When a comic artist is too busy, too tired, away on vacation, or needing time to catch up on his StripBuffer, rather than allow an extended ScheduleSlip, he may resort to announce an ''intentional'' break in the series, usually with a pre-set return date. Unfortunately, it is not rare for what is intended to be a short hiatus to become [[OrphanedSeries permanent]].

It should be noted that since many Web Series are [[DoingItForTheArt made for fun, instead of for profit]] and FanFiction cannot be legally used for profit, by default, their creators will often have to go on hiatus to take care of their own personal needs and may only be able to continue work on their series, when they find free time in between work, school, etc.

Compare {{Uncanceled}}.


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* As of TheNewTens, it has become a very common practice in the anime industry to use the "split-cour" airing schedule, meaning a show will air its first half in one season, take a break the next season, and air the second half in the season after that. This used to be very rarely done before 2011 (and back then, it was more common for the shows that did this to take year long breaks but at least have 24-26 episode seasons to compensate, such as ''Anime/CodeGeass'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', rather than 12-13), but split-cours are practically industry standard now. Some notable examples include shows like ''LightNovel/FateZero'', ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', ''Manga/SnowWhiteWithTheRedHair'', ''Literature/{{Gate}}'', and the second season of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' (which split its second season into [[UpToEleven three cours!]]).
* Rei Hiroe put out Volume 9 of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' in '''2009'''. Good thing he finally announced he was going to [[http://13xs.blog93.fc2.com/blog-entry-63.html resume writing again in 2012]]. Except... the announcement was made back in ''March 2012.'' He finally got out a chapter in March 2013... only for him to announce the next chapter would be released around June. He managed to get chapters out until February 2014... and then stopped once more. It may not be a coincidence that in May 2014, Volume 10 came out... and it covered up to Chapter 87, which was the last chapter from February. One wonders if his publishing company was just nagging him to put out enough content to create another volume. The English release of that volume was in April 2015, but there's been no word on when (or IF) Hiroe will have more chapters ready.
* Katsura Hoshino took a hiatus from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' from November 2008 to March 2009 due to an injury, then while fans were enjoying the return, it started a whole new hiatus in April.
** The series has actually been on hiatus since December 2012 and has not been continued with unknown reasons.
** She finally ended the hiatus in July 2015, though with a catch: the series is now on a quarterly release schedule instead of monthly. On the plus side, a new anime adaptation aired in summer 2016 that continued where the 2008 series left off.
* Noteworthy for happening so soon within a series, after 5 Chapters of Manga/DeadTube Champion RED Magazine announced that the series would be held back for several issues (it's a monthly serial) in 2014, coming back only in December, back with a vengeance even since it brought the Plot Twist with it.
* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' took an extended break after about 36 chapters because Natsuki Takaya injured her drawing hand. She came back after a few months and finished out the series.
* Kohta Hirano with his series ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}: The Dawn''. He felt like stopping out of nowhere in 2007 but Young King Comics did not declare the series as finished or cancelled. If it ever comes back to serialization, the fans will probably have forgotten about the series altogether.
* Yuu Watase had taken a decade to actually complete ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' due to having several series going on. When she finally seemed to begin work on ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoIbun'' in 2015 and no more updates had occured since, she revealed her intent of leaving ''Byakko Ibun'' as a one-shot chapter for the time being, while she focused most of her time on ''Manga/ArataKangatari''.
** However, according to [[https://twitter.com/wataseyuu_/status/764806862306816000 Watase's twitter]] and [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-10/yuu-watase-launches-fushigi-yugi-byakko-hen-manga-on-august-28/.114594 ANN]], the hiatus will end in August 2017.
* ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' went on hiatus in 2007 after "The Dissociation" ended on a cliffhanger. The conclusion was released in 2011, only for the series to go on hiatus again after the announcement of at least one more book. Nagaru Tanigawa has been completely silent since.
* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has gone through multiple hiatuses, the longest one lasting about one and a half years, due to Yoshihiro Togashi's health problems. As a result, it's picked up nicknames like [[FanNickname Hiatus × Hiatus]].
** It's gotten to the point that both the 1999 '''and''' the 2011 anime adaptations (mind you, that's a difference of 12 years between adaptations) were CutShort (the 1999 adaptation ran for 62 televised episodes and 30 additional OVA episodes, while the 2011 anime ran for 148 televised episodes).
