Actually, a transformation of Indian serials from a continuous run to a seasons airing makes complete sense. That way, CVs ain't forced to drag scenes, or insert bizarre twists and so on. Just declare 8 or 9 months of the year as the duration when a season will run, have it run, and during the intervals, show either reruns. Or have cyclical seasons - have one set of shows - say X - running for half the year, and another set of shows - say Y - running for the other half. The next year, the sequels to X could run, and the year following that, the sequels to Y. In the US, they end the season in September, when everybody's mind gravitates more towards the NFL and other sports, and bring everything back in May. Showing reruns in b/w.
The above would also give actors/actresses much needed breaks, so that they don't suffer any burnout, and enable them to dab in other things, such as movies and so on.
About DsddSB being one of the shows w/ a sequel
, I wonder whether it's not a risk that they're taking. I mean, despite KVB's following, there weren't many takers for him once Sriti was gone, and she ain't likely to surface in a sequel, since she's got another show now. If it is a sequel - be it same name or different - wouldn't he have to have the same relationship w/ Mala? Of course, at the end of the serial, Mala forgave him, but if they make it a sequel, they are under some minor obligation to continue the story. I'd rather that they started new w/ KVB as a new character, and a fresh story theme. As for his co-star, Mala would be fine, although it would be fascinating to see TJ in that role