Channel Seven will again hit the pause button on hit series Packed to the Rafters, for the second time this year.
Last night Seven told viewers the finale would air next week.
But it will screen episode 15 of a 22 episode season, having returned the show in late August.
On November 1st the 8:30pm timeslot is still TBA.
This is the second time Seven has halted the show, having been roundly criticised by viewers and the media in mid-March.
Even cast members grumbled about the season being interrupted.
Seven’s lead in the ratings is so strong it may be willing to sustain a drop in figures in the final four weeks of the year in order to adopt a different strategy. But it’s a risky strategy when numbers have already dipped after the exit of Jessica Marais.
The episode is aptly titled “Risky Business.”