By Wayne Harada
With Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm slamming the Eastern seaboard today, CBS apparently has decided to switch primetime programming this evening (Oct. 29), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade magazine said that the unprecedented storm, bringing high winds, damaging flooding and incredible ocean waves, has caused CBS to push back tonight’s new episodes till next week.
The programming from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. (7 to 10 p.m. Mainland) shows would instead feature reruns of “How I Met Your Mother,” “Partners,” “2 Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly,” with the Island-filmed “Hawaii Five-0” at 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Mainland) preempted for an hour-long CBS news show on the winter storm, according the Hollywood Reporter. Many of the original shows, including “Five-0,” had Halloween-themed episodes, so expect tricks tonight, treats a week from now.
Thus for Island audieces, still recovering from a weekend tsunami-related evacution Saturday night, will have to wait a week for their weekly “Five-0” fix.
The two-hour comedy block, preceding “Five-0,” will air repeats tonight with original programming resuming next Monday (Nov. 5).
The CW network also was scheduled to hold off on airing new episodes tonight.
ABC had planned to proceed with its live reality show, “Dancing With the Stars,” and NBC told the Hollywood Reporter that it planned no changes planned tonight. (Oct. 29).