* Creator/HayaoMiyazaki started the manga version of ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'' in 1982, regularly stopping the comic - sometimes for over a year at a time - to work on his films (beginning, naturally, with the ''Nausicaa'' movie). Because of this, it took Miyazaki over 12 years to complete the manga.
* Technically happened with ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', although it was sort of out of Yasuhiro Nightow's control: the original magazine the title was serialized in folded, and when he was hired by Young King Comics a year later they asked him to restart his old series instead of creating a new one.
* ''Manga/{{Nana}}'' went on hiatus in 2009, as [[Creator/AiYazawa the author]] had some health problems. She has since recovered, but has not yet given word on when or if she will continue the manga.
* ''Gamerz Heaven'' appears to be on hiatus, but some speculate that the non sequitur cliffhanger the last chapter finished with could just be a [[GainaxEnding really, really lame ending]].
* At the end of March 2013, Gangan Online announced ''Manga/ShindereShoujoToKodokuNaShinigami'' had been put on indefinite hiatus due to the author, Yuki Shinkiba, having a sudden illness. [[AuthorExistenceFailure Shinkiba passed away in 2015.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' rarely takes longer hiatuses (among the few examples are one month's hiatus before the TimeSkip and a couple of weeks when Oda was admitted to hospital), but it has become rather well-known for taking many more breaks than most of the other big shonen series. Currently, it is usually on break every fourth or fifth week (sometimes even more often). Sometimes it's because Oda is doing research, but other times no reason is given. Fans like to joke that the hiatuses are to spend more time with his rather attractive wife.
* ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' entered hiatus upon reaching its 97th chapter due to the author needing surgery for an unspecified reason.
* ''Manga/HibikisMagic'' was on hiatus from 2007 to 2013. There were ''a few'' chapters released in between, in 2008 and 2011 respectively, but it did not resume regular publication until early 2013, and has been coming out on a fairly consistent bimonthly schedule since then. It finally ended with volume 4.
* ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' remain in a hiatus since 2003. There were talks of CLAMP planning to continue the series as long as there's a magazine willing to publish it. But since it's nearly a decade already, with several of their [[Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle old series]] [[Manga/{{Xxxholic}} coming]] [[Manga/LegalDrug back]], ''X/1999'' remains incomplete. Let's just say that CLAMP is notorious for this where several of their works are put on hiatus.
* ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'' went on an indefinite hiatus quite literally in the middle of a chapter: the first half of chapter 31 was published in June 2013, and the fans have been waiting for the second one ever since. The hiatus had multiple possible reasons, ranging from the BrokenBase caused by the manga among long-time fans, to the main writer having to juggle ''another'' on-going [[Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid manga in the same continuity]], its anime adaptation, and a whole bunch of assorted media for the ''Manga/NanohaINNOCENT'' spin-offs.
* ''Manga/KingdomHeartsII'': After Volume 5 came out, the manga was put on hold while Shiro Amano worked on the adaptation of ''Manga/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''.
* Creator/KentaroMiura is about as infamous as Yoshihiro Togashi for his long breaks in the publishing of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' (so much so that the fact that Guts and his companions were on a boat for years in real time became a meme). There are all sorts of rumors as to why, but no one really knows the reason.
* Anime/DaisukiBubuChacha suffered a one year hiatus between season 1 (1999) and season 2 (2001)
* The ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime went on a four-month hiatus after the infamous episode "Cyber Soldier Porygon" aired, so that the producers could investigate and revise the guidelines on what animation techniques were appropriate for television viewing.

[[folder:Comic Book]]
* ''ComikBook/MegaMan'' by Creator/ArchieComics was put into hiatus on December 2015 right as the comic was all set to adapt the events of ''VideoGame/MegaMan4''. Issue 55, the last one released before the hiatus, was set before issue 53 (since the preceding two issues were designed to lead directly to the ''Mega Man 4'' storyline), and revolves around Dr. Light getting into an accident involving a time machine and seeing visions of the future, specifically the classic games not yet adapted into the comic, along with the ''X'', ''Zero'', ''ZX'', and ''Legends'' subseries -- in other words, he gets to see the legacy of Mega Man.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* The best known cases in print comics were the more-than-yearlong breaks taken by [[ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}} Garry Trudeau]] in 1983 and [[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Gary Larson]] in 1989, and the shorter breaks taken by [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Bill Watterson]] in 1991 and 1994 and [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charles Schulz]] in late 1997. In the business, these are known as "sabbaticals". Trudeau has gone on week-long vacations every now and then since the long break, with reruns being published in place. He also took a 3-month break in 2008. ''Doonsbury'' has been on "long-term hiatus" since Feb. 2014, due to Trudeau focusing his energies on ''Series/AlphaHouse'' (Sunday strips are new).
