Syfy Not Airing Tonight's (Dec.14) Episode of 'Haven'

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December 14th, 2012

Syfy's Craig Engler tweeted that tonight's scheduled episode of Haven would not be airing tonight due to the tragedy in Newtown, Ct.

via Twitter:

Tonight’s scheduled 10PM episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school.

In light of today’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have decided not to air it.

At this time, no decision has been made as to when the episode will air.

  • Masterbreel

    Good decision!

  • Mike

    Good idea!

  • B plus

    Good choice. While a fun show to watch, I think this is the right thing for Syfy to do.

  • shaun w

    i think they should pull all new episodes tonight especially if they are violent. just for a day

  • John A

    Ah annoying though i guess they had too.

  • psychic

    For God’s sake, Haven, die. Terrible show with a terrible actress. Terrible tragedy, too, and I’m glad they’re not airing the episode, but just in general I really hate it.

  • Baqinardo

    2 hrs season finale for next week maybe? Hope so.

  • Conor

    I think this is silly.

    I really do, especially that last comment;

    (i think they should pull all new episodes tonight especially if they are violent. just for a day)

    Really? Just for a day? What difference does that make?

    I understand that the events that occurred in Connecticut were tragic and hard to accept (though, not hard to believe) but I just don’t see how that makes a difference to our willingness to accept violence on TV. It’s like postponing Gangster Squad after the Colorado shooting; why is the ‘violence’ unacceptable for a little while and then OK again?

    Either leave it, or stop all violence in all TV and film permanently. Empty, temporary, knee-jerk reactions are pointless.

  • silvit

    Empty, temporary, knee-jerk reactions are pointless.

    Agreed. Even if in this case, it’s not that there was violence in general on the show, but in a high school, which mirrors very closely what happened in real life.

  • dvikib

    Haven is one of my favorite shows. I think this is
    the right decision for tonight but I do hope Syfy airs the episode
    at some point in the future.

  • don

    tv didnt do this guns did and a sick mind nothing more there shoud be more gun control in the world

  • The Original J

    I wonder how this will likely affect the season finale’s air date/time, since it is the conclusion of a two-parter that begins with the episode that was meant to air tonight.

  • Martin

    Just wondering, does anyone know if any other country is airing haven tonight, like maybe canada. And they would have to get the cast back in to reshoot some scenes if they decided not to air it altogether. Can’t see them airing next weeks episode before this one, especially with the serialised nature of the latter episodes of the season.

  • carigis

    I think this is silly. people have a remote control if they don’t want to watch this thing. put a disclaimer up if you have to but not airing the episode is pointless.

  • Ana

    Good decision SyFy, now maybe you’ll TELL US IF WE’RE GETTING A THIRD SEASON OF ALPHAS!

  • scott

    Calm down people, If you look at the description of the episode for tonight, it talks about them looking for a suspect after a string of murders in a highschool. I would agree pulling this episode is a wise choice just because of the subject matter. It is a great show, with a great cast, just a terrible day and no one needs to be reminded of it tonight from their tv shows.

  • Mom

    I think canceling one show will not stop the violence. The world should try stopping the violent video game industry or horror films first. Also Haven’s episode tonight was not about murdering children, and honestly how many of those people would be watching tv tonight in general….canceling the show I see as trying to be respectful to the people impacted, but the reality Haven did not cause the incident, nor will it encourage that kind of violence it by this episode.

  • USAmerica1st

    A wise, sympathetic move by the Haven bosses. I wish others were as sensitive during times of tragedy.

  • Jason

    We’re always in times of tragedy.


  • Delta

    Horrible decision. Just because the news media is making such a big deal about this doesn’t mean that the SYFY channel has to. This affected the families of 26 people — that’s all. If they don’t want to watch, that’s fine but the rest of the country should have the choice. Instead, the show gets moved one week. How does that really change anything?

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