Hollywood Pulls Episodes, Delays Shows in Wake of Shooting
(NEW YORK) — Hollywood is being cautious about what it puts out to the public in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, reports E! Online. Movie premieres and shows with potentially objectionable content have been cancelled or pulled.
Fox pulled new episodes of Family Guy and American Dad scheduled to air this past Sunday due to sensitive material. The network did not air Family Guy‘s “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” episode, in which Peter relates his own version of the nativity story, as well as American Dad‘s “Minstrel Krampus,” which features a demon that punishes bad kids. The network aired repeats instead. There’s no word as to when or if the shelved episodes will eventually air.
Weekend premieres for two films — one for Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher in Pittsburgh and another for Billy Crystal and Bette Midler’s Parental Guidance in Los Angeles — were cancelled. Also, SyFy pulled a violent Haven episode that was supposed to air last Friday.
Additionally, TLC has decided to delay Best Funeral Ever, a one-hour special on a funeral home that specializes in organizing unique funerals, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The program was to originally air Dec. 27, but the network says it will air instead on Jan. 6.
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