In the summer during my youth my favorite TV shows went on “vacation” and in their place reruns of prior episodes were broadcast. While it was never explicitly stated, presumably this was because the actors, writers and directors wanted (a) a vacation; (b) to assure loyal viewers that the program had not been cancelled, but would return in the fall; (c) maintain interest in the program; and / or (d) give viewers an opportunity to view an episode they missed when it was originally broadcast (this was after all well before DVRs and the Internet). 2,164 more words