The November-May Hiatus was a long 5 month hiatus for Drama. It lasted from November 30th, 2016 (when the last two episodes of Total Drama: Lisbon Springs, premiered) and ended May 13th, 2017, when Season 18, Total Drama: Return to Frye Island, premiered.
Reason for hiatus Edit
I (Ethan) decided to put the show on hiatus due to time constraints. It was really hard to manage high school and Drama at the same time. So I took a break for the holidays and the next few months of winter, due to snow and shoveling. I finally decided I was bored enough and premiered Season 18, with 13 new episodes, to push the series up to 271 episodes.