FOX Pulls New Episodes of ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad’ in Wake of Connecticut School Shooting

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FOX has changed its Sunday schedule this weekend in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut.

New episodes of Family Guy and American Dad that were supposed to air Sunday night will now be replaced by repeats to avoid airing any potentially sensitive content, a network source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

The new episodes were titled “Jesus, Mary and Joseph!” (Family Guy) and “Minstrel Krampus” (American Dad).

The Cleveland Show, which will proceed with its new episode in the 7:30PM time slot, will replace its 7PM repeat, “Die Semi-Hard” with another repeat, “Menace II Secret Society.”

The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers will air new episodes as scheduled.

In April 2011, following a slew of storms and tornadoes that ravaged the South, FOX removed the hurricane-themed crossover episodes of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Showfrom its Sunday schedule.

Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary left 28 people dead, including 20 children.

A number of organizations and funds have since been set up to assist the families of victims and the Newton community.

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