Many are still in shock over the horrific terrorist attacks that rocked Paris over the weekend, which killed 129 people and have left hundreds injured. Deadline reports that CBS is pulling planned episodes of Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles, which were set to air tomorrow that center on terrorist attacks. The news comes just one day after HBO cancelled a U2 concert special that was slated to air live from the AccorHotels Arena in Paris yesterday.
The Supergirl episode entitled How Does She Do It? follows Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) dealing with a series of bombings in National City. The episode will be replaced with their Thanksgiving episode Livewire, which was originally set to air on November 23. It isn't known if the network will air How Does She Do It? at a later date, or if it has been completely pulled from the show's first season lineup.
Livewire centers on Kara's Thanksgiving, which may be ruined when she suspects her foster mother, Dr. Danvers (Helen Slater), who is coming to town, disapproves of her new role as a superhero. Also, when an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into the villainous Livewire, she targets Cat and Supergirl. Brit Morgan guest stars as Leslie Willis/Livewire and Helen Slater guest stars as Dr. Eliza Danvers, Kara's foster mother.
The NCIS: Los Angeles episode entitled Defectors revolved around a ISIS recruitment, the terrorist organization believed to be responsible for the Paris attacks. Defectors will be replaced by Internal Affairs, which was originally slated to air on December 10. Like How Does She Do It?, it isn't known if Defectors will air at a later date, or if it will be pulled from the schedule indefinitely.
In related news, ABC is still airing its new episode of the terrorism-themed freshman series Quantico, while Showtime is still airing its new episode of Homeland tonight as well. The news comes a few days after NBC cancelled its latest live episode of Undateable in the wake of these horrifying attacks. What do you think about CBS pulling these terrorism-themed episodes?