* Tom Pappalardo published the comic strip ''Whiskey! Tango! Foxtrot!'' from 2007-2008, took a year off, and returned in 2010 with a retooled layout, renaming it ''ComicStrip/TheOptimist''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''FanFic/NobodyDies'' got hit with this hard in February of 2012, where after chapter 110, it simply stopped updating for months. When questioned, the author responded that he had written himself into a corner and was trying to work out how to get the story back on track. As of January 2013, he may have found his answer, as he has seemingly once again posted some story updates.
* The last story update in [[FanFic/TheCATverse the [=CATverse=]]] was posted in October 2012, and in 2016 the writers announced an official hiatus from the series due to time commitments in real life.
* ''Godzilla: Replay'', the sequel to the ''Literature/NESGodzillaCreepypasta'', hasn't been updated since 2013, and the creator announced that the story is on an indefinite hiatus (although not cancelled).
* As of January 14th, 2017, ''Blog/ThePredespairKids'' sequel story, ''The Despair Kids,'' has been placed on hiatus for a few months. This is because Mod J is trying to avoid spoilers for ''VisualNovel/NewDanganronpaV3,'' which are annoyingly prevalent on Tumblr thanks to dataminers, until he plays the game for himself. Since the western release is confirmed for this year, he's calculated the hiatus should end sometime between March and July. Small updates, however, are also possible.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall'' went on one of these from 1982 to 1988, with two {{Christmas Episode}}s in between.
* Happened to ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the mid-80s; it was rested for 18 months. It then went on a much longer one in 1989, which lasted ''16 years'' (minus a TV movie in 1996, giving the world the gift of the Eighth Doctor). A similar thing happened in 2009; although five specials were produced after the Series 4 finale, the fifth series didn't air until 2010. This was in part to allow for a smoother transition to the new production team.
** Series 10 was pushed back to Spring 2017 from the originally planned Fall 2016 by Creator/TheBBC. The official explanation is to position the final season with Creator/StevenMoffat as showrunner as "event television" and to keep it from being overshadowed by such live events as the 2016 Summer Olympics. As a result of this delay, the only new episodes airing between Series 9 and 10 are the annual {{Christmas Episode}}s in 2015 and '16.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' did this this between ''Children of Earth'' (2009) and ''[[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Miracle Day]]'' (2011), because the producers needed to find an American network to take on the show in conjunction with the BBC.
* The producers of ''Series/ThankGodYoureHere'' took a break for a year before bringing the show back for a fourth season.
* The first season of ''Series/ThreeTwoOneContact'' aired in 1980, but due to funding constraints, the series went into reruns until 1983.
* ''Series/AlloAllo'' went on a two year hiatus from 1989 after lead actor Gordon Kaye suffered a horrific head injury, putting the entire future of the series in doubt. He went on to make a full recovery and the show successfully returned for 3 more seasons.
* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' went on a three year hiatus starting from 1976 and lasting through 1979, during this period only repeats were shown.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The author of ''Webcomic/CaseyAndAndy'' announced that he was planning to leave the comic alone for an indefinite amount of time while he worked on his other project, ''Cheshire Crossing''. He did later return and finish it.
* The author of ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'' took a one week hiatus after he completing the 100th strip.
* Maritza Campos of ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' takes off the first two and last two weeks of each year (though she had to start the hiatus in 2006 several weeks earlier due to health issues). She also took several weeks off after the birth of her first child.
* ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'' has gone on a number of hiatuses in the past. The author getting married and going on honeymoon caused one of them.
* Josh Sortelli of ''Webcomic/ElfOnlyInn'' has taken lengthy breaks from production of his webcomic, up to several years on one occasion.
* Dan Shive of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' took two months off at the end of 2006 to catch up on his StripBuffer and attend to personal issues. And takes several more on a regular basis due to deciding he doesn't like his buffer anymore and redoing it
* The webcomic ''Eversummer Eve'' has a long and tortured history online. It had been running for several years before Denise Jones moved new updates and its archive to subscription-site [=WirePop=], where it helped launch the site. The comic eventually hit ScheduleSlip in 2007 without notice, quietly leaving the site in early 2008. The comic has not been updated since, and the author has since indicated on Deviant Art that it's on hiatus, but she intends to come back to it and remake/reboot it at some undetermined point in time.
