Hurricane Sandy is making her way up the eastern seaboard, but her impact will extend from coast to coast — at least, as far as television scheduling goes. In response to the storm and the many, many televisions that will be without power on Monday night, several networks have opted to postpone the originally planned new episodes in favor of airing repeats. This way, viewers on the east coast can focus on not floating away, instead of worrying about whether their DVRs will still pick up “Gossip Girl.”
CBS will air repeats of its Monday night line-up instead of the new episodes that were scheduled for tonight. That means you’ll have to wait to get your “How I Met Your Mother,” “Partners,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Mike & Molly,” and “Hawaii Five-0” fixes until next week, when the episodes are rescheduled. Repeats of all the comedies will air tonight, while “Hawaii Five-0” will be replaced by storm coverage. “CBS News Special Report: Hurricane Sandy” will air at 10 p.m. EST.
The CW has also opted to hold off on airing its usual Monday fare, so you’ll have to find a way to satisfy your guilty pleasure urges without new “90210” and “Gossip Girl” episodes. Instead, they’ll re-air last week’s episodes (“It’s All Fun And Games” and “Dirty Rotten Scandals,” respectively).
UPDATE 4:00 p.m. EST: ABC still plans to run its “Dancing With The Stars” live broadcast, followed by a new episode of “Castle.” NBC has no programming changes planned, meaning “The Voice” and “Revolution” will air as scheduled, and FOX will air an encore episode of “The X Factor.”
UPDATE 5:30 p.m. EST: NBC has rescheduled its Tuesday, Nov. 30 episodes of “Go On” and “The New Normal” in favor of storm coverage. Keep checking back for more updates!