Fictional stories that are supposed to play out on TV shows can sometimes resemble the horrors that happen in the real world. Following the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on Friday, CBS pulled this week's episodes of "Supergirl" and "NCIS: Los Angeles," The Wrap reports. This isn't the first time major television networks have chosen to push back a show due to content being too similar to a recent event.
Monday's episode of "Supergirl" was going to focus on Kara a.k.a. Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) dealing with bombings in National City, but instead the network will air a Thanksgiving-themed episode. "NCIS: Los Angeles" was going to focus on ISIS recruitment, but Monday's episode will instead will be about the team looking for a woman named Jada (Ella Thomas) who has gone missing.
Here is a list of past TV show episodes that have also had to be moved to later dates following a tragedy:
1. "Mr. Robot" Season 1, episode 10: ""eps1.9_zer0-day.avi" (2015)
The Season 1 finale of the hit USA show was postponed after two Virginia journalists, who worked for WDBJ, were killed on live television. The show was originally set to air on Aug. 26, but the network pushed it back a week after on Sept. 2. The controversial scene, which caused the episode to be moved, was when James Plouffe’s (Richard Bekins), E Corp's EVP of technology commits suicide on live TV by shooting himself in the head.
2. "Hannibal" Season 2, episode 4: "Ceuf" (2013)
The fourth episode of the first season of the NBC drama never aired in the United States due to it's "disturbing" content in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing. Variety reported that show creator Bryan Fuller told NBC to pull the plug on the episode, which featured Molly Shannon as a guest start who brainwashed kids into killing other kids on the episode.
3. "Mike and Molly" Season 3, episode 23: "Windy City" (2013)
The Season 3 finale of the CBS sitcom was pushed back from May 20, 2013 to May 30, 2013 after a powerful tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, and killed and injured many. In "Windy City," Mike confesses major news to Molly just as a tornado hits the city of Chicago.
4. "Castle" Season 5, episode 22: "Still" (2013)
Episode 22 of the ABC show was pushed back a week from April 22, 2013 to April 29, 2013 following the Boston Marathon bombings. Beckett steps on a bomb and is unable to move until it is disarmed. Castle stays by her side as Ryan and Esposito search for the bomb squad.
5. "Haven" Season 3, episode 12: "Reunion" (2012)
"Hannibal" wasn't the only show to be pushed back following the Sandy Hook school shooting. Episode 12 of Syfy's "Haven" was originally set to air on Dec. 14, 2012, but was pushed back to Jan. 17, 2013. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Dec. 14, 2012, Syfy said "tonight's scheduled 10 p.m. episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school. In light of today's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it."
6. "Night Of The Hurricane" ("Family Guy," "American Dad," and "The Cleveland Show" crossover event) (2011)
Fox planned a huge three show crossover event for May sweeps in 2011, where a hurricane hits Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. The network pushed the crossover to Oct. 2, 2011, after a tornado outbreak devastated the southern United States in late April 2011.
7. "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Season 3, episode 18: "Earshot" (1999)
"Earshot" was originally set to air in April 1999 but was pushed back five months to September 1999 following the horrific school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. The episode featured Buffy trying to foil a "potential mass murder plan at the school."