Following a school massacre in Texas, CBS cancelled the season finale of the crime thriller FBI on Tuesday.
The decision was made after a shooter killed 19 children and two adults at a primary school in the city of Uvalde.
According to Variety, the season four finale of The FBI was cancelled due to a fake school incident.
The episode was replaced by a replay of an older episode of the show set in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York headquarters.
The season finale of its most recent season will be rescheduled.
In the wake of the tragedy, another show, Apple TV’s Physical, had its red carpet cancelled for its season two premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
“Out of respect for today’s tragedy in Texas, tonight’s screening of Physical Season Two will be a private affair with no press,” a message to US media said.
“We appreciate your desire to join us, and know that you share our emotional sympathy for all of the families affected by today’s tragedy.”
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, urged the United States to “rearrange our beliefs and establish a common ground above this horrible American reality that has regrettably become our children’s issue.”
The Oscar winner, who explored running for governor of Texas last year, said in a statement that the recent string of mass shootings across the United States, including the most recent in his hometown, was “an epidemic we can prevent.”
“Once again, we have sadly proved that we are not responsible for the liberties that our liberties provide us,” he remarked.
“Regardless of whose side of the aisle we are on, this is an epidemic we can control, and we all know we can do better, We need to improve.”
Several musicians and celebrities, including Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, and Kylie Jenner, expressed their fury and grief following the tragic event.
James Corden, a British host resident in the United States, addressed the shooting in a monologue on The Late Late Show, calling America’s gun laws “one of the most primitive nations in the world.”