Stop the presses — Alaska Daily‘s return has been postponed.
ABC’s Hilary Swank drama, which was scheduled to kick off its final five Season 1 episodes on Feb. 23, will now return a week later — on Thursday, March 2 at 10/9c, the network announced. The season finale is now set for Thursday, March 30.
The move will allow viewers to watch the remainder of Season 1 uninterrupted over the course of five consecutive weeks.
The March 2 winter premiere, entitled “Enemy of the People,” picks up right where the fall finale left off, with the team racing to help Swank’s Eileen before it’s too late.
A decision on what will follow Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy in ABC’s now-vacant 10 pm slot on Feb. 23 is pending.
Alaska Daily‘s freshman run thus far has averaged 5.5 million total viewers (with Live+7 playback), and though its audience skews a bit old (tying The Chase for the lowest demo number of any ABC entertainment program), it ties lead-in Grey’s Anatomy for having the fourth-biggest audience of any ABC entertainment programing airing this season (trailing only The Rookie, Will Trent and The Good Doctor).
For the latest intel on whether Alaska Daily will live to see a second season, consult our 2023 Renewal Scorecard.