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CBS Postpones Sniper-Themed ‘CSI: Miami’ Episode
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – CBS has postponed an episode of its hit crime drama “CSI: Miami” that deals with a series of shootings by a sniper because of the sniper attacks in the Washington D.C. area, the network said on Wednesday.
A network spokesman said the episode has been filmed but no decision has been made about when it will air. He said that if the sniper shootings had never taken place, the episode would have probably aired this year.
The show in question, first pitched to the network in August, features a sniper shooting people from a Miami high-rise building.
“CSI: Miami,” a spin-off of “CSI,” has proven to be a major hit for CBS in its freshman season. According to Nielsen Media Research, “CSI: Miami” is the No. 5 show of the season to date, and the No. 3 drama.
Last week, film studio 20th Century Fox pulled the sniper thriller, “Phone Booth,” from its Nov. 15 release date.
The movie stars Irish actor Colin Farrell as a man who answers a ringing telephone in a phone booth only to learn he is in the gun sights of a sniper, played by Kiefer Sutherland of television’s “24,” who threatens to shoot if he hangs up.
A new release date for the film has not yet been set.
CBS is a unit of Viacom Inc. and 20th Century Fox is a unit of News Corp. Ltd.