel, Kevin Bacon, Hayden Panettiere
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Now we finally know why they called it Revolution. When NBC's rambunctious action-adventure series premiered to record ratings last fall, it was all about a dystopian future world without power or technology. But when the show returns March 25 after a four-month break, we'll suddenly find our ragtag heroes, led by crossbow-wielding Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) and her sword-swinging uncle, Miles (Billy Burke), under attack by a squadron of military choppers. Juice has been restored — and the villains have it!
The revolution is about to begin!
On Monday, March 25 (10/9c), Revolution returns after a four-month hiatus — and though it's been quite a while since the show has been on the air, the NBC series will pick up exactly where we left off, with Miles (Billy Burke) & Co. on the run from Monroe (David Lyons) and his fleet of newly powered helicopters. But will they be able to make a daring escape? In short, duh! The show can't end like that! But what's in store for the survivors? The cast and executive producers teased what's coming up at Saturday's PaleyFest panel, moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Michael Schneider. Get the scoop below:
Tracy Spiridakos, Billy Burke
It's been a while, Revolution. We've missed you. At least those of us who still remember the NBC hit after its seemingly endless four month hiatus. But now Revolution's return is only a few weeks away (March 25 at 10/9c) and the question is: does anyone still care? Creator Eric Kripke sure hopes so. "I think, honestly, it's an engine that's humming better than it ever has," he said. While Revolution was the biggest freshman hit of the fall season, many viewers were left lukewarm by the midseason finale. After taking this time off the air to reevaluate, Kripke now believes the show's return has what it takes to attract old fans, those still on the fence as well as a whole new audience. "We've learned from our mistakes and really sort of figured out what works and what doesn't work," he tells TVGuide.com...
"The revolution and the battle against Monroe really begins."
That was the party line Sunday at Revolution's panel during NBC's winter TV previews, as executive producer Eric Kripke promised reporters that the second half of the series' freshman season will actually begin to deliver on the promise of the title...
On last week's Revolution, Miles imagined Monroe asking him to return to his post in the militia, and according to co-executive producer David Rambo, Miles' dream will become reality during Monday's midseason finale.
But does the militia founder want to return?
Nothing like a punch in the face to start an episode off right and that's exactly what Revolution's "Kashmir" did. The Led Zeppelin-infused episode blurred the line between fantasy and reality, in ways that twisted our heads in all the right ways. So what is real? Find out this and six other burning questions from Episode 9. [Spoilers ahead]
Billy Burke and Daniella Alonso
As Revolution approaches its midseason finale, it's gearing up to go out with a bang! With only two episodes left and so many questions still unanswered, TVGuide.com spoke to stars Billy Burke (Miles) and Daniella Alonso (Nora) about what to expect as the gang finally closes in on Philly.
Miss last week's Revolution? Check out our recap of "Ties that Bind"
"It's going to be incredible!" Alonso exclaimed when asked about Monday's episode "Kashmir." While en route to...