Violent Programs Rescheduled After Sandy Hook School Massacre NY Times, THR
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, television programs on broadcast and cable were rescheduled because of violent content. Both Fox and Syfy shifted their schedules because of the massacre, reports Bill Carter in The New York Times' Media Decoder.
Syfy pulled an episode of "Haven" on Friday night because it contained scenes that included violence in a school, while Fox decided to replace episodes of the Sunday animated shows "Family Guy" and "American Dad."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reason for the Fox change was to avoid airing any potentially sensitive content in light of the shooting, which left 28 people dead, including 20 children.
Instead of airing all-new episodes of the animated programs, Fox aired repeats, the story notes.