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It’s time to reset your schedule, Big Sky fans. The next new episode of the ABC series won’t air on May 25, 2022. So why isn’t Big Sky on tonight, and when will the show return with Big Sky Season 3 Episode 1? Here’s everything you need to know about the break. 

'Big Sky' cast Kylie Bunbury as Cassie and Katheryn Winnick as Jenny standing together with guns out
‘Big Sky’: Kylie Bunbury as Cassie and Katheryn Winnick as Jenny | ABC/Anna Kooris

Why isn’t ‘Big Sky’ on tonight, May 25, 2022?

Big Sky isn’t on tonight with season 3 episode 1 because the finale concluded season 2 on May 19. But don’t fret. The hiatus is only a few months, and fans will catch up with Cassie Dewell (Kylie Bunbury) and Jenny Hoyt (Katheryn Winnick) in Big Sky country before you know it. The series in its place tonight on ABC is a repeat showing of The Rookie Season 4 Episode 19.

‘Big Sky’ Season 3 Episode 1 return date and what time the next new episode will be released

ABC confirmed that Big Sky Season 3 Episode 1 has a return date of early fall 2022, not tonight. The episode will receive the show’s usual 10 p.m. ET time slot. However, Big Sky jumps to a new night this fall — Wednesday. Based on previous fall premieres, our best guess at the Big Sky Season 3 premiere date is Sept. 28, 2022. Meanwhile, two complete seasons are available for viewing currently on Hulu.

‘Big Sky’ Season 3 schedule 

Big Sky Season 3 moves to Wednesday nights at 10 pm ET for the fall of 2022, instead of the typical Thursday evening slot like it would be in tonight. The series steals the slot from A Million Little Things, which won’t return until early 2023.

What happens in ‘Big Sky’ Season 3?

Since Big Sky Season 2 left off without a cliffhanger, it’s hard to guess what might happen in Big Sky Season 3. Luckily, ABC released some news about the upcoming installment of the highway crime drama.

In Big Sky Season 3, Reba McEntire joins the cast as Sunny Brick, the mercurial matriarch of the Brick family, a successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers. Viewers might be wondering, “What is a backcountry outfitter?” 

Generally speaking, a backcountry outfitter provides special services for people looking to hunt or fish outdoors. The outfitter offers all the gear needed and guides the individuals in tracking down animals. However, it sounds like Sunny Brick also specializes in the disappearance of her clients.


‘Big Sky’ Season 2 Finale Cast: Here’s Why Sheriff Beau Arlen Looks So Familiar

Supernatural star Jensen Ackles joins the Big Sky Season 3 cast as the new Sheriff Beau Arlen. He became the temporary Sheriff in the Big Sky Season 2 finale at the request of Sheriff Tubb (Patrick Gallagher)Deadline reports that he is a “confident and charming good ol’ boy from Texas.” 

In addition to the new cast regulars, ABC upgraded Jamie-Lynn Sigler to a series regular. Her character, Tonya, was a local server at the diner when her boyfriend went missing. However, throughout season 2, she quickly became an asset to a new drug ring run by the Bhullar family. It sounds like Janina Gavankar also sticks around as Ren, with her brother, Jag (Vinny Chhibber), taking over the family cartel.

This article will continue to be updated as new information about Big Sky Season 3 becomes available, after tonight.