“FBI” finale pulled by CBS after a school shooting in Texas
The season finale of the CBS drama “FBI” will not air after Tuesday’s tragic shooting at a Texas elementary school.
The network made the decision to advance season four, titled “Prodigal Son,” because the characters are working to prevent a school shooting. The episode was scheduled to air at 8 p.m. ET.
“While the team investigates a deadly robbery in which the killers were given a hideout with automatic weapons, they discover that one of the perpetrators is a classmate of Jubal’s son who is unwilling to work on the case,” the statement said official synopsis of the episode.
According to TV Line, at 5 p.m. ET, the show’s official Twitter account was still promoting the episode, which “hits too close to home” for the show’s character, Jubal.
The tweet has since been deleted.
The outlet also reported that CBS will repeat the February 1 episode of “FBI” in lieu of the finale.
The Post has reached out to the show’s representatives for comment.
The decision to hold the controversial episode comes just hours after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos allegedly shot and killed at least 14 children and a teacher at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Ramos also reportedly shot his grandmother before he went to school.
“It is believed he got out of his vehicle and entered Robb Primary School in Uvalde with a pistol and also had a rifle, but this has not yet been confirmed,” Abbott told reporters at an independent news conference in Abilene, adding that the shooter attended Uvalde High School.