Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Season 3

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These violent delights have violent ends.

That's the line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that's become something of a catchphrase for Westworld over the course of the HBO sci-fi thriller's first two seasons. Of course, given the wait fans of the show have had to endure for a third season to finally arrive, the word "eventually" ought to be tacked on to the end of the phrase.

When the show returns on Sunday, March 15, not only will it look quite a bit different, as Dolores, Evan Rachel Wood's heroic robot, has finally made it out of the ghoulish theme park that's housed the show for its run, ready to track down its shadowy creators in a future-set Los Angeles, and new cast members Aaron Paul, Lena Waithe and Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, among others, have joined the cast, but it will have been after quite some time. After all, the season two finale aired all the way back in June 2018.

Westworld is hardly the first show on TV to take a considerable hiatus between seasons, though. As we celebrate its highly-anticipated return, let's take a look at all the shows who've kept us waiting over the years.

Stranger Things Costumes, Season 3


Mr. Robot Season 3


Game of Thrones Finale

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Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad


Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Jaimie Trueblood/AMC

Real Housewives of New York City Cast, Season 5

Michael Rosenthal/Bravo

The Real Housewives of New Jersey, RHONJ, Season 6, Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga, Joe Gorga

Andrei Jackamets/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jessica Miglio

Mandy Patinkin, Claire Danes, Homeland

David Bloomer/Showtime

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld


The Sopranos


Insecure, Season 3, Issa Rae

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Westworld returns for season three Sunday, March 15 at 9 p.m. on HBO. 

(E!, Bravo and USA are all part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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