CBS, ITV hold off on “terrorist” dramas
Supergirl, NCIS: LA and Jekyll & Hyde episodes all rescheduled due to recent news events.
International networks have withheld episodes from playing because their plots are understood to hold terrorist plotlines.
Due to events in France several have been replaced.
CBS will switch an episode of Supergirl in which Kara Danvers / Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) protects National City from a series of bombings. A replacement episode will now revolve around her relationship with her foster mother played by Helen Slater.
Hollywood Reporter notes it will also delay an NCIS: Los Angeles episode which focused on the recruitment of women for ISIS. A replacement episode will instead follow the team as they find a missing woman that LL Cool J’s character led to asylum four years ago in the U.S.
Meanwhile in the UK ITV has also held off an episode of Jekyll and Hyde. The episode contained scenes of violence involving firearms, according to the official synopsis.
An ITV spokesperson told RadioTimes.com: “Tonight’s episode of Jekyll and Hyde has been postponed in consideration of recent events in Paris.”
No changes have been announced for Homeland which continues to explore themes of terrorism, this season with Carrie (Claire Danes) based in nearby Germany.
Australian broadcasts are unaffected by the changes.