FOX Network Programming Changes, in Wake of Shooting
In the wake of yesterday’s tragedy in Connecticut, FOX Network has made some changes to their original schedule. Among the shows affected by the changes are new episodes of Family Guy, and American Dad as well as a rerun of The Cleveland Show.
The following schedule is brought to us by The Futon Critic, on December 14th, 2012
Sunday, December 16 (on FOX Network)
7:00/6:00c – “The Cleveland Show: Menace II Secret Society” (Repeat)
7:30/6:30c – “The Cleveland Show: ‘Tis The Cleveland To Be Sorry”
8:00/7:00c – “The Simpsons: To Cur With Love”
8:30/7:30c – “Bob’s Burgers: God Rest Ye Merry Gentle-Mannequins”
9:00/8:00c – “Family Guy: Grumpy Old Man” (Repeat)
9:30/8:30c – “Wheels & The Legman and The Case of Grandpa’s Key” (Repeat)
This decision follows the similar respect shown to victims of this tragedy by the Syfy channel’s pulling of the much awaited “Haven” episode 3×12, “Reunion.” It is not uncommon for networks to bow to the sensitivities of the nation in the wake of a tragedy where innocent people have been wounded or killed. USA pulled an episode of Law and Order SVU last July in the wake of the Colorado shooting.
And as The Futon Critic points out:
This is the second time in recent memory FOX has pulled “Family Guy” and “American Dad” originals: in April 2011, a hurricane-themed crossover (including “The Cleveland Show”) was nixed after dozens of tornadoes devastated the South that same month. The episodes ultimately aired in October last year.
We also have a programming update from Hal Boedeker of The Orlando Sentinel on December 15th, 2012
CBS’ “48 Hours” will offer the latest on the shootings at 10 p.m. Saturday.
“The Dr. Oz Show” will offer a special episode on the need for crisis counseling, even for people far removed from the tragedy. The episode will tape Monday morning, and it will air that afternoon in most of the country. “The Dr. Oz Show” airs at 4 p.m. weekdays on WFTV-Channel 9.
TV Film News will keep you posted on any further network programming changes as they become available to us.
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