* When Chapter 14 of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' finished in September 2007, the series went on a hiatus InNameOnly. The regular comic didn't update for two weeks, but bonus material, including a few {{Guest Strip}}s, were posted ''every weekday'' (whereas the regular comic only updates three times a week). Tom Siddell explained that the break was supposed to represent the protagonists' summer holiday, so the time skip between Chapters 14 and 15 wouldn't feel so abrupt.
* ''Webcomic/HelloCthulhu'', thought to be an [[OrphanedSeries orphan]], was updated a whopping ''year-and-a-half'' after the 85th strip.
* ''[[http://www.jaydenandcrusader.com Jayden and Crusader]]'' experienced a hiatus between January and May 2008 in an effort to improve artistic ability before continuing.
* Mike Shapiro, author of ''[[http://joe-the-circle.com/ Joe The Circle]]'', mysteriously ceased his already-sporadic updates on his comic in July 2002. To the frank astonishment of both his readers and his characters, he unexpectedly [[http://joe-the-circle.com/comic/?p=116 resumed updates]]... in ''September 2006''. Thus, at four years and two months, Mike has one of the longest non-permanent hiatuses of a webcomic. And, unfortunately, he stopped again shortly afterward.
* ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation'' was forced onto hiatus after 383 strips due to the artist getting tendonitis. Due to the chronic nature of the aliment the hiatus may [[OrphanedSeries become permament]].
* ''Webcomic/TheLifeOfNobTMouse'' went on hiatus for ''eight years'', but has since been running along nicely and now updates three times a week.
* Christopher Livingston, author of ''[[http://livinginoblivion.wordpress.com/ Livin' in Oblivion]]'', started a hiatus titled, startlingly, "Hiatus". Two months later, an update, then nothing. He still sporadically updates, but with no schedule.
* ''[[http://www.livingwithinsanity.com/index Living With Insanity]]'' took one while David was on vacation with no internet access and Paul was doing some work for Creator/OniPress. Other than that, no major problems.
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' went on hiatus several times, for durations of two to four months, mostly in winter. On the other hand, when it was alive, it often updated daily.
* ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'' actually does do this on occasion, but due to Fred Gallagher's notorious ScheduleSlip, it's hard to tell the difference.
* ''Webcomic/{{Melonpool}}'' ended up getting a couple large breaks, with many of them flat out abandoning the material that it went on hiatus with.
* ''Webcomic/DumCat'', a, independent wordless single-paneled anthology, has been put on hold for a confirmed several months. This is so that artist D can put into works a feature-length ''Dum Cat'' picture book, with the intention of publication under an established producer.
* ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' took a hiatus that was later "explained" in a special [[http://mountaincomics.com/travelogue/ travelogue feature]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Due to his chronic illness, Rich Burlew took a few weeks' break from the comic, once he reached [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0484.html the end of the "War and XPs" story arc]]. A brief hiatus is typical at the end of a story arc, but this one was longer than usual.
** Another hiatus ensued in mid to late 2012 due to an injury sustained to his drawing hand.
* ''Webcomic/SailorSun'': placed on hiatus due to the author moving to the middle east for job reasons, now at the vague statements of intent on the DeadFic scale. However his other, shorter, comic ''Webcomic/IDreamOfAJeanieBottle'' is randomly coughing up updates.
* [[http://skeletonscomic.blogspot.com Skeletons!]] did this after a ''Webcomic/ScheduleSlip'', but at least there's a strip that points out why.
* Pete Abrams of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is known to go on at least one major hiatus a year. The longest occurred shortly after the birth of his daughter and lasted over two months, during which time a number of other artists (including some mentioned in this very entry) drew filler strips for the site.
* ''Webcomic/WayfarersMoon'' in an [[LampshadeHanging unusual subversion]]: The announcement for the hiatus included an announcement for an extra SpinOff comic once they would start up again.
* Anne Onymous of ''Webcomic/TheWotch'' took off the first six weeks of 2007 to recover from a serious personal problem. Another long hiatus began in August 2009. The series eventually resumed with a new artist taking over the drawing duties.
