'Revolution' Preempted Tonight for News Coverage of Boston Marathon Bombing

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April 15th, 2013


NBC will preempt tonight's scheduled episode of Revolution for a news special about the explosions during today's Boston marathon, TV Line reports. ABC and FOX may pre-empt some programming as well, while CBS plans to air its regular schedule. More details when they become available.

  • Petar Ivanov

    They can air it on tuesday at 9 pm.

  • alexjones

    how are they going to handle the rest of the episodes so they can avoid it running into june will they do a double bill one week or something?

  • Hardline_Pro

    Stupid NBC.

  • BenA

    So sad to hear about this unnecessary tragedy.

  • SJ

    I hope ABC doesn’t preempt Castle as it’s supposed to be in originals through the end of the season, so there’s nowhere to move it. I hope they preempt the Nashville repeat on Wednesday, but it’ll likely be ABC’s resident punching bag called Body of Proof…

  • CrimTV

    Understandable, terrible tragedy in the US today :( Security is now being reviewed for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral and the London Marathon this Sunday

  • Petar Ivanov

    @how are they going to handle the rest of the episodes so they can avoid it running into june will they do a double bill one week or something?

    They will air one episode on tuesday at 9. Its easy. Tomorrow is best day. Not good to air 2 episodes in one week.

  • MichaelChickless

    Huh, now I can watch Dallas live.

  • suliet

    Yes it is a tragedy. However NBC wants to exploit the tragedy as they have done all day. I notice the other networks are not pre-empting any of their line up. Does this make CBS and ABC heartless or NBC just stupid.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Stupid NBC.

    Some people in this site are really stupid nbc haters. What is NBC fault here. terrorist hit again in us nbc make the right call. People lives is most important thing.

  • suliet

    Yep I will be watching Dallas live. I guess I will watch RVL online.



    It’s stupid from NBC that this news coverage will almost certainly score better than Revolution?

  • Petar Ivanov


    I don’t know networks all over the world is airing live………hm what you think now. In my country 5 channels air CNN live from hours.

  • Michael

    I don’t think it’s necessarily cruel that CBS has decided to air their regular schedule programming. News can be seen pretty much anywhere, including practically the entire morning/early afternoon block across primetime.

    With that being said, my prayers and thoughts go out to all the victims of this tragedy. Senseless violence, like always! =(

  • Lisa

    Well, at least now I can watch Dallas live!

  • k:Alex

    Cut ‘Ready for love’ to a Tuesday and Wednesday episode and air Revolution tomorrow on 9PM.

    Cancel the repeat of Chicago Fire.

  • Petar Ivanov


    Talking for ratings in news coverage for terrorists who hit usa and people in boston is new low for some people in this site. Beat if beat revolution than will beat all 10 pm shows. i guess that make you more ‘happy’

  • TV Gord

    suliet, ABC and CBS did indeed interrupt their regular programming, as did Fox.

  • suliet

    I guess the TVBTN might want to switch who will get the higher rating The following or Brian Williams coverage of the Boston Marathon Tragedy.

  • psychic

    I think Revolution is ridiculous, but I certainly wouldn’t have chosen something like this to get rid of it. So sad for Boston.

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