Mr. Robot Finale Delayed Over Today's TV Shootings
Episode featured similar scene, network says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2015 4:30 PM CDT
In this image released by USA Network, Rami Malek, left, and Christian Slater appear in a scene from the hacker drama "Mr. Robot."   (AP Photo/USA Network, David Giesbrecht)

(Newser) – USA's Mr. Robot, a critically-acclaimed TV series about a hacker and an anarchist (and featuring Christian Slater in the title role), was supposed to air its season finale tonight—but in light of this morning's on-air journalist killings, the finale is being delayed one week, Mashable reports. "The previously filmed season finale of Mr. Robot contains a graphic scene similar in nature to today's tragic events in Virginia," the network says in a statement. "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."