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Mike & Molly season finale pulled

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by dpeters11, May 20, 2013.

  1. May 20, 2013 #1 of 108
    dpeters11

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    In case anyone wonders why Mike & Molly was set as new, but a rerun, they pulled it at the last minute, as a tornado is part of the plot.

    It will air at a later date, but that has not been set.
     
  2. May 21, 2013 #2 of 108
    oldschoolecw

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    You know, this PC crap Is getting way out of control, next they will be saying Grandma didn't die she's just on a very long vacation that she wont be coming back from.
     
  3. May 21, 2013 #3 of 108
    sigma1914

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    This isn't being PC; it's being respectful to those in Oklahoma who lost everything, including their lives. At least 51 people -- including at least 20 children -- were killed... have some respect.
     
  4. May 21, 2013 #4 of 108
    Doug Brott

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    I'm sure the episode will eventually air .. No need for the network to bite the hand that feeds them.
     
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    I have respect and believe in Jesus Christ and my heart weeps for them.
     
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    RunnerFL

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    I feel for the people in OK but I'm tired of the networks deciding what I may or may not find disturbing. No more M&M for me, SL deleted.

    And before you folks start calling me names... I was on the fence with M&M to begin with, this just seals the deal.
     
  7. May 21, 2013 #7 of 108
    SayWhat?

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    Lots of tornadoes do lots of damage and take lots of lives every spring. Many of them don't make the national news.


    Didn't like the show anyways, so no matter.
     
  8. May 21, 2013 #8 of 108
    dpeters11

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    I think a big part of it is that it was something that happened that day. Taking this to an extreme, would it be OK to have a show or movie about terrorists bringing a building down on 9/11?

    Tornados happen, especially there due to the geography, but it probably isn't the best idea to have a comedy with a tornado subplot right then. They likely wouldn't do this if it was just an EF1 etc without the casualties.
     
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    RunnerFL

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    People get shot daily, car accidents happen daily, people die daily, it rains somewhere every day and so on... Using your example we should never air shows that show people being shot, car accidents, people dying, scenes with rain and so on... Yeah, sorry I don't need people deciding what I do and don't like based on "current events". Let me decide if I want to watch a show involving a tornado on a day there was a tornado, and that happens QUITE often this time of year.

    And to answer your question... Yes, it would be ok to have shown a show about terrorists bringing down a building on 9/11. You don't have to watch it if you don't want to or let your DVR catch it and you watch it another day.

    I don't need someone to "protect" me from TV shows that show things that happen in real life.
     
  10. May 21, 2013 #10 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    24 people total, 9 are children.
     
  11. May 21, 2013 #11 of 108
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    I think it's different than things that are every day occurrences. I also think that there would be a lot of negative publicity if it was shown last night. CBS aired the episode of Person of Interest that had a suicide bomber about a month after the Boston bombings, with a disclaimer. That was probably on schedule. They just felt that was not the right way to go last night.
     
  12. May 21, 2013 #12 of 108
    sigma1914

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    That was revised after my initial post; I had used CNN. My bad.
     
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    I live in Oklahoma and on my way in this morning they were saying that number as been up'd to over 90 now. I will see if I can find a link online to confirm that.
     
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    Paul Secic

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    Why don't you cut the cord?
     
  16. May 21, 2013 #16 of 108
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    It's not like tornadoes are new, it's just a slow news cycle so all the national news outlets have picked it up.

    Pulling a fictional TV show is just stupid, or smart if you want to look at it that way. They are getting free advertising for this show by pulling it, hoping more people will watch it when it finally airs. In reality though, when they do stuff like this, the core viewers usually lose interest or don't remember to watch it when it does air.
     
  17. May 21, 2013 #17 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    In "tornado alley" this time of year tornadoes are pretty much an every day occurrence. I wouldn't expect anyone to pull a show that had a hurricane just because my area just had one, that's stupid. What they did with Person Of Interest was perfect, show a disclaimer and let the public decide if they wanted to watch. Don't make the decision for them.
     
  18. May 21, 2013 #18 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    Yeah, I wasn't calling you out or anything. Just making sure updated numbers were being used.
     
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    RunnerFL

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    I've checked several news sources and they all say 24 according to "The Medical Examiner in Moore, OK".
     
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    Nick

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    I agree with the decision to postpone the episode -- no biggie.
    It's not just being pc, but respectful of the victims' raw pain.
    If you would pull a show for that reason alone, then you are
    an insensitive clod anyway and your opinion doesn't matter.
     
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