* ''The Prime of Ambition'' stopped in the middle of the most interesting part of a flashback in the very beginning. After 11 Jun 2008 the authors occasionally dropping in bonus materials, sketchbook pages and teasers, until the [[StronglyWordedLetter #bpspill]] page on 4 Jul 2010 and ChristmasEpisode. A to-do list promising reanimation of the comic in the first days of October appeared only 16 Sep 2011 It wasn't, but at least to-do list got regular updates.
* Xin, who draws ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', took time off in November 2011 to deal with her dying mother. During this time, the text only "Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower" was posted instead, which was set before the events of the main comic.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' went on a brief hiatus shortly before the 400th comic due to Matthew Taranto's health problems. A second one was announced immediately after the Christmas comic, set to last a little over a month.
* ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}''. As the author puts it between chapter 5 and 6:
-->Long time readers know I take a one month break between chapters to recharge my batteries and fluff the page buffer, allowing me to keep the awesome three updates a week schedule. It's for the best
* ''Webcomic/SidequestStory'' went into what was supposed to be a brief one-month hiatus, but which ended up lasting almost a year. Luckily, it got back to updating weekly again after that.
** ..Only to slip back into hiatus again a few months later. As of May 6th 2014, the comic has been in hiatus for 1½ year.
* ''Webcomic/ALessonIsLearnedButTheDamageIsIrreversible'' stopped updating in May 2006 and returned in December 2012. That's six years and seven months!
* ''Webcomic/TheFuzzyFive'' announced a hiatus in August 2012. As of June 2014, no indication of a return date.
* ''Webcomic/FluffyBunnyDomination'' has not been updated since 2013 at the latest.
* ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'' is on hiatus until early January so the author can work on its books.
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' has undergone a few hiatuses in the past as creator Creator/AndrewHussie has worked on sizable projects related to the comic. In the later years, they even got their own names. Those include:
** A relatively unknown hiatus between ''Webcomic/BardQuest'' and ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'', lasting from July 2007 to March 2008. Back then, MSPA wasn't Hussie's main thing (that title went to ''Team Special Olympics''), and in addition, most of its details still weren't ironed out, causing the pause (and the discontinuing of ''Webcomic/BardQuest'').
** A hiatus in September to October 2011 to work on ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''[='=]s 13 minute long animated update, Cascade.
** An unnamed hiatus from August to September 2012; famous for starting the trend of ''Homestuck'' fans making weird sprite edits during the pauses. It concluded with a large-scale walkaround featuring the fan-favorite Beforus trolls.
** The Megapause, the first "named" pause of ''Homestuck'', lasting from April to June 2013. It concluded with Caliborn revealing "HOMOSUCK.", an AffectionateParody of the webcomic it's in. In its time, it caused confusion; as the second-to-last page before it read "THE END.", some people assumed it to be the actual end of ''Homestuck''.
** The Gigapause, the longest pause by far, lasting an entire year from October 2013 to October 2014; Hussie originally intended to finish the entire comic in this time before posting the ending all at once, but he ended up not getting as much work done as he expected, so he ended the hiatus prematurely and just returned to regular updates.
** The Masterpause, from January to April 2015; it is named for having concluded with "Caliborn's Masterpiece".
** The Omegapause, the last pause before ''Homestuck''[='=]s completion, from July 2015 to March 2016. This time, we were brought a ''18'' minute long Collide.
** If we consider each webcomic to be its own thing, though, the longest hiatus is that of ''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}''. Abandoned in February 2007, it was unfinished until September 2011, when the ending was written.
** Then there's the ''Webcomic/ParadoxSpace'' hiatus, starting April 2015, initiated because that comic was costing way too much and not generating any significant revenue.
* ''Webcomic/OwMySanity'' has been on indefinite hiatus since 2011, so that the author can focus on projects such as Literature/TenGhost, that will actually allow him to buy food.
* [[http://bonsaimechafactory.org/eidolicfringe/ Eidolic Fringe]] was a Sci Fi webcomic by Laura Galiffe and Joe Lee that began in 2002. However in 2005, due to both author and artist suffering from burnout and their RealLife day jobs taking more of their time, they stop updating the comic before the story got more exciting.
