The Leftovers on a Break: Season 1 Finale of HBO Show Will Air Next Sunday, September 7

The Leftovers, the hit HBO show, is on a break this Sunday but will return next Sunday with the season 1 finale.

Episode 10, titled The Prodigal Son Returns, will air on Sunday, September 7 at 10 p.m. EDT.

“An unexpected ally helps Kevin (Justin Theroux) get out of a jam near the town of Cairo,” according to the description.

“Meanwhile, an elaborate Memorial Day initiative by the Guilty Remnant plunges Mapleton into chaos. Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph) grants a final wish; Tom (Chris Zylka) copes with his new reality; Nora (Carrie Coon) makes a life-changing decision.”

It’s unclear why the break in programming is happening.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is airing from 9 p.m. through midnight, which includes The Leftovers usual time slot.

The network recently announced that The Leftovers has been renewed for a season 2, although it’s unclear when the next season will premiere.

“We are thrilled to bring back THE LEFTOVERS for a second season with the exceptional talents of Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta,” said Michael Lombardo, HBO Programming president, in the announcement.

“It has been truly exciting to see the overwhelming response to their provocative and original storytelling. We look forward to continuing the journey as the show delves deeper into the lives of those who remain.”

The show is based on Tom Perrotta’s bestselling novel by the same name, focusing on a situation that appears to be The Rapture.

“Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed ‘The Sudden Departure,’ the show’s description reads.

“Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series looks at the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.”

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