Hollywood Shuffles Movie, TV Schedules After Shooting

Violent movies and TV shows are being postponed

   

Hollywood Shuffles Movie, TV Schedules After Shooting

hollywood 300x190 Hollywood Shuffles Movie, TV Schedules After ShootingWith the nation still reeling from last week’s horrific shootings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 26 dead, including 20 small children, American media is cutting back on violent and gun-related content, at least temporarily.

The Weinstein Co. announced on Monday that it has canceled the Los Angeles premiere, originally scheduled for Tuesday, of its new Quentin Tarantino-directed movie Django Unchained, The New York Times noted. The ultra-violent movie, which stars Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who takes vengeance on slave owners, is to be released on Christmas Day.

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Similarly, The Hollywood Reporter said the Film Society of Lincoln Center rescheduled a Monday night special viewing of Jack Reacher, an action film from Viacom‘s (NASDAQ:VIAB) Paramount Studios, that stars Tom Cruise as the gun-wielding title character.

On the small tube, Entertainment Weekly notes that News Corp‘s (NASDAQ:NWSA) Fox broadcast network postponed new episodes of American Dad and Family Guy, while Comcast‘s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) NBCUniversal withdrew an episode of SyFy’s Haven that included a violent incident at a high school, scheduled to air last Friday, the day of the shootings.

Additionally, Discovery Communications‘ (NASDAQ:DISCA) cable channel, TLC, has postponed the air date of its special Best Funeral Ever, which would have run two days after Christmas.


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