The Mr. Robot finale has been pushed back a week after its original schedule due to similarities to the recent Virginia shooting.
USA Network announced Wednesday that the first season finale of “Mr. Robot” will not be airing as scheduled as it includes a scene with similarities to the Roanoke, Virginia murders that happened the day the episode was supposed to air.
The network said in a statement: “The previously filmed season finale of ‘Mr. Robot’ contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today’s tragic events in Virginia. Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time.”
Two employees of WDBJ-TV in Franklin County, Virgina were shot to death live on early Wednesday. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former reporter for the Roanoke station Vester L. Flanagan II who went under the name Bryce Williams.
The Mr. Robot finale will now be aired on September 2.
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