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After School Shooting, Questions Raised About ABC Family Program Deadline

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, the question has been raised whether the ABC Family program "Socio" will make it to the air, writes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.

"'Socio’ is already darker than the typical ABC Family fare. Referred to as '“Dexter” in high school,' it centers on a charismatic 16-year-old alleged sociopath who returns to his hometown after serving time for murdering his aunt to rejoin his childhood friends, now in high school. He becomes the prime suspect when a fellow student is murdered," she writes.

The program is one of two ABC Family drama pilots that have been delivered, and while executives are said to like the project, the Sandy Hook killings raise questions about whether a network will proceed with a series order about school violence, Andreeva writes.