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CBS is making a late tweak to its prime-time lineup for this weekend. The network issued a brief press release Monday announcing that it will pull the original TV movie “Hear My Song” from the schedule for Saturday, April 16.
In its place the network will air repeats of “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Criminal Minds.” Airing at 8 p.m. will be the “NCIS: New Orleans” episode “Darkest Hour,” which originally aired Nov. 17, 2015, followed at 9 p.m. by the “Criminal Minds” episode “Internal Affairs,” which first aired Dec. 2, 2015.
“Hear My Song” is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that was originally produced under the title “Boychoir.” The movie boasts an impressive cast led by Dustin Hoffman and Kathy Bates, with Debra Winger, Eddie Izzard and Kevin McHale also in the cast of what the network has described as an “inspirational, music-filled movie.” The production tells the story of a boy with an angelic voice.
CBS did not provide an explanation for the last-minute schedule change.