Oh, come on Mr. Hillerman do you need a little cheese with that whine? This is streaming not broadcast programming. Variable length programming started years ago with most of the pay networks. You certainly can schedule The Mandalorian at any time that is convenient to you, instead of being forced to watch on the network schedule. Of course even the network schedule has to change every time a live sporting event or a politician runs overtime. I always appreciate variable length programs on pay TV because the whole story gets told without regard to having to fit a portion of the show between commercial interruptions.