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

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April 15th, 2013

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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.

 
  • Observer

    Stay classy, CBS.

  • Jack Bauer

    Hate to wonder if the season finale of revolution is going to expand to two hours on May 27th (Memorial Day) or if the finale gets pushed back to June 3rd. How can NBC do such a horrible decision like that?

  • grey

    I’m sorry about the tragedy and the lives lost but other than updates on the status of the victims and or that the perpetrator has been caught the news outlets have covered every angle they can cover and reported everything that can be reported. The networks shouldn’t pre-empt programing.

  • Lisa

    As for when NBC will air the preempted episode of Revolution, IMO tomorrow night would be awful. There’s very little time to get the word out about a new episode airing then. It could be pushed back to a different Tuesday possibly in a few weeks and given some decent promotion instead. Also, I hope Fox doesn’t preempt The Following. I want to see at least one of the two shows I’ve been looking forward to the most for the past week.

  • MichaelChickless

    Any official word on the Revolution reschedule?

  • David

    Living here in Boston obviously all the local affiliates are airing news coverage instead of regular programming. I would imagine ABC will preempt Castle and they can air it in another slot.

    Really with what is going here for us in Boston not really too concerned with pre-emptions.

    Sadly just reported one of the people killed from this was an 8 year old child UGH

  • Oliver

    @Observer

    Stay classy, CBS.

    How does CBS pre-empting their lineup to air a news broadcast help anybody?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @David

    All networks will preemted in Boston no doubt about that.

  • grey

    I think NBC thinks coverage of the tragedy will get better ratings than “Revolution.” :-|

  • Douglas from Brazil

    This is the second time this season that Revolution was preempted due to a tragedy that hit US.Later October was the hurricane that hit East Coast and now a attack in Boston.

  • Michael

    If NBC is going to preempt Revolution, they should just do the same with The Voice!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @How does CBS pre-empting their lineup to air a news broadcast help anybody?

    So lets entertain like barbarians hm….In Europe we called National day of mourning when something like this happens.

  • The End

    Although this event is tragic, if you’re looking for Scifi, there is always Defiance which premieres tonight.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @This is the second time this season that Revolution was preempted due to a tragedy that hit US.Later October was the hurricane that hit East Coast and now a attack in Boston.

    I think all networks preemted than. But now is real tragedy.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @If NBC is going to preempt Revolution, they should just do the same with The Voice!

    3 hours of news is too much. 10 pm is best hour for news. And the voice is live revolutuion isn’t.

  • ashley

    this is dumb why can’t they air the bombings on a news channel instead of cancelling episode 14 of revolution

  • Chris

    I respect NBC’s decision tonight. Hey, Revolution is great, but it’s extremely violent, especially by network television standards. Therefore, in the wake of a tragedy like what happened in Boston, airing such a show is simply too disturbing. It would be for me.

  • Petar Ivanov

    SO many people asked why nbc air brian williams with its pathetic 0.7 rating. THAT IS WHY!

  • CrimTV

    @Peter Ivanov

    Umm, The Voice isn’t live

  • suliet

    Please people back off I understand it is a horrible tragedy and my prayers are with the family and victims. I have watched the news all afternoon and, guess what we still do not know if it is domestic or foreign attack.
    I can watch RVL online.
    The news cycle is a continuos loop as of this moment. I will watch Dallas on TNT. Not trolling this website again, bunch of negative defensive people who hate on every show they do not care for and have a comment on everything. I am out of here, you experts out there in television land have fun predicting the ratings day after day, week after week and what show you all deem fit for your viewing in other words F### off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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