"David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon are doing their shows without audiences," reports the Associated Press. The article continues, "Jimmy Kimmel, visiting from his home base in sunny Hollywood, canceled a taping in Brooklyn. ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ are taking the night off, and each of Broadway’s 40 theaters will be dark through Tuesday" — all because of the powerful storm Sandy that was "bearing down on the East Coast."
The story adds, "Some network schedules were shaken up by the widespread power outages cutting into the available TV audience in the East."
CBS planned to air repeats instead of new episodes of its Monday comedy lineup, the article notes, adding: "A CBS News special on Sandy was to follow at 10 p.m. EDT, pre-empting "Hawaii Five-0."
The story notes: "The CW also was set to air repeats of ’90201′ and ‘Gossip Girl.’ ABC said it was sticking to its schedule of new episodes of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Castle.’ Fox was to air a previously scheduled rerun of ‘The X Factor,’ which had been planned if the San Francisco-Detroit World Series ended, as it did, in four games.
"NBC did not immediately respond about the status of its Monday schedule," that article said.