In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, CBS says it will pull new episodes of “Supergirl” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” on Monday night. The network didn’t specify the reason, but the descriptions of both ring similar to the horrific killings in France that left 129 people dead.
The shows will still air new episodes: “Supergirl” was supposed to be centered on Kara trying to stop a series of bombings; instead, the network will air its Thanksgiving-themed episode originally scheduled for Nov. 23. “NCIS: Los Angeles” is also moving its Nov. 23 show up a week; the episode that was too air Monday night centered around a girl recruited by a terrorist organization.
There is no word on when the original episodes will air. This is standard practice when a TV show accidentally echoes a real-life tragedy: In August, USA’s “Mr. Robot” was postponed a week when its season finale featured a graphic on-camera shooting, right after WDBJ7 reporter Allison Parker and videographer Adam Ward were killed during a news report.
On Friday, NBC also pulled an episode of “Undateable” to air live news coverage. U2 canceled a concert over the weekend in Paris that was going to air live on HBO.
Many in the entertainment industry spoke out to pay tribute to the victims of the Paris bombings, including “Saturday Night Live,” which opened with a message from Cecily Strong, repeated in English and French: “Paris is the city of light, and here in New York City, we know that light will never go out,” she said. “Our love and support is with everyone there tonight. We stand with you.”