* ''Webcomic/PhuzzyComics'' has been on hiatus since January 2016 as the author's responsibilities as storyboard artist/voice actor filled her time.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/ThatDudeInTheSuede left Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses for a two-year hiatus in January 2009 in order to do missionary work. His return was pushed back to May, and when he still failed to return to the site rumors sprang up that he was doubting coming back at all - and even confirmed them. In reality, his delayed return was tied to delays in TGWTG's [[WebVideo/SuburbanKnights third anniversary special]]. On June 30th, at the end of ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'' part five, Suede revealed himself shocking everyone who believed the rumors thus pulling off a long-term prank. On July 8, Suede released a trailer announcing he would be making more video reviews for TGWTG.
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has been known to have long gaps in between updates, especially when The Brothers Chaps were working on the video game. Notably, the series was on a complete hiatus from December 22, 2010 to April 1st, 2014, after which scarce updates have taken place.
* ''WebAnimation/SuperMarioBrosZ'' was put on an indefinite hiatus due to an unspecified "real-life problem" up until its cancellation in 2012.
* [[WebVideo/ACoupleofCuntsintheCountryside A Couple of Cunts in the Countryside]] released no videos between September 2012 and May 2014, due to various RealLife incidents.
* The ''Machinima/YogscastMinecraftSeries'' has a case of this with ''Shadow of Israphel''. When the series seemed to abruptly stop putting out new episodes in the middle of season three, there were/was/is lots of speculation that it had become an Orphaned Series. LetsPlay/LewisBrindley has said that it simply can't be continued at the moment because of real life constraints and some of the original crew not being around anymore (not that it stopped complaining about SOI's hiatus or speculation he was lying, contributing to ArtistDisillusionment). Every once in awhile they throw in a Shout-Out in some of their other series alluding to/joking about SOI taking so long/being constantly delayed.
* Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s bimonthly Nintendo Direct video presentations skipped over August and October 2015 due to the death of president and CEO Satoru Iwata. They resumed in November of that year.
* While often prone to ScheduleSlip, the ''{{Literature/Goosebumps}}'' blog ''Blog/BloggerBeware'' has been announced by the blog owner to be on indefinite hiatus since 2013, with only one update in 2015 to poke fun at the [[{{Film/Goosebumps}} upcoming movie]] and none since then.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'' went on a mid-season hiatus in both the US and Canada (For the former it happened after CN ran out of episodes after "Six Strings of Evil" aired) and it was possibly even longer thanks to ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' airing. It's been joked that if ''Grojband'' resurfaced with new episodes, the next episode could begin with Corey saying [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising "Sorry to keep you waiting, everyone!"]].
* In addition to the year-long hiatus between seasons 4 and 5, the second half of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'''s fifth season was pushed back to September 2015, after ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' aired on Discovery Family. This was also apparently to match the two holiday episodes (Scare Master and Hearthbreakers) with their real-world counterpart's dates, although Hearthbreakers still ended up airing about two months early. Season 6 has a similar summer hiatus, and the 9th episode, [[WordOfDante allegedly titled]] "The Fault in Our Cutie Marks", [[OutOfOrder was delayed until afterwards]], leaving only 12 pre-hiatus episodes rather than the symmetrical 13.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The show's broadcast schedule became rather erratic following the first half of season one. There have been numerous hiatuses, as well as "bombs"óweeks where there would be one new episode a day (generally preceded and followed by lengthy hiatuses). The odd schedule also means that there have only been very short or even nonexistent season breaks. Needless to say, this erratic schedule has become quite... [[MemeticMutation notorious]] amongst the fandom, although it's worth noting that just about every show on Creator/CartoonNetwork [[AdoredByTheNetwork that isn't]] ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' also gets this treatment.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had a year-long hiatus between season 3 (1998) and season 4 (2000). The reason for the delay is often thought to be that Season 3 pushed the episode count to 65, and that Cinar was gauging the popularity of the series to see if it's worth following up with another season or if the show should be relegated to SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon status.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' had one in its' fourth (and final) season that lasted from June 2005 to June 2008. What happened was in mid-season four, Nick removed the show from their schedule due to low ratings. Eventually in 2008, Nick decided to burn-off the remaining episodes at six in the morning on Saturdays without any advertisement. This only applies to the US airings- [[ShortRunInPeru the remaining six season four episodes aired with the rest of the season overseas]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' has had so many hiatuses to the point that several episodes (The Disaster and The News being the most notable examples) sent the show into 5 month [[DevelopmentHell development hells]] that ultimately delayed new episodes that were [[ScheduleSlip already finished]].