The last six episodes of Season 17 are still planned to air on UK television this year.
Spills & Thrills, released in March, premiered the season's yet to air stories only on the DVD.
Involved were Away from the Sea, The Smelly Kipper, No More Mr. Nice Engine, Gone Fishing, Thomas' Shortcut and The Afternoon Tea Express.
In response to the continuous gap on Channel 5's milkshake! block, Hit Entertainment explained the reason to Roll Along Thomas.
All scheduling decisions are made by the broadcaster, and while we expect the Spills & Thrills episodes to air shortly as part of Season 17, we cannot provide specific dates at this time.
Last December, the Christmas set No Snow for Thomas, Santa's Little Engine, The Missing Christmas Decorations and Frozen Turntable made their way to the channel.