'Frankenstorm' leads CBS to hold off on 'H50' tonight

October 29th, 2012
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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).

3 Responses to “'Frankenstorm' leads CBS to hold off on 'H50' tonight”

  1. AniMatsuri:

    Good move. Now H50 may have a new episode to run in when the other 2 are in reruns one week down the road possible giving them decent ratings then.


  2. clyde:

    Hey Wayne, for what it's worth, the Five-O episode that was pre-empted by Sandy is available "on-demand" for Oceanic subscribers. We watched it Tuesday night.


  3. AniMatsuri:

    If you have an the digital box and not just the analog connection.