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." (Read more shooting stories.)

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