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Hurricane Sandy forces Primetime schedule changes


As if Hurricane Sandy’s winds, rain and flooding weren’t already causing enough grief, the storm has not officially won the battle against the television networks. CBS and The CW have pulled their original programming for the evening and several shows have had to shut down production due to the storm.

New episodes of “90210,” “Gossip Girl,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Partners,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike and Molly” and “Hawaii Five-0” have been pushed back a week and reruns will air in their place tonight on CBS and CW.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel was forced to cancel his special Brooklyn taping of his late night show and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert also canceled tapings of “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” for Monday night. Even though he sent the audience home for their safety, Jimmy Fallon was still planning on taping his show tonight.

New York based shows “666 Park Avenue,” “The Good Wife,” “Smash,” “The Following,” “The Carrie Diaries” and “30 Rock” have all halted production until the danger from the storm passes.

As of right now, ABC and NBC are still scheduled to air new episodes of their Monday night programming and FOX will air an encore episode of “The X Factor.”

TV Source will be sending thoughts and prayers to everyone in the storm’s path. Please stay safe and follow all warnings and precautions.


Mandy Treccia
Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that.

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