CBS Pulls Movie From Schedule

Apr 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Update: To read our later story about why CBS pulled this movie, please click here.

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.

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  1. This is heartbreaking. There are hundreds of families hosting screening parties for hear my voice! Please would someone clarify what has happened here?

  2. Do we know why? I have seen the DVD and this movie is OUTSTANDING! And to replace it with a serial TV series? I know of hundreds of people planning to watch it.

  3. Jamie, apparently the boy sings a song that suggests Hillary Clinton is guilty of treason. So, CBS had to act, and act quickly they did. 🙂

  4. What?! I’ve seen the movie 3 times and I don’t recall a song suggesting anything about Hilary. I have hundreds of friends and relatives in the entire country looking forward to this movie. Why would the network pull a quality movie and replace it with reruns of mediocre tv series? Shameful!!!

    • Susan, I’m fairly certain Bill was making a bad joke about CBS catering to liberals. Insecure right-wingers often default to this type of humor. You won’t last long on this site if you aren’t able to identify and ignore these.

  5. I’m HOPING the reason CBS pulled it is that Saturday night is traditionally the lowest night of TV viewing all week. Maybe they’ll reschedule for a night when more people are likely to watch.
    I’m also hoping Bill decides to leave bad political humor out of discussions that don’t call for it.

  6. Your pulling this movie is beyond sad. My son is a student at ABS a school with dedicated Teachers and staff. My was producing poorly in school, being bullied by classmates. This school saved him. He is a young man of character and discipline that loves to sing. ABS helped him so much! Everything about this movie screams of healing. If one person’s cries of wrong doing are why you are pulling this movie,you are mistaken. What happened 30 years ago has no bearing today. Many were prepared to view this in grand parties all over the US. HOW VERY DISAPPOINTING! I truly hope you reconsider.

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