The American TV industry was forced to take action in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut to avoid screening any violent material that could cause offence.
I the days that followed, TV channels across the country made changes to their schedules and issued special warnings prior to violent shows.
HBO delayed the screening of the 2012 crime thriller Contraband over the weekend, replacing it with repeated screenings of Crazy, Stupid. Love and Arthur.
The TLC Network postponed a special entitled Best Funeral Ever, which centred on a Dallas funeral home.
NBC pulled a holiday special featuring The Voice coach Blake Shelton and replaced it with a Michael Buble one instead. The Shelton special had featured an animated scene about a reindeer killing. Continue reading »