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CBS replaces ‘NCIS’ and ‘Supergirl’ episodes in wake of Paris attacks

In the wake of the fatal attacks in Paris, CBS is replacing some of their primetime programming material.

The network said that it would be replacing an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, which focuses on young women being recruited by the Islamic State group. The network will run an episode about a missing woman in its place.

Additionally, CBS will not air an episode of Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist, Monday involving a bombing. Instead, a Thanksgiving episode of the show will run. In the episode, Kara fears her holiday will be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), is coming into town.

CBS is not alone in its efforts to respect those involved in the horrid Paris attacks. Showtime’s Homeland, a show that follows a Marine who returns home after years in captivity in Iraq, opened their show Sunday with a disclaimer. “In light of this week’s tragic events in Paris, we remind viewers that ‘Homeland’ contains content that some may find upsetting. We extend our deepest sympathies to all touched by the Paris attacks,” it read.

Further, the tragic events in Paris have affected the entertainment industry in general. On Friday, U2 canceled their live HBO show and the Foo Fighters canceled the rest of their European tour.

Movie studio Lionsgate said that it would no longer be allowing interviews at the Mockingjay–Part 2 premiere due to the “recent events with Paris,” USA Today reports. The Lionsgate statement continued: “We will proceed with the rest of the event as planned in honor of the incredible fans who have always supported our films with such passion.” A portion of the final Hunger Games installment was filmed in Paris.

This is not the first time that real-world events have made an impact on the entertainment industry and caused plan alterations. USA Network put off the first-season finale of Mr. Robot in August after two Virginia journalists were fatally shot on live television.

USA said in a statement: “The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”

About Meredith Rodefer

Meredith Rodefer
Meredith Rodefer is a freelance writer, who focuses on anything from lifestyle blogging to hard news, and dancer. Beyond Youth Independent, she has written for sites such as Natmonitor.com, CheekyChicago.com and FamilyFocusBlog.com. Contact Meredith: meredith.rodefer@youthindependent.com